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Vocab Words (second semester)

Terms

undefined, object
copy deck
Colloquy
formal conversation
Euphony
pleasant harmonious sound
CONTRA
CONTRARY
Anthropology
study of the origin of humanity's physical, social, and cultural development
Circumambulate
to walk around
retrospect
to look back
PRO
before
Apathy
not caring
Homonym
two words that sound the same, but have different meanings
Antiphony
alternating responses between two groups especially singers
profusion
plenty
intramural
between teams from the same school
Genesis
a beginning, an origin
Counterpart
opposite number
Dyspepsia
bad digestion or gloomy
Seismograph
scientific instruments that are used to detect and record relevant data pertaining to earthquakes
Circumlocution
evasive speech
Anesthesia
a drug that will cause general or local insensibility to pain and other sensations
ANTHROPOS
human being
contradistinguish
to recognize by opposite qualities
Congenital
existing at or from one's birth
Autonomous
self-contained or independent from external rule
Antechamber
entryway into a larger room
Psychokinesis
production of motion, especially in inanimate objects that are remote, by means of psychic power
Eugenics
improving a breed or stock by controlling the selection of parents
Psychic
those who claim to have the ability to engage in telepathy or who claim to be able to see events to which they were not a part
Philanthropist
to love humankind
Circumlunar
around the moon
Posterior
located at rear
Genocide
the killing of an entire race or ethnic group
Hallucinogen
born in one's mind
Theocracy
a form of government that recognizes god or another deity as ruler
Hydrophone
an instrument that detects sound underwater
Philodendron
a climbing plant cultivated as a houseplant
Loquacious
overly talkative
Hemophiliac
suffers from a disease that causes uncontrolled bleeding
contraception
prevention of conception
Anti- Semite
one hostile to Jews
retrospective
a show exhibiting work of an artist over a period of years
ANDROS
male
Democracy
power to people
Antipathy
strong aversion, dislike
contradict
express opposite of
prognosticate
to predict
Audiophile
a person with a keen interest in high-fidelity sound reproduction
Postnuptial
after marriage
Panorama
all that lies in a person's field of view, expansive view
Cartography
the art of mapmaking
LOGOS
study or science of
POST
after
intracranial
within the skull
transmute
to transform
transient
passing with time
Genealogy
a record
Paleontology
study of historic or prehistoric peoples and their cultures
Anonymous
without a name acknowledgment
charge d'affaires
government official temporarily placed in charge of diplomatic affairs while the ambassador is absent
Pantheism
belief that god is the sum of al natural forces
Heterogeneous
involves elements that are not similar, different
prospectus
summary of a proposal
Circumscribe
to limit
intradermal
within the skin
intravenous
within the vein
Euphemism
substitute expression for one that is thought to be overly harsh, blunt, or offensive
transfix
to render motionless
Synonym
two words that mean the same thing
Android
possesses some human features but is not human
Antidote
remedy to counteract effects of a poison or other noxious substance
intrastate
within a state
LOQUI
to speak
retroactive
to have influence on past occurences
COUNTER
contrary or opposite
mal de mer
seasickness
intrauterine
within the uterus
Matriarchy
rule by female
proponent
an advocate
retroflex
bent backward
Counterproductive
tending to hinder
Patriarchy
rule by father or fatherly figure
contraclockwise
same as counterclockwise
Tautology
needless repetition
DYS
bad
Automat
an eating establishment where food can be purchased by inserting coins into slots
Autogamy
capable of self-reproduction
Circa
approximately
Circumvent
to bypass
RETRO
back or backwards
Circumfluous
surrounded by water
INTRA
within
vichyssoise
a thick, creamy potato soup flavored with leeks
Pathogen
that which produces disease
transcend
surpass those of same kind
procreate
to reproduce
Epigraphy
the study of inscriptions
NEKROS
dead body
Agnostic
One who suspends belief in a god, says that there is no way to support existence or nonexistence
Antebellum
before the American Civil War
propensity
an inclination
joie de vivre
enjoyment of lief
Postbellum
after the American Civil War
hors d'oeuvres
an appetizer
Autonomic
Nervous system, regulates involuntary actions
Antependium
a cloth hanging before an altar or a lectern
Philogynist
likes women
Antemeridian
before noon
Circumference
perimeter, boundary line of a circle
Autogenous
self-produced, self-generated
A, AN
no, not
GRAPHEIN
to write, to draw
Megaphone
A device, usually funnel shaped used to project the voice
Psychiatry
the medical practice that deals with disorders of the mind
Anodyne
a saying that lifts the spirits
noblesse oblige
honorable behavior
contralateral
opposite site
Antemortem
before death
Ventriloquist
able to project his or her voice so that it appears to be coming from someone else
Circumspect
cautious
Antecedent
to precede as a noun preceding a pronoun
PAN
all
Counterweight
a weight used to measure other weights
Retrograde
moving backward
Telepathy
communication between minds by some means other than sensory perception
Soliloquy
a speech made by one person, or as though one were alone (Ferris Bueller's Day Off)
prophet
a predictor
Ornithology
study of birds
Pathos
having the quality or the power to evoke feelings of pity or compassion
Cosmology
study of the universe
PATHEIA
disease or feeling
Antediluvian
before the biblical flood
Autograft
a surgical procedure that involves grafting tissue from one part of the body to another
Osteopath
a bone doctor
procrastinate
put off
Psychedelic
whatever generates hallucinations
retro-rocket
rocket engine used to reverse motion of a space craft
Bibliophile
a collector of books
Postmeridian
Afternoon
Counterclaim
a claim that opposes another claim
Counterculture
a culture whose values are opposite of establishment's
TRANS
beyond
EU
good or well
Colloquial
informal conversation
PHILOS
love
Anthropoid
resembling human beings
Countersign
a second confirming signature
Zeigeist
the characteristic of a generation
Postlude
concluding piece of music
table d'hote
a buffet
contravene
to oppose
AUTOS
self
de trop
overflowing
intrascholastic
within a school
Antichrist
one who denies or opposes christ
Topography
the technique of graphically representing the exact geological features of a place or region
Panophobia
fear of all things
Posthumous
after death
retrogress
backward step
Circumsolar
around the sun
Orthography
correct writing
Circumlocution
talk in circles
Polyphony
vocal harmony
Hierarchy
any system that ranks constituent parts in ascending order of importance
Indigenous
native
transplant
transfer tissue from one area of body to another
Eulogy
praiseworthy speech at a funeral
Ethnology
a branch of anthropology that analyzes cultures with reference to their historical development
Antonym
opposites
CIRCUM
around, on all sides
Psychosis
a severe mental disorder that may or may not be organic in nature
dos a dos
a movement in square dancing in which two dancers approach eacher other and cirlcle back to back
Achromatic
colors having zero saturation, gray
Ichthyology
study of fishes
Dominus vobiscum
the Lord be with you
translucent
able to pass light through
Counterclockwise
direction opposite to the movement of a clock's hands
bourgeoisie
middle class
Homogeneous
made up of elements of the same kind
contraband
illegal goods
Postscript
added to letter
Antibiotic
a substance checking growth organisms
GENOS
kind, race, family, birth, origin
Antipathy
a hate
Demography
the study of human population
Eupepsia
good digestion
Anterior
located at the front
Elocution
study and practice of public speaking
Automaton
robots, if one acts like a robot
Graffiti
rude inscriptions found on walls, sidewalks, and large rocks
Posthaste
done quickly
in loco parentis
in place of a parent
progenitor
a direct ancestor
Somniloquent
talks in sleep
Countermeasure
a measure taken to prevent another
Eloquence
having the power of fluency, characterized by forceful and appropriate expression
diva
a high-strung, vain, and temperamental person
Autocracy
self-power, self-rule
Postmortem
medical exam after death
contraindicate
to suggest inadvisiblity of
Philander
to engage in love affairs frivolously or casually
Anomaly
that which deviates from a norm or a rule, odd
Empathy
to identify with
Monarchy
rule by one
Psychogenic
a person who experiences bodily symptoms caused by the mind
intravascular
within the blood vessel
transcribe
to write or type a copy of
Antithesis
opposition, contrast of ideas
Anarchy
absence of rule or political authority
Eupnoria
feeling of well being
Countervail
to oppose with equal vigor
Psychosomatic
a person who experiences bodily symptoms caused by the mind
Aristocracy
government ruled by an elite or privileged class
Bibliography
a list of titles written by an author or by a publisher
PSYCHE
soul, mind
Lexicographer
a dictionary writer
Misogynist
hates women
transfuse
to pour liquid from one to another
vis a vis
opposite to
Postdiluvian
after the flood
Psychopath
mentally deranged
Plutocracy
a government controlled by the wealthy
Chronology
a time line of sorts which orders events from the most distant past to most recent
Misanthropist
to hate humankind
Atrophy
to waste away
retrocede
to return
Xylophone
percussion instrument that is made up of wooden slats of graduated length which when struck by two small mallets produce musical sound
contrariwise
to form a contrary opinion
Pandemic
relating to all people
Androgynous
has both male and female characteristics
retrofire
to ignite a retro-rocket
Cacography
bad writing
PHONE
sound
Calligraphy
the art of beautiful handwriting
Autobiography
the biography of a person that is written by the person himself
Pathology
the study of diseases
Pantheon
a temple dedicated to all gods, heroes
Atheism
One who believes there is no god
Aphonic
voiceless
Pornography
sexually explicit behavior portrayed in writing or in pictures to arouse sexual excitement
transpose
transfer order
Anthropomorphic
To attribute human form to that which is not human
retroversion
turning backward
Panacea
cure-all
Eurythmic
harmonious bodily movements to music
Telekinesis
moving objects with your mind
proscribe
to prohibit
ANTI
against, opposed to
la dolce vita
the good life
transgress
to sin
Antiseptic
capable of destroying organisms that cause disease
Antedate
coming before in time
concierge
hotel employee who provides info
Autopsy
postmortem (already dead) examination
Phonics
method of teaching reading based on sound
intramuscular
within the muscle

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