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Vocab Lesson 1

Terms

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anthropology
the scientific study of the origins, cultural development, and customs of human beings
automaton
a person who behaves in a mechanical, routine manner; a robot
gynecology
the branch of medicine dealing with disorders and treatment of the reproductive system in women
misanthrope
a person who hates all people
virile
having certain characteristics traditionally associated with masculinity, especially physical strength, vitality, and assertiveness
humanism
A philosophy in which interests and values of human beings are of primary importance
autopsy
the examination of a corpse to determine the cause of death
homicide
the killing of one person by another; a person who kills another
autocrat
a ruler who has absolute or unlimited power; a despot OR any arrogant, dominating person
feminist
a supporter of women's claims to the same rights and treatment as men
humanities
Branches of knowledge concerned with human beings and their culture: philosophy, literature, and the fine arts, as distinguished from the sciences
egoism
conceit; valuing everything according to one's personal interest; excessive confidence in the rightness of one's own opinion
autonomy
the condition of being self-governing; independence
humane
Having the worthy qualities of human beings, such as kindness or compassion
feminism
the belief that women should possess the same political and economic rights as men

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