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mis·an·thrope
/ˈmis(ə)nˌTHrōp,ˈmiz(ə)nˌTHrōp/
noun
  1. a person who dislikes humankind and avoids human society.
    “Scrooge wasn’t the mean-spirited misanthrope most of us believe him to be”

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Ameliorate is often wrongly used where alleviate is meant. Ameliorate is properly used to mean `improve’, not `make easier to bear’, so one should talk about alleviating pain or hardship, not ameliorating it. Word Origin and History for ameliorative. adj.

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Definition of mortality

mor·tal·i·ty | \ mȯr-ˈta-lə-tē \

1: the quality or state of being mortalHer husband’s death reminded her of her own mortality.
2: the death of large numbers (as of people or animals)trying to reduce infant mortality
3archaic : DEATH
4: the human racethat natural extinction to which all mortality is subject— Thomas Paine
5a: the number of deaths in a given time or placeThe mortality among the infected mounted daily.
b: the proportion of deaths to populationa brain infection with a mortality rate of about 30 percent— Jane E. Brody
c: the number lost or the rate of loss or failurethe mortality rate of small businesses

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Definition of ETHNOLOGY. 1 : a science that deals with the division of human beings into races and their origin, distribution, relations, and characteristics. 2 : anthropology dealing chiefly with the comparative and analytical study of cultures : cultural anthropology.