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40 terms

Greek Roots Vocabulary 1-5

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Phil (Philo)
loving; fond of
Philanthropist
lover of mankind
Philanthropy
love of mankind
philately
Collection and study of stamps (Philatelist: lover of stamps)
philharmonic
pertaining to a musical organization such as a symphony orchestra (originally: 'loving music')
philhellenism
support of Greece or the Greeks
Philogyny
love of women (philogynist: lover of women)
Philology
study/love of language (Philologian: lover of language)
Philosopher
lover of wisdom
Anglophile
supporter of England or the English
bibliophile
lover of books
Francophile
supporter of France of the French
mis
Hate
misanthrope
Hater of mankind (Misanthropy: hatred of mankind)
misogamy
hatred of marriage
misogyny
hatred of women
misology
hatred of argument or discussion
misoneism
hatred of anything new
macro
large; long
micro
small
macrocosm
great world; universe
macron
horizontal mark indicating that the vowel over which it is placed is long
macroscopic
large enough to be visible by the naked eye
microbe
microscopic life form; microorganism
microbicide
agent that destorys microbes
Microcosm
little world
microdont
Having small teeth
microfilm
Film of very small size
micrometer
Instrument for measuring very short distances
microscopic
Invisible to the naked eye
microwave
very short electromagnetic wave
Phobia/Phobe
Fear
acrophobia
fear of height
agoraphobia
fear of open spaces
Anglophobe
dislike of England (Germanophobe: dislike or Germany)
claustrophobia
fear of confined spaces
hydrophobia
fear of water
monophobia
fear of being alone
photophobia
morbid aversion to light
xenophobia
aversion of foreigners