30 terms

Vocab. sections 3&4

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Matrix
The surroundings within which something begins or develops
Matriarchy
A society ruled or controlled by women
Matriculate
To register as a student in a college on university
Patriarch
1. The Male head of a family or tribe
2. An Old Testament ancestor
3. A founding father or wise man
Patrimony
A family inheritance
Patronage
1. Support; encouragement
2. Business clientele; customers
Patronize
1. To go regularly
2. To treat as an inferior
Patronymic
Name derived from paternal ancestor
Fraternal
Pertaining to brother; brotherly
Fraternize
1. To be friendly with
2. To socialize with an enemy population
Avuncular
Like an uncle
Familial
Having to do with family
Uxorious
Dominated by one's wife
Bigamy
To have two spouses
Monogamy
To have one spouse
Orthopedics
Skeletal medicine
Pedagogue
Teacher
Pedant
Scholarly show-off
Entity
Something with real or independent existence
Nonentity
A person or thing of no importance
essence
Identifying characteristic
Moribund
About to die or end
Mortify
To shame
Postmortem
An autopsy
Euthanasia
The act of painlessly killing a suffering person or animal; Mercy killing
Innate
Possessed at birth
Naive
Childlike, unsophisticated, gullible
Nascent
Emerging
Renaissance
A rebirth; a renewal
Puerile
Childish; immature