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Haivng the worthy qualities of human beings, such as kindess or compassion
humane
a philosophy in which interests and values of human beings are of primary importance
humanism
branches of knowledge concerned with human beings and their culture: philosophy, literature, and the fine arts, as distinguished from the sciences
humanities
the scientific study of the origins, cultural developments, and customs of human beings
anthropology
a perseon who hates all people
misanthrope
the killing of one person by another; a person who kills another
homocide
having certain characteristics traditionally associated with masculinity, expecially physical strength, vitality, and assertiveness
virile
the branch of medicine dealing with disorders and treatment of the reproductive system in women
gynecology
the belief that women should possess the same political and economic rights as men
feminism
a supporter of womens claims to the smae rights and treatments as men
feminist
a ruler who has absolute or unlimited power; a despot

any arrogant dominating person
autocrat
a person who behaves un a mechanical routine manner; a robot
automaton
the condition of being self-governing; idependence
autonomy
the examination of a corpse to determing the cause of death
autopsy
conceit; valuing everything according to ones person interest; excessive confidence in the rightness of ones own opinion
egoism
a record of descent from ones ancestors; the study of family records
genealogy
the planned annihilation of a racial, political, or cultural group
genocide
a type, class, or category; especially of fine art or literature
genre
well-mannered; refinedl polite
genteel
anyone not of the jewish fate
gentile
aristocratic or well-bred people

in britain, the class under the aristocracy
gentry
having parts that are unrelated or completely different
heterogeneous
of the same kind or sort

composed of parts that are alike
homogeneous
existing at birth but not hereditary
congenital
to give rise to; to bring into existence
engender
a beginning or origin

the first book of the old testament
genesis
occuring in or characterizing an area; native

in born
indigenous
cleverly inventive and resourceful
ingenious
a direct ancestor; an originator of a line of descent
progenitor
children or descendants; offsprings
progeny
childish; immature
puerile
branch of medicine treating disorders of the skeletal system and tissues related to movement
orthopedics
a teacher
pedagogue
a person who pays excessive attention to learning rules rather than to understanding

a scholarly show-off
pedant
the basic element; the identifying characteristics

a substance in concentrated form obtained from a plant or drug

a perfume
essence
about to die or end
moribund
to shame

to discipline oneself by denial
mortify
an examination to determine the cause of death; an autopsy

an analysis of something that is over
postmortem
the act of painlessly killing a suffering person or animal; mercy killing
euthanasia
possessed at birth; inborn
innate
something that has a real or independent existence
enity
a person of no importance

something that does not exist or exist only in the imagination
nonenity
childlike; unsophisticated

gullible
naive
emerging; coming into existence
nascent
a rebirth; a renewal

a revival of humanism in 14th century to 16th century europe
renaissance
friendly; peaceable
amicable
friendship; friendly relations
amity
in love with; charmed by
enamored
harmful

hostile;unfriendly
inimical
hateful; distasteful
odius
a lover of books
bibliophile
goodwill to fellow human beings

a charitable gift, act, or organization
philanthrophy
strong, irrational fear
phobia
fear of heights
acrophobia
fear of water

rabies
hydrophobia
fear or hatred of what is strange of foreign; or of foreigners
xenophobia
to calm; to satisfy or relieve
appease
peaceful; serene
pacific
to calm; to make quiet

to end war of violence
pacify
a hatred or dislike
antipathy
lack of feeling, energy, or interest

indifference
apathy
the ability to identify with someone else and understand that persons situation of feelings
empathy
referring to pathology, the study of disease

caused by disease

abnormal in behavior
pathological
a feeling of sympathy; a quality that arouses pity or tenderness
pathos
hatred of marriage
misogamy
hatred of women
misogyny
severe diarrhea
dysentery
a serious difficulty learning to read in the usual way
dyslexia
to crave or desire, especially something belonging to someone else
covet
greed; avarice
cupidity
self-satisfied; smug
complacent
impossible to calm or appease
implacable
to calm; to pacify; to appease
placate
showing calmness, peacefulness, or composure
placid
a home; residence
domicile
related to the family or household

tame; trained to live with humans

indigenous to a particular country; native
domestic
range of ones control; territory
domain
to dominate; to be bossy
domineer
control; rule; area of influence
dominion
asleep; not in an active state
dormant
to walk while sleeping
somnambulate
drowsy; sleepy

causing sleep
somnolent
washing of the body, especially as a ritual purification
ablution
a downpoor, a great flood

to flood
deluge
to take away something belonging to someone. especially a right, title, or property; to disposses

to strip away, especially clothes
divest
a ceremony in which a person formally reeives the authority and symbols of an office
investiture
an absurd or inferior imitation
travesty
a garments that indicates position or authority; especially the robes worn by clergy
vestment
a concern for something from which a person expects to get personal benefit

dressed, especially in vestments

absolute; without question
vested
to mix ingrediants, as in cooking

to invent or devise
concoct
a characteristic style of cooking
cuisine
showing unusually early development, especially mentally
precocious
meat-eating
carnivorous
plant-eating
herbivorous
extremely hungry; greedy

eager for some activity or interest
voracious
sweet as honey (referring to voice or words)
mellifluous
having to do with salt
saline
to drink

to absorbl to take in
imbibe
fit to drink
potable
a liquid for drinking, especially a medicinal, magic, or poisonous drink
potion
to make indirect reference to
allude
a secret agreement for a deceitful purpose; conspiracy
collusion
a false belief or opinion, especially one held in spite of contradictory evidence

a deception
delusion
to avoid or escape from cunning; to evade

to escape detection; to baffle
elude