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GAIA
(G) the earth
apogee
n. 1. the point in its orbit when a planet or satalite (usually the moon) is farthest away from the earth

2. the highest point; culmination; apex
genocentric
adj. 1. referring to the center of the earth in measurements or observation

2. considoring the earth as the center of a planetary system
perigee
n. the point in its orbit when a satelite (usually the moon) is nearest the earth
TERRA
(L) land, earth
inter
v. to bury; to place in a grave
terra cotta
n. ceramic clay used in pottery, statuary, and construction

adj. referring to the color of the clay, a reddish brown that may vary from grey to orange to dark brown
terrestrial
adj. 1. pertaining to the earth and all its inhabitants

2. refering to land as distinct from water or air
HUMUS
(L) earth
exhume
v. 1. to dig out of the ground or from a grave; to disinter
2. to bring to light; to uncover
humus
n. rich, dark organic material formed by decay of vegeable material, essential to soil's fertility
MONS
(L) mountain
mountebank
.n a swindler; a charlatan; trickster
paramount
adj. of chief importance; primary; foremost
promontory
n. a high ridge of land jutting into a body of water; a headland
PASCO
(L) to feed
PASTOR
(L) shepherd
pastoral
adj. 1. referring to a Christian minister or the duties accompanying the office

2. referring to life in open country or to fields for farming or grazing

3. pertaining to an idealized rural life
repast
n. a meal; food served at a meal
RUS
(L) open land; country
rustic
adj. typical of country life and people; simple; rough

n. a rural person
rusticate
v. 1. to go to the country

2. to cause to become rustic