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forms a noun

Usage

  • symposium

    A symposium is a formal meeting at which several experts or specialists deliver short talks or discuss a particular subject.

  • tedium

    If you are suffering from tedium, you are bored.

  • interregnum

    An interregnum is a period of time when there is temporarily no one in charge of a country or large organization.

  • opprobrium

    Opprobrium is strong criticism of something that someone has done, especially when expressed publicly; it is also the shame that arises from such an activity.

  • dictum

    A dictum is a saying that people often repeat because it says something interesting or wise about a subject.

  • pandemonium

    Pandemonium is a very noisy and uncontrolled situation, especially one that is caused by a lot of angry or excited people.

  • simulacrum

    A simulacrum is an image or representation of something that can be a true copy or may just have a vague similarity to it.

  • compendium

    A compendium is a detailed collection of information on a particular or specific subject, usually in a book.

  • encomium

    An encomium strongly praises someone or something via oral or written communication.

  • addendum

    An addendum is an additional section added to the end of a book, document, or speech that gives more information.

  • referendum

    A referendum is a suggested measure or other concern that is brought before the people for a vote.

  • memorandum

    A memorandum is a short note that helps someone remember what they've done or have to do; it can also be a form of communication that gives out information.

  • spectrum

    A spectrum is a range or scope of something, such as all the colors of visible light or all the different kinds of art.

  • consortium

    A consortium is a large grouping of companies into a single organization that shares a common business interest.

  • millennium

    A millennium is a period of one thousand years.

  • maximum

    The maximum amount of something is the largest or greatest amount of it.

  • continuum

    a continuous nonspatial whole or extent or succession in which no part or portion is distinct or distinguishable from adjacent parts

  • cranium

    the part of the skull that encloses the brain

  • curriculum

    an integrated course of academic studies

  • forum

    a public meeting or assembly for open discussion

  • momentum

    an impelling force or strength

  • museum

    a depository for collecting and displaying objects having scientific or historical or artistic value

  • vacuum

    clean with a vacuum cleaner

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