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mater, matris
latin for mother
matrix
the surroundings within which something begins or develops
matriarchy
society ruled by women
matriculate
to register as a student at a collge or university
pater, patris
father-latin
patriarch
1- the male head of a family or tribe, 2-an old testament ancestor, 3-a founding father or wise man
patrimony
a family inheritance
patronage
1-support,encouragement
2-business clientele, customers
patronize
1-to go to regularly
2-to treat someone as an inferior
patronymic
name derived from paternal ancestor
frater,fratis
latin for brother
fraternal
pertaining to brothers, brotherly
fraternize
1- to be friendly with
2-to socialize with an enemy population
avuncular
like an uncle
familial
having to do with the family
uxor, uxoris
latin for wife
uxorious
dominated by one's wife
gamos
greek for marriage
bigamy
marriage to two mates
monogomy
marriage to a single mate
puer
latin for male child
puerile
childish, immature
pais, paidos
greek for child, boy
orthopedics
brnach of medicine treating disorders of the skeletal system and tissues related to movement
pedagogue
teacher
pedant
1-a person who pays excessive attention to learning rules, not understanding
2-a scholarly show-off
sum, esse, fui, futurum
latin for to be
entity
something that has a real or independent existence
nonentity
a person or thing of no importance
essence
1-basic element, identifying characteristic
2-substance in a concentrated form from a plant or drug
3-a perfume
morior,mori, mortuum
latin for to die
moribund
about to die or end
mortify
1-to shme
2-to discipline oneself by denial
postmortem
1-examination to determine cause of death, autopsy
2-analysis of something that is over
thantos
greek for death
euthanasia
the act of painlessly killing a suffering person or animal, mercy killing
innate
possessed at birth, inborn
naive
childlike, unsophisticated
gullibe
nascent
emerging, coming into existence
renaissance
1-rebirth, renewal
2-revival of humanism in 14th century to 16th century europe