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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 Compendium
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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.
Adjectives are words that describe or modify other words * Priest = Sacerdotal
Apes - gibber, Camel live in Australia, Sahara & Arabia names = Bull - is called a heifer
Opposites = Absent - present
SC005_Big_Words for small
Anger - Dudgeon * bold - Audacious
A partner in crime - accomplice
A passage between the pews in a church - Aisle
SC007_Commonly_confused_words
Council, an administrative or advisory body, do not confuse with counsel, advice or guidance. Homonyms
Aberdeen - The Granite City The Torrid Zone has the hottest climate Zinc - Mexico, U.S.A., Spain
SC013 Death Words pertaining to Occurring after death - posthumous
SC009_Diminutives
Cask - casket   
SC010_Famous
Matthew Flinders -discovered Bass Strait. * Lord Robert Baden-Powell founded the Boy Scouts in 1908
SC011_Figurative_Expressions
Aloof -To keep to oneself and not mix with others.
SC012_Gender
Actor - Actress
SC013_Geography The Circumference of the earth is approxinmately 24,800 miles.
SC014_Gods War - Mars
SC015_Government Australian Government
SC016_Grammar Explains various uses of nouns verbs etc.
SC017_Human_Relationships THE ART OF LIVING - Consideration for the feelings of others
SC018_Inventions Clock (pendulum) - Christian Huygens
SC019_Kings_Queens of UK EGBERT 827 - 839
SC020_Literary A book in which the events of each day are recorded - Diary
SC021_Marriage A hater of marriage - misogamist
SC022_Medical A disease confined to a particular district or place - endemic
SC044_Metaphors Metaphor is a figure of speech that makes an implicit, implied, or hidden comparison between two things that are unrelated
SC023_Miscellaneous All Fools' Day - 1st April - Aussie slang - sounds that things make etc.
SC024_Nouns sit - seat (when to use Nouns)
SC025_Names Boys & Girls names explained
SC026_Nature A four-footed animal - quadruped
SC027_Negatives That which cannot be pierced or penetrated - impenetrable
SC028_Numbers A number of fish taken in a net - catch, haul
SC029_Opposites Unable to read - il-literate
SC030_Patron Saints St. George of England, St. Andrew of Scotland
SC031_Places A place where fishes are kept - aquarium
SC032_Possessive_Case Is the case which denotes the owner or possessor
SC045_Phobias Noctiphobia - Fear of the night
SC033_Professions The commander of a fleet - Admiral
SC034_Similes Archates - a good friend * Belt = to hit below the belt
SC035_Proverbs A bad beginning makes a good ending.
SC048_Sayings as a drowned rat. - as ancient as the sun—as the stars.
SC036_Science_and_Arts An instrument for detecting earthquakes - seismograph
SC037_Scientific_Terms The science of land management - agronomics
SC038_Seven_Wonders The Pyramids of Egypt
SC039_Synonyms abandon....... desert, forsake, leave.
SC040_War Nations carrying on warfare - belligerents
SC041_Weddings 7th year—Copper or Brass
SC042_Words_to_Verbs strong - strengthen
SC043_Other Any other items that might be of interest
SC044_Metaphors Metaphor is a figure of speech that makes an implicit, implied, or hidden comparison between two things that are unrelated
SC045_Phobias Noctiphobia - Fear of the night
SC046_Death
Occurring after death - posthumous
SC047_Thesaurus

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

SC048_Sayings as afraid as a grasshopper.
SC049_UrbanMyths The floor was dirt.  Only the wealthy had something other than dirt, hence the saying "dirt poor." 

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