Word Groups - 32

Group 1: Words used for different types of people
Different people have different abilities. In general, we find ourselves short of words when we try to describe these individual qualities. This article will provide a comprehensive list of 45 such qualities that you can explore and start using for the 'different types of people' you know.
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  • Acquaintance: A relationship less intimate than friendship
  • Able: (usually followed by 'to') having the necessary means, skill, know-how or authority to do something
  • Absent-minded: Lost in thought; showing preoccupation
  • Adventurous: Willing to undertake or seeking out new and daring enterprises
  • Apathetic: Showing little or no emotion or animation
  • Ardent: Characterized by intense emotion
  • Awful: Exceptionally bad or displeasing
  • Boisterous: Noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline
  • Callous: Emotionally hardened
  • Cantankerous: Stubbornly obstructive and unwilling to cooperate
  • Churlish: Rude and boorish
  • Circumspect: Heedful of potential consequences
  • Conceited: Characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance
  • Condescendingb (used of behaviour or attitude) characteristic of those who treat others with condescension (Disdain or Scorn)
  • Conscientiousb Characterized by extreme care and great effort
  • Crabby: Annoyed and irritable
  • Dainty: Delicately beautiful
  • Demonic: Extremely evil or cruel; expressive of cruelty or befitting hell
  • Dowdy: Lacking in smartness or taste
  • Egotistical: Characteristic of those having an inflated idea of their own importance
  • Fastidious: Giving careful attention to detail; hard to please; excessively concerned with cleanliness
  • Ferocious: Marked by extreme and violent energy
  • Fervent: Characterized by intense emotion
  • Glutinous: Able or tending to stick; having the properties of an adhesive
  • Immodest: Having or showing an exaggerated opinion of your importance, ability, etc
  • Irascible: Quickly aroused to anger
  • Listless: Marked by low spirits; showing no enthusiasm
  • Lithe: Moving and bending with ease
  • Lively: Full of life and energy
  • Meddlesome: Intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner
  • Mercurial: Liable to sudden unpredictable change
  • Meticulous: Marked by precise accordance with details
  • Moronic: Having a mental age of between eight and twelve years
  • Obnoxious: Causing disapproval or protest
  • Paternalistic: Benevolent but sometimes intrusive
  • Peevish: Easily irritated or annoyed
  • Persnickety: (used colloquially) overly conceited or arrogant
  • Querulous: Habitually complaining
  • Resourceful: Having inner resources; adroit or imaginative
  • Sentimental: Given to or marked by sentiment or sentimentality
  • Slovenly: Negligent of neatness especially in dress and person; habitually dirty and unkempt
  • Stoic: Someone who is seemingly indifferent to emotions
  • Testy: Easily irritated or annoyed
  • Volcanic: Relating to or produced by or consisting of volcanoes
  • Zealous: Marked by active interest and enthusiasm
Group 2: Words used for different occupations
Try to guess the list of occupations that you are aware of and you would generally have the following answers: engineer, manager, doctor, lawyers, judges, officers and so on. But is this list representative of the all the different professions that people are indulged in across the globe? Well, go through the list there:
  • Alchemist: Medieval chemist who claimed to be able to turn base metals into gold
  • Book keeper: Looked after the accounts for businesses
  • Calligrapher: Someone skilled in penmanship
  • Cartographer: Map maker
  • Chiropodist: Treats diseases of the feet & hands
  • Dermatologist: A doctor who specializes in the physiology and pathology of the skin
  • Entomologist: A zoologist who studies insects
  • Entrepreneur: Someone who organizes a business venture and assumes the risk for it
  • Fancy man: Pimp
  • Fancy woman: Prostitute
  • Filibuster: American mercenaries in South America, gun runners
  • Gaoler: Jailer
  • Internist: A specialist in internal medicine
  • Midwife: A woman skilled in aiding the delivery of babies
  • Muralist: A painter of murals
  • Ophthalmologist: A medical doctor specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the eye
  • Oracle: An authoritative person who divines the future
  • Ornithologist: A zoologist who studies birds
  • Paralegal: A person with specialized training who assists lawyers
  • Pathologist: A doctor who specializes in medical diagnosis
  • Pawnbroker: A person who lends money at interest in exchange for personal property that is deposited as security
  • Pediatrician: A specialist in the care of babies
  • Percussionist: A musician who plays percussion instruments
  • Philanthropist: Someone who makes charitable donations intended to increase human well-being
  • Physician: A licensed medical practitioner
  • Proctor: Official of a university
  • Rag picker: Sorted through the left over rags to find re usable ones
  • Runner: A person who is employed to deliver messages or documents
  • Seamstress: Someone who makes or mends dresses
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  • Silversmith: Worked with silver
  • Solicitor: Lawyer
  • Townswaiter: Customs man
  • Turnkey: Prison warder or jail keeper
  • Undertaker: One whose business is the management of funerals
  • Vassal: Servant of the lowest order
  • Veterinarian: A doctor who practices veterinary medicine
  • Vicar: A Roman Catholic priest who acts for another higher-ranking clergyman
  • Warder: In charge of prisoners
  • Wet nurse: Woman employed to suckle the child of another (common practice with the rich)
  • Yeoman: Farmer who owns his own land
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