-ist

(Greek > Latin: a suffix; one who believes in; one who is engaged in; someone who does something)

synchronist (s) (noun), synchronists (pl)
One who lives at the same time with another; a contemporary: Monika's mother is said to have been a synchronist who lived at exactly the same time as the Queen Elisabeth of England.
synecologist (s), synecologists (pl) (noun forms)
1. A student of synecology.
2. Anyone who practices or supports the study of groups of organisms that are associated as a unit or a biological community.
synergist
synthesist (s) (noun), synthesists (pl)
1. An intellectual who synthesizes or uses synthetic methods.
2. Someone who composes or combines parts or elements so as to form a whole.
syphilologist
tandentrophilist
A collector of dentures.
tankagiphilist
A collector of silver mugs.
taphonomist
A specialist in taphonomy.
tautologist
Someone who uses tautological words or phrases.
taxidermist (s) (noun), taxidermists (pl)
1. A craftsman who stuffs and mounts the skins of animals for display: The taxidermist who prepared the owls for the natural history museum used glass eyes to give them an authentic and realistic appearance.
2. Etymology: from Greek tasxis, "arrangement, order" + derma, "skin" + -ist, "a person who does something".
Someone who is skilled in preparing, stuffing, and mounting the skins of animals.
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technicophilist
A love for or fondness of technicalities.
technologist
Someone who is versed in technology.
telegraphist
Someone who transmits messages or signals to a distant receiver.
teleologist
telepathist (s) (noun), telepathists (pl)
1. Someone who has the power of extrasensory perception; mind reader: Tom thought his girlfriend was a telepathist because she usually knew what he was thinking without asking at all!
2. An individual who appeares to read the thoughts of another person: Steven knew a magician who was a telepathist and seemed to know the thoughts of others, normally by having an assistant who gave him clever signs or cues.