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The surroundings within which something begins or develops
matrix
A society ruled or controlled by women
matriarchy
To register as a student at a college or university
matriculate
1. The male head of a family or tribe

2. An Old Testament Ancestor

3. A founding father or wise man
patriarch
A family inheritance
patrimony
1. Support, encouragement

2. Business clientele, customers
patronage
1. To go to regularly

2. To treat someone as an inferior
patronize
Name derived from a paternal ancestor
patronymic
Pertaining to brothers, brotherly
fraternal
1. To be friendly with

2. To socialize with an enemy population
fraternize
Like an uncle
avuncular
Having to do with the family
familial
Dominated by one's wife
uxorious
Marriage to two mates
bigamy
Marriage to a single mate
monogamy
Childish, immature
puerile
Branch of medicine treating disorders of the skeletal system and tissues related to movement
orthopedics
A teacher
pedagogue
1. A person who pays excessive attention to learning rules rather than to understanding

2. A scholarly show-off
pedant
Something that has a real or independent existence
entity
1. A person or thing of no importance

2. Something that does not exist or exists only in the imagination
nonentity
1. The basic element; the indentifying characteristic

2. A substance in concentrated form obtained from a plant or drug

3. A perfume
essence
About to die or end
moribund
1. To shame

2. To discipline oneself by denial
mortify
1. An examination to determine the cause of death; an autopsy

2. An analysis of something that is over
postmortem
The act of pailessly killing a suffering person or animal; mercy killing
euthanasia
Possessed at birth; inborn
innate
1. Childlike; unsophisticated

2. Gullible
naive
Emerging; coming into existence
nascent
1. A rebirth; a renewal

2. A revival of humanism in fourteenth-century to six-teenth-century Europe
renaissance