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-ist Vocabulary Words #3

All the answers end in the letters "ist". For example, one who drives a car is a motorist.
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First submittedMarch 7, 2013
Last updatedSeptember 20, 2018
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One Who...
Is A..
Sell flowers
Florist
Studies languages
Linguist
Writes long works of fiction
Novelist
Has multiple spouses
Polygamist
Starts fires
Arsonist
Collects coins
Numismatist
Studies the Earth
Geologist
Puts someone into a trance
Hypnotist
Opposes a protagonist
Antagonist
Believes that God created the
world as described in the Bible
Creationist
One Who...
Is A..
Believes that there is one single god
Monotheist
Reports on current events
Journalist
Prescribes corrective eyewear
Optometrist
Plays the cello
Cellist
Tends to see things in a negative light
Pessimist
Believes that women should be equal to men
Feminist
Commits blackmail
Extortionist
Seeks attention by exposing their
privates in public
Exhibitionist
Twists their body into unusual positions
Contortionist
Uses a computer keyboard
Typist
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level 55
May 27, 2013
Nudist and naturist could both work one who exposes their privates in public, no?
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level 66
Dec 23, 2018
Not really - because they are not seeking attention by doing it, whereas an exhibitionist is.
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level 73
Mar 22, 2015
Ophthalmologist certainly prescribes corrective lenses and needs to be included.
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level ∞
Oct 11, 2015
That will work now
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level 77
Oct 11, 2015
It didn't work for me.
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level ∞
Oct 12, 2015
Okay, NOW it will work
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level 70
Jun 18, 2015
A Biblical literalist also believes that God created the world as described in the Bible.
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level ∞
Oct 11, 2015
Literalist will work now
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level 76
Nov 15, 2015
How about oculist? https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/oculist
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level 65
Feb 8, 2016
Second that
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level 61
Mar 9, 2017
I believe it's the better answer too. My optometrist never "prescribed" me corrective eyewear. I only had seeing tests and the result was I needed glasses or new lenses for them but there was never an actual prescription involved.
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level 50
Jan 5, 2016
I was surprised that "philatelist" wasn't also accepted for someone who collects stamps.
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level 76
Jan 22, 2016
There isn't a clue about stamp-collecting...
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level 74
Feb 6, 2016
Think about accepting fundamentalist for the question about accepting the biblical account.
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level 54
Feb 6, 2016
Not sure about typist; I mean, sure, while it's probably not as relevant today, surely someone who uses typewriter is also a typist? In fact, aren't they the original typists?
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level 35
Feb 9, 2016
Correct both are typists.
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level 26
Feb 6, 2016
Make "dog" the answer for "plays the cello"
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level 34
Apr 21, 2018
...Why?
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level 54
Mar 29, 2016
I would also accept "Equalist" for Believes that women should be equal to men. Many would argue that feminists want women to be superior to men!
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level 59
Jun 2, 2017
Unfortunately that is a common misconception about feminism...
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level 77
Dec 23, 2018
Even more unfortunately, it's not really a misconception at all. Google a bit. You can start with Valerie Solanas in the 1960s but the ideas have become much more pervasive and common these days with the Marxist-inspired Intersectional Feminism movement. There are all sorts of prominent, popular, well-respected self-proclaimed feminists that you can find today calling for male genocide or white genocide or at the very least saying that white men, in order to balance the privilege they have so long enjoyed at everyone else's expense, need to avoid talking too much or working too much or being seen or heard or really doing anything. This is not a paranoid fantasy look it up. These ideas are more and more mainstream even if sometimes they try to disguise them with less obvious sounding arguments.
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level 71
Nov 13, 2017
Many people believe the earth is flat, but that does not make it so! However, I would definitely advocate for a more updated definition of feminist, such as "Advocates for equality among the sexes". I can imagine that some more formal feminists may find the current hint problematically quaint.
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level ∞
Feb 16, 2018
I have a problem with the word "problematic".
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level 77
Dec 23, 2018
There are all sorts of different people who call themselves feminists and many different ideas about what it means to be one (which is a problem with any big decentralized movement). Many feminists certainly do not preach equality and many promote ideas that are explicitly bigoted, sexist, or discriminatory. I'd call someone who believes in equality to be an egalitarian or perhaps a humanist. I'd call someone who advocates advancing the interests of women a feminist. Though like I said... lots of different conflicting definitions out there. Part of the problem with saying that feminism means working toward sexual equality is that there are still feminists in Western Civilization where sexual equality has already been achieved.
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level 58
Dec 24, 2018
Kalbahamut, there is not a country in the world in which such equality has been truly achieved. There are many which are legally equal, but at a more personal and societal level every single country still has an imbalance. The problem now is that much of the remaining imbalance occurs due to subconscious thought processes and so people don't realise or believe that they hold any sort of prejudice, or they even believe that men are actually discriminated against as they don't understand that many problems that men face are rooted in sexism against women (e.g. women win custody of children more as people still lean towards childcare being a job for women)
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level 61
Jan 7, 2019
I have to agree with kalbahamut on this one. Most feminists don't truly fight for equality. They fight for an advantage over men which is NOT equality.
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level 71
Jan 10, 2019
Senlac, you must mean egalitarian?
The feminists themselves in all of their goals have revealed that the ideology is NOT for equality. They have always had goals to get MORE for women. Some of these demands have been just and right. Many of the later ones are greedy and poorly thought out or not at all, in regards of consequences. It all has only grown like the gamblers hunger as long as you're 'having a streak', and just recently a respected British feminist and a supporter of the 2nd wave stated "3rd wave killed feminism". There's more on the issue, but any person with half a brain and a search engine at hand can easily see the reality.
Sure, there are some individual layman(-wymin?) feminists who are not really up to speed and who believe it's 'for equality'. It's not. If it were, they'd have men in their clubs making decisions, too. If it were, they'd quit spitting acid on all men and boys. If it were, they'd build bridges, not divide and cause havoc. Etc.
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level 50
May 6, 2019
Some do, but by definition feminism is advocacy for equality of the sexes. Technically those who advocate for superiority aren't feminists.
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level 80
Feb 11, 2017
Ecologist? Environmentalist? They study the earth
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level 58
Dec 24, 2018
Ecologists study the relationships that organisms have with each other and with their environments, and environmentalists don't technically study anything- They are simply in favour of environmental improvement and protection. Geologists are specifically defined as ones who study the physical constituents of the Earth
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level 70
Jun 23, 2017
The Bible does not say that the earth was created in a handful of 24-hour days. Creationists say that the Bible says that, but it, in fact, does not. The Bible uses the word "day" in numerous different ways, only one of which specifically means a 24-hour time period. It has been understood by many scholars for more than a century that the Genesis account allows for each Creative Day being an indeterminate time period that could actually span centuries or millennia.
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level ∞
Feb 16, 2018
Then why not translate day as "eon" or "epoch", or something similar? I don't know the original Hebrew but, in English, the word day has a specific meaning.
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level 64
Oct 17, 2019
This view of the matter is usually taken from the verses in Second Peter which day that to God "a thousand years is like a day and a day is like a thousand years," to show that time is not the same for God. Many numbers and time frames in the Bible are symbolic (like the repeated use of the number 40) and probably can't be taken literally in every case. I tend to think the days are not literal 24 hour days.
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level 57
Nov 2, 2018
@Don, go and read Genesis 1 and 2. I will sum up the main events in order for you:

God creates "the heaven and the earth".
God creates light.
God creates the sky, which apparently is a "firmament", although I wasn't aware it was hard.
God creates plants.
God creates the sun, the moon and the stars (although quite how all the plants have been photosynthesising without the sun I'm not sure).
God creates fish and whales.
God creates birds and the other flying stuff.
God creates land animals (maybe he was doing a trial run of the mammals with whales, dolphins and bats?).
God creates humans (make and female).
God has a rest, and then makes it rain.
After his rest, God forgets that he has already created humans and proceeds to create them again, this time creating a man first of all.
God makes the Garden of Eden and tells Adam not to eat from the Tree of Knowledge.
God makes some more animals and birds for Adam to eat.
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level 57
Nov 3, 2018
Read "male" for "make"
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level 57
Nov 2, 2018
Finally, God makes Eve out of one of Adam's ribs.

Anyone who thinks this is literally true if you just ignore a few words is fooling themselves. The order is totally wrong, the whole story is self-contradictory and frankly it is bizarre. Scholars who try to say it is, in really any sense of the word, true, are included in this assessment.
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level 77
Dec 23, 2018
yes. Any serious person knows that, in fact, the world was created from the body of the deceased frost giant Ymir.
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level 57
Dec 23, 2018
Heretic! Everyone knows that the universe (and midgits) were made by the Flying Spaghetti Monster! And then he boiled for your sins.
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level 59
Dec 23, 2018
I start fires. Am I an arsonist? Actually, I am a Ornithologist, Philatelist, Philanthropist. Ornithologist, Philatelist, Philanthropist. Ornithologist, Philatelist, Philanthropist. Ornithologist, Philatelist, Philanthropist.
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level 46
Mar 6, 2019
Might want to update or get rid of the feminist one considering that's no longer the goal of feminism
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level 44
Mar 12, 2019
I collect coins so I actually got numismatist lol
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