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]
Frankenstien: an agency or creation
that slips from the control of and ultimately destroys its creator.
maudlin: effusively sentimental
quixotic: extravagantly chivalrous or romantic; visionary; impractical
simony: the buying or selling of
ecclesiastical pardons or offices
utopia: ideally perfect place, esp. in its social, political, and moral aspects