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1. Antiquary: A person who studies, collects or sells ancients relics.
Eg: Rakhesh has a habit of antiquary.

2. Amateur: A person who does something for pleasure not as a job.
Eg: The tournament is open to both amateurs and professionals.

3. Blasphemy: Impious words uttered against God.
Eg: Many people found the film ‘Peeke’ blasphemous.

4. Bigot : A person who has prejudiced religious views.
Eg: Most of the people have bigot beliefs about religion.

5. Bibliophile: A great lover of books.
Eg: Dr. BR Ambedkar was a bibliophile.

6. Cannibal: Man who eats human flesh.
Eg: A tribe of cannibals are living in deepest forests.

7. Celibacy: The state of being unmarried.
Eg: Swami Vivekananda had taken celibacy throughout his life.

8. Complacent: A person who is satisfied with one’s own character and achievement.
Eg: We must not become complacent about progress.

9. Connoisseur: A sensitive critic and judge or expert of an art.
Eg: Leonardo da Vinci was a connoisseur of Italian painting.

10.Dead lock: A situation which brings progress to a stand still or complete failure.
Eg: The strike appeared to have reached deadlock.

11. Despot : A ruler with absolute powers or one who uses it in a cruel way.
Eg: The politician used his power in despotic manner.

12. Encyclopedia: A book which gives information on all branches of knowledge.
Eg: The great Aristotle had an encyclopedic brain. He touched all subjects on the earth except medicine.

13. Extempore: A speech delivered without previous preparation.
Eg: She has an ability to deliver extempore speeches.

14. Effeminate: A person who has female qualities.
Eg: His behavior seems to be effeminate.

15. Eccentric: A person who has strange habits.
Eg: Most people considered him a harmless eccentric.

16. Fanatic: A person filled with excessive religious sentiments.
Eg: He is fanatical about religious issues.

17. Fortitude: The quality of courage in adverse circumstances.
Eg: Subhash Chandra Bose had shown his fortitude in freedom movement.

18. Fiasco: A matter which ends in failure or disaster.
Eg: What a fiasco the cyclone is!

19. Fallible: A person who is prone to make mistakes.
Eg: All human beings are fallible.

20. Fatalist: A person who believes fate.
Eg: Ramesh is always a fatalist.

21. Famish: A person who suffers from starvation.
Eg: When’s lunch? I am famished!

22. Genocide: The killing of a race.
Eg: As a result of genocide in the small nation, thousands of children have now become homeless orphans.

23. Hedonist: A person who lives for pleasure.
Eg: Naresh is a hedonist.
24. Honorary: A post for which no salary is paid.
Eg: Geetha is an honorary director of the Company.

25. Harangue: A prolonged and noisy speech before a large audience.
Eg: He delivered a harangue speech.

26. Invulnerable: That cannot be wounded or defeated.
Eg: Vivekananda confidence is invulnerable by anybody.

27. Isthmus: Narrow neck of land connecting two bigger land masses.
Eg: Between Ireland and England there is an isthmus.

28. Impunity: Exemption from punishment.
Eg: He got impunity from his teacher.

29. Loquacious: A person who talks much.
Eg: Himani is a loquacious.

30. Lucrative: An undertaking or profession that fetches handsome profit.
Eg: Ramya started a lucrative business.

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31. Linguist: A person who is well-versed in many languages.
Eg: Dr Samuel Johnson was a famous linguist.

32. Latent: Power is hidden in a man.
Eg: Every man has latent talent inside.

33. Livery: A dress meant for servants.
Eg: The manager distributed a livery for the people.

34. Liturgy: A kind of public worship in a church.
Eg: The preacher has just completed the liturgy.

35. Misanthrope: A person who hates mankind.
Eg: Hitler was a Misanthrope [especially hated Jews].

36. Monopoly: the complete control of trade in particular goods.
Eg: In the past central government had a monopoly on television broadcasting.

37. Misogynist: A person who hates woman.
Eg: He is a misogynist.

38. Misogamist: A person who hates marriage.
Eg: Vijay is a misogamist.

39. Monotheism: A belief that there is only one God.
Eg: Buddhism supports monotheism.

40. Maiden: A speech delivered for the first time.
Eg: The maiden speech made by Swami Vivekananda in Chicago.

41. Matin: Morning Prayer in a church.
Eg: The Bishop has completed matin just now.

42. Neologism: A new word coined by an author.
Eg: The word realism neologised by Champfleury, a French novelist.

43. Novice: A person who is new to a trade or profession.
Eg: Pratap is a novice to this business.

44. Notorious: A person noted for bad reputation.
Eg: Nepolian was a notorious ruler.

45. Obituary: A notification or a notice of a person’s death in newspaper.
Eg: An obituary was published in newspapers on Dr APJ Abdul Kalam's life.

46. Pedant: A person who has keen desire to show off his knowledge and learning.
Eg: Vinay is a pedant.


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