36 terms

Everyday Words Lesson 20 (terms / definitions)

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android
an automaton that resembles a human being
canonize
add in the canon or calendar of the saints
gynecology
the branch of medicine that deals with the diseases and hygiene of women
hydrant
street pipe for water
misoneism
hatred of change or innovation
sympathy
an inclination to support or be loyal to or to agree with an opinion
philanthropy
voluntary promotion of human welfare
glossary
brief explanation of words used in the text
heiroglyphics
a system of writing using symbols and signs
psychiatrist
doctor who treats mental diseases
antonym
a word opposite in meaning to another
petroleum
a dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbons
canonical
conforming to orthodox or recognized rules
misogynist
one who hates women/females
antipathy
a feeling of intense dislike
hydraulic
Involving the moving of water, of the force exerted by water in motion.
androgynous
having both male and female characteristics
podiatrist
a specialist in care for the feet
polyglot
a person who speaks more than one language
gynarchy
government by women
anthropomorphism
the representation of objects (especially a god) as having human form or traits, the representation of objects (especially a god) as having human form or traits
hierarchy
a group organized by rank
petrous
hard, stone-like, rocky
anonymous
Of unknown authorship.
pediatrician
a specialist in the care of babies
misogamy
hatred of marriage
homonym
words having the same sound but different meanings
polyandry
having more than one husband at a time, having more than one husband at a time
anthropology
the social science that studies the origins and social relationships of human beings
misanthrope
someone who dislikes people in general
psychiatrist
doctor who treats mental diseases
empathize
be understanding of
synonym
A word having the same or almost the same meaning as some other.
petrified
so frightened as to be unable to move
hydrofoil
a device consisting of a flat or curved piece (as a metal plate) so that its surface reacts to the water it is passing through
canon
a rule or especially body of rules or principles generally established as valid and fundamental in a field or art or philosophy