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					SYNONYMS & ANTONYMS                                                                  1


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
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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
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
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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

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
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Antonyms

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



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
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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
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
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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

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

				
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