Important Words, Occupations, Science Tools And Meanings


English Language is a very wide subject and we need to broaden our knowledge by knowing some important words, occupations and science tools and others. This will help keep us well equipped generally in our daily spoken and written English as well as tackle English as a subject in any examinations.

In this post, we shall use simple diction to bring out the these important words and their meanings that will equip any aspiring learner and students alike to answer questions in English correctly in WAEC/NECO, JAMB, POST UTME and other relevant local and international examinations.

Below are some of the important words and meaning:

  1. Hypocrite: a person who pretends to be what he is not.
  2. Geologist: one who studies rocks and soils
  3. Florist: a person who sells flowers and plants.
  4. Fruiterer: someone who sells fruits or manages a fruit business.
  5. Cannibal: one who eats human flesh
  6. Caretaker: someone paid to take care or manages a building in the absence of the rightful owner.
  7. Atheist: one who does not believe in the existence of God.
  8. Apprentice: one who learns a trade.
  9. Athlete: a person who takes part in sports and games competition.
  10. Cobbler: Shoe repairer.
  11. Chemist: a person who prepares and sells medicines, toiletries, cosmetics and others.
  12. Chauffeur: A driver paid to drive a private cars.
  13. Detective: A police officer who investigates crimes and criminals.
  14. Cashier: A person who receives and pays out money in banks, shops and others.
  15. Coastguard: People assigned to detect smuggling and get help for people or ships in trouble.
  16. Confectioner: one who makes and sells sweets, cakes, pies and pastry.
  17. Criminal: A law breaker
  18. Hermit: a person who withdraws from society and lives all alone.
  19. Linguist: one who is able to speak many languages
  20. Martyr: a person who is killed because of religious belief.
  21. Jockey: a horse-rider in horse races.
  22. Novice: someone who is new to anything or things.
  23. Optician: a person who makes or sells spectacles.
  24. Parson: a vicar or priest
  25. Physician: doctor or medicine
  26. Miser: one who is too selfish to spend money.
  27. Milliner: one who makes and sells women hats.
  28. Porter: a person who carries goods for others at parks, railway stations, airports for fee.
  29. Poulterer: one who sells fowls, ducks, turkeys and others.
  30. Sailor: a seaman, a member of ship’s crew.
  31. Sculptor: one who carves or models in stones or metals.
  32. Sculpture: is the art of carving or modeling in stones or metals.
  33. Stationer: A dealer in writing materials.
  34. Sawyer: a person whose work is sing wood into planks.
  35. Tinker: a person who moves from place to place repairing kettles, pans, pots etc.
  36. Sprayer: someone who repaints cars and others using machines.
  37. Tobacconist: A dealer in tobacco.
  38. Tourist: a person making a tour for pleasure.
  39. Vendor: a person who sells food or other small items from a stall.
  40. Vicar: a priest in charge of a church.
  41. Warder: a jailer, a man acting as a guard in prison.
  42. Veterinarian: a doctor of animals.
  43. Witness: a person who gives evidence in a law court.
  44. Baton or Truncheon: a short thick stick used by the police to drive away rioters.
  45. Guide-book: a book with information about a place for a traveler.
  46. Plough: a farmers tools drawn by animals or tractor for cutting and turning up the soil.
  47. Pulpit: a raised and enclosed platform for preaching in churches.
  48. Punch: an instrument or tool for making holes in a sheet of paper to be filed.
  49. Spectacles: a pair of lenses in a frame worn to correct the eyesight.
  50. Barometer: an instrument used to forecasts the weather.
  51. Wig: a head covering worn by barristers, judges, women etc.
  52. Chart: a detailed map for use at sea or in the air.
  53. Elevator: a machine that carries people or goods up or down.
  54. Escalator: a moving staircase for carrying people up and down.
  55. Lift: A machine for carrying people or goods up or down.
  56. X-ray: a special camera used to take photographs of the inner parts of the body.
  57. Megaphone: a device that picks up sound to a distance.
  58. A telescope: a device that makes distant objects look bigger and nearer.
  59. Wireless: a tool that takes messages to distant places without the use of wire.
  60. Lancet: special knife used by surgeons
  61. Submarine: A ship that travels under the water as well as on the surface.
  62. Stethoscope: an instrument used by doctors for listening to the heart beat.
  63. Microscope: an instrument which enlarges or magnifies tiny objects.
  64. Pedestrian: one walking in the street.
  65. Barrow: a small cart with two wheels, pulled or pushed by hand.
  66. Seamstress: a woman skilled in sewing and in needle work.
  67. Turbine: an engine which is driven by steam, water, air or gas.
  68. Dentist: doctor of the teeth.
  69. Glacier: a workman who cuts and fits glass into the frames of window.
  70. Cabinet-maker: a man who makes wooden furniture.
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In conclusion, the above words and meaning are designed not only for students to be well equipped to pass English language in WAEC/NECO, JAMB, UTME and other relevant examinations but to broaden generally any aspiring learner in English language.






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