Vocab-ability–136 (maniac = crazed person, lunatic) – A More Powerful Vocabulary (earn UpVotes with “Vocab Practice” exercise)

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MY VOCAB PRACTICE

  1. Pyromaniac
    I'm afraid of this pyromaniac.

  2. Kleptomaniac
    An old kleptomaniac stole all her belongings.

  3. Megalomaniac
    Her husband is a megalomaniac and a pathological egotist.

  4. Nymphomaniac
    That girl is a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac.

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Good work!

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Thank you

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MY VOCAB PRACTICE

  1. Jimmi has the weirdest habbits, he is both a pyromaniac and kleptomaniac, first he steals things then sets them on fire.

  2. I want to be one of the megalomaniac whales here on steemit and flag anyone who I see as a threat to my seat of power.

  3. I married a nymphomaniac and now we have 7 children.

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Good work!

And keep up the "good intentions"!! :-)

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Your 2. really got me cracking 😂😂😂

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Thanks! That was the intention.

MY VOCAB PRACTICE

  1. Pyromaniac
    My little brother was the pyromaniac that set the school on fire.
  2. Kleptomaniac
    The sneaky kleptomaniac has been stealing from me for weeks.
  3. Megalomaniac
    All our lives were destroyed by the same megalomaniac.
  4. Nymphomaniac
    The fact that she is a nymphomaniac was what destroyed their relationship.
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MY VOCAB PRACTICE

  1. Before I met my wife, I was in love with a nymphomaniac.
  2. When I was a kid I used to steal food, but I was hungry, not a kleptomaniac.
  3. To be successful at Wall.st you need to be a megalomaniac.
  4. Tony didn't burn down the house because he was angry, he's just a pyromaniac.
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Re #4, can we then say that homicidal maniacs are not to be held accountable for any killing they engage in due to their mental illness?? :-) And is my dipsomania excusable???

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Oh I missed one?
No go to a bar with your "dipsomnia" and murder somebody else...
=)

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They should be held accountable but should be locked up to prevent another one occuring

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Follow rule number 5... and write
MY VOCAB PRACTICE

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I am not the master... Just trying to help you out :)

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MY VOCAB PRACTICE

  1. A child was called a pyromaniac due to her love for lighting her dolls on fire and watching them burn.
  2. My brother, who would constantly steel my hockey sticks, may be a kleptomaniac.
  3. US President Donald Trump has been called a megalomaniac because he loves to tell people about his wealth and the fact he is President of the United States.
  4. A perfect women is one who owns a bar and is a nymphomaniac, or so the saying goes...
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MY VOCAB PRACTICE

  1. I broke up with my ex girlfriend because she was a pyromaniac.

  2. Most kleptomaniacs hardly seek for help uNeil it's too late.

  3. Alex could not satisfy Jane's sexual desires because she was a nymphomaniac.

  4. Jason is a good example of a megalomaniac.

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Advice to the lovelorn. Avoid pyromaniacs. For true happiness, find a nymphomaniac. :-)

MY VOCAB PRACTICE

  1. Pyromaniac: You might want to take away all ignition source from pyromaniacs.
  2. Kleptomaniac: Henry's friend was found to be a kleptomaniac.
  3. Megalomaniac: His hunger for wealth and power made people call him a megalomaniac.
  4. Nymphomaniac: Nymphomaniac should visit rehabilitation centers regularly.
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I'm gonna start up a rehab center for nymphomaniacs, here in my home.

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😂😂😂

MY VOCAB PRACTICE

  1. I think my friend has pyromania because he often set useful things on fire.

  2. Kleptamiac people show best response to psychotherapy .

  3. Megalomaniacs are not often poor.

  4. Majority of nymphomaniacs are not prostitutes .

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MY VOCAB PRACTICE

  1. The pyromaniac and the kleptomaniac joined efforts in a crime spree lasting two weeks before being arrested by the police; the latter broke into cars to steal valuables, while the former set fire to the vehicles.

  2. Being constantly hounded by delusions of grandeur, the megalomaniac dressed up in the robes of a Chinese emperor and stood in front of the main gate of China's Forbidden City during the country's National Day.

  3. The nymphomaniac found it difficult to reconcile her deep love for her husband with her numerous affairs behind his back, and was constantly plagued by a palpable sense of guilt.

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MY VOCAB PRACTICE

  1. Pyromaniac
    If you want to set here ablaze you should call Ken he is a good pyromaniac.

  2. Kleptomaniac
    People that have the psychological disorder kleptomania are often refer to as a kleptomaniac.

  3. Megalomaniac
    With your recent desire of money, power and fame, you are likely to be a megalomaniac soon.

  4. Nymphomaniac
    She admitted that she has been a nymphomaniac for over five years now.

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My vocab practice

  1. Due to bode's pryomanic ,he was sentenced to 15 years inprisonment .

  2. The kleptomaniac boy has been trying to stop stealing .

3.he became a megalomaniac that he hardly sleeps .

4.marrying a nymphomaniac might be dangerous

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"MY VOCAB PRACTICE"

  1. Pyromaniac:
    They could not leave him home alone for Christmas because of the fact that everyone knew him as a pyromaniac.
  2. Kleptomaniac:
    Since childhood, Hemsworth was known to be a kleptomaniac of ideas.
  3. Megalomaniac:
    Despite his wealth and power, he was never a megalomaniac.
  4. Nymphomaniac:
    The movie our class watched least night was about a nymphomaniac from Boston.
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MY VOCAB PRACTICE

  1. Kyle is a pyromaniac, so we let him start all the bonfires we throw.

  2. We stopped going to the mall with Keith because he is a kleptomaniac and we did not want to get charged with stealing.

  3. Be careful of our vice president Kathy, she is a megalomaniac and will throw anyone under the bus to get a promotion.

  4. Kelly was such a nymphomaniac that she decided to become a porn star and get paid for her obsession.

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MY VOCAB PRACTICE

  1. Don't mess with a pyromaniac if you don't want your house to get burnt.

  2. The young man's impulsive stealing habit made everyone to start calling him a kleptomaniac.

  3. You need to show your hunger for the position like a megalomaniac before i can give you my support.

  4. Nymphomaniacs are more likely to cheat on their partners

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MY VOCAB PRACTICE

  1. Pyromaniac
    Jude set fire to yet another house, I'm starting to think that he's a pyromaniac.

  2. Kleptomaniac
    I heard on the news that the Queen of England is a kleptomaniac.

  3. Megalomaniac
    Mr. Francis was such a megalomaniac that he neglected his family.

  4. Nymphomaniac
    My ex girlfriend was such a nymphomaniac, that we had to go for counseling.

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Thank you

MY VOCAB PRACTICE:

  1. Pyromaniac:
    The pyromaniac burned the children alive because he said 'they would not stop crying'.

  2. Kleptomaniac:
    When I grow up to be famous and have anything I want because I can pay for it, I'm going to become a kleptomaniac so that I can get the attention I am seeking.

  3. Megalomaniac:
    The megalomaniac, Richard Petterson, came by my office demanding that I give him an appology.

  4. Nymphomaniac:
    haha ... A nymphomaniac falling into my lap is the one wet dream I keep having.

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MY VOCAB PRACTICE.

  1. Pyromaniac
    The club had to deal with a pyromaniac who wanted to destroy everything.
  2. Kleptomaniac
    The old mans were staying hidden in their houses due of kleptomaniacs.
  3. Megalomaniac
    He turned into a megalomaniac after he was fired from his last job.
  4. Nymphomaniac
    Even if the man felt blessed with his girlfriend, she was a nymphomaniac.
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MY VOCAB PRACTICE.
1-Pyromaniac:-A popular view is that many arsonists are in fact.
2-Kleptomaniac:-A kleptomaniac has a mental disorder that compels the person to steal.
3-Megalomaniac:-Megalomaniac is sometimes a mental illness.
4-A mental condition that causes someone to want to engage in sexual activity.

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Your definition is misleading and I question your suitability to teach anyone English vocabulary.
You define a maniac as a "lunatic" or "crazy person" with no reference to the dictionary from which you got said definition, but then use words such as pyromaniac, megalomaniac as examples of the word. So that means that it is the definition of a maniac as:

A person who has an excessive enthusiasm or desire for something

from The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

not as a "lunatic" which is:

A person who is affected by lunacy; a mentally deranged person.
from American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition

If you don't know the obvious differences between being deranged and having an irresistible compulsion then how can you teach English language?

Also I don't see any etymology of the word here or words which have the same root nor are the synonym and antonyms present. So what kind of education are you actually providing?

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My vocab malpractice:

EXT. Street corner in a shady part of town. Under a broken green neon-sign thats blinking.

JIMMY and RAY two "street-people" stand on the corner, they are looking quite nervous.

JIMMY
-You can trust Johnny, he's just a normal maniac not a complete lunatic.
RAY
-I'm not sure last time I saw him he was waving a knife around, saying I owed him 20 dollars...
JIMMY
-Awww c'mon, relax man! Johnny was on bath-salts that time, everybody gets like that on bath-salts.

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Thanks for your input, but after a few decades of teaching English and editing English publications, I can assure you, I am qualified to teach English vocab. Particularly to ESL students.

As for my not including the proper and actual "dictionary" definitions, I did that intentionally. When I originally compiled the material that became "Vocab-ability," my intention was to make it understandable for those students for whom English was not their native tongue. Consequently, I made an extra effort to keep the definitions easily understandable.

I can assure you that while those definitions found in the American Heritage Dictionary or Merriam-Webster might be useful for native speakers, those definitions will not help beginner-level or mid-level ESL students. In fact, such "native-speaker-level" definitions will only serve to confuse lower- or mid-level ESL students.

As it is, Vocab-ability can help mid-level or advanced-level students learn and improve their vocabulary by introducing them to the target vocab in a clear and accessible way. It is not intended to teach them the subtle nuances of the target words, nor the etymology. That would only confuse most students. And that's not the way to learn a second language. As a teacher of English and a student of 3 other languages, I can assure you that I know about effective language-acquisition techniques.

Also, if you believe that the 4 examples / target words do not typify "crazed person" or "lunatic." then how would you define them? For instance, would you define a pyromaniac as someone who just happens to have excessive enthusiasm for fire? That would be of no benefit to most ESL students.

Finally, the point of the original Vocab-ability publication, of these Vocab-ability posts, and of the Vocab Practice exercises is to introduce learners to the vocab roots and to help them learn. And many have benefited from Vocab-ability.

And believe me, I can teach not only vocabulary, but grammar, writing, and more. Much more. Very effectively, and with solid results. Many of my students could attest to that.

Does that answer your question about my "suitability"?

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Hmmm, I guess "malpractice" is as good as practice – at least in this case.

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No because apparently you misunderstood my comment. So again, I don't see how you're suitable to teach English. If you've done it for decades that is not proof that you did it well. It's simply proof that you did it.

I said:

You define a maniac as a "lunatic" or "crazy person" with no reference to the dictionary from which you got said definition...

Your response to which was:

As for my not including the proper and actual "dictionary" definitions, I did that intentionally.

So I stated that you hadn't included a reference for the definition you used but the word you chose to quote was dictionary and then having changed the subject of my comment to suit yourself, in oppose to what was actually written, you preceded to have a write your response to me.

You said:

Vocab-ability can help mid-level or advanced-level students learn and improve their vocabulary by introducing them to the target vocab in a clear and accessible way.

but previously you had justified your use of non dictionary definitions by saying:

I can assure you that while those definitions found in the American Heritage Dictionary or Merriam-Webster might be useful for native speakers, those definitions will not help beginner-level or mid-level ESL students

I'm sorry but I'm afraid that I don't understand. I thought that your target audience was mid to advanced level ESL students.

You asked:

Also, if you believe that the 4 examples / target words do not typify "crazed person" or "lunatic." then how would you define them? For instance, would you define a pyromaniac as someone who just happens to have excessive enthusiasm for fire? That would be of no benefit to most ESL students.

In response, if I was relying on my own personal understanding of the word pyromaniac I would define it as a person who has a compulsion (the simplified form of excessive enthusiasm) for starting fires.

Allow me to further state that if I was writing your lesson I wouldn't have used advanced words which require a medical or psychological dictionary for even native English speakers to understand as examples. Also since "maniac" is now considered to a derogatory, slang term when used alone, I wouldn't have taught it at all.

You tried to teach a word which can only be used in a polite context when used together with a Greek or Latin prefix. How will that help mid to advanced level ESL students?

Why couldn't you have used the word "mania" instead? It actually fits your lessons better.

There's more but since you seem to have taken my previous comment as a personal attack, I have little hope that this will be taken in a better light. The simple fact is that in my personal opinion I do not think that your lesson is adequately referenced and I think that it is misleading. If you disagree, as you obviously would, so what?

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Currently hiring people, lunatics need not apply, only maniacs may inquire within.

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MY VOCAB PRACTICE
1-Pyromaniac
I stay away from pyromaniac because i love my life.
2- Kleptomaniac
Most graduates who have higher degree and are unemployment, mostly result to kleptomaniac
3-megalomaniac
Everyone born into this are megalomaniac
4-nymphomaniac
Some men like nymphomaniac women