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SYNONYMS

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admonish = usurp (reprove) merry = gay
alienate = estrange (isolate) instigate = incite
dispel = dissipate (dismiss) belief = conviction
covet= crave (desire) belated = too late
solicit = beseech (seek) brim = border
subside = wane (drop) renounce= reject
hover = linger (stay close) divulge = reveal
heap = to pile (collect) adhesive = tenacious
veer = diverge (turn) hamper = obstruct
caprice = whim (impulse) to merit= to deserve
stifle = suffocate (smother) inert = passive
latent = potential (inactive) latitude = scope
concur = acquiesce (accept) momentary = transient
tranquil = serene (calm) admonish = cautious
lethargy = stupor (lazy) volume = quantity
furtive= stealthy (secret) meager = scanty
cargo = freight(load) baffle = frustrate
efface = obliterate(wipe out) misery = distress
pretentious = ostentatious(affected) discretion = prudence
compunction = remorse (regret) amiable = friendly
cajole = coax (wheedle – sweet talk) incentive = provocation
Embrace = hug (hold-cuddle) latent = potential
Confiscate = appropriate (to take charge) emancipate = liberate
lament = mourn confiscate = appropriate
obstinate = stubborn acumen = exactness
metamorphosis = transform scrutiny = close examination
annihilate = to destroy fuse = combine
whet = sharpen behest = request
adage = proverb penitence = to repeat
ovation = applause overt = obvious
Efface = obliterate

TCS main Papers From Campus Recruitment at NIT Bhopal 003

You can refer to Barron’s most frequently used words list for a close recap.

Vocabulary Section: (Time : 28 mins)

Synonyms -

1.Moribund – declining, dilapidated, waning


2.Repudiate – reject, disclaim, renounce, deny
3.Translucent – transparent, semi- transparent, lucid, lucent, clear, see through
4. Mitigate- alleviates, lessen, ease, alley, tune down, dull, Assuage
5. Inundate – flood, overwhelm, swamp
6. Bilk – deceive, trick, swindle, con
7.Nettle – annoy, irritate, vex
8.Impugn – hold responsible, charge, censure, accuse
9.Mulch
10.Tenacity – stubbornness, resolve, firmness, persistence, insistence, determination
11.Sobriety – temperance, moderation, abstemiousness, soberness

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12.Degrade – shame, disgrace, mortify, humiliate
13.Hidebound - narrow-minded, conservative, prejudiced
14.Waif – stray, sole, thing
15.Hamper – basket, hinder
16.Retrograde – nostalgic, retrospective, traditional and conservative
17.Despondent – hopeless, low, dejected
18.Debacle – disaster, tragedy, catastrophe
19.Nebulous – vague, hazy, unformulated, tenuous
20.Inconsistent – conflicting, contradictory, unreliable , incompatible, inhoherent
21.Paradox – inconsistency, irony, absurdity

Paper from Campus Recruitment in Jamshedpur 2003

synonym

1. dwindle – decrease, decline, fall, fall off, drop, drop off


2. efface - wipe out, obliterate, eradicate, destroy
3. inept – incompetent, inexpert, clumsy
4. infirmity - ill-health, sickness
5. candid- open, frank
6. dangle - hang, swing, sway

Antonym

1. Irksome * pleasant
2. Jaunty * sorrowful, sad
3. Nebulous * precise
4. Misapprehension * comprehension * understanding
5. Obese * thin
6. Whimsical * ordinary

Paper from Campus Recruitment in NIT Durgapur 2003

Synonym and antonym

1.Harbinger – forerunner, portent, indication


2.Cacophony – dissonance, disharmony
3.Divulge – reveal, disclose
4.Clutch – grasp, grab, clasp, hold
5.Acronym – short form, contraction, ellipsis
6.Illustrious – memorable, well–known, famous
7.Prolific – productive, abundant
8.Divergent – different, deviating, conflicting
9.Jaded – world-weary, tired, lackluster, worn-out, exhausted, bored, fed up
10. Mien – appearance, demeanor
11. Mitigate – alleviate, ease, lessen, soften, allay, moderate
12. Ambitious – determined, grand, striving
13. Aberration – deviation, abnormality, eccentricity, oddness
14. Foray – raid, sortie, incursion, attack, venture
15. Denounce – condemn, accuse, criticize

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Campus Recruitment in Calicut REC 1997

VERBAL SECTION: Directions for questions 1-15:Find the synonyms of the following
words.

Synonyms: (Ref: Barron’s Synonyms and Antonyms)

Ponderous – heavy, tedious, cumbersome


Mundane – ordinary, dull, monotonous, dreary
Icon – image, idol, emblem, symbol
Brackish – salty, briny
Mollify – placate, pacify, calm, appease, soothe
Depreciation – reduction, decline
Equanimity – composure, poise, calmness, self-control
Gist – general idea, substance, essence
Gaudy – garish, flashy, extravagant, loud, showy, colorful
Awry – skewed, crooked, wrong
Repartee – banter, joking, word play
Boisterous – energetic, animated
Ungainly – clumsy, awkward, ungraceful, miserly, mean, inelegant, gawky
Whimsical – fanciful, unusual, quirky, capricious
Asperity – roughness, severity, brusqueness
Cavil – quibble, complain, niggle, split hairs, carp
Quixotic – idealistic, romantic, dreamy, unrealistic, impracticable
Profound – deep, intense, thoughtful, reflective, philosophical, weighty, insightful
Incorrigible - habitual, persistent, inveterate, hopeless
Musty – mildewed, moldy, stale, rank, fusty, stuffy
Waif – stray, thing, lose, urchin, orphan
Irk – displease, vex, annoy, trouble, bother, nag, rile
Interdict – prohibit, veto, injunction, bar, embargo
Cohere - hold together
Rupture - break
Moribund – dying, declining, waning
Décolleté – low necked, revealing
Callow – inexperienced, immature, youthful
Balmy – mild, clement, pleasant
recalcitrant – unruly, disobedient, obstinate, stubborn
guile – cunningness, deviousness, slyness, cleverness, wiliness, astuteness

Antonyms
1.Compose x disturb
2.Pristine x sullied
3.Turbid x limpid
4.Monetary x non-economical
5.Revere x threaten
6.Hamper x facilitate
7.Transient x permanence
8.Fascinate x mundane
9.Fickle x loyal
10.Contraband x legal goods
11.Repellent x attractive
12.Slur x grace
13.Protean x constant
14.Hidebound x broadminded
15.Precipitate x dilatory/contradictory

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Sentence completion

A passage is given with multiple blanks. There was a passage abt Artists,abt Money mgmt,abt Cleanliness……

SYNONYMS AND ANTONYMS.

Censure – fault, criticize


Optimum – best, most favorable
Candid – frank, open, blunt, upfront, forth-right
Cite – quote, name, mention, refer to, allude to
Effusive – demonstrative, fussy, talkative, overenthusiastic, vociferous, extroverted
Voluble – articulate, vociferous, talkative
Banal – commonplace, trivial, predictable, trite, hackneyed
Standing – rank, permanent, position, duration, status, reputation, eminence
Nascent – budding, emerging, blossoming, embryonic
Clutch – grasp, grab, hold
Generic – general, basic, common
Empirical – experimental, pragmatic, practical
Anomaly – irregularity, glitch, difference
Circuitous – roundabout, twisty, meandering, indirect, winding, tortuous
Surveillance – observation, watch, shadowing
Objective – aim, impartial, real, purpose, goal
Raucous – rough, wild, hoarse, guttering
Voracious – insatiable, avid, hungry, big, rapacious, greedy
Pedigree – rare-breed, full-blooded, lineage
Fidelity – loyalty, reliability
Augment – supplement, boost, add to, bump up
Precarious – unstable, shaky, risky, uncertain
Derogatory – disparaging, critical, insulting, offensive
Onus – responsibility, burden, obligation, duty
Analogous - similar, akin, related
Expedient – measure, convenient, device, maneuver
Compliance – fulfillment, obedience
Diffident – shy, insecure, timid
Plaintive – mournful, sad, melancholic, nostalgic, lamenting
Insinuate – imply, suggest, make-out, ingratiate yourself
Misdemeanor – wrong, sin, crime, offense
Exonerate – clear, forgive, absolve
Gregarious – outgoing, extroverted, sociable, expressive, unreserved
Benign – kind, benevolent, compassionate
Attenuate – satisfy, calm, soothe, ease
Sonorous – loud, deep, resonant, echoing
Bolster – boost, strengthen, reinforce, encourage
Heterodox – unorthodox, dissenting, contrary to accepted belief, heretical, deviating
Restiveness – impatience, restlessness, nervousness
Effigy – image, statue, model
Retrograde – retrospective, traditional, conservative, nostalgic,forward-looking(antonym)
Sacrosanct – sacred, holy, revered
Dangle – hang down, sway, droop, swing, suspend
Cryptic – mysterious, enigmatic, puzzling, hidden
Debilitate – incapacitate, weaken, hamper, encumber, hinder
Divulge – reveal, disclose
Spendthrift – wastrel, squanderer, compulsive shopper
Indigenous –native, original, local

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Erroneous – mistaken, flawed, incorrect
Minion – follower, subordinate, underling, gofer
Veracity – reality, truth, sincerity

VERBAL REASONING

SYNONYMS:

1. CIRCUMSPECT
(i) CONDITION (ii) INSPECT (iii) CAUTIOUS (IV) RECKLESS

2. ABYSMAL - terrible
(i) SLIGHT (ii) DEEP (iii) ILLUSTRIOUS (iv) PROLIFIC

3. DILIGENT – hardworking, industrious, meticulous, careful


(i) INTELLIGENT (ii)…..(iii)……(iv)……

4.VEHEMENT
(i) PASSIONATE (ii) CONFESY (iii) NOISY (iv) MOQULIS

5) IMPETUS
(i) CONNECT (ii) CRUCIAL (iii) STIMULUS (iv) IMMEDIATE

6) ACRONYM
(i) ABBREVIATION (ii) SIMILAR

7) DISSEMINATE
(i) FORECAST (ii) SPREAD (iii) BRANSP

8) HARBINGER
(i) NAVAL (ii) UNCOMMON (iii) FORE RUNNER (iv) GLORY

ANTONYMS:

1) TRACTABLE
(i) OBJECTIONABLE (ii) ENJOYABLE (iii) ADAPTABLE (iv) OBSTINATE

2) COVERT
(i) MANIFEST (ii) INVISIBLE (iii) SCARED (iv) ALTER

3) PENSIVE
(i) REPENTENT (ii) SAD (iii) THOUGHTLESS (iv) CARELESS

4) MITIGATE
(i) AGGRAVATE (ii) RELIEVE (iii) ELEMINATE (iv) EXHUMAN

5) DIVERGENT
(i) CONTRARY (ii) COMING TOGETHER
(iii) CONVERSANT (iv) CONTROVERSY

6) DOGMATIC
(i) SCEPTICAL (ii) RESILIENT (iii) STUBBORN (iv) SUSPICIOUS

7) CLUTCH
(i) HOLD (ii) GRAB (iii) RELEASE (iv) SPREAD

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8) MOTLEY
(i) BULKY (ii) SPECKLED (iii) HOMOGENEOUS (iv) DIFFERENT

9) RELINQUISH
(i) PURSUE (ii) VANQUISH (iii) DESTROY (iv) DEVASTATE

10) TRANSIENT
(i) PERMANENT (ii) REMOVED

Papers From Campus Recruitment at NIT Bhopal 2003


You can refer to Barron’s most frequently used words list for a close recap.
Vocabulary Section: Work out the synonyms, antonyms of: -(time 28 mins)
1.Physiognomy
2.Repudiate
3.Translucent
4. Mitigate
5. Inundate
6. Bilk
7.Nettle
8.Impugn
9.Mulch
10.Tenacity
11.Sobriety
12.Degrade
13.Misanthrope
14.Waif
15.Hamper
16.Retrograde
17.Despondent
18.Debacle
19.Tarry
20.Bilk
21.Incontinent.
22.Nebulous
23.Paradox
24.Hidebound
25.Lacklustre
26.Moribund.
Paper from Campus Recruitment in Jamshedpur 2003
synonym
dwindle
efface
indiginity
inept
infirmity
candid
dangle
Antonym
restivness
Irksome
Jaunty

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Nebulous
Misapprehension
Obese
Obloquy
Paper from Campus Recruitment in NIT Durgapur 2003
Synonym and antonym
Harbinger
Cacophony
Divulge
Clutch
Acronym
Illustrious
Prolific
Divergent
Jaded
Mien
Mitigate
Ambitious
Aberration
Transient(an)-permanence
Buxom
Foray
Denounce
One student got 7-8 words starting with “A” from high frequency word list.(barron’s guide)
Campus Recruitment in Jadavpur university1999
SECTION I VOCABULARY (SYNONYMS) TIME :15 Min. MARKS: 20.
DIRECT ANSWERS :
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Admonish : usurp
Meager :scanty
Alienate : estrange
Merry : gay
Brim : Boarder
obstinate : stubborn
Pretention:pretentioius
Tranquil:serene
solicit : urge
subside : wane
furtive :stealthy
misery : disstress
volume :quantity
veer : diverge
stiffle :sniths
adhesive : ---
Hamper : obstruct
belief : conviction
lament : wail
to merit :to deserve
incentive : ----
inert: passive
Baffle : Frustrate
Confiscate : appropriat
Covet : crave
Caprice : whim

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Concur :acquiesce
Cargo :freight
Dispel : Scatter
Divulge : -----
Discretion: prudence
Emancipate : liberate
Efface : obliterate
Hover : linger
Heap : to pile
Instigate : incite
latitude : scope
latent : potential
lethergy : stupor
momentary : transient

Campus Recruitment in Calicut REC 1997


VERBAL SECTION
Directions for questions 1-15:Find the synonyms of the following words
1. Merry
Ans. Gay,Happy

2. Alienate
Ans. Estrange

3. Solicit
Ans. To request

4.Heap
Ans. To pile

5.Cargo
Ans. Freight

6.Momentary
Ans. Transient

7. Volume
Ans.Quantity

8.Veer
Ans.Diverge

9.Dispel
Ans.Dissipate

10.Admonish
Ans.Cautious

11.Meager
Ans.Scanty

12.Latitude
Ans.Scope

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13.Latent
Ans.Potential

14.Covet
Ans.Crave

15.Discretion
Ans. Prudence
Papers Got from Students Who gone for Campus Interviews
VERBAL SECTION
Directions for questions 1-15:Find the synonyms of the following words
1. Depreciation
Ans. Deflation, Depression, Devaluation, fall, slump in value

2. Deprecate
Ans. Feel and express disapproval of

3. Incentive
Ans. Thing one encourages a person to do something

4. Echelon
Ans. Level of authority or responsibility

5. Innovation
Ans.To make changes or introduce new things

6. Intermittant
Ans. Externally stopping and then starting

7. Detrimental
Ans.Harmful

8. Aberration
Ans. Deviation

9. Conciliation
Ans.To make less angry or more friendly

10. Orthodox
Ans.Conventional or superstitious

11. Fallible
Ans.Liable to err

12. Volatile
Ans.Ever changing

13. Manifestion
Ans.Clear or obvious

14. Connotation
Ans. Suggest in addition to the fundamental meaning

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15. Reciprocal
Ans. Reverse, Opposite
Verbal :(ref Barrons) (Synonyms and Antonyms)
Ponderous
Hamper
Nebulous
Mundane
Icon
Brackish
Mollify
Deprecation
Equanimity
Transient
Mien
Gist
Gaudy
Contraband(ant)
Repellant(ant)
Awry
Doltish
Frugality-Economy
Repartee
Boisterous
Ungainly
Whimsical(ant&syn)
Asperity
Cavil
Quixotic
Profound
Incorrigible
Musty
Waif
Irk
Interdict-prohibit
Cohere-hold together
Rupture-break
Moribund-dying
Décolleté-low necked
Callow-youthful
Repugnance
Compose x disturb
Pristine x sullied
Turbid x limpid
Precipitate x dilatory/contradictory
Revere x threaten
Hamper x facilitate
Slur x
Protean x
Fascinate x mundane
Fickle x loyal
Synergy x
Hidebound
Monetary
Incompatible Choices-Indifferent, Faulty

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Sentence completion
A passage is given with multiple blanks.
There was a passage abt Artists,abt Money mgmt,abt Cleanliness……

SYNONYMS AND ANTONYMS.

WHIMSICAL
CENSURE.
OPTIMUM.
MISAPPREHENSION.
CANDID
TOROSE.
CITE.
EFFUSIVE.
IRRADIATE.
TENACIOUS
VOLUBLE.
BANAL.
RUPTURE.
STANDING.
NASCENT.
TRANSIENT.
CLUTCH.
GENERIC.
EMPIRICAL.
ANOMALY.
CIRCUITOUS.
HAMPER.
SURVEILLANCE.
OBJECTIVE.
RAUCOUS.
VORACIOUS.
PEDIGREE.
FIDELITY.
AUGMENT.
PRECARIOUS.
TRANSIENT.
ALACRITY.
DEROGATORY.
ONUS.
ANALOGUE.
EXPEDIENT.
ANALOGOUS.
ASSUAGE.
COMPLIANCE.
IRRADIATE.
DIFFIDANT.
PLAINTIVE.
INCINUATE.
MISDEMEANOR.
EXONERATE.
GREGARIOUS.
ANATHEMATIZE.
BENIGN.
ATTENUATE.

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SONOROUS.
BOLSTER.
DIVERGENT.
DECOLLATE
HETERODOX
RESTIVENESS
IGNONIMOUS.
PLAGARIOUS.
EFFIGY.
TENACIOUS.
RETROGADE.
SACROSANCT.
DANGLE.
ANOMALY.
CRYPTIC.
DEBILIATE.
DIVULGE.
SCEPTIC.
SPENDTHRIFT.
INDIGENOUS.
ERRONIUS.
RUPTURE.
MINION.
VERACITY.

balmy-mild
recalcitrant-stubborn
guile-deci
Ponderous
Hamper
Nebulous
Mundane
Icon
Brackish
Mollify
Deprecation
Equanimity
Transient
Mite
Gist
Gaudy
Contraband (ant)
Repellant (ant)
Awry
Coltish
Frugality-Economy
Repartee
Boisterous
Ungainly
Whimsical (ant&syn)
Asperity
Cavil
Quixotic
Profound
Incorrigible

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Musty
Waif
Irk
Interdict-prohibit
Cohere-hold together
Rupture-break
Moribund-dying
Décolleté-low necked
Callow-youthful
Repugnance

Compose x disturb
Pristine x sullied
Turbid x limpid
Precipitate x dilatory/contradictory
Revere x threaten
Hamper x facilitate
Slur x
Protean x
Fascinate x mundane
Fickle x loyal
Synergy x
Hidebound
Monetary
Incompatible Choices-Indifferent, Faulty

VERBAL REASONING

SYNONYMS:
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1. CIRCUMSPECT
(i)CONDITION (ii)INSPECT (iii)CAUTIOUS
(IV)RECKLESS
2. ABYSMAL
1.SLIGHT 2.DEEP
3. ILLUSTRIOUS
4. PROLIFIC
5. DILIGENT
1.INTELLIGENT 2.....
6. VEHEMENT
1.PASSIONATE 2.CONFESY 3.NOISY 4.MOQULIS
7. IMPETUS
1.CONNECT 2. CRUCIAL 3.STIMULUS 4. IMMEDIATE
8. ACRONYM
1. ABBREVIATION 2. SIMILAR
9. DISSEMINATE
1.FORECAST 2.SPREAD 3.BRANSP
10. HARBINGER
1.NAVAL 2. UNCOMMON 3.FORE RUNNER 4.GLORY

ANTONYMS:
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11. TRACTABLE
1.OBJECTIONABLE 2.ENJOYABLE 3.ADAPTABLE 4.OBSTINATE
12. COVERT

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1.MANIFEST 2.INVISIBLE 3.SCARED 4.ALTER
13. PENSIVE
1.REPENTENT 2.SAD 3. THOUGHTLESS 4.CARELESS ANS: 3
14. MITIGATE
1.AGGRAVATE 2.RELIEVE 3.ELEMINATE 4.EXHUMAN
15. DIVERGENT
1.CONTRARY 2.COMING TOGETHER 3.CONVERSANT
4.CONTROVERSY
16. DOGMATIC
1.SCEPTICAL 2.RESILIENT 3.STUBBORN 4.SUSPICIOUS
17. CLUTCH
1. HOLD 2. GRAB 3.RELEASE 4.SPREAD
18. MOTLEY
1.BULKY 2. SPECKLED 3.HOMOGENEOUS 4.DIFFERENT
19. RELINQUISH
1.PURSUE 2.VANQUISH 3.DESTROY 4.DEVASTATE
20. TRANSIENT
1.PERMANENT 2.REMOVED

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FILL IN THE APPROPRIATE SENTENCES BETWEEN THE PASSAGE

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READ THE PASSAGE AND ANSWER THE QUESTION

Vocabulary for TCS test

Word Meaning Synonyms Antonyms


Abysmal Adj. Bottomless Use : His arrogance is Terrible, awful, dreadful, Superb
exceeded only by his abysmal ignorance appalling, very bad,
acronym n. A word formed by the initial letters of Contraction, ellipsis,
a multi-word name

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admonish v. warn strongly, reprove Use: He Reprove, reprimand, Approve
admonished his listeners to change their chide, rebuke, usurp
wicked ways
Circumspect v. Investigation before acting, Cautious, prudent, reckless
Use: She tried always to be circumspect careful, guarded, wary,
judicious, vigilant,
Conciliation n. the act of placating Appeasement, Incitement
pacification, propitiation
Connotation n. Suggested or implied meaning of an Nuance, suggestion,
expression. Use: Foreigners frequently implication, undertone,
are unaware of the connotations of the overtone, subtext,
words they use.
covert Adj. secret or hidden, not openly Clandestine, concealed, Open
practiced or vowed n. a covering that stealthy, underground,
serves to conceal or shelter something copse, wood, thicket
Use: Investigations of CIA reveal that such
covert operations can get out of control
Covetous Adj. avaricious, eagerly desirous of Use: envious, jealous, Generous,
The child was covetous by nature and desirous, greedy temperate
wanted to take the toys belonging to his
classmates
Deprecate v. express disapproval of, protest Denounce, deplore, Approve
against, belittle Use: A firm believer of condemn, censure,
old-fashioned courtesy, Miss Post, denigrate, decry,
deprecated the modern tendency to belittle.
address new acquaintances by their first
names.
Diligence n. care and perseverance in carrying out Hard-working, Laziness,
tasks. Use : Her employers were greatly assiduousness, carelessness,
impressed by her diligence and offered meticulousness, negligence
her a partnership in the firm conscientiousness,
painstakingness
Discretion n. ability to adjust action to Prudence, caution, Indiscretion
circumstances Use: Use your discretion in acumen, predilection,
this matter and do not discuss the matter sagacity, wariness,
with anyone. volition
dispel v. scatter, drive away, cause to vanish Disperse Attract
Use: The bright sunlight eventually
dispelled the morning mist
Dissemination v. Opening to public discussion or debate, Broadcasting, diffusion,
the act of spreading something, Use:By propagation,
their use of the internet, propagandists,
have been able to disseminate their pet
doctrines to new audiences around the
globe
Dogmatic Adj. Opinionated Use: We tried to Arbitrary, doctrinal, Flexible
discourage him from being so dogmatic, unbending, inflexible,
but nothing could convince him that his authoritarian,
opinions might be wrong
echelon n. A body of troops arranged in a line Level, stratum, rank,
height
fallible Adj. Liable to err. Use: I Know I am Imperfect, unsound, Perfect
fallible, but I feel confident that I am mortal, weak, frail,
right this time
Harbinger n. an indication of the approach of Forerunner, herald,

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something or someone, forerunner v. fore potent, omen,
shadow or presage Use: The crocus is an
early harbinger of spring
illustrious Adj. Widely known and esteemed Memorable, well-known, Inglorious,
famous shameful
impetus n. A force that moves something along, Momentum, thrust, inertia
incentive, stimulus Use: A new federal motivation
highway program would create jobs and
will give added impetus to our economic
recovery
Intermittent Adj. Periodic Use: The outdoor wedding Alternating, sporadic Constant
reception had to be shifted indoor to
avoid the intermittent showers that fell
on and of all afternoon.
Latent Adj. Potentially existing, but not Dormant, embryonic, Overt
presently evident or realized Use: suppressed,
Polaroid pictures are popular at the undeveloped,
parties because you can see the latent
photographic image gradually appear
before your eyes
Latitude n. freedom from narrow limitations Use: I Leeway, freedom,
think you have permitted your son too autonomy, liberty, room,
much latitude in this manner rope
Manifestation n. outward demonstration, indication Sign, demonstration,
Use: Mozart’s early attraction to the expression, symptom,
harpsichord was the first manifestation
of his pronounced musical bent
mitigate v. lessen or try to lessen the seriousness Appease, alleviate, allay, Aggrevate,
or extent of Use: Nothing he could do to assuage, mollify, exacerbate
mitigate her anger, she refused to extenuate, palliate
forgive him
motley Adj. Multicolored or mixed Use: he wore Assorted, diversed, Uniform,
a motley tunic, red and green and blue mixed, dissimilar, homogenous,
and gold all patched together monochrome
haphazardly
pensive Adj. Dreamily thoughtful, thoughtful with Brooding, pondering,
a hint of sadness Use: The pensive lover meditative,
gazed at the portrait of his beloved and contemplative
sighed deeply.
prolific Adj. Abundantly fruitful Use: She was a Productive, abundant, Unproductive,
prolific writer, who produced as meany as fecund scarce
three books a years
relinquish v. give up something with reluctance, Surrender, renounce, Vanquish,
yield Use: once you get used to fringes abandon, repudiate, retain,
like expense account meal and company cede,
car, it is very difficult to relinquish them
solicit v. request earnestly, seek Use: The Mayor Importune, implore, Grant
telephoned all the member of the city crave, beseech,
council to solicit their votes
tractable Adj. Docile, easily managed, susceptible Obedient, dutiful, well- Disobedient,
to suggestion Use: Although Susan mannered intractable
seemed to be a tractable young woman,
she had a stubborn streak of
independence
veer v. change in direction Use: After what Turn, swerve

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seemed to be en eternity, the wind
veered to the east and the storm abated
Vehement Adj. Forceful, intensely emotional; with Fervent, passionate, Apathetic
marked vigor Use: He became so
Vehement in describing what had
happened with him that he started
jumping up and down
Caprice n. whim, a sudden desire. Use: She was Whim, impulse, quirk,
an unpredictable creature, acting on fad, fancy, notion
caprice, never taking thought of
consequences
stifle v. suppress, extinguish, inhibit Use: Smother, asphyxiate, Let out
Halfway through the boring picture, choke, suffocate,
Laura gave up trying to stifle he yawns. strangle, curb, restrain,
repress,
concur v. agree Use: Did you concur with the Agre, harmonize, Conflict, resist
decision of the court or did you find it coincide, assent,
unfair? acquiesce
lethargy v. lack of vitality or energy Use: A Stupor, indolence, Get-up-and-go
complete days work left him in a state of weariness
lethargy
Furtive Adj. stealthy, sneaky, secret and sly or Surreptitious, open
sordid Use: noticing the furtive glance clandestine
the customer gave the diamond bracelet
on the counter, the jeweler wondered
whether he had a potential shoplifter in
his hands
efface v. wipe out or make dim Use: The coin Obliterate, eradicate, Engrave
had been handled so many times that its
date had been effaced
Pretentious Adj. Intended to attract notice and Ostentatious, pompous, Down-to-earth
impress others, making unjustified conceited
claims, overambitious Use: The other
prize winner isn’t wearing her medal.;
isn’t it a bit pretentious of you to wear
yours?
compunction n. a feeling of deep regret (usually of Regret, scruple, qualm,
some misdeed) Use: The judge was guilt, reluctance,
especially sever in his sentencing as the hesitation,
criminal had shown no compunction for
his heinous crime
confiscate

1] Depreciation = deflation,depression,devaluation,fall,slump
2] Depricate = feel and express disapproval
3] Incentive = thing one encourages one to do
4] Echelon = level of authority or responsibility
5] Innovation = make changes or introduce new things
6] Intermittant = externally stopping and then starting
7] Detrimental = harmful
8] Mesotiate = ...
9] Conciliation = make less angry or more friendly
10] Orthodox = conventional or superstitious
11] Fallible = liable to err
12] Volatile = ever changing

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13] Manifestion = clear or obvious
14] Connotation =
15] Reciprocal = reverse, opposite
16] Agrarian = related to agriculture
17] Vacillate = undecided or dilemma
18] Experdent = fitting proper , desirable
19] Simulate = produce artificially resembling an existing one
20] Access = to approach
21] Compensation= salary
22] Truncate = shorten by cutting
23] Adherance = stick
24] Heterogenous = non-similar things
25] Surplus = excessive
26] Assess = determine the amount or value
27] Cognizance = knowledge
28] Retrospective = review
29] Naive = innocent , rustic
30] Equivocate = tallying on both sides
31] Postulate = frame a theory
32] Latent = dormant, secret
33] Fluctuate = wavering
34] Eliminate = to reduce
35] Affinity = strong liking
36] Expedite = hasten
37] Console = to show sympathy
38] Adversary = opposition
39] Affable = lovable, approchable
40] Decomposable = rotten
41] Agregious = apart from crowd,especially bad
42] Conglomeration = group
43] Aberration = deviation
44] Erudite = wise, profound
45] Augury = prediction
46] Credibility = ability to common belief,quality of being credible
47] Coincident = incidentally
48] Constituent = accompanying
49] Differential = having or showing or making use of
50] Distention = act out,strtching out ,swelling out
51] Litigation = engaging in a law suite
52] Moratorium = legally or officially determined period of delay before
the fulfilment of the agrement or payment of debts
53] Negotiate = discuss or bargain
54] Preparation = act of preparing
55] Preponderant = superiority of power or quality
56] Relevance = quality of being relevant
57] Apparatus = appliance
58] Ignorance = blindness or inexperiance
59] Obsession = complex enthusiasm
60] Precipitate = Quicken.

Synonyms
1) Choleric = Hot Tempered, Irritate
2) Waif = Urchin, Abandoned Person

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3) Florid = Ornate, Showy
4) Servility = Surrender
5) Tepid = Luke warm, Half hearted
6) Melee = Fight, Combat
7) Aplomb = Self-confidence, composure
8) Mawkish = Over emotional, weepy
9) Voracious = Hungry, eager, greedy
10) Cliché = Commonplace, Truism
11) Pithy = Strong
12) Celibacy = Chastity, State of not being married
13) Retrograde = Worsen, Move backward
14) Foil = metal sheet, Layer of aluminum paper
15) Chaste = Pure, Modest
16) Furtive = Secret, Stealthy
17) Paradox= Contradiction
18) Alacrity = Eagerness, Readiness
19) Remiss = Careless
20) Repartee = Witty Report
21) Mundane = Normal
22) Moribund = Dying, Expiring
23) Banal = Stale, Common place, Usual
24) Tarry = Delay
25) Misapprehension = Improper Understanding
26) Cleft = Split
27) Virulent= Poisonous, Dangerous
28) Indulgent = Obliging, Complaint
29) Tantamount = Equivalent
30) Repudiate = Reject, Deny, Renounce
31) Reprobate = Degenerate
32) Acclivity = an upward slope
33) Baneful = Destructive, Harmful
34) Chide = Scold
35) Circuitous = Indirect in action or language
36) Churlish = Brutish, Cruel, Rude
37) Latitude = Freedom, Liberty
38) Jettison= throw away, get rid of
Antonyms

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1) Mollify × Enrage, Provoke
2) Inundate × Drain
3) Equanimity × Agitation
4) Gauche × Tactful
5) Exhume× Inter
6) Baleful × Beneficent
7) Anathematize × Bless
8) Enigmatic × Unambiguous
9) Pariah × Idol
10) Turbid × Limpid

timid - lack of self confidence


VORACIOUS -ravenous, glutonous, insatiable, avid,
hungry, greedy
awry-crooked
Irksome -annoying, tiresome,exaspirating
remonstrate - protest;
whimsical -capricious, un-predictable, unusual
retrograde -move backward,degenerate.
veracious - truthfull
glib - fluent
rubble - broken stone.
quixotic - extravagantly idealistic; impractical
ameliorate - improve
misanthrope - hater of humanity, pessimist
platitude - trite remark
Foray -raid,incursion,venture,sortie,attack,assault
scatny - meager,insufficient
Frugality - Economy
multilingal - many languages

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arid - dry
cognizant - knowledge
latitude - freedom from narrow limitations
inimical - adverse,hostile
cliche - trite _expression

Verbal

ACUMEN MORTIFY ABODE


a. exactness a. make a cavity a. clay
b. potential b. displease b. obstacle
c. shrewdness c. humiliate c. dwelling
d. bluntness d. relapse d. bind
e. None of these e. murder e. to beguile

BEHEST ADAGE POTENTIAL


a. behavior a. advice a. latent
b. hold down b. proverb b. hysterical
c. hold up c. enlargement c. conventional
d. relieve d. advantage d. symmetrical
e. condemn e. usage e. conscientious

DISCRETION TO DISPEL EXTRICATE


a. prudence a. to dissipate a. terminate
b. to dissent b. isolate

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c. liberate
b. consistency c. to distort d. simplify
c. precipice d. to disfigure e. frustrate
d. disturbance e. to dissect
e. distemper DISPARITY
ERRATIC a. inequality
ORDAIN a. unromantic b. impartiality
a. arrange b. free c. unfairness
b. command c. popular d. twist
c. contribute d. steady e. None of these
d. establish e. unknown
e. control TO CONFISCATE
TO MERIT a. to harass
FLORID a. to embrace b. to repulse
a. ornate b. to devote c. to console
b. thriving c. to deserve d. to appropriate
c. artistic d. to combine e. to congregate
d. elegant e. to display
e. None of these PIOUS
RAPT a. historic
PENITENCE a. lively b. devout
a. liking b. concealed c. multiple
b. insightful c. engrossed d. fortunate
c. attractive d. prototype e. authoritative
d. penetrable e. None of these
e. compunction LETHARGY
TO HEAP a. reminiscence
WHET a. to pile b. category
a. stimulate b. to forbid c. fallacy
b. humorous c. to proceed d. unanimity
c. inculate d. to share e. stupor
d. dampen e. to stoop
e. None of these CARGO
CAJOLE a. cabbage
INCENTIVE a. coax b. camel
a. reflex b. motivate c. lance
b. amplitude c. profound d. freight
c. inflection d. mollify e. flax
d. provocation e. evade
e. escutcheon OVATION
OVULATE a. oration
LATITUDE a. penury b. gesture
a. scope b. immunize c. emulation
b. segment c. fertilize d. applause
c. globule d. reproduce e. nourish
d. legislature e. incisions
e. lamentation

Syno:

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Pillage – steal , loot , plunder


Cleft - split , crack
Incesment –
Brazen - bold , shameless
Awry - skewed , twisted , crooked
Remiss – careless , negligent
Defection - desertion
Ensue - follow
Avid - keen , eager
Rupidiate Repudiate - reject,deny
Gauche - clumsy, vulgar
Intrinsic - essential
Gaudy – flashy , showy
Hidebound – narrow minded
Incognitent -
Intermittent – irregular,broken
Clastrophobia - fear
Contraband – illegal trade
Pagm concealed rapt
Voracious – avid,hunger,greedy
Seedy – sleazy,seamy
Omniscience – knowing all
Diatribe – attack,criticism
Slack - loose, relaxed
Felicitous – fortunate,luck
Relish – enjoy,savor
Aloofness – unfriendliness, remoteness
Ambiguity - unknown
Pattry
Baleful – threatening, malevolent
Pattry
Baleful – threatening, malevolentLapidarian
Gambol - skip
High handed – dominant,imperious
Retrospection - perception
Antithe
Pagan
Genuflect – kneel,bow
coerce – force,compel
Indubitably – undoubtedly, certainly
Extraneous – irrelevant , unrelated
Corpulent – fat,pump
Transient – momentary
Spurious – false,fake
Whimsical - fancy
Braggadocio -
Chimerical
Callow – inexperience,naive
Menial – unskilled,boring
Indigenous – native,original
Ambiguity
Foil – frustrate,halt

Antonyms:

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Awry
Consensus * disagreement
Retrograde * forward looking
Galleon
Chide * praise
Depravity * goodness,righteousness
Paradox * consistency
Stilted * natural
Levity * gravity
Fritty
Genry

Synonym
1. Insimate
2. Banal
3. misdemeanour
4. bombastic
5. tenacious
6. repellent
7. ensue
8. reprobate
9. acerbity
10. gambol
11. ameliorate
12. confiscate
13. quixotic
14. foray
15. fidelity
16. inimical
17. stoic
18. haggard
19. cacophony
20. discord
21. fledgling
22. incongruous
23. ingenious
24. estrange
25. clandestine

Antonym

1. loutish
2. prevaricate

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3. Hilary
4. admonition
5. boonish
6. dangle
7. spur
8. apex
9. aplomb
10. veracious
11. cliché
12. muggy
13. bouillon
14. incocus
15. proximity
16. indement
17. whimsical
18. distal
19. transient
20. predominant
21. mockish
22. misanthrope
23. miscanprehencia
24. doltish
25. mullet
26. gadfly
27. ignominious
28. hidebound
29. reticence
30. tantamount

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