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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