Words Derived From Greek (21-22)

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anarchy

total absence of rule or government; confusion; disorder

autarchy

rule by an absolute sovereign

hierarchy

body of rulers or officials grouped in ranks, each being subordinate to the rank above it; pecking order

matriarchy

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

monarchy

state ruled over by a single person, as a king or queen

oligarchy

form of government in which a few people have the power

patriarchy

for of social organization in which the father rules the family or tribe, descent being traced through the father.

geocentric

measured from the earth's center; having the earth as a center

geodetic

pertaining to geodesy (mathematics dealing with the earth's shape and dimensions

geography

study of the earth's surface, climate, continents, people, products, etc.

geology

science dealing with earth's surface as recorded in rocks

geometry

mathematics dealing with lines, angles, surfaces, and solids (literally means, "measurement of land")

geomorphic

pertaining to the shape of the earth or the form of its surface

geophysics

science treating the forces that modify the earth

geopolitics

study of government and its policies as affected by physical geography

geoponics

art or science of agriculture (literally, "working the earth")

georgic

adj. agricultural
n. poem on husbandry

geotropism

response to earth's gravity, as the growing of roots downward in the ground

apogee

farthest point from the earth in the orbit of a heavenly body; culmination

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