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anthropomorphism
n- the attributing of human form or characteristics to a god, animal, or inanimate thing

MORPHY- form
misanthrop
n- one who hates people

MIS- to hate
philanthropic
adj- chariable

PHIL-to love
philanthropy
n- the effort to increase the well-being of humanity by charitable donations

PHIL- to love
antagonist
n- a person one struggles against in a contest

AGON- struggle
antidote
n- a medicine that counteracts (works against) poison or disease

-something that gives protection against injurious effects

-something that gives relief from against something else

DOT- to give
anticlimax
n- a sudden drop from the important to the commonplace
autocracy
n- government by a single person

CRAC- to rule
automaton
n- an apparatus that functions by itself; a robot

-also, a person who has lost all human qualities and acts mechanically

MAT- to act
autonomic
adj- pertaining to the autonomic nervous system, which acts according to its oen (self) laws rather than through voluntary control. It regulates the heart, digestive system, and so forth.

NOM- law
benediction
n- a blessing

DICT- to speak
beneficence
n- kindness; charity

FAC- to do
benificiary
n- a person who receives benefits. as from a will or an insurance policy

FAC- to do
benevolence
n- an inclination to do good; a kind or charitable act

VOL- to wish
benign
adj- having a kindly (good) attitude or disposition

-in medicine, mild in character; not malignant
bicameral
adj- composed of two legslative chambers or brances

CAMER- chamber
bilaeral
adj- having or involving two sides; binding on both parties (in contrast to unilateral, in which only one party has an obligation)

LATER- side
bipartisan
adj- consisting of or supporetd bu two parties, especially two major political parties
biodegradable
adj- capale of being broken down bu living microorganism and absorbed by the environment
biofeedback
n- a technique for consciously regulating a bodily (life) function thought to be involuntary, as a heartbeat or blood pressure, by using an instrument to monitor the function and to signal changes in it

GRAPH- to write
symbiosis
n- the living together in close union of two dissimilar organisms, often to thier mutual benefit
ANTHROP
human
ANTI
against, opposite
AUTO
self
BENE
good, well
BI
two
BIO
life