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A principle or standard by which anything is, or can be judged

criterion


A book containing information on all branches of knowledge

encyclopedia

A book containing the words of a language with their definitions, in alphabetical order

dictionary

A book in which the events of each day are recorded

diary

A book of accounts showing debits and credits

ledger

A book of names and addresses

directory

A book with blank pages for putting autographs, pictures, stamps etc.

album

A brief summary of a book

epitome

A conversation between two persons

dialogue

A declaration of plans and promises put forward by a candidate for election, a political party or a sovereign

manifesto

A humorous play, having a happy ending

comedy

A list of articles and their description

inventory

A list of books in a library

bibliography

A list of books in a library

catalogue

A list of explanations of rare, technical or obsolete words

glossary

A list of the headings of the business to be transacted at a meeting

agenda

A mournful song (or poem) for the dead

dirge

A noisy or vehement speech intended to excite passions

harangue


A note to help the memory

memorandum

A person's own handwriting

autograph

A picture facing the title page of a book

frontispiece


A play with a sad or tragic end

tragedy

A poem in which the first letters of each line, taken in order, form a name or a sentence

acrostic

A poem of lamentation, especially for the dead

elegy

A record of one's life written by himself

autobiography

A short speech by a player at the beginning of a play

prologue

A short speech by a player at the end of a play

epilogue

A statement which is accepted as true without proof

axiom


A succession of the same initial letters in a passage

alliteration

A writing or speech in praise of a person

eulogy, encomium

A written account, usually in book form, of the interesting and memorable experiences of one's life

memoirs

An error or misprint in printing, or writing

erratum

An exact copy of handwriting, printing, or of a picture

facsimile

An extract or selection from a book or writing

excerpt


Delivered (of a speech) without previous preparation

impromptu

Delivered (of a speech) without previous preparation

extempore

Language (that is very much used)

hackneyed

Language which is confused and unintelligible

jargon


Literary theft, or passing off an author's original work as one s own

plagiarism

One who pretends to have a great deal of knowledge

wiseacre

One who writes plays

dramatist, playwright.

Speaking to oneself

soliloquy

Still in use (of books published long ago)

extant

Study by night

lucubration

The concluding part of a speech

peroration

The exclusive right of an author or his heirs to publish or sell copies of his writings

copyright

The heading or short description of a newspaper article, chapter of a book etc.

caption

The history of the life of a person

biography

The trade mark of the maker seen on paper when it is held up to the light

watermark

To make expressive gestures or motions while speaking

gesticulate


To pronounce words distinctly

enunciate

To remove the offensive portions of a book

expurgate

 

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Alphabetical

acrostic A poem in which the first letters of each line, taken in order, form a name or a sentence
agenda A list of the headings of the business to be transacted at a meeting
album A book with blank pages for putting autographs, pictures, stamps etc.
alliteration A succession of the same initial letters in a passage
autobiography A record of one's life written by himself
autograph A person's own handwriting
axiom
 A statement which is accepted as true without proof
biography The history of the life of a person
caption The heading or short description of a newspaper article, chapter of a book etc.
catalogue, bibliography A list of books in a library
comedy A humorous play, having a happy ending
copyright The exclusive right of an author or his heirs to publish or sell copies of his writings
criterion
 
A principle or standard by which anything is, or can be judged
dialogue A conversation between two persons
diary A book in which the events of each day are recorded
dictionary A book containing the words of a language with their definitions, in alphabetical order
directory A book of names and addresses
dirge A mournful song (or poem) for the dead
dramatist, playwright. One who writes plays
elegy A poem of lamentation, especially for the dead
encyclopedia A book containing information on all branches of knowledge
enunciate To pronounce words distinctly
epilogue A short speech by a player at the end of a play
epitome A brief summary of a book
erratum An error or misprint in printing, or writing
eulogy, encomium A writing or speech in praise of a person
excerpt
 An extract or selection from a book or writing
expurgate To remove the offensive portions of a book
extant Still in use (of books published long ago)
extempore, impromptu Delivered (of a speech) without previous preparation
facsimile An exact copy of handwriting, printing, or of a picture
frontispiece
 A picture facing the title page of a book
gesticulate
 To make expressive gestures or motions while speaking
glossary A list of explanations of rare, technical or obsolete words
hackneyed Language (that is very much used)
harangue
 A noisy or vehement speech intended to excite passions
inventory A list of articles and their description
jargon
 Language which is confused and unintelligible
ledger A book of accounts showing debits and credits
lucubration Study by night
manifesto A declaration of plans and promises put forward by a candidate for election, a political party or a sovereign
memoirs A written account, usually in book form, of the interesting and memorable experiences of one's life
memorandum A note to help the memory
peroration The concluding part of a speech
plagiarism Literary theft, or passing off an author's original work as one s own
prologue A short speech by a player at the beginning of a play
soliloquy Speaking to oneself
tragedy A play with a sad or tragic end
watermark The trade mark of the maker seen on paper when it is held up to the light
wiseacre One who pretends to have a great deal of knowledge

 

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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

Please note there are some excellent links to assist with these pages

see at the end for the links for further information. 

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