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19 terms

Words Derived From Greek (21-22)

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anarchy
total absence of rule or government; confusion; disorder
autarchy
rule by an absolute sovereign
hierarchy
body of rulers or officials grouped in ranks, each being subordinate to the rank above it; pecking order
matriarchy
form of social organization in which the mother rules the family or tribe, descent being traced through the mother
monarchy
state ruled over by a single person, as a king or queen
oligarchy
form of government in which a few people have the power
patriarchy
for of social organization in which the father rules the family or tribe, descent being traced through the father.
geocentric
measured from the earth's center; having the earth as a center
geodetic
pertaining to geodesy (mathematics dealing with the earth's shape and dimensions
geography
study of the earth's surface, climate, continents, people, products, etc.
geology
science dealing with earth's surface as recorded in rocks
geometry
mathematics dealing with lines, angles, surfaces, and solids (literally means, "measurement of land")
geomorphic
pertaining to the shape of the earth or the form of its surface
geophysics
science treating the forces that modify the earth
geopolitics
study of government and its policies as affected by physical geography
geoponics
art or science of agriculture (literally, "working the earth")
georgic
adj. agricultural
n. poem on husbandry
geotropism
response to earth's gravity, as the growing of roots downward in the ground
apogee
farthest point from the earth in the orbit of a heavenly body; culmination