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English Study Guide


Syllabus A brief summary of the main points of a course of study.
Sociology The study of the nature, origin, and development of human society and community life.
Inexplicably Unexplainably, mysteriously.
Theology The study of religion and religious beliefs.
Insatiable That which cannot be satisfied; unquenchable.
Philosophies Studies of truths or principles of all real knowledge.
Aphorisms Concise statements expressing general truths.
Narcissist A person characterized by an excessive love of himself or herself.
Insidious Developing without attracting attention; more dangerous than apparent.
Gaunt Very thin and bony.
Tabloids A newspaper concentrating on sensational and lurid news, usually heavily illustrated.
Lamented Mourned for, as a person who is dead.
Atrophied Exhibiting or affected with atrophy; wasted; withered; shriveled.
Cynical Showing contempt for accepted standards of honesty or morality by one's actions.
Nostalgia A sentimental yearning for the happiness of a former place or time.
Ambivalance Uncertainty or fluctuation, especially when caused by inability to make a choice or by a simultaneous desire to say or do two opposite or conflicting things.
Grapple To engage in a struggle or close encounter (usually followed by with).
Communal Used or shared in common by everyone in a group.
Murky Dark, gloomy, and cheerless.
Exploited To utilize, especially for profit; turn to practical account.
Created by: Aquino, Jordani



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