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Now updated for CSW15. New words, if any, and new inflections of existing words, are shown in red.


abiturient a pupil leaving school for university.
absit (Lat.) a student's leave to pass one night away from college.
academe the academic life or world.
academia (Lat.) the academic life or world.
academic relating to learning (noun) a college student or teacher
academical related to learning (noun) a college student or teacher
academically (Adv.) ACADEMIC, related to learning.
advisorate the body of advisors appointed by an education authority.
aegrotat (Arch.) an unclassified degree granted a university student prevented by illness from attending the final examinations.
agregation (Fr.) the examination for post of agrege, a French student who has passed a teaching examination.
agrege (Fr.) a French student who has passed a teaching examination.
agro a student of agricultural studies.
alternance alternation, change or variation; training by alternate periods of theoretical and practical work.
alumna (Lat.) a female alumnus.
alumnus (Lat.) an ex-student of a college.
artsman one who studies arts subjects.
aspro (Aust. sl.) an associate professor.
autodidact a self-taught person.
autodidactic self-taught.
autodidacticism the state of being autodidactic.
bac (Short for) baccalaureate.
baccalaureate a set of examinations intended to qualify successful candidates for higher education in any of several countries.
booklore book-learning.
bookman a scholar, a student.
boursier (Fr.) a foundation-scholar; a speculator on the Stock Exchange.
chalkface as in the phrase at the chalkface, i.e. in the classroom, as the centre of a teacher's activities.
chautauqua an outdoor meeting of an educational type popular in the US in the 19C.
classman a person who has gained honours of a certain class at the Oxford examinations (as opposed to passman).
classwork work done in class.
coacher a person who coaches; a coach-horse.
coed a girl student at a coeducational institution.
colleger a member of a college.
collegian a member or inhabitant of a college.
collegianer a member of a college, a student.
coursework work done for an educational course.
crammer a person who or an institution which crams pupils for an examination etc.
curricular relating to a curriculum.
curriculum (Lat.) a program of educational resources etc.
dayboy a boy who attends a boarding school daily but returns home each evening.
daygirl a girl who attends a boarding-school daily but returns home in the evening.
demyship a kind of scholarship at Magdalen College, Oxford.
deschool to free children from the constraints of traditional learning.
deschooler one who deschools, frees children from the constraints of traditional learning.
didactic designed or intended to teach.
didactical designed or intended to teach.
didactically (Adv.) DIDACTICAL, designed or intended to teach.
didactics the art or science of teaching.
didascalic didactic; pertaining to education or teaching.
diplomate someone who holds a diploma; (verb, obs.) to invest with a degree or title by diploma.
disciple a follower; (verb, Spenser) to make a disciple of.
discipular like a disciple.
docent (Ger.) a college or university teacher or lecturer; a person who leads guided tours esp through a museum or art gallery.
docentship the office of docent.
docible (Obs.) easily taught.
doctoral of or pertaining to (the holder of) a doctorate.
doctorand a candidate for a doctorate.
doctorate the academic degree of doctor; (verb) to take a doctorate.
doctorial of or pertaining to (the holder of) a doctorate.
doctorship a doctorate.
dominie a schoolmaster, a tutor.
donnish like a don.
donnishly (Adv.) DONNISH, like a don.
donnishness the state of being donnish.
educable able to be educated; (noun) someone able to be educated.
educatable that can be educated.
educate to teach.
education bringing up or training esp of a child.
educationalist a person skilled in methods of educating or teaching.
educative relating to education.
educator one who educates.
educatory relating to education.
elhi (US) pertaining to school grades 1 to 12. No -S.
examinee one who is examined.
exhibitioner a university student who has been awarded an exhibition at a university.
expiscate to learn through laborious investigation; literally, to fish out.
expiscation the act of expiscating.
expiscatory serving to expiscate.
extramural outside the walls or fortifications; outside, but under the aegis of eg a university.
extramurally (Adv.) EXTRAMURAL, outside, but under the aegis of eg a university.
flunk to fail (an exam).
foreteach to teach beforehand.
freshmanship the state of being a freshman.
governess a woman entrusted with the care and education of a child or children (verb) to act as a governess
governessy like a governess.
gownboy a school foundationer (as of Charterhouse) wearing a gown.
graduand one who is about to graduate.
graduateship the state of being a graduate.
grantsman a specialist in grantsmanship, the art of obtaining grants for research.
gymnasiarch the head of a gymnasium.
gymnasiast a pupil in a gymnasium.
gymnasic relating to a gymnasium.
headmaster a man heading the staff of a school.
headmasterly like a headmaster.
headmastership the office of headmaster.
headmistress a woman heading the staff of a private school.
hebdomadar in Scottish universities, a senior member appointed weekly for the supervision of student discipline.
hebdomader in Scottish universities, a senior member appointed weekly for the supervision of student discipline.
homeschool to teach school subjects to one's children at home.
homeschooler one that homeschools.
honorand a person receiving an honour, esp an honorary degree.
hornbook an ancient child's schoolbook comprising alphabet, digits, etc. on parchment covered with sheet of horn.
housemaster a master in charge of a house in a boy's boarding school.
housemistress the female head of a (boarding-)house, esp in connection with a public school.
indocile not docile.
indocility the quality of being indocile.
instruct to supply with knowledge.
juniorate a course of high school or college study for candidates for the priesthood.
keyworker a worker such as a teacher or health worker.
kinder (Short for) a kindergarten, a nursery school.
kindergartener a teacher at a kindergarten.
kindergartner a teacher at a kindergarten.
lare lore; learning.
larn (Dial.) to learn.
lear (Scots) to teach.
leare (Scots) to teach.
learn to gain knowledge by experience, instruction, or study.
learnable such as can be learned.
learned having learning; knowledgeable.
learnedly (Adv.) LEARNED, having learning; knowledgeable.
learnedness the state of being learned.
learner one that learns.
lecturer one that lectures.
lectureship the office of lecturer.
lehrjahre (Ger.) an apprenticeship. No -S.
leir (Scots) to teach.
lere (Scots) to teach.
lesson a teaching; (verb, arch.) to teach a lesson to.
loring (Spenser) learning.
lowerclassman a freshman or sophomore.
magisterial in the manner of a teacher or magistrate.
magisterially (Adv.) MAGISTERIAL, in the manner of a teacher or magistrate.
magistrand a university student in fourth year.
malam (Hausa) a man learned in Koranic studies, used as title.
mallam (Hausa) an African scribe or teacher.
masterate the status or dignity of a person holding a master's degree.
matric (Short for) matriculation.
matriculant one who is matriculating.
matriculator one who matriculates.
middler one of a middle or intermediate class in some schools and seminaries.
minor lesser, inferior; (verb) to study a subject as a minor.
miseducate to educate in a wrong manner.
miseducation wrong or faulty education.
mwalimu (Swahili) a teacher.
nightclass a class at night school.
niner a student in the ninth grade.
nonacademic not academic; (noun) one who is not academic.
nondegree of a course of study, that does not lead to a degree.
nongraduate one who is not a graduate.
nonmajor a student who is not majoring in a specific subject.
nonschool not related to school.
nonteaching that do not teach, eg members of staff.
ologist one who studies an ology.
ology a science whose name ends in -ology.
opsimath one who learns late in life.
opsimathy education late in life.
optional not compulsory (noun) an elective course of study
optionally (Adv.) OPTIONAL, not compulsory.
oralism the use of oral methods of teaching the deaf.
oralist one who practises oralism, the use of oral methods of teaching the deaf.
outpupil a student sent to a different school from the one he or she would normally attend.
outstudy to surpass in study.
overlearn to continue to study or practice after attaining proficiency.
overstudy to study to excess.
paedagogic like a paedagogue.
paedagogue one who teaches; by extension, a pedant.
paedeutic relating to educational method or theory.
paedeutics educational method or theory.
paedotribe in ancient Greece, a gymnastic teacher.
paideutic relating to paideutics, the science or art of teaching.
paideutics educational method or theory.
pedagog one who teaches; by extension, a pedant.
pedagogic like a pedagogue.
pedagogics the science and principles of teaching.
pedagogism the spirit or system of pedagogues.
pedagogue one who teaches; by extension, a pedant; (verb) to teach.
pedagoguery schoolmastering, teaching.
pedagoguish in the manner of a pedagogue.
pedagoguishness the state of being pedagoguish.
pedagogy the art or science of teaching.
pennal (Ger.) a freshman at a German university.
pennalism a system of fagging in use at a German university.
pettily (Adv.) PETTY, small-minded.
petty small-minded (noun) a junior schoolboy
physed (Short for) physical education.
pindown a technique for controlling disruptive children in institutions.
playleader one who organises play.
pollman at Cambridge, a student with a pass degree.
polymathy the knowledge of many arts and sciences.
portionist a postmaster of Merton College; one of two or more incumbents sharing a benefice.
postdoc one engaged in postdoctoral study.
postgrad (Short for) a postgraduate.
postgraduate a student continuing formal education after graduation from high school or college.
posttest a test given after a course of instruction.
practicum (Lat.) a course of practical work undertaken to implement academic studies.
praelect to lecture.
praepostor (Lat.) the name used for a prefect in some English public schools.
preceptor a teacher.
preceptoral like a preceptor.
preceptorship the office of preceptor.
preceptress a female preceptor.
prelector a reader of lectures or discourses.
prelim a preliminary or entrance examination.
prepositor (Lat.) the name used for a prefect in some English public schools.
prepostor (Lat.) the name used for a prefect in some English public schools.
preppie one who preps, attends a preparatory school.
principal chief (noun) the head of a college or university
principalship the office of principal.
privatdocent in German universities, a recognized teacher who is not a member of the salaried staff.
privatdozent in German universities, a recognized teacher who is not a member of the salaried staff.
prof (Short for) professor.
professor a university or college teacher of the highest grade.
professoress a female professor.
professoriat the body of college and university teachers at an institution or in society.
professoriate the body of college and university teachers at an institution or in society.
professorship the office of professor.
promotor a person who presents candidates for graduation at a Scottish universities.
proproctor a assistant proctor.
prorector an officer who presides over the academic senate of a German university.
proseminar a course of study like a graduate seminar but often open to advanced students.
provost the head of certain universities and colleges.
provostry the office of provost, the head of certain universities and colleges.
pupilage the state of being a pupil or under age.
pupilary relating to a pupil or ward.
pupillage the state of being a pupil or under age.
pupillary relating to a pupil or ward.
pupilship the state of being a pupil.
readership the office or position of a reader.
realia (Lat.) real things; objects used as teaching aids to relate classroom work to real life.
reeducate to educate again.
regius (Lat.) royal, as in regius professor, one holding a professorship founded by royalty.
reteach to teach again.
rushee a college student seeking admission to a fraternity or sorority.
scholar a learned person.
scholarch the head of a school.
scholarly learned, like a scholar.
schoolboy a boy who attends school.
schoolboyish of or like a schoolboy.
schoolchild a child attending school.
schooler a student attending a school of the specified kind or being educated in the specified way.
schoolery (Arch.) something taught; precepts.
schoolgirl a girl attending school.
schoolie (Aust. sl.) a schoolteacher or high-school student.
schoolkid a child who attends school.
schoolmaid a schoolgirl.
schoolman a philosopher or theologian of medieval scholasticism.
schoolmarm a woman who is a schoolteacher esp in a rural or smalltown school.
schoolmarmish like a schoolmarm, prim, severe.
schoolmaster a male schoolteacher or head of a school (verb) to act as a schoolmaster to
schoolmasterish like a schoolmaster.
schoolmasterly like a schoolmaster.
schoolmistress a female schoolmaster.
schoolmistressy like a schoolmistress, prim.
schoolteacher one who teaches school.
schoolteaching teaching as a profession.
schoolwork lessons done in class or assigned to be done at home.
sciential relating to or producing knowledge or science.
sciolism (Lat.) a superficial show of learning.
sciolistic of or pertaining to sciolism.
scouter an adult working with instructors etc. in the Scout Association.
semie at Scottish universities, a second-year student.
seminar (Lat.) a conference of specialists; a short intensive course of study on a specified topic.
sizar a student at Cambridge and Dublin, who, having passed a certain examination, is exempted from paying college fees and charges.
sizarship the position or standing of a sizar.
sizer a student at Cambridge and Dublin, who, having passed a certain examination, is exempted from paying college fees and charges.
sloid (Swedish) a Swedish system of manual training by woodwork.
slojd (Swedish) a Swedish system of manual training by woodwork.
sloyd (Swedish) a Swedish system of manual training by woodwork.
soph (Short for) a sophomore, one belonging to the second of the four classes in an American college.
sophomore a second year student in an American college.
student a person formally engaged in learning.
studentry a body of students.
studentship a grant for university study.
studenty like or in the manner of a student.
studier one who studies.
subdeanery the office or rank of subdean.
subprincipal an assistant principal, as of a school.
superteacher an exceptional teacher.
surmaster (Arch.) the second master or deputy head in a school.
surmistress a female surmaster, the second master or deputy head in a school.
syllabus (Lat.) a prescribed course of study.
symposiac pertaining to a symposium, a conference; (noun) a symposium.
symposial pertaining to a symposium, a conference.
symposium (Lat.) a conference; a collection of views on one topic.
taberdar a scholar of Queen's College, Oxford, named for the gown they wore.
taught (PaP.) TEACH, to impart knowledge or skill to.
teach to impart knowledge or skill to.
teachability the quality of being teachable.
teachable capable of being taught.
teachableness the state of being teachable.
teachably (Adv.) TEACHABLE, capable of being taught.
teacher one that teaches.
teacherless without a teacher.
teacherly like a teacher.
teachership the office of teacher.
teachless not teachable.
technics the doctrine of arts in general; such branches of learning as respect the arts.
tenurable of a university post, giving tenure.
testamur (Lat.) a certificate of having passed an examination.
thematics a body of subjects or topics of discussion or study.
tosher (Coll.) a non-collegiate student.
trayne (Spenser) to train, to undergo instruction.
tripos (Greek) a final honors examination at Cambridge university, orig in Mathematics.
truancy an act of truanting.
tuition a fee for instruction.
tuitional relating to tuition.
tuitionary of or pertaining to tuition.
tutee a person who is tutored.
tutelage the state of being under a guardian or tutor.
tutor a college officer who has supervision of an undergraduate; (verb) to instruct.
tutorage the office or occupation of a tutor.
tutoress (Arch.) a female tutor.
tutorial relating to a tutor (noun) a session with a tutor
tutorially (Adv.) TUTORIAL, relating to a tutor.
tutorise to teach, instruct.
tutorism tutorship.
tutorize to teach, instruct.
tutorship the position of tutor.
tutress (Arch.) a female tutor.
tutrix (Obs.) a female tutor.
undergrad an undergraduate.
undergraduette a female undergraduate.
unscholarlike not like a scholar.
untaught (PaP.) UNTEACH, to undo the teaching of.
unteach to undo the teaching of.
untutored not tutored.
uptrain (Obs.) to train up, educate.
varsity (Coll.) university.