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neophyte
A beginner or novice
megadeath
death by the millions
oligarchy
Government by a few
metaphysics
An underlying philosophical or theoretical principle
microbiology
The branch of biology that deals with microorganisms and their effects on other living organisms
pachyderm
Any of various large, thick-skinned, hoofed mammals
orthodonics
realigniment of teeth
pantomime
A play, dance, or other theatrical performance characterized by such wordless storytelling.
mega-, megalo-
large; great (million)
meta-
with; among; after; beyond
paleozoic
period in time characterized by the appearance of marine invertebrates, primitive fishes, land plants, and primitive reptiles.
microcosm
A small, representative system having analogies to a larger system in constitution, configuration, or development
orthography
correct spelling
micro-
small
olig-
few
microphone
An instrument that converts sound waves into an electric current, usually fed into an amplifier, a recorder, or a broadcast transmitter
metaphor
A figure of speech in which a word or phrase that ordinarily designates one thing is used to designate another, thus making an implicit comparison
panacea
cure-all
neo-
new; recent
megalopolis
A region made up of several large cities and their surrounding areas in sufficient proximity to be considered a single urban complex.

megaphone
A funnel-shaped device used to direct and amplify the voice.
pachy-
thick
neoclassic
A revival of classical forms
paleo-
ancient
pan-, panto-
all; every
ortho-
straight; correct; proper
panorama
an unlimited view over a wide area
metamorphosis
A marked change in appearance, character, condition, or function