34 terms

Everday Words Lesson 8 (Terms/Definitions)

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fraternity
a group of persons associated by or as if by ties of brotherhood
Homo sapien
human being
sorority
sisterhood
matriarchy
society ruled by mother or women
paternal
fatherly
fraternal
brotherly
aggravate
to make worse
docile
easy to teach; willing to be led
mollification
appeasement; causing someone to be more favorably inclined
fervid
zealous; extremely hot
congeries
miscellaneous collection
bellipotent
mighty in war
matricide
murder of your mother
mollify
make less rigid or softer; to calm or soothe
patrilineal
based on or tracing descent through the male line
belligerent
, characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight, engaged in war
homicide
murder; the killing of one human being by another
document
support or supply with references, a written account of ownership or obligation
impending
nearing; approaching; about to happen
gravity
a manner that is serious and solemn, (physics) the force of attraction between all masses in the universe
patron
a regular customer
fervent
characterized by intense emotion, extremely hot
suggestive
suggests or implies
bellicose
having or showing a ready disposition to fight
rebel
take part in a rebellion, break with established customs
fervor
feelings of great warmth and intensity
digestion
the breakdown of absorbed substances
emollient
having a softening or soothing effect especially to the skin, soothing or softening remedy (for the skin); ADJ.
recompense
the act of compensating for service or loss or injury
doctor
a licensed medical practitioner,to restore to original or working condition;
sororcide
the killing of one's own sister
paternity
fatherhood, descent from the father
maternal
relating to or derived from one's mother
grave
causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm, a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone)