Tuesday, March 22, 2011

English One-Word Vocabulary (Q - T)

(Q)
Quadruped
Animal having four feet.
(R)
Radical
One desiring quick fundamental reforms.
Rebel
One who revolts against the established order

Red-tapism
Too much official formality
Regicide
The killing or killer of a king.
Remuneration
Pay for services rendered
Renegade
A deserter of party or principles.
Retrospective
Having application from the past.
(S)
Sanatorium
Institution for the treatment of invalid persons.
Sceptic
A person having doubts about religion or other matters.
Simultaneous
Acting, existing or happening at the same time.
Sinecure
An office with salary but no work.
Solar
Of the sun
Soliloquy
A discourse of a person, not addressed to anyone.
Somnambulist
One who walks in sleep
Somniloquist
One who talks in sleep
Spontaneous
Proceeding from natural feeling, temperament or disposition without restraint.
Stoic
One who is indifferent to pain and pleasure.
Suicide
Self killing
Subterfuge
An artifice to escape censure or the force of an argument.
Sycophant
One who excessively flatters those in authority.
(T)
Teetotaller
Complete abstainer from wine and other intoxicants
Telepathy
Communication from one mind to another not through the channels of sense.
Thearchy
Government by gods.
Theocracy
Government by priests
Theomania
Insane belief that one is God
Trigamy
The having of three legal or supposed husbands or wives at once.

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