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Big Dawg Greek Roots Test 1 (1-3)

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acronym
A word formed from the first letter of each word in a series
pseudonym
(n.) a pen name, name assumed by a writer
anonymous
of an unknown source or unrevealed name
antonym
a word that means the opposite of another word
patronymic
name derived from a paternal ancestor
eponym
a person whose name is, or is thought to be, the source of the name of something
homonym
a word spelled exactly like another word, but having a different meaning
onomatopoeia
A word that imitates the sound it represents.
Neolithic
of, relating to, or denoting the later part of the Stone Age,
neolatry
worship of the new
neologism
new word or expression
neophyte
beginner
Neanderthal
Closest extinct human relative.
neonatal
pertaining to newborn
neophobia
fear of new things
neoplasia
the new and abnormal development of cells that may be benign or malignant
dermatologist
skin doctor
epidermis
Outer layer of skin
hypodermic
injected under the skin
dermatitis
inflammation of the skin
taxidermy
stuffing and mounting dead animals
pachyderm
thick-skinned animal
endermic
medicine that is to be rubbed on the skin and absorbed by the body
epidermal
pertaining to upon the skin
typology
the study and interpretation of types and symbols, originally especially in the Bible.
typography
The style and appearance of printed matter.
prototype
an original model on which later versions are patterned
phenotype
An organism's physical appearance, or visible traits.
stereotype
A generalized belief about a group of people
atypical
unlike the typical
archetype
A detail, image, or character type that occurs frequently in literature and myth and is thought to appeal in a universal way to the unconscious and to evoke a response
serotype
Representatives of a species that stimulate a distinct pattern of antibody responses
polyglot
a speaker of many languages
glossary
A place in the back of the book that gives the definitions or tell the meaning of certain words in the book.
epiglottis
A flap of tissue that seals off the windpipe and prevents food from entering.
glottal
vocal folds
monoglot
knowing only one language
gloss
try to conceal or disguise (something embarrassing or unfavorable) by treating it briefly or representing it misleadingly.
aglossia
absence of a tongue
glossectomy
removal of the tongue
petracide
destruction of ancient stone buildings or monuments
petrified
so frightened as to be unable to move
petrography
the description and systematic classification of rocks
petroleum
a liquid mixture of hydrocarbons that is present in certain rock strata
petroglyph
a carving on a rock
Petrichor
The smell of earth after rain.
petrous
like a rock, hard, stony
petrogram
a drawing or painting on a rock
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.