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anthrop
root meaning human
gen
root meaning birth or type
nom, nym
root meaning name
vit, viv
root meaning life
psych
prefix meaning mind or soul
anthropological
referring to the study of humans
misanthrope
person who hates or distrusts other people
philanthropist
one who helps humanity or a person who makes large donations to charity
congenital
condition that exists at birth or naturally being a certain way (congenital liar)
genesis
origin or beginning
genocide
planned murder of an entire group
nominal
in name only (nominal head of a company)
a very small amount (nominal entry fee)
pseudonym
assumed name, pen name (false name)
renowned
famous, well regarded (one who is named again and again)
viable
capable of living, capable of success, workable
(a viable birth, a viable idea)
vital
referring to life (vital signs)
necessary or essential (food is vital to life)
lively or busy (vital shopping area)
pandemonium
chaos, wild disorder, noise
panorama
clear view over a wide area
awide ranging survey

can be either a physical view or a mind's view
psychosomatic
mind over body--refers to physical disorders caused by mind (a psychosomatic illness)
boycott
refuse to use or buy something as an act of protest (verb)

the act of refusing to buy something (noun)
chauvinism
prejudiced devotion to a group or country (common term male chauvinism refers to the view that some men belive they are superior to women)
gargantuan
huge, immense, giant sized
martial
refers to war or soldiers

(martial law--military runs country)
(martial arts--self defense sports)
maverick
independent minded person who doesn't conform or adhere to the rules (rebel or renegade)
odyssey
long adventurous journey
quixotic
noble but impractical
having unreachable ideals
idealistic
(Don Quixote)
spartan
lacking in comfort, requiring self discipline, ascetic
pan
prefix meaning all
psyche
mental state, soul

(refers to part of mind that is not rational and deals with feelings)
vivacious
lively, full of spirit, exuberant