(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 Glatum's Law 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