syllogism The Doctor’s thoughts on “he will knock four times” was a syllogism.
anaphora Jamie’s repetition of the phrase “are you my mummy?” is a form of anaphora
Locus classicus The Doctor’s TARDIS is a locus classicus of a type 40 TARDIS.
Locus classicus means classic example Loco-place
desultory Dalek Caan was often desultory whenever it spoke
Desultory means rambling De-down
lyssophobia The Master did not seem to have lyssophobia, rather he seemed to embrace insanity
Lyssophobia means fear of insanity Phobia-fear
schism A schism developed between the Doctor and Rose after she became trapped in an alternate universe.
Schism means division Schizo-divide
precursor Knocking four times was a precursor of the Doctor’s regeneration
Precursor means forerunner Pre-before Curs-run
euphony The ood’s singing is a euphony
Euphony means beautiful sound Eu-good Phon-sound
Metonymy “The Doctor, is a metonymy for Time Lord
A word that represents something else. For example, the “crown” is used to represent the British Monarchy. Metonymy
Bowdlerize Nothingthe Doctor says would get bowdlerized.
Bowdlerize • To remove material that is considered improper or offensive.
Reiterate The Daleks always reiterate the word, “Exterminate!”
Reiterate • To say repeat something, usually for emphasis or clarity.
Funambulist The Doctor, is definitely not a funambulist.
Funambulist • A tightrope walker.
Idée Fixe The Cybermen and the Daleks have an idée fixe with killing each other.
Idée Fixe • An obsession.
Apotheosis Since the beginning of the show, the Doctor has gone through Apotheosis.
Apotheosis • To be raised to God like status.
Cosmology The Doctor has probably studied cosmology.
Cosmology • The study of the universe