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vegetate
live in a passive way
muclt
deprive of a possesion unjustly
expiate
make amends for
importune
beg for ceaselessly
ostracize
ban; exclude from a group
procrastinate
put off untill future time; delay
scintillate
sparkle with wit or humor
rusticate
spend time in the country
impute
attribute the fault or responsibility to
deprecate
to express disapproval of
atheist
One who disbelieves or denies the existence of God or gods
agnosticism
The belief that there can be no proof either that God exists or that God does not exist
fatalist
the belief that all events are predetermined and inevitable
egoist
One devoted to one's own interests and advancement
altruism
Unselfish concern for the welfare of others
stoicism
indifference to pleasure or pain
chauvinism
fanatical patriotism
jingoism
chauvinistic patriotism
liberalism
believe in progression and change in the government
conservative
Favoring traditional views and values; tending to oppose change
epicureanism
Devotion to a life of pleasure and luxury
monogamy
a single spouse in a marraige
bigamy
illegially marrying someone else while still married to another
polygamy
the practice of having more than one spouse at a time
misogamy
hatred of marraig
monotheism
the belief in one god
bicuspid
a tooth with two prongs
polyglot
one who speaks many languages
misanthropy
hatred or mistrust of human kind
theology
the study of God and religion
philanthropy
love of mankind
anthropology
study of man
philology
study of language
coquette
a woman that flirts much
circe
a woman who gets pleasure from luring men to their destruction
amazon
a tall strong masculine woman
virago
noisy, scolding, domineering woman
adonis
a very handsom young man
judas
a tratior who betrays his friend
futilitarian
pessimest, cynical person
vulgarian
someone with vulgar taste and manners
pedant
One who exhibits one's learning or scholarship ostentatiously
egoist
someone who is extremely selfish
esthete
a person of fine taste and artistic flair
ascetic
Leading a life of self-discipline and self-denial, usually for spiratual purposes
demagouge
a leader that appeals to the emotions and prejudices of the populace
martinet
someone who demands exact conformity to rules and forms
sycophant
a self-seeker who attempts to win favor by flattering influential people
agnostic
One who believes that it is impossible to know whether there is a God
tyro
a beginner in learning something
virtuoso
a person with masterly skill in fine art
clairvoyant
Having the power to see objects or events that cannot be perceived by the senses
philatelist
stamp collector
numismatist
coin collector
gourmet
A connoisseur of fine food and drink
connoisseur
a person of discriminating taste
pyromaniac
obssession for fire
dipsomaniac
someone with an uncontrollable compulsion to drink
megalomaniac
someone obsessed by delusions of grandeur
monomaniac
pathological obssesion with one idea or subject
kleptomaniac
compulsion to steal
claustrophobia
fear of small or crowded places
agoraphobia
fear of open, or big empty spaces
acrophobia
fear of heights
hypochodriac
continually complains about imaginary illnesses
amnesiac
loss of memeory
somnambulist
walkis in their sleep
insomniac
inability to fall or stay asleep for a long period of time
manic-depressive
someone who's unpredictable moods alternates from extreme mania to depression
schizophrenic
someone with a split or divided personality that looses contact with reality and often imagines their someone else
melancholiac
someone who often thinks of or attempts suicide
paranoiac
imagines that everyone is out to hurt or kill you
oedipus complex
"mama's boy" who, accoriding to Freudians, wants to kill his father and marry his mother
electra complex
hostile to her mother, in love with her father