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Genocide (noun)
jen'e-sid.
The planned murder of an entire group.

Genocide still takes place in many parts of the world.
Spartan (Adjective)
spar'tn
Lacking in comfort, requiring self-discipline.

Her spartan routine included studing three hours each day.
Nominal (adjective)
Nom'e-nel
In name only. A very small amount.

She bought the house for a nominal amount of money.
Quixotic (adjective)
kwik-sot'it
noble, but not practical, having unreachable ideals, idealistic

Mary spent her three years in the woods to learn a quixotic life of monkeys.
Genesis (noun)
jen'i-sis
Origin, beginning

Many people disagree about the genesis of life.
Maverick (noun)
mav'er-ik
An independent-minded person who does not conform or adhere to rules.

Anthropological (Adj)
an'thre-pe-loj'i-kel
The study of human beings.

Reachers studied anthropological site in African.
Odyssey (noun)
od'i-se
A long and adventurous journey

People have made an odyssey to the Overland trail.
Philanthropist (noun)
fi-lan'thre-pist
One who wish to help humanity; a person who makes large gifts to charity.

My eighty-year-old aunt was a philanthropist who donated money to build school in Vietnam.
gargantuan (adjective)
gar-gan'choo-en
huge, immense

Hanna's gargantuan picnic has all different kind of food.
Pseudonym (noun)
sood'n-im
assumed named, pen named, fake name.

Trang, the famous singer, sang under the pseudonym of Linda Trang Dai.
Chauvinism (noun)
sho've-niz'em
Prejudiced devotion to a group or country

Misanthrope (noun)
mis'sen-throp'
A person who hates or distrusts other people.

I was lunch time, but my boss showed his misanthrop by forcing can't stop working until he said so.
Boycott (verb, noun)
boi'kot'
To refuse to use or buy something as an act of protest.
the act of boycott

I decided to boycott Coke because they didn't pay a fair salary for their workers.
Renowned (adjective)
ri-nound
Famous, well regarded.

HaLong Bay is renowned for its beautiful bay and climate.
Martial (adjective)
mar'shal
refering to war or soldiers

The caption used his martial force to arrest his subordinate.
Congenital (adjective)
ken-jen'i-tel
Existing at birth. Naturally being a certain way, habitual.

I have two congenital moles upper two sides of my eyebrown.
Psychosomatic (adjective)
si'ko-so-mat'ik
Refering to physical disorders that are caused by the mind.

Psychologists studied that psychosomatic symptons caused by stress.
Vivacious (adjective)
vi-va'shes
lively; full of spirit.

She is a vivacious girl, always happy and smiling.
Psyche (noun)
si'ke
Mental state, soul

No matter how nice he tries to pleasure her, she still didn't let he in her psyche.
Pandemonium (noun)
pan'de-mo'ne-em
chaos, wild disorder, a noise

When a car accident happen on the highway, there will be a pandemonium from the police's car.
Panorama (noun)
pan'e-ram'e
A clear view over a wide area
A wide-ranging survey

From the window of the fifteen floor, I would see a panorama of the forest in Vienam.
Viable (adjective)
vi'e-bel.
Capable of living, capable of success, workable.

He found a viable solution to the problem.
Vital (adjective)
vit'l
referring to life, necessary, essential, lively, full of life, busy.

Water is vital to life.