Word Clues #1

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  1. A/An
    without; not
  2. atheist
    • a-without
    • the-god
    • without god
  3. apathetic
    • a-without
    • path-feeling, emotion
    • without feeling, don't care
  4. acephalic
    • a-without
    • ceph- head
    • without a head
  5. atom
    • a-without
    • tom-cut
    • not able to cut, smallest particle
  6. anaerobic
    • a-without
    • aero-air
    • existing in absense of air, without oxygen
  7. abiogenesis
    • a-without
    • bio-life
    • gen-origin, beginning
    • life beginning from nonlife
  8. anemia
    • a-without
    • nem-blood
    • iron deficiency in the blood
  9. acardiac
    • a-without
    • card-heart
    • without anything from heart upwards
  10. anonymous
    • a-without
    • onym-name
    • without a name
  11. Amphi/Amph
    both;around
  12. amphibian
    • amph-both, around
    • bi-life
    • animal capable of living on land and in water
  13. amphora
    • amph-both, around
    • phor-to carry
    • vase with two handles; carry around
  14. amphitheater
    • amph-around
    • theater-stadium (place for viewing)
    • round theater
  15. Anti/Ant
    against
  16. antiaircraft
    • anti-against
    • air-air, aero
    • craft-vehicle/craft
    • used against hostile aircraft
  17. antibiotic
    • anti-against
    • bio-life
    • medicine that kills bad bacteria
  18. antipathy
    • anti-against
    • path-emotion, feeling
    • a feeling against, hatred
  19. antipodes
    • anit-against
    • pod-foot
    • 2 places directly opposit on earth
  20. antithesis
    • anti-against
    • thes-idea
    • argument against something, direct opposition to an idea
  21. Dia
    through, across
  22. diagnosis
    • dia-through
    • gnos-knowledge
    • osis-condition
    • determinaation after facts are known
  23. diarrhea
    • dia-through
    • rrhea-gush, flow
    • state of gushing or flowing through
  24. diameter
    • dia-through, across
    • meter-measure
    • measure across
  25. diagonal
    • dia-through, across
    • gon-angle
    • across at an angle
  26. diagram
    • dia-through
    • gram-write, draw
    • figure marked by lines to help understanding "through drawing"
  27. diaphanous
    • dia-through
    • phan-appear, show
    • transparent
  28. dialogue
    • dia-through, across
    • log-speech
    • discussion between 2 or more people
  29. diarama
    • dia-through, across
    • rama (orama)-view
    • visual that enables a view with depth
  30. Ex/Ec
    out
  31. exit
    • ex-out
    • it (ire)- to go
    • to leave, a way out
  32. exodus
    • ex-out
    • odus-way
    • mass departure
  33. expedition
    • ex-out
    • ped-foot
    • jouney by foot, journey for a purpose
  34. eccentric
    • ec-out
    • cent-center
    • out of center, unusual
  35. En/Em
    in
  36. energy
    • en-in
    • erg-work
    • capacity to do work
  37. encephalitis
    • en-in
    • ceph-head
    • litis-swelling, inflammation
    • swelling of the brain
  38. epi
    upon, at, in addidition
  39. epitaph
    • epi-upon
    • taph-tomb
    • tombstone writing
  40. epilogue
    • epi-in addition to, upon
    • log- speech
    • a speech or discussion at the end of a story
  41. epidermis
    • epi-upon
    • derm-skin
    • an outer layer of skin
  42. epidemic
    • epi-upon
    • dem-people
    • affecting a large number of people, widespread disease
  43. epicenter
    • epi-at, upon
    • cent-center
    • at center, the focal point
  44. epiglottis
    • epi-upon
    • glot-tongue
    • flap of tissue at the base of your tongue that closes over trachea when we swallow to prevent inhalation of food
  45. epiphany
    • epi-at, upon
    • phan-appear
    • a sudden insight or idea
  46. epitome
    • epi-upon, in addition to
    • tom-cut
    • cut above, prime example
  47. epigram
    • epi-upon
    • gram-write
    • a brief, witty saying or proverb
  48. hyper
    over, excessive
  49. hyperbole
    • hyper-over, excessive
    • bol-throw
    • exageration for effect
  50. hyperphagia
    • hyper-over, excessive
    • phag-eat
    • eating with intent to gain weight
  51. hyoerglycemia
    • hyper-over
    • glyc-sugar
    • em-blood
    • state of excessive sugar in the blood
  52. hyperactive
    • hyper-over, excessive
    • act- to do
    • over or excessive doing, squirmy
  53. hyperthermia
    • hyper-over, excessive
    • therm-heat, temp
    • state of body producing too much heat
  54. hypercritical
    • hyper-over, excessive
    • crit-to judge
    • excessive negative judgement
  55. Hyp/Hypo
    under, less than, too little
  56. hypoglycemia
    • hypo-too little, under
    • glyc-sugar
    • em-blood
    • state of too little sugar in the blood
  57. hypoxia
    • hyp-under, too little
    • ox-oxygen
    • oxygen deficiency
  58. hypocrite
    • hypo-under, too little
    • crit-judge
    • an insincere person-lack of self judgement
  59. hypothermia
    • hypo-under, too little
    • therm-heat, temp
    • too little heat being produced in the body
  60. hypodermic
    • hypo-under
    • derm-skin
    • undere the skin
  61. hypn(o,a,e)gogic
    • hyp-under
    • ogog-to lead (into under)
    • in semiconcious state
  62. hypothesis
    • hypo-under
    • thes-idea
    • underlying idea
  63. para/par
    beside, contrary, amiss
  64. parallel
    • para-beside
    • all-of one another
    • occurring side by side, never crossing
  65. parachute
    • para-contrary
    • chute-to fall
    • provides, contrary to fall
  66. parasol
    • para-contrary
    • sol-sun
    • umbrella used against the sun
  67. paralysis
    • para-contrary
    • lysis-loosen
    • inability to move
  68. paradox
    • para-contrary, amiss
    • dox-belief or opinion
    • two true but contradictory statements
  69. paradigm
    • para-beside
    • digm-to show
    • an environment with its own unique set of rules
  70. peri
    around
  71. perimeter
    • peri-around
    • meter-measure
    • measure around
  72. peripatetic
    • peri-around
    • pat-walk
    • wandering around, one who wanders
  73. pericardium
    • peri-around
    • card-heart
    • a membrane around heart
  74. periscope
    • peri-around
    • scope-view
    • device that enables a view around
  75. peripheral
    • peri-around
    • pher-carry
    • around the edge
  76. peridontal
    • peri-around
    • dont-tooth
    • around the tooth
  77. pro
    before
  78. protagonist
    • pro-before
    • tagon-suffer
    • principle character in a story, first to suffer
  79. program
    • pro-before
    • gram-write,draw
    • a plan or scheme(to do)
  80. prologue
    • pro-before
    • log-speech
    • speech or discussion at the beginning of a story
  81. prognosis
    • pro-before
    • gnos-knowledge
    • osis-condition
    • educated guess before all facts are known
  82. procrastinate
    • pro-before
    • crastin-tomorrow
    • to put off "till tomorrow" more forward tomorrow
  83. Syn/Sym
    with, together
  84. synthesis
    • syn-with, together
    • thes-idea
    • the process of making generalizations.
  85. synchronize
    • syn-together, with
    • chron-time
    • to assure something happens at the same time as something else
  86. symmetry
    • sym-with, together
    • metr-measure
    • agreement in dimensions, parts or proportions
  87. symphony
    • sym-together, with
    • phon-sound(music)
    • musicians playing in harmony
  88. sympathy
    • sym-together, with
    • path-emotiion,feeling
    • having the same feeling, feeling sorry for
  89. synergetic
    • syn-with, together
    • erg-work
    • working together for a mutual benefit
  90. symbiosis
    • sym-together
    • bio-life
    • osis-condition
    • biological synergy
  91. syntax
    • syn-together,with
    • tax-arrange
    • word order in language
  92. system
    • sy-together, with
    • stem-stand
    • integrated components designed to work together as a whole, an organized body
  93. Ana
    back, up, against, upon
  94. anachronism
    • ana-back, against
    • chron-time
    • something out of its time period
  95. analysis
    • ana-back
    • lysis-loosen
    • act of taking apart to inspect
  96. anatomy
    • ana-back
    • tom-cut
    • study of structure in the body
  97. anagram
    • ana-back
    • gram-write, draw
    • word puzzle, rearrange letters to make a new word or phrase
  98. anathema
    • ana-back, against
    • them-place
    • curse
  99. anabolism
    • ana-back
    • bol-throw
    • process of cells utilizing broken down nutrients
  100. analogy
    • ana-back
    • log-speech, idea
    • comparison used to clarify a complex issue
  101. Apo/Aph
    off, away from
  102. apostasy
    • apo-off, away from
    • stas-stand, stop
    • abandonment of religious faith
  103. apostrophe
    • apo-away from
    • stroph-to turn
    • '- symbol to note missing
  104. Cata/Cat/Cath
    down, completely
  105. catastrophe
    • cata-down
    • stroph-turn
    • sudden disaster "sudden down turn"
  106. cataract
    • cata-down
    • ract-strike hard
    • waterfall
  107. catacomb
    • cata-down
    • comb-matrix
    • underground burial vault
  108. catalog
    • cata-down, complete
    • log-speech
    • complete list of products
  109. catalyst
    • cata-down
    • lyst-loosen
    • agent to speed up reaction
  110. cataclysm
    • cata-complete
    • clysm-destruction
    • complete destruction
  111. catabolism
    • cata-down
    • bol-throw
    • process of breaking down food to molecules
  112. Ecto
    outside of
  113. ectoplasm
    • ecto-outside of
    • plasm-substance, shape, form
    • cytoplasm outside the nucleus
  114. ectomorphic
    • ecto-outside
    • morph-structure
    • thin body type
  115. ectodermis
    • ecto-outside
    • derm-skin
    • outermost layer of skin
  116. ectothermic
    • ecto-outside
    • therm-temp, heat
    • cold-blooded, relies on an outside heat source
  117. Endo
    within/inside of
  118. endomorphic
    • endo-inside
    • morph-structure
    • thick bodybuild
  119. endoplasm
    • endo-inside
    • plasm-substance
    • cell substance inside the nucleus
  120. endogamy
    • endo-inside, within
    • gamy-marriage
    • marriage within a particular group, especially religion
  121. endocarditis
    • endo-within
    • card-heart
    • itis-swelling, inflammation
    • inflammation inside the heart
  122. endothermic
    • endo-within, inside
    • therm-heat temp
    • warm-blooded, creates its own heat
  123. Meta
    change something "into beyond"
  124. metaphor
    • meta- change into beyond
    • phor-carry
    • literary comparison that transcends (carries beyond) the literal
  125. metaphysics
    • meta-change into beyond
    • phys-nature
    • a branch of science/philosophy that deals with existence of things that can't be validated with the ¬†senses.
  126. metabolism
    • meta-change into beyond
    • bol-throw
    • conversion of food to energy
  127. metamorphosis
    • meta-change
    • morph-structure
    • osis-condition
    • complete change in structure
  128. Pros
    in addition to
  129. prosthesis
    • pros-in addition
    • thes-idea
    • an addition to the body, artificial limb
  130. proselytize
    • pros-addition
    • thes-idea
    • encouraging conversion from one religion to another
  131. Anthrop
    mankind
  132. anthropology
    • anthrop-mankind
    • log-study
    • study of human cultures
  133. anthropoid
    • anthrop-mankind
    • oid-resemble
    • resembling mankind
  134. anthropocentric
    • anthrop-mankind
    • centr-center
    • human centered, universe revolves around mankind
  135. anthropophagous
    • anthrop-mankind
    • phag-eat
    • man eating, cannibal
  136. anthropophobic
    • anthrop-mankind
    • phob-fear
    • one who is afraid of people
  137. philanthropy
    • phil-love
    • anthrop-mankind
    • charitable works
  138. misanthrope
    • mis-hatred
    • anthrop-mankind
    • a person who hates people
  139. anthropometry
    • anthrop-mankind
    • metr-measure
    • measuring of people to measure mental, personality, and emotional traits
  140. paleoanthropology
    • paleo-ancient
    • anthrop-mankind
    • log-study
    • study of earliest human cultures
  141. anthropography
    • anthrop-mankind
    • graph-write, draw
    • study of writings and cultural traits of man (geographical)
  142. anthropomorphism
    • anthrop-mankind
    • morph-structure
    • process of giving human traits to animals (or other non-human)
  143. Phil
    love
  144. philosophy
    • phil-love
    • soph-wisdom
    • love of wisdom
  145. philology
    • phil-love
    • log-study
    • love of study
  146. philanderer
    • phil-love
    • ander-man
    • one who loves and leaves, "playa"
  147. philogyny
    • phil-love
    • gyn-women
    • love of women
  148. philodendron
    • phil-love
    • dendr-tree
    • "lovely" plant with heart-shaped leaves
  149. Miso
    hate
  150. misology
    • miso-hate
    • log-reason, logic
    • hatred of logic and reason
  151. misoneism
    • miso-hate
    • ne-new
    • hatred of progress/change
  152. misogyny
    • miso-hate
    • gyn-women
    • hatred of women
  153. misogamy
    • miso-hate
    • gamy-marriage
    • hatred of marriage
  154. Biblio
    book
  155. bibliography
    • biblio-book
    • graph-write,draw
    • list of books that form the literature of a subject (works cited)
  156. bibliophile
    • biblio-book
    • phil-love
    • someone who loves books
  157. bibliotherapy
    • biblio-book
    • therapy-treatment/cure
    • any treatment that involves books
  158. bibliolatry
    • biblio-book
    • latry-worship
    • worship of words written in a book or of a book itself.
  159. bibliomania
    • biblio-book
    • mania-crazy, obsession
    • state of being crazy over books
  160. bibliomancy
    • biblio-book
    • mancy-foretell
    • tell the future through a book
  161. bibliopole
    • biblio-book
    • pole-seller
    • book dealer
  162. Phon
    sound
  163. phonics
    • phon-sound
    • sounds of a language
  164. phonograph
    • phon-sound
    • graph-write, draw
    • instrument that produces sound from records
  165. phonology
    • phon-sound
    • log-study
    • study of structure of sounds in a language
  166. phoneme
    • phon-sound
    • smallest unit of sound in a language that has meaning
  167. euphonious
    • eu-good
    • phon-sound
    • good sounding
  168. cacophonous
    • caco-bad
    • phon-sound
    • bad sounding, noisy
  169. orthophonic
    • ortho-correct, straighten
    • phon-sound
    • correct sounding, enunciating correctly
  170. polyphonic
    • poly-many
    • phon-sound
    • many sounds, music or linguistics
  171. telephone
    • tele-distant
    • phon-sound
    • device that enables distant sound
  172. megaphone
    • mega-big-great
    • phon-sound
    • device that enables distant sound
  173. Graph/Gram
    write, draw
  174. graphic
    • graph-write, draw
    • vivid, detailed, and drawn out;an image
  175. cacography
    • caco-bad
    • graph-write, draw
    • bad spelling or handwriting
  176. telegraph
    • tele-distant
    • graph-write, draw
    • instrument that sends messages "on the wire"
  177. kilogram
    • kilo-1000
    • gram-write, draw: small weight
    • 1000 grams
  178. monograph
    • mono-one
    • graph-write, draw
    • extremely detailed paper or essay on one¬†topic
  179. Scope
    look at, examine
  180. endoscope
    • endo-in
    • scope-look at, examine
    • an instrument that allows examination of the interior body
  181. scopophilia
    • scop-look at, examine
    • phil-love
    • love of watching people (disorder-voyerism)
  182. arthroscopic
    • anthro-joint
    • scop-look at, examine
    • surgery on a joint
  183. scopophobia
    • scop-look at, examine
    • phob-fear
    • the fear of being watched (anxiety disorder)
  184. skeptical
    • skeptic-look at, examine
    • al-act of
    • state of doubt brought on by looking or examining
  185. macroscopic
    • macro-large
    • scop-view, look at
    • viewable with naked eye
  186. microscopic
    • micro-small
    • scop-look at, view
    • too small to be seen with the naked eye

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