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TermDefinition
EGOTIST One who is conceded, knows it all, talks about accomplishments
EGOIST One who believes in self-advancement
ALTRUIST One who is interested in the welfare of others instead of themselves
INTROVERT Turns thoughts inward/ stay to self
EXTROVERT Turns thoughts outward/ a people's person
AMBIVERT Turns thoughts both inward and outward/ can be alone & a people's person
MISANTHROPE Hates people
MISOGYNIST One who hates women
MISOGAMIST One who hates marriage
ASCETIC A monk or hermit
EGOCENTRIC Considers oneself the center of the universe
EGOMANIAC One who is obsessed with themselves
ALTERNATE Other
ALTERCATION A verbal dispute, a fight with words
AMBIDEXTROUS Able to use both hands with equal skill
DEXTERITY Skill
SINSTER Left hand (threatening, evil, dangerous)
GAUCHE To imply clumsiness, generally social rather than physical
ADROIT Very skillful with the mind
MISANTHROPE Hates mankind
ANTHROPOLOGIST A person who studies the development of human race
PHILANTHROPIST A person who loves mankind
GYNECOLOGIST A medical specialist who treats female disorders
MONOGAMY Custom of ONE marriage
POLYGYNY MANY women/marriages
BIGAMY TWO marriages
POLYANDRY Having TWO or MORE husbands
EGO I
MANIA Obsession
ALTER Other
VERTO To turn
INTRO Thoughts turned inward
EXTRO Thoughts turned outward
AMBI Both
DEXTER Right hand ( skillful)
MESEIN Hate
ANTHROPOS Mankind
GYNE Women
GAMOS Marriage
MONOS One
BI Two
POLYS Many
ANDROS Male
ASKETES Monk or hermit
CENTRUM Center
-Y Common suffix for practice/ attitude
-IST Common suffix for a person
-OUS Common adjective suffix
-ITY Common noun suffix
Created by: delinaparker