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HUMANUS
"human being"
humane
root: humanus
adj. having the worthy qualities of human beings, such as kindness or compassion

antonym: inhumane
humanism
root: humanus
n. a philosophy in which interests and values of human beings are of primary importance
humanities
root: humanus
n. branches of knowledge concerned with human beings and their cdulutre: philosophy, fine arts, literature as distinguished from the sciences
ANTHROPS
human being or man
anthropology
root: anthrops (word speech thought)
n. the scientific study of the origins, cultural development, and customs of human beings.
misanthrope
root: anthrops (to hate)
n. a person who hates all people
HOMI/HOMIN
human being
homicide
root: HOMI (to kill)
n. the killing of one person by another; a person who kills another
VIR
man
virle
root: VIR
adj. having certain characteristics traditionally associated with masculinity, especially physical strength, vitality, and assertiveness
GYNE
woman
gynecology
root: GYNE (word, thought speech)
n. the branch of medicine dealing with disorders and treatment of the reproductive system in women
FEMINA
woman
feminism
root: FEMINA
n. the belief that women should possess the same political and economic rights as men.
feminist
root: FEMINA
n. a supporter of women's claims to the same rights and treatment as men
AUTOS
self
autocrat
root: AUTOS (power)
n. 1. a ruler who has absolute or unlimited power: a despot
2. any arrogant, dominating person
automaton
root: AUTOS (thinking, acting
)
n. a person who behaves ina mechanical routine manner, a robot.
autonomy
root: AUTO (law)
the condition of being self-governing; independence
autopsy
root: AUTO (sight)
n. the examinatoin of a corpse to determine the cause of death.
EGO
I
Egoism
root: EGO
n. conceit, valuing everything according to one's own personal interest, excessive confidence.
feminist
root: FEMINA
n. a supporter of women's claims to the same rights and treatment as men
AUTOS
self
autocrat
root: AUTOS (power)
n. 1. a ruler who has absolute or unlimited power: a despot
2. any arrogant, dominating person
automaton
root: AUTOS (thinking, acting
)
n. a person who behaves ina mechanical routine manner, a robot.
autonomy
root: AUTO (law)
the condition of being self-governing; independence
autopsy
root: AUTO (sight)
n. the examinatoin of a corpse to determine the cause of death.
EGO
I
Egoism
root: EGO
n. conceit, valuing everything according to one's own personal interest, excessive confidence.
GENOS/ GENEOS
race, family
GENS/GENTIS
race clan family
GENUS/GENERIS
birth race kind tribe clan
geneology
root: GENOS(thought, word speech)
n. a record of descent from ones ancestors, the study of family records.
genocide
root: GENS (to kill)
the planned annihilation of a racial, political, or cultural group
genre
root: GENS
n. a type, class, or category, especially of fine art or literature
genteel
root: GENUS
adj. well mannered, refined, polite.
gentile
root: GENS
n. anyone not of the jewish faith
gentry
root: GENUS
n. 1 aristocratic or well-bred people.
2. In britain, a class under the aristocracy
heterogeneous
root: GENUS
adj. having parts that are unrelated or completely different.
homogeneous
root: GENUS
adj. 1 one of the same kind or sort.
2. composed of parts that are alike

antomnym:heterogeneous
GIGNO/GIGNERE/GENUI/GENITUM
to beget, to bear, to bring forth
congential
root: GENITUM (with)
adj. excisting at birth but not hereditary
engender
root: GENUI (in)
v. to give rise to, to bring into existence.
genesis
root: GENUI
n. 1 a beggining or origin
2 the first book of the old testament
indigenous
root: GENUI (in)
adj. 1 occurring in or characterizing an area, native.
2 inborn
ingenious
root: GENUI
adj. cleverly inventive and resourceful
progenitor
root: GENITUM (before)
n. A direct ancestor, an originator of a line of descent
progeny
root: GENUI (forth)
n. children or descendants, offspring.