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MAL
bad
maladroit
not adroit; awkward; clumsy
malady
a bad condition; a disease
AISE
ease
malaise
a vague feeling of illness or depression
malapropism
not appropriate; a ludicrous misuse of a word that sounds somewhat like the word included
AER
air
malaria
a disease once thought to be caused by bad air from swamps
malcontent
a discontented or rebellious person
DICT
to speak
malediction
a curse (opp. of benediction)
VOL
to wish
malevolent
wishing evil towards others
FAC
to do
malfeasance
wrongdoing (esp. by public official)
malice
active bad feeling or ill will
malicious
intentionally bad or harmful
malign
to speak evil of; to slander
malignant
bad or harmful; likely to cause death
malinger
to pretend to be in bad health to get out of work
METER, METR
measure
BAR
pressure
barometer
an instrument for measuring atmospheric pressure, assisting in probably weather changes
GEO
earth
geometry
a branch of mathematics that deals with points, lines, planes, and solids
KILO
thousand
kilometer
1,000 meters; approx. 0.62 mile
metric system
a decimal system of weights and measures based on the meter as a unit length, and the kilogram as a unit mass.
NOM
law
metronome
a clocklike instrument for measureing the exact time (law) in music with a regularly repeated tick
OD
road
odometer
an instrument for measuring the distance traveled by a vehicle
PARA
beside
parameter
a fixed limit or boundary
PED
foot
pedometer
an instrument that measures the distance walked by recording the number of steps taken
PERI
around
perimeter
the boundary around an area
SYM
together
symmetrical
having both sides exactly alike
TACH
speed
tachometer
an instrument used to measure the speed of a revolving shaft in revolutions per minute
TRI
three
GON
angle
trigonometry
the branch of mathematics that deals with the relations between the sides and angles of triangles and the calculations based on these
MIT, MIS, MISS
to send
DIS
away
dismiss
to send away
E
out
emissary
a person sent out on a specific mission
INTER
between
intermittent
stopping and starting at intervals
missile
a weapon that is fired or otherwise sent toward a target
missive
a letter or message that is sent
OB
away
omit
to leave out (send away)
PER
through
permit
to (send through) allow
PRO
forth
promise
to indicated what may be expected (to send forth)
TRANS
across
transmission
a device that sends (across) power from the engine of an automobile to the wheels
transmit
to send (across) from one place/person to another
MONO
one
ARCH
ruler
monarchy
a government with one hereditary ruler
monastery
a dwelling for monks living secluded from the world
monk
a member of a religious brotherhood living in a monastery
OCUL
eye
monocle
an eyeglass for one eye
GAM
marriage
monogamy
marriage to only one person at a time
LITH
stone
monolithic
like one single stone: massive, solid, uniform.
POLY
to sell
monopoly
exclusive control by one group of a commodity or service
monosyllable
a word of one syllable
THE
god
monotheism
the belief that there is only one God
TON
tone
monotone
having one tone; lack of variety in tone
monotonous
having no variation
MORPH
form
A
without
amorphous
without definite form or shape
ECTO
outside
ectomorphic
characterized by a slender physical build developed from the outside layer of the embryo
ENDO
inside
endomorphic
characterized by prominence of the abdomen and other soft body parts developed from the inside layer of the embryo
MESO
middle
mesomorphic
characterized by muscular or athletic build developed from the middle layer of the embryo
META
change
metamorphosis
change of form or shape
Morpheus
in Greek mythology, the god of dreams and of the forms that dreaming sleepers see
morphine
a drug used to bring sleep or ease pain (named after Morpheus)
-LOGY
study of
morphology
the branch of biology that makes a study of the form of animals or plants
PAN
all
AKOS
remedy
panacea
a remedy for all ills or difficulties
Pan-American
including all of America, both North and South
CHROM
color
panchromatic
sensitive to light of all colors
DAIMON
demon
pandemonium
the home of all demons in Milton's "Paradise Lost"; a wild uproar
HOPLON
armor
panoply
a full suit of armor; ceremonial attire; any magnificent or impressive array
HORAMA
sight
panorama
a view in all directions
THE
god
pantheism
the doctrine that God is all the laws and forces of nature and the universe
pantheon
a temple of all the gods; the place of the idols of any group, or the idols themselves
MIM
to imitate
pantomime
a theatrical performance in which the actors play all the parts with gestures and without speaking
PATH
feeling, suffering
ANTI
against
antipathy
a feeling against someone or something; a strong dislike
A
without
apathetic
without feeling; indifferent
apathy
a lack of feeling; indifference
EM
in
empathy
an understanding so intimate that one partcipates in another's feelings
pathetic
arousing feelings of pity
pathological
caused by disease
-LOGY
study of
pathology
(the study of suffering); the scientific study of the nature of disease, especially the structural and functional changes caused by disease
pathos
a quality, especially in literature, that arouses feelings of pity
PSYCH
mind
psychopathic
(suffering in the mind) mentally disordered
SYM
together
sympathy
a feeling for another person
PED
foot
CENT
hundred
centipede
a wormlike invertebrate popularly supposed to have a hundred feet
EX
out
expedient
advantageous; useful in getting a desired result
expedite
to speed the profress of; to help along
expedition
a journey for a definite purpose
IM
in
impede
to hinder the progress of
impediment
anything that hinders (a hindrance)
pedal
a lever operated by the foot
pedestrian
one who goes on foot; also, commonplace or dull
PIED
French for "foot"
DE
of
GRUE
crane
pedigree
a record of ancestry
QUADR
four
quadruped
a four-footed animal
PHIL
to love
ANGL
English
Anglophile
one who greatly admires Enlgand, its customs, and its people
BIBL
book
bibliophile
one who loves books; a book collector
ATELEIA
tax exemption
philatelist
one who loves stamps; a stamp collector
DENDR
tree
philodendron
a tropical climbing plant that likes the shade of trees
SOPH
wise
philosopher
one who loves and pursues wisdom through reasoning
philosophy
the love and pursuit of wisdome through reasoning