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Building Up Vocabulary DAY 18

Replace the group of underlined words by choosing the correct alternative from the words given in the bracket

(causal, apathy, kleptomania, cerebrate, knack)

1) I have an ability to write poetry effortlessly.

2) The explanation you offered didn’t satisfy the supervisor as it did not relate to cause and effect.

3) Increasing lack of emotion and interest towards old aged people is a matter of great concern.

4) Use your brain well before you enter the partnership business.

5) It was not need but psychological compulsion that made him steal jewelry from the shop.

ANSWER

1) I have a knack for poetry.

2) The explanation you offered didn’t satisfy the supervisor as was not causal.

3) Increasing apathy towards old aged people is a matter of great concern.

4) Cerebrate well before you enter the partnership business.

5) It was not need but kleptomania that made him steal jewelry from the shop.

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Building Up Vocabulary DAY 17

Fill in the blanks choosing the correct word from the words given in the bracket

(Precocious, querulous, veracious, prerequisite, belle)

1) You must keep from that ________________ fellow.

2) Beside academic qualification mastery in soft skills is a ___________ for top level management people.

3) Nowadays _________people like him are rarely seen.

4) The ___________ 3rd grade child astonished everyone by his performance at Math Olympiad.

5) ________of the beauty contest were introduced to the judges.

 

ANSWER (meanings of the underlined words are given in the bracket)

1) You must keep from that querulous fellow.

(argumentative, inclined to find fault, irritable)

2) Beside academic qualification mastery in soft skills is a prerequisite for top level management people.

(pre condition, qualification)

3) Nowadays veracious people like him are rarely seen.

(habitually truthful and honest)

4) The precocious 3rd grade child astonished everyone by his performance at Math Olympiad.

( gifted, matured beyond normal for one’s age in mental capacity)

5) Belles of the beauty contest were introduced to the judges.

 (beautiful woman, reigning beauty)

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Building Up Vocabulary DAY 16

Fill in the blanks choosing the correct word from the words given in the bracket

(tawdry,  rogue,  vengeance, tardy, specious)

1)    Don’t go by his innocent face. He is a ________.

2)    The _______ implementation of marketing strategies irritated the area manager.

3)    He never fails to grab a single opportunity to have ___________ on his enemies.

4)    His ________ advice may invite you troubles.

5)    She bought a ___________ dress for the function.

 

ANSWER (meanings of the underlined words are given in the bracket)

1)    Don’t go by his innocent face. He is a rogue.

(a scoundrel, mischievous person, a naughty child)

2)    The tardy implementation of marketing strategies irritated the area manager.

(slow, lazy, not speedy or fast)

3)    He never fails to grab a single opportunity to have vengeance on his enemies.

(revenge, settling of scores)

4)    His specious advice may invite you troubles.

(seeming good or sound but not really so, misleading, erroneous, fallacious)

5)    She bought a tawdry dress for the function.

(cheap & showy, gaudy)

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Building Up Vocabulary DAY 15

Fill in the blanks choosing the correct word from the words given in the bracket

(vacillation, flagrant, perquisite, presumptuous, meretricious)

1)    Traffic police was unable to check the frequent and _________ violation of norms by drivers.

2)    She managed to deceive a few people by her ____________ beauty.

3)     Company had to pay a high price for the __________ of his Director.

4)    The employer was so impressed by his performance that he decided to add a car and a free accommodation to his _________.

5)    His ____________nature is the biggest concern of his family members.

 

ANSWER (meanings of the underlined words are given in the bracket)

1)    Traffic police was unable to check the frequent and flagrant violation of norms by drivers.

(blatant, deliberate)

2)    She managed to deceive a few people by her meretricious beauty.

(attracting by false showy charms)

3)    Company had to pay a high price for the vacillation of his Director

(wavering, indecisiveness)

4)    The employer was so impressed by his performance that he decided to add a car and a free accommodation to his perquisite.

(something additional to regular profit or pay)

5)    His presumptuous nature is the biggest concern of his family members.

(arrogant, bigheaded, unduly confident)

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Building Up Vocabulary DAY 14

Fill in the blanks choosing the correct word from the words given in the bracket

(delusion, implore, illusion, enviable, mettle)

  1. Her _______impressed everyone present in the stadium.
  2. Sachin’s achievements are really ________.
  3. She has _________ that she is the favorite heroine of all directors.
  4. He was in ________ that she will be happy with him even in a hut.
  5. The boy _________ the supervisor to not to take stern action against him for cheating in exams.

ANSWER (meanings of the underlined words are given in the bracket)

1)    Her mettle impressed everyone present in the stadium.

(courage, determination, quality of person’s disposition and temperament)

2)    Sachin’s achievements are really enviable.

(worthy to be envied or desired)

3)    She has delusion that she is the favorite heroine of all directors.

(false belief)

4)    He was in illusion that she will be happy with him even in a hut.

(false perception)

5)    The boy implored the supervisor to not to take stern action against him for cheating in exams.

(to beg a person to do something)

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Building Up Vocabulary Day 13

Fill in the blanks choosing correct word from the words given in the bracket.

(credulous, slander, facetious, disinterested, Illicit)

1)    In order to lighten the atmosphere he tried to be _________.

2)    The village people are honest and ____________.

3)    Judge has to be ____________while giving the judgment.

4)    No one believed his __________ talks about his wife.

5)    Their _________relationship did not last long.

ANSWER (meanings of the underlined words are given in the bracket)

1)    In order to lighten the atmosphere he tried to be facetious.

(Joking or trying to be jocular)

2)    The village people are honest and credulous.

(One who believes too readily)

3)    Judge has to be disinterested while giving the judgment.

(Neutral, impartial)

4)    No one believed his slander talks about his wife.

(false report maliciously uttered to injure a person)

5)    Their illicit relationship did not last long.

(unlawful, not approved by law)

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Building Up Vacabulary Day 12

Fill in the blanks choosing correct word from the words given in the bracket.

(facile, qualms, complaisant, fervor, esoteric, )

1)    His ______________nature won him many friends.

2)    Magic techniques are ___________ in nature.

3)    The work was not as ________as I had expected.

4)    They celebrated the birth of their first child with great _________.

5)    I could never learn swimming because of my _________.

 

ANSWER (meanings of the underlined words are given in the bracket)

1)    His complaisant nature won him many friends.

(Agreeable, willing to please and oblige)

2)    Magic techniques are esoteric in nature.

(Taught only to an inner group, a very confidential)

3)    The work was not as facile as I had expected.

(Easy, done quickly and smoothly)

4)      They celebrated the birth of their first child with great fervour.

(Zeal, much warmth)

5)      I could never learn swimming because of my qualms.

(A sudden feeling of uneasiness, doubt or misgiving)

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Building Up Vocabulary DAY 11

FILL IN THE BLANK CHOOSING THE CORRECT OPTION FROM THE GIVEN PAIR OF WORDS

1)    Confirm/conform

a)     _____________  your participation in the seminar by filling the registration form.

b)    A student is bound to ____________ to the rules of the school.

2)    Council/counsel

a)     He sought a legal __________ before filing the complaint.

b)    The members are requested to collect in the __________ hall.

3)    Hansom/handsome

a)     I had never seen such a ______________ lad.

b)    He sold his __________ to meet his medical expenses.

ANSWER (meaning of the words are given in the bracket)

1)    Confirm/conform

a)     Confirm your participation in the seminar by filling the registration form.

(to verify, to make firm, establish the truth or correctness)

b)    A student is bound to conform to the rules of the school.

(comply with rules, to accept without question, to be similar in form or type)

2)    Council/counsel

a)     He sought a legal counsel before filing the complaint.

(Advice, opinion)

b)    The members are requested to collect in the council hall.

(a group of people chosen as an administrative assembly or an assembly of   people meeting regularly to advise on, discuss/organize something))

3)    Hansom/handsome

a)     I had never seen such a handsome lad.

(good looking, generous)

b)    He sold his hansom to meet his medical expenses.

(two wheeled horse driven cab with driver seated behind)

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Building Up Vocabulary Day 10

Replace the underlined word/words by choosing the correct word from the words given in the bracket:

(hunch, altercation, plunder, tenacity, incite)

1)    Politicians instigate race hatred for selfish motives.

2)    His intuitions saved him from the disaster.

3)    Persistence in holding fast is one of the touchstones of success.

4)    Both of them were engaged in a noisy argument for almost half an hour.

5)    The robbers had a plan to ravage the treasury.

ANSWER:

1)    Politicians incite race hatred for selfish motives.

2)    His hunch saved him from the disaster.

3)    Tenacity is one of the touchstones of success.

4)    Both of them were engaged in an altercation for almost half an hour.

5)    The robbers had a plan to plunder the treasury.

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Building Up Vocabulary Day 9

Fill in the blanks choosing the correct word from the words given in the bracket

(Pare, parricide, trifles, prescience, prophecies)

1) He was indicted for  __________.

2) We must not waste our time in _________.

3) You must ________ your nails at regular intervals.

4) None of his ___________ proved correct.

5) His father had ______________ of his death so he called him immediately.

ANSWER (meanings of the underlined words are given in the bracket)

1) He was indicted for  parricide.

(killing of one’s father, mother or both  parent)

2) We must not waste our time in trifles.

(unimportant matters, trivial matters)

3) You must pare your nails at regular intervals.

(trim, cut short)

4) None of his prophecies proved correct.

(plural of prophecy; meaning: predictions, forecasts)

5) His father had prescience of his death so he called him immediately.

(foreknowledge, insight)

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