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Characteristics

Alphabetical

accomplice

A partner in crime

altruist

One who devotes his life to the welfare and interests of other people

amateur

One who engages in any pursuit for the love of it, and not for gain

ambidexter

One who can use both hands

angler

One who fishes with a rod

antiquary

A person who collects things belonging to ancient times

archer

One who shoots with bows and arrows

assassin

One who kills secretly or by surprise

beggar

One who goes from place to place begging alms

biblioklept

One who steals books

blonde

A woman with light-coloured hair

brunette

A woman with dark hair

cannibal

One who feeds on human flesh

canvasser

One who tries to get votes for an election candidate

chaperon

One who accompanies a young lady to public places

charlatan

One who pretends to know a great deal about everything

coadjutor

One who works along with another

coiffeur

A person who dresses up women's hair

connoisseur

One who has special skill in judging art, music

conscript

One who is compelled by law to serve as a soldier

contemporary

One living at the same lixue as another

contortionist

An acrobat who bends his body into various shapes

courier

A messenger sent in great haste

coxswain

One who steers a boat

cynic

One who sneers at the aims and beliefs of his fellow men

debutante

A young lady who is being presented at Court

debutante

A young lady who is making her first appearance at a public dance

demagogue

A leader of the people who can sway his followers by his oratory

dipsomaniac

One who has an irresistible desire for alcoholic drinks

eavesdropper

One who listens to the conversation of others

egotist

One who delights to speak about himself or thinks only of his own welfare

emissary

A spy sent out on a secret mission

epicure

One devoted to the pleasures of eating and drinking

exile

One who is banished from his home or his country

fruitarian

One who feeds on fruits

fugitive

One who runs away from justice or the law

heckler

One who worries a candidate for election by interruption and awkward questions

host, hostess

One who entertains another

hypocrite

One who pretends to be what he is not

iconoclast

One who breaks images or church ornaments

incendiary

One who maliciously sets fire to a building

ingrate

An unthankful person

impostor

One who pretends to be what he is not

interpreter

One who can enable people speaking different languages to understand each other

itinerant

One who journeys from place to place

kleptomaniac

One who has an irresistible tendency to steal

linguist

One versed in many languages

martyr

One who dies for a noble cause

mendicant

One who goes from place to place begging alms

methomaniac

One who has an irresistible desire for alcoholic drinks

mimic

One who imitates the voice, gestures etc. of another

minion

One who becomes the favourite of a distinguished personage and serves him as a slave

misanthrope

A hater of mankind

misanthropist

A hater of mankind

misogamist

A hater of marriage

misogynist

A hater of women

mountebank

One who pretends to know a great deal about everything

neophyte

One new to anything

novice

One new to anything

numismatist

One who collects coins

obscurant

One who is opposed to intellectual progress

optimist

One who looks on the bright side of things

orthoepist

An authority on pronunciation

pantophagist

One who eats all kinds of food

patriot

One who loves his country and serves it devotedly

pedant,

One who makes a display of his learning tastes, etc.

pedestrian

One who journeys on foot

pessimist

One who looks on the dark side of things

philanthropist

One who devotes his service or wealth for the love of mankind

pilgrim

One who journeys to a Holy Place

predecessor

One who has been before another in office or employment

prophet

One who foretells events

prospector

One who searches for minerals or mining sites

protege

One under the protection of another

quack

One who pretends to know a great deal about everything

raconteur

An expert at story telling

recruit

A soldier or a sailor newly enlisted

recluse, hermit

One who retires from society to live a solitary life

refugee, alien

One who takes refuge in a foreign country

somnambulist

One who walks in his sleep

somniloquist

One who talks in his sleep

sophist

One whose reasoning is clever yet false

stowaway


One who hides away on a ship to obtain a free passage

successor

One who takes over after another in office or employment

sybarite

One given up to luxurious living

teetotaller

One who abstains from alcoholic drinks

termagant

A noisy abusive scolding woman

tyro

One new to anything

valetudinarian

A person in a low state of health, or over-anxious about his health

vegetarian

One who eats no animal flesh

ventriloquist

One who has the art of speaking in such a way that the sound seems to come from another person

volunteer

One who offers his service of his own free will

voluptuary

One given to sensual pleasures and bodily enjoyment

ward

One under the protection of another

zoophilist

A lover of animals

Alphabetical by Character

A leader of the people who can sway his followers by his oratory

demagogue

A hater of mankind

misanthrope, misanthropist

A hater of marriage

misogamist, misogynist


A hater of women

misogynist


A list of goods despatched with quantity and price to the purchaser

invoice

A list or table of duties payable on exports or imports

tariff

A lover of animals

zoophilist


A messenger sent in great haste

courier

A noisy abusive scolding woman

termagant

A partner in crime

accomplice

A person in a low state of health, or over-anxious about his health

valetudinarian


A person who collects things belonging to ancient times

antiquary

A person who dresses up women's hair

coiffeur

A soldier or a sailor newly enlisted

recruit

A spy sent out on a secret mission

emissary

A woman with dark hair

brunette

A woman with light-coloured hair

blonde

A young lady who is making her first appearance at a public dance, or being presented at Court

debutante

Able to read

literate

An acrobat who bends his body into various shapes

contortionist

An authority on pronunciation

orthoepist

An expert at story telling

raconteur


An unthankful person

ingrate

Born of married parents

legitimate

Born of unmarried parents

il-legitimate

Fit for food

edible

Fit to be chosen or selected

eligible

Goods brought into a country

imports

Goods carried out of a country

exports

Loud enough to be heard

audible

Love of one's country

patriotism

Not distinct enough to be heard

in-audible

Not having the qualities of being chosen

in-eligible

One devoted to the pleasures of eating and drinking

epicure

One given to sensual pleasures and bodily enjoyment everything

sybarite

One given up to luxurious living

voluptuary

One living at the same lixue as another

contemporary

One new to anything

novice, tyro, neophyte

One to whom goods are despatched

consignee

One under the protection of another

protege, ward

One versed in many languages

linguist

One who abstains from alcoholic drinks

teetotaller

One who accompanies a young lady to public places

chaperon

One who becomes the favourite of a distinguished personage and serves him as a slave

minion

One who breaks images or church ornaments

iconoclast

One who can enable people speaking different languages to understand each other

interpreter

One who can use both hands

ambidexter

One who takes over after another in office or employment

successor

One who collects coins

numismatist


One who comes into a foreign country to settle there

immigrant

One who delights to speak about himself or thinks only of his own welfare

egotist

One who devotes his life to the welfare and interests of other people

altruist

One who devotes his service or wealth for the love of mankind

philanthropist

One who dies for a noble cause

martyr

One who eats all kinds of food

pantophagist

One who eats no animal flesh

vegetarian

One who engages in any pursuit for the love of it, and not for gain

amateur

One who entertains another

host, hostess

One who feeds on fruits

fruitarian

One who feeds on human flesh

cannibal

One who fishes with a rod

angler

One who foretells events

prophet

One who goes from place to place begging alms

mendicant, beggar

One who has an irresistible desire for alcoholic drinks

dipsomaniac, methomaniac

One who has an irresistible tendency to steal

kleptomaniac

One who has been before another in office or employment

predecessor

One who has special skill in judging art, music

connoisseur

One who has the art of speaking in such a way that the sound seems to come from another person

ventriloquist

One who hides away on a ship to obtain a free passage

stowaway


One who imitates the voice, gestures etc. of another

mimic

One who is banished from his home or his country

exile

One who is compelled by law to serve as a soldier

conscript

One who is opposed to intellectual progress

obscurant

One who journeys from place to place

itinerant

One who journeys on foot

pedestrian

One who journeys to a Holy Place

pilgrim

One who kills secretly or by surprise

assassin

One who leaves his country to settle in another

emigrant

One who listens to the conversation of others

eavesdropper

One who looks on the bright side of things

optimist

One who looks on the dark side of things

pessimist

One who loves his country and serves it devotedly

patriot

One who makes a display of his learning tastes, etc.

pedant

One who maliciously sets fire to a building

incendiary

One who offers his service of his own free will

volunteer

One who pretends to be what he is not

hypocrite, impostor


One who pretends to know a great deal about

mountebank, charlatan, quack

One who retires from society to live a solitary life

recluse, hermit

One who runs away from justice or the law

fugitive

One who searches for minerals or mining sites

prospector

One who shoots with bows and arrows

archer

One who sneers at the aims and beliefs of his fellow men

cynic

One who steals books

biblioklept

One who steers a boat

coxswain

One who takes refuge in a foreign country

refugee, alien

One who talks in his sleep

somniloquist

One who tries to get votes for an election candidate

canvassei

One who walks in his sleep

somnambulist

One who works along with another

coadjutor

One who worries a candidate for election by interruption and awkward questions

heckler

One whose reasoning is clever yet false

sophist

To banish from one's country

expatriate

To remove from one country to another

migrate

To send back a person to his own country

repatriate

Unable to read

il-literate

Unfit for human consumption

in-edible

Writing that is difficult to decipher

il-legible

(Writing) that is easy to read

legible

 

 

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Explanation for Student Compendium
File Includes
A shortened form of a word or phrase.
ANU - Australian National University
An acronym is a pronounceable word formed from the first letter (or first few letters) of each word in a phrase or title. Sometimes, the newly combined letters create a new word that becomes a part of everyday language. An example of this is the acronym radar. Also includes Mnemonics
a word naming an attribute of a noun, such as sweet, red, or technical. Adjectives are words that describe or modify other words * Priest = Sacerdotal

Types of animals, Sounds the make, Where do they live, Collective names of animals

Apes - gibber, Camel live in Australia, Sahara & Arabia, names = Bull - is called a heifer

a word opposite in meaning to another (e.g. bad - good ).

Opposites = Absent - present

Big_Words for small
Small word with big word alternative
Anger - Dudgeon * bold - Audacious

A feature or quality belonging typically to a person, place, or thing and serving to identify them

A partner in crime - accomplice

Words pertaining to the church

A passage between the pews in a church - Aisle

Similar sounding words with different meanings also Homonyms

Council, an administrative or advisory body, do not confuse with counsel, advice or guidance.

All about communication see also A History of Communication
All computer terms (ASCII, Binary, Unicode)

Names given to certain towns or countries includes facts about climate

Aberdeen - The Granite City The Torrid Zone has the hottest climate Zinc - Mexico, U.S.A., Spain

Words pertaining to death

Occurring after death - posthumous

A diminutive person is short and small. A diminutive wordis a "cute" version of a word or name: for example, "duckling" is a diminutive of "duck" and Billy is a diminutive form of the name William

Cask - casket   

Famous world discoveries of countries continents, includes Australian discoverers

Matthew Flinders -discovered Bass Strait. * Lord Robert Baden-Powell founded the Boy Scouts in 1908

Explanation of a word, words in literal expressions denote what they mean according to common or dictionary usage

Aloof -To keep to oneself and not mix with others.

Gender list of male female

Actor - Actress

Countries of the world and Geographical facts

The Circumference of the earth is approxinmately 24,800 miles.

List of gods and goddesses

War - Mars

Australian and UK government with words denoting government

Australian Government

Explains grammar syntax and verbs adjectives nouns etc.

Explains various uses of nouns verbs etc.

The art of living together includes senses, elements, cardinal numbers, cardinal virtues

THE ART OF LIVING - Consideration for the feelings of others

Alphabetical list of the most important inventions

Clock (pendulum) - Christian Huygens

List of kings and queens of Britain with facts and information

EGBERT 827 - 839

Practical list of  words explained in a sentence or phrase

A book in which the events of each day are recorded - Diary

Words pertaining to marriage included anniversary gifts

A hater of marriage - misogamist

Medical terms in use today

A disease confined to a particular district or place - endemic

Metaphor is a figure of speech that makes an implicit, implied, or hidden comparison between two things that are unrelated

Sounds that things make, description of various venues or habitats, special calendar dates, Aussie slang words, Mnemonics

All Fools' Day - 1st April - Aussie slang - sounds that things make etc.

Names of persons or things, occupations, and a description of word meanings i.e. Terrestrial = Earth

Various names explained Bird of night - Owl

Words connected to nature

A four-footed animal - quadruped

a word or statement that expresses denial, disagreement, or refusal

That which cannot be pierced or penetrated - impenetrable

Explanation of nouns, COMMON Nouns, PROPER Nouns, COLLECTIVE  Nouns and ABSTRACT Nouns.

sit - seat (when to use Nouns)

Numbers of animals things i.e. A number of Cattle = herd

A number of fish taken in a net - catch, haul

a person or thing that is totally different from or the reverse of someone or something else.

Unable to read - il-literate

Special days, Aussies slang and any other items not covered in this list

Any other items that might be of interest

List of Patron Saints

St. George of England, St. Andrew of Scotland

Noctiphobia - Fear of the night

A list of places A place where bees are kept = apiary

A place where fishes are kept - aquarium

The case which is used to show possession is called the possessive case or genitive case. In case of nouns, an apostrophe is used to show it.

Is the case which denotes the owner or possessor

All Prefixes

List of various professions

The commander of a fleet - Admiral

Famous proverbs A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush

A bad beginning makes a good ending.

Serious Quotes and some Witty funny one liners

Someone has glued my pack of cards together...I cannot deal with it!

Famous sayings

as a drowned rat. - as ancient as the sun—as the stars.

List of words used in Science or Art

An instrument for detecting earthquakes - seismograph

Explanation of scientific items like barometer

The science of land management - agronomics

The seven wonders of the ancient world with explanations

The Pyramids of Egypt

Words to use as a Simile which is a phrase that describes one thing in terms of another.  A simile usually begins with like or as.

Archates - a good friend * Belt = to hit below the belt

List of words or phrases that has the same or nearly the same meaning as another 

abandon....... desert, forsake, leave.

Understanding words, Incorrect Use of Words,

Thesaurus of Words
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Thesaurus - abandon = abandoned, abandoning, abandonment, abandons affluent =having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value,words explained and incorrect use of words

The floor was dirt.  Only the wealthy had something other than dirt, hence the saying "dirt poor." 

Words used in war

Nations carrying on warfare - belligerents

Anniversary dates and wedding information

Words shown in noun or verb

strong - strengthen

Signs of the Zodiac

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