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egotist a conceited, boastful person.
bigamy the crime of marrying while one has a spouse still living, from whom no valid divorce has been effected.
anthropologist a person that studies of humans, their origins, physical characteristics, institutions, religious beliefs, social relationships, etc
misanthrope a hater of humankind.
ambidextrous able to use both hands equally well:
misogamist hatred of marriage.
introvert a person characterized by concern primarily with his or her own thoughts and feelings (opposed to extrovert ).
gauche lacking social grace, sensitivity, or acuteness; awkward; crude; tactless:
altruist a person unselfishly concerned for or devoted to the welfare of others (opposed to egoist ).
extrovert a person characterized by extroversion; a person concerned primarily with the physical and social environment (opposed to introvert ).
monogamy marriage with only one person at a time.
ambivert one whose personality type is intermediate between extrovert and introvert.
misogynist a person who hates, dislikes, mistrusts, or mistreats women.
philanthropist a person that practices of performing charitable or benevolent actions
gynecologist a specialist that practices medicine that concerns diseases in women, esp those of the genitourinary tract
polygyny the practice or condition of having more than one wife at one time.
ascetic a person who dedicates his or her life to a pursuit of contemplative ideals and practices extreme self-denial or self-mortification for religious reasons.
polyandry the practice or condition of having more than one husband at one time. Compare monandry
adroit skilful or dexterous
dexterity skill or adroitness in using the hands or body; agility.
sinister threatening or portending evil, harm, or trouble
egocentric center on one self
altercation a heated or angry dispute; noisy argument or controversy.
alternate to interchange repeatedly and regularly with one another in time or place; rotate (usually followed by with )
egomaniac obsessive love for oneself and regard for one's own needs.
mania excessive excitement or enthusiasm; craze:
ego the ā€œIā€ or self of any person; a person as thinking, feeling, and willing, and distinguishing itself from the selves of others and from objects of its thought.
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