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Vocab (1+2)

Vocabulary lessons (1+2)
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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