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genre
a type, class, or catagory
genteel
well-mannered; refined; polite
gentile
anyone not of the Jewish faith
humanus
having the worthy quals of humans, such as kindess
gentry
aristocratic or well-bred person
humanism
a philosophy in which interests and values of human begings are of primary importance
humanities
branch of knowledge concerned with human beings and their culture (philosophy, literature, and art ...)
anthropology
the study of the origins, culture, and customs of human beings
misanthrope
a person who hates all people
homicide
the killing of one person by another
virile
having certain characteristics traditionally associated with masculinity (strength, assertiveness ...)
gynecology
the branch of medicine dealing with the disorders and treatment of the reproductive system in women
feminism
the belief that women should possess the same political and economic rights as men
feminist
a supporter of women's rights
autocrat
a ruler who has absolute power
automaton
a person who behaves in a mechanical, routine manner (robot)
autonomy
the condition of being self-governing (independence)
autopsy
exam of the corpse to determine cause of death
egoism
conceit;
excessive confidence in one's own opinion
genealogy
a record of decent from one's ancestors
genocide
the planned annihilation of a racial, political, or cultural group
heterogeneous
having parts that are unrelated or completely different
homogeneous
of the same kind or sort
congenital
existing at birth but not hereditary
engender
to give rise to;
to bring into existence
genesis
a beginning or origin
indigenous
occuring in or characterizing an area;
native
ingenious
cleverly inventive and resourceful
progenitor
a direct ancestor
progeny
children or descendants; offspring
matrix
the surrounding within which something begins or develops
matriarchy
a society ruled or controlled by women
matriculate
to register as a student
patriarch
the male head of a family or tribe
patrimony
a family inheritance
patronage
support;
encouragement
patronize
to go to regularly
patronymic
name derived from a paternal ancestor
faternal
pertaining to brothers;
brotherly
fraternize
to be friendly with
avuncular
like an uncle
familial
having to do with the family
uxorious
dominated by one's wife
bigamy
marriage to two mates
monogamy
marriage to a single mate
puerile
childish;
immature
orthopedics
branch of medicine treating disorders of the skeletal system
pedagogue
a teacher
pedant
a person who pays excessive attention to learning rules rather than to understanding
entity
something that has real or independent existence
nonentity
a person or thing of no importance
essence
the basic element;
the identifying characteristic
moribund
about to die or end
mortify
to shame
postmortem
an examination to determine the cause of death;
autopsy
euthanasia
the act of painlessly killing a suffering person or animal
innate
possessed at birth;
inborn
naive
childlike;
unsophisticated
nascent
emerging;
coming into existence
renaissance
a rebirth;
a renewal