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anthropocentric
man-centered
We believed in an anthropocentric cosmos.
gastronome
a gourmet or epicure
Try the gastronome's recipe for squid a la mode.
autodidact
self-taught person
His writing contains the tell-tale errors of the autodidact.
monism
doctrine that reality is one
Einstein's space-time is a scientific monism.
in medias res
in the middle of things
Homer began The Odyssey in medias res.
lycanthrope
werewolf
Jove's anger turned Lycaon into a howling lycanthrope.
circumambient
surrounding
Enjoy the circumambient breezes which waft over the deck.
transmogrify
change form
The hecklers were transmogrified into obsequious admirers.
reify
treat as real
To believe in THE DARK FORCE is to reify the concept of evil.
au contraire
to the contrary
"Au contraire!" he exclaimed in protest.
vivacious
lively
His vivacious conversation entertained the group long into the night.
circumvent
get around
To circumvent this surgical procedure is dangerous.
heliotropic
sun-following
The sun-seeking tourists reminded him of heliotropic plants.
exculpate
free from blame
Fortunately, the jury exculpated the innocent girl.
introspective
inward looking
His introspective thoughts were too personal to share.