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Patronymic
name derived from a paternal ancestor
fraternal
pertaining to brothers; brotherly
fraternize
to be friendly with
avuncular
like an uncle
familial
having to do with the family
uxorious
dominated by ones wife
bigamy
marraige to two mates
puerile
childish; immature
pedagogue
teacher
pedant
a person who pays excessive attention to learning rules rather than to understand
entity
something that has a real or independent existence.
nonentity
a person or thing of no importance
essence
The bask element; the identifying characteristic
moribund
about to die
postmortum
autopsy
nascent
emerging; coming into existence
amicable
friendly; peaceable
amity
friendship; friendly relations
enamored
in love with; charmed by
inimical
harmful
odious
hateful; distasteful
bibliophile
a lover of books
philanthropy
goodwill to fellow human beings
xenophobia
fear or hatred of what is strange or foreign
appease
satisfy; calm
antipathy
a hatred or dislike
apathy
lack of feeling, energy or interest
empathy
indentifying with someones feelings and understands their situation
pathos
a feeling of sympathy; a quality that arouses pity or tenderness
misogamy
hatred of marraige
dysentery
severe diarrhea
cupidity
greed
compiacent
self-satisfies; smug
implacable
impossible to calm
placate
to clam/pacify/appease
placid
showing calmness, peacefulness or composure
domineer
to dominate; be bossy
somnambulate
to walk while sleeping
somnolent
sleepy
ablution
ritual of washing the body
deluge
a downpoar; flood
divest
to take away something belonging to someone especially a title, right, property
investitive
a ceremony in which a person formally recieves the authority and symbols of an office.
travesty
an absured or inferior imitation
vestment
a garment that indicates position or authority, especially the robes worn by clergy.
vested
a concern for something from which a person expexts to get personal benefit
precocious
unusual early development mentally
voracious
extrememly hungry; greedy
mellifluous
sweet as honey
ROOT: SAL
"salt"
imbibe
to drink; absorb
potable
fit to drink
allude
to make an indirect reference to it.
collusion
a secret agreement for a bad purpose; conspiring
delusion
a deception
elude
to baffle; escape detection
ROOT:ANTHROPOS
human
HOMI, HOMIN
human
VIR
man
GYNE
woman
AUTOS
self
EGO
I
GIGNO, GIGNERE, GENUI, GENITUM
to bear; bring forth
UXOR
wife
GAMOS
marraige
PUER
child
PAIS
boy;child
SUM, ESSE, FUI, FUTURUM
to be
NASCOR, NASCI, NATUM
to be born
AMO
to love
PATHOS
suffering
humane
having the worthy qualities of human beings, such as kindness or compassion
humanism
a philosophy in which interests and values of human beings are of primary importance
humanities
branches of knowledge concernced with human beings and their culture
anthropology
The scientific study of the orgins , cultural development, and customs of human beings
misanthrope
a person who hates all people
virile
having certain characteristics traditionally associated with masculinity and assertiveness
autocrat
a ruler that has absolute or unlimited power
automaton
a person who behaves in a mechanical, routine matter; a robot
autonomy
the condition of being self-governing; independence
geneology
a record of decent from one's ancestors; the study of family records
genocide
the planned killing of a racial, political or cultural group
genteel
well-mannered; refined; polite
gentile
anyone not of jewish faith
gentry
aristocratic or well-bred people
heterogenous
having parts that are unrelated or different
homogenous
of the same kind or sort
congenital
existing at birth but not hereditary
engender
to give rise to; to bring into existence
genesis
a beginning or orgin
indigenous
occurring in or characterizing an area; native
ingenious
cleverly inventive and resourcful
patronize
to go regulary
progenitor
a direct ancestor; an originator of a line of descent
matrix
the surroundings within which something begins or develops
matriarchy
a society ruled or controlled by women
matriculate
to register as a student at college or University
patriarch
the male head of a family or tribe
patrimony
a family inheritance
patronage
support; encouragment