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20 terms

Root Words #3 (bene/bon & mater/pater)

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patrician
person of high birth, as descending from founding fathers
patron
a supporter, like one's father
patriarch
male head of a family
pattern
a model worthy of copying, like a father
patronym
a name taken from one's father
maternity
motherhood
matricide
murder of a mother by her child
matrimony
marrying a woman to make her a mother
matrix
the place where mother occurs; womb
alma mater
fostering mother, school
bounteous
good and plentiful
bona fide
in good faith, genuine
benediction
good words, blessing
bonanza
good, rich ore deposit, anything yielding abundance
bonus
an extra reward for goodness
benevolent
good-doing; kind
bon vivant
a lover of good things, especially food
beneficiary
one who receives good things
benign
gentle, good, harmless
benefactor
one who gives good things