• Etymology
  • Greek #9

    Root: PATH, PATHOS Meaning: feeling, suffering, disease Words: apathy (n) (a- = not, without): without feelings, not caring about something There once was an apathetic nihilist. He never did anything of any interest to anyone really, since in his mind, nothing ever mattered anyway. Frankly, he was rather bored with himself, but he didn’t see […]

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  • Greek Review, Roots I – VIII

    Have at it, everyone! I’ll post the answers next week. Word Bank: democracy                  demographics             pandemic                     Anglophile bibliophile                   philanthropic               philosophy                   misanthrope misogynist                  misologia                     aphonic                       cacophony euphony                     pachyderm                  hypodermic                 taxidermist gynarchy                    gynecologist                gynoid                         misogynist astronomy                  astrology                     astronaut                     disaster anthropology             anthropomorphic         anthropophobiac Once upon a time, there was a A). ____________ aptly named Juana Bea Bookhead. Her […]

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  • Greek #8

    Root: ANTHROP Meaning: mankind, people Words: anthropology (n) (log = study of): the study of people I’ve always thought linguistic anthropology would be an interesting subject to study in school, but given that I’m married to loquaciousness personified, I have regular opportunities to conduct field research on how language impacts society and social life. For […]

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  • Greek #7: Astr, Astron

    Root: ASTR, ASTRON Meaning: star Words: astronaut (n) (nau = ship or sailor): literally, a star sailor As a teenager with highly-sophisticated tastes in film, one of my favorite 80s movies was Space Camp, where several teenagers attending a summer space camp are accidentally launched into space (a highly-implausible plot one can only accept without […]

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  • Greek #6

    Root: GYN, GYNE, GYNEC Meaning: I am woman, hear me roar! Words: gynarchy (n) (arch = rule, govern): government run by women Generally, I believe that gender should be completely irrelevant when choosing someone to govern a body of people. However, in the case of my family, I do feel it should be considered, and […]