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endocrine
secreting internally; specifically: producing secretions that are distributed in the body by way of the bloodstream
exocrine
producing, being, or relating to a secretion that is released outside its source
endoskeleton
an internal skeleton or supporting framework in an animal
exoskeleton
an external supportive covering of an animal
exotic
introduced from another country: not native to the place where found
anarchy
absence of government
hierarchy
a ruling body of clergy organized into orders or ranks each subordinate to the one above it
matriarchy
a family, group, or state governed by a female
patriarchy
social organization marked by the supremacy of the father in the clan or family
monarchy
undivided rule or absolute sovereignty by a single person
phobia
an exaggerated usually inexplicable and illogical fear of a particular object, class of objects, or situation
acrophobia
abnormal dread of being at a great height
agoraphobia
abnormal fear of being helpless in an embarrassing or unescapable situation that is characterized especially by the avoidance of open or public places
hydrophobia
a morbid dread of water
xenophobia
fear and hatred of strangers or foreigners or of anything that is strange or foreign
geometry
a branch of mathematics that deals with the measurement, properties, and relationships of points, lines, angles, surfaces, and solids
geophysics
a branch of earth science dealing with the physical processes and phenomena occurring especially in the earth and in its vicinity
geopolitics
a study of the influence of such factors as geography, economics, and demography on the politics and especially the foreign policy of a state
apogee
the farthest or highest point
perigee
the point in the orbit of an object orbiting the earth that is nearest to the center of the earth
antipathy
settled aversion or dislike
apathy
lack of feeling or emotion
empathy
identification with and understanding of another's situation, feelings, and motives
pathetic
marked by sorrow or melancholy
pathos
an emotion of sympathetic pity
pathogenic
causing or capable of causing disease
pathological
altered or caused by disease
sympathy
Mutual understanding or affection arising from this relationship or affinity
metamorphic
Changed in structure or composition as a result of metamorphism
anthropomorphic
described or thought of as having a human form or human attributes