Some english words with meanings 

1. Audience – a number of people listening to a lecture

2. Altruist – one, who considers the happiness and well-being of others first

3. Atheist – a person who does not believe in God

4. Anthropologist – one, who studies the evolution of mankind

5. Autocracy – government by one person

6. Autobiography – the life history of a person written by himself

7. Amputate – to cut off a part of a person’s body which is infected

8. Arsenal – a place for ammunition and weapons

9. Archives – a place where government or public records are kept

10. Amateur – a man who does a thing for pleasure and not as a profession

11. Aristocracy – government by the nobles

12. Aquatic – animals/plants ere which live in water

13. Amphibian – animals which live both on land and sea

14. Ambidexter – one, who can use either hand with ease

15. Alimony – allowance paid to wife on legal separation

16. Anthology – a collection of poems

17. Abdication – voluntary giving up of throne in favour of someone

18. Arbitrator – a person, appointed by two parties to solve a dispute

19. Astronomer – a person, who studies stars, planets and other heavenly bodies

20. Astrologer – a person who studies the influence of heavenly bodies on human beings

21. Anthology – a collection of poems

22. Axiom – a statement which is accepted as true without proof

23. Agenda – a list of headings of the business to be transacted at a meeting

24. Anarchist – one, who is out to destroy all governance, law and order

25. Almanac – an annual calender with positions of stars

26. Bigamy – the practice of having two wives or husbands at a time

27. Bibliophile – a lover and collector of books

28. Bouquet – a collection of flowers

29. Bureaucracy – government by the officials

30. Belligerent – a person, nation that is involved in war

31. Biennial – an event which happens once in two years

32. Blasphemy – the act of speaking disrespectfully about sacred things

33. Creche – a nursery where children are cared for while their parents are at work

34. Cosmopolitan – a person who regards whole world as his country

35. Chauffeur – one, who is employed to drive a motor car

36. Curator – a person incharge of a museum

37. Carnivorous – one, who lives on flesh

38. Cannibal – one, who feeds on human flesh

39. Contemporaries – belonging to or living at the same time

40. Cloak room – a place for luggage at railway station

41. Cynosure – centre of attraction

42. Connoisseur – a critical judge of any art and craft

43. Crusade – a religious war

44. Choreographer – one, who teaches dancing

45. Cacographist – a person, who is bad in spellings

46. Calligraphist – a person, who writes beautiful handwriting

47. Cynic – one, who sneers at the aims and beliefs of his fellow men

48. Convalescent – one, who is recovering health

49. Cavalry – soldiers, who fight on horse back

50. Cardiologist – a person, who is specialist in heart diseases

51. Cartographer – one, who draws maps

52. Dormitory – the sleeping rooms with several beds especially in a college or institution

53. Drawn – a game that results neither in victory nor in defeat

54. Elegy – a poem of lamentation

55. Epitaph – words which are inscribed on the grave or the tomb in the memory of the buried

56. Ephemeral – lasting one day

57. Effeminate – a person who is womanish

58. Emigrant – a person who leaves his own country and goes to live in another

59. Edible – fit to be eaten

60. Egotism – practice of talking too much about oneself

61. Encyclopaedia – a book that contains information on various subjects

62. Epicure – one, who is devoted to the pleasure of eating and drinking

63. Florist – one, who deals-in flowers

64. Fastidious – one, who is very -selective in one’s taste

65. Fanatic or Bigot – one, who is filled with excessive and mistaken enthusiasm in religious matters

66. Fatal – causing death

67. Fatalist – one, who believes in fate

68. Facsimile – an exact copy of handwriting, printing etc

69. Fauna – the animals of a certain region

70. Flora – the plants of a particular region

71. Fratricide – murder of brother

72. Fugitive – one, who runs away from justice or the law

73. Fragile – easily broken

74. Feminist – one, who works for the welfare of the women

75. Granary – a place for grains

76. Genocide – murder of race

77. Gregarious – animals which live in flocks

78. Hangar – a place for housing aeroplanes

79. Hive – a place for bees

80. Horticulture – the art of cultivating and managing gardens

81. Homicide – murder of man

82. Hearse – a vehicle which is used to carry a dead body

83. Hedonist – one, who believes that pleasure is the chief good (sensual)

84. Horizon – a line at which the earth and the sky seem to meet

85. Honorary – holding office without any remuneration

86. Heretic – one, who acts against religion

87. Herbivorous – one, who lives on herbs

88. Insolvent/Bankrupt – a person who is unable to pay his debts

89. Inaudible – a sound that cannot be heard

90. Inaccessible – that cannot be easily approached

91. Incorrigible – incapable of being corrected

92. Irreparable – incapable of being repaired

93. Illegible – incapable of being read

94. Inevitable – incapable of being avoided

95. Impracticable – incapable of being practised

96. Immigrant – a person who comes to one country from another in order to settle there

97. Invincible – one, too strong to be overcome

98. Indelible – that cannot be erased

99. Incognito – travelling under another name than one’s own

100. Indefatigable – one, who does not tire easily

101. Infallible – one, who is free from all mistakes and failures

102. Invigilator – one, who supervises in the examination hall

103. Itinerant – one, who journeys from place to place

104. Infirmary – a home or room used for ill or injured people

105. Infanticide – murder of an infant

106. Infantry – soldiers, who fight on foot

107. Inflammable – liable to catch fire easily

108. Interregnum – a period of interval between two reigns or governments

109. Kennel – a place for dogs

110. Lunatic asylum – a home for lunatics

111. Lexicographer – one, who compiles a dictionary

112. Loquacious – one, who talks continuously

113. Linguist – one, who is skilled in foreign languages

114. Lapidist – one, who cuts precious stones

115. Misanthrope – a hater of mankind

116. Misogamist – one, who hates marriage

117. Mortuary – a place, where dead bodies are kept for post mortem

118. Mercenery – working only for the sake of money

119. Matricide – murder of mother

120. Martyr – one, who dies for a noble cause

121. Maiden speech – the first speech delivered by a person

122. Mint – a place where coins are made

123. Misogynist – a hater of womankind

124. Morgue – a place, where dead bodies are kept for identification

125. Mammals – animals which give milk

126. Monogamy – the practice of marrying one at a time

127. Missionary – a person, who is sent to propagate religion

128. Numismatics – the study of coins

129. Namesake – a person having same name as another

130. Nostalgia – a strong desire to return home, home sickness

131. Novice or Tyro – one, new to anything, inexperienced

132. Narcotic – a medicine for producing sleep

133. Optimist – a person who looks at the brighter side of things

134. Orphan – one, who has lost parents

135. Omnipresent – one, who is present everywhere

136. Omnipotent – one, who is all powerful

137. Omniscient – one, who knows everything

138. Opaque – that which cannot be seen through

139. Obituary – an account in the newspaper of the funeral of the one deceased

140. Orphanage – a home for orphans

141. Obstetrician – one, who is skilled in midwifery

142. Ostler – one, who looks after horses at an inn

143. Omnivorous – one, who eats everything

144. Pessimist – a person who looks at the darker side of things

145. Potable – fit to drink

146. Post mortem – an examination of dead body

147. Philanthropist – a lover of mankind

148. Patricide – murder of father 149. Philatelist – one, who collects stamps

150. Plagiarism – literary theft or passing off an author’s original work as one’s own

151. Polygamy – the practice of marrying more than one wife at a time

152. Polyandry – the practice of marrying more than one husband at a time

153. Philogynist – a lover of womankind

154. Plebiscite – (a decision made by) votes of all qualified citizens

155. Philanderer – one, who amuses himself by love making

156. Philistine – one who does not care for art and literature

157. Plutocracy – government by the rich

158. Pseudonym – an imaginary name assumed by an author for disguise

159. Posthumous – a child born after the death of his father or the book published after the death of the writer

160. Panacea – a remedy for all diseases

161. Paediatrician – a person, who is specialist in child diseases

162. Platitude – ordinary remarks often repeated

163. Pedant – one, who makes a vain display of his knowledge

164. Polyglot – one, who speaks many languages

165. Paleography – the study of ancient writing

166. Posse – a number of policemen called to quell a riot

167. Parole – pledge given by a prisoner for temporary release, not to escape

168. Pedestrian – one, who goes on foot

169. Portable – that can be carried easily

170. Quarantine – an act of separation from other persons to avoid infection

171. Rhetoric – the art of elegant speech or writing

172. Regicide – murder of King or Queen

173. Sacrilege – violating or profaning religious things/places

174. Sculptor – one, who cuts in stones

175. Suicide – murder of oneself

176. Stable – a place for horses

177. Somnambulist – a person, who walks in sleep

178. Somniloquist – a person, who talks in sleep

179. Souvenir – a thing kept as a reminder of a person, place or event

180. Swan song – the last work (literary) of a writer

181. Sot, Toper – one, who is a habitual drunkard

182. Sinecure – a job with high salary but little responsibility

183. Stoic – a person, who is indifferent to pleasure and pain and has control over his passions

184. Sanatorium – a place for the sick to recover health

185. Sororicide – murder of sister

186. Triennial – an event which happens once in three years

187. Truant – a person/student who absents himself from class or duty without permission

188. Teetotaller – one, who does not take any intoxicating drink

189. Transparent – that which can be seen through

190. Theocracy – government by religious principles

191. Uxorious – one extremely fond of one’s wife

192. Utopia – an imaginary perfect social and political system

193. Uxoricide – murder of wife

194. Verbatim – repetition of speech or writing word for word

195. Volunteer – one, who offers one’s services

196. Virgin – a woman who has no sexual experience

197. Versatile – interested in and clever at many different things

198. Veteran – one, who has a long experience of any occupation

199. Venial – a fault that may be forgiven

200. Wardrobe – a place for clothes


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