Vocabulary From Classical Roots Book C, Lesson 3 and 4

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matrix

the surroundings which something develops

matriarchy

a society controlled by women

matriculate

to register as a student at a college or university

patriarch

the male head of family or tribe

patrimony

a family inheritance

patronage

support; encouragement

patronize

to treat something inferiorly, to go to regularly

patronymic

name from an ancestor

fraternal

brotherly

fraternize

to be friendly with

avuncular

like an uncle

familial

having to do with the family

uxorious

dominated by ones wife

bigamy

marriage to two mates

monogamy

marriage to a single mate

puerile

immature

orthopedics

branch of medicine treating skeletal and movement issues

pedagogue

a teacher

pedant

one who doesn't look deeply into things, a scholarly show-off

entity

real or independent existence

nonentity

a person or thing with no importance

essence

the basic element, a perfume

moribund

about to die or end

mortify

to shame, to discipline by denial

postmortem

an autopsy, analysis of something thats over

euthanasia

painlessly killing a suffering person or animal

innate

born with

naive

unsophisticated, gullible

nascent

coming into existence

renaissance

rebirth

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