Greek Roots Vocabulary 1-5

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Phil (Philo)

loving; fond of

Philanthropist

lover of mankind

Philanthropy

love of mankind

philately

Collection and study of stamps (Philatelist: lover of stamps)

philharmonic

pertaining to a musical organization such as a symphony orchestra (originally: 'loving music')

philhellenism

support of Greece or the Greeks

Philogyny

love of women (philogynist: lover of women)

Philology

study/love of language (Philologian: lover of language)

Philosopher

lover of wisdom

Anglophile

supporter of England or the English

bibliophile

lover of books

Francophile

supporter of France of the French

misanthrope

Hater of mankind (Misanthropy: hatred of mankind)

misogamy

hatred of marriage

misogyny

hatred of women

misology

hatred of argument or discussion

misoneism

hatred of anything new

macro

large; long

micro

small

macrocosm

great world; universe

macron

horizontal mark indicating that the vowel over which it is placed is long

macroscopic

large enough to be visible by the naked eye

microbe

microscopic life form; microorganism

microbicide

agent that destorys microbes

Microcosm

little world

microdont

Having small teeth

microfilm

Film of very small size

micrometer

Instrument for measuring very short distances

microscopic

Invisible to the naked eye

microwave

very short electromagnetic wave

Phobia/Phobe

Fear

acrophobia

fear of height

agoraphobia

fear of open spaces

Anglophobe

dislike of England (Germanophobe: dislike or Germany)

claustrophobia

fear of confined spaces

hydrophobia

fear of water

monophobia

fear of being alone

photophobia

morbid aversion to light

xenophobia

aversion of foreigners

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