- Adolescence – Stage of growth between boyhood and youth.
- Abattoir – A place where animals are slaughtered for the market
- Amputation – Act of cutting an organ of body by surgery.
- Amphibian – An animal that lives on land and water.
- Ambiguous – A word that has different interpretation.
- Alien – Someone who resides in a country of which one is not yet a full-fledged citizen.
- Antediluvian – Something very ancient.
- Ambidextrous – A person who is able to use both hands to do all work, such as , writing, playing, etc.
- Ancestral – Belonging to one’s ancestors.
- Armistice – A truce or cessation from arms before a formal treaty is signed.
- Atheist – A person who does not believe in God.
- Arsenal – A place where weapons and ammunition are kept.
- Ascetic – A person leading a life of strict self discipline.
- Antiquarian – A person who collects antique things / collections.
- Antiques – Things that belong to the ancient times.
- Apiary – A wooden box in which bees are kept.
- Bigamy – Marrying two people at a time.
- Bigot – Person of strong conviction or prejudices, especially in matters of religion.
- Carnivorous – (of an animal) feeding on other animals.
- Celibacy – The state of abstaining from marriage and sexual relations.
- Culpable – Deserving blame for an offence or crime.
- Contagious – A disease that spreads by contact.
- Circumnavigate – o sail around the earth.
- Dermatologist – A physician who is specialized in skin-diseases.
- Dormant – Appears to be inactive but in fact ready for any action.
- Dichotomy – A division or contrast between two things that are opposed or entirely different.
- Dormitory – A sleeping hall for a number of people.
- Doomsday – The day of last judgement.
- Dissenter – A person who is hard to be pleased.
- Edible – Anything that can be eaten.
- Equilibrium – A state of balance.
- Eternal – Anything that lasts forever.
- Extempore – A speech without any previous preparation.
- Epicure / Epicurean – A person with very refined taste in food and wine.
- Exodus – A large-scale departure of people.
- Epidemic – A widespread occurrence of an infectious disease in a community at a particular time.
- Endemic – A disease prevelant in a particular locality.
- Etiology – Study of words (that’s what you are doing now!).
- Equivocal – An expression having more than one meaning; Ambiguous.
- Epilogue – A final chapter of a novel or play, etc.
- Emeritus – Honorably discharged from service.
- effeminate – a person who is more like a woman than man.
- Fratricide – Killing one’s brother.
- Foeticide – Aborting a foetus.
- Gullible – The quality of being easily fooled by others.
- Genocide – Systematic killing of a race of people.
- Hedonist – A person who is very of sensuous enjoyment.
- Homonym – A word differing in meaning from another word with same sound and spelling. (Bear – Bear).
- Homophone – Homophones are two words that sound the same, but have different meanings. (Hear – Here).
- Heterogeneous – Composed of elements highly diverse in character.
- Homogeneous – Uniform in structure and compositions.
- Homicide – Killing of a human beings (Also – Genocide, insecticide, pesticide, suicide, infanticide, fratricide, patricide, matricide).
- Hibernation – To pass winter in a dormant state or a period of inactivity in which some living organisms pass the winter.
- Hypocrite – One who pretends to be what he is not.
- Incorrigible – Someone inescapable of being corrected.
- Inedible – Unfit for consumption.
- Infanticide – Killing a newborn baby.
- Infectious – Disease that spread by means of germs carried in the atmosphere.
- Imperishable – Beyond all powers of destruction by time.
- Jargon – Technical terminology characteristic of a particular subject.
- Jaunt – A journey taken for pleasure.
- Jibe – An aggressive remark directed at a person.
- Jingoist – An extreme bellicose nationalist.
- Judicious – Marked by the exercise of good judgment in practical matters.
- Jurisdiction – The territory within which power can be exercised.
- Jurisprudence – The collection of rules imposed by authority.
- Juxtapose – Place side by side.
- Kindle – Cause to start burning.
- Knave – A deceitful and unreliable scoundrel.
- Knell – The sound of a bell rung slowly to announce a death.
- Knoll – A small natural hill.
- Laconic – Brief and to the point.
- Languor – A feeling of lack of interest or energy.
- Lassitude – Weakness characterized by a lack of vitality or energy.
- Latent – Potentially existing but not presently evident or realized. Dormant.
- Laudable – Worthy of high praise.
- Legacy – A gift of personal property by will.
- Legitimacy – Undisputed credibility.
- Leniency – Mercifulness as a consequence of being tolerant.
- Lethargy – Weakness characterized by a lack of vitality or energy
- Leverage – Strategic advantage; power to act effectively.
- Liaison – A means of communication between groups.
- Lineage – The kinship relation between an individual and progenitors (forefathers)
- Listless – Lacking zest or vivacity. Lethargic.
- Lithe – Moving and bending with ease
- Litigation – A legal proceeding in a court
- Loquacious – Full of trivial (unimportant) conversation.
- Lucrative – Producing a sizeable profit.
- Maiden speech – A speech made by a speaker for the first time.
In his maiden-speech delivered at the Assembly, the Prime Minister said that he was committed to the nation’s growth.
- Misogynist – A hater of women.
- Misanthrope – One who hates mankind.
- Matricide – Killing of one’s own mother.
- Matrimony – The state of being married.
- Monogamy – Having a single wife/husband at a time.
- Malleable – Easy to shape.
- Naive – (of a person or action) showing a lack of experience, wisdom, or judgement.
- Nascent – (especially of a process or organization) just coming into existence and beginning to display signs of future potential.
- Narcissistic – Having or showing an excessive interest in or admiration of oneself and one’s physical appearance.
Nihilist – A person who rejects all religious and moral principles in the belief that life is meaningless.
- Nonchalant – (of a person or manner) feeling or appearing casually calm and relaxed; not displaying anxiety, interest, or enthusiasm; cool!
- Nostalgia – A sentimental longing or wistful affection for a period in the past; homesickness.
Nuance – A subtle difference in or shade of meaning, expression, or sound.
- Nudist – A person who believes in going out naked.
- Obituary – A notice of a death, especially in a newspaper, typically including a brief biography of the deceased person.
- Optimistic – Quality of looking at the positive side
- Obnoxious – Extremely unpleasant
- Omnivorous – Any animal that feeds on both plants and animals.
- Orphan – A child whose parents are no more.
- Orthopedician – A specialist in bones.
- Obsolete – No longer produced or used; out of date.
Poignant – Evoking a keen sense of sadness or regret.
Polygamy – Having more than a single wife/husband.
- Portable – Able to be easily carried or moved, especially because being of a lighter and smaller version than usual.
- Posthumous – Occurring, awarded, or appearing after someone’s death.
Pacifist – a person who believes that war and violence are unjustifiable.
- Paradox – A seemingly absurd or contradictory statement or proposition which when investigated may prove to be well founded or true.
- Paradigm /ˈparədʌɪm/ – A typical example or pattern of something; a pattern or model.
Paranoid – Characterized by or suffering from the mental condition of paranoia.
- Paranoia – A mental condition characterized by delusions of persecution, unwarranted jealousy, or exaggerated self-importance, typically worked into an organized system. It may be an aspect of chronic personality disorder, of drug abuse, or of a serious condition such as schizophrenia in which the person loses touch with reality.
- Spontaneous – Free from external incitement; done without force; self-generated.
- Sporadic – Occurring at irregular intervals or only in a few places; scattered or isolated.
Spurious – Not being what it purports to be; false or fake.
- Sociopath – A person with a personality disorder manifesting itself in extreme antisocial attitudes and behaviour.
- Solace – /ˈsɒlɪs/ comfort or consolation in a time of great distress or sadness.
- Sycophant – Flatterer; a person who acts obsequiously towards someone important in order to gain advantage.
- Subtle – /ˈsʌt(ə)l (especially of a change or distinction) so delicate or precise as to be difficult to analyse or describe.
Superfluous – Unnecessary, especially through being more than enough.
- Truce – An agreement between two opposing parties/nations to stop fighting.