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Anthrop
man
Ideos
one's own
Micro
small
Fid
faith, trust
chron
time
viv, vit
live
cred
to believe, trust
sent
to feel
cogn
to learn, to know
philanthropy
a desire to improve the material, social, and spiritual welfare of humanity, especially through charitable activities. (charity, benevolence, generosity)
misanthropy
somebody who hates humanity, or who dislikes and distrusts other people and tends to avoid them.
anthropology
the study of humankind in all its aspects, especially human culture or human development. It differs from sociology in taking a more historical and comparative approach.
idiosyncrasy
a way of behaving, thinking, or feeling that is peculiar to an individual or group, especially an odd or unusual one. (peculiarity)
idiopathic
describes a disease or disorder that has no known cause
idiom
a fixed distinctive expression whose meaning cannot be deduced fro the combined meanings of its actual words.
ideology
a closely organized system of beliefs, values, and ideas forming the basis of a social, economic, or political philosophy or program
microcosm
a miniature copy of something, especially when it represents or stands for a larger whole
microorganism
a tiny organism such as a virus, protozoan, or bacterium that can only be seen under a microscope.
microsurgery
delicate surgery using precision instruments
scrupulous
1. having moral integrity 2. being very precise (exact)
bogus
false, dishonest, or fraudulently imitating something
bedlam
a place or situation full of noise, frenzied activity, confusion (confusion)
prolific
highly productive, abundant, or fruitful (productive)
complicity
involvement with another in doing something illegal or wrong
detriment
damage, harm, disadvantage
devious
not straightforward, sincere, or honest about intentions or motives; not adhering to the right or usual course, procedures, or standards
farcical
resembling a farce in being ridiculous and confused (ridiculous)
morose
having a withdrawn gloomy personality (gloomy)
melancholy
feeling or making somebody feel a thoughtful or gentle sadness
minion
a servile or slavish follower of somebody generally regarded as important
surreptitious
kept secret, quick, or quiet, especially because others would not approve (sneaky)
stipend
allowance; a fixed amount of money paid at intervals as a salary (earnings)
pedantic
paying too much attention to rules or to small unimportant details
formidable
difficult to deal with or overcome; inspiring respect or wonder because of size, strength, or ability; causing fear, dread, or alarm (frightening)
insolent
impolite and not showing respect (disrespectful)
surfeit
an excessive number or quantity of something, especially so much of it that people become sickened, repelled, or bored by it; overindulgence
enfranchise
to give rights to a group of people (especially the right to vote)
peremptory
expecting to be obeyed and unwilling to tolerate disobedience; communicating urgency, command, or instruction (authoritative)
petulant
ill-tempered or sulky in a peevish manner (sulky, childish, upset)