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Sophomore Greek Roots Unit 1 : Dyn, Arch, Arch

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dynamo
generator for producing electricity; energetic person
Aerodynamics
The study of forces and the resulting motion of objects through the air.
dynamite
a powerful explosive
Dynasty
A series of rulers from the same family
Thermodynamics
The study of energy transformations that occur in a collection of matter.
dynamic
active, energetic, forceful
Psychodynamic
how behavior springs from unconscious drives and conflicts
Dynamis
act of power
Oligarchy
A government ruled by a few powerful people
Patriarchal
relating to a society in which men hold the greatest legal and moral authority
Hierarachy
a group of persons or things arranged in order, rank, or grade
matriarch
female head of the family
monarch
king or queen
archivist
a person who maintains and is in charge of archives.
arch
a curved symmetrical structure spanning an opening and typically supporting the weight of a bridge, roof, or wall above it.
archives
public records; place where public records are kept
Anatomy
The study of body structure
atomizer
device for converting a liquid to a fine spray
gastrectomy
surgical removal of part or all of the stomach
lobotomy
surgery to remove a portion of the brain
tracheotomy/tracheostomy
an incision in the windpipe made to relieve an obstruction to breathing
dichotomy
a division into two parts
tonsilectomy
surgical removal of the tonsils
Hematoma
a solid swelling of clotted blood within the tissues.
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