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psyche(n)
from Greek psych(soul)
mental state; soul
pandemonium(n)
from Greek pan(all) + daimon(demon)
chaos, wild disorder, and noise
nominal(adj)
from latin nom:- (name)
in name only
congenital (adj) comes from Latin com-(together;with)+ gen(birth)(if something congnital, you are born with it.)
existing at birth
viable (adj)
from Latin vit(life) become French vie( life)
capable of living; capable of success; workable
pseudonym (n)
from Greek:- pseudes (false) + nym (name)
assmed name ; pen name
misanthrope(n):- comes from a Greek word: misein (to hate)+ anthrop (human)
a person who hates or distrusts other people
chauvinism(n)
prejudiced devotion to group or country
genocide(n)
from Greek gen(type) + Latin:- cidium(killing) (genos meant"race" in ancient Greeck, so genocide means " the killing of man entire race."
the planned murder of an entire group
vivacious(adj)
from latin viv(to live)
lively; full of spirit
Philanthropst(n):- a Greek word philos(loving) + anthrop (human)
one who wishes to help humanity; a person who makes large gifts to charity
panorama(n)
from Greek pan (all)+ horan(to see)
a clear view over a wide area
vital(adj)
from latin vit(life)
refering to life
genesis(n) comes from Greek gen(birth/origin)
origin; begining
maverick(n)
an independent-minded person who does not conform or adhere to rules
gargantuan(adj)
huge; immense
anthropological(adj)
refering to the study of human beings
psychsomatic(adj)
from Greek psych (mind; soul) + soma(body)
referring to physical disorders that are caused by the the mind
martial(adj)
referring to war or soldiers
renowned (adj)
from latin well known person
famous;well regarded
quixotic (adj)
noble, but not practial; having unreachiable ideas; idealistic
spartan (adj)
lacking in comfort; requiring self-discipline
odyessey(n)
a long and advenurous journey