Vocabulary made easy

A short vocabulary session for the upcoming competitive exams.

Vocabulary acts as a stepping stone in all the major competitive examinations. You just cannot escape or miss out on vocabulary if you are preparing for competitive exams. Good vocabulary plays a key role in addressing all types of questions in the verbal ability section of the competitive examinations. Let us have a look at some of the words with their meanings.

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1. Eloquence- fluent or persuasive way of writing or speaking.

2. Sludge- thick, soft, wet mud or mixture of liquid and solid components

3. Pristine- clean and fresh

4. Loath -reluctant/ unwilling.

5. Disarray- a state of disorganization or untidiness.

6. Bias- inclination or prejudice for or against one person or group.

7. Acquisition – an asset or object bought or obtained.

8.  Rendered- provide or give a service, help, etc.

9. Euphoric- characterised by or feeling intense excitement and happiness.

10. Adulteration- the action of making something poorer in quality by the addition of another substance.

11. Permissible- permitted/allowed.

12. Insurgents- a person fighting against a government or invading force/a rebel or revolutionary.

13. Affirmed- state emphatically or publicly.

14. Tackling- make determined efforts to deal with a problem or difficult task.

15. Surpassed- exceed/ be greater than.

16. Ignominy -public shame or disgrace.

17. Lustre -a gentle sheen or soft glow.

18. Tarnished – lose or cause to lose lustre, especially as a result of exposure to air or moisture.

19. Robust – strong and healthy/ vigorous.

20. Abatement -the action of abating or being abated, ending or subsiding.

21. Dispirited-having lost enthusiasm and hope/ disheartened.

22. Heft -lift or carry

23. Grim-very serious or gloomy.

24.  Marred-  impair the quality or appearance/ spoil.

25. Repression- the action of subduing someone or something by force.

26. Scrutiny -critical observation or examination.

27. Loophole – an ambiguity or inadequacy in the law or a set of rules.

28. Lethargy – a lack of energy and enthusiasm.

29. Loomed- appear as a vague form, especially one that is large or threatening.

30. Notoriety-  the state of being famous or well known for some bad quality or deed.

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