Tuesday, March 22, 2011

English One-Word Vocabulary (N - P)

(N)
Narcotic
Having power to produce torpor, sleep.
Nepotism
Undue favour to relatives.
Neurotic
Affected with a functional nervous disorder.

(O)
Objectionable
That is undesirable
Obsolete
No longer in use
Octagon
Having eight sides
Octogenarian
Eighty years old person
Oligarchy
Government by the few.
Omnibus
A public vehicle designed to carry a large number of persons.
Omnipotent
One who is all powerful.
Omnipresent
One who is present everywhere
Omniscient
One who is all knowing, all seeing and infinitely wise.
Omnivorous
Feeding on everything.
Opaque
Not reflecting light; through which light cannot pass
Optimist
One who is disposed to take a bright, hopeful view of things.
Orthodox
Holder of correct and accepted opinions
Orthopaedic
Science of curing the deformities especially of bone.
(P)
Pacifist
One who opposes all war and advocates settlement of international disputes by arbitration.
Panacea
A remedy for all diseases
Pantisocracy
A community in which all are equal and all rule.
Pantomime
A dumb show or silent dramatic performance.
Parasite
One who lives on other’s expense.
Partisan
Staunch adherent of a party or cause.
Particide
Murder of one’s own father.
Patrimony
Property inherited from father
Pedestrian
One who travels on foot
Pessimist
One who looks too much on the dark side of things.
Philanderer
Fond of men, or of a husband.
Philanthropist
One who loves and helps mankind
Philately
Postage stamp collecting
Philistine
One who is antagonistic to artists.
Philogynist
Lover of womankind
Playgiarist
One who steals from the writing or ideas of another
Plagiarism
Literary theft
Plebiscite
Vote of the people as to the choice of sovereignty.
Plutocracy
Government by the rich.
Polyandry
Heaving mole than one husband at a time
Polygamy
Having more than one wife at a time
Polyglot
One who speaks several languages
Polygon
Having many sides, usually more than four
Ponder
To think carefully.
Popular
One who is loved by everybody.
Portable
Which can be carried.
Posthumous
Occering after one’s death.
Post-martem
After death; pertaining to medical examination of a dead body.
Precursors
One who precedes, a forerunner
Prolctariat
Wage earning class, as opposed to capitalistic class
Pscudonym
A fictitious name assumed, as by an author
Psycho-analyst
One who treats abnormal mental reactions
Psychologist
One who studies the science which classifies and analyses the phenomenon or varying states of the human mind.
Purgatory
Place of temporary suffering.

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