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25 terms

Words Dervied from Greek [Part 1]

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acrophobia
fear of being at great height
agoraphobia
fear of open spaces
claustrophobia
fear of enclosed or narrow spaces
hydrophobia
fear of water; rabies
xenophobia
fear of foreigners
philanthropist
Lover of humanity; person active in promoting human welfare
philogyny
Love of women
philology
study (love) of language and literature
bibliophile
Lover of books
misanthrope
Hater of humanity
misogamy
hatred of marraige
misogyny
hatred of woman
dysentery
inflammation of the large intestine
dyspepsia
difficult digestion
eulogize
write or speak in praise of someone
euphemism
a mild, indirect, or vague term substituting for a harsh, blunt, or offensive term
euphoria
sense of great happiness or well-being
euthanasia
controversial practice of mercifully putting to death a person suffering from an incurable, painfully distressing disease
macrocosm
great world; universe
amoral
not moral; without a sense of moral responsibility
amorphous
Having no definite form or distinct shape
anomaly
abnormality
anonymous
nameless
atheism
the belief that there is no god
monogamy
marriage with one mate at a time