Word Power: Chapter 11 Words

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Word Power: Chapter 11 Words
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  1. Strict disciplinarian, drill sergeant
    Martinet
  2. kiss-up, bootlicker, brown-noser
    Sycophant
  3. one who dabbles in the fine arts; not a professional
    dilettante
  4. a loud mouthed, shrewish woman
    virago
  5. absurdly devoted to your own beliefs
    chauvinist
  6. obsessed with one thing
    monomaniac
  7. going against established traditions and beliefs
    iconoclast
  8. one who doesn't believe in God or a higher power
    Atheist
  9. a promiscuous (usually a male)
    lecher
  10. a person who always believes (incorrectly) that they are sick
    Hypochondriac
  11. describing material that is filmy, gauzy or see through
    diaphanous
  12. inexperienced beginner
    tyro
  13. one who is exceptional in a field; highly-skilled
    virtuoso
  14. story of an opera
    libretto
  15. a musical composition
    concerto
  16. Termagent and harridan
    synonyms for virago
  17. an inheritance from one's father
    patrimony
  18. a name formed from the father's name
    patronymic
  19. killing of one's father
    patricide
  20. mother-ruler
    matriarch
  21. killing of one's mother
    matricide
  22. killing of one's brother
    fratricide
  23. killing of one's sister
    sororicide
  24. killing of another person
    homocide
  25. accidental and without intent
    manslaughter
  26. killing of a ruler
    regicide
  27. killing wife
    uxorcide
  28. killing husband
    mariticide
  29. killing of a whole race
    genocide
  30. killing of one or both parents
    patricide
  31. to have a brotherly relationship with someone
    fraternize
  32. describes a man who caters to his wife's every wish and demand
    uxorious
  33. splendid; fit for a king
    regal
  34. the dress or insignia of royalty or the military
    regalia
  35. alcoholism
    dipsomania
  36. a morbid compulsion to steal
    kleptomania
  37. obsession with setting fires
    pyromania
  38. person who sets fires for revenge
    incendiary
  39. morbid delusions of grander, power, and importance
    megalomania
  40. morbid fear
    phobia
  41. fear of enclosed spaces
    claustrophobia
  42. dread of open spaces
    agoraphobia
  43. fear of heights
    acrophobia
  44. does not believe or disbelieve in God
    agnostic
  45. belief in one God
    monotheism
  46. belief that God in everything in the universe
    pantheism
  47. one who has an under-working thyroid gland
    hypothyroidism
  48. abnormally low blood pressure
    hypotension
  49. one who is excessively fault finding
    hypercritical

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