36 terms

Everyday Words Lesson 26 (terms / definitions

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aqueous
similar to or containing or dissolved in water
civilize
raise from a barbaric to a civilized state
fratricide
the act of murdering your own brother or sister
legislature
alawmaking branch of government
mediation
negotiation to resolve differences conducted by some impartial party
population
a group of organisms of the same species populating a given area
algaecide
an agent used to kill algae
aristocracy
the most powerful members of a society
judicial
relating to the administration of justice or the function of a judge
matriarch
a female head of a family or tribe
paternal
relating to or characteristic of or befitting a parent
territory
an area of knowledge or interest
adjudicate
put on trial or hear a case and sit as the judge at the trial of
intermediary
a negotiator who acts as a link between parties
aqueduct
an artificial channel for conveying water
herbicide
a chemical agent that destroys plants or inhibits their growth
matrimony
the ceremony or sacrament of marriage
popularize
make understandable to the general public
fraternization
associating with others in a brotherly or friendly way
incivility
deliberate discourtesy
territorial
of or relating to the local vicinity
delegation
a group of representatives
patronym
a name derived from a father or ancestor; a surname or family name
autocracy
a political theory favoring unlimited authority by a single individual
mediator
a negotiator who acts as a link between parties
insecticide
a chemical used to kill insects
underpopulated
having a lower population density than normal or desirable
terraqueous
consisting of land and water, as the earth.
patriarch
the male head of family or tribe
patriotic
inspired by love of country
citizenship
being loyal to a particular nation and enjoying its rights and protections
aquaculture
rearing aquatic animals or cultivating aquatic plants for food
fungicide
any agent that destroys or prevents the growth of fungi
incisive
having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions, suitable for cutting or piercing
terrestrial
operating or living or growing on land
legitimate
authorized, sanctioned by, or in accordance with law