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anthropological
referring to the study of human beings and their cultures
misanthrope
a person who hates or distrusts other people a failure in business and personal life, the misanthrope resented the happiness of others.
philanthropists
from greek loving bill and melin gates have donated millions of dollars to health care research
congenital
from latin- existing at birth -
tim a victim of congenital deafness, received a cochlear implant that enables him to hear
genesis
the beginning, origin
genocide
from greek- killing of the entire- gen
nominal
in name only -although jin is nominal ruler of england the prime minister and perliament hold most of the power
pseudonym
assumed name pen name - king has published sucsessful novels using the pseudonym rishard bach
renowned
from latin- famous well regarded-
scientist jane is renowned for her work with wild chimpanzees
viable
vit viv -from lat capable of living of success workable mosquito eggs remain viable for four yrs awaiting enough rain ro hatch
vital
referring to life necessary essential- the doctor measuted her pulse and other vital signs
vivacious
lively full of spirit -no pic could capture the vivacious spirit of the high school cheerleader
pandemonium
frm greek -chaos wild and noise- a fire in the restaurant caused pandemonium as patrons fled and trampled each other
panorama
an unbroken wiew over a large area/ wide ranging survey- frm the top of the eiffer towel visitors see a panorama of the paris skyline
psyche
greek - mantal state soul
psychosomatic
reffering to -physical disorders from mind
boycott
to refuse to use or buy/ work
chauvinism
prejudiced devotion to a group or country-
gargantuan
huge immense
martial
reffering to war or soldirs
maverick
an independent minded person who does not conform or adhere to rules
odyssey
a long and adventurous journey
quixotic
noble but not practical having unreachable ideals idealistic
spartan
lacking in comfort requairing self discipline