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archon
rule; power
hierarchy
rule in order of rank
autocracy
rule by one person who has absolute power
aristocracy
any group or class considered to be superior
monarcy
rule by one; kingship
patriarchy
rule by male elder
theocracy
rule by ministers of God
anarchy
absence of rule
democracy
rule by people
gynarchy
rule by women
plutocracy
rule by wealthy
oligarchy
rule by the select few
psyche
mind; soul
psychedelic
whatever generates hallucinations, perceptual distortions, or psychotic states
psychiatry
the medical pratice that deals with disorders of the mind
psychic
those who claim to have the ability to engage in telepathy or who claim to be able to see events to whic they were not a part of
psychokinesis
production of motionby means of psychic power
psychodrama
a clinical technique that assigns roles to participants who must react spontaneously to a dramatic context that has been devised by a therapist
psychosomatic
characterizes a person who experiences bodily symptoms which are primarily caused by the workings of the mind
psychogenic
characterizes a person who experiences bodily symptoms which are primarily caused by the workings of the mind
psychosis
a severe mental disorder that may or may not be organic in nature
psychopath
menatlly deranged to the extent that they are aggressively antisocial
pan
all
panegyric
a laudatory or a praiseworthy commendation, either spoken or written
panegyric
cure-all; cure for social ills
panchromatic
sensitive to the light of all colors
pandemic
universal; worldwide
panorama
all that lies in a person's field of vision
pantheism
the belief that God is the sum of all natural forces; any religious beleif that God and the universe are one
pantology
the study of all knowledge
panophobia
the drea, irrational fear of all things
panopoly
a complete array of something
pantheon
temple dedicated to all gods
philos
love
audiophile
a person with a keen interest in high-fidelity sound reproduction
philohynist
likes women; is attracted to the opposite sex
hemophilliac
suffers from a disease that causes uncontrolled
thermophile
a bacterium that requires an environment that provides high temperatures
bibliophile
a collector of books
philately
has a keen interest in stamps and other related items, such as postmarks
philodendron
a climbing plant cultivated as a houseplant
phliander
to engage in love affairs frivously or casually
loqui
to speak
loquacious
overly talkative, verbose, garrulous
circumlocution
evasive speech
somniloquent
talks in his or her sleep
ventriliquist
able to project his or her voice so that it appears to be coming from someone other than the ventriliquist
soliloquy
a speech made by one person, or as though one were alone
colloquy
conversation, esp a formal one
elocution
the study and practice of public speaking
eloquence
having the power of fluency, charcterized by forceful and appropriate expression
grandiloquent
pompous and osententaious language
eu
good; well
euthenics
the science which deals with the development of human well-being by improvement of living conditions
euphemism
a substitute expression for one that is thought to be overly harsh, blunt, or offensive
eulogy
it is a praiseworthy speech, a speech commendation
eurythmic
harmonious bodily movements to music
eutrophic
designates a body of water in which the increase of mineral and organic nutrients has dissolvesd oxygen, producing an enviroment that is conducive to plant but not animal life
autos
self
autograft
a surgical procedure that involves grafting tissue from one part of the body to another
autogamy
fertilizationn of flowers by their own pollen; married to the self
automat
an establishment where food can be purchased by inserting coins into slots after which customers may lift a plastic door adn ehlp themselves to the food behind it
autonomic
collection of organs, nerves, and ganglia that regulate involuntary action
autonomous
self-contained or independent from external rule
automaton
robotic
a; an
no; not; without
anodyne
anything that will relieve pain
achromatic
colors having zero saturation; family of neutral colors
agnostic
someone who suspends belief in a supreme being
atrophy
to waste away
anomaly
that which deviates from a norm or rule
patheia
feeling; disease
pathology
the study of science relating to the origin, nature, and course of diseases
osteopath
a therapeutic system based on the notion that restoration and maintanence of good health can best be achieved by manipulating skeletal bones and muscles
hydropathy
the treatment of disease by the use of water (externally or internally)
pathos
having the quality or the power to evoke feelings of pity or compassion
antipathy
to really dislike; aversion
genos
kidn; race; family; birth; origin
autogenous
self-produced; self-generated
genocide
the killing of an entire race or ethnicity
congenital
occurring with birth
eugenics
practice that improves a breed
heterogenuous
involves elements that are dissimilar
pathogen
that which produces disease
primogeniture
the state of being firstborn child
indigenuous
being inborn
psychogenic
originates in the mind
genealogy
a record of the descent of a family, group, or person by tracing ancestral heritage
anthropos
human being
andros
male; man
android
possesses some human features but is itself not human
misanthropist
one who is in abiding hatred of humankind
philanthropist
one having and endearing affection for humankind
anthroppomorphic
to attribute human form to that which is not human
philander
a man who engages in love affairs casually
polyandry
a martial state wherein a woman has more than one husband at a single time
anthropoid
resembling human beings
anthropology
a science that deals with the origin of humanity's physical, social, and cultural development
archon
rule; power
kratos
power
aristocracy
a gov ruled by an elite class
psyche
mind; soul
psychedelic
whatever generates hallucinations
psychodrama
spontaneous reaction to a dramatic context
psychosomatic
a person who experiences bodily symptoms which are primarily caused by the mind
psychosis
a severe mental disorder taht may or may not be organic in nature
phone
sound
aphonic
voiceless
hyrdophone
an instrument that detects sound underwater
cacophony
a harsh gutteral sound
phonics
a method of teaching reading based on sound
polyphony
refer to vocal harmony; music with two or more independent melodies sounded together
graphein
to write; to draw
orthography
correct spelling according to established usage
cacography
poor penmanship; poor spelling
calligraphy
the art of fine handwriting
topography
the technique of graphically representing the exact physical features of a place or region
cartography
teh art of making maps and charts
lexicographer
a dictionary writer
epigraphy
the study of inscriptions
logos
study or science of; word or speech
petrology
the study of rocks
tautology
a needless repition
ornithology
study of birds
cosomolgy
study of the universe
necrology
list of people who recently died (obituary)
icthyology
study of fishes
ethnology
study of cultural with reference to historical development
etymology
the true meaninsg of words
specere
to look or to see
perspicacious
charcterize a person of keen mental discrement
perspicuous
someTHING that is clear, unobscure, unamibiguous
specious
deceptively good-looking (chacretrizing ABSTRACT things)
auspicous
of good omen
introspection
self-examination
prospectus
looks forward or looks to the future
specter
ghost; source of dread or terror