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EPITHET

word or phrase characteristically used to describe a person or thing; descriptive phrase to characterize a person (often contemptous)

The meaning of the word epithet is word or phrase characteristically used to describe a person or thing; descriptive phrase to characterize a person (often contemptous).

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WordMeaning
infamousnotoriously bad; notorious; well known for being bad; Ex. infamous behavior; N: infamy: infamous act; evil fame or reputation
arcadea covered passageway usually lined with shops
spectralghostly; N. specter: spectre; ghost; phantom
projectilemissile; fired or thrown object (such as stone or bullet)
codifyarrange (laws or rules) as a code; classify; N. code: system of words used instead of ordinary writing; collection of laws, rules, established social customs
flushredden; blush; flow suddenly and abundantly; wash out by a rapid brief flow of water; N: reddish tinge; blush; brief rush; rush of strong feeling; Ex. flush of pride; ADJ: having surfaces in the same plane; even; blushing
hallucinationdelusion; false idea; false perception of objects with a compelling sense of their reality; objects so perceived; V. hallucinate; ADJ. hallucinatory
sonorousresonant; producing a full deep sound; producing sound
causalimplying a cause-and-effect relationship; N. causality
horoscopediagram of the positions of stars at a given moment (eg. of a person's birth) used by astrologers