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Saboteur: n.
atrocious, barbarian, barbaric, brutal, brutish,
coarse, ferocious, heartless, ignorant, inhuman,
inhumane, monstrous, primitive, rough, rude,
ruthless, truculent, uncouth, uncultured,
unsophisticated, vicious, vulgar, wicked, wild,
wolfish
Ant: civilized, cultured, humane, refined.
Saga: n.
person who commits sabotage.
Saccharine: (adj)
long story of heroic deeds. esp of Icelandic or
Norwegian heroes
Sakkar (sugar) has saccharine characteristics.
Eg:
sagacious: adj.
>> It was enough for him to rely on sentiment
and saccharine assertions about The Home"
Kate Millett.
>> A saccharine smile.Saccharine
flavor.Saccharine taste.Saccharine vegetables.A
saccharine love story.
>> The movie was funny but it had a saccharine
ending in which everyone lives happily ever
after.
Syn:
showing wisdom and good judgement.
sage: (n)
S + age
Reaching the age of
sugary, honeyed, candied, cloying, syrupy,
treacle
maturity, a person becomes a
sage.
Eg:
Sacrilegious:
sage advice.
Syn:
academician, mastermind,
prodigy, pundit, scholar, savant.
Ant:
imbecile, moron
Salacious: adj.
desecrating; profane.
sacrosanct: (adj)
(of speech. books. pictures. etc) treating sexual
activity. nudity. etc in an obscene way; indecent;
lewd.
considered too important to be changed. argued
about. etc.
salient: adj.
sadistic: (adj)
Sad
Sadistic persons
enjoy by making someone
sad or influencing a lot of
pain on them.
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most noticeable or important; main.
saline: adj.
showing that one feels morally better than other
people.
containing salt; salty.
sanction: n.
sallow: adj.
(of a person's skin or complexion) yellowish.
permission or approval for an action. a change.
etc.
salubrious: adj.
sanctuary: n.
Mnemonic: My Sali is very salubrious.
(esp of the climate) health-giving.
sacred place. eg a church. temple or mosque
sanguinary: adj.
salutary: adj.
I feel salubrious
whenever I go on picnic
with my girlfriend Salu.
Meaning: Salu having a
good effect.
SALUTARY
with much bloodshed; bloody.
(A)
expedient
(B)
impeccable
sanguine: adj.
(C)
commonplace
(D)
pernicious
(E)
gratuitous
~ (about sth/that
optimistic.
SANGUINE
)
hopeful;
(A)
morose
salvage: n.
(B)
puzzled
rescue of a
damaged ship or its
cargo; rescue of
property from
damage caused by
fire. floods. etc.
SALVAGE
(A) allow to perish
(C)
gifted
(D)
witty
(E)
persistent
sap: n.
(B)
decide to continue
liquid in a plant that carries
food to all its parts.
SAP
(C)
seek to recondition
(A)
bolster
(D)
try to build
(B)
approve
(E)
refuse to change
(C)
believe
(D)
precipitate
sanctimonious: adj.
(E)
pull out
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dehydrate
SAP
(B)
enervate
(A)
register
(C)
initiate
(B)
excuse
(D)
quaff
(C)
fortify
(E)
starve
(D)
saturate
(E) help
satellite: n.
sarcasm: n.
bitter. esp ironic. remarks intended to wound
sb's feelings.
natural body in space orbiting round a larger
body. esp a planet.
satiate: v.
sarcophagus (n)
Originally, a sarcophagus
was a stone coffin
manufactured from stone
quarried at Assos in the
Troad. It was popularly
believed that the coffin
would consume the body placed within it within
forty days. Later the term came to be applied to
any stone coffin. In ancient Egypt many stone
coffins were made from limestone, basalt,
marble or granite. Granite chiefly being used for
the bodies of royalty and priests.
provide (sb) with so much of sth that he wants
no more.
satire: n.
sardonic: adj.
attacking foolish or wicked behaviour by making
fun of it. often by using sarcasm and parody;
satirical: adj.
expressing scorn. usu in a grimly humorous way;
mocking.
sartorial: adj.
containing or using satire.
saturnine: adj.
(of a person or his
appearance) gloomy.
SATURNINE
(A)
genial
(B)
devout
of (usu men's) clothes or a way of dressing.
(C)
distinguished
(D)
quick witted
sate:
(E)
heavy – handed
satisfy to the full; cloy.
SATE
Satyr: n.
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cover for the blade of a sword. dagger or
bayonet; sheath
Saunter: v.
Scaffold: n.
frame made of long metal tubes put up next to a
building so that builders. painters. etc can work
on it. or to support a platform.
Scads (n)
Ads
Scads of ads coming on TV now a day;
walk in a leisurely way; stroll.
scad: a great quantity.
Eg:
Savant: n.
Scads of people are in
the hall.
Syn:
person of great learning.
Savor:
abundance,
agglomeration,
aggregation,
amassment,
assemblage, bank, batch, bulk, bunch, bundle,
cairn, cargo, clump, concentration, congeries,
hoard, oodles, pile, plenty, pot, profusion,
quantity, ton
Ant:
countable, counted, few, finite, limited,
numbered
scale: n.
enjoy; have a distinctive flavor. smell. or quality.
savory: n.
any of the thin overlapping plates of hard
material covering the skin of many fish and
reptiles.
Scanty: adj.
herb of the mint family used in cooking.
Scabbard: n.
small in size or amount; hardly large enough.
Scapegoat: n.
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Scourge: n.
person who is blamed or punished for the
wrongdoing of sb else.
Karz(=loan) work as scouge for poor people.
Meaning: whip for flogging people.
scavenge: v.
Scowl: n.
~ (of an animal or a bird) search for decaying
flesh as food; use decaying flesh for food.
bad-tempered or angry look on the face.
schism: n.
scrimmage: n.
confused struggle or fight; tussle.
scruple: n.
feeling that prevents one from doing or allowing
sth that one thinks may be wrong.
scrupulous: adj.
strong disagreement. esp in a religious
organization over doctrine. in which one group
stops recognizing the authority of the other.
scintilla: n.
extremely careful and thorough; paying great
attention to details.
not a scintilla of sth (fml ) not the slightest
amount of sth.
scuffle: n.
Scintillate: v.
give off sparks; sparkle.
scion: n. young member of a family. esp a noble
one
Scoff: v.
I. Ipr] ~ speak contemptuously (about or to
sb/sth); jeer or mock.
confused struggle between people who are close
together.
scurrilous: adj.
Scorch: v.
burn or discolour (a surface) by dry heat.
Score: n.
number of points. goals. etc made by a player or
abusive and insulting. esp in a crude or obscene
way.
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The heat of the sun seared kiran’s face during
the shooting.
Syn:
sere, shriveled, withered
Season: n.
part of the year distinguished according to its
particular type of weather. esp one of the four
traditional periods into which the year is divided.
ie spring. summer. autumn and winter.
run with short quick steps.
seasonable: adj.
scurvy: n.
disease of the blood
caused by a lack of
vitamin C in the diet.
SCURVY
(A)
completely centered
(B)
above reproach
(C)
imaginative
(D)
valiant
(E)
carefree
suitable for the time of year; seasonal: adj.
happening during a particular season; varying
with the seasons.
scuttle: v.
seasoned:
[ season: ] one of the four equal periods into
which the year is divided by the equinoxes and
solstices. resulting from the apparent movement
of the sun north and south of the equator during
run with short quick steps.
Seamy: adj.
the course of the earth's orbit around it
secession: n.
~ (fml ) (instance of) seceding.
seclusion: n.
secluding or being secluded.
secrete: v.
(of an organ) produce (a substance. usu liquid)
either as waste material or for use within the
body.
sect: (n )
unattractive andsordid.
Section… Sect is a particular section of society
who fellows a particular set of rules.
Eg:
Sear: (v)
S + ear……
Come on let me share
a true story which happened to my
bucolic friend George, he was
enamored of a seventeen-year old
girl Booby in London, One day he
was ironing his clothes, As his phone rang, he
was so occupied with her feelings that he just
pick up the iron in place of the receivers, he just
picked up hot iron and put it to his ear and got
seared his ear. oh……. He seared his ear.
Sear to burn the surface of the skin in a way that
is sudden & powerful.
Eg:
One sect of medical researchers holds the
minority view that the disease is not caused by
that virus
Syn:
religious order, religious sect
sedan (n)
A sedan is a portable chair for carrying a single
person, borne on poles carried by two porters.
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where they were first made.
liquids) flow slowly and in small quantities
through a substance.
sectarian: adj.
of a sect or sects.
seer (n)
secular: adj.
not concerned with spiritual or religious affairs;
worldly.
SEE+R ………….We people
always try to see, what is going to
the future. As we believe in luck and
destiny so we go to a seer.
Eg: Swami Shradhanand sees
sedate: (adj)
Se + date………
date…
when
are you going
himself as a seer.
Syn: soothsayer, prophet, predictor, augur, sibyl,
vaticinator, sage, fortuneteller, diviner,
forecaster, harbinger, herald, oracle
Seer (Antonym)
on that date? I am not going
to disclose it because it’s the
first in my life so I want to
behave like a sedate guy.
A) Short-sighted person
B) Ragamuffin
C) Jejune
D) Anchorite
Eg.
Sandy was coming back in her sedan car after a
sedate date.A sedate game of golf.A sedate sober
man.A sedate, older woman who didn't enjoy
pranks.
Syn:
E) Monticule
seethe: v.
calm, tranquil, placid, dignified, formal,
decorous, proper, demure, sober, staid,
tranquilize
sedative: n.
bubble and froth as if boiling.
seine:
net for catching fish.
drug or medicine that sedates.
sedentary: adj.
done sitting down.
sedition: n.
words or actions intended to make people rebel
against the authority of the State.
seduce: v.
tempt to have sexual intercourse.
sedulous: adj.
showing much hard work. steady effort or care.
seismic: adj. of earthquakes.
selective: adj. using or based on selection.
self-indulgence: n
self-righteous: adj. showing in a smug way that
one believes that what one does. thinks. etc is
right.
semblance: n. ~ of sth appearance of being sth;
likeness to sth.
seminal: adj.
of seed or semen.
sextant (n)
A sextant is a navigational
instrument for determining
latitude by measuring the angle
between a heavenly body and
the horizon
seedy: adj. shabby-looking;
disreputable.
seemly: / adj (dated or fml )
proper and suitable by the
standards of polite society.
seep: v. ~ through into sth/out (of sth) (of
seminary: n. college for training priests or
rabbis.
senility: n. state of being senile.
sensitization: [ sensitize: ] to make or become
sensitive.
sensuous: adj. affecting. noticed by or giving
pleasure to the senses.
sententious: adj. expressing pompous moral
judgements.
sentient: adj. capable of perceiving or feeling
things.
sentimental: adj. of or concerning the emotions.
rather than the reason.
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septic: adj. caused by or causing infection with
harmful bacteria.
sepulcher: [ sepulchre: ] a burial vault. tomb. or
grave.
sequester: v. ~ sb/oneself (from sth) keep
sb/oneself away or apart from other people;
seclude.
Personal servitude.Penal servitude in labor
camps.The Fugitive Slave Act had the effect of
returning slaves who had made it to freedom in
the North to a brutal life of servitude in the
South.
Syn:
confinement, bondage, subjugation, serfdom,
vassalage
sere:
being dried and withered.
serendipity: n . making pleasant and unexpected
discoveries entirely by chance.
serenity:
the quality or state of being shining bright and
steady.
seriatim (adv.)
Talking on a subject in
series i.e. One after
matter, point by point.
Eg:, The directors
went through the
issues seriatim to
decide on their future policy.
Syn: continuous, serial, seriatim, progressive,
connected, in order, in sequence, sequential,
going on, continuing, following, one after the
other
serrated: adj.
sever: v. ~
sth (from sth) divide or break or separate sth by
cutting.
severance: n.
cutting or being cut; discontinuation.
severity: n.
quality of being severe.
sextant: n.
instrument used for measuring the altitude of
the sun. eg in order to determine the position of
one's ship
shack: n.
roughly built shed. hut or house.
shackle: n.
either of a pair of metal rings linked by a chain.
used for fastening a prisoner's wrists or ankles
together.
shade: n.
~ (place where there is) comparative darkness
and often coolness caused by sth blocking direct
light or heat. esp of the sun.
sham: v. pretend (sth); feign.
shambles: n. scene of complete disorder;
muddle; mess.
Shangri-la: a remote or imaginary utopia.
shard: n. broken piece of pottery. glass. etc.
shaving: [ shave: ] [also intr] to remove (the
beard. hair. etc.) from (the face. head. or body)
by scraping the skin with a razor.
sheaf: n. bundle of stalks of corn. barley. etc tied
together after reaping.
having notches on the
edge like a saw; having a
toothed edge.
SERRATED
shear: v.
(A)
dull
(B)
smooth
(C)
random
(D)
fragile
cut the wool off (a sheep) with shears.
(E) tarnished
sheathe: v.
servile: adj.
too ready to obey others; lacking independence.
servitude:(n)
Servitude person has an attitude
to serve other
Eg:
put (something) into a sheath.
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keep away from (sth/sb); avoid.
one-storey building used for storing things.
sheltering animals. vehicles. etc or as a
workshop.
sheriff (n)
Sheriff…………….
How much are you
sheriff (= honest in
Urdu) towards your
spouse my guess
shunt: v.
move (a railway locomotive. wagons. etc) from
one track to another.
shyster: n.
unscrupulous and dishonest person. esp a
lawyer.
sibling: n.
any one of two or more people with the same
parents; brother or sister.
sibylline: adj.
spoken by or characteristic of a sibyl;
mysteriously prophetic.
sidereal: adj.
can be right
?
Sheriff: a person
who is elected in
the USA to make sure that the law is obeyed in a
particular county.
Eg : The stout old sheriff of New York died
some time ago.
Syn: county officer, county administrator, peace
officer, reeve.
of the stars or measured by them.
sift: v.
sheer: adj. complete; thorough; utter.
sherbet: refreshing drink of weak sweet fruit-
juice.
put (something) through a
sieve.
significant: adj. having a
meaning. esp one that is
immediately obvious.
shift: v. ~ (sth/sb/oneself) (from
/to
);
~
silt: n.
(sth/sb/oneself) (about/around) (cause
sth/sb/oneself to) change or move from one
position or direction to another.
shimmer: v.
shine with a soft light that seems to waver.
shirk: v. avoid doing (work. one's duty. etc)
through laziness. cowardice. etc.
shoddy: adj.
of poor quality or badly made.
shoot: v. ~ (something) (at sb/sth); ~ sth (from
sth); ~ sth (off) fire (a gun or some other
weapon); fire (a
bullet.
an arrow. etc) at sb/sth.
shove: v.
push roughly.
shrew: n.
small mouse-like animal that feeds on insects.
shrewd: adj.
having or showing good judgement and
common sense; astute.
shrivel: v.
~ (something) (up) (cause sth to) shrink and
wrinkle from heat. cold or dryness.
shudder: v. ~ (with sth) shiver violently with
cold. fear. etc; tremble.
shuffle: v.
walk without lifting the feet completely clear of
the ground.
shun: v.
sand. mud. etc carried by flowing water and left
at the mouth of a river. in a harbour. etc.
simian: adj. n
(of or like a) monkey or ape.
simile: n. comparison of one thing with another.
eg `as brave as a lion'. `a face like a mask'.
simper: v.
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him skeptical.
Eg:
The marshmallows got a bit singed over
the campfire, but we liked them that way.
Syn: burn, sear, scorch
sinister: adj.
smile in a foolish. affected way.
simplistic: adj.
suggesting evil. or that sth bad may happen.
making difficult problems. issues. ideas. etcseem
much simpler than they really are; over-
simplifying.
sinuous: adj.
having many curves and
twists; winding.
SINUOUS
simulate: v.
(A)
vacant
(B)
direct
(C)
wet
(D)
round
(E)
numerous
siren: n.
pretend to have or feel.
sinecure: n.
position that requires
no work or
responsibility. but gives
the holder prestige or
money. SINECURE
device that makes a long loud sound as a signal
or warning.
skiff: n.
(A)
optimistic forecast
(B)
voluntary restriction
(C)
unwelcome news
(D)
arduous
employment
(E) overdue assistance
sinewy: adj.
small light boat for rowing or sculling. usu by
one person
having strong sinews; tough;
muscular. SINEWY
skim: v.
(A)
new
(B)
weak
(C)
corrupt
(D)
subtle
(E)
substantial
remove cream. scum. etc from the surface of (a
liquid).
singe (v/n)
Don’t play with hot things
otherwise, you will sing a
mourning song.
Singe: A light or superficial
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(C)
dense
(D)
enduring
(E)
powdery
slag: n.
~ use or provide less than enough of (what is
needed).
skinflint: (n)
Skin + fli + nt ….In the film
‘Dil“when a fly got into the tea .
What were the options available
to the miser? Anupam kher, he
just picked up the fly & licked up
its skin. This is a perfect model of
being a skinflint.
Skinflint: a very Milan person who hates
waste matter that remains after metal has been
extracted from ore by smelting.
slake: (v)
spending money; parsimonious, stringy, miser, a
niggardly person,
Eg: Lakhimal & Kirorimal were skinflints until
they reformed their ways & became notable
philanthropists.
S+ lake . ………… When
camel, which is going
through desert, finds a lake.
What will it do? Just drink
the water, which takes its
thirst away.
Slake:
to drink so that you no longer feel thirsty;
Syn:
niggard, scrooge, churl
to satisfy your desire.
skirmish: n.
Eg: Greedy Shylock is never slaked of with
money
Syn:
quench, satisfy, sate, satiate, assuage,
gulp, imbibe, indulge, inhale, irrigate, slosh,
swig, swill,
Ant: abjure, abnegate, avoid, cease, constrain,
curb, decline, deny oneself, do without, eschew,
evade, fast, forbear, forgo
Slake (Antonym)
A) Quench
fight between small groups of soldiers. ships.
etc. esp one that is not planned.
B) Séance
C) Seamy
D) insatiate
skittish: adj.
E) nostalgia
SLAKE
(A)
prohibit
(B)
identify
(C)
anticipate
(D)
intensity
(E)
publicize
lively and playful; difficult to control.
skulduggery: n.
supplication (n)
Supplication is a type of application to god.
When my exams date comes close. Daily I
supplicate two hour in nearby temple to god to
save me from supplementary in my exams.
Eg:
He ignores the poor man's supplication.
deception and planning of evil acts; trickery.
slack: adj.
The minister reminded his flock that God is a
being to be obeyed and worshiped always and
not just someone to be supplicated in times of
trouble.
not tight or tense; loose;
slacken: v. become slack.
SLACK
(A) braided
Syn:
plea,
pleading, entreaty,
beseeching,
begging,
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request, prayer, invocation
Supplier of cylinder gas supplies less gas
compared to the prescribed norms. My dad
slanders the gas agency owner for their
mischievous act.
Eg: Unhappy that she hadn't won, the girl
resorted to slander and claimed that the winner's
science project had actually been done by his
father.
(informal ) (esp of a place) dirty and not
respectable; sordid.
Syn:
defamation, calumny, scandal, libel,
aspersion, calumny, defamation, aspersing,
blackening, defamation, defaming, libel,
libeling, maligning, smearing, traducing,
vilification, vilifying
Related Words : aspersion, innuendo, smear;
backbiting, detraction; abuse, invective,
vituperation; attack, criticism, censure,
denunciation; contempt, disdain, scorn;
belittlement, disparagement; cattiness, despite,
hatefulness, malevolence, malice, maliciousness,
malignancy, malignity, meanness, nastiness,
spite, spitefulness, spleen, venom, viciousness
Near Antonyms: acclaim, accolade, applause,
commendation, praise; esteem, honor, respect;
adulation, flattery; adoration, reverence,
veneration, worship
sledge: n.
vehicle with long narrow strips of wood. metal.
etc instead of wheels. for travelling over ice and
snow.
sleigh: n.
slapdash: adj. adv
sledge. esp one drawn by a horse.
sleight: n.
in a careless and hasty way.
slaughter: n.
sleight of `hand great skill in using the hands in
performing conjuring tricks. etc.
slew:
the killing of animals. esp for food.
slavish: adj.
pt of slay.
slick: adj.
lacking in independence or originality.
done smoothly and efficiently. apparently
without effort.
SLEW
(A)
uncertain supply
sleazy: adj.
(B)
unwanted interference
(C)
unsuitable arrangement
(D)
poor beginning
(E)
limited quantity
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not
serious
or
Eg: Tried to wake up the sluggards who were
still sleeping.
Syn: idler, lounger, lazybones, sluggard,
malingerer, waster, wastrel, slacker, shirker,
beachcombersluggish: adj. slow-moving; not
alert or lively; lethargic.
sluice: n.
important; small.
slink: v. move as if one feels guilty or ashamed.
or does not want to be seen.
slipshod: adj. not done or not doing things
carefully; careless.
slither: v. slide or slip unsteadily.
sliding gate or other device for controlling the
flow of water out of or into a canal. lake. lock.
etc.
Sloth: (n)
Slow…………We hate a sloth person because he
works each work slowly.
slur: v.
Eg: The deadly sin of sloth.A youth inclined
more toward sloth than athletics.
Syn:
lethargy, torpidity, indolence, laziness,
run (sounds. words) into
each other so that they are
indistinct.
SLUR
idleness, sluggishness, inertia, inactivity,
lethargy, languor, slothfulness, torpor, torpidity,
faineance, slothfulness
SLOTH:
(A)
avoid completely
(B)
pronounce clearly
(C)
oppose vigorously
(D)
insist emphatically
(A)
intelligence
(E)
state repeatedly
(B)
secret
(C)
neatness
sly: adj.
(D)
elegance
(E)
industry
slough: n.
(often derog ) acting or done in a secret. often
cunning and deceitful. way.
swamp; marsh ;.
slovenly: adj.
careless. untidy. dirty. etc in appearance. dress
or habits.
sluggard: (n)
Slug +
guard………Doing
long hour job at the
same place. Many
guards get sluggards
because there is
nothing to do.
smattering: n. ~ slight knowledge. esp of a
language.
smear: v. ~ sth on/over sth/sb; ~ sth/sb with
sth spread a greasy or sticky substance. eg paint.
on sth/sb.
smelt: v. heat and melt in order to obtain the
metal it contains.
smirk: n. silly or self-satisfied smile.
smolder: #NAME?.
smother: v. die from lack of air. or from not
being able to breathe; suffocate.
smudge: n. dirty or blurred mark. oftencaused by
rubbing.
smug: adj . (usu derog ) too pleased with or
proud of oneself. one's achievements. etc; self-
satisfied.
snafu (n)
SNAFU…………It is
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Eg: The traffic in the city is snafu in the rush
hour. You ignored his orders and snaffled
everything.
a scheduling snafu
Syn: confused, confusion, error, hinder,
wrecked, fucked-up.
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sober: adj.
~ (to sb) (Brit infml derog . ) (used esp by
children ) tell an adult about the faults.
wrongdoings. etc of another child.
snicker: v.
with one's actions and thoughts not affected by
alcohol.; sobriety: n. quality or state of being
sober.
sodden: adj.
soaked through; very wet.
SODDEN
laugh in a suppressed. esp unpleasant. way;
snigger.
(A) moist
(B)
desiccated
(C)
tropical
snip: v.
(D)
practical
(E)
man – made
sojourn: v.
stay (with sb) in a place for a time.
solace: (n)
~ (at) sth cut sth sharply (esp with scissors or
shears) in short quick strokes.
snivel: v.
(derog ) cry and sniff in a miserable. usu self-
pitying. way.
so + lach……….After
jogging for only 10
miles, we open our
shoe laces to get some
solace.
Eg: ought solace in
her religion.
"They solaced their
wretchedness,
however, by duets after
supper" Jane Austen.
snub: v. treat (sb) coldly. rudely or with
contempt. esp by paying no attention (to him).
snuffle: v. make sniffing noises.
soar: v. go up high in the air quickly.
solace grief
The selfless solace of the sick by the workers at
the hospice
The kind words brought a little solace
Syn: cheer, soothe, console,
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seriousness.
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(fml ) ask (sb) for (eg
money. help. votes)
earnestly; try to obtain
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solstice: n. either of the two times of the year at
which the sun is furthest North or South of the
equator.
soluble: adj.
solicitous: adj.
~ that can be dissolved.
~ (fml ) very concerned and anxious about (sb's
welfare. comfort. etc).
soliloquy: n.
speaking one's thoughts aloud. esp in a play
when a character does this without another
character being present on stage.
solvent: adj. having enough money to pay one's
debts; not in debt.
somatic: pertaining to the body; physical.
somber: of a dismal or depressing
character:MELANCHOLY.
somnambulist: n. person who does this; sleep-
walker ;.
somnolent: adj. almost asleep; sleepy; drowsy.
sonic: adj. relating to sound. sound-waves or the
speed of sound.
sonnet: n. type of poem containing 14 lines.
each of 10 syllables. and with a formal pattern of
rhymes.
sonorous: adj.
solitude: n.
having a full deep sound.
soothsayer: n. fortune-teller; prophet.
sophist: n. person who uses clever but false
arguments intended to deceive.
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worldly experience and knowledge of
fashionable life.
sophistication: n. quality of being sophisticated.
sophistry: n. use of sophisms.
sophomoric: conceited and overconfident of
knowledge but poorly informed and immature.
having a sharp taste (like that of vinegar. a
lemon or unripe fruit).
soporific: (n)
If you eat
hunched
pancake (poori
in Hindi) you
well feel
soporific.
Eg: Soporific
drugs
Syn: balmy, mesmeric, sedative, asperse,
besmirch, calumniate, defame, slander, smirch,
denigrate, smear, mar, deflower, impair, vitiate,
spoil ,hypnologic, hypnologic, somniferous,
omnificent, soporiferous
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sovereign: adj. (of power) without limit; highest.
sovereignty: n. independent sovereign power.
sow: n. fully grown female pig
spangle: n. tiny piece of shining metal or plastic
used for decoration on a dress. etc. esp in large
numbers.
spare: adj. in addition to what is usu needed or
used; kept in reserve for use when needed.
sparse: adj. not dense. thick or crowded; thinly
scattered.
Spartan: adj. (of conditions) simple and harsh;
without luxury or comforts.
spasmodic: adj. occurring or done at irregular
intervals (usu for short periods at a time); not
continuous or regular.
spat: pt. pp of spit1.
spate: n. sudden fast rush.
spatial: adj.
(A)
artificial nourishment
(B)
hallucinatory
(C)
effective cure
(D)
auxiliary
(E)
stimulant
of. concerning or existing in space.
sordid: adj.
(of conditions. places. etc) dirty and unpleasant;
squalid.
sound: adj.
spatula: n. tool with a wide flat blunt blade used
for mixing and spreading. esp in cooking and
painting.
spawn: n. eggs of fish. shellfish and frogs. toads.
etc.
specious: adj . seeming rightor true but actually
wrong or false.
speck: n. very small spot or stain; tiny particle.
spectral: adj. of or like a spectre(1).
spectrum: n. (usu sing ) image of a band of
colours as seen in a rainbow (and usu described
as red. orange. yellow. green. blue. indigo and
violet). formed by a ray of light that has passed
through a prism.
speechless: adj. unable to speak. esp because of
strong feeling.
spendthrift: n. person who spends money
extravagantly and wastefully.
sphinx-like: .
in good condition; not hurt. diseased. injured or
damaged.
spin: v.
sour: adj.
~ sth (round) make sth turn round and round
rapidly.
splice: v.
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playful, coltish, gay, jolly, blithe, saucy, cheery,
bouncy, perky
Ant:
blunt, blunted, dulled, unsharpened,
pointless, obtuse, edgeless, turned, battered,
toothless, edentatesprout: v. ~ (from sth) begin
to grow or appear; put out leaves. shoots. etc.
spruce: adj.
join (two ends of rope) by weaving the strands of
one into the strands of the other.
spoof: n.
tidy and clean in appearance; smart ;.
~ (of/on sth) humorous imitation or parody.
spry: (adj)
spoonerism: n.
result of changing round.
esp accidentally. the initial
sounds of two or more words
when speaking. eg well-
boiled icicle for well-oiled
bicycle well-oiled bicycle
well-boiled icicle.
When we see parai (wife of
another person) we feel spry.
Eg:
An older woman who's still
surprisingly spry.
A spry 75-year-old.
An older woman who's still
surprisingly spry.
Syn: nimble, lithe, sprightly, supple, dexterous,
limber, vigorous, winged, buoyant, mercurial
Ant:
clumsy, inept, maladroit, ungainly,
sporadic: adj.
uncoordinated, gawky, bungling, fumbling,
floundering, stumbling, gauche, blundering,
uncouth, rusty
spur (n)
happening or seen only occasionally or in a few
places; occurring irregularly.
sportive: adj.
Spurs are U shaped
instruments with serrated
edges or spikes attached to the
heels of the boots of horsemen
and used for goading the
horse to greater speed. In
chivalry the phrase 'winning
his spurs' was equivalent to qualifying as a
knight. A knight's spurs were of gold and a
squire's of silver.
spurious: adj.
playful.
sprightly: (adj)
We drink sprightly Sprite
cold drink.
Eg: A sprightly salsa.A
sprightly musical.
Every morning the elderly
couple sprightly sets out on
not genuine or authentic; false or fake.
a walk.
Syn:
animated, brisk, lively, light, nimble, agile,
quick, jaunty, spry, dapper, bright, spirited,
spurn: v. reject or refuse scornfully or
contemptuously.
squabble: v. ~ (about/over sth) quarrel noisily
(as children do). esp over unimportant matters.
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squalor: n. squalid state.
squander: v. ~ sth waste (time. money. etc); use
sth wastefully.
squash: v.
position of the pieces in the game of chess in
which the player whose move it is cannot move
without putting his king in check.
stalwart: adj.
press or squeeze (sb/sth) flat or into a pulp;
crush.
squat: v. ~ (down) (of people) sit on one's heels
or on the ground with the knees drawn up under
or close to the body; crouch.
squeamish: adj. having a delicate stomach and
easily made sick.
(of a person) strong and sturdy.
stamina: n.
squelch: v.
make a sucking sound as when feet
are lifted from thick sticky mud.
staccato: adj. adv
ability to endure much physical or mental strain;
long-lasting energy and resilience; staying-
power.
stammer: v.
(to be played) with each successive note short.
clear and detached; not smooth(ly).
stagnant: adj.
speak with sudden pauses and
a tendency to repeat rapidly
the same sound or syllable
(because of a speech defect or
from fear. excitement. etc).
stamp: v.
not flowing and therefore dirty and smelling
unpleasant; still and stale.
~ sth put (one's foot) down heavily on (the
ground. etc); flatten (something) by doing this.
staid: adj.
stampede: n.
(of people. their appearance. behaviour. tastes.
etc) serious. dull and old-fashioned;
conservative.
sudden rush of frightened animals.
stanch: v.
stalemate: n.
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sharply. not gradually.
stellar: adj. of a star or stars.
stem: n. main central part of a plant. bush or tree
coming up from the roots. from which the leaves
or flowers grow.
stench: n.
stop the flow of (esp blood).
standstill: n.
very unpleasant smell.
halt; stop.
stanza: n.
stentorian: adj. (of a voice) loud and powerful.
stereotype: n. image.idea. character. etc that has
become fixed or standardizedin a conventional
form without individuality.
sterile: adj.
group of lines forming a unit in some types of
poem; verse of poetry.
stately: adj.
not producing or not able to produce seeds.
young or children.
stickler: (n)
dignified; imposing; grand.
static: adj.
for sth person who thinks that a certain goal is
very important and tries to make other people
aim at it.
stifle: v.
not moving or changing; stationary.
statute: n.
law passed by Parliament or
a similar law-making body
and written down formally.
feel or make unable to breathe (easily) because
of lack of fresh air; suffocate.
stigma: n.
statutory: adjfixed. done or
required by statute.
steadfast: adj. ~ (fml usu
approv . ) firm and not
changing or yielding; constant.
stealth: n. acting or behaving in a quiet or secret
way.
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reputation.
(infml derog . ) (of food) heavy. solid and
difficult to digest.
stoic: n.
stilted: adj.
person who has great self-
control and who endures
pain. discomfort or
misfortune without
complaining or showing
signs of feeling it
(of a manner of talking. writing. behaving. etc)
stiff and unnatural; artificial.
stink: v. (informal )
stoke: v. ~ sth (with sth) put (coal or some other
fuel) on the fire of a furnace. an engine. etc.
stolid: adj. (of a person) not easily excited;
showing little or no emotion or interest.
stoop: v. ~ (down) bend forward and down.
stout: adj.
~ (of sth) have a very unpleasant and offensive
smell.
stint: v.
strong and thick.
straggle: v.
~ on sth; ~ sb/oneself (usu in negative
sentences ) restrict. limit sb/oneself to a small
amount of (esp food).
grow or spread in an irregular or untidy manner.
strangle: v.
stipend: n. official income (esp of a clergyman);
salary ;.
stipple: v. paint. draw or engrave in small dots
(not in lines. etc).
stipulate: v. state (something) clearly and firmly
as a requirement.
stock: n. store of goods available for sale.
distribution or use. in a shop. warehouse. etc.
stockade: n. line or wall of strong upright posts.
built as a defence.
kill by squeezing or gripping the throat tightly;
throttle.
stratagem: n.
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enemy).
loud and harsh; shrill.
stringent: adj.
stratified: [ stratify: ]
to form or be formed in layers or strata.
that must be obeyed; strict or severe.
stratum: n.
strut: n.
any of a series of horizontal layers. esp of rock in
the earth's crust.
strew: v.
rod or bar placed in a framework to strengthen
and brace it.
stultify: v.
~ A (on/over B); ~ B with A scatter sth (over a
surface); cover (a surface) with scattered things;
sprinkle.
striated: adj.
(fml ) cause (something) to be ineffective or
seem absurd; negate.
stumble: v.
marked with stripes. lines or furrows.
stricture: n.
~ strike one's foot against sth and almost fall.
stump: n.
(fml ) severe criticism or condemnation.
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part of a tree left in the ground after the rest has
fallen or been cut down.
stymie: n.
stun: v.
situation on the green in which an opponent's
ball is between one's own ball and the hole.
Suavity.
make (a person or an animal) unconscious by a
blow. esp to the head.
subaltern: n.
stupefy:
make numb; stun; amaze.
any officer in the army below the rank of captain.
stupor: n.
subdue: v.
condition of being dazed or nearly unconscious
caused by shock. drugs. alcohol. etc.
sturdy: adj.
bring under control by force; defeat.
subjective: adj.
strong and solid.
stygian: adj.
existing in the mind and not produced by things
outside the mind.
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~ (to sb) lower in rank or position.
gain control of (a country. etc); subdue; conquer
;.
suborn: v.
sublimate: v.
use bribery or some other means to persuade
(sb) to do sth illegal. esp tell lies in a court of
law.
subpoena: n.
express (instinctual urges. esp sexual ones) in
more socially acceptable ways.
sublime: adj.
written order requiring a person to appear in a
lawcourt.
of the greatest. most admirable kind; causing
awe and reverence.
subliminal: adj.
subservient: adj. ~ (often derog ) giving too
much respect. obedience. etc; submissive.
subside: v. sink to a lower or to the normal level.
subsidiary: adj. 1~ connected to but smaller. of
less importance.etc than sth else; subordinate.
subsidy: n. money paid. esp by a government. to
help an industry. to support the arts. to keep
prices down. etc.
being perceivedor affecting the mind without
one being aware of it.
substantiate: v.
submerge: v.
go under the surface of a liquid. the sea. etc.
submissive: adj.
give facts to support (a claim. statement. etc);
prove.
substantive: adj.
willing to yield to the authority of others;
obedient.
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advocate of voting rights (for women).
subsume: v.
suffuse: v.
~ sth (esp of colour or moisture) spread all over
sth.
~ sth (fml ) include sth in a particular group.
class. etc or under a rule.
suitor: n.
subterfuge: n.
man courting a woman.
sullen: adj.
trick or excuse. esp one used to avoid
difficulties. blame. failure. etc.
subtlety: n. quality of being subtle.
subversive: adj. ~ trying or likely to weaken or
destroy a political system. an accepted belief.
etc.
succinct: adj. expressedbriefly and clearly;
concise.
succor: to go to the aid of:RELIEVE.
succulent: adj. (of fruit and meat) juicy and
delicious.
silent. bad-tempered and gloomy.
sully: (v)
succumb: v.
Sully person should be
hanged on sooli ( gallows).
Eg: There are, nevertheless,
three or four female heads,
of an ethereal beauty-
portraits in the manner of
Sully. Poems by Poe, Edgar
~ (fml ) stop resisting (temptation. illness.
attack. etc); yield.
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sultry: adj. (of the weather. air. etc) oppressively
hot and humid.
summation: n. summing-up; summary.
sumptuous: adj. looking expensive and splendid.
sunder: v. ~ sth/sb (fml or rhet ) separate
sth/sb. esp by force or for ever.
sundial (n)
suckle: v. feed with milk from the breast or
udder.
suffocate: v. die as a result of not being able to
breathe.
suffragist:
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measuring the time of day
from the shadow cast by the
sun shining on a style or
gnomon onto a graduated
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surge: v.
various.
superannuated: adj. old and barely fit for work or
use.
supercilious: adj. thinking or showing that one
thinks one is better than other people; arrogant
and disdainful.
supererogatory: superfluous; more than needed
or demanded.
superficial: adj. of or on the surface only.
superfluous: adj. more than is needed or wanted.
superimpose: v. ~ sth put sth on top of sth else.
esp so that what is underneath can still be seen.
heard. etc.
supernumerary: adj. in excess of the normal
number; extra.
supersede: v. take the place of be introduced so
as to be used instead of (sth/sb).
move forward in or like waves.
surly: adj.
bad-tempered and unfriendly.
supine: adj.
lying flat on the back.face upwards.
supplant: v. take the place of (sb/sth); replace.
supple: adj. bent or bending easily; not stiff;
flexible.
suppliant: n. adj
(person) asking
humbly for sth.;
supplicant: n. person
who supplicates;
suppliant; supplicate:
v. ~ sth (fml ) ask (sb)
humbly or pleadingly
for sth.
suppress: v.
put an end to (sth). esp by force; crush.
surfeit: n.
surmise: v. suppose (something) without having
evidence that makes it certain; guess.
surmount: v. deal with (a difficulty. etc);
overcome.
surpass: v. ~ sb/sth (in sth) (fml ) do or be better
than sb/sth; exceed sb/sth.
surreptitious: adj. done or acting secretly or
stealthily.
surrogate: n. ~
(fml ) person or thing that acts or is used instead
of another; substitute.
surveillance: n.
>> careful watch kept on sb suspected of doing
wrong.
susceptible: adj. ~ to sth easily influenced or
harmed by sth.
suspend: v. ~ sth (fml ) hang sth up.
suspense: n. feeling of tenseness. worry. etc
about what may happen.
sustain: v. bear (weight) without breaking or
falling.
sustenance: n. food and drink; nourishment.
suture: n. stitch or stitches made in sewing up a
wound. esp following an operation
swagger: v. walk or behave in a proud or boastful
way.
swamp: n. soft wet land; marsh ;.
swarm: n. large number of insects. birds. etc
moving around together. esp bees following a
queen bee.
swarthy: (adj)
~ (of sth) too much of sth. esp of food and drink.
What is the colour
of warthy (an army
man’s cloth)?
……swarthy.
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skinned, dusky
Ant: white, whitish, white-faced, colorless,
anemic, wan, drained, pallid, pasty, peaky,
ashen, ashy, waxen, green, deathly pale
relationship between two
species. organisms.etc
that live close together and
depend on each other in
various ways.
swatch (n)
S +
watch………………It is
the human psychology
that when we go for
shopping, before buying
any thing first we watch
out for different samples
of products or things. Therefore, swatch is a
piece of fabric used as a sample.
Eg:The sunset had filled the sky with swatches
symmetry: n.
exact match in size and shape between the two
halves of sth.
of deep orange.Quoted swatches of the speech in
his article.
synthesis: n.
"I
drove through this hilly swatch of field
and forest that wraps around the east and north
of town" Jean Anderson.
Syn: sample, pattern, fragment
swathe: n. strip of grass or other plants cut by a
mower. scythe. etc.
combining of separate parts. elements. etc to
form a complex whole.
sway: v.
move or lean slowly from side to side.
swear: v. ~ (at sb/sth) use rude or blasphemous
words in anger. surprise. etc; curse.
swear-word: n. rude or blasphemous word.
swell: v. ~(to sth); ~ (something) (up) (with sth)
(cause sth to) becomelarger or bulge outwards.
eg because of pressure from inside.
swelter: v. be uncomfortably hot; suffer from the
heat.
swerve: v. change direction suddenly.
swill: v. ~ sth (out/down) (esp Brit) rinse or
flush sth by pouring large amounts of water. etc
into. over or through it.
swindler: n. person who swindles.
swipe: v. (informal ) ~ (at) sth/sb (try to) hit
sth/sb with a swinging or reckless blow.
sybarite: n. person who is very fond of luxury and
comfort.
sycophant: n. person who tries to gain people's
favour by insincerely flattering them and always
agreeing with them.
syllogism: n. form of reasoning in which a
conclusion is drawn from two statements. eg All
men must die; I am a man; therefore I must die.
symbiosis: n.
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Taint………………paints…Ignoring the
painting he forces the wall into tainted
condition.
Eg:The air was tainted by fumes from the cars.
Scholarship tainted by envy.Persons tainted with
prejudice.
Syn: Spoil, Infect, Rot, Defile, Sully, Corrupt,
Cloud, Contaminate, Taint, Pollute, Defile
takeoff: v. Go ahead.
talisman: n.
slab or panel with words cut or written on it. esp
one fixed to a wall as a memorial
tacit: adj.
object that is thought to bring good luck. eg a
ring or locket.
talon: n.
understoodwithout being put into words;
implied.
taciturn: adj.
claw. esp of a bird of prey.
saying very little; uncommunicative ;.
tan: v.
tact: n.
skill at not offending people or at gaining
goodwill by saying or doing the right thing;
tactful: adj. having or showing tact.
convert (animal skin) into leather by treating it
with tannic acid. etc.
tactile: adj.
tangential:
of or using the sense of touch.
taint: (n)
peripheral; only slightly connected; digressing.
tangible: adj.
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tarantella (n)
to tease or torment by or as if by presenting
something desirable to the view but continually
keeping it out of reach.
tantamount: (adj)
Big tent at fair look like Small Mountain that is
tantamount to a mountain.
Eg:If president resigned it would tantamount to
admitting that he was guilty.
The resignations were tantamount to an
admission of guilt.A request tantamount to a
demand.
The tarantella is a rapid, whirling Italian dance
in six-eight measure (triple time) for two people
originating from Naples. The tarantella
commences slowly and gradually increases in
speed until it becomes very rapid. The violin is
usually used as an accompaniment, sometimes a
guitar, but tambourine and castanets are
frequently played by the dancers. The tarantella
was invented as a cure for the bite of the
tarantula spider, the cure coming from the
perspiration induced by the dance
A relationship tantamount to marriage.
tarantula: (n)
Syn: equivalent
tantrum: n.
Tara + ant+……. tara (star) like spider that lives
in hot countries.
Eg: Some type of tarantula has poisonous bite.
Syn: European wolf spider, Lycosa tarentula
tardy: adj.
outburst of bad temper. esp in a child.
taper: n.
(fml ) slow to act. move or happen.
length of wax-covered thread like a very thin
candle burned to give light or to light other
candles. etc.
tarnish: v.
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damp.
tarry: v.
tightly stretched; not slack.
tawdry: (adj)
(arch or rhet ) delay in coming to or going from a
place; linger.
tart: adj.
Tau + dry…my uncle (Tau in Hindi) has got a
one meter long moustache. He always keeps it
clean & gleaming. If someone challenges him,
he gives a show of his moustache.
Eg:A tawdry attempt to smear his
opponent.Wore huge, tawdry necklaces and
bracelets that looked like they were made of
plastic.
Syn: showy, gaudy, flashy, garish, loud, tasteless,
cheap, cheapjack, shoddy, meretricious,
Brummagem; inf. flash, tatty, tacky, kitsch.
tawny: adj.
sharp-tasting; acid.
tatter:
brownish-yellow.
taxonomist:
to make or become ragged or worn to shreds.
one who study the general principles of scientific
classification.
taunt: v.
tedium: n.
~ sb try to provoke sb with scornful or critical
remarks; jeer at sb.
tediousness; boredom.
teetotalism:
taut: adj.
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the principle or practice of complete abstinence
from alcoholic drinks.
of worldly affairs. ie not spiritual; secular.
temporize:
teetotaler (adj)
Teetotaler person totally depends on tea. He
never takes wine etc.
Syn: prohibitionist, prude, abstinent, abstainer
avoid committing oneself; gain time.
temerity: n.
tenable (adj)
If ten people able to say that certain fact is
correct, then you can consider it tenable.
audacity; rashness.
tenacious: adj.
temper: n.
state of the mind as regards anger or calmness.
temperament: n. person's nature as it affects the
way he thinks. feels and behaves.
sticking or clinging firmly together or to an
object.; tenacity: firmness; persistency;
adhesiveness; tenancy: use of land or buildings
as a tenant.
tender: adj.
tempestuous: adj.
stormy; violently agitated; turbulent.
easily damaged or hurt; delicate.
tempo: n.
tenet: n.
speed or rhythm of a piece of music.
Internet works on the tenet of “free information”
Meaning: An opinion, doctrine, or principle held
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organization
Eg: A tenet is one of the basic princeiple of
faith.
Syn: principle; belief; doctrine, dogma, canon
tensile: (adj)
Tension
tensile things give a lot of tension.
Syn: ductile
sth ends.
terminology: n. technical terms of a particular
subject.
terminus: n. station at the end of a railway line.
terrestrial: adj. of or living on land.
terse: adj. using few words; concise; curt.
tertiary: adj. third in order. rank. importance. etc;
next after secondary.
tessellated: adj. made from small flat pieces of
stone of various colours arranged in a pattern.
testator: n. person who has made a will4(4).
testy: adj. easily annoyed; irritable.
tether: n. rope or chain by which an animal is
fastened while it is grazing.
tension: n.
tetrahedron (n)
state or degree of stretching or being stretched.
A tetrahedron is a geometric solid figure with
tentative: adj.
four triangular faces.
thematic: adj. of or related to a theme.
theocracy: n. system of government by priests or
done. said. etc to test sth; hesitant or exploratory;
not definite or decisive.
tenuous: adj.
a priestly class in which the laws of the State are
believed to be the laws of God.
theoretical: adj. concerned with the theory of a
subject.
therapeutic: adj. of the art of healing or the
curing of disease.
thermal: adj. ofheat.
thesis: n. statement or theory put forward and
supported by arguments.
thespian: adj.
thin; slender.
tenure: n.
of acting or the theatre.
thrall:
holding of office or land or other property. etc
tepid: adj. lukewarm.
terminal: adj. of the last stage in a fatal disease.
terminate: v. come to an end or bring
(something) to an end.
termination: n. point at which or way in which
slave; bondage.
thrash: v.
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tonsure: n.
beat with a stick or whip. esp as a punishment.
threadbare: adj.
worn thin; shabby.
threat: n. expression of one's intention to punish
or harm sb. esp if he does not obey.
thresh: v. beat out or separate from husks of
wheat. etc using a machine or (esp formerly) an
implement held in the hand.
thrifty: adj. showing thrift; economical ;.
thrive: v. ~ (on sth) grow or develop well and
vigorously; prosper.
throb: v. ~ (with sth) (of the heart. pulse. etc)
beat. esp faster or stronger thanusual.
throes: n. severe pains.
throng: n. crowded mass of people or things.
throttle: v. seize by the throat and stop him
breathing; choke; strangle.
thwart: v. prevent doing what he intends; oppose
(a plan. etc) successfully.
tickle: v. touch or stroke lightly. esp at sensitive
parts. so as to cause a slight tingling sensation.
often with twitching movements and laughter.
tightwad: excessively frugal person; miser.
tiller: n. person who tills.
tiltable: .
timbre: n. characteristicquality of sound
produced by a particular voice or instrument.
timid: adj. easily frightened; shy.
timidity: timidness ns.
timorous: adj. timid.
tinge: v. ~ sth colour sth slightly.
tint: n. shade or variety of a colour.
tipple: v. be in the habit of drinking alcoholic
drinks. esp too often or too much.
tirade: n. long angry speech of criticism or
accusation.
titanic: adj. gigantic; immense.
tithe: n. one tenth of the annual produce of a
farm. etc formerly paid as a tax to support the
clergy and the church.
titillate: v. stimulate or excite (sb). esp sexually.
title: n. name of a book. poem. picture. etc
titter: n. short nervous laugh.
titular: adj. having a certain title(.
toady: n. person who flatters another or treats
him with excessive respect in the hope of gain or
advantage.
toga: n. loose outer garment worn by men in
ancient Rome.
toil: v. ~ away (at/over sth) work long or hard.
token: n. sign. symbol or evidence of sth.
toll: n. money paid for the use of a road. bridge.
harbour. etc
tome: n. large heavy book. esp a scholarly or
shaving the top or all of the head of a person
about to become a priest ormonk.
topography: n. features of a place or district. esp
the position of its rivers. mountains. roads.
buildings. etc.
topple: v. ~ (over) be unsteady and fall.
torpedo: n.
tube-shaped explosive underwater missile
launched against ships by submarines. aircraft or
surface ships.
torpor: n. torpid condition.
torque: n. twisting force causing rotation in
machinery.
torrent: n. violently rushing stream of water. lava.
etc.
torrid: adj.
very hot and dry.
torso: n.
main part of the human body. not including the
head. arms and legs; trunk.
tortuous: adj.
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toss: v.
~ sth (to sb) throw sth lightly or carelessly or
easily.
totem: n.
natural object. esp an animal. considered by N
American Indians as the emblem of a clan or
family.
totter: v. walk or move unsteadily; stagger.
touching: adj. arousing pity or sympathy.
touchstone: stone used to test the fineness of
gold alloys; criterion.
somber
tout: v. ~ try to get people to buy (one's goods or
services). esp in an annoyingly insistent way.
toxic: adj. poisonous.
tract: n. large stretch or area of land.
tractable: adj. easily guided. handled or
controlled; docile ;.
traduce: v. saydamaging untrue things about
(sb/sth); slander or defame;.
trajectory: n. curved path of sth that has been
fired. hit or thrown into the air. eg a missile.
tramp: v. walk with heavy or noisy steps.
trample: v. ~ sth/sb (down) tread heavily on
sth/sb so as to cause damage or destruction.
trance: n. sleep-like state. caused eg by being
hypnotized.
tranquillity: n. tranquil condition.
transcend: v. be or go beyond the range of
(human experience. belief. powers of
description. etc).
transcendent: adj. extremely great; supreme.
transcendental: adjgoing beyond the limits of
humanknowledge. experience or reason. esp in a
mystical or religious way.
transcribe: v. ~ sth copy sth in writing.
transgression: n. transgressing.
transient: adj. lasting for only a short time; brief;
fleeting.
transition: n. ~ (to sth) (instance of) changing
from one state or condition to another.
transitory: adj. lasting for only a short time;
transient.
translucent: adj. allowinglight to pass through
but not transparent.
transmute: v. ~sth change sth (into sth
completely different).
transparent: adj.
touchy: (adj)
allowinglight to pass through so that objects
behind can be seen clearly.
Touch
Do not touch touchy things because it
transpire: v. (of an event. a secret. etc) become
known.
is very sensitive.
Eg: a touchy situation.
But she's touchy still, very touchy; and one's life
transport: v. ~ sth/sb (to
)
take sth/sb from one
is hardly safe behind her sometimes. Tess of the
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Syn: acrimonious, cantankerous, carping,
caviling, cavillous, censorious, contrary, crabby,
cross, demanding, deprecating, disparaging,
exacting, exceptive, fault-finding, finicky,
hypercritical, irritable, nagging, overcritical,
peevish, perverse, petulant, sarcastic, huffy
Ant: formal, grave, lugubrious, serious, sober,
place to another in a vehicle.
transpose: v. cause to change places.
trappings: n. outward signs of prestige. wealth.
etc.
traumatic: adj.
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of or causing trauma.
travail (n)
Travel……………
Are you going to travel the
desert of Sahara? Please spur the idea other wise
you have to bear a lot of travail for the same.
Eg.:These villagers now have decent housing, so
our travail has not been in vain.
Syn: labor, toil, drudgery, childbed, confinement,
lying-in, parturiency, Labour, labor, elbow
grease, exertion, effort, sweat, drudge, labor,
moil, toil, fag, labor, dig, grind.
traverse: v. travel. lie or extendacross.
travesty: n. ~ absurd imitation of or inferior
substitute for sth.
tread: v. ~ (on. etc sth/sb) set one's foot down;
walk or step.
trenchant: adj. strongly and effectively
expressed; penetrating.
trepidation: n. great worry or fear about sth
unpleasant that may happen.
tribulation: n. (sad event. accident. illness. etc
that causes) great trouble or suffering.
tribunal: n. group of officials with the authority
to settle certain types of dispute.
tribune: Any champion of the rights and liberties
of the people: often used as the name for a
newspaper
tribute: n. action. statement or gift that is meant
to show one's respect or admiration.
trickle: v. flow in a thin stream.
trickster: n.
person who tricks or cheats people; swindler ;.
treadmill (n)
trident: n.
A treadmill is a mill consisting of a large wooden
cylinder with steps on the outside. It is worked
by persons treading on the steps, their weight
causing the cylinder to revolve. The treadmill
was invented in China and originally used for
raising water. The treadmill employed in British
prisons was invented by Sir William Cubitt. The
first penal treadmill was erected in Brixton Jail in
1817. The 'hard labour' of prison discipline was
formerly the treadmill.
treasure: n. gold. silver. jewels. etc.
treatise: n. ~ long written work dealing
systematically with one subject.
trek: n. long hard journey. esp on foot.
tremor: n. slight shaking or trembling.
spear with three points.
trifle: n. thing. question or activity that has little
value or importance.
trifling: adj. unimportant; trivial.
trigger: n.
tremulous: adj.
lever that releases a spring. esp so as to fire a
gun.
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novels or operas.
trim: v. make (something) neat or smooth by
cutting away irregular parts.
truncate: v. shorten by cutting off the top or end.
tryst:
trinket: n.
meeting.
small ornament. piece of jewellery. etc of little
value.
trite: adj. not new or original. because often
used; hackneyed; commonplace
trivia: n. unimportant things. details or pieces of
information.
troth: n. (idm ) plight one's troth.
trough: n.
tumid: adj. (of parts of the body) swollen.
tumult: n. disturbance or confusion. esp of a
large mass of people.
tundra: n. vast flat treeless Arctic regions of
Europe. Asia and N America where the subsoil
is permanently frozen.
turbid: adj. (of liquids) opaque or muddy; not
clear.
turbulence: n. unrest or disturbance.
tureen: n. deep dish with a lid from which soup.
vegetables. etc are served at table.
turgid: adj. (of language. style. etc) pompous
and difficult to follow; boring.
turmoil: n. great disturbance. agitation or
confusion.
turncoat: n.
long narrow open box for animals to feed or
drink from.
truculence:
person who changes from one side. party. etc to
another.
turpitude: n.
agressiveness; ferocity.
truism: n. statement that is obviouslytrue. esp
one that does not say anything important. eg
Nothing lasts for ever
trumpet (n)
state or quality of being wicked; depravity ;.
tutelage: n.
The trumpet is a musical instrument of the brass
family. The trumpet is the earliest known brass
wind instrument, and consists of a tube of about
1.5 meters long curved twice to form three
lengths. One end widens into a bell and the
other end is mounted with a cupped
mouthpiece. The pitch of notes is altered by way
of key operated valves.
protection of and authority over a person.
country. etc; guardianship.
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tycoon: n.
wealthy and powerful businessman or
industrialist; magnate.
typhoon: n.
violent tropical hurricane that occurs in the
western Pacific.
tyranny: n.
cruel. unjust or oppressive use of power or
authority.
tyro (adj)
New auto mechanic only can change your tyre
because he is beginner. He does not know much
about parts of the car.
Eg: A tyro musician.
Syn: abecedarian, amateur, apprentice,
catechumen, colt, fish, fledgling, freshman,
green, greenhorn, gremlin, initiate, learner,
neophyte, new boy, new kid, newcomer, novice,
novitiate, probationer, recruit, starter, student,
tenderfoot, trainee
Ant: able, adept, adroit, apt, crackerjack, deft,
dexterous, experienced, facile, handy, master,
masterful, masterly, practiced, professional,
proficient, qualified, savvy, schooled, sharp,
skilled, skillful, slick, there, trained, virtuoso,
mellowed
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unnatural.
unceremonious: adj. without proper formality or
dignity.
(seeming to be) present everywhere or in several
places at the same time.
uncouth: adj.
ulcer: n.
rough. awkward or ill-mannered; not refined
open sore containing poisonous matter on the
outside of the body or on the surface of an
internal organ.
unction: n.
ulterior: adj. beyond what is obvious or admitted.
umbrage: n.
action of anointing with oil as a religious rite.
unctuous: adj.
give `umbrage; take `umbrage (at sth) (fml or joc
) (make sb) feel offended or slighted.
unaccountable: adj. that cannot be explained or
accounted for.
insincerelyearnest or flattering. esp in an oily
way.
undergird:
unanimity: n.
strengthen the base of.
complete agreement or unity.
underhand: adj.
unassailable: adj. that cannot be attacked or
conquered.
unassuaged: .
unassuming: adj. not drawing attention to
oneself or to one's merits or rank; modest.
unbridled: adj. not controlled or checked.
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deceitful.
undermine: v.
unearthly: adj. supernatural or mysterious or
frightening.
unequivocal: adj. having only one possible
meaning; clear and unmistakeable.
unerringly: adv
unexceptionable: adj. that cannot be criticized;
entirely satisfactory.
unfaltering: steadfast
unfeigned: adj.
make a hollow or tunnel beneath (sth); weaken
at the base.
UNDERMINE:
(A)
originate
(B)
plan
(C)
smooth
(D)
reinforce
(E)
resume
not pretended; genuine or sincere.
UNDERMINE:
(A)
submerge
(B)
supersede
(C)
overhaul
(D)
under gird
unfetter: to release from fetters. bonds. etc
unfledged: immature.
unfrock: v. dismiss from the priesthood.
ungainly: adj. clumsy or awkward; not graceful.
unguent: ointment.
(E) intersperse
uniformity:
underscore: v.
sameness; consistency; monotony.
underline.
undulate: v.
unilateral: adj. done by or affecting one person.
group. country. etc and not another; one-sided.
unimpeachable: adj. that cannot be doubted or
questioned; trustworthy.
have a wave-like movement or appearance;
undulating: [ undulate: ] to move or cause to
move in waves or as if in waves.
uninhibited:
unearth: v. ~
unrepressed.
unison: n.
sth uncover or obtain sth from the ground by
digging.
UNEARTH
(A)
conform
(B)
conceal
(C)
respect
(D)
blend
(E)
plot
in unison (with sb/sth) sounding or singing
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universal: adj.
unwarranted: adj.
unjustified or unauthorized.
unwieldy: adj.
awkward to move or control because of its shape.
size or weight.
unwitting: adj.
] not knowing or aware.
unwonted: adj.
of. belonging to. affecting or done by all people
or things in the world or in a particular group.
not customary or usual.
unkempt: adj.
upbraid: v.
not kept tidy; looking dishevelled or neglected.
unmitigated: adj.
having no accompanying advantages whatever;
complete; absolute.
~ sb (dated or fml ) scold or reproach sb.
upright: adj.
unobtrusive: adj. not too obvious or easily
noticeable; not drawing attention to itself or
himself; discreet.
unravel: v.
in a vertical position; erect.
(cause sth woven. knotted or tangled to) separate
into strands.
unregenerate: unrepentant; unreformed.
unrequited: adj.
(esp of love) not returned or rewarded.
unruly: adj.
not easy to control or discipline; disorderly.
unsavory: distasteful; morally offensive.
unscathed: adj.
not injured or hurt; unharmed.
unseemly: adj.
(of behaviour.etc) not proper or seemly;
unbecoming.
unsightly: adj.
not pleasant to look at; ugly.
unsullied: .
untenable: adj
. that cannot be defended.
untoward: adj. inconvenient or unfortunate;
awkward.
noise and excitement or anger; tumult;
proarious: adj. very noisy or high-spirited.
upshot: n.
the ~ the final result or outcome.
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elegance and sophistication.
take (sb's power. right. position) wrongfully or
by force; usury: n. (lending of money at)
excessively high interest.
urchin: n.
utopia: n.
imaginary place or state of things in which
everything is perfect.
(esp dated ) mischievous or naughty child. esp a
boy.
uxorious: adj.
urge: v.
excessively fond of one's wife.
drive forcibly or hurry in a certain direction;
urgent: adj. needing immediate attention. action
or decision.
ursine:
bearlike; pertaining to a bear.
usage: n.
manner of using sth; treatment.
usurp: v.
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Vacillate: v.
person without a settled home or regular work;
tramp.
vain: adj.
~ (fml usu derog . ) keep changing one's mind;
move backwards and forwards between two
emotions.
VACILLATE
(A)
turn of
(B)
pry open
(C)
walk fast
(D)
send away
(E)
stand firm
having too high an opinion of one's looks.
abilities. etc; conceited ;.
vacuous: (adj)
vainglorious: adj.
VACUOUS
(A)
certainly
(B)
stability
full of vainglory; conceited and boastful ;.
(C)
incontinence
(D)
quality
valediction: n.
(E)
plenitude
showing or suggesting absence of thought or
intelligence; inane.
vagabond: n.
(words used in) saying farewell. esp on serious
occasions.
valedictory: adj.
wanderer or vagrant. esp an idle or dishonest
one.
vagary: n.
serving as or accompanying a farewell.
valid: adj. legally effective because made or done
with the correct formalities; validate: v. make
legally valid; ratify.
strange.unusual or capricious change; whim.
valor:
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Variegated object contains various
colors. variegate: To mark with different shades
or colors.
Eg: He dressed up in clothes as variegated and
expensive as possible
Syn: diverse, diversified, heterogeneous, hybrid,
indiscriminate, motley, sundry
varnish: n.
bravery.
vampire: n.
hard shiny transparent coating applied to the
surface of esp woodwork or metalwork.
vassal: n.
reanimated corpsebelieved by some to leave its
grave at night and suck the blood of living
people.
vanguard: n.
man promising to fight for and be loyal to a king
or lord in return for the right to hold land.
the vanguard leading part of an advancing army
or fleet.
vaunted: [ vaunt: ] vt.
vantage: n.
position.etc that gives sb superiority or
advantage.
to describe. praise. or display (one's success.
possessions. etc.) boastfully.
veer: v.
vapid: adj.
(esp of a vehicle) change direction or course.
dull or uninteresting.
vegetate: v.
vaporize: to convert (as by the application of
heat or by spraying) into vapor.
variegated: (adj)
live a dull life with little activity or interest.
vehement: adj.
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decorative wood or plastic glued to the surface of
cheaper wood (for furniture. etc)
velocity: n.
venerable: adj.
(usu of inanimate things ) speed. esp in a given
direction.
venal: adj.
deserving respect because of age. character.
associations. etc.; venerate: v. respect (sb/sth)
deeply; regard as sacred.
venial: adj.
ready to accept money for doing sth dishonest.
vendetta: n.
not serious; excusable.
venison: n.
hereditary feud between families in which
murders are committed in revenge for previous
murders.
flesh of a deer used as meat.
vendor: n.
venom: n.
poisonous fluid of certain snakes. scorpions. etc.
injected by a bite or sting.
person who sells food or other small items from a
stall in the open air.
vent: n.
veneer: n.
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veracious (adj)
cause air to enter and move freely through.
ventral: adj.
(Veracious facts can be verified easily.
veracity: (n)
of or on the abdomen.
ventriloquist: n.
A fact which cannot verify
generally lacks veracity.
Eg: Voters should be concerned
about his veracity and character.
Syn: integrity, honor, honesty, ingenuousness,
candor, openness, fidelity, probity, artlessness,
sincerity, impartiality
Ant: infidelity, craft, artifice, wiliness,
insidiousness, cunning, guile, perfidiousness,
slyness, perfidy, craftiness, trickiness, treachery
verbalize:
person skilled in this.
put into words.
venture: n.
verbatim: adj. adv
project or
undertaking.esp a
commercial one where
there is a risk of
failure.; venturesome:
adj. (of people) ready to
take risks; daring.
exactly as spoken or written; word for word.
venue: n.
verbiage: n.
place where people agree to meet. esp for a
sports contest or match.
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(A)
implausible
(B)
digressing
(C)
monotonous
(D)
unusual
(E)
unique
having the appearance of truth probable.;
verisimilitude: n. appearance or semblance
(use of) too many words. or unnecessarily
difficult words.to express an idea. etc.
ofbeing true or real.
veritable: adj.
verbose: (adj) Verb
VERITABLE:
Verbose person use a lot
(A)
impetuous
of verbs.
Eg: But I thought that was
perhaps no more than a natural
reserve accentuated by the verbose frankness of
her husband. Moon and Sixpence by Maugham,
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Syn: bombastic, circumlocutory, diffuse, fustian,
gabby, garrulous, grandiloquent, involved, long-
winded, loquacious, magniloquent, palaverous,
periphrastic, pleonastic, prolix, redundant,
repeating, repetitious, repetitive, rhetorical,
talkative, talky, tautological, tautologous,
tedious, tortuous, windy, yacking
Ant: concise, succinct
(B)
pernicious
(C)
inefficacious
(D)
disastrous
(E)
specious
verdant: adj.
rightly named or called; real; verity: n. truth (of a
statement. etc).
VERDANT
vernacular: n.
(A)
tranquil
(B)
ominous
(C)
lucid
(D)
tepid
(E)
sere
(of grass. vegetation.
fields. etc) fresh and green.
verdigris: n.
language or dialect spoken in a particular
country or region. as compared with a formal or
written language.
vernal: adj.
greenish-blue substance that forms on copper.
brass and bronze surfaces.
of. in or appropriate to the season of spring.
verge: n. =
versatile: adj.
soft shoulder (soft).
verisimilar:
turning easily or readily from one subject. skill or
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vertebrate: n. adj
constitutional right to reject or forbid a
legislative proposal or action.
vex: v.
having a backbone.
vertex: n.
anger or annoy (sb). esp with trivial matters.
viable: adj. sound and workable; feasible.
(fml) highest point or top; apex.
viand:
vertigo: n. feeling of losing one's balance. caused
esp by looking down from a great height;
dizziness.
vernacular (n)
food.
vibrant: adj.
Hindi Vernamala contains 39 alphabets.
verve: n.
vibrating strongly; resonant.
enthusiasm. spirit or vigour. esp in artistic or
literary work.
vicar: n.
vestige: n.
small remaining part of what once existed; trace.
clergyman in charge of a parish where tithes
formerly belonged to another person or an
institution.
veto: n.
vicarious: adj.
felt or experienced
indirectly. by sharing
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another person.
vicissitude: n.
active bodily or mental strength or force.
vile: adj.
(fml ) change in one's circumstances.esp for the
worse.
victuals: n.
extremely disgusting.
vilify: v.
food and drink; provisions ;.
vie: v.
(fml ) say evil or insulting things about (sb);
slander.
vindicate: v.
~ with sb (for sth/to do sth); ~ for sth (fml )
compete keenly with sb (for sth); rival sb for sth.
vigil: n.
clear (sb/sth) of blame or suspicion.
vindictive: adj.
staying awake. esp at night. to keep watch or to
pray; vigilance: watchfulness; vigilant: adj.
looking out for possible danger. trouble. etc;
watchful or alert; vigilante: n. member of a self-
appointed group of people who try to prevent
crime and disorder in a community.
vignette: n.
having or showing a desire for revenge;
unforgiving.
vintner: n.
illustration. esp on the title-page of a book. but
not in a definite border.
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techniques of a fine art. esp playing a musical
instrument or singing.
virulent: adj.
wine-merchant.
violate: v.
extremely harmful or deadly.
virus: n.
break or be contrary to.
viper: n.
simple organism. smaller than bacteria. and
causing infectious disease.
visage: n.
any of various types of poisonous snake found in
Africa. Asia and Europe
virile: adj.
person'sface.
visceral: adj.
(of men) having procreative power; sexually
potent.
virtual: adj.
of the viscera.
viscid:
adhesive; gluey.
VISCID
being or acting as what is described. but not
accepted as such in name or officially.
(A)
sticky
(B)
sloping
(C)
icy
virtuoso: n.
(D)
slick
(E) slight
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vitriolic: adj.
savagely and bitterlyhostile.
not pouringeasily; thick and sticky.
vituperative: adj.
vise:
vituperative debate.
criticism. etc.
VITUPERATIVE
(A)
weakening
(B)
flattering
(C)
real
(D)
circumventing
tool for holding work in place.
(E)
optimistic
visionary: adj.
vivacious: adj.
(esp of a woman) lively or high-spirited.
having or showing foresight or wisdom; vision:
n. power of seeing; sight
vivid: adj.
vital: adj.
strong and bright; intense.
connected with or essential to life.
vivisection: n. practice of performing surgical
experiments on live animals for scientific
research.
vitiate: v.
vixen: n.
weaken or spoil the quality or efficiency of (sth).
female fox.
vitreous: adj.
vizier (n)
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azir or vizier is a high official in
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vociferous: adj. loudor noisy; expressing one's
views forcibly and insistently.
vogue: (n)
(of clothing etc) using much material; loose-
fitting or ample.
Provogue's shirts are in vogue
now a day.
Eg:
voluptuous: adj.
The vogue for short t-shirts.
Syn:
fashion, style, mode, rage,
trend, custom, practice,
current practice, popularity
Ant: antiquated.
giving a feeling of luxury or sensual pleasure.
voodoo: n.
volatile: adj.
changing rapidly into vapour.
volition: n.
form of religion based on belief in witchcraft and
magical rites. practised by blacks in the W
Indies. esp in Haiti .
voracious: adj.
act of using one's will in choosing. making a
decision. etc.
volley: n.
very greedy in eating; ravenous.
vortex: n.
simultaneous throwing or firing of a number of
stones. bullets. etc.
voluble: (adj)
Volume
Voluble person
creates a lot of volume.
Syn:
whirling mass of water. air. etc. as in a whirlpool
or whirlwind.
accomplished, adept, adroit,
apparent, articulate, dexterous,
practiced, proficient, vocal
Ant:
vouch: v. ~
inarticulate, tongue-tied
voluminous: adj.
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guarantee.
vouchsafe: (v)
Voucher
Giving voucher
to customer milkman
vouchsafe the purity of
milk.
Eg:
large bird. usu with head and neck almost bare
of feathers. that lives on the flesh of dead
animals.
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and fruitfulness, and vouchsafe that their hearts
may rejoice looking upon their sons and
daughters.
Syn: accede, acquiesce, admit, allow, award,
bestow, concede, confer, endow, grant.
Ant: disrepute
vying:
voyeur: n.
pres p of vie.
person who gets pleasure from watching in
secret others undressing or engaging in sexual
activities.
vulgar: adj.
lacking in good taste or refinement.
vulnerable: adj. ~
that can be hurt. wounded or
injured.
VULNERABLE
(A)
empty
(B)
sullen
(C)
modest
(D)
safe
(E) severe
vulpine: adj.
of or like a fox.
vulture: n.
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wanton person is person.
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unintelligent or foolish; out of one's mind.
witticism: n.
the public.
Syn: Casanova, debauchee, Don Juan, harlot,
hussy, jezebel, lecher, libertine, slut, strumpet,
swinger, tart, tramp, trollop, whore
Ant: blameless, commendable, conscientious,
creditable, devout, dutiful, equitable, ethical,
noble, peerless, philanthropic, scrupulous
Wanton (Antonym)
witty remark.
A) slut
B) chaste
wizardry: n.
C) trollop
D) libidinous
E) licentious
waver (adj.)
Wave
Waver person
waves to take a tough
decision.
practice of magic.
Syn: deliberate, dilly-
dally, dither, falter,
flicker, fluctuate, halt,
hedge, hesitate, oscillate, palter, pause,
pussyfoot around, quiver, reel, seesaw, shake,
stagger, sway, teeter, totter, tremble, vacillate,
vary, waffle, wave, weave, wobble
wizened: adj.
wistful (adj.)
Wistful
Wistful person lives a
having a dried-up wrinkled skin; shrivelled.
wistful life because his desire
never fulfilled so he always feel
sad.
Syn: contemplative, desirous, disconsolate,
woeful: adj.
dreaming, dreamy, forlorn, hopeless, longing,
meditative, melancholy, mournful, musing,
nostalgic, pensive, plaintive, reflective, sad,
thoughtful, wishful, yearning
Ant:
blah, callous, cold, cool, draggy, drippy,
emotionless
withstand: v.
full of woe; sad; woe: n. great sorrow or distress.
wont: adj.
(often fml ) endure (something) without giving
in. collapsing. wearing out. etc; resist.
~ to do sth in the habit of doing sth; accustomed
to doing sth.
witless: adj.
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pleasure or material gain; not spiritual.
wretch: n.
wrangle: n.
~ (about/over sth) noisy or angry argument or
dispute (with sb) (about sth).
very unfortunate or miserable person.
wrath: n.
wring: v. ~
sth (out) twist and squeeze sth in order to
remove liquid from it.
extreme anger.
wrinkle: n.
wreak: v.
~ sth (on sb) carry out (revenge or vengeance)
on sb; inflict sth.
small fold or line in the skin. esp one of those on
the face that are caused by age.
wrench: v.
writ: n.
formal legal written order to do or not to do sth.
issued by a court of law or a person in authority.
writhe: v.
~ sth off (sth); ~ sb/sth away twist or pull sb/sth
violently away from sth.
twist or roll about. esp because of great pain.
wrest: v.
wry: adj.
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unit of money in Japan.
yeoman: (n)
Yeah
Yeoman believes in saying yeah to his
boss or a person in his superiority.
yield: v.
bear. produce or provide.
yoke: n.
shaped piece of wood fixed across the necks of
two animals (esp oxen) pulling a cart. plough.
Etc; yokel: n. simple-minded country person;
bumpkin.
yore: n.
of yore (arch or rhet ) long ago.
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crusading for human rights.
Syn: partisan, fan, bigot, fanatic,
devotee, dogmatist, opinions, missionary,
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great enjoyment or excitement;
gusto.
ZEST
(A)
silence
(B)
humility
(C)
distaste
zenith (n)*
Zen (sage) lives on the zenith of mountain.
Meaning: point in the heavens directly above an
observer.
(D)
concerted action
(E) unreasoning anger
zigzag (adj)
Eg: Zenith quartz
reaches the success
of the zenith.
Syn: acme, altitude,
apex, apogee,
capper, capstone,
climax, crest, crown,
culmination,
elevation, eminence, height, meridian, peak,
Hundai Santro zing can take sharp
turning at zigzag path.
Eg: Zigzag highway.
Syn: oblique, awry, crooked,
sinuous, askew, transverse, crinkled, serrated,
furcated, jagged, straggling, meandering,
waggling, undulatory, serpentine, snaky
Ant: straight
pinnacle, roof, summit, tiptop, topper, vertex
Ant: nadir
ZENITH
(A)
decline
(B)
anticlimax
(C)
foundation
(D)
nadir
(E)
abyss
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