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anthropology
the study of mankind
STEM:
gyne
woman
oculist
treats imperfect vision, myopia, astigmatism, cataracts, etc.
oculist
treats imperfect vision, myopia, astigmatism, cataracts, etc.
obstetrician
delivers babies and takes care of the mother during and immediately after the period of her pregnancy.
pediatrician
limits his practice to youngsters
dermatologist
treats skin ailments like acne,aczemas, impetigo, syphilis, and cancer.
orthopedist
treats skeletal structure of the body and deformities such as the clubfoor, curvature of the spine, dislocation of the hip, etc.
cardiologist
treats diseases of the heart
neurologist
specializes in afflictions that arise from improper functioning of the nervous system such as cerebral palsy, tics, strokes, etc.
psychiatrist
treatment of mental and emotional disorders, ranging from comparatively mild personality disturbances to full-blown insanity.
frontal lobotomy
operations on the brain to sever one or more nerves.
misogamist
definitely and irrevocably averse to wedding bells.
philanthropist
one who loves mankind and shows his love by writing out big checks or by other charitable services.
ascetic
self-denial, austerity, lonely contemplation--these are the characteristics of the good life, he claims. the simplest food and the least amount of it will eventually lead to the spiritual perfection which is man's ultimate goal.
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ego
I
egocentric
Considers himself the center of the universe. He is intolerable
egomaniac
dangerous and slightly mad concerning his self-importance.
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alter
other
alternate
to skip one and take the other
Alternative
some other choice
alteration
a change
altercation
a verbal dispute
alter ego
someone to whom you are so close that you do the same things, think alike, react similarly, and are almost mirror images of eachother.
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sinister
left hand
sinister
evil or dangerous
gauche
(person)awkward and clumsy.
(remark)tactless
adroit/dexterous
skillful with the hands
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miseo
to hate
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anthropos
mankind
gynecologist
the doctor who treats those ailments peculiar to women, such as pregnancy, tumor of the uterus, tipped womb, menstrual disorders, and other feminine mysteries.
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gamos
marriage
monogamy
the system of having one mate, often refrerred to by joketers as monotony
bigamy
the legal offense of incurring a further marital obligation without having liquidated the previous one
polygamy
the delightful but somewhat chaotic custom, practiced at one time by the mormons of utah and before them by Kind Solomon, of having as many wives as a man can afford financially and put up with emotionally.
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asketes
monk, hermit
internist
gives you a thoroughgoing and exhaustive examination, from head to foot, inside and out. ex.Xray, fluoroscope, blood count, urinalysis, cardiogram.
egoist
every decision he makes is based on the answer to one question: "What's in it for me?" He is selfish, greedy, and ruthless in desire for self-advancement.
egotist
conceited, obnoxious, boastful, he thinks only of himself and what he has done, how good he is, how he can solve the world's problems, etc.
altruist
Never mind his own interets, how's the next fellow getting along? He has descovered the secret of true happiness-concerning himself with the welfare of others.
introvert
minutely examines his every thought, feeling, and action. Shy and quiet, but often moody and unhappy, he prefers solitude.
extrovert
never inhibits himself with doubts about dignity or propriety. Usually happy and loves to be with people. His thoughts and personality are turned outward.
ambivert
Has both introverted and extroverted tendancies.
misanthrope
Cynical, embittered, suspicious, he hates everyone. The stupidity, the meanness, and the crookedness of most mortals--that is his favorite theme.
misogynist
he hates and fears all women. "Women are the long-haired, short-brained sex" is what he says.