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Sophomore Greek Roots Unit 5 : Cau/Caus/Caust, Lith/Lit,Pol/Polis

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caustic
biting in wit
Holocaust
a large-scale destruction, especially by fire; a vast slaughter; a burnt offering
cauterize
to burn with a hot iron or a chemical to destroy abnormal tissue and/or to stop infection and/or bleeding
causalgia
persistent, severe burning pain that usually follows an injury to a sensory nerve
cauter
A hot iron for searing
caustobiolith
A combustible organic rock, such as coal peat
cauterant
Any material that is caustic or destructive of viable tissue
photocautherization
A procedure in which tissue is destroyed by using a light beam; such as, a laser
megalith
huge stone
Lithosphere
the rigid outer part of the earth, consisting of the crust and upper mantle.
Lithography
The process or method of printing from a metal or stone surface
litholatry
Worship of stones
lithotype
In engraving, an etched stone surface for printing.
monolith
A large uniform block of a single building material; such as, concrete pieced together with others to form a building or other stone-like structure
zoolith
An animal fossil
lithium
a silver-white metallic element
cosmopolitan
worldly; sophisticated
geopolitical
relating to politics, especially international relations, as influenced by geographical factors
impolitic
Not wise or expedient; not politic
necropolis
A cemetery; especially a large, elaborate, or ancient one; literally, "city of the dead
polity
The form of government of a nation, state, church, or organization
metropolitan
having to do with a city and its surrounding communities
parasitopolis
a city that is over-developed and economically non-productive
technopolis
A society dominated by technology