(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
blasphemy 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 spurt 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