Advanced Dictionary

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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. ^^

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

Submitted: July 21, 2011

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Good Idea Friend.Keep it up!

Thu, July 21st, 2011 10:18am


Thank you,
I hope you find some addition to this and let me know ^^

Thu, July 21st, 2011 7:50am



Haha, an unusual idea, but very helpful at the same time! I use these words a lot especially to assess a writing.
Hmm...there aren't many synonyms. We need those the most. Maybe you should include synonyms for the dictionary meanings? That would take time though.

beautiful- comely, beauteous, bonny, bonnie, comely, fair, dishy, exquisite, fine-looking, good-looking

happy- amicable, compassionate, considerate, generous, good-natured, gracious, helpful, humane.

Fri, July 22nd, 2011 4:52pm


Thank you for your comment. I will have most of these added very soon.
I do skip words like "fine-looking" as they are very common. I hope I got it clear in the description, but I mean to add "advanced words only". Looking in a dictionary takes time, as you don't need to look for "beautiful" and "funny" every time. Everyone knows these words, thus the advanced dictionary for Booksians. ^^
"Ultimate Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy" sort of thing.

Fri, July 22nd, 2011 11:39am



That's a fantastic venture my friend. Let me add a few of my fav...

MITIGATE - to reduce, shorten.
REJUVENATE - to refresh or to be reborn.
DECADENCE - decaying to death.
DILETANTTE - a dabbler.
EGOMANIACAL - a person who's extremely selfish. Utmost selfish person.
DEMAGOGUE - a fraudulent politician.
PEDAGOGUE - a bad teacher.
TREPIDATION - fear or agitation.
UNCONSCIONABLE - heartless or a person with no conscience.
EGREGIOUS - highly evil.
PROMULGATE - to announce in public or propaganda.
COMMUNIQUE - announcement.
RECREANT - cowardly.
BELLICOSE - aggressive. (evolved from belligerant)
MANQUE (man-qu-ei) - failing to achieve.
CAVALIER - horse-rider.
HARBINGER - forerunner.
MACRO/MICROCOSM - large/miniature representation.

Guess I helped... Keep writing and Kmu...
Your friend, Arun...:)

Sat, July 23rd, 2011 10:41am


Thank you for all these. I will integrate them all according to the list (trepidation goes to the "agony/ruthless section" for instance.
I do have a good dictionary myself, so I will look them all up and add precise explanation to them. I already know a few of them, but it's always nice to add more.
Nice touch to caps all the words.
I'll have this updated within the day, and we all Booksians can enjoy more interesting reads.

Sat, July 23rd, 2011 4:13am


Mike Stevens

Zin Dar, good idea, and well written. Might I suggest a dictionary for in-breeders (those who marry their cousin)? for example-'Yee-haw!'-an expression of joyful bliss. IE, "We got more cigarettes and beer, yee-haw!" I think it's a no-brainer, which most of your potential customers will have no difficulty understanding!

Sun, July 31st, 2011 8:21pm


So you are saying that this is a very confusing this and you didn't know about even half of the words from before...?
I suppose you as a humour guy should make that sort of dictionary, but I really hope you didn't see this one as a joke.

I must say I'm a little confused about your comments, but thank you for liking it, I suppose?

Sun, July 31st, 2011 1:51pm


Xavier Morrison

The make shift thesaurus is interesting. I have two books that are always by my side for reference, and recommend them highly to any writer in English:

1) The New York Times Crossword Puzzle Dictionary (No kidding it is like an expanded thesaurus with word associations listed that are specific to subject matter and situation and location, that's right there are special boxes for countries and cities that list features from that place!- cost $10 Amazon

2)The New York Public Library Desk Reference (This is the most comprehensive single volume of info there is. You name it, it's in there including a comprehensive guide to grammar and punctuation- cost $23.00 Amazon-free shipping-not to Norway I imagine but still cheap for what you get.

Wed, August 3rd, 2011 2:05am


Thank you for leaving a comment though ^^

I know there are a lot of dictionaries like that, but I wanted to share with all Booksians out there. It would also allow people to share the words THEY use, instead of simply looking up in a book where you find all the useless words you'll be sure to never use.
Thank you for the tip however ^^

Wed, August 3rd, 2011 4:29am



You ARE an interesting one. I wish I had things to add, but you already have many words I never thought to hear of. This is really interesting, you should most definitely have a blog or something, you'd be fascinating.

Thu, August 4th, 2011 7:59pm


If I now say: "Oh I'm not that interesting" I would sound arrogant.
If I say: "Yes, good idea, I'd love to tell the world about myself" I would sound self-centred.

But I'm not the "blog type".
Feel free to use this for what ever you like, print it out if you want to.
Drop in whenever you have something to add then?

Thu, August 4th, 2011 1:59pm



"Add to Reading List"! Thank you, my lexical savior!

Sat, August 6th, 2011 5:04am


Thank you for liking it.
Feel free to print it out or do WHAT EVER you want with it.

Sat, August 6th, 2011 1:07am



I can recall many of the words you use. This would be very useful for someone trying to expand their vocabulary. I'm just glad you're not using words no one would recognize. Having this on the front page would be useful, but I have no reason to complain about the new one. If you want, I probably could come up with a few useful words you didn't put up.

Wed, August 10th, 2011 11:51pm


As the description says, I'd be happy to expand this one, for sharing the words between all of Booksians ^^

Wed, August 10th, 2011 4:54pm



Wow, would you mind if I used a couple of these? This is a truly amazing idea. Once I find my journal I'll be sure to post some new words up. When I used to read books, I'd write down words I didn't understand. I'd right them down on paper and then look up the definition of them. Now... I have to find that journal... Somewhere in my piles, upon piles of journals and writing...

~Chilam (:

Sun, August 14th, 2011 2:58pm


Thank you, I would be delighted to have your additions to this.
Knowledge is power, but the power belongs to the people. Knowledge is free for all, no one can hold it back, we are all equally powerful if we're willing to share. Let's not be selfish ^^ (Direct quote from Zin-Dar himself) :-P

As I state in some of my other writings, knowledge such as this is free of use, you may do what ever you like with it.

Sun, August 14th, 2011 8:31am



Paradox:Obscure, a mistery

Tue, August 23rd, 2011 12:15am


A contradiction between science and common sense or truth and logic.
Thank you, I'll add it.

Tue, August 23rd, 2011 7:15am

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