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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



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Indigenous –native, original, local
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




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

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



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Antonym
restivness
Irksome
Jaunty
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 : ----



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inert: passive
Baffle : Frustrate
Confiscate : appropriat
Covet : crave
Caprice : whim
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




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11.Meager
Ans.Scanty

12.Latitude
Ans.Scope

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



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13. Manifestion
Ans.Clear or obvious

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

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



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Protean x
Fascinate x mundane
Fickle x loyal
Synergy x
Hidebound
Monetary
Incompatible Choices-Indifferent, Faulty
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.



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PLAINTIVE.
INCINUATE.
MISDEMEANOR.
EXONERATE.
GREGARIOUS.
ANATHEMATIZE.
BENIGN.
ATTENUATE.
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



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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


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



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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
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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                                  Vocabulary for TCS test

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


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                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,
                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,        Aggrevate,
                or extent of Use: Nothing he could do to     allay, 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       fecund                     scarce
                as three books a years
relinquish      v. give up something with reluctance,        Surrender, renounce,       Vanquish,


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              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
              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



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     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
                      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



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                  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
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


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   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
   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



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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
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


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         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. consistency             b. to dissent              b. isolate
        c. precipice               c. to distort              c. liberate
        d. disturbance             d. to disfigure            d. simplify
        e. distemper               e. to dissect              e. frustrate

ORDAIN                      ERRATIC                    DISPARITY
         a. arrange               a. unromantic                a. inequality
         b. command               b. free                      b. impartiality
         c. contribute            c. popular                   c. unfairness
         d. establish             d. steady                    d. twist
         e. control               e. unknown                   e. None of these

FLORID                      TO MERIT                   TO CONFISCATE
         a. ornate                a. to embrace               a. to harass
         b. thriving              b. to devote                b. to repulse
         c. artistic              c. to deserve               c. to console
         d. elegant               d. to combine               d. to appropriate
         e. None of these         e. to display               e. to congregate


PENITENCE                   RAPT                       PIOUS
       a. liking                    a. lively                  a. historic
       b. insightful                b. concealed               b. devout
       c. attractive                c. engrossed               c. multiple
       d. penetrable                d. prototype               d. fortunate
       e. compunction               e. None of these           e. authoritative

WHET                        TO HEAP                    LETHARGY
         a. stimulate             a. to pile                  a. reminiscence
         b. humorous              b. to forbid                b. category
         c. inculate              c. to proceed               c. fallacy
         d. dampen                d. to share                 d. unanimity
         e. None of these         e. to stoop                 e. stupor

INCENTIVE                   CAJOLE                     CARGO
        a. reflex                 a. coax                      a. cabbage
        b. amplitude              b. motivate                  b. camel
        c. inflection             c. profound                  c. lance
        d. provocation            d. mollify                   d. freight
        e. escutcheon             e. evade                     e. flax

LATITUDE                    OVULATE                    OVATION
       a. scope                   a. penury                   a. oration
       b. segment                 b. immunize                 b. gesture
                                  c. fertilize                c. emulation


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        c. globule       d. reproduce   d. applause
        d. legislature   e. incisions   e. nourish
        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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SYNONYMS & ANTONYMS                  25

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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SYNONYMS & ANTONYMS     26


  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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