"In the Shadow of Man"/ "What Your Pet Is Thinking"

"In the Shadow of Man"/ "What Your Pet Is Thinking"

devoid
completely missing; lacking.
belligerent
war-like, fond of fighting.
abstractions
ideas or concepts.
empathy
the ability to feel another’s emotions.
altruistic
having an unselfish concern for others.
anthropomorphic
giving human qualities to nonhuman entities.
tonsure
top of a man’s head left bare by shaving; certain orders of monks have this.
mandibles
mouth parts that bite or hold food.
primatology
the study of primates–mammals that have flexible hands and feet, each with five digits.
ecology
study of the relationship between living things and their environment.
evolutionary biology
study of living organisms as they develop over time.
besotted
acting silly or foolish about something.
main idea
the central idea expressed in a paragraph or in an entire essay or article.
supporting details
specific details that support the main idea; they can include examples, facts, anecdotes, quotations, or statistics.
tantalizing
to torment or tease (someone) with the sight or promise of something that is unobtainable.
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