36 terms

Everyday Words Lesson 23 (terms / definitions)

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technocracy
a form of government in which scientists and technical experts are in control
scopophobia
Fear of being seen or stared at.
philanthropy
charity; love of mankind
chIromancer
fortuneteller who predicts your future by the lines on your palms
neoteric
recent in origin; new.
autotrophic
produces its own food
chromatic
belonging, relating to, or abounding in color.
odontalgia
tooth pain
pandemonium
a state of extreme confusion and disorder
evangelize
preach the gospel (to)
prognosis
a prediction of the course of a disease
heterodox
characterized by departure from accepted beliefs or standards
angelic
having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub
chromosome
a threadlike body in the cell nucleus that carries the genes in a linear order
demonic
extremely evil or cruel
heterosexual
sexually attracted to members of the opposite sex
orthodontist
a dentist specializing in the prevention or correction of irregularities of the teeth
acrophobia
a morbid fear of great heights
chirology
telling fortunes by lines on the palm of the hand
gynocracy
government by women
agnostic
a person who doubts truth of religion
neologism
a newly invented word or phrase
philharmonic
devoted to or appreciative of music
philander
To play at courtship with a woman; one who "womanizes"
autotrophic
produces its own food
hemophobia
An abnormal fear of blood.
chirography
study of handwriting or penmanship
pedodontist
a dentist who specializes in the care of children's teeth
polychromatic
having or exhibiting many colors
demonize
to make [something] seem to have excessively negative qualities
democracy
a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them
diagnosed
examined, identified
claustrophobic
exhibiting a fear of enclosed spaces
philadelphia
the largest city in Pennsylvania; "city of love"
neophyte
any new participant in some activity
atrophy
any weakening or degeneration (especially through lack of use)