23 terms

Classical Roots Lesson 1

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HUMANUS
human being
humane (humaneness)
Having the worthy qualities of human beings, such as kindness or compassion.
humanism (humanist, humanistic)
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.
ANTHROPOS
human being, man
anthropology (anthropological, anthropologist)
The scientific study of the origins, cultural development, and customs of human beings.
misanthrope (misanthropic, misanthropy)
A person who hates all people.
HOMI-, HOMIN
human being
homicide (homicidal)
The killing of one person by another; a person who kills another.
VIR
man
virile (virility)
Having certain characteristics traditionally associated with masculinity, especially physical strength, vitality, and assertiveness.
GYNE
woman
gynecology (gynecological)
The branch of medicine dealing with disorders and treatment of the reproductive system in women.
FEMINA
Woman
feminism (feministic)
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.
AUTOS
self
autocrat (autocratic, autocracy)
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 (autonomous)
The condition of being self-governing; independence.
autopsy (autopsic, autopsical, autopsis)
The examination of a corpse to determine the cause of death.
egoism (egoist, egotistical)
Conceit;valuing everything according to one's personal interest; excessive confidence in the rightness of one's opinion.
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