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Word Power (Part II) - Words

Terms

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disparage
to lower in rank or reputation

to degrade or depreciate by indirect means by speak slightingly about
equivocal

equivocate (intransitive verb)
subject to two or more interpretations and usually used to mislead or confuse
unequivocal
leaving no doubt; clear
titillate
to excite pleasurably : arouse by stimulation
adulate
to heap excessive or slavish admiration or flattery on someone
proscribe
to condemn or forbid as harmful or unlawful
obviate
to anticipate and prevent (as a situation) or make unnecessary (as an action)
militate
to have weight or effect
malign
to utter injuriously misleading or false reports about

speak evil of
condone
to forgive, overlook, pardon (an offense)
placate
to soothe or mollify especially by concessions
fulsome
aesthetically, morally, or generally offensive
parity
the quality or state of being equal or equivalent

equivalence of a commodity price expressed in one currency to its price expressed in another
disparity
containing or made up of fundamentally different and often incongruous elements
disparate
markedly distinct in quality or character

very different
mugwumps
a person who is independent (as in politics) or who remains undecided or neutral

a bolter from the Republican party in 1884
ambiguous
capable of being understood in two or more possible senses or way (accidentally)
double entendre
a word or expression capable of two interpretations with one usually risqué
equity
justice, fairness, equal treatment
inequity
injustice, unfairness
iniquity
a wicked act or thing

gross injustice
equinox
either of the two times each year (as about March 21 and September 23) when the sun crosses the equator and day and night are everywhere on earth of approximately equal length
nocturnal
of, relating to, or occurring in the night

active at night
nocturne
a work of art dealing with evening or night; especially : a dreamy pensive composition for the piano
equanimity
evenness of mind especially under stress; composure
equable
marked by lack of variation or change
equilibrium
a state of balance between opposing forces or actions
equilibrist
one (as a rope dancer) who performs difficult feats of balancing
equator
the great circle of the celestial sphere whose plane is perpendicular to the axis of the earth
equestrian
of, relating to, or featuring horseback riding
equestrienne
a girl or woman who rides on horseback
equine
of, relating to, or resembling a horse or the horse family
vociferous (adj)
vociferousness (noun)
vociferate (verb)
vociferation (noun)
vociferator (noun)
so loud or insistent as to compel attention (shouting/calling)
inscribe
to write, engrave, or print as a lasting record

to autograph or address
postscript
a note or series of notes appended to a completed letter, article, or book
militant
engaged in warfare or combat

aggressively active , combative
malignant
evil in nature, influence, or effect

tending to produce death or deterioration
malediction
speaking harm or evil
malevolent (adj)

malevolence (noun)
wishing harm or evil
maleficent (adj)

maleficence (noun)
doing harm or evil
malefactor
one who commits an offense against the law
malefaction
a crime or evil deed
maladroit
clumsy, bungling, awkward
malaise
an indefinite feeling of debility or lack of health often indicative of or accompanying the onset of an illness
malcontent
a discontented person
malady
a disease or disorder of the animal body
benign
of a gentle disposition

not threaten health or life
benignity
of a gentle disposition
benignant
serenely mild and kindly
benediction
the invocation of a blessing

the short blessing with which public worship is concluded
beneficent
doing or producing good; especially : performing acts of kindness and charity
benefactor
one that confers a benefit; especially : one that makes a gift or bequest
benefaction
a charitable donation
beneficiary
one that benefits from something

the person designated to receive the income of a trust estate
benevolent
marked by or disposed to doing good

organized for the purpose of doing good
benevolence
disposition to do good

an act of kindness
generous gift
bona fide
made in good faith without fraud or deceit
fidelity
the quality or state of being faithful

the degree to which an electronic device (as a record player, radio, or television) accurately reproduces its effect (as sound or picture)
infidelity
lack of belief in a religion

marital unfaithfulness or an instance of it
infidel
one who is not a Christian or who opposes Christianity

an unbeliever with respect to a particular religion
dictatorial
ruled by a dictator

oppressive to or arrogantly overbearing toward others
volition
an act of making a choice or decision
placable
easily placated
implacable
not capable of being appeased, significantly changed, or mitigated
placid
calm; serenely free of interruption or disturbance
complacent
self-satisfied; unconcerned
laconic
using minimum of words, usually packed with meaning

concise to the point of seeming rude or mysterious
inarticulate
incapable of giving coherent, clear, or effective expression to one's ideas or feelings
garrulous
chattering meaninglessly

pointlessly or annoyingly talkative
banal
lacking originality, freshness, or novelty

trite
verbose
containing more words than necessary; overly wordy
voluble
characterized by ready or rapid speech
cogent
brilliantly compelling or persuasive
vociferous
marked by or given to vehement insistent outcry (noisy /loud)
taciturn

taciturnity (noun)
temperamentally disinclined to talk
tacit

tacitness (noun)
tacitly (adverb )
expressed or carried on without words or speech
reticent

reticence (noun)
reticency
inclined to be silent or uncommunicative in speech

reserved
loquacious

loquacity (noun)
loquaciousness (noun)
loquaciously (adverb)
full of excessive talk
soliloquy

soliolquist (noun)
solilquize (verb)
the act of talking to oneself

a dramatic monologue that represents a series of unspoken reflections
ventriloquism (noun)

ventriloquist (noun)
ventriloquistic (adj)
ventriloquize (verb)
the production of the voice in such a way that the sound seems to come from a source other than the vocal organs of the speaker
colloquial (adj)
used in or characteristic of familiar and informal conversation

of or relating to conversation
colloquialism (noun)
a colloquial expression

a local or regional dialect expression
circumlocution (noun)

circumlocutory (adj)
the use of an unnecessarily large number of words to express an idea

evasion in speech
ventral
of or relating to the belly

being or located near or on the anterior or lower surface of an animal opposite the back
auricle (noun)
an atrium of a heart

an angular or ear-shaped lobe, process, or appendage
avuncular
of or relating to an uncle

suggestive of an uncle especially in kindliness or geniality
dorsal
relating to or situated near or on the back especially of an animal or of one of its parts
endorse
endorsement
to write on the back of

to approve, support or back openly
ventricle (noun)
ventricular (adjective)
a cavity of a bodily part or organ:

a chamber of the heart which receives blood from a corresponding atrium and from which blood is forced into the arteries
auricular (adj)
told privately <an auricular confession>

understood or recognized by the sense of hearing

of, relating to, or using the ear or the sense of hearing <auricular therapy>

of or relating to an auricle
somniferous
carrying, bearing or bringing sleep
insomnia (noun)
insomniac (noun)
insomnious (adjective)
the abnormal inability to fall asleep when sleep is required or desired
somnolent (adjective)
somnolence (noun)
somnolency
sleepy, drowsy
somnambulism (noun)
somnambulist (noun)
somnambulstic (adjective)
somnambulistical·y (adverb)
an abnormal condition of sleep in which motor acts (as walking) are performed
ambulatory (adjective)
of, relating to, or adapted to walking

able to walk about and not bedridden
ambulatory (noun)
a sheltered place (as in a cloister or church) for walking
perambulator (noun)
a baby carriage
perambulate (verb)
perambulation (noun)
to travel over or through especially on foot

traverse
amble
saunter or walk about in an idle or leisurely manner
preamble
an introductory statement, fact or circumstance
soporific
causing or tending to cause sleep (drugs or speech)
articulate (verb or adjective)
expressing oneself readily, clearly, or effectively
Inarticulate (adj)
inarticulateness (noun)
incapable of speech especially under stress of emotion
banality (noun)
state of being banal / commonplace
martinet
a strict disciplinarian; a person who stresses a rigid adherence to the details of forms and methods
sycophant
a servile self-seeking flatterer
dilettante
an admirer or lover of the arts; 2 : a person having a superficial interest in an art or a branch of knowledge : DABBLER
virago
a loud overbearing woman : TERMAGANT a woman of great stature, strength, and courage
chauvinist
excessive or blind patriotism; undue partiality or attachment to a group or place to which one belongs or has belonged
monomaniac
mental illness especially when limited in expression to one idea or area of thought2 : excessive concentration on a single object or idea
iconoclast
: a person who destroys religious images or opposes their veneration 2 : a person who attacks settled beliefs or institutions
atheist
one who believes that there is no deity
lecher
a man who is inordinate indulgence in sexual activity : LASCIVIOUSNESS
hypochondriac
one with extreme depression of mind or spirits often centered on imaginary physical ailments
alma mater
a school, college, or university which one has attended or from which one has graduated
antonym
a word of opposite meaning
diaphanous
characterized by such fineness of texture as to permit seeing through
fratricide
the act of or one that murders or kills his or her own brother or sister
genocide
the deliberate and systematic destruction of a racial, political, or cultural group
harridan
a shrewish woman
homicide
the act of or one that murders a human being
homonym
one of two or more words spelled and pronounced alike but different in meaning
homophone
one of two or more words pronounced alike but different in meaning or derivation or spelling
infanticide
the act of or one that murders their baby
mariticide
the act of or one that murders her husband
matriarch
a woman who rules or dominates a family, group, or state; specifically : a mother who is head and ruler of her family and descendants
matricide
the act of or one who murders his own mother
matron
a married woman usually marked by dignified maturity or social distinction
parricide
the act of or one that murders his parent(s)
patriarch
a man who is father or founder
patricide
the act of or one who murders his own father
patrimony
an overbearing or nagging woman
regicide
the act of or one that murders a king
sororicide
the act of or one that murder his own sister
suicide
the act of or one that commits or attempts to kill oneself
synonym
one of two or more words or expressions of the same language that have the same or nearly the same meaning
termagant
a shrewish woman
tyro
a beginner in learning : NOVICE
uxoricide
the act of or one that murders his wife
virtuoso
one who excels in the technique of an art; especially : a highly skilled musical performer (as on the violin)

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