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Alvey Vocabulary Set 3

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Psyche
mental life; the spiritual or non-physical aspect of one's existence
Psychiatrist
one who heals the mind
Psychologist
one who studies the mind
psychology
the science or study of the mind
psychological
adjective of psychology
psychic
n. one who posses a "sixth sense," a special gift of mind reading, or any mysterious abilities or powers adj. - phenomena or qualities that cannot be explain in purely physical terms
psychopathy
suffering from severe or emotional disorder
psychopathic
adjective of psychopathy
psychosomatic
disorder where mental or emotional disturbance (within the psyche), especially the unconscious, causes bodily symptoms and perceives pain that is not really there
psychoanalysis
the technique of deeply probing in the unconscious to analyze psychic phenomena and treating emotional disorders, developed by Sigmund Freud
psychoanalyst
one who performs psychoanalysis
psychogenic
of psychic origin
psychotherapy
the treatment for psychogenic of psychosomatic disorders, or for any personality disturbances
psychotherapeutic
adjective of psychotherapy
psychotherapist
one who practices psychotherapy
orthodontist
one who straightens teeth
pedodontist
specialist in the care of children's teeth
pedodontia
the specialty of children's teeth
pedodontic
adjective of pedodontia
periodontist
gum specialist
endodontist
specialist in work on the pulp of the tooth and in root-canal therapy
exodontist
specialist in teeth extraction
ophthalmology
science of the eye
ophthalmological
adjective of ophthalmology
ophthalmologist
one who specializes in the science of the eye
optician
an expert at the eyes
optical
adjective of optician
optometry
the specialty of measuring vision
optometric or optometrical
adjective of optometry
optometrist
one who measures the eye
metric system
international decimal system of weights and measures
oculist
physician for the eye
ocular
pertaining to the eye
inoculate
to puncture an "eye" or hole in your skin, through which serum is injected to protect against disease
monocle
lens for one eye
binoculars
field glasses that increase the range of two eyes
thermometer
instrument to measure heat
barometer
instrument to measure atmospheric pressure
barometric
adjective of barometer
sphygmomanometer
instrument to measure blood pressure
osteopath
practitioner of healing by treating the bones
osteopathy
a system of medical practice based on a theory that diseases are due to internal malfunctions and can be treated by therapy, such as use of medicine or surgery
osteopathic
adjective of osteopathy
chiropodist
synonym of podiatrist
chiropody
synonym of podiatry
chiropractor
one who heals with the hands
chiropractic
specialty of healing with the hands
podiatrist
one who heals the feet
podiatry
the practice of healing feet
podiatric
adjective of podiatry
octopus
eight-armed (eight-footed) sea creature
tripod
three-legged stand for a camera or other device
platypus
strange water mammal in Australia with a duck's bill, webbed feet, and a beaver-like tail that reproduced by laying eggs; roots mean "flat foot"
podium
a place for feet; speaker's platform
chirography
specialty in expert handwriting, or penmanship
chirographic
adjective of chirography
chirographer
one who specializes in expert handwriting
graphology
the science of handwriting
graphological
adjective of graphology
graphologist
one who analyzes handwriting
calligraphy
beautiful writing: penmanship as an artistic expression
calligrapher
one who specializes in calligraphy - called upon to design and write announcements, place cards, etc., as a touch of elegance
calligraphic
adjective of calligraphy
calliphygian
having shapely or beautiful buttocks
cacography
bad handwriting
cardiograph
heart writer (an instrument that produces an electronic record of the heartbeat)
photograph
written by light by light (the art or process of producing images on a sensitized surface (as a film) by the action of radiant energy and especially light)
phonograph
sound writer (record player, turn table) (an instrument for reproducing sounds by the vibration of a stylus or needle following a spiral groove on a revolving disc or cylinder)
telegraph
distance writer (an instrument for distance communication by coded signals:; esp. electric transmission signals over wire)
biography
life writing ( an account of the life of something, esp. a person's life)
chiromancy
palm reading (art or practice of reading a person's character or future from the lines on the hand)
chiromantic
adjective of chiromancy
chiromancer
one who reads palm
geriatrician
one who specializes in the medical care of the elderly
gerontology
the study of agin and the problems of the aged
gerontological
adjective of gerentology
gerontologist
one who treats the aged
sinility
condition of showing signs of very old age
senile
adjective of senility
senescence
condition of aging, growing old
senescent
adjective of senescence
senior
older (as an adjective or noun)
seniority
condition of being older
senate
originally a council of older, presumably wiser, citizens
adolescent
growing into an adult
convalescent
growing healthy again
obsolescent
growing or becoming obsolete