chapter 10

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  1. mater, matr
  2. maternal
    relating to mother;motherly
  3. maternal ancestors
    ancestors on ones mothers side
  4. maternity
    • the state of being a mother; motherhood
    • relating to pregnancy and childbirth
  5. alma mater
    the school, college or university that one has attended; the anthem
  6. matron
    a married woman, especially a mother of mature age; a woman who acts as a supervisor or monitor
  7. matriach
    a woman who rules a family, clan, or tribe
  8. matriarchal society
    a society ruled by mothers or women
  9. med
  10. medium
    midway between two extremes
  11. mediocre
    of moderate to low quality; average; neither good nor bad
  12. Mediterranean
    pertaining to the Mediterranean Sea or the countries that border it
  13. mediterranean
    surrounded nearly or completely by dry land; referring to large bodies of water, as lakes or seas
  14. medieval
    pertaining to or belonging to the Middle Ages
  15. intermediary
    an individuals who acts as a go-between or peacemaker for parties in dispute
  16. memor
  17. Memorial Day
    May 30, us holiday officially celebrated the last Monday in May
  18. memorial
    something, such as a monument or holiday, to serve as a remembrance of a person or event
  19. commemorative
    honoring the memory of with a ceremony; serving as a memorial to
  20. memorandum
    a short note written as a reminder
  21. memoirs
    autobiographies and other writings based on the recollection of personal experience
  22. immemorial
    reaching beyond the limits or memory, tradition, or recorded history; so ancient that it reaches back into times beyond the memory or historical record
  23. memorable
    worth being remembered or noted; remarkable
  24. ordin, ordain
  25. ordinance
    an authoritative decree or direction; order; a new law set forth by government authority, specifically a municipal regulation; something ordianed or decree by fate or a deity
  26. ordnance
    military supplies including weapons, ammunition, combat vehicles, and maintenance tools and equipment; a service of the army charged with the procuring, distributing , and safekeeping of ordance
  27. ordinal
    being of a specified position in a numbered series
  28. ordinal number
    a number indicating position in a numbered series
  29. ordain
    to invest officially with ministerial or priestly authority; to establish or order by appointment, decree, or law; enact; to issue an order to invest with ministerial or priestly authority
  30. preordain
    to appoint, decree, or order in advance
  31. extraordinary
    beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly exceptional; remarkable
  32. subordinate
    belonging to a lower or inferior class or rank; secondary; subject to authority or control of another
  33. insubordinate
    not submissive to authority; failing to recognize or accept to authority  of a superior
  34. par
  35. parity
    the quality or state of being equal or equivalent
  36. par
    an accepted average; normal standard
  37. comparable
    capable of being compared; similar or equivalent; worthy of comparison; approximately equal
  38. disparage
    to speak of as unimportant or small; to belittle; to reduce in esteem or rank
  39. disparity
    the condition or fact of being unequal in age, rank, or degree; difference; unlikeness or incongruity; inequality
  40. nonparent
    • having no equal; peerless
    • an individual of unequaled excellence; paragon
    • a small flat disk of chocolate covered with white sugar
  41. part
    part, side
  42. particle
    a very small piece; speak; a very small amount, trace, or degree
  43. partition
    to divide into parts
  44. partisan
    a person who favors and supports a particular cause
  45. impartial
    fair and unbiased; unprejudiced
  46. partial
    favoring one person or side over another; biased
  47. nonpartisan
    not based on, influenced by, affiliated with, or supporting the interests or policies of a political party; not affiliated with a political party
  48. bipartisan
    consisting of or supported by members of two parties, especially two major political parties
  49. tripartite
    composed of or divided into three parts; relating to or executed by three parties
  50. pass
  51. passionate
    capable of or having intense feelings
  52. passion
    deep, overwhelming feeling or emotion
  53. compassion
    a feeling of sympathy or pity
  54. dispassionate
    not influenced by strong feeling; not affected by personal or emotional involvement; fair
  55. impassive
    giving no sign of feeling or emotion; expressionless
  56. passive
    tending not to take an active or dominant part; receiving or subjected to an action without responding or initiating an action in return
  57. impassioned
    full of strong feeling; filed with passion; ardent
  58. pater, patr
    father, fatherland
  59. paternal
    fatherly; received or inherited from a father or fathers side of the family
  60. paternity
    fatherhood; fact or condition of being a father
  61. patron
    an individual, usually a wealthy one, who sponsors and supports a person or organization; a regular customer
  62. patrimony
    an inheritance from a father or other ancestor
  63. patriot
    one who loves, supports and defends ones country
  64. expartriate
    • one who left ones native land, whether the departure was forced of voluntary
    • to remove oneself from residence in ones native land; to send into exile
  65. repatriate
    • someone who has been repatriated
    • to restore or return to the country of birth or citizen
  66. patriarchal society
    one ruled by fathers or men
  67. compatriot
    a fellow countryman;  a colleague
  68. pend
  69. pending
    not yet decided or settled; awaiting conclusion or confirmation; being in continuance; imminent; while waiting
  70. pendulum
    an object suspended from a fixed support so that it swings freely back and forth under the influence of gravity
  71. pendant
    an object suspended from something else, especially an ornament or piece of jewelry attached to a necklace or bracelet
  72. appendix
    a collection of supplementary material, usually at the end of a book; an appendage
  73. appendage
    something appended; a part or organ that is joined to an axis or trunk; anything attached to or hanging from the body of something
  74. impending
    hanging or hovering menacingly; about to take place
  75. pendulous
    hanging loosely; suspended as to swing or sway; wavering; undecided
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