Words Derived from Greek [part 2]

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polygamy

marriage to several people at the same time

monosyllabic

having one syllable

polysyllabic

having more than three syllables

monologue

long speech by one person

paleonthology

Study of fossils

petrology

the study of rocks

theology

the study of religion

dichotomy

cutting or division into two; division

lobotomy

brain surgery for treatment of certain mental disorders

chiropodist

one who treats ailments of the human foot

podiatrist

chiropodist

homogenous

Of the same kind

heterogenous

composed of different kinds, diverse

homonym

word that sounds like another but differs in meaning and spelling

heteronym

word spelled like another, but differing in sound and meaning

heterodox

not in agreement with accepted beliefs; holding unorthodox opinions

hyperbole

Exaggeration

exoteric

known externally; readily understandable

anarchy

total absence of rule or government; confusion; disorder

matriarchy

form of social organization in which the mother rules the family or tribe, descent being traced through the mother

antipathy

aversion; dislike

apathy

a lack of feeling, emotion, or interest

empathy

an understanding of another's feelings

pathetic

causing sadness, compassion, pity; touching

psychopathic

pertaining to mental disease; insane

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