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VCR Book C Lesson 1

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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 distiguished from the sciences
anthropology
the scientific study of the origins, cultural developement, 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 popularly associated with men, especially physical strength, procreative power, vitality, and assertiveness
gynecology
the branch of medicine dealing with disease 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 absoluted power or unlimited power; a despot
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.