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Tatiana

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TermDefinition
Egotist (Ego-I, Latin root) Incredibly conceited (Obnoxious)
Bigamy Unlawful state of having more than one spouse
Anthropologist Student of the development of mankind
Misanthrope One who hates mankind
Ambidextrous (Ambi-Both)(Dexter-Right hand, Latin word) Capable of using both hands with equal skill.
Misogamist One who does not agree with marriage (Commitment is deeper and more meaningful if freedom is available without judicial proceedings)
Introvert(Verto-To turn, Latin verb) Turns thoughts inward
Gauche (French word for left hand is gauche) Awkward. Clumsiness, generally social rather than physical.
Altruist (Alter-Other, Latin root) Is interested in the welfare of others (Look toward the benefit of OTHERS)
Extrovert (Verto-To turn, Latin verb) Turns thoughts outward
Monogamy System of only one marriage
Ambivert (Verto-To turn, Latin verb) (Ambi-Both) Turns thoughts both inward and outward
Misogynist Hates women
Philanthropist One who engages in charitable works
Gynecologist Women's doctor
Polygyny Social custom to plural marriage
Ascetic Does not pursue a life of luxury. Enjoys the most simple life.
Polyandry Social custom to plural marriage
Adroit (Droit-Right hand, French word) Quickwitted, can get out of difficult spots cleverly, can handle situations ingeniously.
Dexterity (Dexter-Right hand, Latin word) Skillful
Sinister Evil, threatening
Egocentric (Ego-I, Latin root) You consider yourself the center of the universe (Intolerable)
Altercation (Alter-Other, Latin root) An argument (Violent disagreement, a "fight" with words. Why? Because you have other ideas, plans, or opinions than those of the person on the other side of the argument)
Alternate (Alter-Other, Latin root) To take one, skip one, etc. (In a debate, contest, or convention is the other person who will take over if the original choice is unable to attend. And if you have no alternative, you have no other choice)
Egomaniac (Ego-I, Latin root) You carry egoism to such an extreme that your needs, desires, and interests have become a morbid obsession, a mania. (Dangerous and slightly mad)
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