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cosmopolitan
common to or representative of all or many parts of teh world
ecocide
heedless or deliberate destruction of teh natural environment, as by pollutants or acts of war
entomophagous
feeding on insects: insectivorous
zoophagous
feeding on animal matter
hypercritical
too critical
metropolis
the city or an urban area regarded as the center of a specific activity
agnostic
one who believes it impossible to know if God exists
acropolis
the fortified hill in Athens on which Parthenon was built
ichthyophagous
feeding on fish
ecology
teh branch of biology that deals with the relations between living organisms and their environment
gno, gnos
to know
zymurgy
the branch of chemistry that deals with fermentation processes
bibl, biblio
book
diagnosis
the act of deciding the nature of a disease
arch
rule; govern
erg, urg
work
topography
the science of representing surface features of a region on maps and charts
criteria
a standard, rule, or test by which something can be tested
phag
eating; destroying
crit, cris
discern; judge; seperate
pantophagous
eating all kinds of food
ectopia
an abnormal location or position of a body part, occuring congenitally or as the result of injury
bibliolatry
extreme devotion or concern with books
polis, polit
city; state; citizen
ec, eco
house; enviroment
top
place
synergistic
used especially of drugs or muscles that their combined action is greater in total effect than the sum of the two
bibliomania
preoccupation with the ownership of books
patriarchy
a social system in which the father is the head of the family and men have the authority over women and children
bibliophile
a lover and collector of books
gynarchy
government by women
ergograph
a device for measuring teh device capacity of a muscle or group of muscles during contraction
diarchy
government by two joint rulers
archives
a place for keeping public records
matriarchy
a social system in which teh mother is the head of the family
necropolis
a cemetary, especially a large and elaborate one belonging to an ancient city
megalopolis
a vast, continuously urban area, including any number of cities
ergometer
an instrument for measuring the amount of work done by a muscle or group of muscles