(Greek > Latin: a suffix; one who believes in; one who is engaged in; someone who does something)

Methodist (s) (noun), Methodists (pl)
1. A member of an evangelical Protestant church founded on the principles of John and Charles Wesley in England in the early 18th century and characterized by active concern with social welfare and public morals: "Originally, the word Methodist applied to members of a society founded at Oxford, from the methodical habits of life and worship it promoted.
2. Uncapitalized: Someone who emphasizes or insists on systematic procedures.
Someone who is versed in or who is a specialist in metoposcopy or the interpretation of facial wrinkles, especially those on the forehead, to determine the character of a person.
miasmatist (s) (noun), miasmatists (pl)
1. Someone who has made a special study of diseases arising from miasmata or miasmas.
2. Those who are versed in the phenomena and nature of noxious exhalations.
Someone who specializes in the science of microbiology or the science concerned with micro-organisms.
militarist (s) (noun), militarists (pl)
1. Someone who advocates war or warlike policies.
2. A zealous supporter and promoter of the ideals of armed forces.
misandrist (s) (noun), misandrists (pl)
Those who have a hatred of men; especially, women who can't tolerate them because of some past infidelities or mistreatment: Some women got together and formed a club based on their distressful experiences with men which was called "The club for misandrists".
misandronist (s) (noun), misandronists (pl)
A fanatical person who has the belief that men are the primary cause of all of the world's problems: Anita had read about misandronists in a magazine, in which it said that generally the world could be ruled more successfully and peacefully by women because there have been so many hostilities between nations ruled by men which have caused too many armed conflicts and wars.
misarchist (s) (noun), misarchists (pl)
A hater of governments or any authorities that determine how their citizens are to be controlled in their countries: The existence of misarchists might involve living in societies where there is a disobedience of laws, constant protesting against the politicians, avoiding the payment of taxes, etc.
miscapnologist (s) (noun), miscapnologists (pl)
A specialist in the study of the mistakes and dangers of smoking.
misocapnist (s) (noun), misocapnists (pl)
1. A person who has an intense animosity against smoking or having anyone around who is polluting the air in the immediate vicinity with tobacco smoke, whether from cigarettes or cigars or from any similar process of smoke distribution: Lynn’s mother was considered to be a misocapnist, sending anyone away who was holding a "cancer stick" in his or her hands and not permitting them to come into her house!
2. Anyone who fears smoke exhausts from motor vehicles which are blamed for causing so much pollution in the air: The smell of car and truck emissions made Cindy so sick to her stomach that she decided to live in the forest away from such pollution, and her friends, who were also misocapnists and had similar problems, went to live with her!

Here is a capnophobia link, Part 1 of 4, with images and information for a better understanding of capnophobiacs and why they hate smoking as related to the dangerous practice of smokers.

misocynist (s) (noun), misocynists (pl)
Anyone who abhors dogs: Whenever George's sister came to visit, he would not allow her to bring her dog into his house because he was a misocynist and didn't want to have his residence polluted with dog hairs, fleas, or any other forms of contamination.
misogamist (s) (noun), misogamists (pl)
Someone who hates marriage: June was a convinced misgamist, who made a decision never to wed or have a husband based on the experiences she had when her parents separated and divorced, which proved to her that this kind of marriage was not something she wanted to get involved with!
A man who never Mrs. any woman.
—Evan Esar. Esar’s Comic Dictionary
misogynist (s) (noun), misogynists (pl)
Someone who has a hostility toward women or an intense dislike of women: Usually men are misogynists because they believe that they are better than the female gender.
A man who hates women.
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misologist (s) (noun), misologists (pl)
1. A despiser of excessive discussions or of arguments: Several misologists, among other staff members of the school, loathed sitting in meetings for hours listening to long drawn-out discourses which seemed to have no end and no results.

Is it possible that there are husbands and wives who divorced each other because they were misologists?

A misologist can also be a person of action who prefers to plunge ahead to accomplish something instead of talking about it so much.

2. A hater of over reasoning or critical comments: As a young pre-teenager, Larry became a misologist because he never wanted to listen to his parents trying to explain why he was not allowed to do the same things as grown-ups, like staying up late or watching crime movies on TV.
Anyone who hates or distrusts arguments or discussions with others.
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