Ayers, pp. 176-177

The following words are some additional examples of eponyms, i.e., words derived from proper names.

You are expected to know the modern English meaning of each of the following words:

bedlam: A place or situation of noisy uproar and confusion

boycott: To act together in abstaining from using, buying, or dealing with as an expression of protest or disfavor or as a means of coercion [After Charles C. Boycott (1832-97), English land agent in Ireland]

dunce: a person regarded as stupid.

Frankenstien: an agency or creation that slips from the control of and ultimately destroys its creator.

jeremiad: a literary work or speech expressing a bitter lament or righteous prophecy of doom

maudlin: effusively sentimental

quixotic: extravagantly chivalrous or romantic; visionary; impractical

simony: the buying or selling of ecclesiastical pardons or offices

tawdry: gaudy & cheap

utopia: ideally perfect place, esp. in its social, political, and moral aspects