Misotheism <miss-oh-‘thee-is-um> (n) - The hatred of gods or of the monotheistic God.
Originates from Greek, the prefix miso- derived from misos-, meaning hate or enmity. Theism is then derived from theos, meaning god.
“After outlining his plans to invade the primum mobile, slay all the choirs of the angels, and put God on trial for crimes against humanity, we at last realized that his misotheism had reached its terrifying peak.”
Antithesis <an-‘tith-eh-sis> (n) - Something that opposes, or the contrast between differing subjects. It also refers to something that is the complete opposite of something else. In rhetoric, it is a figure of speech that puts two sentences - or even parts of the same sentence - that are opposed to one another in idea side by side to highlight the contrast. It can also refer specifically to that second opposing sentence or portion.
Antithesis comes from late Latin, so derived from the Greek antitithenai - the prefix anti- meaning against, tithenai meaning to place, or to set.
“Allowing ourselves to be controlled by the archaic laws set forth to keep us narrow minded and blind represents the very antithesis of progress.”
Defenestration (n) <dee-fen-uh-‘stray-shun> - The act of hurling something, especially people, out of a window. Occasionally used to mean a swift dismissal or expulsion.
It’s etymology is derived from Latin. The prefix de- means away from, or out of, and implies removal or separation. Next comes fenestra, which is Latin for window. Finally the suffix -tion which is used to turn a verb into a noun, derived from -tionem - being the Latin accusative form of -tio, similarly used to form nouns as condition or action.
“Had his wife not arrived home that very instant, Geoffrey would have defenestrated his infant son for vomiting on his favorite shirt.”
Apotheosis (n) <uh-‘pa-thee-oh-sis> - The exaltation to divinity, to become a god. Similarly used as the elevation to the highest rank or possible status, glorification. Also, the quintessential example of something.
Derived from the Greek word apotheoun, meaning to make someone a god. Apotheoun itself broken down into the prefix Apo-, here meaning to change, and the suffix -theos, which means a deity or god. Finally -osis, which implies the state of or condition.
“After reading the Christian Bible, Alexander was convinced that he could achieve some manner of apotheosis by stripping naked, wearing a diadem of thorns, and nailing himself to some wood - which was soon proven wrong by his own efforts.”
Deicide (n) <’day-uh-side> - The act of killing a god or a symbolic effigy to such a being. Also, the killer or destroyer of a god. Deicidal (adj).
The prefix Dei- is derived from the Latin deus, meaning god, and the suffix -cide comes from the Latin suffix of -cidium, meaning to cut out or to chop.
“It was decided that if mankind was to survive, the threat of God’s last judgment would be dispelled by deicide as they pointed their terrifying weapons of war toward heaven’s gate.”
Abattoir (n) - <’ab-uh-twar> An alternative and decidedly more charming word for a Slaughterhouse, where animals are processed into meat for human consumption. Derived from the french abattre, meaning to fell.
“One by one the children were lead into the abattoir, blissfully unaware that they too would soon be carved and gutted for the masses to devour.”