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30 Day Vocabulary List from Wilfred Funk and Norman Lewis

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1.

Aberration

A state or condition markedly different from


the norm

30.

Anecdote

A brief narrative that focuses on a particular


incident or event.

2.

Abhorred

hated; despised

31.

Animadvert

to comment critically on; to censure

3.

Abject

hopeless; extremely sad and servile;


defeated

32.

Animal

a living organism which feeds on organic


matter

4.

Abortive

unsuccessful or fruitless

33.

Animalcule

An animal of microscopic smallness.

5.

Abstemious

Filled with moderation; sparing in eating and


drinking

34.

Animate

to give life to

35.

Animosity

Strong dislike; bitter hostility

6.

Abstinence

Restraint from eating or drinking

36.

Anomalies

7.

Abstruse

difficult to understand, obscure

deviation or departure from the normal or


common order, form, or rule.

8.

Acrid

Unpleasantly sharp or bitter taste or smell

37.

Anthropoid

resembling a human being

9.

Acrimoniously

with sharpness and bitterness of speech or


temper

38.

Anthropology

study of the origin, behavior, and culture of


human beings

10.

Acrophobe

person with a morbid dread of high places

39.

Anticlimax

11.

Acrophobia

an excessive fear of being in high places

something unimportant coming after


something important

12.

Adonis

extremely handsome young man

40.

Antipathy

A strong dislike, hostile feeling

13.

Adroitly

cleverly skillful, resourceful, or ingenious

41.

Antithesis

14.

Adversity

great trouble or difficulty

A person or thing that is the direct opposite


of someone or something else

Agnostic

one who believes that the existence of a god


can be neither proven nor disproven

42.

Aquaphobia

a persistent and abnormal fear of water.

15.

43.

Archaeology

study of artifacts and relics of early mankind

Agnosticism

the belief that God's existence cannot be


known

44.

Archaic

ancient; outdated; old fashioned

45.

Archetype

A very typical example of a certain person or


thing

46.

Arsenal

A place where weapons and ammunition are


stored

47.

Ascetic

One who leads a life of self-denial and


contemplation; absent of luxury

48.

Astraphobia

fear of thunder, lightning, and storms

49.

Atheism

The belief that there is no God

50.

Atheist

A person who denies the existence of God

51.

Austere

Severe in manner or appearance; very selfdisciplined, ascetic; without luxury or ease;


sober or serious

52.

Austerity

sternness and strictness of attitude or


lifestyle; simplicity of lifestyle

53.

Autograph

person's signature written by himself or


herself

54.

Banal

Lacking freshness and originality; clich

55.

Bellicose

(adj.) warlike in manner or temperament;


quarrelsome

56.

Belligerently

in a hostile, aggressive, or fighting manner

57.

Benediction

a blessing; an utterance of good wishes

58.

Benefactor

A person who gives friendly aid

16.

17.

Agoraphobe

person with a morbid dread of open spaces

18.

Agoraphobia

An abnormal fear of open or public places

19.

Ailurophobia

great fear or hatred of cats

20.

Allegiance

the loyalty or obligation owed to a


government, nation, or cause

21.

Altruism

Unselfish regard for the welfare of others

22.

Altruist

A person who is unselfishly concerned for or


devoted to the welfare of others

23.

Amazon

a big, strong, masculine woman

24.

Ambiguity

doubtfulness or uncertainty of meaning or


intention, vagueness

25.

Ambivert

a person having characteristics of both


extrovert and introvert

26.

Amnesia

Partial or total loss of memory

27.

Amnesiac

one inflicted with a full or partial loss of


memory from shock or injury

28.

Analogy

A similarity or comparison between two


different things or the relationship between
them.

29.

Anathema

An object of intense dislike; a curse or strong


denunciation

59.

Beneficiary

a person who receives something good from


someone else such as an inheritance

90.

Ceraunophobia

Fear of thunder and lightning

60.

Benefit

something that aids or promotes well-being

91.

Chauvinism

Unreasoning and boastful devotion to


ones country or sex

61.

Benevolence

an act intending or showing kindness and


good will

92.

Chauvinist

a person who is aggressively and blindly


patriotic; a person who believes one
gender is superior to the other.

62.

Beseech

To ask earnestly; to beg

63.

Bte noire

someone or something one particularly dislikes


or seeks to avoid

93.

Chauvinistic

unreasonably devoted or loyal to one's


own group, race, sex, or status

64.

Biannual

occurring twice a year

94.

Chicanery

65.

Bibliophile

a person who loves or collects books

The use of tricks or clever talk to deceive or


evade

Bicameral

A legislature consisting of two parts, or houses

95.

Chimerical

fantastically improbable; highly unrealistic;

66.

Biceps

The muscle that flexes the forearm and covers


the upper arm..

96.

Chirography

Handwriting, writing style

67.

97.

Chiropodist

one who treats ailments of the human foot

Bicuspid

a two-pointed tooth located in the side of the


jaw

98.

Chiropody

Treatment of minor ailments of the foot

99.

Circe

Goddess of magic; a woman who plays bad


tricks and entices her lovers

100.

Circumscribe

to draw a line around; to set the limits; to


define; to restrict

68.

69.

Bicycle

a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is


moved by foot pedals

70.

Biennial

happening every two years

71.

Bifocals

eyeglasses with lenses that have two sections


for correcting both close and distant vision

101.

Circumspectly

cautiously with watchfulness in all


directions

72.

Bigamy

marriage to two people at the same time

102.

Clairvoyant

73.

Bilateral

Involving two sides

Having the supposed power to see objects


or events that cannot be perceived by the
senses

74.

Bimonthly

occurring every two months

103.

Claustrophobe

75.

Binoculars

an optical instrument with a lens for each eye,


used for viewing distant objects

person with a morbid dread of being in


enclosed spaces

104.

Claustrophobia

a excessive fear of being in closed or


confined spaces

76.

Biology

The study of living things

77.

Biped

An animal having two feet.

105.

Cliche

A worn-out idea or overused expression

78.

Biscuit

something cooked twice - bread

106.

Colic

79.

Bisect

to cut into two (usually equal) parts

80.

Bitheism

belief in two gods

severe, often fluctuating pain in the


abdomen caused by intestinal gas or
obstruction in the intestines and suffered
especially by babies

81.

Bivalve

of a mollusc or aquatic animal having a hinged


double shell.

107.

Colossus

gigantic statue; person or thing of great


size or importance

82.

Braggadocio

empty and excessive boasting

108.

Companion

a secure, trusting, stable partnership

83.

Braggart

a person who boasts about achievements or


possessions

109.

Complacent

Satisfied with a situation that should be


changed or improved

84.

Bunions

a painful swelling on the big toe

110.

Compulsion

85.

Cadaverous

pale, gaunt, resembling a corpse

uncontrollable urge to perform an act


repeatedly

86.

Carte
Blanche

full freedom or authority to act at one's own


discretion

111.

Compunction

A feeling of uneasiness or anxiety caused


by guilt.

87.

Cask

a barrel-like container

112.

Conceited

Excessively proud of oneself

88.

Catastrophe

a large-scale disaster, misfortune, or failure

113.

Concomitantly

89.

Catholic

Universal, broad-minded, tolerant, widely


inclusive,

simultaneously, happening at the same


time

114.

Condescending

looking down upon someone or something

115.

Connoisseur

An expert judge in an art or matters of


taste

116.

Conservative

holding to traditional attitudes and values


and cautious about change or innovation,
typically in relation to politics or religion.

141.

De trop

not wanted; unwelcome

142.

Dialogue

Conversation between two or more


characters

143.

Dictaphone

small cassette recorder used to record


speech for transcription at a later time

117.

Contempt

Disrespect; a feeling that a person or thing


is inferior and undesirable

118.

Continually

always; without stopping

144.

Dictate

say out loud for the purpose of recording

119.

Continuously

without stopping

145.

Diction

120.

Contrive

to cleverly plan, plot, or design

The choice and use of words and phrases in


speech or writing

121.

Conviction

a strong belief or opinion

146.

Didactically

122.

Coquette

flirt; flirtatious woman; woman who tries to


attract the admiration of men without
sincere feelings

in the fashion of a teacher; as if teaching a


lesson

147.

Diffident

shy, lacking self-confidence; modest,


reserved

148.

Dilettante

a dabbler; someone with a superficial


knowledge (often of fine arts or science).

123.

Coup de grace

decisive finishing blow, act or event

124.

Crass

coarse, unfeeling; stupid

125.

Cringing

shrinking, bending or crouching - especially


in fear

149.

Dipsomania

abnormal, uncontrollable craving for alcohol;


alcoholism

126.

Cursorily

hastily and superficially, without due care


and attention

150.

Discordant

Harsh or inharmonious in sound;


disagreeing, incongruous

127.

Cyclic

occurring in cycles; regularly repeated.

151.

Discretion

128.

Cynic

Doubtful or distrustful of the goodness or


sincerity of human motives.

cautious reserve in speech; ability to make


responsible decisions

152.

Disparagingly

Cynophobia

A specific phobia referring to an irrational


fear of dogs.

to speak of in a disrespectful way or to


reduce in esteem or rank

153.

Dissipates

disperses or scatters in various directions

130.

Defeatist

attitude of one who is ready to accept


defeat as a natural outcome

154.

Docile

easily taught, led, or managed; obedient,


submissive

131.

Delusion

Untrue belief; hallucination; fallacy;


misconception.

155.

Dogmatic

Expressing a rigid opinion based on


unproved or improvable principles

132.

Delusions

False beliefs held by a person who refuses


to accept evidence of their falseness

156.

Dominate

to have command or control over

157.

Double
entendre

a statement that has two meanings, one of


which is dirty or vulgar

158.

Drab

faded and dull in appearance

159.

Dramatise

to make the situation seem more exciting,


important or dangerous than it really is

160.

Eczema

noninfectious, inflammatory skin disease


characterized by redness, blisters, scabs,
and itching

129.

133.

Demagogue

a political leader who seeks support by


appealing to popular desires and
prejudices rather than by using rational
argument

134.

Deport

to carry or send away from a country; to


banish

135.

Deprecate

Express disapproval of; protest against;


belittle

161.

Edifice

136.

Dermatologist

a specialist who diagnoses and treats skin


diseases

a building, especially one of imposing


appearance or size

162.

Effervescent

lively; full of uplifted spirit; vivacious

137.

Dermatology

the scientific study of the skin and its


diseases

163.

Effete

having lost one's original power; barren;


worn out; exhausted

138.

Design

the appearance of something because of


the way it has been planned and made

164.

Egocentric

selfish; believing that one is the center of


everything

139.

Despondency

the state of being discouraged or without


hope

165.

Egoism

the tendency to see things in relation to


oneself; self-centeredness

140.

Desultory

without a plan or purpose; disconnected;


random

166.

Egoist

A person known for being excessively


concerned with him or herself

167.

Egregiously

extraordinary in some bad way; glaring;


flagrant

191.

Euphemism

An indirect, less offensive way of saying


something that is considered unpleasant

168.

Electra
complex

The unconscious desire of girls to replace


their mother and win their father's romantic
love.

192.

Exaltation

a feeling or state of extreme happiness

193.

Exhibitionist

one who likes to show off and get attention

Elite

a select part of a group that is superior to the


rest in terms of ability or qualities.

194.

169.

Expedition

journey undertaken by a group of people


with an objective

Embryology

The branch of zoology studying the early


development of living things.

195.

170.

Expiate

to atone or make amends for, particularly in


relation to a given individual's crimes

Emulate

Copy in an attempt to equal or be better


than

196.

171.

Export

send (goods or services) to another country


for sale.

Endeavour

An attempt to achieve a goal

197.

172.

Extrovert

173.

Enervated

tired, lacking energy; spent of energy,


dissipated

one who is outgoing; one who is energized


rather than drained by interactions with
others

198.

Facet

a particular aspect or feature of something

174.

Ennui

dissatisfaction and restlessness resulting


from boredom or apathy

199.

Facilitate

To make easier; to assist

En rapport

a perfect meeting of minds and a complete


absence of friction

200.

175.

Fact

A statement that can be proved.

201.

Factor

one of the elements contributing to a


particular result or situation

202.

Factory

a building or group of buildings in which a


product is made; a plant

203.

Factotum

an assistant who does a variety of jobs

204.

Factual

actual, real, truthful

176.

Entomology

the scientific study of insects

177.

Entreat

ask someone earnestly or anxiously to do


something

178.

Epicure

someone who appreciates good food and


drink

179.

Epicurean

a person devoted to refined sensuous


enjoyment (especially good food and drink)

205.

Fastidious

Very attentive to and concerned about


accuracy and detail

180.

Epicureanism

Philosophy that teaches students that


happiness was the goal of life.

206.

Fatalism

belief that events are determined by forces


beyond one's control

181.

Epigram

A concise but ingenious, witty, and


thoughtful statement.

207.

Fatalist

182.

Equanimity

Calmness, composure, refusal to panic

someone who believes that future events are


already determined and that humans are
powerless to change them

Erudite

scholarly, knowledgeable; possessing a deep,


often systematic, knowledge

208.

183.

Fathom

To understand, get to the bottom of

209.

Faux pas

a socially awkward or tactless act, a mistake,


blunder, indiscretion

210.

Fawning

gaining the favor of another by acting overly


kind or by using flattery

211.

Fetish

an object believed to have magical powers; an


object of unreasoning devotion or reverence

212.

Fiasco

the complete collapse or failure of a project

213.

Figment

something made up or invented; a


fabrication

184.

185.

186.

Esoteric

Intended for or understood by only a small


group

Esprit de
corps

feeling of union and common interest


pervading a group; devotion to a group or to
its ideals

Esthete

one who cultivates an unusually high


sensitivity to beauty, as in art or nature

187.

Esthetic

Pertaining to beauty, taste, or the fine arts.

188.

Ethnology

study of humankind; study of the different


races of human beings;

214.

Flagrant

Extremely or deliberately shocking or


noticeable

189.

Etymology

the history of words, their origin and


development

215.

Flirts

shows attraction to, or an interest in, a playful


way

190.

Eulogy

speech of praise or written work of praise,


esp. a speech given at a funeral

216.

Flunkey

A person who performs relatively small tasks

217.

Foibles

a minor weakness or failing of character

218.

Foreordained

determined in advance; fated; predestined

219.

Forte

an area of expertise or strength

220.

Frustration

A negative emotional state that occurs when


one is prevented from reaching a goal.

Fumble

move the fingers and hands awkwardly (in


search of something); mishandle or drop a
ball that is in play; bungle; botch; spoil by
mishandling;

221.

244.

Hypochondriac

one who is morbidly anxious about


personal health, or suffering from
imagined illness

245.

Hypocritical

Giving a false appearance; saying one


thing, but doing another

246.

Hysterical

Emotionally out of control

247.

Iconoclastic

attacking or seeking to overthrow popular


or traditional beliefs, ideas, or institutions

222.

Futilitarian

A pessimist and cync who sees no particular


point to anything in life

248.

Idiosyncrasies

a characteristic, habit, mannerism, or the


like, that is peculiar to an individual

223.

Galvanic

Pertaining or relating to electricity produced


by chemical action.

249.

Imbroglio

224.

Geography

The study of the physical features of the


earth

a difficult and confused situation; a


complicated, sometimes bitter,
disagreement (between people, nations,
etc.).

225.

Geology

science dealing with the earth's history as


recorded in rocks

250.

Immortalise

to make last forever

251.

Impasse

a deadlock; stalemate; failure to reach an


agreement

252.

Impecunious

having little or no money; penniless; poor.

253.

Impede

To obstruct or interfere with; to delay

226.

Geometry

the branch of mathematics involving points,


lines, planes, and figures

227.

Geopolitics

study of government and its policies as


affected by physical geography

254.

Import

to bring a product into a country to be sold

228.

Gesticulate

to make gestures, especially when speaking


or in place of speaking

255.

Importune

to trouble with demands; to beg for


insistently

229.

Glibly

in a manner of smooth ease and fluency;


without hesitation

256.

Impunity

freedom from punishment or pain

Glimmer

A faint, wavering, unsteady light.

257.

230.

Impute

To assign blame or responsibility for

Gourmet

A person who likes fine food and is a good


judge of its quality

258.

231.

Inadvertently

unintentionally; by oversight; carelessly

259.

Inane

silly, empty of meaning or value

232.

Graphic

giving a clear and effective picture

260.

Inanimate

not having life; without energy or spirit

233.

Graphite

black carbon used for drawing or writing

261.

Incessantly

Continuing without interruption

234.

Gratification

satisfaction; a feeling of being rewarded for


one's efforts

262.

Incongruous

out of place, inappropriate, not


harmonious

235.

Gregarious

Fond of the company of others; sociable

263.

Indefatigable

Tireless; incapable of being fatigued

236.

Gullible

easily fooled, tricked, or cheated

264.

Indict

To formally accuse of criminal activity

237.

Gynaecologist

one who deals with the diseases and


medical conditions related to women

265.

Indifferent

Not caring, having no interest; unbiased,


impartial

238.

Gynaecology

study of the conditions, disease and


treatment of the female reproductive
system

266.

Indolent

Habitually lazy; lethargic

267.

Inhibited

Held back or restrained or prevented


because of shyness

268.

Insect

a small arthropod animal that has six legs


and generally one or two pairs of wings.

269.

Insignia

a badge or distinguishing mark of office or


honor

270.

Insignificant

trivial, slight, trifling, negligible

271.

Insomnia

Difficulty in falling asleep or staying asleep

272.

Insomniac

A person who suffers from the inability to


obtain sufficient sleep

239.

Haughtily

Arrogantly; proudly; snobbishly

240.

Haughty

Arrogant, excessively proud and vain

241.

Hodometer

An instrument attached to the axle of a


vehicle to register the revolutions of the
wheels

242.

Hoodlum

a thug or gangster

243.

Hypochondria

a disorder characterized by an
unreasonable fear that one has a serious
disease

273.

Intelligentsia

intellectuals; members of the educated elite


(often used derogatorily)

301.

Machiavellian

Cunning, scheming, and unscrupulous,


especially in politics or in advancing one's
career.

274.

Intermittent

stopping and starting at irregular intervals

275.

Intersect

to divide by passing through or across

302.

Magnanimous

Generous in forgiving an insult or injury

276.

Intrigue

arouse the curiosity or interest of; fascinate

303.

Magnate

Introspection

looking inward at one's own mental


processes

Very important or influential person, esp. in


business

277.

304.

Magnificence

Introvert

a person whose thoughts and interests are


directed inward

n. The exhibition of greatness of action,


character, intellect, wealth, or power.

305.

Magnify

To make an object appear larger

279.

Irascibly

angrily, irritably, in a hot-tempered fashion

306.

Magniloquent

expressed in lofty or high flown language

280.

Irrevocable

impossible to retract or revoke; irreversible

307.

Magnitude

Greatness of size, strength, or importance

281.

Jingoism

extreme patriotism, especially in the form of


aggressive or warlike foreign policy

308.

Magnum

A wine bottle twice the size.. A gun that fires


with more power than it seems to have..

282.

Jingoist

a person who thinks their country should


always be at war.

309.

Magnum opus

the greatest work of an artist, writer, or


composer

283.

Judas

a person who betrays a friend; traitor.

310.

Malediction

a curse; a wish of evil upon another

284.

Juxtaposition

Placement of two things side by side for


emphasis.

311.

Malice

a desire to cause harm to another person

312.

Malinger

to evade responsibility by pretending to be


ill

313.

Malocclusions

imperfect positioning of the teeth when the


jaws are closed. Examples: underbite and
overbite.

314.

Manic
depressive

Mental disorder characterized by extreme


mood swings, including mania and
depression or a continuing shift between
the two extremes

315.

Manufacture

To make something, especially on a large


scale using machinery.

316.

Martinet

a strict disciplinarian; a stickler for the rules

317.

Maudlin

Excessively sentimental

318.

Megalomania

a delusion marked by a feeling of power,


wealth, talent, etc., far in excess of reality

319.

Melancholia

extreme depression characterized by


tearful sadness and irrational fears

278.

285.

Kinship

connection based on family relationships

286.

Kleptomania

Person who has a compulsive or irrestisible


desire to steal

287.

Lackey

one who does lowly jobs for another

288.

Lascivious

feeling or revealing an overt and often


offensive sexual desire

289.

Lateral

Pertaining to a side

290.

League

a collection of people, countries, or groups


that combine for mutual protection or
cooperation

291.

Lesion

any visible change in tissue resulting from


injury or disease

292.

Lethargy

A state of sluggishness, inactivity, and


apathy

293.

Lewd

obscene, indecent, lustful

294.

Liberalism

A belief that government can and should


achieve justice and equality of opportunity.

320.

Melancholiac

Person who suffers from depression, may


think of suicide

295.

Lieutenant

an assistant with power to act when his


superior is absent

321.

Melancholy

A gloomy state of mind

Ligament

Connective tissue that connects bone to


bone

322.

Metaphor

296.

A comparison of two unlike things without


using the word like or as.

Ligature

A binding or joining

323.

Mimeograph

297.

a duplicating machine that uses a type of


stencil to reproduce written material

298.

Loquacious

Talkative, wordy; fond of talking

324.

Misanthrope

A person who hates or distrusts humankind

299.

Ludicrous

Amusing or laughable through obvious


absurdity

325.

Misanthropic

disliking humankind and avoiding human


society

300.

Macabre

suggesting the horror of death and decay;


gruesome

326.

Misanthropy

hatred or distrust of mankind

327.

Miscegenation

marriage between two people from


different racial groups; usually between
blacks and whites

353.

Non sequitur

statement that does not follow from


previous statements

328.

Misogamy

intense dislike of marriage

354.

Nostalgia

a longing for something past;


homesickness

329.

Misogynist

a person who dislikes women in particular

355.

Numismatist

A government in which power is in the


hands of a single person, Kingdom

a collector and student of money (and


coins in particular)

330.

Monarchy

356.

Nyctophobia

morbid dread of darkness

357.

Nymphomania

A very strong and sometimes


uncontrollable sex drive in females

358.

Obligate

require or compel (someone) to


undertake a legal or moral duty

359.

Obsequious

Overly submissive and eager to please

360.

Obstetrician

A doctor who specializes in pregnancy,


labor, and delivery

331.

Monastery

A place where communities of monks live


lives of devotion to God in isolation from the
outside world

332.

Monk

A man who devotes his life to a religious


group, often giving up all he owns.

333.

Monocle

lens for correcting defective vision in one


eye; held in place by facial muscles

334.

Monogamy

Marriage to only one person at a time

361.

Obstetrics

335.

Monogram

A design composed of letters, usually the


first letter of a name

branch of medicine concerned with


pregnancy and childbirth

362.

Ochlocracy

government by the mob; mob rule

363.

Ocular

relating to the eye or the sense of sight

364.

Oculist

a person who specializes in the medical


treatment of diseases or defects of the
eye

365.

Oedipus
complex

A boy's sexual desires toward his mother


and feelings of jealousy and hatred for
the rival father.

336.

Monograph

a scholarly or formal writing on a single


subject

337.

Monologue

A long speech made by one performer or


by one person in a group.

338.

Monomania

excessive concentration on one idea or


subject

339.

Monoplane

An airplane with one pair of wings

340.

Monopode

one-footed creature

366.

Ominously

341.

Monopoly

Complete control of a product or business


by one person or group

giving the impression that something


bad or unpleasant is going to happen

367.

Omniscient

knowing everything; having unlimited


awareness or understanding

342.

Monosyllable

a word consisting of only one syllable.

343.

Monotheism

The belief in and worship of only one God

368.

Ophidiophobia

An abnormal fear of snakes

344.

Monotone

Sameness of sound, style, manner, or color

369.

Ophthalmologist

345.

Monotonous

Continuing in an unchanging tone;


wearying

physician who studies and treats


diseases of the eye

370.

Opinionated

346.

Morbid

Taking an unhealthy interest in unpleasant


things

stubborn and often unreasonable in


holding to one's own ideas, having a
closed mind

Moribund

being on the point of death; declining


rapidly losing all momentum in progres

371.

Optician

maker and seller of eyeglasses

347.

372.

Optometrist

348.

Morphology

The study of the structure of words and


word formations.

a person skilled in testing for defects of


vision in order to prescribe corrective
glasses

Mulct

to deprive of something, as by fraud,


extortion, etc.; swindle

373.

Optometry

349.

science of examining eyes for impaired


vision and other disorders

Nebulous

Hazy, vague, indistinct, or confused

374.

Ornithology

the scientific study of birds

350.

Neuroses

mild emotional disturbances that impair


judgement

375.

Orthodontia

351.

the branch of dentistry concerned with


correcting abnormally aligned or
positioned teeth

352.

Nonce

occurring, used, or made only once or for a


special occasion.

376.

Orthodontist

a specialist who corrects irregularly


positioned teeth

377.

Ostentatious

Intended to attract notice and impress


others

402.

Perfunctory

Done in a superficial or halfhearted


manner; without interest or enthusiasm

378.

Osteopath

one who treats ailments by placing pressure


on bones and nerves

403.

Persecution

mistreatment or punishment of a group of


people because of their beliefs

379.

Osteopathy

treatment of disease by manipulation of the


bones

404.

Persiflage

light and slightly contemptuous mockery or


banter

380.

Ostracise

refuse to accept as a member of a group

405.

Personify

381.

Outrageously

in an extreme, over the top, unreasonable


way. Unbelievably.

to think of or represent as having human


qualities; to typify

406.

Pessimist

to overcome by superior force, crush; to


affect so deeply as to make helpless

one who believes or expects the worst;


prophet of doom

407.

Philadelphia

A doctor who specialises in the care of


children from the time they are born

City of brotherly love - Phil (Love) - Adelphi


(Brothers)

408.

Philanthropist

the department of medical science used for


treating children

Lover of humanity; person active in


promoting human welfare

409.

Philanthropy

a remedy for all ills; cure-all; an answer to all


problems

good will towards all people, love of


mankind, and act of generosity

410.

Philatelist

to cater to or provide satisfaction for the low


tastes or vices of others

A person who specializes in the study and


collection of stamps.

411.

Philistine

a smugly ignorant person with no


appreciation of intellectual or artistic
matters

412.

Philology

study of language or words

413.

Philosopher

a person who searches for wisdom or


enlightenment

414.

Philtre

A magic potion or love charm

415.

Phlegmatic

Apathetic, sluggish, not easily excited or


made emotional

382.

383.

384.

385.

386.

Overwhelm
Paediatrician
Paediatrics
Panacea
Pander

387.

Paranoia

An unreasonable feeling that people are


trying to harm you, do not like you, etc.

388.

Paranoiac

A person who has delusions of persecution,


and believes people are trying to poison
him, punish him, etc; that everybody is
against him

389.

Par
excellence

Superior; outstanding; of the highest degree

390.

Pariah

One who is rejected by a social group or


organization

416.

Phobias

Irrational fears of specific objects or


situations.

391.

Parsimonious

unwilling to spend money or use resources;


stingy or frugal.

417.

Phonemics

Study of the significant sound contrasts of a


given language

392.

Parvenu

a person of obscure origin who has gained


wealth, influence, or celebrity

418.

Phonograph

a record player; a machine that reproduces


sound

393.

Patronise

To treat someone as an inferior while making


a show of being kind or gracious

419.

Phonology

the study of speech sounds in language

Peccadillo

a minor sin or offense; a trifling fault or


shortcoming

420.

394.

Plagiarise

to use another person's idea or a part of


their work and pretend that it is your own

Pedal

Pertaining to the foot

421.

395.

Plaintively

expressing sorrow or melancholy; mournful

Pedant

Excessively concerned with book learning


and formal rules

422.

396.

Plebeian

Of or pertaining to the common people;


common; unrefined.

Pedantic

Excessively concerned with book learning


and formal rules

423.

397.

Podiatrist

doctor who treats ailments of the feet

424.

Podiatry

the study and treatment of foot ailments

398.

Pedestrian

Lacking excitement; ordinary and dull

425.

Podium

pedestal; raised platform

399.

Penalise

To punish someone

426.

Poignant

400.

Penury

extreme poverty; barrenness, insufficiency

deeply moving; strongly affecting the


emotions

Peremptory

an order or command that does not allow


discussion or refusal; an arbitrary order

427.

401.

Polygamy

The practice of having more than one wife


at a time

428.

Polyglot

someone with knowledge of two or more


languages

453.

Punctilious

Paying strict attention to detail; extremely


careful

429.

Polygon

A closed figure formed by three or more


line segments

454.

Pusillanimous

cowardly; fainthearted

455.

Pyromania

An impulse-control disorder that involves


having an irresistible urge to set fires

456.

Pyrophobia

an abnormal fear of fire

457.

Quadrilateral

A four-sided polygon.

430.

Polytheism

Belief in or worship of more than one god.

431.

Pompous

overly self-important in speech and


manner; excessively stately or ceremonious

432.

Portable

capable of being easily carried

458.

Quadruped

An animal with four feet

433.

Porter

one who carries luggage

459.

Querulous

434.

Potpourri

a collection of diverse or miscellaneous


items; a general mixture; petals mixed with
spices for scent

Habitually complaining, grumbling,


peevish, fretful

460.

Qui vive

to be on the lookout or on the alert

461.

Quixotic

Extremely impractical but very romantic,


chivalrous, or idealistic; impulsive

462.

Radical

favoring fundamental or extreme change

463.

Rationalise

Attempt to explain or justify with logical


reasons even if they aren't appropriate

464.

Reactionary

strongly opposed to change; conservative

465.

Recapitulate

Summarize, repeat in a concise way

466.

Recriminations

angry statements in which you accuse or


criticize a person who has accused or
criticized you, retaliatory accusations

467.

Recuperate

to return to normal health or strength;


recover

435.

Predict

to say what will happen before it occurs

436.

Prejudice

A negative attitude toward an entire


category of people, often an ethnic or racial
minority.

437.

Presumptuous

assuming too much; arrogant

438.

Procrastinate

To delay, put off until later

439.

Profligate

completely and shamelessly immoral, or


extremely wasteful, recklessly extravagant

440.

Prolific

Producing large volumes or amounts;


productive

441.

Propensity

A natural inclination or tendency

442.

Prosperity

wealth or success

468.

Redundancy

443.

Provocation

action or speech that makes someone


annoyed or angry, especially deliberately

Excessive wordiness or repetition in


expression.

469.

Remorseful

444.

Psoriasis

chronic skin disease characterized by itchy


red patches covered with silvery scales

a feeling of being sorry for doing


something wrong or bad

470.

Repercussions

An indirect effect or result produced by an


event or action

471.

Repertoire

A range or collection of skills or


accomplishments

472.

Reporter

a person who tells or writes a news story

473.

Repressed

stopped from being expressed or


remembered

474.

retaliatory

in a manner to h urt someone or do


something h armful to someone because
they have done or said something h armful
to you

475.

Rustic

Having to do with the countryside; rural

476.

Rusticate

banish to the country; dwell in the country

477.

Sadistic

delighting in cruelty, excessively cruel

478.

Salutation

word of greeting used to begin an


interaction

479.

Sardonic

very sarcastic; scornful, mocking, and


derisive

445.

446.

447.

Psychiatrist

Psychiatry

Psychic

a medical doctor who specializes in the


diagnosis and treatment of mental
disorders
specialty of the mind (branch of medicine
that deals with the treatment of mental
disorders)
to be able to read another's mind; to
predict the future; to have powers beyond
the laws of nature

448.

Psychoanalysis

A method of studying how the mind works


and treating mental disorders

449.

Psychology

The scientific study of behavior and mental


processes

450.

451.

452.

Psychoses
Psychotic
Puerile

Severe mental disorders that interfere with


a perception of reality
the break away from an ability to perceive
what is real and what is fantasy
childish, immature, or silly

480.

Satiated

Having enough or more than enough,


satisfied

503.

Stoicism

the endurance of pain or hardship without a


display of feelings and without complaint

481.

Saturnine

gloomy, dark, sullen, morose

504.

Suave

482.

Savoir faire

ability to say and do the right thing in any


situation

smoothly agreeable or polite; pleasing to the


senses

505.

Sublimate

to redirect the energy of a biological or


instinctual impulse into a higher or more
acceptable channel

506.

Sub rosa

secretly; confidentially

507.

Subversive

undermining; dissident or rebellious,


particularly against an established authority
or government

508.

Supercilious

Behaving or looking as though one thinks


one is superior to others

509.

Surplus

Excess

510.

Surreptitious

stealthy, secret, intended to escape


observation; made or accomplished by fraud

511.

Sycophant

One who seeks favor by flattering people of


wealth or influence

512.

Taciturn

habitually silent or quiet, inclined to talk very


little

513.

Telegram

a message sent to a distance by means of a


telegraph

514.

Tenets

a principle or belief, especially one of the


main principles of a religion or philosophy.

515.

Theocracy

A system of government in which priests rule


in the name of God or a god

483.

484.

485.

486.

487.

488.

Schizophrenia

Schizophrenic

Scintillate
Scurrilous
Sect
Section

A disorder that is fundamentally


characterized by an impaired connection
with reality. Hallucinations, delusions,
disorganized speech.
suffering from a mental disorder
characterized by withdrawal from reality;
often incorrectly defined as having a split
personality; one with such a condition.
Category: the mind. adjective, noun
to sparkle; to twinkle; to sparkle
intellectually
coarsely abusive, vulgar or low (especially
in language), foul-mouthed
a small group, esp. religious, united by a
specific set of beliefs
a distinct group within a larger body of
people or things.

489.

Signal

a sound or an action that sends a message

490.

Signature

a distinguishing style of a person,


something unique about the person.

491.

Signify

denote, indicate; symbolize

492.

Simile

A comparison of two things using like or as

516.

Theology

the study of God or religion

493.

Skeptical

Tending to question or doubt

517.

Thwart

To oppose successfully; to prevent, frustrate

494.

Snooty

pompous, snobbish, thinking one is elite


or better than others

518.

Triad

a social group with three members

Somnambulism

arising and wandering about while


remaining asleep

519.

495.

Triangle

A polygon with three sides.

520.

Tricolour

three-colored

521.

Tricuspid

A valve with three flaps

522.

Tricycle

a vehicle with three wheels

496.

Somnambulist

person who walks in his or her sleep;


sleepwalker

497.

Soporific

causing sleep or lethargy

523.

Trilateral

498.

Specious

deceptive, apparently good or valid but


lacking real merit

having or involving three sides, countries, or


parties

524.

Trilingual

able to speak three different languages

525.

Trilogy

a work in three parts, each of which is a


complete work in itself

526.

Trimonthly

Occurring every three months

527.

Trinity

A group of three people or things, The


Father, The Son and the Holy Spirit

528.

Trio

a group of three people or things

529.

Triple

three times as much or as many.

530.

Triplets

Three children born simultaneously from the


same mother

499.

Speculate

to form an idea without having definite or


complete evidence

500.

Stenographer

An office worker who takes notes quickly

501.

Stickler

perfectionist; person who insists things be


exactly right

502.

Stoic

A person who can endure pain or


hardship without showing their feelings or
complaining.

531.

Tripod

a three-footed stand often used to


balance a camera

557.

Vigil

alert and watchful, esp. for what is dangerous

532.

Trisect

to cut into three separate pieces

558.

Vindictive

Having a strong desire for revenge

533.

559.

Triskaidekaphobia

extreme superstition or phobia


regarding the number 13

Virago

a loud-voiced, ill-tempered, scolding woman;


shrew.

534.

Trodden

trampled or stepped on

560.

Virtuoso

a brilliant performer; a person with masterly


skill or technique; masterly or brilliant

535.

Truculent

Inclined toward conflict; eager to fight

561.

Vitriolic

a beginner, novice; one with little or no


background or skill

bitter, sarcastic; highly caustic or biting (like a


strong acid)

536.

Tyro

562.

Vociferously

in a loud-voiced manner, vehemently, noisily

563.

Volition

An act of choosing, using one's own will in a


conscious choice

564.

Voluntary

willing; unforced

565.

Volunteer

A person who offers to do something without


pay

566.

Vulgarian

a person who lacks good taste and


sophistication

567.

Wanton

undisciplined, unrestrained, reckless

568.

Weltschmerz

Weariness (tiredness) and sadness for life


and world

569.

Whim

fickle; changeable

537.

Ubiquitous

Existing everywhere at the same time

538.

Unanimous

showing complete agreement

539.

Unctuous

smooth or greasy in texture,


appearance, manner, insincere

540.

541.

542.

Underling
Unicorn

Unicycle

Someone who works under another


person-less important
a horse-like fabled animal that has one
horn growing out of the middle of its
forehead
a one-wheeled vehicle on which the
rider sits and pedals

543.

Uniform

consistent; unchanging; the same for


everyone

544.

Unify

to join together into one group

545.

Unilateral

Involving only one part or side

546.

Unique

the only one of its kind

547.

Unison

a sounding together; agreement or


accord

548.

Unit

a single thing, person, or group


forming part of a whole

549.

Unity

the quality of being united into one

550.

Uxorious

foolishly fond of or submissive to one's


wife

551.

Vainglorious

feeling excessive self-importance or


pride for one's own accomplishment

552.

Vapid

dull, uninteresting, tiresome; lacking in


sharpness, flavor, liveliness, or force

553.

Vegetate

lead a dull, inactive, useless life

554.

Vertigo

condition in which one feels that one's


surroundings are turning about;
dizziness

555.

Vicarious

Experienced in the imagination


through the feelings or actions of
another person

556.

Vicariously

Experiencing something by imagined


participation in another's experience