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Roots. (first set)

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anglophile
supporter of England or the English.
anthromorphic
attributing human form or characteristics to beings not human, especially gods.
phil (philo)
loving, fond of.
hypo
under, beneath, less than the ordinary.
hetero
different.
phobia
fear, dread, aversion.
pod
foot.
hyperbole
extravagant exaggeration of statement.
exo
out of, outside.
dimorphous
ocurring under 2 distinct forms.
eu
good, well, advantageous.
anomaly
deviation from the common rule.
euphemism
sub. of a "good" expression for an unpleasant one.
peri
around, about, near, enclosing.
endoparasite
parasite living in the internal organs of an animal.
dysentery
inflammation of the large intestine.
misanthrope
hater of humanity.
euthanasia
practice of mercifully putting to death a person suffering from an incurable, painfully distressing disease.
macro
large, long.
oligarchy
form of govt in which a few people have the power.
heteronym
word spelled like another, but different in sound and spelling.
agoraphobia
fear of open spaces.
dermatology
science dealing with the skin and its diseases.
morph
form.
pathos
quality in drama, speech, literature, music, or events that arouses a feeling of pity or sadness.
philanthropist
lover of humanity.
monograph
written account of a single thing or class of things.
geopolitics
study pf govt and its policies as affected by physical geography.
monochromatic
of one color.
tomy (tom)
cutting, operation of incision.
amorphous
without definite form or shape.
endo
within.
psychopathic
pertaining to mental disease. insane.
poly
many.
atheism
godlessness; denial of the existence of a Supreme Being.
homomorphic
exibiting similarity of form.
polyglot
person who speaks several languages.
microdent
having small teeth.
hypoglycemia
abnormally low level of sugar in the blood.
micrometer
millionth of a meter.
exosmosis
osmosis outward.
tome
one volume, or "cut" of a work of several volumes; scholarly book.
hydrophobia
fear of water.
polyarchy
rule by many.
eugenics
science dealing with improving the hereditary qualities of the human race.
philatelist
stamp collector.
macroscopic
large enough to be visible to the unaided eye.
peristalsis
wavelike contraction of the walls of the intestines which propels contents onward.
mis
hate.
anthropology
science dealing w/ the origin, races, customs, and beliefs of humankind.
antipathy
feeling against, dislike.
necrology
list of persons who have died recently.
bio
life.
exoskeleton
hard protective structure developed outside the body, as the shell of a lobster.
tripod
utensil, stool, or caldron having 3 legs.
misoneism
hatred of anything new.
atrophy
lack of growth from disease or want of nourishment.
chiropodist
one who treats ailments of the human foot.
micro
small, minute.
anarchy
total absense of rule or govt; confusion, disorder.
biocidal
destructive to life or living things.
periodontics
branch of dentistry dealing w/ diseases of the bone & gum tissues supporting the teeth.
dyslexia
impairment of the ability to read.
lobotomy
brain surgery for treatment of certain mental disorders.
hyper
over, above, beyond the ordinary.
dystopia
imaginary place where living conditions are dreadful.
logy
science, study.
a (an)
not, without.
biopsy
diagnostic examiniation of a piece of tissue from the living body.
misogamy
hatred of marriage.
philology
love of language and literature.
acrophobia
fear of being at a great height.
Russophobe
one who dislikes Russia or Russians.
geo
earth, ground.
mono (mon)
one, single, alone.
homo
one of the same, like.
macron
horizontal mark indicating that the vowel over which it is placed is wrong.
geocentric
measured from the earth's center, having the earth as a center.
dys
bad, ill, difficult.
heteromorphic
exibiting diversity of form.
monomania
excessive concentration on one idea or subject.
xenophobia
fear of foreigners.
bibliophile
lover of books.
archy
rule
path (patho, pathy)
feeling, suffering, disease.

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