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acrophobia
fear of being at great height
agoraphobia
fear of open spaces
claustrophobia
fear of enclosed spaces
xenophobia
aversion to foreigners
philanthropist
lover of humanity
philanthropy
love of humanity
philharmonic
pertaining to a musical organization.. loving music
audiophile
one who is enthusiastic about highfidelity sound reproduction
bibliophile
lover of books
misanthrope
hater of humanity
dysentry
inflammation of the large intestine
dyslexia
impairment of the ability to read
dystrophy
faulty nutrition, muscle disorder
eulogize
write or speak in praise of someone
euphemism
substitution of a good expression for an unplesant one
euphoria
sense of great happiness or well being
euthanasia
controversial practice of mercifully putting to death a person suffering from an incurable painfully distressing disease
amorphous
without definite form
anomaly
deviation from the common rule
anomalous
not normal; abnormal
biogenesis
development of life from preexisting life
symbiosis
living together in mutually helpful association of two dissimilar organisms
dichotomy
cutting or division into two; division
antipodes
parts of the glove diametrically opposite to each other
pseudopod
temporary extension of the protoplasm, as in the ameba, to enable the oganism to move and take in food
homonym
word that sounds like another but differes in meaning and spelling....... principal and principle
heteronym
word spelled like another, but differing in sound and meaning.......bass and bass
homocentric
having the same ccenter; concentric
hyperthermia
especially high fever; hyperpyrexia
hyperbole
exravagant esaggeration of statement
hypothesis
theory or supposition assumed as a basis for reasoning
exoteric
known externally; readily understandable
esoteric
known internally
hierarcy
body of rulers or officials grouped in ranks, each being subordinate to the rank above it; pecking order
apogee
farthest point from the earth in the orbith of a heavenly body
perigee
closest point to the earth in orbit of a heavenly body
apathy
lack of feeling, emotion, interest, or excitement; indifference
empathy
complete understanding of another's feelings, motives, etc.
pathetic
arousing pity
sympathy
sharing of another's trouble; compassion
metamorphosis
change of form
peripheral
outside or away from the central part; only slightly connected with what is essential, merely incidental