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Know these words ending in ‘try’?

1. Gantry: A frame or framework

Eg. On top of the gantry, the Indian flag flew high.

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2. Allopatry: Used of organisms especially populations of the same or closely related species occupying separate, non overlapping geographic areas.

Eg. Allopatric speciation is thought to be the dominant mode of speciation.

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3. Anemometry: The process of ascertaining the force, speed and direction of wind or an airflow.

Eg. Anemometry is the process of measuring wind.

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4. Bibliolatry: The worship of a book; idolatrous homage to a book

Eg. Historical Christianity has never endorsed bibliolatry as worship is reserved for God.

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5. Helotry: Serfdom; slavery

Eg. Helotry was rampant in Sparta and the helots stood their masters in good stead in battle.

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