Centenarian: A person who is above hundred years
Posthumous: A book published after the death of its author
Anonymous: A book written by an unknown author
Matinee: A cinema show which is held in the afternoon
Cosmopolite: A citizen of the world
Epidemic: A contagious disease that spreads over a huge area
Soporific: A drug or other substance that induces sleep
Carnivorous: A flesh-eating animal
Drawn/ Tie: A game or batter in which neither party wins
Monarchy: A Government by a king or queen
Autocracy: A Government by one
Oligarchy: A Government by the few
Aristocracy: A Government by the Nobles
Bureaucracy: A Government by the officials
Democracy: A Government by the people
Plutocracy: A Government by the rich
Herbivorous: A grass-eating animal
Bibliophile: A great lover of books
Illegible: A handwriting that cannot be read
Amphibian: A land animal that breeds in water
Autobiography: A life history written by oneself
Biography: A life history written by somebody else
Catalogue: A list of names, books etc.
Irreparable: A loss of damage that cannot be compensated
Callous: A man devoid of kind feeling and sympathy
Fanatic: A man who has too much enthusiasm for his own religion
Irritable: A man who is easily irritated
Germicide: A medicine that kills germs
Antiseptic: A medicine that prevents decomposing
Antidote: A medicine to counteract the effect of another medicine
Bourgeois: A member of the middle class
Inimitable: A method that cannot be imitated
Venial: A pardonable offence
Arbitrator: A person appointed by parties to settle the disputes between them
Fastidious: A person difficult to please
Answerable: A person liable to be called to account for his action
Parasite: A person supported by another and giving him/her nothing in return
Egotist: A person who always thinks of himself; somebody who is selfish or self-centred
Aggressor: A person who attacks first
Credulous: A person who believes easily whatever he is told
Fatalist: A person who believes in fate
Illiterate: A person who cannot read or write
Misogamist: A person who does not believe in the institution of marriage
Omnipotent: A person who has power overall
Misogynist: A person who hates women
Smuggler: A person who imports or exports goods into or from a country secretly because they are illegal
Omniscient: A person who knows everything
Altruist: A person who loves everybody
Impervious: A person who remains unmoved and unaffected by other people's opinions, suggestions
Equestrian: A person who rides on horseback
Bilingual: A person who speaks two languages
Notorious: A person with an evil reputation
Idiosyncrasy: A person's peculiar habit
Orphanage: A place where orphans live
Arsenal: A place where weapons and ammunition are stored
Honorary: A post that is not paid
Infallible: A remedy that never fails
Ambiguous: A sentence whose meaning is unclear
Postscript: A short message added to the end of a letter after the signature
Abbreviation: A shortened form of a word or phrase
Inaudible: A sound that cannot be heard
Equilibrium: A state of perfect balance
Incomprehensible: A statement that cannot be understood
Archaeology: A study of ancient things
Zoology: A study of animals
Ornithology: A study of birds
Etymology: A study of the derivation of words
Anthropology: A study of man
Ethnology: A study of races
Physiology: A study of the body
Panacea: A supposed cure for all diseases or problems
Obsolete: A thing no longer in use
Invisible: A thing that cannot be seen with human eyes
Edible: A thing that is fit to be eaten
Antonym: A word opposite in meaning to another
Anarchy: Absence of government
Omnivorous: An animal or a human being that eats any kind of food
Predator: An animal who preys on other animals
Audience: An assembly of hearers at a lecture or concert
Facsimile: An exact copy
Sinecure: An office with a high salary but no work
Fatal: Anything that leads to death
Hung: Assembly or parliament in which no party has got a clear majority
Congenital: Belonging or pertaining to an individual from birth
Medieval: Belonging to the Middle Ages
Contemporary: Belonging to the same period of time
Centenary: Celebration of a hundredth year, once
Behead: Cut off the head
Eradicate: Destroy or get rid of something completely
Abolish: Do away with wholly
Exonerate: Free somebody from blame or guilt
Amnesty: General pardon for political offenders
Manuscript: Handwritten book
Brittle: Hard but liable to be easily broken
Misanthropist: Hater of mankind
Ambivalent: Having opposing feelings
Incorrigible: Impossible to change
Insoluble: Incapable of being dissolved in a liquid
Impregnable: Incapable of being seized by attack
Epitaph: Inscription on a tombstone
Accountable: Liable to be called to account
Introspection: Looking into one
Philanthropist: Lover of mankind
Postmortem: Medical examination of a dead body
Embezzlement: Misappropriation of money
Patricide: Murder of a father
Homicide: Murder of a human being
Matricide: Murder of a mother
Fratricide: Murder of an brother
Infanticide: Murder of own infant
Suicide: Murder of self
Regicide: Murder of the king
Irrelevant: Not applicable
Effeminate: Of a man showing feminine attributes
Cannibal: Of a man or animal that feeds on its own species
Avaricious: Of a person extremely desirous of money
Ambidextrous: of a person who can use both hands equally well
Fastidious: Of a person who cannot be pleased easily
Gregarious: Of animals living in flocks
Effeminate: Of manners more like those of a woman than a man
Indefatigable: One incapable of being tired
Valetudinarian: One who always thinks himself to be ill
Theist: One who believes in God
Actuary: One who calculates premium
Mercenary: One who can do anything for money
Cosmopolitan: One who can make himself at home in all countries
Bilingual: One who can speak two languages
Ventriloquist: One who can throw his voice
Turncoat: One who changes sides
Plagiarist: One who copies from other writers
Vandal: One who damages public property
Intestate: One who dies without a Will
Atheist: One who does not believe in the existence of God
Philistine: One who does not care for art, literature etc
Amateur: One who does something not professionally but for pleasure
Agnostic: One who doubts the existence of god
Glutton: One who eats too much
Humanitarian: One who feels sympathetic towards human beings
Pedestrian: One who goes on foot
Bigot: One who has narrow and prejudiced religious views
Pauper: One who has no money
Eccentric: One who has strange habits
Misanthrope: One who hates mankind
Samaritan: One who helps others Good
Neophyte: One who is a newcomer
Fastidious: One who is difficult to please
Gullible: One who is easily deceived
Epicure: One who is fond of sensuous pleasures
Avaricious: One who is greedy for money
Stoic: One who is indifferent to pleasure or pain
Novice: One who is new to a trade or profession
Anarchist: One who is out to subvert a government
Omnipresent: One who is present everywhere
Eligible: One who is qualified for election
Convalescent: One who is recovering from illness
Insolvent: One who is unable to pay his debts
Celibate: One who is unmarried
Omniscient: One who knows everything
Polyglot: One who knows many languages
Immigrant: One who lives in a foreign country
Optimist: One who looks on the bright side of things
Pessimist: One who looks on the dark side of things
Philanthropist: One who loves mankind
Auditor: One who makes an official examination of accounts
Hypocrite: One who pretends to be what he is not
Amateur: One who pursues some art or sport as a hobby
Cynic: One who questions everything
Reticent: One who speaks less
Egoist: One who thinks only for oneself, a person who is selfish, self-absorbed and self centered
Feminist: One who thinks only of the welfare of women
Volunteer: One who works for free
Contemporaries: People living at the same time
Colleagues: People who work together
Equestrian: Person who rides on horseback
Monogamy: Practice of having one wife or husband
Polyandry: Practice of having several husbands
Polygamy: Practice of having several wives
Bigamy: Practice of having two wives or husbands
Convalescent: Recovering from illness
Irrelevant: Remarks which do not ally apply to the subject under discussion
Mobocracy: Rule by the mob
Numismatics: Science of coins or medals
Cosmology: Science of origin of the universe
Namesake: Somebody or something with the same name as somebody or something else
Vegetarian: Somebody who does not eat meat
Cannibal: somebody who eats human flesh
Veteran: Somebody who is considerably experienced in something
Mercenary: Somebody who works or serves only for personal profit
Extempore: Something said or done without preparation
Incorrigible: Something that cannot be corrected
Foregone: Something that has been determined beforehand
Indispensable: Something that is essential and cannot be dispensed with
Inflammable: Something that is quickly and easily set on fire and burned
Extempore: Spoken or done without preparation
Hostility: state of antagonism
Ambiguous: Statements open to more than interpretation
Ecology: Study of environment
Psephology: Systematic study of election trends
Edible: That can be eaten
Irrevocable: That cannot be altered or withdrawn
Illicit: That is prohibited by law
Translucent: That through which light can partly pass
Transparent: That through which light can pass
Opaque: That through which light cannot pass
Inevitable: That which cannot be avoided
Incredible: That which cannot be believed
Invincible: That which cannot be conquered
Incurable: That which cannot be cured
Indefensible: That which cannot be defended
Indescribable: That which cannot be described
Inexplicable: That which cannot be explained
Invulnerable: That which cannot be hurt
Imperceptible: That which cannot be noticed
Impracticable: That which cannot be practised
Impracticable: That which cannot be put into practice
Illegible: That which cannot be read
Insatiable: That which cannot be satisfied
Invisible: That which cannot be seen
Illegal: That which is against the law
Legal: That which is lawful
Improbable: That which is not likely to happen
Infanticide: The act of killing an infant
Jurisdiction: The area over which an official has control
Botany: The branch of biology dealing with plant life
Polyandry: The custom of having more than one husband at a time
Maiden: The first speech made by a person
Adolescence: The period between childhood and adulthood
Biology: The science which treats with life
Antedate: To date before the true time
Elucidate: To explain something mysterious or difficult
Exonerate: To free somebody from all blame
Delegate: To give one
Depreciate: To go down in value
Deteriorate: To go from bad to worse
Aggravate: To increase the gravity of an offence or the intensity of a disease
Accelerate: To increase the speed; to hasten the progress of
Emphasize: To lay special stress on
Appreciate: To rise in value
Eradicate: To root out evil, disease
Disenfranchisement: To take away some one
Kidnap: To take somebody away by force and hold him or her prisoner, usually for ransom
Alienate: To turn friends into enemies
Pseudonym: To write under a different name
Pessimist: Very negative person
Sacrilege: Violating the sanctity of a church
Potable: Water fit for drinking
Gratis: Without payment
Epitaph: Words written on the tomb of a person
Idolatry: Worship of idols
Argot: A slang for the underworld
immaculate: Something perfectly near and clean
alibi: An excuse for something
alimony: The money that a court asks a man to pay to his divorced or legally separated wife
monologue: A speech made by one person
monomania: An obsession of one idea
ablution: Washing of the human body especially in a religious ceremony
ex gratia: A payment not legally binding but for which some moral obligation is felt
conservative: One who believes in keeping things as they are
strong: A tall
Judas: A traitor who can sell out even his fried
Monopoly: Exclusive control or possession of any one thing
Potpourri: A medley or heterogeneous mixture of great variety
Dialect: A language of a region having it's own usage
Monoplane: An airplane with one pair of wings
Virago: A loud mouthed turbulent kind of woman
A faux pas: An embarrassing kinds of mistake
Altruist: One who is interested in the welfare of other people
Rusticate: To relax in the countryside for away from the humdrum of town
Procrastinate: A tendency to put off events/ postpone events
Sadistic: One who gets pleasure on other trouble and pain
Egocentric: One who looks at everything from a personal point of view
timid: One who feels shy
town or place: The most capable part of the group
Gullible: One who is simply and easily deceived
Surveillance: A close watch kept over someone

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