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Below is a list of Greek Cognates, a word related to one in another language. These words were all originally Greek, and were adopted at one time or another by the English language. They're also all compiled by myself over the years - this is not a cut-and-paste. There's really some sophisticated words here, great for thesis papers and essays. Next time you're writing something to be graded, check back here and run down the list to see what you can splice in, teachers love 'em. Use as you will, it's a great resource!

A
academy
achronous
acoustic
acropolis
aerodynamic
agamic
agamogenesis
agape
agonize
aclinic
acne
acoustic
aesthetics
aesthetition
aerospace
agnostic
agony
agora
agoraphobia
allegory
allergy
alpha
aluminum
amphictyony
amphora
anachronism
analysis
analyze
angel
angioplasty
anomy
anorexia
anthropology
apocalypse
apocalyptic
apogee
apologetic
apologize
apology
apoplexy
apostate
apostolic
apostrophe
apothecaries
apothegm
apotheosis
archaeology
archangel
architect
archon
argon
aristocracy
arithmetic
aroma
aromatherapy
aromatic
arsenic
arthritis
asbestos
ascetic
asteroid
asthma
astigmatism
astrology
astronaut
astronomer
asylum
atheism
atheos
atherosclerosis
athlete
athletic
athletic
atom
atomic
authentic
auto
automatic
autonomous
autopsy
axiom

B
bacteria
barium
basic
beta
biblical
bibliography
bibliotheca
biology
bios

C
cacophony
cadmium
cardiac
catalysis
catastrophe
chaos
characteristic
chi
chlorine
chromium
chronic
chronogram
chronology
chrysostomous
clinical
comedy
cosmonaut
cosmopolis
cosmopolitan
critical

D
decagon
decameter
delta
democracy
demon
diagnosis
diagram
dialect
dialogue
dialysis
diameter
diaphanous
didymous
dilemma
diabolic
diachronic
diachonal
diagonal
diagram
diakinisis
dialect
dialysis
diamond
diaphony
diaphonos
diastasis
diathesis
dogma
dogmatic
doxology
drama
dramatic
dynamic
dyslexia

E
eccentric
ecclesia
ecclesiastic
eclipse
eclipses
economic
economical
economy
ecumenical
elastic
electric
electrolysis
electron
elephant
elephantiasis
ellipses
ellipsis
emphasis
emphasize
encephalic
encephalon
endocarditis
endocardium
endodermis
endometriosis
energy
enthusiasm
ephemeral
epidermis
epigram
epileptic
epilog
epiphany
episode
epitome
epoch
eponym
epsilon
ergon
ergonomics
esophagus
ethnic
ethos
eugenic
eulogize
euphoric
euro
Europe
eurozone
evangelic
exelixis

F
fantastic
fantasy

G
gamma
gastronomic
geography
geometry
geopolitics
grammatical
gymnasium
gymnastics

H
harmonization
harmonize
harmony
helium
Hellenic
heptagon
heptathlon
hernia
hero
heroic
heterogeneous
heterosexual
hexagon
hierarchy
history
homeopathy
homo
homogeneous
homologous
homonym
homosexual
horizon
hormone
horologe
horoscope
horticulture
hyacinth
hydrant
hydraulic
hydrocephalus
hydrogen
hydrolysis
hydrophobia
hydroplane
hydropower
hydrotherapy
hyena
hygiene
hymn
hyperbola
hyperbolic
hypnophobia
hypnosis
hypnotize
hypnotize
hypochondria
hypocrisy
hypocrite
hypocritical
hypodermic
hypotenuse
hypothecate
hypothecation
hypothesis
hypothetical
hysteria
hysterical
hysterics

I
idea
idiom
idiosyncrasy
idiot
iota

K
kappa
karyoplasm
karyotype
kenos
kilometer
kinetic
krypton

L
lamda
lexicon
lithium
lithography
lithology
logic
logical
logion
logistics

M
macroeconomics
magic
magnesium
mathematics
matriarch
mechanic
mechanical
medal
mega
megaphone
melancholic
melancholy
melanoma
melodic
melody
metabolic
metal
metallic
metastasis
metathesis
metempsychosis
meteor
meteorology
meter
method
metropolis
micro
microbe
microbiology
microeconomics
microsurgery
misanthropy
molybdenum
monarch
monogram
monologue
moron
mysterious
mystery

N
necrophilia
necropolis
necropsy
neuro
neuropsychiatry
neurotic
nitrogen
nomadic
numismatic

O
octagon
oligarchy
Olympic
omega
omicron
onomastic
optic
organization
ortho
orgasm
orgy
ornithology
orthodontist
orthodox
osmium
osmosis
oxygen

P
palestra
pantheon
pancreas
paradox
parallel
paralysis
pathetic
pathology
pathos
patriarch
patriot
pentagon
pentathlon
perimeter
period
periodical
periphery
periscope
peritonitis
pessimism
pessimistic
pharmacist
pharmacy
phase
phenomenal
phenomenon
phi
philanthropy
philatelic
philosopher
philosophy
phobia
phonic
phonograph
phosphorus
photo
photograph
photography
photometer
photon
photophobia
photosynthesis
physics
plasma
plastic
platonic
pleonasm
plethora
pleura
pleurisy
pneumatic
pneumonia
pneumonic
podiatry
poem
poetic
polemic
police
policy
polis
politic
political
politician
polyandry
polygamy
polygon
polygraph
polyhedron
polymorphous
polyp
polytechnic
polytheism
polytheist
Potassium
practical
practice
practitioner
praxis
problem
prognostic
program
prologue
prolong
prophesy
prophylactic
prophylaxis
proselyte
proselyte
proselytize
prosthesis
protagonists
prothesis
prototype
psi
psyche
psychiatry
psychiatry
psychoanalysis
psychopath
pulmonary
pulmonic
pyramid
pyretic
pyromania
pyrotechnic
python
pyx

R
rhapsodist
rhapsody
rhinitis
rhodium

S
satan
satanic
satire
scene
scenic
schematic
scheme
schism
school
seismic
seismology
selenium
sigma
skeptic
sophia
sophisticated
sophomore
stoma
stomach
strategic
sycophant
symmetric
sympatric
symposia
symptom
synagogue
synagonise
synchronous
synergy
synod
synopsis
synthesis
synthesize
T
talent
taxis
technique
technology
telegraph
telepathy
telephone
telephonic
telephony
telephotography
telescope
television
telic
theater
theatrics
theocracy
theocratic
theologian
theology
theophany
theorist
theorize
theory
theos
therapeutic
therapy
thermal
thermometer
thermos
thermostat
thesaurus
thesis
theta
titanium
tragedy
trigonometry
trophy

U
uranium
uranus
urology

X

xenon
xenophobia
xylograph
xylophone
xyloid

Z
zealot
zeta
zoe
zone
zoo
zoography
zoolatry
zoological
zoologist
zoology

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