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Glossary of English Greek words

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Phobia
"fear" "dislike"

aracnaphobia -- fear of spiders

xenophobia -- fear of foreigners
Phil
"loving" "fond of"

bibliophile -- lover of books

Philanthropy -- love of humanity
mis
"hate" opposite of phil

mosanthrope -- hater of humanity

misogyny-- hatred of women
dys
"bad" "ill" "difficult"

dyslexia -- bad eyes

dysphoria -- sense of unhappiness
eu
"good" "well"

eulogize -- write or speak praise of someone

euphemism -- saying potty instead of toliet, saying fudge instead of the f-word.
macro
"large" "long"

macrocosm -- big world/ universe.
macroscopic -- visible to the naked eye.
micro
"small" "minute"

microorganism -- small tiny plant or animal.

microscopic: not visible to the naked eye.
a(an)
"not" "without"

Amoral -- without a sense of moral responsibility.

anomaly--deviation from the common rule, from the "norm"
mono(mon)
"one" "singlie"

monologue-- speech by one person
poly
"many"

polygot -- speaking several languages.

polytheism -- belief in more than one god
logy
"science" "study of"

anthropology -- science dealing with the origins or race and beliefs or man kind.
bio
"life"

biology -- study of living organisms.

biometry -- statistical calculation of the probable denation of human life.
tomy(tom)
"cutting" "incision"

dictomy -- cutting into two.

lobotomy -- brain surgery that treats mental disorders.

tome--one volume of a book.
pod
"foot"

dipody -- line of poetry consisting of two feet.

podiatrist -- foot doctor
homo
"alike"

homogeneous -- of the same kind, similar.

homonym -- words that sound the same, but have a different meaning.
hetero
"differnt"

heterogeneous--differeng kind, dissimilar, varied.

heteronym: word that is spelled like another, but differs in sound and meaning.
archy
"rule"

anarchy -- no rule

matriarchy -- women rule
geo
"earth" "ground"

geopolitics -- study of gevernment and its policies as affected by physical geograpghy.

geology -- the study of rocks
path (path pathy)
"feeling" "suffering"

apathy -- lack of feeling, emotion

empathy -- the complete understanding of another's feelings, motivation.
morph
"form"

amorphous -- without definaite form.

metamorphous -- change of form.
peri
"around" "about" "near"
"enclosing"

perimeter -- the whole outer boundary or measurment of a surface or figure.

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