Grothe, English 2H-A: Vocab 3 List

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Anthrop

man

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Ideos

one's own

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Micro

small

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Fid

faith, trust

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chron

time

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viv, vit

live

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cred

to believe, trust

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sent

to feel

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cogn

to learn, to know

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philanthropy

a desire to improve the material, social, and spiritual welfare of humanity, especially through charitable activities. (charity, benevolence, generosity)

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misanthropy

somebody who hates humanity, or who dislikes and distrusts other people and tends to avoid them.

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anthropology

the study of humankind in all its aspects, especially human culture or human development. It differs from sociology in taking a more historical and comparative approach.

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idiosyncrasy

a way of behaving, thinking, or feeling that is peculiar to an individual or group, especially an odd or unusual one. (peculiarity)

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idiopathic

describes a disease or disorder that has no known cause

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idiom

a fixed distinctive expression whose meaning cannot be deduced fro the combined meanings of its actual words.

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ideology

a closely organized system of beliefs, values, and ideas forming the basis of a social, economic, or political philosophy or program

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microcosm

a miniature copy of something, especially when it represents or stands for a larger whole

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microorganism

a tiny organism such as a virus, protozoan, or bacterium that can only be seen under a microscope.

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microsurgery

delicate surgery using precision instruments

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scrupulous

  1. having moral integrity

  2. being very precise (exact)

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bogus

false, dishonest, or fraudulently imitating something

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bedlam

a place or situation full of noise, frenzied activity, confusion (confusion)

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prolific

highly productive, abundant, or fruitful (productive)

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complicity

involvement with another in doing something illegal or wrong

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detriment

damage, harm, disadvantage

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devious

not straightforward, sincere, or honest about intentions or motives; not adhering to the right or usual course, procedures, or standards

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farcical

resembling a farce in being ridiculous and confused (ridiculous)

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morose

having a withdrawn gloomy personality (gloomy)

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melancholy

feeling or making somebody feel a thoughtful or gentle sadness

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minion

a servile or slavish follower of somebody generally regarded as important

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surreptitious

kept secret, quick, or quiet, especially because others would not approve (sneaky)

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stipend

allowance; a fixed amount of money paid at intervals as a salary (earnings)

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pedantic

paying too much attention to rules or to small unimportant details

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formidable

difficult to deal with or overcome; inspiring respect or wonder because of size, strength, or ability; causing fear, dread, or alarm (frightening)

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insolent

impolite and not showing respect (disrespectful)

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surfeit

an excessive number or quantity of something, especially so much of it that people become sickened, repelled, or bored by it; overindulgence

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enfranchise

to give rights to a group of people (especially the right to vote)

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peremptory

expecting to be obeyed and unwilling to tolerate disobedience; communicating urgency, command, or instruction (authoritative)

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petulant

ill-tempered or sulky in a peevish manner (sulky, childish, upset)

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