The adjective qualified means someone who is fitted or eligible and has the qualities that the institution is looking for. It could also mean someone who has the necessary qualities to be able to perform a job or task.

Synonyms are eligible, able, capable, or trained.

The word origins from Medieval Latin (1525 – 1535) quālificāre, equivalent to Latin quāl(is) of what sort plus -ificāre -ify. It was first used 1758 meaning “qualified for election” and in 1962 “capable of getting enough support to win an election”.

Because of her high score, she became qualified to study at Oxford University.

After all the hardships, he became a qualified professor and will soon be teaching at the university.

Being qualified for the position is not as important as having a good personality.


The noun pacifist means an individual who supports peace and believes in pacifism or strongly opposed to war and violence. Pacifist can also be an adjective which means actively opposing in conflicts and avoiding violence.

Synonyms are peace-lover, peacemaker, conscientious or objector.

The word origins from French (1903) pacifiste and was first used as a noun in 1898 and used as an adjective in 1908.

The pacifist manufacturer was a conflicted individual during times of war.

He wanted to have a revenge but his pacifist sister stopped him.

Depending on the game, a pacifist gamer usually loses a lot.


The verb obliterate means to utterly destroy or remove something completely from existing.

Synonyms are destroy, annihilate, abolish or cancel.

The word origins from Latin (1600) obliteratus, past participle of obliterare meaning “cause to disappear, blot out, erase, efface” figuratively “cause to be forgotten”, from ob meaning “against” plus littera (also litera) meaning “letter, script”. It is abstracted from the phrase literas scribere meaning “write across letters, strike out letters.”

She didn’t mean to obliterate the science experiments that they’ve all worked hard for.

The whole city was obliterated by the atomic bomb. 

I love stars but not as much as I love the moon since the stars are easily obliterated by the morning light, and the moon remains.


The verb negate is to nullify, make something invalid or deny its existence.

Synonyms are invalidate, contradict, disaffirm or deny.

The word origins from Latin (1795) negātus, the past participle of negāre meaning “to say (with the negative of a conjoined clause), deny, withhold, say no”.

I did not expect the judge to negate the evidence.

His allergy was so strong that it negates the effect of the drug.

Just because the other one is better doesn’t give you the right to negate all the efforts that we have put into this project.


The adjective malicious means showing malice or intentional desire to cause harm to someone.

Synonyms are bad, cruel, spiteful, or malevolent.

The word origins from Old French (mid 13th century) malicios meaning “showing ill will, spiteful, wicked” (Modern French malicieux). It also comes from Latin malitiosus meaning “wicked, malicious” from malitia meaning “badness, ill will, spite”. In legal use (early 14c., Anglo-French), it means “characterized by malice prepense”.

Her malicious intentions to were obvious so she immediately got caught.

If you see a malicious malware on your computer, you have to remove it immediately.

He was charged with malicious destruction of property.


The word lament can be a noun or a verb. As a noun, it means a passionate look of sadness, grief or regret. As a verb, it means mourning or expressing a deep sorrow, distress or disappointment over something.

Synonyms are bewail, deplore, grive or bemoan.

The word origins from back-formation from lamentationor or from Old French (14th century) lamenter meaning “to moan, bewail” and directly from Latin lamentari “to wail, moan, weep, lament,” and from lamentum meaning “a wailing, moaning, weeping”. It was first used as a verb in the 15th century and as a noun in 1591.

Sarah lamented over the death of her grandmother.

Lament was noticeable on her face when she found out that her cat was missing.

It hurt him so bad that he was emotionless for three days and only started to lament now.


The noun idiosyncrasy means a peculiar or strange behaviour, habit, mannerism and the like of an individual. The word also refers to an unusual feature or characteristic of a place or thing.

Synonyms are peculiarity, eccentricity, oddity, or habit.

The word origins from French (1600) idiosyncrasie, from Latinized form of Greek idiosynkrasia meaning “a peculiar temperament”, from idios meaning “one’s own” plus synkrasis meaning “temperament, mixture of personal characteristics”. The part syn means “together” plus krasis meaning “mixture”. The first known use of idiocracy was in 1604.

She has so many idiosyncrasies and using “actually” in almost every sentence is one of them.

I believe all of us have a few little idiosyncrasies.

Couples who accept each other’s idiosyncrasies and imperfectness are the best fit.


The verb hamper means to hold back, impede or interfere with something in progress.

Synonyms are hinder, impede, clog, or obstruct.

The word origins from Middle English (14th century) hampren meaning “surround, imprison, confine, pack in a container, impede in motion or progress”.

It was the principal who hampered the student’s science project.

It wasn’t necessary to hamper the construction but they still did it anyway.

The strong typhoon caused the business’ launching to be hampered.


The adjective garrulous refers to an excessive talkativeness or rumbling in a roundabout manner over unnecessary or pointless things.

Synonyms are talkative, chatty, blabby, or loquacious.

The word origins from  Latin (1610s) garrulus meaning “talkative or chattering” from garrire meaning “to chatter” plus  -ulus, deverbal suffix meaning a repetitive action.

I first liked him because of his looks, but a guy who is garrulous is a major turn off.

I was planning to sleep during my whole ride home but driver was garrulous.

A garrulous friend always saves awkward situations.


The verb facilitate is to make something easier, smooth or less difficult.

Synonyms are help, ease, further or aid.

The word origins from French (1610s) faciliter (borrowed from Italian facilitare, verbal derivative of facilità), meaning “to render easy”. The Latin adjective facilis, meaning “easy”, facile meaning “easy to do”, facility meaning “the quality of being easily performed”.

The manager asked me to facilitate the event.

To facilitate is not an easy job, you have to make sure everything is under control.

It was designed to facilitate the research findings so they can get accurate results.