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Words Derived from Greek [part 2]

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polygamy
marriage to several people at the same time
monosyllabic
having one syllable
polysyllabic
having more than three syllables
monologue
long speech by one person
paleonthology
Study of fossils
petrology
the study of rocks
theology
the study of religion
dichotomy
cutting or division into two; division
lobotomy
brain surgery for treatment of certain mental disorders
chiropodist
one who treats ailments of the human foot
podiatrist
chiropodist
homogenous
Of the same kind
heterogenous
composed of different kinds, diverse
homonym
word that sounds like another but differs in meaning and spelling
heteronym
word spelled like another, but differing in sound and meaning
heterodox
not in agreement with accepted beliefs; holding unorthodox opinions
hyperbole
Exaggeration
exoteric
known externally; readily understandable
anarchy
total absence of rule or government; confusion; disorder
matriarchy
form of social organization in which the mother rules the family or tribe, descent being traced through the mother
antipathy
aversion; dislike
apathy
a lack of feeling, emotion, or interest
empathy
an understanding of another's feelings
pathetic
causing sadness, compassion, pity; touching
psychopathic
pertaining to mental disease; insane