Difficult Words :

Temerity and Tautological

Difficult Words : Temerity and Tautological

Tautological (TAWT uh LOG I kull) adj: redundant, circular

A tautology is a needless repetition of words or saying the same thing using different words.

For examples:

The trouble with bachelors is that they aren't married.

When everyone has a camera, cameras will be universal is a tautological statement, because everyone having a camera and cameras being universal mean the same thing.

The testing company's definition of intelligence that which is measured by intelligence tests is tautological.

Temerity (tuh MER I tee) n: boldness, recklessness, audacity

Our waiter at the restaurant had the temerity to tell me that he thought that my table manners were atrocious.

The mountain climber had more temerity than skill or sense.

He tried to climb a mountain that was much too difficult and ended up in a heap at the bottom.

This site in general and this page in particular will certainly help the visitors to increase their knowledge of vocabulary in an exhaustive way. Whilst browsing through this list, at one full swoop you will pick up many words with the same or a related and the opposite meaning.

Reading this list is a great fun, while expanding your vocabulary at the same time. It is meant to help to improve the vocabulary of the visitors, the students (who are preparing for various examinations), the authors, journalists, literati and all other people who are interested in improving their language skills.

So enjoy this list and then get around for preparing your own list of words. There is no better way of boosting your words power. The most effective way to build your vocabulary is described in the page on Word Power. Educational research has discovered that your I.Q. is intimately related to your Word Power. Take a standard Vocabulary test and then an intelligent test, the result in both will be substantially the same. The more extensive your vocabulary, the better your chances of success, other things being equal- success in attaining your educational goals, success in moving ahead in your business or professional career, success in achieving your intellectual potential.

Go to The Difficult Words Index

Synonyms and Antonyms

Vocabulary| English Teacher| Etymology| Longest Word | Letter Writing

Proverbs| Misspelled Words| Contractions

From Temerity to HOME PAGE

Follow These Links!