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vocab 1

wpme 42-43

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egotist a person who is excessively conceited or self-absorbed; self-seeker
bigamy the act of going through a marriage ceremony while already married to another person
anthropologist a social scientist who specializes in anthropology
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 a shy, reticent, and typically self-centered person.
gauche lacking ease or grace; unsophisticated and socially awkward
altruist showing a disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others; unselfish
extrovert an outgoing, overtly expressive person
monogamy the practice or state of being married to one person at a time.
philanthropist a person who seeks to promote the welfare of others, esp. by the generous donation of money to good causes
gynecologist a specialist in gynecology
polgyny polygamy in which a man has more than one wife.
ascetic a person who practices severe self-discipline and abstention.
polyandry polygamy in which a woman has more than one husband.
adroit clever or skillful in using the hands or mind.
dexterity skill in performing tasks, esp. with the hands
sinister giving the impression that something harmful or evil is happening or will happen
egocentric thinking only of oneself, without regard for the feelings or desires of others; self-centered
altercation a noisy argument or disagreement, esp. in public
alternate occur in turn repeatedly.
egomaniac an abnormally egotistical person
ego self, I
alter other
intro- inside
extro- outside
verto- turn
ambi- both
misein hate
anthropos mankind
gyne women
gamos marriage
asketes monk
centrum center
mania madness
dexter right hand
sinister left hand
gauche left hand
droit right hand
monos one
bi- two
polys many
andros male
-ist person who (noun suffix)
-y practice, custom, etc. (noun suffix)
-ous adjective suffix
-ist quality, condition, etc. (noun suffix)
Created by: rachbuzz