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egotist talks about accomplishments (the height of conceit)
bigamy illegal plurality of marriages
anthropologist student of the development mankind
misanthrope hates people
ambidextrous capable of using both hands with equal skill
misogamist hates marriage
introvert turns thoughts inward
gauche awkward
altruist is interested in the welfare of others
extrovert turns thoughts outward
monogamy system of only one marriage
ambivert turns thoughts both inward and outward
misogynist hates women
philanthropist one who engages in charitable works
gynecologist woman's doctor
polygyny man has many wifes
ascetic does not pursue pleasures of the flesh
polyandry a woman has two or more husbands
adroit means skillful, but especially in exercise of the mental facilities
dexterity is skill
sinister evil, threatening
egocentric one who is excessively fixated on his/hers own desires, needs, ect.
altercation argument
alternate other possible
egomaniac morbidly, obsessively wrapped up in oneself
mania madness
ego self, I
gauche left hand
gyne woman
andros male
ambi both
dexter right hand
alter other
monos one
intro inside
bi two
verto turn
extro outside
centrum center
anthropos mankind
gamos marriage
asketes monk
polys many
sinister left hand
-y practice, custom, ect. (noun suffix)
-ous adjective suffix
-ity quality, condition, ect. (noun suffix)
-ist person who (noun suffix)
Created by: rosiethings800