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humane

Having the worthy qualities of human beings, such as kindness or compassion.

humanism

a philosophy in which interests and values of human beings are of primary importance

humanities

Branches of knowledge concerned with human beings and their culture: philosophy, literature, and the fine arts, as distinguished from the sciences

anthropology

the scientific study of the origins, cultural development, and customs of human beings

misanthrope

a person who hates all people

homicide

the killing of one person by another; a person who kills another

virile

having certain characteristics traditionally associated with masculinity, especially physical strength, vitality, and assertiveness

gynecology

the branch of medicine dealing with disorders and treatment of the reproductive system in women

feminism

The belief that women should possess the same political and economic rights as men.

feminist

a supporter of women's claims to the same rights and treatment as men

autocrat

a ruler who has absolute or unlimited power; a despot; any arrogant, dominating person

automaton

a person who behaves in a mechanical, routine manner; a robot

autonomy

the condition of being self-governing; independence

autopsy

the examination of a corpse to determine the cause of death

egoism

conceit; valuing everything according to one's personal interest; excessive confidence in the rightness of one's own opinion

genealogy

a record of descent from one's ancestors; the study of family records

genocide

the planned annihilation of a racial, political, or cultural group

genre

a type, class, or category, especially of fine art or literature

genteel

well-mannered; refined; polite

gentile

anyone not of the Jewish faith

gentry

aristocratic or well-bred people

heterogeneous

having parts that are unrelated or completely different

homogeneous

of the same kind or sort

congenital

existing at birth but not hereditary

engender

to give rise to; to bring into existence

genesis

a beginning or origin

indigenous

occurring in or characterizing an area; native

progenitor

a direct ancestor; an originator of a line of descent

progeny

children or descendants; offspring

ingenious

cleverly inventive and resourceful

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