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egoist 1.a self-centered or selfish person (opposed to altruist ). 2.an arrogantly conceited person; egotist. 3.an adherent of the metaphysical principle of the ego, or self; solipsist.
bigamy Law. the crime of marrying while one has a spouse still living, from whom no valid divorce has been effected.
gauche lacking social grace, sensitivity, or acuteness; awkward; crude; tactless:
gynecologist a physician specializing in gynecology.
egocentric having or regarding the self or the individual as the center of all things:
egomaniac psychologically abnormal egotism.
sinister bad, evil, base, or wicked; fell: his sinister purposes.
anthropologist a person who specializes in anthropology.
misanthrope a hater of humankind.
philanthropist a person who practices philanthropy.
polygyny the practice or condition of having more than one wife at one time.
adroit expert or nimble in the use of the hands or body.
extrovert an outgoing, gregarious person.
altruist a person unselfishly concerned for or devoted to the welfare of others (opposed to egoist ).
monogamy marriage with only one person at a time. Compare bigamy, polygamy.
misogynist a person who hates, dislikes, mistrusts, or mistreats women.
ascetic (in the early Christian church) a monk; hermit.
ambidextrous able to use both hands equally well:
polyandry the practice or condition of having more than one husband at one time.
misogamist hatred of marriage.
ambivert one whose personality type is intermediate between extrovert and introvert.
introvert Psychology. a person characterized by concern primarily with his or her own thoughts and feelings (opposed to extrovert ).
altercation a heated or angry dispute; noisy argument or controversy.
dexterity skill or adroitness in using the hands or body; agility.
alternate to interchange repeatedly and regularly with one another in time or place; rotate (usually followed by with):
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