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Did You Come Across These Words? A Must Read To Test Your Knowledge About English?

  1. Fatal: Something that causes death.
  2. Prevaricate: This means to Quibble (to avoid giving a direct answer to a question in order to hide the truth).
  3. Epitaph: An inscription on a tomb.
  4. Glower: To look at someone in an angry or threatening way.
  5. The action of killing a king: Regicide
  6. Act of intentionally causing one’s own death: Suicide
  7. The killing of one’s wife: Uxoricide
  8. Post-mortem: An examination of a dead body to determine the cause of death.
  9. Epitaph: A phrase or form of words written in memory of a person who has died.
  10. Elegy: A poem of serious reflection, typically a lament for the dead.
  11. Abdication: An act of abdicating or renouncing the throne.
  12. Almanac: An annual calendar containing important dates and statistical information such as astronomical data and tide tables.
  13. Belligerent: A nation or person engaged in war or conflict, as recognized by international law
  14. Exonerate: Release someone from duty or obligation
  15. Infallible: Incapable of making mistakes or being wrong
  16. Nostalgia: A sentimental longing or wistful affection for a period in the past.
  17. Panacea: A solution or remedy for all difficulties or diseases.
  18. Plagiarism: The practice of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as one’s own.
  19. Potable: Safe to drink.
  20. Sacrilege: Violation or misuse of what is regarded as sacred
  21. Verbatim: In exactly the same words as were used originally
  22. Souvenir: A thing that is kept as a reminder of a person, place, or event.
  23. Caravan: A group of people, typically with vehicles or animals traveling together.
  24. Bale: A large bundle bound for storage or transport.
  25. Bouquet: An arrangement of flowers that is usually given as a present.
  26. Flotilla: A small fleet of ships or boats.
  27. Alchemy: The medieval forerunner of chemistry.
  28. Cartographer: A person who draws or produces maps.
  29. Chauffeur: A person employed to drive a private or hired car.
  30. Lexicographer A person who compiles dictionaries.
  31. Apiary: A place where bees are kept; a collection of beehives.
  32. Arena: A place or scene of activity, debate, or conflict.
  33. Abattoir: A building where animals are butchered.
  34. Asylum: An institution for the care of people who are mentally ill.
  35. Casino: A public room or building where gambling games are played.
  36. Cemetery: A large burial ground.
  37. Crematorium: a venue for the cremation of the dead (like Hindus).
  38. Infirmary: A place in a large institution for the care of those who are ill.
  39. Monastery: A monastery is a building or the complex of buildings comprising the domestic quarters and workplaces of monastics, monks, or nuns, whether living in communities or alone (hermits).
  40. Montessori: A system of education for young children that seeks to develop natural interests and activities rather than using formal teaching methods.
  41. Morgue: A place where bodies are kept for identification.
  42. Orchard: A piece of enclosed land planted with fruit trees.
  43. Tannery: A place where animal hides are tanned.
  44. Acrophobia and Altrophobia: An extreme or irrational fear of heights
  45. Bathophobia: An abnormal and persistent fear of depths.
  46. Ablutophobia: overwhelming fear of bathing, cleaning, or washing.
  47. Bibliophobia: Fear or hatred of books.
  48. Chronophobia: fear of time.
  49. Cynophobia: Fear of dogs.
  50. Hydrophobia: Rabies.
  51. Claustrophobia: An extreme or irrational fear of confined places.
  52. Genophobia: Fear of old age.
  53. Gnosiophobia, Epistemophobia: fear of knowledge.
  54. Gynephobia: fear of women.
  55. Emetophobia: An extreme fear of vomiting, seeing vomit, watching other people vomit, or feeling sick.
  56. Hemophobia: term for the irrational fear of blood
  57. Nyctophobia: An extreme or irrational fear of the night or of darkness.
  58. Necrophilia: sexual act with the dead body.
  59. Pharmacophobia: Fear of medication
  60. Thanatophobia: Fear of death
  61. Thanatos: Death personification in Greek Mythology.
  62. Triskaidekaphobia Extreme superstition regarding the number thirteen.
    • Tri: 3
    • Kai: and
    • Deca: 10
  63. The killing of one’s son or daughter: Filicide
  64. Destruction or abortion of a fetus: Foeticide
  65. The killing of one’s brother or sister: Fratricide
  66. The killing of a large group of people: Genocide
  67. The killing of one person by another: Homicide
  68. The killing of infant Infanticide
  69. The killing of one’s mother: Matricide
  70. The killing of one’s father: Patricide
  71. Cynosure: One who is a center of attraction
  72. In Latin, Cynosure refers to the constellation Ursa Minor, also known as the North Star and Little Bear.
  73. Effeminate: A man who is womanish in his habits.Epicure and Gourmand One who is for the pleasure of eating and drinking.
  74. Fugitive: One who runs away from justice.
  75. Fatalist One who believes in fate.
  76. Debonair: A person having a sophisticated charm.
  77. Fastidious or meticulous: One hard to please (very selective in his habits).
  78. Emigrant: Someone who leaves one country to settle in another.
  79. Immigrant: A person who has moved to another country.
  80. Demagogue: A political leader who seeks support by appealing to the desires and prejudices of ordinary people rather than by using rational argument.
  81. Cynic: A cynic is someone who believes that humans are selfish and that they only do something if it will benefit themselves.
    Cynics: criticize acts of kindness and will probably tease you if you help an old lady cross the street.
  82. Misanthrope: A person who dislikes humankind and avoids human society.
  83. Philanthropist: A lover of mankind.
  84. Somnambulist A person who walks about in his or her sleep; a sleepwalker.
  85. Stoic: A person who is indifferent to the pains and pleasures of life.
  86. Polyglot: A person who understands multiple languages.
    The glott comes from the Greek word for “tongue,” and the prefix poly- means “more than one,”
  87. Narcissist: someone in love with himself.
  88. Numismatist: One who collects coins as a hobby.
  89. Mercenary: A person who primarily concerned with making money at the expense of ethics.
  90. Extrovert: One who expresses himself freely.
  91. Introvert: One who does not express himself freely.
  92. Iconoclast: Someone who attacks cherished ideas or traditional institutions.
  93. Lunatic: A person who is mentally ill.
  94. Constellation: A series of stars.
  95. Cortege: A funeral procession.
  96. Congregation: A group of worshippers.
  97. Hamlet: A community of people smaller than a village.
  98. Horde: A large group of people.
  99. Shoal: A large number of fish swimming together.
  100. Torrent: A strong and fast-moving stream of water or other liquid.
  101. Anarchy: A state of disorder due to the absence or non-recognition of authority or other controlling systems.
  102. Anarchist: A person who wants lawlessness.
  103. Aristocracy: A form of government in which power is held by the nobility.
  104. Aristotle is the noblest person in history.
  105. Aristology: Science of eating, dining.
  106. Autocracy: A system of government by one person with absolute power.
  107. Gerontocracy: A state, society, or group governed by old people.
  108. Gerontology: Study of aging.
  109. Bureaucracy: A system of government in which most of the important decisions are taken by the state officials rather than by elected representatives.
  110. Democracy: A system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives.
  111. Kakistocracy: A state or country run by the worst, least qualified, or most unscrupulous citizens.
  112. Neocracy: Government by new or inexperienced hands.
  113. Oligarchy: A small group of people having control of a country or organization.
  114. Plutocracy: Government by the wealthy.
  115. Secular: Government not connected with religious or spiritual matters.
  116. Monarchy: A form of government with a monarch at the head.
  117. Constitutional Monarchy: United Kingdom.
  118. Absolute Monarchy: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  119. Theocracy: A political system based on the government of men by God.
  120. Theology: Study of God.
  121. Agnostic: One who is not sure about God’s existence.
  122. Atheist: One who does not believe in the existence of God.
  123. Ambidextrous: One who can use either hand with ease
  124. Ambi: Both, Ambi.
  125. Dexter: Right
  126. Auditor: An auditor is someone who inspects accounting records.
  127. Auditory Nerve: Related to hearing.
  128. Auditorium: A big hall where people listen.
  129. Amateur: One who does a thing for pleasure and not as a profession.
  130. Contemporaries: Persons living at the same time.
  131. Peers: means the same thing.
  132. Cannibal: One who feeds on human flesh.
  133. Erratum or Corrigendum: A thing to be corrected, typically an error in a printed book.
  134. Cosmopolitan: A person who regards the whole world as his country.
  135. A sophisticated person who has traveled in many countries
  136. Metropolitan: urban, cosmopolitan, urbane, city, modern, municipal.
  137. Convalescent: One who is recovering health after illness.
  138. Itinerant: Someone who travels around more frequently especially in order to get work.

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