Word Power Chapter 3

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Alter ego

One's other self

Altercation

Argument

Altruism

Philosophy of putting another's welfare above one's own, not a selfish person

To alter

To change

Alteration

A change

Alternative

A choice

Alternate (adj/noun)

Other possibility

To alternate

To take one, skip one

Altruistic

Interested in the welfare of others

Ambidextrous, Ambidexterity

Capable of using both hands with equal skill

Dexterous, Dexterity

Skillful

Sinister

Evil, threatening

Gauche, Gaucherie

Awkward

Adroit, Adroitness

Skillful

Philanthropist, Philanthropy

Love of mankind

Gynecologist, Gynecology

Study of female ailments

Monogamist, Monogamy

System of only one marriage

Anthropology, Anthropologist

Study of human development

Bigamist, Bigamy

Illegal plurality of marriages

Polygamist

One who has many wives

Polygamy

Custom in which one man has many wives

Polygamous

having more than one mate at a time

Polygynist

male with a plurality of wives

Polygyny

having more than one wife at a time

Polygynous

having more than one wife at a time

Polyandrist

a woman with two or more husbands

Polyandry

having more than one husband at a time

Polyandrous

having more than one husband at a time

Asceticism

rigorous self-denial and active self-restraint

Misogamous

hating marriage (adj.)

Misogamy

hatred of marriage

Misogynistic

a hatred of women

Misogynous

hating women in particular

Misogyny

hatred of women

Misanthrope

someone who dislikes people in general

Misanthropy

hatred of mankind

Misanthropist

someone who dislikes people in general

Egotist

Talks about accomplishments, unmodest, conceited

Introvert

Turns thoughts inward, pays much attention to himself/herself

Extrovert

Turns thoughts/interests outward

Ambivert

Turns thoughts BOTH inward and outward

Misanthrope

Hates people

Misogynist

Hates women

Ascetic

Does not pursue pleasures of the flesh, lives a lonely, austere life

Misogamist

Hates marriage

Ego

Ones concept of onself, a rejection is a blow to ones ego

Egocentric

One who is excessively fixated on his own desires, needs, not easy to get along with, considers themselves the center of the univers

Egoist

Selfish, believes in self advancement

Egomaniac

Abnormal personality, your needs, desires and interests become a morbid obsession

Egomaniacal

Morbidly, obsessively wrapped up in oneself

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