36 terms

Word Clues Lesson 2

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poly-
many
gon
angle
homo-
same
gen, gon
kind; race
gyn, gyne, gynaec, gynec
women
arch, archi
rule; govern
olig
few
dem
people
hetero
various; unlike
archae-, archa-
ancient
log
idea; study
pan-, panto-
all
archetype
an original model or pattern
anarchy
a state of society without government or law.
archaeology
the study of ancient peoples
demagogue
a leader of the people
genesis
beginning; origin
octagon
an eight-sided polygon
polygon
a closed plane figure bounded by straight sides
gynarchy
government by woman
gynephobia
abnormal fear of women
logogram
letter or symbol used to represent an entire word
heterodox
unorthodox
heterogeneous
Different in kind
homogeneous
of the same kind
homonym
a word spelled exactly like another word, but having a different meaning
oligarchy
form of government in which a few people have the power
oligophagous
eating only a few kinds of food
panorama
an unbroken view of a wide area
epidemic
the rapid spread of a disease among many people
pandemic
spread throughout a wide geographic area; worldwide
endemic
native to a particular country or among a particular group
misogynist
one who hates women
genealogy
family history
diagonal
(geometry) a straight line connecting any two vertices of a polygon that are not adjacent
eulogy
a speech or writing in praise of a person or thing,