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acrophobia
fear of being at a great height
agoraphobia
fear of open spaces
anglophobia
dislike of england or the english
claustrophobia
fear of enclosed or narrow spaces
germanophobia
dislike of germany or the germans
hydrophbia
morbid fear of water; rabies
monophobia
fear of being alone
phobia
fear dread or aversion
photophobia
morbid aversion to light
xenophobia
aversion to foreigners
phobe
one who fears or dislikes
philanthropist
ant.
lover of humanity; person active in promoting human welfare
ant. misanthrope
philanthropy
love humanity, especially as shown in donations to charitable and socially useful causes
philatelist
stamp collector
philately
collection and study of stamps
philharmonic
pertaining to a musical organization, such as a symphony orchestra (orginally "loving music")
philhellenism
support of greeks or greece
philogyny
love of women
ant: misogyny
philology
study (love) of language and literature
philosopher
lover of, or searcher for, wisdom or knowledge; perosn who regulates his or her own life by the light of reason
phile
one who loves or supports
anglophile
supporter of the English or england
audiophile
one who is enthusiastic about high fidelity sound reproduction on records or tapes
bibliophile
lover of books
ant: bibliophobe
francophile
supporter of the french or france
misandry
hatred of males
misanthrope
hater of humanity
misogamy
hatred of marriage
misogyny
hatred of women
misology
hatred of argument, reason, or discussion
misoneism
hatred of anything new
dysentery
inflammation of the large intestine
dysfunction
abnormal functioning, as of an organ of the body
dyslexia
impairment of the ability to read
dyslogistic
expressing disapproval or censure; uncomplimentary
dyspepsia
difficult digestion; indigestion
dysphagia
difficult in swallowing
dysphasia
speech difficulty resulting from brain injury
dysphoria
sense of great unhappines of dissatisfaction
dystopia
imaginary place where living conditions are dreadful
dystrophy
faulty nutrition
eugenics
science dealing w/ improving the hereditary qualities of the human race
eulogize
write or speak in praise of someone
eupepsia
good digestion
euphemism
susstitution of a "good" exression for an unpleasant one
euphonious
pleasing in sound
ant; cacophonous
euphoria
sense of great happiness or well-being
euthanasia
controversial practice of mercifully putting to death a person suffering from an incurable painfully distressing disease (literally "advatageous death")
euthenics
science dealing w/ improving living conditions
macrocosm
great world; universe
macron
horizontal mark indicating that the vowel over which it is placed is long
macroscopic
large enough to be visible to the naked eye
microbe
microscopic animal or plant; microorganism
microbicide
agent that destroys microbes
microdont
having small teeth
microfilm
film of very small size
microgram
millionth of a gram
micrometer
millionth of a meter
microorganism
microscopic living animal or plant
microsecond
millionth of a second
microsurgery
surgery w/ the aid of microscopes and minute instruments or laser beams
microvolt
millionth of a volt
microwatt
millionth of a watt
microwave
very short electromagnetic waves; microwave oven
amoral
not moral; w/o a sense of moral resposibility
amorphus
w/o (having no) shape or form (definate)
anarchy
total absense of rule or gov't; confusion; disorder
anemia
lack of normal number of red blood cells
anesthesia
loss of feeling or sensation resulting from ether, chloroform, novocaine, etc.
anesthetic
drug that produces anesthesia
anhydrous
destitute of (without) water
anomalous
not normal, abnormal
anomaly
deviation from the common rule
anonymous
nameless, of unknown or unnamed origin
anoxia
deprivation of oxygen
apnea
temporary cessation of breathing
aseptic
free form disease causing microorganisms
asymtomatic
showing no symtoms of disease
atheism
godlessness; denial of the existence of a Supreme Being
atrophy
lack of growth from disuse or want of nourishment
hypertrophy
enlargement of a body part, as form excessive use
atypical
unlike the typical
monarchy
rule by single person ant: polyarchy
monochromatic
of one color
monocle
eyeglass for one eye
monogamy
marriage w/ one mate at a time
monogram
tow or more letters interwoven to represent a name
monograph
written account of a single thing or class of things
monlith
single stone of large size
monologue
long speech by one person or group
monomania
excessive concentration on one idea or subject
monomorphic
having a single form
monosyllabic
having one syllable
monotheism
belief that there is one God
monotonous
continuing in an unchanging tone, wearying
polyarchy
rule by many
polychromatic
having a variety of colors; multicolored
polygamy
marriage to several mates at the same time
polyglot
speaking several different languages
polygon
closed plane figure literally having many angles, and therefore many sides
polymorphic
having various forms
polyphonic
having many sounds or voices
ant: homophonic
polysyllabic
having more than 3 syllables
polytechnic
dealing w/ many technical arts or sciences
polytheism
belief that there is a plurity of gods