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  • 1. Tiffany Meade
    Root words
    • Root= ami (love)
    • 2. Word= Amiable
    • 3. Definition= noun- friendly and pleasant
    • 4. Root=ami (love)
    • 5. Word=Amicus Curiae
    • 6. Definition=noun-friend of the court
    • 7. Root=aqua/aque (water)
    • 8. Word=aquamarine
    • 9. Definition= noun- light blue-green or greenish blue
    • 10. Root=aqua/aque (water)
    • 11. Word= Aqua vitae
    • 12. Definition= noun-alcohol
    • 13. Root= Audi (hear)
    • 14. Word=audiology
    • 15. Definition= noun- the study of hearing disorders
    • 16. Root= Audi (hear)
    • 17. Word=auditory
    • 18. Definition=adjective-pertaining to hearing
    • 19. Root=anthrop(human, man)
    • 20. Word=anthropic
    • 21. Definition=adjective-pertaining to human beings or their span of existence on earth
    • 22. Root=anthrop (human, man)
    • 23. Word=anthropocentric
    • 24. Definition=adjective-regarding the human being as the central fact of the universe
    • 25. Root=bio (life)
    • 26. Word=biocide
    • 27. Definition=noun-any chemical that destroys life by poisoning
    • 28. Root=bio (life)
    • 29. Word=biota
    • 30. Definition=the animals, plants, fungi
    • 31. Root=Demo (people)
    • 32. Word=demo
    • 33. Definition=noun-demonstration
    • 34. Root=demo (people)
    • 35. Word=democratic
    • 36. Definition=adjective-pertaining to or the nature of democracy or a democracy
    • 37. Root=derm (skin)
    • 38. Word=derm
    • 39. Definition=noun- a navigational device for making a nearby object conspicuous on a radarscope
    • 40. Root=derm (skin)
    • 41. Word=dermal
    • 42. Definition=adjective-of or pertaining to the skin
    • 43. Root=hemo/hema/hem (blood)
    • 44. Word=hematite
    • 45. Definition=noun- a very common mineral, iron oxide, occurring in steel-gray to black crystals and in earthy red masses
    • 46. Root=hema/hemo/hem (blood)
    • 47. Word=hemp
    • 48. Definition=noun-the tough fiber of this plant, used for making rope, coarse fiber
    • 49. Root=magn (large)
    • 50. Word=magna mater
    • 51. Definition=noun-Cybele, ops; rhea
    • 52. Root=magn (large)
    • 53. Word=magna carta
    • 54. Definition=noun-any fundamental constitution or law guaranteeing rights and liberties
    • 55. Root=mater (mother)
    • 56. Word=maternal
    • 57. Definition=adjective-of, pertaining to, having the qualities of, or befitting a mother
    • 58. Root=mater (mother)
    • 59. Word=stabat mater
    • 60. Definition=noun- a musical setting for this
    • 61. Root=min (small)
    • 62. Word=mina
    • 63. Definition=noun-an ancient unit of weight and value equal to the sixtieth part of a talent
    • 64. Root=min (small)
    • 65. Word=minie ball
    • 66. Definition=noun-a conical bullet with a hollow base that expanded when fired, used in the 19th century
    • 67. Root=mis (bad)
    • 68. Word=misanthrope
    • 69. Definition=noun-hater of mankind
    • 70. Root=mis (bad)
    • 71. Word=misoneism
    • 72. Definition=noun-hatred or dislike of what is new or represents change
    • 73. Root= pater (father)
    • 74. Word=paternity
    • 75. Definition=noun-the state of being a father; fatherhood
    • 76. Root=pater (father)
    • 77. Word=paterfamilias
    • 78. Definition=noun-the male head of a household or family, usually the father
    • 79. Root=phon/phono (sound)
    • 80. Word=phoneme
    • 81. Definition=noun-any of a small set of units
    • 82. Root=phon/phono (sound)
    • 83. Word=phonograph
    • 84. Definition=noun-any sound-reproducing machine using records in the form of cylinders or disks
    • 85. Root=psych (mind)
    • 86. Word= psych
    • 87. Definition=verb-to intimidate or frighten psychologically, or make nervous
    • 88. Root=psych (mind)
    • 89. Word=psychedelic
    • 90. Definition=noun- a psychedelic drug
    • 91. Root=therm (heat)
    • 92. Word=thermonuclear
    • 93. Definition=adjective-of, pertaining to, or involving a thermonuclear reaction
    • 94. Root=therm (heat)
    • 95. Word=thermodynamics
    • 96. Definition=noun- the science concerned with the relations between heat and mechanical energy or work, and the conversion of one into the other: modern thermodynamics deals with the properties of systems for the description of which temperature is a necessary coordinate.
    • 97. Root= vit (life)
    • 98. Word=vituperation
    • 99. Definition=noun- verbal abuse or castigation; violent denunciation or condemnation
    • 100. Root=vit (life)
    • 101. Word= vitality
    • 102. Definition=noun-exuberant physical strength or mental vigor
    • 103. Root=tele (far away)
    • 104. Word= televangelist
    • 105. Definition=noun-an evangelist who regularly conducts religious services on television
    • 106. Root=tele (far away)
    • 107. Word=telemeter
    • 108. Definition=noun-any of certain devices or attachments for determining distances by measuring the angle subtending a known distance
    • 109. Root= a/an (not, without)
    • 110. Word=anacoluthon
    • 111. Definition=noun-a construction involving a break in grammatical sequence
    • 112. Root= a/an (not, without)
    • 113. Word=anasazi
    • 114. Definition=adjective-of, pertaining to, or characteristic of this culture or its people
    • 115. Root= un (not)
    • 116. Word=unbeseeming
    • 117. Definition=verb-to be fit for or worthy of; become;
    • 118. Root=un (not)
    • 119. Word=uncial
    • 120. Definition=adjective-designating, written in, or pertaining to a form of majuscule writing having a curved or rounded shape and used chiefly in Greek and Latin manuscripts from about the third to the ninth century a.d.
    • 121. Root= anti (against)
    • 122. Word=anticoagulant
    • 123. Definition=adjective-preventing coagulation
    • 124. Root=anti (against)
    • 125. Word=antidepressant
    • 126. Definition=adjective-of or pertaining to a substance that is used in the treatment of mood disorders, as characterized by various manic or depressive affects
    • 127. Root= auto (self)
    • 128. Word=autodidactic
    • 129. Definition=noun-a person who has learned a subject without the benefit of a teacher or formal education; a self taught person
    • 130. Root=auto (self)
    • 131. Word=autogenous
    • 132. Definition=adjective- self-produced; self-generated
    • 133. Root= bene (good)
    • 134. Word=benefice
    • 135. Definition=noun-a position or post granted to an ecclesiastic that guarantees a fixed amount of property or income
    • 136. Root=bene (good)
    • 137. Word=benevolence
    • 138. Definition=noun-desire to do good to others; goodwill; charitableness
    • 139. Root= circum (around)
    • 140. Word=circumlocution
    • 141. Definition=noun-a roundabout or indirect way of speaking; the use of more words than necessary to express an idea
    • 142. Root=circum (around)
    • 143. Word=circumambulate
    • 144. Definition=verb- to walk around or go about
    • 145. Root= dis (apart, not)
    • 146. Word=disapprobation
    • 147. Definition=noun-disapproval; condemnation
    • 148. Root= dis (apart, not)
    • 149. Word=disbar
    • 150. Definition=verb-to expel from the legal profession or from the bar of a particular court
    • 151. Root=hetero (different)
    • 152. Word=heterosexual
    • 153. Definition=adjective-pertaining to the opposite sex or to both sexes
    • 154. Root=hetero (different)
    • 155. Word=heterodox
    • 156. Definition=adjective-not in accordance with established or accepted doctrines or opinions
    • 157. Root= homo (same)
    • 158. Word=homosexual
    • 159. Definition=adjective-of, pertaining to, or noting the same sex
    • 160. Root=homo (same)
    • 161. Word=homogenized
    • 162. Definition=verb-to form by blending unlike elements; make homogeneous
    • 163. Root= Hyper (over)
    • 164. Word=hyperglycemia
    • 165. Definition=noun-an abnormally high level of glucose in the blood
    • 166. Root= hyper (over)
    • 167. Word=hyperbaton
    • 168. Definition=noun- the use or emphasis of a word order other than the expected or usual one
    • 169. Root= mal/male (bad, evil)
    • 170. Word=malfeasance
    • 171. Definition=noun-the performance by a public official of an act that is legally unjustified, harmful, or contrary to law; wrongdoing
    • 172. Root=mal/male (bad, evil)
    • 173. Word=malediction
    • 174. Definition=noun- a curse; imprecation
    • 175. Root= micro (small)
    • 176. Word=microclimate
    • 177. Definition=noun-the climate of a small area, as of confined spaces such as caves or houses of plant communities, wooded areas, or of urban communities, which may be different from that in that general region
    • 178. Root=micro (small)
    • 179. Word=microprocessor
    • 180. Definition=noun-an integrated computer circuit that performs all the functions of a CPU.
    • 181. Root= Post (after)
    • 182. Word=post-millennial
    • 183. Definition=adjective-or of pertaining to the period of the millennium
    • 184. Root=post (after)
    • 185. Word=post-prandial
    • 186. Definition=adjective-after a meal;
    • 187. Root= pre (before)
    • 188. Word=Pre-Raphaelite
    • 189. Definition=noun- any group of English artists formed in 1848
    • 190. Root=pre (before)
    • 191. Word=prelapsarian
    • 192. Definition=adjective- occurring before the Fall
    • 193. Root= centi (hundred)
    • 194. Word=centimeter
    • 195. Definition=noun-one 100th of a meter, equivalent to 0.3937 of an inch
    • 196. Root=centi (hundred)
    • 197. Word=centipede
    • 198. Definition=noun-any of numerous predaceous, chiefly nocturnal arthropods constituting the class chilopoda, having an elongated, flattened body composed of from 15 to 173 segments, each with a pair of legs, the first pair being modified into poison fangs
    • 199. Root= milli (thousand)
    • 200. Word=milligram
    • 201. Definition=noun-a unit of mass or weight equal to one thousandth of a gram, and equivalent to 0.0154 grain
    • 202. Root=milli (thousand)
    • 203. Word=millimeter
    • 204. Definition=noun-a unit of length equal to one thousandth of a meter and equivalent to 0.03937 inch
    • 205. Root= nano (billion)
    • 206. Word=nanosecond
    • 207. Definition=noun-one billionth of a second
    • 208. Root=nano (billion)
    • 209. Word=nanocatalyst
    • 210. Definition=noun- a nanoscale particle with catalytic properties. Used extensively in processing petroleum.
    • 211. Root= mono (one)
    • 212. Word=monokini
    • 213. Definition=noun- a topless bikini
    • 214. Root=mono (one)
    • 215. Word=monoceros
    • 216. Definition=noun-the unicorn, a constellation south of Gemini and east of Orion
    • 217. Root= di (two)
    • 218. Word=diadem
    • 219. Definition=noun-a crown
    • 220. Root=di (two)
    • 221. Word=dichotomy
    • 222. Definition=noun-division in two parts, kinds, etc;
    • 223. Root= tri (three)
    • 224. Word=triskaidekaphobia
    • 225. Definition=noun-a fear or a phobia concerning the number 13
    • 226. Root=tri (three)
    • 227. Word=triskelion
    • 228. Definition=noun-a symbolic figure consisting of three legs, arms, or branches radiating from a common center, as the device of Sicily and the Isle of Man
    • 229. Root= tetra (four)
    • 230. Word=tetragrammaton
    • 231. Definition=noun-the Hebrew word for god
    • 232. Root=tetra (four)
    • 233. Word=tetrahedron
    • 234. Definition=noun-a solid contained by four plane faces; a triangular pyramid
    • 235. Root= penta (five)
    • 236. Word=pentane
    • 237. Definition=noun-a hydrocarbon of the methane series, existing in three liquid isometric forms
    • 238. Root=penta (five)
    • 239. Word= pentagon
    • 240. Definition=noun-a polygon having five angles and five sides
    • 241. Root= hexa (six)
    • 242. Word=hexagon
    • 243. Definition=noun-a polygon having six angles and six sides
    • 244. Root=hexa (six)
    • 245. Word=hexameter
    • 246. Definition=noun-any line of verse in six feet, as in English poetry
    • 247. Root= hepta (seven)
    • 248. Word=heptagon
    • 249. Definition=noun-a polygon having seven angles and seven sides
    • 250. Root=hepta (seven)
    • 251. Word=heptameter
    • 252. Definition=noun-a verse of seven metrical feet
    • 253. Root= octa (eight)
    • 254. Word=octant
    • 255. Definition=noun-the eighth part of a circle
    • 256. Root=octa (eight)
    • 257. Word=octahedron
    • 258. Definition=noun-a solid figure having eight faces
    • 259. Root= -cide (killing, kill)
    • 260. Word=matricide
    • 261. Definition=noun-the act of killing one’s mother
    • 262. Root=-cide (kill, killing)
    • 263. Word=suicide
    • 264. Definition=noun-the intentional taking of one’s own life
    • 265. Root= -ism (the belief in)
    • 266. Word=albinism
    • 267. Definition=noun –the state or condition of being an albino
    • 268. Root=-ism (the belief in)
    • 269. Word=asteism
    • 270. Definition=noun-“genteel irony, polite mockery”
    • 271. Root= -ist (one who believes, studies/practices)
    • 272. Word=alarmist
    • 273. Definition=noun-a person who tends to raise alarms, esp. without sufficient reason, as by exaggerating dangers or prophesying calamities
    • 274. Root=-ist (one who believes, studies/practices)
    • 275. Word=defeatist
    • 276. Definition=noun-a person who surrenders easily or is subject to defeatism
    • 277. Root= -logy (study in the field of)
    • 278. Word=teratology
    • 279. Definition=noun-the science or study of monstrosities or abnormal formations in organisms
    • 280. Root=-logy (study in the field of)
    • 281. Word=oenology
    • 282. Definition=noun-the study of viniculture
    • 283. Root= -oid (resembling, like-shaped)
    • 284. Word=opioid
    • 285. Definition=noun-any opiumlike substance
    • 286. Root=-oid (resembling, like-shaped)
    • 287. Word=schizoid
    • 288. Definition=noun-of or pertaining to a personality disorder marked by disassociation, passivity, withdrawal, inability to warm social relationships, and indifference to praise or criticism
    • 289. Root= -phobia (exaggerated fear)
    • 290. Word=autophobia
    • 291. Definition=noun-a fear of being alone or one’s self
    • 292. Root=-phobia (exaggerated fear)
    • 293. Word=ailurophobia
    • 294. Definition=noun-an abnormal fear of cats
    • 295. Root= -arium (a place of)
    • 296. Word=planetarium
    • 297. Definition=noun-an apparatus or model representing the planetary system
    • 298. Root=-arium (a place of)
    • 299. Word=terrarium
    • 300. Definition=noun-a vivarium for land animals
    • 301. Origins
    • 302. 49. Ailurophobia- 1905-10, Greek
    • 303. 8. Hemp-before 1000, Greek
    • 304. 21. anticoagulant- 1900-05, coagulant is Latin, anti is Latin and Greek
    • 305. 28. hyperbaton- 1517, Greek
    • 306. 48. schizoid- 1925, German
    • 307. 12. misanthrope- 1560s, Greek
    • 308. 46. alarmist- 1793, Latin
    • 309. 29. malediction- 1447, Latin
    • 310. 48. opioid- 1957, There was none
    • 311. 38. triskelion- 1880, Greek
    • 312. 50. terrarium- 1890, modern Latin
    • 313. 15. psychedelic- 1956, Greek
    • 314. 45. albinism- 1836, Albino 1777, Latin
    • 315. 49. autophobia- 1847, Greek
    • 316. 2. aqua vitae- 1375-1425, Latin