Word Groups - 43

Group 1: Words related to Time
In this list, we explore a series of words that are related to time. From adjectives that you can use to describe your state at times, to nouns that illustrate various aspects of time and time-keeping, this list covers a set of 22 time-related words that you can use appropriately at the appropriate time.
  • Ante Meridian: Before noon, or the period of time between midnight (0000) and noon (1200).
  • Bedtime: The time when one usually goes to bed.
  • Belated: After the expected or usual time; delayed.
  • Century: A time period of 100 years.
  • Decennium: A time period of 10 years; decade.
  • DST : Daylight Saving Time.
  • Eon: An indefinitely long period of time; an age.
  • Epoch: A period of time marked by distinctive features, noteworthy events and changed situations
  • Era: A period of time as reckoned from a specific date serving as the basis of its chronological system.
  • Horology: The art or science of making timepieces or of measuring time.
  • Hourglass: An instrument for measuring time.
  • Jiffy: A short space of time; a moment.
  • Jubilee: A time or season for rejoicing.
  • Momentarily: For a brief time span, moment or an instant.
  • Nanosecond: One billionth of a second.
  • Per Diem: Reckoned on a daily basis; daily.
  • Pico second: One trillionth (10-12) of a second.
  • Sundial: An instrument that indicates the time of day by means of the position.
  • Synchronized: To occur at the same time; be simultaneous.
  • Tardy: Occurring, arriving, acting, or done after the scheduled, expected, or usual time; late.
  • Triennium: A time period of three years.
  • Twilight: The time of day immediately following sunset.
Group 2: Words related to Weapons
In our stay on the planet, along with the good, we have busily created a vast set of weapons, to be used under different conditions and in different ways. This list explores 41 such words. Go through this list to make valuable additions to the word 'arsenal'.
  • A-bomb: A nuclear weapon in which enormous energy is released by nuclear fission (splitting the nuclei of a heavy element like uranium 235 or plutonium 239).
  • Ammunition: Projectiles to be fired from a gun.
  • Ballistic missile: A missile that is guided in the first part of its flight but falls freely as it approaches target.
  • Bayonet: A knife that can be fixed to the end of a rifle and used as a weapon.
  • Bazooka: A portable rocket launcher used by infantrymen as an antitank weapon.
  • Biological weapon: Any weapon usable in biological warfare.
  • Blowgun: A tube through which darts can be shot by blowing.
  • Booby trap: An unforeseen, unexpected or surprising difficulty.
  • Bullwhip: A long whip made from hide.
  • Cannon: Heavy gun fired from a tank.
  • Carbine: Light automatic rifle.
  • Cudgel: A club that is used as a weapon.
  • Firearm: A portable gun.
  • Flamethrower: A weapon that squirts ignited fuel for several yards.
  • Flintlock: A muzzle loader that had a flintlock type of gunlock.
  • Gatling gun: An early form of machine gun having several barrels that fire in sequence as they are rotated.
  • Grenade: A small explosive bomb thrown by hand or fired from a missile.
  • Hand grenade: A grenade designed to be thrown by hand.
  • Handgun: A firearm that is held and fired with one hand.
  • Harpoon: A spear with a shaft and barbed point for throwing; used for catching large fish or whales; a strong line is attached to it.
  • Howitzer: A muzzle-loading high-angle gun with a short barrel that fires shells at high elevations for a short range.
  • Kris: A Malayan dagger with a wavy blade.
  • Lance: A long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon.
  • Landmine: An explosive mine hidden underground; explodes when stepped on or driven over.
  • Longbow: A powerful wooden bow drawn by hand; usually 5-6 feet long; used in medieval England.
  • Mace: An official who carries a mace of office.
  • Machete: A large heavy knife used as a weapon or for cutting vegetation.
  • Munitions: Weapons considered collectively.
  • Musket: A muzzle-loading shoulder gun with a long barrel; formerly used by infantrymen.
  • Muzzleloader: An obsolete firearm that was loaded through the muzzle.
  • Nerve gas: A toxic gas that is inhaled or absorbed through the skin and has harmful effects on the nervous and respiratory system.
  • Peashooter: A straight narrow tube through which pellets (as dried peas) can be blown at a target.
  • Pickaxe: A heavy iron tool with a wooden handle and a curved head that is pointed on both ends.
  • Saber: (Fencing) a fencing sword with a v-shaped blade and a slightly curved handle.
  • Tear gas: A gas that makes the eyes fill with tears but does not damage them; used in dispersing crowds.
  • Tomahawk: Weapon consisting of a fighting axe; used by North American Indians.
  • Torpedo: A professional killer who uses a gun.
  • Trebuchet: An engine that provided medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine for hurling large stones and other missiles.
  • Trident: A spear with three prongs.
  • Tripwire: A wire stretched close to the ground that activates something (a trap, camera or weapon) when tripped over.
  • Weapon of mass destruction: (Military) a weapon that kills or injures civilian as well as military personnel (nuclear and chemical and biological weapons).
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