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Big Dawg Greek Quiz (5-7)

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Mimesis
imitation
mimeograph
a duplicating machine that uses a type of stencil to reproduce written material
mimic
a person who does imitations; (v.) to imitate; to make fun of
mimotype
A plant, or animal, resembling in many respects another one from which it is systematically distinct
neuralgia
nerve pain
neural
pertaining to the nerves
neurologist
A physician skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of disease of the nervous system.
neurotic
suffering from a nervous disorder
neuropathic
pain as a result of damage to or dysfunction of nervous system
neurasthenia
nervous exhaustion
neuroma
nerve tumor
neurotransmitter
chemical messengers that cross the synaptic gaps between neurons
cryptic
puzzling, mystifying, or enigmatic
crypt
a hidden tomb or vault
cryptarch
a secret ruler
cryptotoxic
Having poisons whose actions are unknown/hidden
cryptonym
a secret name
cryptographer
specialist in writing and deciphering codes
apocryphal
of questionable authority or authenticity
encryption
a process of encoding messages to keep them secret, so only "authorized" parties can read it.
optometrist
a person skilled in testing for defects of vision in order to prescribe corrective glasses
opthamalogist
physician who specializes in diagnosing and treating defects, injuries, and diseases of the eye
optician
specialist who fills prescriptions for lenses
optical
pertaining to vision
gamete
specialized cell involved in sexual reproduction
bigamist
One who has two spouses at the same time.
Polygamy
having more than one spouse at a time
agamy
Absence or nonrecognition of the marriage relation or no marriage
homogamy
marriage between people with the same social characteristics
misogamist
Someone who hates marriage
polyandrist
The marriage of a woman to several (more than two) men at the same time
syngamy
Free interbreeding between organisms
orthodox
in agreement with established or generally accepted beliefs or ways of doing things
orthodontia
specialty of tooth straightening
orthogonal
Having or determined by right angles; perpendicular
orthographic
the view of an object when you look at the top, front, back, left, right.
orthography
the conventional spelling system of a language
orthopedics
branch of medicine dealing with the muscular and skeletal systems and their problems
orthophony
The art of correct articulation, voice training
orthoptics
Retraining of muscles that control vision.
ataxia
lack of muscle coordination
Syntax
The arrangement of words and phrases to create well-formed sentences in a language.
tactic
strategy
Taxonomy
The scientific study of how living things are classified
hypotaxia
a condition of weak or imperfect coordination
phobotaxis
a random avoiding reaction in response to a distasteful stimulus
taxidermist
a craftsman who stuffs and mounts the skins of animals for display
heterotaxic
Abnormally placed or arranged
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