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Units 18-20 vocab & roots (haskett)

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incognito
disguised other than oneself
cognitive
relating to the processes of thought
cognizant
aware
sophisticate
one well-traveled and knowledgable about culture, etiquette, and/or fashion
sophistry
use of trickery and false logic in agruments
sophomoric
not highly developed; crude
nominal
in name only; not completely true
denomination
subcatergory or subgroup
nomenclature
official system of naming
synonymous
meaning the same as
anonymous
noy revealing one's identity
antonym
a word that means the opposite of another word
matron
a married woman
maternal
having the qualities of a mother; motherly
matriculate
to enroll in a degree program, especially at a college
patronize
to regularly visit or give business to; to talk down, condescend
paternal
having the qualities of a father
patricide
the murder of a father
expatriate
a person living outside his or her native country
filial
having to do with a son
affiliate
one related to or associated with
progenitor
the founder of a line or race
progeny
children or descendants
genealogy
the study of families and descendants
magnitude
greatness of size, strength, or importance
magnate
an important, powerful person in business
maxim
a brief statement that conveys a general truth
diminish
to make smaller, lessen
miniscule
tiny
minute
extremely small; insignificant
microscopic
done with attention to small details
microcosm
a small model of a larger pattern or place
megalopolis
a very large city
megalomaniac
one who believes him or herself all-powerful or indestructible
cogn
to know
soph
wise
nomen
name
onym
name
matr
mother
patr
father
fil
son, child
gen
give birth to, create
magn
large, great
maxim
largest, greatest
min
less, to lesson
micro
small
mega
large