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Vocabulary

QuestionAnswer
Egotist A conceited and self-centered person.
Bigamy The act of marrying while already married to another person.
Anthropologist A social scientist who specializes in anthropology. - An anthropology is 1. The study of humankind, in particular, and 2. The comparative study of human societies and cultures and their development.
Misanthrope A person who dislikes humankind and avoids human society.
Ambidextrous (of a person) Able to use the right and left hands equally well.
Misogamist A person who hates marriage.
Introvert 1. A shy, reticent, and typically self-centered person. 2. A person predominantly concerned with their own thoughts and feelings rather than with external things.
Gauche Lacking ease or grace; unsophisticated and socially awkward. - Clumsy, Awkward
Altruist A person unselfishly concerned for or devoted to the welfare of others ( opposed to egoist ).
Extrovert An outgoing, gregarious person.
Monogamy Marriage with only one person at a time. Compare bigamy, polygamy.
Ambivert One whose personality type is intermediate between extrovert and introvert.
Misogynist A person who hates, dislikes, mistrusts, or mistreats women.
Philanthropist A person who practices philanthropy. - An philanthropy means an organization devoted to helping needy persons or to other socially useful purposes.
Gynecologist A physician specializing in gynecology. - An gynecology means the branch of medical science that deals with the health maintenance and diseases of women, especially of the reproductive organs.
Polygyny The practice or condition of having more than one wife at one time.
Ascetic A person who leads an austerely simple life, especially one who abstains from the normal pleasures of life or denies himself or herself material satisfaction. - Example: A Monk
Polyandry The practice or condition of having more than one husband at one time.
Adroit Expert or nimble in the use of the hands or body. - Skillful, Clever
Dexterity Skill or adroitness in using the hands or body; agility.
Sinister Threatening or portending evil, harm, or trouble.
Egocentric Having little or no regard for interests, beliefs, or attitudes other than one's own; self-centered: an egocentric person; egocentric demands upon the time and patience of others.
Altercation A heated or angry dispute; noisy argument or controversy.
Alternate To change back and forth between conditions, states, actions.
Egomaniac Psychologically abnormal egotism.
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
Mesein Hate
Anthropos Mankind
Gamos Marriage
Asketes Monk
Polys Many
Sinister Left Hand
-Y Practice, Custom, etc.
-Ous Adjective Suffix
-Ity Quality, Condition
-Ist Person who ...
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