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eugenics
The study of hereditary improvement of the human race by controlled selective breeding
eulogize
To praise highly in speech or writing, especially in a formal eulogy
euphemism
The act or an example of substituting a mild, indirect, or vague term for one considered harsh, blunt, or offensive
euphoria
A feeling of great happiness or well-being
euthanasia
The act or practice of ending the life of an individual suffering from a terminal illness or an incurable condition, as by lethal injection or the suspension of extraordinary medical treatment.
macrocosm
The entire world; the universe
microcosm
small, representative system having analogies to a larger system in constitution, configuration, or development
microbe
A minute life form; a microorganism
amoral
Not admitting of moral distinctions or judgments; neither moral nor immoral
amorphous
Lacking definite form; shapeless
anemia
A pathological deficiency in the oxygen-carrying component of the blood, measured in unit volume concentrations of hemoglobin, red blood cell volume, or red blood cell number.
anesthesia
Total or partial loss of sensation, especially tactile sensibility
anomaly
Deviation or departure from the normal or common order, form, or rule. One that is peculiar, irregular, abnormal, or difficult to classify
aseptic
Free of pathogenic microorganisms
atheism
Disbelief in or denial of the existence of God or gods
atrophy
A wasting away, deterioration, or diminution
atypical
Not conforming to type; unusual or irregular
monochromatic
Having or appearing to have only one color. Of or composed of radiation of only one wavelength
polychromatic
Having or exhibiting many colors. Of or composed of radiation of more than one wavelength
monogamy
The practice or condition of having a single sexual partner during a period of time
polygamy
The condition or practice of having more than one spouse at one time
monotheism
The doctrine or belief that there is only one God.
polytheism
The worship of or belief in more than one god.
monogram
A design composed of one or more letters, typically the initials of a name, used as an identifying mark.
polyglot
Speaking, writing, written in, or composed of several languages
polytechnic
Offering, receiving, or dealing with instruction in many industrial arts and applied sciences
ethnology
The science that analyzes and compares human cultures
genealogy
The study or investigation of ancestry and family histories.
necrology
list of people who have died, especially in the recent past or during a specific period
pathology
The scientific study of the nature of disease and its causes, processes, development, and consequences