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-speechdelivered 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.