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Vocabulary from Classical Roots: Book C: Lesson 3

Roots: mater, matris, pater, patris, frater, fratris, avunculus, avunculi, uxor, uxoris, gamos
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Matrix
The surroundings within which something begins or develops (Researchers use a ~ of nutritious gelatin to grow bacteria in laboratories)
Matriarchy
A society ruled or controlled by women (Anthropological research suggests that the early society of Crete was a ~)
Matriculate
To register as a student at a college or university (Oberlin was the first American college to allow both women and men to ~)
Patriarch (1)
The male head of a family or tribe (The ~ was honored as the chief historian of the tribe)
Patriarch (2)
An Old Testament ancestor (Jacob was the ~ of the twelve tribes of Israel)
Patriarch (3)
A founding father or wise man (Americans look upon George Washington as their ~)
Patrimony
A family inheritance (Islamic law allows a woman to retain all rights to her ~ when she marries)
Patronage (1)
Support; encouragement (Political contenders vie for the ~ of wealthy citizens)
Patronage (2)
Business clientele; customers (Because of its efficiency and courtesy the new bank has attracted the ~ of many business people)
Patronize (1)
To go to regularly (We ~ the local grocery store)
Patronize (2)
To treat someone as an inferior ("Don't ~ me," the patient said when the doctor dismissed her questions)
Patronymic
Name derived from a paternal ancestor (Peterson is the ~ of Peter's son)
Fraternal
Pertaining to brothers; brotherly (Although separated for many years, the brothers still retained a fierce ~ loyalty)
Fraternize (1)
To be friendly with (The new teacher soon ~ easily with her colleagues)
Fraternize (2)
To socialize with an enemy population (Warning the troops not to ~, the commander declared off limits all taverns and restaurants in the occupied town)
Avuncular
Like an uncle (We appreciated his ~ gestures like trips to the ball part and treats of ice cream)
Uxorious
Dominated by one's wife (The ~ husband catered to his wife's every whim)
Bigamy
Marriage to two mates (Mr. Rochester would have committed ~ if he had married Jane Eyre while his wife was still alive)
Monogamy
Marriage to a single mate (The Constitution recognizes ~ as the only legal form of marriage in the United States)