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egoist
one who is selfish
ego -> self
egotist
one who is self-centered
ego -> self
sinister
threatening, evil, dangerous
left hand (l)
gauche
clumsy (usu. socially)
left hand (fr)
adroit
skillful (usu. figuratively, mentally)
right hand (fr)
bigamy
the unlawful act of marrying someone w/o divorcing previous spouse
gamos -> marriage
bi -> two
polyandry
custom of having multiple husbands
poly -> many
andros -> male
asketes
monk, hermit (gr)
ascetic
internus
inside (l)
internal
internist
obstetrician
birth/pregnancy doctor
obstetrix -> midwife
pedagogy
principles and methods of teaching
paidos -> children
agogos -> leading
pedagogue
dogmatic teacher (negative)
paidos -> children
agogos -> leading
demagogue
leader who misleads and rouses up the general population
leading the people
taxidermy
stuffing animals
derma -> skin
pachyderm
animal w/ unusually thick skin
elephant
hippopotamus
rhinocerous
ophthalmologist
eye doctor (gr)
opthalmos -> eye
oculist
eye doctor (l)
oculus -> eye
ocular
pertaining to the eye
oculus
monocle
eyepiece for one eye
mono
oculus
orthopedist
bone doctor
child straightener (curvature of the back)
cardiogram
electronically produced record of a heartbeat
kardia
neuralgia
pain in the nerves
neuron
algos
neuritis
inflammation of the nerves
neuron
neurosis
excessively using energy for unproductive purposes

mental unbalance
neuron
geriatrics
medical healing for old people
iatreia
geras
pedodontist
specialist of children's teeth
paidos
odontos
periodontist
gum specialist
peri
odontos
endodontist
specialist in root canal therapy
endon
odontos
spygmomanometer
device for measuring blood pressure
sphygmos -> pulse
metron
chiromancy
palm-reading
cheir
senescent
becoming old, growing old
senex
aster
star-shaped flower
astron
biopsy
medical examination (usu. of living tissue)
bios
opsis/optikos
entomology
study of insects
tome -> a cutting
consummate
reaching the highest point

~ liar
~ artist
summus -> highest
inveterate
grown old into

~ liar
~ gambler
vetus -> old
nescient
to be ignorant, to not know
ne
sciens
glib
slippery, smooth (usu. figurative)

~ liar
~ talker
from old english root meaning slippery
disparage
to play down, to make less than equal
par -> equal
parity
equality
par
disparity
lack of equality
par
iniquity
sinfulness, wickedness

a den of ~
aequus -> inequity -> ~
inequity
injustice, unfairness
aequus
equanimity
composure, coolness

maintain your ~
"equal mind"
vociferous
noisy, clamorous
"carrying much voice"

vox, vocis
fero
titillate
to tickle, to gently stimulate (physical or abstract)

~ one's mind
proscribe
to prohibit, to forbid (usu. medical, religious, or legal)
pro -> before
sribo -> to write
obviate
to make unnecessary, to do away with
via

meet something in the middle of the road and deal with it forthrightly
malign
to speak bad about
malus
malediction
a curse
malus
dico, dictus
maleficent
doing harm/evil
malus
facio
maladroit
clumsy, unskilled
bad right hand
malaise
an indefinite feeling of discomfort
malus