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Miscellaneous By: Zin Dar

I started this document for my own reasons, but thought it was a good idea to share it with others.
This is a little dictionary I have for myself to look at once in a while, when I want to use new words I haven't used much.
It contains many useful and descriptive words that may come in handy when one doesn't always want to say just "smile".
The different words are explained through close-synonyms, all though they may not mean exactly the same, but it gives an idea of what it means.
The synonyms have some explanations to them, giving further depth to what the individual word means.
Enjoy your expanded vocabulary and extended register, fellow Booksians.

ALSO: Feel free to add more words in the comment section, if you think some should be added. I will try to update this list once in a while. ^^

Submitted:Jul 21, 2011    Reads: 50    Comments: 11    Likes: 3   

Word - meaning/synonyms

Word with synonymes in alphabetic order- Synonyms

entwine - bind together
intervene - get involved in, interrupt, mix in
intercept - stop something, run into
intriguing - drawn into of curiosity
tranquillity - calm, balance, harmony

serenity - clearness, silence
rejuvenate - regain youth, make lively
utterly - most complete, thoroughly
enlightening - lightened up, wise, gained knowledge
heightened - raised up, sharpened
assure - make sure
presume - assume, dare, take the freedom to
assume - presume, take over, take into consideration
obscure - doubtful, dark, unclear, hard
apt - appropriate, talented, good
magnitude - scale, size, level of important
macro - large or large-scale
microcosm - miniature scale of set or event
enrich - make valuable, give, raise up
profundity - depth, deepness
whorl - spinning wheel, whirl
compose - put together, calm down, gather
fervent - flaming, passionate, eager,
obliterate - remove, annihilate, delete
annihilated - destroy, completely remove, blow to smithereens
agonize/agony - pain, anxiety
trepidation - fear, anxiety, shivering
ravage - devastate, cause chaos, destroy
reckless - eager, inconsiderate, ruthless
ruthless - cold hearted, hard
remorseless - heartless, without regret
havoc - bloodbath, defeat, destroyed, (as verb:) massacre, destroy
savage - wild man, uncivilized
bellicose - aggressive
unconscionable - unscrupulous, dishonest, inconsiderate
egregious - shocking in a bad way
dilettante - a dabbler, seemingly eager
egomaniacal - self-centred, thinks of self
abide - bind with, tolerate, submit
dishevel - Throw into disorder
compassionate - sympathetic
considerate - shows care for others
generous - Kind, friendly, giving
good-natured - Kind, good, warm heart
gracious - polite, friendly, pleasant
helpful - someone/something helping
humane - opposite of savage
amicable - friendly peaceful
shrewd - good, smart, clever
mitigate - dampen, make milder, relieve
decadence - decline, decaying, falling
morgue - place to keep dead or cremated
pedagogue - a teacher
demagogue - someone appealing to emotions, can be propaganda
promulgate - announce clearly
communiqué - official or formal announcement
recreant - cowardly or faithless
manqué - someone failing to achieve
cavalier - horse-rider
harbinger - foreshadowing, pre-warning

Synonyms for:
Smile - grimace, express (friendliness etc), look (happy, pleased, delighted), grin 'wide smile', smirk 'happy big smile', simper 'weird smile', sneer 'evil cold smile', mug 'ugly face', frown 'look dark', wry smile

Laugh - chuckle 'laugh inside', titter-giggle-snicker, snicker 'cold laugh', crack up-burst-shriek-howl

Woman - Old: female, frump, hag, Young: gal, lass,

Man - Old: male, champ, guy, geezer, Young: lad, stag

Good - amazing,astonishing, astounding, beautiful, excellent, exceptional, extraordinary, exquisite, marvellous, outstanding, incredible, terrific, superb,

Bad - horrible, gruesome, poor,

Beautiful - beauteous, bonny/bonnie, comely, dishy, exquisite, fine-looking,

EDIT: Added more from suggestions and moved around a few words to have a sort of "categorization", more or less.

EDIT: Added legend at the top.

Last Updated: 5th August, 11:00 GMT+1


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