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Vocabulary 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
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 explained in purely physical terms
psychopathy
suffering from severe mental or emotional disorder
psychosomatic
disorder where mental or emotional disturbance (within the psyche), especially the unconscious, causes bodily symptoms and perceives pain that is not really there (i.e. a person who fears going to a meeting will suddenly develop a cold or backache and not be able to make it to the meeting. The cold and backache are real, but it is his unconscious that made him susceptible to the cold germs and backache, rather than natural causes)
psychoanalysis
the technique of deeply probing into the unconscious to analyze psychic phenomena and treating emotional disorders, developed by Sigmund Freud (the treatment often involves treatment sessions during which the patient is encouraged to talk freely about personal experiences and especially about early childhood and dreams)
psychoanalyst
one who performs psychoanalysis
psychogenic
of psychic origin
psychotherapy
the treatment for psychogenic or psychosomatic disorders, or for any personality disturbances
psychotherapist
one who practices psychotherapy
orthodontist
one who straightens teeth
pedodontist
specialist in the car of children's teeth
pedodontia
the specialty of children's teeth
periodontist
gum specialist
endodontist
specialist in work on the pulp of the tooth and in-root therapy
exodontist
specialist in teeth extraction
ophthalmology
science of the eye
ophthalmologist
one who specializes in the science of eye
optician
an expert at the eyes (the optician doesn't examine patients instead fills prescriptions according to optometrist or ophthalmologist, grinds lenses to specifications, etc.)
optometry
the specialty of measuring vision
optometrist
one who measures the eye (measure vision, test for glaucoma, prescribe glasses, etc.)
metric system
international decimal system of weights and measures
oculist
physician for the eye (same definition as for ophthalmologist)
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
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 disease are due to internal malfunctions and can be treated by therapy, such as use of medicine or surgery (used to be a disease caused by pressure of the bones on blood vessels and nerves)
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
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 reproduces by laying eggs; roots mean "flat foot"
podium
a place for feet; speaker's platform
chirography
specialty in expert handwriting, or penmanship
chirographer
one who specializes in expert handwriting
graphology
the science of handwriting
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
callipygian
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 (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, turntable) (an instrument for reproducing sounds by the vibration of a stylus of 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)
chiromancer
one who reads palms
geriatrician
one who specializes in the medical care of the elderly
gerentology
the study of aging and the problems of the aged
gerontologist
one who treats the aged
senility
condition of showing signs of very old age
senescence
condition of aging, growing old
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