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Classic Vocabulary Lesson 22

Terms

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pseudoclassic
falsely or spuriously classic
orth
straight; correct
metamorphosis
a complete change of physical form or substance especially as by magic or witchcraft
orthographic
spelled correctly
hematothermal
warm-blooded
therm
heat
thermal
rising current of warm air
geology
a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
xenophobia
an irrational fear of foreigners or strangers
calisthenics
light exercise designed to promote general fitness
amorphous
having no definite form or distinct shape
necrology
a notice of someone's death
acephalous
lacking a head or a clearly defined head
drom
a running; a course
morphology
the branch of biology that deals with the structure of animals and plants
kaleidoscope
tupe shaped toy containing pieces and mirrors creating ever-changing patterns
orthopedic
having to do with bones and joints
pseudocyesis
false pregnancy
analysis
understanding how something works by breaking it down into its component parts
eucephalous
having a well-developed head
hippodrome
racetrack
geography
study of the earth's surface
dromomania
impulse to wander
catalyst
something that causes an important event to happen
cephal
head
centrifugal
tending to move away from a center
eccentric
a person with an unusual or odd personality, not having a common center
pseud
false
concentric
having a common center
pseudonym
a fictitious name used when the person performs a particular social role
orthodontist
dentist who straightens teeth
necr
the dead
orthodox
adhering to what is commonly accepted
geode
a rounded hollow rock lined with mineral crystal
necrotomy
surgical excision of dead tissue.
ge, geo
earth
theocentric
god centered
necropolis
a tract of land used for burials, a city of the dead
cal, kal
beautiful
dialysis
the process of filtering the blood
thermometer
an instrument used to measure air temperature
cent(r)
center
calligraphy
beautiful handwriting
ly
to loosen
morph
form; shape
hippodrome
racetrack
xen
stranger; foreigner
xenophile
a person who is attracted to foreign peoples, cultures, or customs

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