(a.k.a The Devil's Dictionary, New Millennia Edition)

     
     

 

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A-Bomb: abdicate abdication abdomen
ability abnormal aborigines abrupt
abscond abstain absurdity accident
accomplice accordion accountability accuse
achievement acquaintance acting actor
adage Adam administration admiration
admonition adore adult adultery
adventure advertising advice affliction
age agitator agnostic ala carte
alcoholism alderman alien alimony
alms alone Alzheimers ambidextrous
ambition American amnesty anarchism
anger Antichrist antipathy antique
apologize apostle appeal appetite
applause architect architecture ardor
argument aristocracy arithmetic arrest
arrogance art artlessness asperse
assassination asylum atheism atheist
auctioneer Australia author autobiography
automobile avarice baby Bacchus
back bacteria bafflegab bait
balderdash bank banker Baptism
barometer battle bear market beard
beauty befriend beg beginning
belladonna benefactor beta test bible
bigamy bigot billion birth
body-snatcher bore boss boundary
bounty brain bride broker
brown nose brute budget bull market
bureaucracy business cabbage calamity
California callous camel Canada
cannibal cannon canonical capitol
carnivore cash flow cat catechism
celebrity cemetery censor CEO
CFO character charm chastity
chicken childhood Christian Christmas
church cigarette circumcision civility
civilization clairvoyant clarinet clergyman
client clock college comfort
commendation commerce committee common sense
commonwealth communism complexity compromise
computer conceit conclusion condole
confidante confidence congratulation congress
conscience conservative consistency consolation
consul consult consultant contempt
controversy convent conversation conversion
conviction coronation corporation corpse
coward craft creditor criminal
critic criticism cubicle cynic
cynicism damn dance dancing
danger daring dawn day
death debauchee debt decide
defame defenseless degenerate degradation
Deja Moo delegation deliberation delusion
democracy dentist dependent depression
deputy destiny diagnosis diagnostic
diaphragm diary dictator dictionary
die digestion diplomacy diplomat
disabuse discriminate discussion disobedience
disobey distance doctor dog
door dot-communism dragoon drama
duel dullard duty earnestness
eat eavesdrop EBIT EBITDA
eccentric eccentricity economist economy
edible editor education effect
ego egoist Egotism egotist
ejection elector electricity elephant
elitist eloquence emancipation embalm
emotion end user entertainment enthusiasm
envelope envy epaulet epitaph
erudition esoteric et cetera ethnology
eucharist eulogy evangelist evil
exception excess excommunication executioner
executive exhort exile expatriate
experience expert expostulation extinction
faith famous fanaticism fashion
father felon female fertilizer
festival feudalism fib fickleness
fiddle fidelity Filing Cabinet finance
financial planner flag flashlight flesh
flood fly-speck folly fool
forefinger Foreign aid forgetfulness fork
freedom freemasons friend friendless
friendship frog frying pan funeral
future gallows gargoyle garter
genealogy generous gentleman geographer
geography geology ghost ghoul
glutton god golf good
goose gossip gout government
grammar grandchildren gratitude grave
gravity guillotine gun gunshot
guru habeas corpus habit Hades
hag hand handkerchief happiness
harangue harbor hatchet hatred
hearse heart heathen heaven
Hebrew henpecked hermit hers
hibernate historian history hitchhiker
Hollywood homeless homicide honesty
honorable hope horse hospitality
hostility house hovel human
humanity humility husband iconoclast
idealism idealist Idiocy idiot
idol ignoramus ignorant illuminati
illustrious imagination imbecility imitation
immigrant immodest immoral immortality
impartial impiety impunity income
incompatibility incumbent indifference indifferent
ineptocracy inexorable inexpedient infancy
infidel inflation influence ingrate
ink insanity institutional investor insurance
insurrection intellectual Internet intimacy
introduction invention invoice irregardlessness
jealous jester job journalism
judge Junk jury justice
kill kilt kindness king
kiss kleptomaniac labor landslide
language law lawful lawyer
laziness lead learning lecturer
liar liberal liberty lie
life lighthouse literature litigant
litigation lock logic longevity
lord lottery love luminary
lunarian lying lyre mace
mad magic magnificent magpie
maid maiden male mammalia
man management manna market correction
marketing marriage martyr martyrdom
maturity mausoleum mayonnaise me
medal medicine meekness meeting
meetings memo menstruation mercy
mesmerism meteorologist metropolis millennium
mine minister miracle miscreant
misdemeanor miser misfortune misogynist
miss mistake Momentum Investing monarch
Monday money monkey monosyllabic
monument moral morality more
morning Moses mouse mouth
mugging mugwump multitude mummy
musician mustang myth mythology
nation neighbor nepotism neurosis
news nirvana noise nominate
nominee nonsense normal nose
notoriety novel oath oblivion
obsolete obstinate occasional ocean
offensive old omen opera
operational opiate opportunist opportunity
oppose opposition optimism optimist
oratory originality orphan orthodox
outcome outdo outdoors ovation
overeat overwork oyster P/E ratio
pain painting palace palm
palmistry pandemonium pantheism pantomime
paranoid pardon parent parenthood
party passport past pastime
patience patriot patriotism peace
pedestrian pedigree penis penitent
people percussive maintenance perfection perseverance
pessimism pessimist pharmacist philanthropist
philistine philosopher philosophy photograph
phrenology physician physiognomy piano
picture pie piety pig
pillory piracy pirate pitiful
pity plagiarism plagiarize plague
plan platitude platonic please
plot plow plunder PMS
pocket poetry police politeness
political correctness political science politician politics
polygamy portable Portuguese positive
positivism posterity poverty power
pray preaching precedent predicament
predilection preexistence preference prehistoric
prejudice prerogative prescription present
presentable preside presidency president
prevaricator price primate prison
private problem procrastination programming
progress proof property prophecy
proselytize prospect prototype providential
prude psychiatrist psychiatry publish
Punctuality puritanism queen quill
quiver quorum quotation rabble
rack radicalism ramshackle rank
ransom rapacity rapper rascal
rash rational rattlesnake razor
reach reading realist reality
rear reason reasonable rebel
recession recollect reconciliation reconsider
recount recreation recruit rectitude
redemption redress referendum reflection
refusal reincarnation religion reliquary
renown reparation repartee repentance
reporter representative reprobation republic
resentment resident resign resolute
respectability respirator respite respond
responsibility restitution retaliation retribution
reveille Revelation reverence revolution
rhyme ribaldry rich ridicule
right riot rite ritualism
road robber romance rope
rostrum rubbish ruin rum
rumor Russian Sabbath sacrament
sacred sacrifice saint salamander
San Francisco Satan satiety satire
satirist satyr sauce saw
scandal scepter school science
scrapbook scribbler scriptures secret
seine self-employed self-esteem self-evident
selfish senate serial seriousness
sex sheriff shotgun wedding shyster
sin siren skeleton slang
sleep software sorcery soul
statistician statistics stock split story
stubbornness stupidity subversive success
suffrage suicide superstition sycophant
syllogism synonym tact tail
take talk tariff taxpayer
technicality technology tedium teetotaler
telephone telescope television tenacity
terrorist think thinking time
tomb tomorrow tope tradition
tragedy trailer tree trial
trichinosis trinity troglodyte truce
trust truth truthful turkey
turtle ubiquity ugliness ultimatum
Un-American understanding Unitarian Universalist
university Unix unmentionables urbanity
valor Value Investing vanity vice
virtue virtues vote voter
Wall Street war warhead Washingtonian
weaknesses weather wedding werewolf
wheat whiskey widow wife
will willy-nilly wine wisdom
wit witch witticism woman
world worship wrath writer
WWW yawn year yesterday
youth zeal