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Amorphous
having no definite shape
anachronism
something that is out of date
anthropomorphic
putting human actions on animals/inanimate objects
apathetci
showing lack of interest
apotheosis
the ideal example
automaton
a robot, acting robotic
autonomy
self-determination
cacophony
loud
chronic
on going
chrocnicle
a historical record
chronological
in order of time
chronology
the sequence in which events occurred
chronometer
an exceptionally accurate clock
cryptic
secret meaning
demography
study of humans
diatribe
abusive verbal attack
dichotomy
division into two parts
discord
lack of agreement, harsh sounds
disinclination
mild dislike
dogmatic
opinionated
dystopia
human misery
empathy
understanding motives
euphemism
harsh word replaced by a milder one
euphoria
high spirits
heterogenous
consisting parts that are different
homogeneous
consisting parts that are the same
hyperbole
exaggeration for emphasis
misanthrope
one who hates humankind
nominal
relating to names, existing by name, trivial
oligarchy
a government ruled by a select few
panacea
a cure all
pandemic
widespread
pandemonium
a state of chaos
paradox
something that goes against believe
pedantic
touchy with details
peripatetic
a traveler
peripheral
on the outer boundary
philanthropy
love of man
proclivity
natural tendency
pseudonym
fack name
synchronize
at the same time
unorthodox
breaking of tradition