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Human beings 1. Calligrapher : a person with good handwriting 2. Egoist : a selfish person 3. Egotist : a conceited person 4. Deserter : a person who runs away from army 5. graphologist : a person who studies peoples behavior by their handwriting 6. Altruist : an unselfish person 7. Quack : a person who deceives others by false appearance 8. Renegade : a person who runs away from a group 9. Jingoist : a person with a negative- patriotism 10. Iconoclast : a person who breaks dogma 11. Maverick : a person who breaks conventions 12. Polyglot : an expert in many languages 13. Spitfire : a lady who gets irritated easily 14. Philanthropist : a lover of mankind 15. Misanthrope : a hater of mankind 16. Demagogue : A person who hurts the sentiments of masses 17. Pedagogue : a teacher 18. Cynic: a person who is unhappy with human nature 19. Stoic : a person not moved by pleasure and pain 20. Optimist : a person with positive attitude towards life 21. Pessimist : a person with gloomy attitude towards life 22. Connoisseur : an expert of food, drinks and art 23. Puritan : a person who is strict in religious matters 24. Flippant : a sportive person 25. Truant : a student who is habitually absent from school 26. Valedictorian : a bright student with a very high grade 27. Bellicose : a person who loves aggression 28. Apostate : a person who breaks religious principles 29. Anarchist : a law breaker 30. Quixotic: an impractical person 31. Parsimonious : a stingy person 32. Benevolent : a kind hearted person 33. Defector: a person who turns traitor to a cause 34. Skeptic : a person who doubts 35. Agnostic : a person who doubts the ultimate knowledge of God Anthropology It is the study of physical and socio cultural aspects of human kind 1. 2. 3. 4. Epigraphy : study of ancient inscriptions Ethnography : systematic descriptions of individual culture Paleontology : study of fossils Praxeology : a science that deals with human conduct

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5. Bipedalism : locomotion on two feet 6. Animism : a belief that natural objects possess souls 7. Anthropophagy : cannibalism 8. Endogamy : marrying within a community 9. Exogamy : marrying outside a community 10. Polygamy : institution of marriage which permits more than one marriage 11. Polygyny : having more than one wife at a time 12. Taboo : culture specific prohibition 13. Polyandry : having more than one husband at a time Sociology Sociology is the study of society 1. Agnosticism : belief that human beings cant know whether there is God 2. Anthropomorphism : attribution of human shape and character to animals 3. Apartheid : racial segregation 4. Apolitical : having no political interest 5. Chauvinism : unreasonable devotion to ones race, sex and country 6. Decorum: propriety, polite behavior 7. Doxy : accepted religious beliefs 8. Ethos: characteristic/distinguishing attitudes and habits of a group 9. Etiquette: established conventions 10. Iconoclasm : opposition to accepted ideas/beliefs 11. Indoctrination : training others in ones belief 12. Jingoism : excessive love towards one nation 13. Nihilism : a belief that there is no purpose to existence Words related to education 1. Almamater : a college were one studied 2. Autodidact : a self-taught person 3. Docent : a tourist guide in a museum, a University teacher 4. Mentor : a teacher, a guide 5. Pedagogue : a teacher 6. Pedagogy : the science of art of teaching 7. Philomath : a lover of learning 8. Anglophile : a lover of English language 9. Francophile : a lover of French Language 10. Bibliophile : a lover of books 11. Truant : an irregular student 12. Valedictorian : a high ranking student 13. Sophomore : a second year student of a School/college Mythology, Heaven, Hell, Fate

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1. Apocalypse : prophetic revelation of cataclysm that reveals in good defeating the evil forces 2. Armageddon : final battle between forces of good and evil 3. Bane : source of ruin/destruction 4. Cataclysm : violent upheaval at the end of the world 5. Damnation : condemnation to hell or ill fate 6. Doom : unhappy destiny, death, ruin 7. Doomsday : day of last judgment 8. Eschatology : study of death, doomsday and immortality 9. Kismet : fate 10. Omen : an indication of fortune 11. Oubliette: finality, oblivion or death 12. Retribution : reward or punishment 13. Abrahams bosom : heaven 14. Afterworld : place after life after death 15. Empyrean : highest paradise 16. Salvation : redemption from sin 17. Vahalla : heavenly hell 18. Welkin : vault of heaven 19. Abyss: bottomless areas of hell 20. Avernus : hell 21. Brimstone : fire and sulfur of hell 22. Damnation : eternity in hell 23. Inferno : hell in the form of fiery region of torture 24. Pandemonium : hell, demonic region 25. Styx: principal river of the hell 26. Tophet : hellish place of punishment 27. Void : dark unknown regions beyond life

Gods/Divinities 1. Aeolus : God of wish 2. Amphitrite : Goddess of sea 3. Aphrodite : Goddess of love and beauty 4. Apollo : God of love, intellect and property 5. Ares : God of war 6. Chloris : Goddess of flowers 7. Cupid :God of love 8. Daikoku : God of wwealth 9. Eros : God of love 10. Helios : Sun God 11. Hermes : Messenger of Gods 12. Hypnus : God of sleep 13. Hymen : God of marriage

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14. Mars : God of war 15. Mercury : God of communication 16. Minerva : God of wisdom and arts 17. Mnemosyne : God of memory 18. Morpheus : God of dreams 19. Mors : God of death 20. Nemesis : Goddess of punishment/reward 21. Neptune : Sea God 22. Nike : Goddess of Victory 23. Nox : Goddess of night 24. Plutus : Goddess of wealth 25. Selene : Moon Goddess 26. Somnus : God of sleep 27. Thantos : God of death 28. Vulcan : God of forge/fire Terms related to fables/legends/mythology 1. Ambrosia : food of the gods conferring the immortality 2. Anthropomorphism : practice of endowing natural world with human attributes 3. Bifrost : rainbow bride between heaven and earth 4. Deluge : the great flood of various legends 5. Motif : recurrent theme in myth or legend 6. Nectar : wind conferring immortality 7. Hera : mountain home of the Gods 8. Parable : short allegorical story with a moral 9. Fable : story with fantastic events and creatures 10. Saga : legendary narrative about heroic adventures Religious practices, theories and doctrines 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Ablution: ritual bathing of body or washing of an object Absolution : forgiveness for sins Agnosticism : belief that Gods existence is unknowable Amen : solemn ramification of faith at the end of prayers Anathema: curse Animism : belief that natural objects and phenomena have souls Apotheosis : deification Benediction: blessing Benison : blessing Blasphemy : intentional offence to God, sacrilege Canon : religious code/doctrine Celibacy : abstention from marriage Consecration : dedication of person or object to sacred use Ecclesiastical : relating to church as formal and established institution Exegesis : analysis and interpretation of scriptures

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Expiation : atonement of ones sins Hagiography : literature or biography dealing with the lives of saints Henotheism : allegiance to one God while allowing worship of several other Gods Heresy : unorthodox or dissenting religious beliefs Hermeneutics : science of theological interpretation Hosanna : cry of love for God Hymn : sacred song in praise of God Invocation: act of calling upon deity usually in prayer Liturgy : rites of religious worship Nescience : agnosticism Oblation : offering to God ( bread and wine) Orthopraxy : correct religious behavior and rituals Pantheism : belief that God is manifested by and through the Universe Proselytize : attempt to convert others to ones belief or religion Redemption : salvation and deliverance from evil Retreat : period of seclusion for religious exercises and meditation Sacrilege : act or statement that degrades the sacred Supplication : earnest prayer of petition Syncretism : attempted reconciliation of elements from two or more religions to create a new religion 35. Unction : Anointing with oil as consecration 36. Unfrock : Deprive priest of right to exercise office 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. Individuals of religion 1. Abbot : superior of monastery 2. Acolyte : altar server 3. Anchorite : religious hermit 4. Apostate : deserter of religious faith 5. Apostle : messenger/preacher of religious principles 6. Archangel : chief angel 7. Cantor: singer/leader of choir 8. Cenobite : member of religious order living in convent/monastery 9. Chaplain :person conducting religious meeting other than church 10. Cherub : one of second order of angels 11. Colporteur : person who travels about to sell bibles 12. Curate : clergy man 13. Mendicant : member of religious order living by alms or charity Individuals of religion 1. Neophyte: recent convert to a faith 2. Nullifidian: person without religious faith: skeptic 3. Penitent: person who confesses sin and seeks repentance 4. Pontiff: pope 5. Predicant :preacher 6. Proselyte: new convert to religion 7. Recreant : one who renounces faith

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Reprobate : one who is damned Seminarian : person studying to become member of the clergy Seraph : one of the highest order of the angels Sexton : person who watches over church property and usually rings bells for service Televangelist : Evangelist who preaches over television Theologian : person who has studied religious faith and practices Votary: person bound by religious vows

Buildings of Religion Institutions 1. Abbey : monastery 2. Altar : raised platform 3. Bethel : church for seamen 4. Chapel : small house of worship associated with large church 5. Curia : the papal court 6. Naos: ancient temple. Shrine 7. Nave : main axis of church or cathedral 8. Pantheon: temple dedicated to all Gods 9. Papacy : institution and office of the pope 10. Parish : local church 11. Pew : bench or seat on which several people sit in a church 12. Pulpit : lectern from which preacher conducts religious service 13. Sanctuary : sacred portion of church surrounding altar 14. Seminary : institution providing training for priesthood 15. Synagogue : Jewish place of worship 16. Synod : church council 17. Vestry : room in church for storage of vestments Death and its aftermath Idioms expressing death 1. At peace : dead 2. By the farm: die or be killed 3. cash in ones slips: die 4. Have ones foot in the grave : be dying 5. Kick the bucket : die 6. Meet ones maker : die 7. Six feet under: dead and buried 8. Bite the dust : die Phrases expressing death 1. Done for (infml) : close to death 2. Done in : dead 3. Drop dead : die suddenly Adjectives suggesting death 1. Asleep : dead 2. At peace : dead

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Deceased: dead Departed: dead Eclipsed : having died Eighty sixed : died, especially killed Elapsed: having died In extremis : at the point of death Moribund : about to die Terminal : dying especially from a fatal disease

Types of crimes/criminal activities 1. Abduction: carrying of a person by force 2. Arson : intentionally setting fire to property 3. Assassination : murder of a public personality 4. Battery: physical violence upon another person 5. Bootlegging: illegal production, distribution or sale of something already owned or copyrighted 6. Break-in : illegal entry of anothers property 7. Bunko: swindle by taking advantage of a persons ignorance 8. Counterfeiting : manufacturing of fake money 9. Defalcation : failure to meet promise 10. Embezzlement : theft of money or appropriation of property 11. Extortion : demand for payment by force or threatening 12. Felony: serious crime 13. Frame : falsely accuse an innocent party 14. Graft : bribery especially of public figures 15. Gunrunning : smuggling of fire arms 16. Hold up : armed robbery 17. Infraction : violation of law 18. Larceny : theft of personal property 19. Libel : publication of statement damaging to anothers reputation 20. Malfeasance: a wrong doing committed by a public official 21. Manslaughter : taking of human life by accident or negligence 22. Mayhem : willful infliction of bodily injury on another person 23. Mugging : robbery especially in public place 24. Mutiny : a military rebellion against the authority 25. Peculation : embezzlement of public funds 26. Perjury : lying under oath/giving false testimony n court 27. Pilferage : theft of small amounts done over a time to avoid detection 28. Piracy : bootlegging 29. Plunder: robbery by force especially during war time 30. Poaching: taking of fish or game from private property or protected reserve 31. Racketeering : operation of a business characterized by systematically dishonest practices 32. Rustling: stealing usually cantle or horses 33. Safecracking: forcible entry into locked safe to steal its contents 34. Sedition: incitement into rebellion against government 35. Shoplifting : theft from store by person posing as customer

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Slander : making of false or malicious verbal statements Subornation :inducing another to commit an illegal act especially forgery Swindling: performing fraudulent business transactions Treason: betrayal of ones country or government Vandalism: defacing or damaging of anothers property purposelessly

Criminals 1. Accessory : person who though absent assists another to commit a crime or evade capture 2. Accomplice : criminals active partner in crime 3. Arsonist: person who intentionally sets fire 4. Bluebeard: any man who allegedly kills the women he married 5. Bookie: person accepting illegal bets 6. Bootlegger : seller of illegal items 7. Brigand : bandit, member of gang operating in forest or mountain 8. Burglar : thief 9. Cat burglar : one killed at breaking into buildings even those secured against thefts by climbing through windows 10. Crook: criminal 11. Delinquent : person who violates the laws 12. felon : person guilty of felony 13. fence : receiver of stolen property 14. Fugitive : person fleeing arrest or imprisonment 15. Gunmoll: gangsters girlfriend 16. Highway man : person who stops travelers to rob them 17. Hoodlum: violent young ruffian 18. Hooligan: street gang member 19. Juvenile delinquent : criminal under the age of illegal majority 20. Kleptomaniac: person who has an urge to steal 21. Mugger : person attacking others on streets 22. Pickpocket : cannon, hook 23. Prowler : person entering anothers home for stealing 24. Squatter : person occupying others property illegally 25. Thug: brutal petty criminal 26. Vandal : person engaged in wanton violence to property usually not motivated by theft Legal Procedures 1. Clemency : mercy shown to prisoners by authorities 2. Commute : reduce sentence 3. Ex-con : former convict 4. Flogging : whipping as punishment 5. Incarceration : imprisonment 6. Parole : release from prison before full sentence has been served 7. Penitentiary : maximum security prison in the US 8. Reprieve : delay in execution of sentence 9. stockade : military prison 10. Turnkey : jailer

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11. 12. Fights 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Warden : prison administrator Warder: jailer

Altercation : dispute, contest Brawl : noisy fight or quarrel Broil : noisy argument or fight Dogfight : rough physical fight Duel : fight between 2 persons especially witnesses and rules of conduct Feud : protracted hostilities between two parties Flap : noisy argument Fracas: noisy fight, brawl Horseplay: playful fighting Joust : contest between knights mounted on horseback Melee : confusing crush of battling opponents Ruckus : noisy commotion, rumpus scrape : fight/battle Scuffle : confused disordered fight Skirmish : light, brief conflict Spat : petty quarrel Squabble : noisy dispute or brawl Strife: contest/fight Tiff: petty quarrel Vendetta: prolonged feud involving killing for revenge

Attacks 1. Ambush : surprise attack by concealed force 2. Battery : physical beating of a person 3. Blitz : lightening quick attack 4. Foray : raid especially for booty in war 5. Onslaught : vigorous powerful attack 6. pillage : robbery or plunder 7. Rapine : pillage 8. Afflict : inflict injury or distress 9. Blight : ruin, cause to wither, decay 10. Brandish : wave a weapon menacingly 11. Browbeat : intimidate 12. Butt : strike with head 13. Chafe: rub against so as to wear away 14. Clobber: strike a hard blow 15. Club: hot with heavy weapon 16. Collar: seize by neck 17. Consume : destroy completely especially by fire 18. Crunch : grind 19. Defile :pollute 20. Dent: make a depression or hollow in something

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Deracinate : uproot from home or native culture Desecrate : treat without respect Despoil :plunder or ravage Devour : destroy by consuming Drum : hit repeatedly Expunge : bliterate Extirpate :root out/eradicate Flay: whip Flog : whip Gash : cut deeply Gnash : grind Gouge : force or scoop out Grapple : fight closely Hack : chop up Hew : strike with an axe Impale : pierce with sharp stick or rod Implode: burst inward Impinge : collide with Incinerate : burn Intimidate: bully Irrupt: burst or break in violently Jab: poke/punch Lacerate : fear or cut Lash : strike with a whip Maim : disfigure/mutilate Nettle : irritate/ provoke Paw: handle roughly Pestle : grind or pulverize Plague : torment, infest Prod : poke with pointed stick Sear: burn or char the surface of Vanquish : conquer or defeat in a battle Throttle: choke/strangle Snipe : shoot at from a distance Slug : hit hard with a fist

Medical Terminology Important diseases and Afflictions 1. Ague : malaria 2. Ailment : physical disorder or chronic disease 3. Apoplexy: plague 4. Botulism : food poisoning 5. Epilepsy : brain disorders that causes sudden attacks 6. Rheumatism: any disorder that causes pain in muscles and joints 7. Alopecia : progressive hair loss in men, baldness 8. Amnesia : total or partial memory loss

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Anemia: reduced hemoglobin in blood Anorexia : pathological fear of obesity during adolescence Delirium: acute mental disorder Gangrene: decay and death of body tissue Narcolepsy: extreme tendency to fall asleep in the daytime or during monotonous activities 14. Toxemia: blood poisoning caused due to toxins 15. Vertigo : dizziness Defects and disabilities 1. Albinism: inherited deficiency of pigment in skin, hair and eyes 2. Amputation : loss or removal of a limb 3. Aphasia : speech and language comprehension disorder 4. Clubfoot : birth defect in which foot is twisted 5. Debility : physical weakness or feebleness 6. Dementia : chronic mental disorder 7. Dyslexia : developmental disorder that hinders the ability to learn to read an write Injuries and accidents 1. Abrasion : wearing away of surface of skin 2. Bruise: skin discoloration caused due to escape of blood Diagnostic terms 1. Ambulatory : designating patient who is able to leave bed and walk 2. Autologous derived from same individual or organism 3. Carcinogen: substance that might produce cancer in living tissue 4. Congenital : condition present at birth, often inherited 5. Dystrophy: faulty nutrition 6. Endemic : disease that is constantly present in particular region but generally under control 7. Epidemic: contagious disease that spreads rapidly through population of a specific region 8. Hypochondria : Obsession with real and imagined physical ailments 9. Etiology: cause of specific disease 10. Iatrogenic: resulting from treatment 11. Incubation period: time between entry of disease organisms into body and onset of disease symptoms 12. Morbidity : state of being diseased 13. Moribund: dying 14. Mortify : cause body tissue to decay 15. Pandemic: epidemic disease that spreads to different countries over large region 16. Pathogenic: disease causing 17. Pathology: study of disease processes and course of disease 18. Prognosis : assessment of future course and outcome of patients disease 19. Virulent: disease producing 20. Zoonosis: any infectious disease of animals such as rabies that can be transmitted to humans

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Fitness 1. Aerobics: vigorous exercise 2. Calisthenics: individual gymnastics 3. Dancercise : system of vigorous dance movements done to music for fitness 4. Ergonomics: study or practice of adapting working environment to needs of the body 5. Herbalism : use of herbs for healing 6. Kinesiology: : principle of anatomy and mechanics in human movements 7. Work out: strenuous exercise especially aerobic Language and phonetics-1 1. Holophrase : single word functioning as a phrase or a sentence 2. Homograph : word with same spelling or different meaning from another word 3. Homonym: word with same pronunciation, spelling but different meaning 4. Ideogram : written symbol 5. Idiolect : a persons distinguished speaking style 6. Jargon: technical or specialized terminology of a group of profession 7. Lexical : pertaining to the words or the vocabulary of the language 8. Lexicography : study of formation of words 9. Lexicon: vocabulary listings of words in a language 10. Lingo: language especially slang or jargon 11. Lingua franca: common language for communicating 12. Linguist : specialist in language 13. Loanword: word borrowed from another language 14. Metalanguage: language used to describe or analyze language 15. Neologism: recently coined word 16. Onomastics : Study of origin and use of proper nouns 17. Orthography : science of standard spelling 18. Parlance: specific style of speaking especially involving specific words 19. Philology : study of written texts to determine meaning and authenticity 20. Phonogram : symbol representing word sound or syllable 21. Polyglot : multilingual person who knows several languages 22. Polysemous : a word having many meanings 23. Semantics: branch dealing with nature, structure and development of meaning of language 24. Semiotics: study of signs, theory and symbols of language 25. Slang : informal often non-standard language consisting of newly coined words and extended meanings 26. Sociolect : dialect used by a particular social group 27. Suffix: affix added after base word 28. Syntax: study of rules for arranging words and their synonyms and antonyms 29. Thesaurus : book listing words and their synonyms and antonyms 30. Vernacular : Language or dialect indigenous to a place 31. Adage : proverb 32. Allegory : extended metaphor 33. Adage: proverb

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Allegory : extended metaphor Alliteration : succession of words or stressed syllables of word groups beginning with same consonant sound or same letter 36. Allocution: address, formal speech 37. Allusion : reference to famous historical or literary person 38. Anacolution : deliberate failure to complete a sentence 39. Anagram : rearrangement of letters in a word to form another word 40. Conundrum : riddle/questions involving (answer) a pun Language and phonetics- 2 1. Declamation: recitation as exercise in oratory or elocution 2. Denotation : specific literal meaning 3. Diatribe: abusive, bitter style of speech 4. Dysphemism : harsh or unpleasant language 5. Ellipsis : omission of words 6. Endearment : affectionate form of address 7. Epigram : concise, vivid saying 8. Epilogue: concluding statement 9. Epithet : descriptive often disparaging phrase 10. Equivocation : use of ambiguity in order to 11. Eulogy: formal extended phrase of praise 12. Euphemism: indirect mild language often used as a substitute 13. Exordium: introduction to oration 14. Forensics: study of argumentation and debate 15. Harangue : bombastic ranting 16. Homily : morally instructive speech 17. Hypocorism : pet name 18. Imprecation: curse 19. Innuendo : insinuation of words with unpleasant connotation 20. Invective : abusive language 21. Invocation : address to God or higher power 22. Lingo : strange obscure language or jargon 23. Litany : prayer or supplication 24. Locution : style of expression 25. Malapropism : incorrect use of word 26. Malediction : curse 27. Maxim: aphorism, proverb 28. Nutshell: brief statement reducing something to its essence 29. Onomatomania : obsession with words, meanings and their sounds 30. Oxymoron: combination of two contradictory terms 31. Palindrome: word, phrase or sentence reading same both forward and backward 32. Panegyric : eulogy 33. Pangram: sentence, word containing all the letters of the alphabet 34. Parable : short story that has a moral attitude or principle 35. Paradox: apparently contradictory statement that is actually true 36. Periphrasis: indirect word style of expression

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Peroration : concluding remarks at the end of a speech Persiflage: banter, light chatter Platitude: common place remark, clich Pleonasm : redundancy Polemic: argument set forth esp on a controversial subject Chestnut : odd or unfamiliar anecdote or joke

Language 1. Profanity : common or vulgar language characterized by irreverence towards God or sacred things 2. Prologue: introductory remark or statement 3. Pun: word play based on similarity of sound 4. Rebuttal : reply to an argument 5. Repartee: conversation characterized by wit 6. Retort : sharp, retaliatory replies 7. Rhetoric : principles of oratory 8. Riposte : quick sharp reply 9. Sarcasm : caustic ironical language intended to wound or belittle another 10. Saw: maxim 11. Sequipedalianism : use of very long words 12. Shibboleth : phrase characteristic of particular group, password 13. Slur : disparaging remark 14. Solecism : error in diction 15. Threnody: dirge or lamentation 16. Truism : common place statement of truth, clich 17. Verbigeration: continuous repetition of words and statements 18. Vitriol: extremely caustic speech or writing Sounds and Noises 1. Acoustics: branch of physics that deals with sound and sound waves 2. Audiology: study of hearing disorders 3. Aural : pertaining to the ear or sense of hearing 4. Babel : confused mixture of sounds and noises 5. Cacophony: harsh, discordance of sounds 6. Clamor: loud and continuous sounds 7. Consonance : harmony of sounds 8. Din: loud, confused, continuous sound 9. Earshot : distance within which sound or noise can be heard 10. Eavesdrop: listen secretly to a conversation 11. Euphony: pleasant combination of words 12. Fain t: lacking loudness 13. Hush : silence after noise 14. Listen in : over hear, eavesdrop 15. Lull: temporary stillness 16. Muffle : deaden sound 17. Mute : silent

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Otology : study or treatment of diseases of the ear Racket : loud, disturbing noise Ring: give forth a clear resonant sound Sibilation: hissing sound Sonant : having sound Sonorous : loud and deep toned Stone deaf: totally deaf Strident : harsh or creaking sound

1. Ambrosia : food of the gods 2. Anosmic: having complete or partial loss of smell 3. Aroma : agreeable odor 4. Aromatic : having a pleasant scent and odor 5. Bouquet : distinctive aroma of wines and liquor 6. Cologne : mildly perfumed toilet water 7. Deodorant : any agent used to eliminating odors 8. Fetid: having a strong, unpleasant smell, olid 9. Foul: unpleasant smelling 10. Fulsome : disgusting to the senses 11. Fumigation: exposure to smoke 12. Funk: strong, offensive smell 13. Fust: strong smell 14. Halitosis: having foul smelling breath 15. Malodorous : foul smelling 16. Miasma : noxious exhalation from decomposing organic matter 17. Nidor : strong smell of burning meat 18. Pomander: ball shaped mixture of aromatic substance 19. Putrefy : cause to rot or decay with an offensive odor 20. Rancid : having an unpleasant stale smell 21. Redolent : fragrant 22. Reek : unpleasant smell 23. Savory : fragrant 24. Snuffle: draw air into nose so as to smell something 25. Stink : emit a strong unpleasant smell Taste 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Acerbic: sour/astringent in taste Acidic : sharp, biting in flavor Acrid : sharp/biting/pungent Aftertaste: sensation of taste that remains after something is eaten Astringent : harshly biting to the taste buds Brackish : having a slightly salty taste Briny : salty in flavor

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8. Caustic: sharp, acidic 9. Delectable : delicious, appetizing 10. Dulcify: sweeten 11. Gustatory: pertaining to taste or tasting 12. Palatable : tasty 13. Nip: biting taste 14. Pique: pleasingly sharp or biting in taste 15. Rancid : having foul taste 16. Rank : having foul taste 17. Sumptuous : delicious 18. Smack: taste, flavor 19. Syrupy : very sweet 20. Tang: distinctive taste 21. Toothsome: palatable 22. Gastronomy: the art of food preparation 23. Connoisseur : a person with a discriminating taste in food Time 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

Biannual: occurring twice a year Bicentennial : occurring once in 200 years Biennial : occurring once in two years Bimonthly : occurring once in two months Diurnal : daily Duo decennial : occurring every twelve months Hebdomadal : weekly Perennial : occurring year after year Quinquennial : occurring every five years Quotidian : daily, everyday Septennial : occurring every 7 years Vespers : prayers said at evenings Vicennial : a twentieth anniversary

Periods of time 1. Eon : extremely long period of time 2. Blue moon : long periods of time 3. Circadian : occurring in 24 hrs cycle 4. Epoch : significant time period marked by historical events 5. Eternity : forever 6. Hiatus: gap in continuity 7. Immemorial: extending beyond memory 8. Interim: interval of time 9. Longevity : length of life span 10. Stint: limited period of time Place 1. Acme : highest point

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Aloft : high in air Apex: highest point Apogee: highest or most distant point Benchmark : reference for making measurements Cup sheaf : highest point Crown : highest point Dorsal : near or on the back Dorsolateral: on both the back and sides Epicenter : exact center Fork : point of branching Hindmost : nearest to the rear position Hub : focus Nadir : lowest point Navel: central point Omphalos : navel Prostrate : lying face down on the ground Reclining : leaving backward from the vertical position Recumbent : reclining

Dimensions and Directions 1. Askew : twisted to one side 2. Aslant : obliquely at a slant 3. Azimuth: of horizon measured clockwise from fixed point at North or South 4. Beeline : direct course 5. Circuitous : following an indirect path 6. Linear : moving in a straight line 7. Oblique : slanting or sloping 8. Obtuse : an angle greater than 90 degrees Shapes 1. Acicular : needle shaped 2. Acute : of an angle less than 90 3. Anchor : object that has broad hook like arm 4. Annular : ring shaped 5. Apical : narrowing toward a pointing tip 6. Arcuate : curved like a bow 7. Bolus : lumpy rounded mass 8. Botryoidal formed like a bunch of grapes 9. Campanulate : bell shaped 10. Catenate : chain like in shape 11. Circinate : ring shaped 12. Convoluted: twisted or coiled 13. Cordate : heart shaped 14. Crook : bent or hooked form Colors

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Words related to specific color and shade Color I WHITE 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Putty Oyster Nacre Dove Blond Alabaster Argent Gauze Columbine

Color II BLACK 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Soot Pitch Raven Sable Ebony Jet

Color III RED 1. Jockey 2. Garnet 3. Alizarin 4. Crimson 5. Alpenglow 6. Annatto 7. Carioca 8. Carmine 9. Carnelian 10. Cerise 11. Cinnabar 12. Claret 13. Cochineal 14. Cranberry 15. Damask 16. Lobster 17. Ponceau 18. Poppy 19. Ruby 20. Rust 21. Scarlet

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22. Stammel 23. Vermillion 24. Wine 25. Maroon 26. Murrey Color IV ORANGE 1. Terracotta 2. Tangerine 3. Ocher 4. Apricot 5. Aurora 6. Carotene 7. Carrot 8. Helianthin 9. Hyacinth 10. Mandarin 11. Marigold 12. Mikado 13. Pumpkin Color V PINK 1. Blush 2. Begonia 3. Salmon 4. Ombre 5. Nymph 6. Cameo 7. Carnation 8. Fiesta 9. Flamingo 10. Incarnadine 11. Melon Color VI GREY 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Ash Cinder Cinereous Dove Flint Griege Obsidian Pelican

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9. Plumbago 10. Slate 11. Taupe Color VII YELLOW 1. Amber 2. Auramine 3. Aureolin 4. Blond 5. Brass 6. Brazen 7. Bluff 8. Butter 9. Calendula 10. Canary 11. Chalcedony 12. Chamois 13. Citron 14. Crocus 15. Dandelion 16. Flax 17. Gamboges 18. Honey 19. Jonquil 20. Linen 21. Maize 22. Mustard 23. Orpiment 24. Palomino 25. Pear 26. Primrose 27. Puree 28. Quince 29. Reed 30. Saffron 31. Sallow 32. Straw 33. Wheaten 34. Yolk Color VIII GREEN 1. Absinthe 2. Aqua 3. Avocado

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4. Beryl 5. Bice 6. Brewster 7. Celadon 8. Corbeau 9. Drake 10. Emerald 11. Flagstone 12. Holly 13. Jade 14. Lizard 15. Loden 16. Malachite 17. Mint 18. Moss 19. Myrtle 20. Olive 21. Patina 22. Reseda 23. Serpentine 24. Shamrock 25. Spruce 26. Teal 27. Tourmaline 28. Turquoise 29. Verdigris 30. Viridian 31. Yew 32. Verdant Color IX BLUE 1. Aquamarine 2. Azure 3. Cerulean 4. Cyan 5. Gentian 6. Huckleberry 7. Hydrangea 8. Jouvence 9. Lucerne 10. Lupine 11. Milori 12. Smalt 13. Ultramarine 14. Wisteria

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15. Woad 16. Zaffer Color X Purple 1. Amethyst 2. Aubergine 3. Bokhara 4. Campanula 5. Clematis 6. Dahlia 7. Damson 8. Fuchsia 9. Gridelin 10. Heliotrope 11. Hyacinth 12. Lavender 13. Lilac 14. Magenta 15. Mauve 16. Monsignor 17. Orchid 18. Pansy 19. Raisin 20. Raspberry 21. Rubine 22. Solferino 23. Tulip 24. Violet/violetta Painting Tools and Techniques Used in Painting 1. Atelier : artists studio 2. Batik : painting on wax treated cloth 3. Cartoon : full size, preliminary painting or sketch for complete work 4. Collage : pasting together bits of found objects 5. Cool-colors blue green colors of the spectrum 6. Crayon: small stick or chalk, colored wax or charcoal used for painting 7. Easel: vertical framework for supporting painting in progress 8. Finger paint: water soluble, non-toxic paint applied with fingers 9. Fresco : technique of painting directly on a wet plaster surface 10. Gilding : application of gold leaf for picture surface 11. Glaze: thin translucent layer of cover 12. Hue : distinct quality of a color a spectrum 13. Iconography : represent in painting or drawing 14. Limn: represent in painting or drawing

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15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26.

Mandorla : halo of light on holy figures Monochromatic : having a single color scheme Oeuvre: entire body of an artists work Palette: handled board for mixing colors Polychromatic : painted in many colors Restoration : repair of damaged or worn out painting Secco: painting or dry plaster on wall or ceiling Vignette : small decorative painting used at intervals in books Grotesque : work involving animal, human and plant forms Genre: realistic depiction of scenes from everyday domestic life Altarpiece: devotional image in place of worship Curator: person in charge of museum and objects in it

Words related to sculpture 1. Vent: passages in mold through which gases escape during casting 2. Spall: chip or splinter broken from stone during carving 3. Grounding : finely polishing marble 4. Gradine : toothed chisel 5. Gouge : curved chisel 6. Foundry: process of melting, casting or molding metals 7. File: abrasive metal tool for smoothing and shaping 8. Emboss: decorate with low relief design 9. Alabaster : transparent marble like stone for carving 10. Annealing: softening of hammer hardened metal by heating and gradual cooling 11. Armature: framework used to support sculpture in modeling process 12. Banker: sculptors workbench for dressing stones 13. Carving: cutting away stones or wood to three dimensional forms 14. Casting: reproduction technique using a mold 15. Chase : finish metal surface 16. Chisel : sharp metal carving tool 17. Drill: tool for boring holes in wood 18. Electrum: alloy of gold and silver for fine sculptural details 19. Totem : carved emblem especially of animal and plant form 20. Statuary: groups of statues 21. Discobolus : statue of athlete about to toss 22. Colossus: extremely large scale sculpture 23. Bust : sculpture of upper part of the body 24. Akrolith: statue made of two materials 25. Colossus : extremely large scale sculpture Words related to literature 1. Apologue : fable containing a moral 2. Memoirs: autobiography 3. Ballad: poem that tells a story 4. Chanson: song to be sung 5. Chronicle : historical writing

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6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26.

Confession: autobiography addressing very private topics Eclogue : pastoral poem Elegy: poem lamenting one who is dead Epic: Literary work recounting a heroic story Epigram : terse witty saying Epistle : letter Exemplum: short story with a moral point Fable : supernatural tale Farce: drama with an improbable plot Fiction: invented, imagined story Gothic: fiction based on horror Idyll: short lyrical poem Lampoon: harsh satire Limerick: a humorous poem Melodrama : work of extravagant theatricality Novelette : brief novel Novella : brief poem with a compact plot Ode: lyric poem Pasquinade : publicly posted lampoon or satire Polemic : art of argumentation Prosody: study of meter in poetry

Literature 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. Rondel : short poem Saga : lengthy legend Satire : work holding up human vices Sirvente : medieval poem Sonnet : poem of fourteen lines Verse : poetry Whodunit: mystery story Agon : dispute between chorus and characters in a Greek tragedy Allegory : metaphor used to explain larger meanings Alliteration: repetition of sounds in initial words Allusion: reference to famous persons or events Amphigory : nonsensical poetry Analects : literary passages Analogy : comparison between objects Antithesis : use of contrasting images or words Bowdlerize: censor by cutting offensive sections Blank verse: unrhymed poetry Cacophony: discordant sounds Caesurae: break in poetic rhythm Canto: one of the main divisions of a long poem Clich : time worn commonplace expression Cognomen: distinguishing name

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23. 24. 25.

Diatribe : bitter accusation Dithyramb: short poem Ditty: short simple lyric

Literature 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. Doggerel: silly or bad poetry Epilogue: concluding segment after the main body Euphony: pleasantness of sounds in poetry Exegesis : critical interpretation of text Genre: category of composition with a specific style Gloss: continuous commentary appearing in a text Imagery : language used to evoke mental picture Irony: words expressing other than literal meanings Leitmotif : dominant theme Mimesis: imitation of persons style/grammar Motif: recurring theme Passus: division of story Plagiarism: literary theft Sarcasm : ironic/caustic language against an individual Simile: speech comparing two similar things Almanac: book with information on various fields Compendium: concise but comprehensive work Canon: work ascribed to author and accepted as genuine Concordance : alphabetical index of topics Hornbook : childs primer Magnum opus : one authors classical masterpiece Omnibus: book containing the works of a single author Tome : very large or scholarly work

People of literature 1. Antagonist: rival 2. Bard: composer/singer of epic poetry 3. Belletrist: composer of many amusing works 4. Bibliognot : people with comprehensive knowledge of books 5. Playwright : dramatist 6. Fabulist : person who writes fables 7. Farceur: writer of broad comedy 8. Pseudonym: pen name 9. Scribe: copier of manuscripts before invention of printing 10. Scrivener: professional or public copyist writer 11. Wordsmith: a skilled writer 12. Persona: character in play 13. Poetaster : inferior poet 14. Protagonist : main character in a narrative

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Music 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. Music 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Chorister: member of choir especially its leader Contralto: lowest female voice Glee club: choral group usually large Hymn: religious or sacred song Libretto: words and texts of opera Leider: stylized German song Opera: drama in which text is entirely sung Baton: conductors light rd usually to keep time Conductor: leader of orchestra Consort : ensemble of singers and instrumentalists Air: simple tune melody or song Arabesque: short composition for piano Aubade: sunrise music Ballade: piano composition in romantic mood Ballet: music written to accompany balletic dance Concertino: short concert Dirge : slow mournful piece of music Etude: a musical piece intended to aid student in learning an instrument Minuet : early French dance Nocturne : dreamy romantic piece of music Overture: musical introduction to Ballet Pastoral: music of simple rural life Prelude: a musical introduction Symphony : composition for orchestra Canto: melody in choral or instrumental music Coda: passage added to final section or piece Crescendo: gradual steady increase in volume Decrescendo: gradual decrease in volume Dissonance : interval that is restless and discordant Fanfare: trumpet flourish Finale: closing part of music Homophony: music in which one melody dominates Intonation: production of tone with a voice or instrument Modulation: change from one key to another Pedal prolonged tone Staccato : with abrupt breaks within notes Alto : female voice sung at a lower pitch than soprano Bass: lowest normal make voice Canticle: liturgical song based on bible text Chant : sacred song Choir : group of singers

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11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. Dance

Improvisation : composition of music while performing it Recital : concert given by individual performer Ballad : slow sentimental romantic song Symphony: full orchestra Chantey : sailors work song Gospel : popular Christian church music Ditty : brief, humorous and simple song Riff : short melodic passage played on an instrument Unplugged : performed without electronic amplification or effects Virtuoso : performer with great skill or artistry

1. Allemande : court dance 2. Ballet : classical dance form 3. Barn dance: rural American social dance 4. Bolero a lively dance 5. Cancan : high kicking stage dance 6. Charleston : vigorous ballroom dance 7. Clog: dance in which performer beats rhythm on the floor with heavy wooden shoes 8. Conga : a ballroom dance 9. Lambada : a competitive acrobatic dance 10. Mambo: ballroom dance 11. Waltz: classical ballroom dance 12. Mazurka: lively folk dance 13. Coda: final section of classical grand dance 14. Arabesque : a dancing posture 15. Danceur: a male ballet dancer

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