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WEEKLY VOCAB COMPILATION




 WEEKLY VOCAB COMPILATION WEEK - 1 



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 DAY 1
1. Adamant (adjective) - Refusing to be persuaded or to change one's mind – अटल

S - Obstinate, Adamantine, Bullheaded, Dogged, Hard, Hardened, Hardheaded, Hard-nosed, Headstrong, Immovable, Implacable
A- Acquiescent, Agreeable, Amenable, Compliant, Complying, Flexible, Pliable, Pliant, Relenting, Yielding

Mnemonic – A+DAM+ant...A DAM IS GENERALLY INFLEXIBLE AND HARD so vehicles can pass through it.
Use - I've told her she should stay at home and rest but she's adamant that she's coming.
2. Affected (adjective) - Influenced or touched by an external factor – प्रभावित

S - Artificial, Assumed, Bogus, Contrived, Factitious, Fake, False, Feigned, Forced, Mechanical, Mock
A – Artless, Genuine, Natural, Spontaneous, Unaffected, Uncontrived, Unfeigned, Unforced
Mnemonic - Affected.....past form of affect....affect..af+fect(FACT).SO SOMETHING which has nothing to do with facts.
Use - He has a very affected style of writing.
3. Allay (verb) - Diminish or put at rest (fear, suspicion, or worry) – निराकरण करिा

S - Alleviate, Assuage, Ease, Mitigate, Mollify, Palliate, Relieve, Soothe
A - Aggravate, Exacerbate
Mnemonic - Allay allay allay rote nhi chup ho jaao.
Use - The government is trying to allay public fears/concern about the spread of the disease.
4. Accord (noun) - An official agreement or treaty – सहमानत

S - Treaty, Alliance, Compact, Convention, Covenant, Pact
A – Conflict, Disagreement, Incongruence, Incongruity, Incongruousness
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Use - The project is completely in accord with government policy.
5. Adulterate (verb) - Render (something) poorer in quality by adding another substance – ममलािटी

S - Impure, Adulterated, Alloyed, Contaminated, Dilute, Diluted, Polluted, Tainted, Thinned, Weakened
A – Fine, Pure, Ultrapure, Unadulterated, Unalloyed, Uncontaminated, Uncut, Undiluted, Unmixed, Unpolluted, Untainted
Mnemonic - Adults are more impure than children, so adulterate means to make impure.
Use - There were complaints that the beer had been adulterated with water.
6. Agility (noun) - Ability to move quickly and easily – फुती

S - Dexterity, Deftness, Nimbleness, Sleight, Spryness
A – Awkwardness, Clumsiness, Gaucheness, Gawkiness, Gawkishness, Gracelessness, Ham-handedness
Mnemonic - AGILITY IS SIMILAR TO ABILITY...ABILITY to move fast and quick.
Use - Monkeys are very agile climbers.
7. Admonish (verb) - Reprimand firmly – धिक्कारिा

S - Rebuke, Chide, Reprimand, Reproach, Reprove, Tick off
A – Applaud, Extol (also extoll), Hail, Laud, Praise, Salute, Tout
Mnemonic - To avoid A DEMON-ish act, a mother Warns her naughty child [Note: A face of a demon as the warning Sign].
Use - His mother admonished him for eating too quickly.
8. Assuage (verb) - Make (an unpleasant feeling) less intense – शाांत करिा

S - Allay, Alleviate, Help, Ease, Mitigate, Mollify, Palliate, Relieve, Soothe
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Mnemonic – Ass means donkey... donkey's usage give huge relief from carrying loads.
Use - The government has tried to assuage the public's fears.
9. Alleviate (verb) - Make (suffering, deficiency, or a problem) less severe – कम करिा

S - Allay, Help, Assuage, Ease, Mitigate, Mollify, Palliate, Relieve, Soothe
A – Aggravate, Exacerbate
Mnemonic - Alleviate ~ elevator: It sounds like elevator and elevator helps us reduce leg pain while walking or climbing stairs.
Use - The drugs did nothing to alleviate her pain/suffering.
10. Altruism (noun) - Disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others - परोपकाररता

S - Selflessness, Self-sacrifice, Self-denial / Consideration, Compassion, Kindness, Goodwill, Decency, Nobility
A – Selfishness
Mnemonic - Al+tru.. someone who is always true i.e. somelike Gandhiji.. unselfish concern for welfare of others
Use - Nobody believes those people are donating money to the president’s party purely out of altruism.
DAY 2
1. Amass (verb) - Gather together or accumulate (a large amount or number of material or things) over a period of time – एकत्र करिा

S - Accumulate, Gather, Assemble, Bulk (up), Collect, Concentrate, Congregate, Constellate, Corral, Garner, Group, Lump, Pick up, Round up
A – Dispel, Disperse, Dissipate, Scatter
Mnemonic – aMASS-how does a mass gets made? or how does some mass gets accumulated ? ans-when it is collected( and stored).
Use - She has amassed a huge fortune from her novels. WEEKLY VOCAB COMPILATION WEEK - 1
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2. Acrimonious (adjective) - (typically of speech or discussion) angry and bitter – तीखा

S - Acrid, Bitter, Embittered, Hard, Rancorous, Resentful, Sore
A – Caring, Forgiving, Gentle, Kind, Kindhearted, Loving, Sweet, Sympathetic, Tender, Warm, Warmhearted
Mnemonic – Acri + moni + ous ~ a crore money; excess of money, which can make someone bitter, harsh.
Use - Their marriage ended eight years ago in an acrimonious divorce.
3. Anomaly (noun) -Something that deviates from what is standard, normal, or expected – विसंगति

S - Aberration, Abnormality, Exception, Oddity, Oddment, Rarity
A – Norm, Ordinary, Usual
Mnemonic – Anomaly sounds like abnormally.. that is one who deviates from the normal order.
Use - The anomaly of the social security system is that you sometimes have more money without a job.
4. Aptitude (noun) - A natural ability to do something – योग्यिा

S - Talent, Bent, Endowment, Faculty, Flair, Genius, Gift, Head, Knack
A – Disability, Handicap, Inability, Incapacity, Shortcoming, Weakness
Mnemonic – Remember this word from various "aptitude tests" which check talent or IQ etc.
Use - My son has no/little aptitude for sport.
5. Alimony (noun) - A husband's (or wife's) provision for a spouse after separation or divorce; maintenance –

S - Maintenance, Support, Provision, Allowance, Keep, Upkeep, Sustenance, Livelihood
A – Neglect , Nonexistence
Mnemonic – Ali+mony mony==All I need is Money and not my husband.
Use - An example of alimony is when a couple divorces and the court orders the ex- husband to send a check to his ex-wife each month. WEEKLY VOCAB COMPILATION WEEK - 1
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6. Atone (verb) - Make amends or reparation – हरजािा देिा

S - Expiate (for), Mend, Redeem
A – Hurt, Injure, Worsen, Deprive
Mnemonic – At+own(one) - he realised his mistake 'at' his 'own' and wanted to make amends for it.
Use - The country's leader has expressed a wish to atone for his actions in the past.
7. Abjure (verb) - Solemnly renounce (a belief, cause, or claim) – त्यागना

S - Abnegate, Forswear (also foreswear), Recant, Renege, Renounce, Repeal, Repudiate, Retract, Take back, Unsay, Withdraw
A – Adhere (to)
Mnemonic – Abjure think it like injure. So once you are injured you will give up. so abjure means give up.
Use - He abjured his religion/his life of dissipation.
8. Allege (verb) - Claim or assert that someone has done something illegal or wrong, typically without proof – आरोप

S - Affirm, Claim, Assert, Aver, Avouch, Avow, Contend, Declare, Insist, Maintain, Profess, Protest, Purport, Warrant
A – Deny, Gainsay
Mnemonic – All ege(is)not fine when there is a statement without proof.
Use - The two men allege (that) the police forced them to make false confessions.
9. Acme (noun) - The point at which something is at its best or most highly developed – चरम ब ांदु

S - Height, Apex, Apogee, Capstone, Climax, Crescendo, Crest
A – Bottom, Nadir, Rock bottom
Mnemonic – Like acne=high points on skin(pimple).Acme=Highest point in ones work.
Use - To act on this world-famous stage is surely the acme of any actor's career. WEEKLY VOCAB COMPILATION WEEK - 1
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10. Analogy (noun) - A comparison between one thing and another, typically for the purpose of explanation or clarification - समानिा

S – Comparison, Correlation
A – Difference, Dissimilarity
Mnemonic – Ana creates a logic which always includes comparing 2 similar things.
Use – He drew an analogy between the brain and a vast computer.
DAY 3
1. Appraise (verb) - Assess the value or quality of – आंकना

S - Estimate, Assess, Evaluate, Guesstimate
A – Criticize
Mnemonic – Appraise -consider praise and price --what is the price of praise which u cant say but u can estimate.
Use - At the end of each teaching practice, trainee teachers are asked to appraise their own performance.
2. Allocate (verb) - Distribute (resources or duties) for a particular purpose – आिंटिि

S - Allot, Allow, Apportion, Assign, Distribute, Lot, Ration
A – Begrudge, Deny, Deprive (of)
Mnemonic – Allocate- to locate, and then set apart for a certain purpose.
Use - As project leader, you will have to allocate people jobs/allocate jobs to people.
3. Adage (noun) - A proverb or short statement expressing a general truth – कहाित

S - Saying, Aphorism, Apothegm, Byword, Epigram, Maxim, Proverb, Saw, Sententia, Word
A – Absurdity, Ambiguity, Foolishness, Nonsense, Paradox
Mnemonic – Ad + age generally old people tell us all the proverbs and all. WEEKLY VOCAB COMPILATION WEEK - 1
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Use - He remembered the old adage "Look before you leap".
4. Adversity (noun) - A difficult or unpleasant situation – विपवि

S - Misfortune, Ill, Knock, Misadventure, Mischance, Mishap, Tragedy
A – Fortune, Luck, Serendipity
Mnemonic – After UNIversity when you are jobless, you are in ADversity (misfortune, great hardship).
Use - She’s cheerful in the face of adversity.
5. Ample (adjective) - Enough or more than enough / Plentiful – प्रचुर

S - Abundant, Plentiful, Aplenty, Bounteous, Bountiful, Comfortable, Cornucopian, Galore, Generous, Liberal, Plenteous, Plenty
A – Bare, Minimal, Scant, Spare
Mnemonic – Amplifier means to increase in strength of signal so ample means in abundance.
Use - You'll have ample opportunity to ask questions after the talk.
6. Absolve (verb) - Declare (someone) free from guilt, obligation, or punishment – दोषमुक्त करिा

S - Exculpate, Acquit, Clear, Exonerate, Vindicate
A – Criminate, Incriminate
Mnemonic – Ab + solve : if you can solve this problem, I can absolve your sin from the accusation of cheating in exam. (a teacher said to his student).
Use - The report absolved her from/of all blame for the accident.
7. Abscond (verb) - Leave hurriedly and secretly, typically to escape from custody or avoid arrest -फ़रार होना

S - Escape, Break out (of), Clear out, Flee, Fly, Get out, Lam, Run away, Run off
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Mnemonic – absCOND sounds like abs 'KAND'..when you do KAND you run away, depart secretly and hide. :p
Use - Two prisoners absconded last night.
8. Affray (noun) - An instance of group fighting in a public place that disturbs the peace – कलह

S - Brawl, Broil, Bonnybrook, Fracas, Fray, Free-for-all, Melee, Rough-and-tumble, Row, Ruckus, Ruction
A – Accord, Agreement
Mnemonic – Affray..close to affraiD..so you are afraid of a NOISY FIGHT.
Use – Salman Khan was charged with causing an affray at a nightclub.
9. Annihilate (verb) - Destroy utterly / Obliterate – ममटा देिा

S - Abolish, Black out, Blot out, Cancel, Clean (up), Efface, Eradicate, Erase, Expunge, Exterminate, Extirpate, Liquidate, Obliterate
A – Conserve, Preserve, Protect, Save, Build, Construct, Create, Fabricate
Mnemonic – Annihilate ~ Eliminate; So to ELIMINATE someone completely from your life.. means to kill them.
Use - A city annihilated by an atomic bomb.
10. Affable (adjective) - Friendly, good-natured, or easy to talk to – ममलिसार

S - Easygoing, Breezy, Devil-may-care, Happy-go-lucky, Laid-back, Low-pressure, Mellow
A – High-strung, Uptight
Mnemonic – Affection+able=affection to others.
Use – He struck me as an affable sort of a man.
DAY 4
1. Amplify (verb) - Increase the volume of (sound), especially using an amplifier – बढाना

S - Expand, Develop, Dilate (on or upon), Elaborate (on), Enlarge (on or upon), Flesh (out) WEEKLY VOCAB COMPILATION WEEK - 1
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A – Abbreviate, Abridge, Condense, Shorten
Mnemonic – Amplifier means to increase in strength of signal so ample means in abundance.
Use - This study amplifies earlier research.
2. Amalgamate (verb) - Combine or unite to form one organization or structure – ममलाना

S - Blend, Combine, Commingle, Commix, Composite, Concrete, Conflate, Fuse, Homogenize, Immingle, Immix, Incorporate, Integrate, Interfuse, Intermingle, Intermix, Meld, Merge, Mingle, Mix
A – Break down, Break up, Separate, Unmix
Mnemonic – Amalgamate: as we all know that AMALGAM is the alloy of mercury.and alloy means MIXING things together.SO AMALGAMATE means mixing or combining.
Use - The different offices will be amalgamated as/into employment advice centres.
3. Appease (verb) - Pacify or placate (someone) by acceding to their demands – तुष्ट करिा

S - Pacify, Assuage, Conciliate, Disarm, Gentle, Mollify, Placate, Propitiate
A – Anger, Enrage, Incense, Inflame (also enflame), Infuriate, Ire, Madden, Outrage
Mnemonic – Appease…app(appeal)+pease(peace) appeal for peace..…when war was going on in kasmir…our prime minister appealed people to maintain peace in the region.
Use - Opposition claimed that the government had only changed the law in order to appease their critics.
4. Apprise (verb) - Inform or tell (someone) – तलािा

S - Acquaint, Advise, Enlighten, Brief, Catch up, Clear, Clue (in), Familiarize, Fill in, Hip, Inform, Instruct, Tell, Verse, Wise
A – Misinform, Mislead
Mnemonic – One who will inform will get the prize.
Use - The President has been apprised of the situation.
5. Apprehend (verb) - Arrest (someone) for a crime – पकड़िा

S - Appreciate, Comprehend, Assimilate, Behold, Catch, Catch on (to), Cognize
A – Miss
Mnemonic – Up your hands - said the CBI before grabbing the criminal.
Use - The police have finally apprehended the killer. WEEKLY VOCAB COMPILATION WEEK - 1
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6. Ameliorate (verb) - Make (something bad or unsatisfactory) better – सुिारिा

S - Improve, Amend, Better, Enhance, Enrich, Help, Meliorate, Perfect, Refine, Upgrade
A – Worsen
Mnemonic – Take the suffix 'rate'. With the increase in product rate it's quality will also improve.
Use - Foreign aid is badly needed to ameliorate the effects of the drought.
7. Adulation (noun) - Excessive admiration or praise – खुशामद

S - Worship, Deification, Hero worship, Idolatry, Idolization
A – Condemnation, Disapproval, Disfavor, Dislike, Dismissal, Disregard, Hatred, Loathing, Scorn
Mnemonic – Adulation: additional congratulations.
Use - He couldn’t deal with the adulation of his fans.
8. Animosity (noun) - Strong hostility – द्िेष

S - Enmity, Animus, Antagonism, Antipathy, Bad blood, Bitterness, Gall, Grudge, Hostility, Jaundice, Rancor
A – Amity
Mnemonic – Pronounce animosity like 'Enemy'sity. so if someone is having enemysity he will have ill will intentions.
Use - Of course we're competitive, but there's no personal animosity between us.
9. Amnesty (noun) - An official pardon for people who have been convicted of political offences – राज-क्षमा

S - Absolution, Pardon, Forgiveness, Remission, Remittal
A – Penalty, Punishment, Retribution
Mnemonic – Am-nesty-> similar to "i am nasty" but still my parents generally pardon my mistakes.
Use - Most political prisoners were freed under the terms of the amnesty.
10. Ancillary (adjective) - Providing necessary support to the primary activities or operation of an organization, system, etc – अिीिस्थ

S – Auxiliary, Additional, Subsidiary, Supplementary
A – Central, Chief, Primary, Necessary WEEKLY VOCAB COMPILATION WEEK - 1
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Mnemonic – Sounds like "hillary". Think of Hillary Clinton who was the VP to Obama and thus supports him.
Use – An ancillary role.
DAY 5
1. Agrarian (adjective) - Relating to cultivated land or the cultivation of land – कृवष सां ांिी

S - Agricultural, Farming
A – Nonagricultural
Mnemonic – Agrarian = agriculturian related to rural.
Use - This part of the country is mainly agrarian.
2. Abrasive (adjective) - Capable of polishing or cleaning a hard surface by rubbing or grinding – अपघषषक

S - Rankling, Rebarbative, Riling, Vexatious, Vexing
A – Delightful, Pleasing
Mnemonic – Abrasive: ab-Erasive: which means rubbing away.
Use - The paint comes off with an abrasive steel-wool pad.
3. Amulet (noun) - An ornament or small piece of jewellery thought to give protection against evil, danger, or disease – ता ीज़

S - Charm, Fetish (also fetich), Mascot, Mojo, Periapt, Phylactery, Talisman
A – Hoodoo, Jinx
Mnemonic – Amulet: amu-amazing let-locket
Use - If you take the amulet, no pain, guaranteed.
4. Benevolent (adjective) - Well meaning and kindly – दयालू

S - Beneficent, Humane, Benignant, Compassionate, Good-hearted, Kind.
A – Atrocious, Barbaric, Barbarous, Bestial, Brutal, Brute, Brutish, Callous
Mnemonic – Bene(root bene means good)+volent(voluntarily)..so good person voluntarily donating his all GOODS to people. WEEKLY VOCAB COMPILATION WEEK - 1
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Use - He was a benevolent old man and wouldn't hurt a fly.
5. Biennial (adjective) - Taking place every other year – द्वििावषक

S – Biyearly, Periodic , Periodical
A – Aperiodic
Mnemonic – Enn means year Therefore, Biennial - Happening every second year.
Use - A biennial exhibit.
6. Belated (adjective) - Coming or happening later than should have been the case – विलम्ब त

S - Behind, Behindhand, Late, Delinquent, Latish, Overdue, Tardy
A – Early, Inopportune, Precocious, Premature, Unseasonable, Untimely
Mnemonic –Be+lated ~ belated is being late or delayed.
Use - Belated birthday greetings!
7. Beguile (verb) - Charm or enchant (someone), often in a deceptive way – मोहहत करिा

S - Allure, Charm, Bewitch, Captivate, Enchant, Fascinate, Kill, Magnetize, Wile, Witch
A – Disgust, Offend, Repel, Revolt, Annoy, Displease, Irk
Mnemonic – Be+guile--- guile means to attract by deception.
Use - He was completely beguiled by her beauty.
8. Behove (verb) - It is appropriate or suitable / It befits – योग्य होिा

S – Meet, Conform to, Fit
A – Fall short of, Disagree
Mnemonic – Relate to "behave" or "behaviour" which should always "be appropriate" and upto "necessary" standards.
Use - It behoves the House to assure itself that there is no conceivable alternative.
9. Banal (adjective) - So lacking in originality as to be obvious and boring – तुच्छ
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S - Wishy-washy, Flat, Insipid, Milk-and-water, Namby-pamby, Watery
A – Piquant, Poignant, Pungent, Racy, Spicy
Mnemonic - Ban + al(ban all people); you ban all those people from your group, if they are repeating the same activity again and again.
Use - He just sat there making banal remarks all evening.
10. Brazen (adjective) - Bold and without shame – ेशमष

S – Arch, Audacious, Bold, Bold-faced, Brash, Brassbound, Brassy, Nervy
A – Meek, Mousy (or mousey), Retiring, Shy, Timid
Mnemonic – Brazen, its from old english word braesen means made of brass(strong enough metal)so the person who is brazen is bold or strong enough & don't really care what others will think about it.
Use - He told me a brazen lie.
DAY 6
1. Bouquet (noun) - An attractively arranged bunch of flowers, especially one presented as a gift or carried at a ceremony – गुल-दस्ता

S - Bob [Scottish], Nosegay, Posy
A – Stench
Mnemonic – No Mnemonic
Use - Christine sent me a lovely bouquet when I was sick.
2. Brooch (noun) - An ornament fastened to clothing with a hinged pin and catch – जड़ाऊ वपि

S – Pin, Clip, Clasp
A – Unclip, Rout
Mnemonic – Brooch sounds like RICH, women wear ornamental pins to look rich.
Use - She wore a small silver brooch.
3. Bantering (noun) - Exchange remarks in a good-humoured teasing way – मज़ाक

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A – Mollifying, Subsiding
Mnemonic – Banta Singh bantering with Santa Singh.
Use - "Oh, I am not going to separate the inseparables," he said in his usual bantering tone.
4. Broach (verb) - Raise (a difficult subject) for discussion – विषय छेड़िा

S - Break, Surface
A – Dive, Drop, Drown
Mnemonic – BROACH sounds like Brochure. So a Brochure is always is used to INTRODUCE or we can remember it as Brochure is to OPEN.
Use - He hopes they will sponsor the poetry event, but he hasn’t broached the subject with them yet.
5. Bereft (adjective) - Deprived of or lacking (something) – पागल

S - Blank, Empty, Innocent, Stark, Vacant
A – Furnished, Provided, Supplied
Mnemonic – Bereft = beer + left and therefore DEPRIVED of beer.
Use - Alone now and almost penniless, he was bereft of hope.
6. Benefactor (noun) - A person who gives money or other help to a person or cause – उपकारी

S - Angel, Donator, Donor.
A – Beneficiary, Donee, Giftee, Recipient
Mnemonic – Bene is a root word which means good.. bene+factor i.e some good factors like money, help.
Use - They hope to find a benefactor, and turn the factory into a museum.
7. Benediction (noun) - The utterance of a blessing, especially at the end of a religious service – आशीिाषद

S - Blessing, Benison
A – Anathema, Curse, Execration
Mnemonic – You know Pope Benedict...pope gives BLESSINGS.
Use - The priest made a benediction of blessings for the newly baptized infant. WEEKLY VOCAB COMPILATION WEEK - 1
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8. Bonanza (noun) - A situation which creates a sudden increase in wealth, good fortune, or profits – सौभाग्य

S – Windfall, Boom
A – Loss, Strain
Mnemonic – Bonanza comes from bonus ; that is something carry good luck for you.
Use - April was a bonanza month for car sales.
9. Bellicose (adjective) - Demonstrating aggression and willingness to fight – लड़ाकू

S - Aggressive, Agonistic, Argumentative, Assaultive
A – Anti-imperialist, Antimilitarist, Unwarlike; Affable, Amiable, Amicable
Mnemonic – Bellicose as belli + cose ...belli we can remember as sumo's with huge bellis will fight (wrestleling) each other.....so belli-cose means a warlike.
Use - The general made some bellicose statements about his country's military strength.
10. Bereavement (noun) - The action or condition of being bereaved – वियोग

S – Mourning, Loss, Deprivation
A – Comfort, Dispostion
Mnemonic – Be+ reave +ment=BE in GRAVE without any arrangeMENTS ...hence the dead is derpived valuable things forever.
Use – She has recently suffered a bereavement.

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 DAY 8
1. Berate (verb) - Scold or criticize (someone) angrily – जोर से डााँटना

S - Baste, Bawl Out, Scold, Call down, Castigate, Chastise
A – Approve, Endorse
Mnemonic – Be+rate ~ he was RATEd BElow expectations and hence forth scolded.
Use - As he left the meeting, he was berated by angry demonstrators.
2. Beneficiary (noun) - the utterance of a blessing, especially at the end of a religious service – लाभार्थी

S – Heir, Donee, Recipient
A – Benefactor, Contributor
Mnemonic – BENE(root for GOOD) and FICIARY sounds like fishry...so if the fisherman does GOOD FISHRY, he will RECIEVE ITS BENEFIT.
Use - His wife was the chief beneficiary of his will.
3. Betroth (verb) - Formally engage (someone) to be married – सगाई करना

S – Affianced, Intended, Engaged
A – Uncommitted, Unmarried, Unattached, Single, Divorced
Mnemonic – Be+Troth -- sounds like truth The lovers finally fretted out the TRUTH that they both are going to marry each other after hiding their affair from past 3 years.
Use - She was betrothed at an early age.
4. Brochure (noun) - A small book or magazine containing pictures and information about a product or service – वििरणिका

S – Pamphlet, Leaflet, Booklet
Mnemonic – Book to be sure
Use - They produced a brochure on healthy eating that was to be distributed in supermarkets.
5. Bestow (verb) - Confer or present (an honour, right, or gift) – प्रदान करना

S - Give, Contribute, Donate, Give away, Present, Volunteer
A – Hold, Keep, Pocket, Retain, Withhold
Mnemonic – (BESTOW) best people are bestowed with awards and trophies
Use - The country’s highest medal was bestowed upon him for heroism.
6. Bid (noun) - Offer (a certain price) for something, especially at an auction – बोली

S - Assay, Bash, Attempt, Crack, Endeavor
A – Reject, Prohibit, Enjoin
Use - She knew she couldn't afford it, so she didn't bid.
7. Bravado (noun) - A bold manner or a show of boldness intended to impress or intimidate – िाहिाही
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S – Boast, Bluster, Brag
A – Modesty, Restraint
Mnemonic – Brava+Do = Act like brave but not brave. Pretended bravery.
Use - It was an act of bravado that made him ask his boss to resign.
8. Besmirch (verb) - Damage (someone's reputation) – मैला करना

S - Befoul, Begrime, Bemire, Dirty, Blacken, Daub, Distain
A – Decontaminate, Purge, Purify
Mnemonic – Besmirch = Bees + Mirch (In Hindi language Bees means twenty and Mirch means pepper) So,if you will add twenty pepper, you will definitely spoil the food.
Use - His accusations were false, but they served to besmirch her reputation.
9. Bovine (adjective) - Relating to or affecting cattle – गोजातीय

S - Cow
Mnemonic – Bov(boy)+ine(ninesounds like boy nine..so a nine year boy is generally very innocent and placcid so cowlike....and they are generally very slowthinking.
Use – A bovine virus.
10. Baffle (verb) - Totally bewilder or perplex - चकरा देना

S - Frustrate, Balk, Beat
A – Advance, Cultivate, Encourage, Forward
Mnemonic – Baffle sounds like buffalo and a wild buffalo can really frustrate you with his crazy actions.
Use - He was completely baffled by her strange behaviour.
DAY 9
1. Berserk (verb) - Out of control with anger or excitement / Wild or frenzied – उन्मत

S - Amok (or Amuck), Helter-skelter, Berserkly, Frantically, Frenetically, Frenziedly, Harum-scarum, Hectically, Madly
A – Calmly, Collectedly, Composedly, Coolly.
Mnemonic – Ber+serk-->serak. If someone gets madly EXCITED about something. We say ”SARAK GAYA YE TOH.”
Use - My mother will go berserk (= be extremely angry) when she finds out I've ruined her favourite dress.
2. Breach (noun) - An act of breaking or failing to observe a law, agreement, or code of conduct – उल्लंघन

S - Contravention, Infraction, Infringement, Transgression, Trespass, Violation
A – Noninfringement, Nonviolation, Observance
Mnemonic – Brea(k)(ch)...break the contract.
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3. Bizarre (adjective) - Very strange or unusual – विचचत्र

S - Absurd, Fantastic, Crazy, Fanciful, Foolish, Insane, Nonsensical, Preposterous, Unreal, Wild
A – Realistic, Reasonable
Mnemonic – Sounds like bazaar; In India, BIZARRE(bazaar) looks STRANGE and ODD to foreigners.
Use - A bizarre situation.
4. Blasphemous (adjective) - Sacrilegious against God or sacred things / Profane – धममद्रोही

S - Irreverent, Impious, Profane, Sacrilegious
A – Pious, Reverent
Mnemonic – B+LAST+FAMOUS...be famous for the last time because i will bring you down by blasphemy.
Use - A blasphemous remark.
5. Chide (verb) - Scold or rebuke – डांटना

S - Admonish, Rebuke, Reprimand, Reproach, Reprove, Tick off
A – Approve, Endorse
Mnemonic – Chide can be remembered as "hide". You hide to avoid getting scolded for what you have done.
Use - She chided him for his bad manners.
6. Conversant (adjective) - Familiar with or knowledgeable about something – जानकार

S - Abreast, Acquainted, Familiar, Informed, Knowledgeable, Up, Up-to-date, Versed, Well-informed
A – Ignorant, Unacquainted, Unfamiliar, Uninformed, Unknowledgeable
Mnemonic – Through conversations you can gain more knowledge and thus become conversant.
Use - I'm not conversant with the rules of chess.
7. Caption (noun) - A title or brief explanation accompanying an illustration, cartoon, or poster – शीर्मक

S - Cutline, Legend
Mnemonic – Interesting Caption all the time captures our attention.
Use - Some titles may carry an additional information caption.
8. Carnage (noun) - The killing of a large number of people – नरसंहार

S - Bloodbath, Butchery, Massacre, Death, Holocaust, Slaughter
A – Friendliness, Hospitality, Civility
Mnemonic – If under aged people drive the car, there is a possibility that he may kill people or animals on the road.
Use - The Battle of the Haldighati was a scene of dreadful carnage.
9. Clemency (noun) – Mercy / Lenience – दया
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S - Charity, Mercy, Forbearance, Lenience, Leniency, Lenity, Mercifulness, Quarter
A – Hard-heartedness, Mercilessness, Pitilessness, Ruthlessness
Mnemonic – Cle+men+ cy= clean man mercy, a man who is very clean in his thoughts is very mild and merciful.
Use - The jury passed a verdict of guilty, with an appeal to the judge for clemency.
10. Chaste (adjective) - Without unnecessary ornamentation / Simple or restrained – अभ्रष्ट

S - Clean, Decent , Immaculate, Modest, Pure, Vestal, Virgin, Virginal
A – Coarse, Dirty, Filthy, Immodest, Impure, Indecent, Obscene, Smutty, Unchaste, Unclean, Vulgar
Mnemonic – Sounds like Taste. You Taste the Food if its pure and has no impurities like dirt.
Use - In the past, a woman needed to be chaste to make a good marriage.
DAY 10
1. Cogent (adjective) - Clear, logical, and convincing (of an argument or case) - ठोस

S - Compelling, Conclusive, Convincing, Decisive, Effective, Forceful, Persuasive, Satisfying, Strong, Telling
A – Inconclusive, Indecisive, Ineffective, Uncompelling, Unconvincing, Unpersuasive
Mnemonic – Cogent - gent - a gentle person is always the right person to convince others.
Use - He makes a cogent argument for improving early childhood education.
2. Compatible (adjective) - Able to exist or occur together without problems or conflict (of two things) – अनुकूल

S - Agreeable, Amicable, Harmonious, Congenial, Frictionless, Kindred, Unanimous, United
A – Disagreeable, Discordant, Disharmonious, Disunited, Incompatible, Inharmonious, Uncongenial
Mnemonic – Company's all people always have to be in harmony fro better success.
Use - Such policies are not compatible with democratic government.
3. Collusion (noun) - Secret or illegal cooperation or conspiracy in order to deceive others – ममलीभगत

S - Complicity, Connivance, Conspiracy
A – Honesty
Mnemonic – People who involve in collusion, try to create an Illusion that everything is fine.
Use - It is thought that they worked in collusion with the terrorist network.
4. Contingency (noun) - A future event or circumstance which is possible but cannot be predicted with certainty – आकस्ममकता

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Mnemonic – In case of an emerengency, you lay up food in tin cans or can-tin for an emerGENCY = contingency.
Use - You must be able to deal with all possible contingencies.
5. Condone (verb) - Accept (behaviour that is considered morally wrong or offensive) – माफ़ करना

S - Disregard, Forgive, Gloss (over), Gloze (over), Ignore, Overlook, Overpass
A – Heed, Mark, Mind, Note
Mnemonic – The teacher CONDOLED her student's situation and CONDONED(was lenient for his situation) him for not doing his homework.
Use - If the government is seen to condone violence, the bloodshed will never stop.
6. Consensus (noun) - A general agreement – आम सहमतत

S - Accord, Concurrence, Concurrency, Agreement, Unanimity, Unison
A – Conflict, Disagreement, Dissensus
Mnemonic – Con + sens + ous . It can be seen as common sense, that is common decision, common agreement.
Use - Could we reach a consensus on this matter? Let's take a vote.
7. Crestfallen (adjective) - Sad and depressed / Dispirited – तनराश

S - Brokenhearted, Cast down, Sad, Dejected, Depressed, Despondent
A – Blissful, Buoyant, Buoyed, Cheerful, Cheery,
Mnemonic – After winning the game he got a CREST but after few moments it was FALLEN and hence he was very DISAPPOINTED.
Use - He looked crestfallen at their decision.
8. Conclave (noun) - A private meeting – गुप्त सभा

S – Assembly, Council, Gathering
Mnemonic – Con (conference) + clave (cave); we are going to organize a secret conference (meeting) in a cave.
Use - The whole conclave except these two was unanimous.
9. Construe (verb) - Interpret (a word or action) in a particular way – पदच्छेद करना

S - Clarify, Clear (up), Explain, Demonstrate, Demystify
A – Obscure
Mnemonic – construe = (cons)ider it is (true)...so we interpret something by ourselves
Use - Any changes to the plan would be construed as indecision.
10. Calamity (noun) - An event causing great and often sudden damage or distress / A disaster – आपदा

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A – Windfall
Mnemonic – Cal (call)+ Amity(almighty). When you are in deep MISERY or when you face DISASTER, you turn to the almighty.
Use – A series of calamities ruined them - floods, a failed harvest, and the death of a son.
DAY 11
1. Flout (verb) - Openly disregard (a rule, law, or convention) – अिज्ञा

S - Despise, Disregard, Scorn
A – Accept, Approve
Mnemonic – FOUL + OUT. When a player is sent out by foul, the player shows his contempt to the referee.
Use - Many motorcyclists flout the law by not wearing helmets.
2. Furtive (adjective) - Attempting to avoid notice or attention, typically because of guilt or a belief that discovery would lead to trouble / Secretive – गुप्त

S - Sneaky, Shady, Shifty, Slippery, Sly, Sneaking, Stealthy
A – Aboveboard, Forthright, Plainspoken, Straightforward
Mnemonic – A furrow is a place for a fugitive to hide and be stealthy.
Use - He made one or two furtive phone calls.
3. Frantic (adjective) - Distraught with fear, anxiety, or other emotion - घबराया हुआ

S - Agitated, Delirious, Distracted, Distrait, Distraught, Frenzied, Hysterical
A – Collected, Composed, Recollected, Self-collected, Self-composed, Self-possessed, Unhysterical
Mnemonic – Frantic = Fran(ce)+tic; Sounds like most Frenchmen are pretty frantic.
Use - Where on earth have you been? We've been frantic with worry.
4. Flair (noun) - A special or instinctive aptitude or ability for doing something well - विमशष्ट योग्यता

S - Aptitude, Bent, Endowment, Faculty, Talent, Genius, Gift, Head, Knack
A – Disability, Handicap, Inability, Incapacity
Mnemonic – "Flair" = Remember the pen company "flair", 'talented' students write with flair pens
Use - He has a flair for languages.
5. Faux pas (noun) - An embarrassing or tactless act or remark in a social situation - भारी भूल

S - familiarity, impropriety, gaff, gaffe, indiscretion, Solecism
A – Amenity, Attention, Civility, Courtesy, Formality, Gesture, Pleasantry
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Use - I made some remark about his wife's family, and then realized I'd made a serious faux pas.
6. Flux (noun) - The action or process of flowing or flowing out – प्रिाह

S - Change, Fluctuation, Inconstancy, Oscillation
A – Stability, Constancy, Steadiness
Mnemonic – Flux means flow, something that flows, undergoes through change.
Use - Our plans are in a state of flux at the moment.
7. Fracas (noun) - A noisy disturbance or quarrel – कोलाहल

S - Battle, Clash, Combat, Conflict, Contest, Dustup, Fight, Fray, Hassle, Scrap, Scrimmage, Scrum, Scuffle, Skirmish, Struggle, Tussle
A – Truce, Peace, Friendliness
Mnemonic – Fracas-(fraud + cause), a fraud will generally cause a quarrel or brawl.
Use - He was injured in a Saturday-night fracas outside a disco.
8. Freak (noun) - A very unusual and unexpected event or situation – अनूठा

S - Aberrant, Aberrated, Abnormal, Anomalous, Atypical, Especial, Exceeding
A – Common, Customary, Normal, Ordinary, Typical, Unexceptional, Unextraordinary, Usual
Use - At my school you were considered to be a freak if you weren't interested in sport.
9. Fawning (adjective) - Displaying exaggerated flattery or affection / Obsequious – चापलूस

S – Obsequious, Flattering, Sycophantic
A – Imperious, Unservile, Aloof
Mnemonic – Fawn = Fauna = Animal, Your pet trying to please you for you giving it a meal.
Use - A fawning young man.
10. Fecundity (noun) - The ability to produce an abundance of offspring or new growth / Fertility – उिमरता

S - Cornucopian, Fat, Fertile, Fructuous, Fruitful
A – Barren, Dead, Infertile, Sterile, Unfertile, Unfruitful, Unproductive
Mnemonic - Relate “fecundity” to “funding”. For our higher studies we will be looking for the professors to fund us, when they fund us then it will be fruitful for us
Use – A fecund imagination.
DAY 12
1. Commodious (adjective) - Roomy and comfortable – लंबा-चौडा

S - Ample, Capacious, Spacious, Roomy
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Mnemonic – Something which can accomodate more commodity -- commodious.
Use - A commodious apartment.
2. Capitulate (verb) - Cease to resist an opponent or an unwelcome demand / Yield – शतों को मान लेना

S - Blink, Bow, Budge, Yield, Concede, Give in, Knuckle under, Quit, Relent, Submit, Succumb, Surrender
A – Resist
Mnemonic – CAPtain it's too late, we will have to surrender.
Use - Their forces capitulated five hours after the bombardment of the city began.
3. Compunction (noun) - A feeling of guilt or moral scruple that prevents or follows the doing of something bad –मलाल

S - Qualm, Misgiving, Scruple
A – Aplomb, Assurance, Certainty, Certitude
Mnemonic – You will say "come and punch me" only if you are in deep regret of having done something wrong.
Use - I wouldn't have any compunction about telling him to leave.
4. Canine (adjective) - Relating to or resembling a dog or dogs – कुक्कुरीय

S - Dog, Doggy (or doggie), Hound, Pooch, Tyke
A – Catlike
Mnemonic – Canine is a big sharp tooth used for biting and dogs have sharp tooth so canine = dog like.
Use – The city's canine population has grown dramatically over recent years.
5. Callow (noun) - Inexperienced and immature – अनुभिहीन

S - Adolescent, Green, Immature, Inexperienced, Juvenile, Puerile, Raw, Unfledged, Unformed, Unripe, Unripened
A – Adult, Experienced, Grown-up, Mature, Ripe
Mnemonic – Callow - C+Allow : Immature person can’t be allowed to do this.
Use - Mohan was just a callow youth of 16 when he arrived in Mumbai for a job.
6. Chagrin (noun) - Annoyance or distress at having failed or been humiliated – चचढ़

S – Shame, Mortification, Humiliate, Mortify
A – Delight, Please, Happiness
Mnemonic – 'Cha'-disappointment, 'Grin'-annoyance.
Use - My children have never shown an interest in music, owing to my chagrin.
7. Censure (noun) - Express severe disapproval of (someone or something), especially in a formal statement - तनंदा

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A – Citation, Commendation, Endorsement
Mnemonic – Try to link the meaning of this word with the censor board which always critisizes every inch of the film and also disapproves of some of the parts.
Use - His dishonest behaviour came under severe censure.
8. Calibre (noun) - The quality of someone's character or the level of their ability – क्षमता

S – Quality, Grade, Degree, Stature
A – Destitution, Inability, Lack
Use - If teaching paid more it might attract people of (a) higher calibre.
9. Cede (verb) - Give up (power or territory) – सौंपना

S - Surrender, Cough up, Deliver, Give up, Hand over, Lay down, Relinquish, Render, Turn in, Turn over, Yield
A – Keep, Retain, Withhold
Mnemonic – CEDE sounds CD which is surrendered now days due to popular use of USB flashdrive.
Use - Hong Kong was ceded to Britain after the Opium War.
10. Chauvinist (noun) - A person displaying aggressive or exaggerated patriotism – अंधराष्रीिादी

S – Jingoist, Nationalist, Patriot, Belligerent
A – Internationalist, Philogynist, Traitor
Mnemonic – Show over nationalist=Chauvinist
Use - The crowd was enthusiastically singing chauvinistic patriotic songs.
DAY 13
1. Chauvinist (noun) - A person displaying aggressive or exaggerated patriotism – अंधराष्रीिादी

S - Jingoist, Nationalist, Patriot, Belligerent
A – Internationalist, Philogynist, Traitor
Mnemonic – Show over nationalist=Chauvinist
Use - The crowd was enthusiastically singing chauvinistic patriotic songs.
2. Celestial (adjective) - Positioned in or relating to the sky, or outer space as observed in astronomy – खगोलीय

S - Elysian, Empyreal, Empyrean, Ethereal, Heavenly, Supernal
A – Chthonic, Hellish, Infernal, Plutonian, Sulfurous, Tartarean
Mnemonic – Celestial sounding more like Galaxial.
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3. Clandestine (adjective) - Kept secret or done secretively, especially because illicit – गुप्त

S - Backstairs, Behind-the-scenes, Secret, Covert, Furtive, Hole-and-corner, Hugger-mugger, Hush-hush, Private, Privy, Sneak
A – Open, Overt, Public
Mnemonic – Plan(Clan) this(des) time(tine) in Clandestine --- Plan this time secretly
Use - She undertook several clandestine operations for the CIA.
4. Covert (adjective) - Not openly acknowledged or displayed – प्रच्छन्न

S - Cloistered, Secluded, Hidden, Isolated, Quiet, Remote, Retired, Secret, Sheltered
A – Obvious, Visible, Exposed
Mnemonic – Covert sounds like "covered [covert = cover + t or covered + t] and something which is covered can be considered a secret.
Use - The government was accused of covert military operations against the regime.
5. Catastrophe (noun) - An event causing great and usually sudden damage or suffering / A disaster – आपदा

S - Apocalypse, Calamity, Cataclysm, Disaster, Debacle
A – Manna, Windfall
Mnemonic – Cut a trophy : If we loss the trophy then that event will be big loss misfortune , so is the meaning --> event resulting in great loss and misfortune
Use - They were warned of the ecological catastrophe to come.
6. Condolence (noun) - An expression of sympathy, especially on the occasion of the death of a person's relative or close friend – शोक

S – Commiseration, Solace, Sympathy, Consolation
A – Congratulate, Greeting, Felicitating
Use - Dignitaries from all over the world came to offer their condolences.
7. Connivance (noun) - Willingness to allow or be secretly involved in an immoral or illegal act - ककसी के सार्थ ममलकर अिैध कायम करना

S – Collusion, Conspiracy, Complicity
A – Quarrel, Impermeability, Secret
Mnemonic – Sounds like "convenience". Today everybody is convenient in ignoring the wrong thing
Use - Their appalling treatment of their child could only have happened with the connivance of their neighbours.
8. Contraband (adjective) - Goods that have been imported or exported illegally – तमकरी

S – Illegal, Illicit, Banned, Forbidden, Unlawful, Prohibited, Unauthorized
A – Legal, Permitted, Allowed
Mnemonic – Remember the game CONTRA. 2 PEOPLE trying to fight against ILLEGAL SMUGGLING!
Use - The lorry contained thousands of kilos worth of contraband.
9. Countermand (verb) - Revoke or cancel (an order) – रद्द करना
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S – Rescind, Annul, Repeal, Reverse
A – Mandate, Allow, Approve, Sanction, Permit, Acquiesce
Mnemonic – Counter + command. So counter the previous command.
Use - The changes are due to take effect in December, unless Parliament passes countermanding legislation in the interim.
10. Colloquial (adjective) - Used in ordinary or familiar conversation / Not formal or literary (of language) - चलती भार्ा

S - Conversational, Informal, Nonformal, Nonliterary, Unbookish, Unliterary, Vernacular
A – Bookish, Formal, Learned, Literary
Mnemonic – Colloquial - can be read as Coll - local so we use local language(informal) language in our college.
Use – A colloquial speech.

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 DAY 15
1. Conflagration (noun) - An extensive fire which destroys a great deal of land or property – अग्निकाण्ड

S - Fire, Holocaust, Inferno
A – Peace
Mnemonic – If you check the word flag in the above word, watching our flag fly high fills our hearts with extra josh and ignites a fire within us when we salute it.
Use - The government has turned a minor local problem into a full-blown regional conflagration.
2. Compliant (adjective) - Disposed to agree with others or obey rules, especially to an excessive degree / Acquiescent – आज्ञाकारी

S - Amenable, Biddable, Obedient, Conformable, Docile, Law-abiding, Submissive, Tractable
A – Balky, Contrary, Contumacious, Defiant, Disobedient
Mnemonic – One who never complains and obeys everything is compliant!
Use - A compliant child.
3. Condign (adjective) - Appropriate to the crime or wrongdoing (of punishment or retribution) / Fitting and deserved – उचित

S - Competent, Just, Deserved, Due, Fair, Justified, Merited, Right, Rightful, Warranted
A – Undeserved, Undue, Unfair, Unjust, Unjustified, Unmerited, Unwarranted
Mnemonic – Condign.con+deserve,means to deserves."condign censure"
Use - Expropriation of property seemed condign punishment for treason.
4. Congregation (noun) - A group of people assembled for religious worship – समागम

S - Assemblage, Assembly, Conference, Gathering, Convocation, Ingathering, Meeting, Muster
Mnemonic – Consider as derived from congress, a political group.
Use – The self-proclaimed godman asked the congregation to kneel.
5. Chary (adjective) - Cautiously or suspiciously reluctant to do something – संकोिी

S - Alert, Cautious, Careful, Circumspect, Conservative
A – Careless, Heedless, Incautious, Unguarded
Mnemonic – CHARY sounds similar to WARY, meaning CAUTIOUS.
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6. Coerce (verb) - Persuade (an unwilling person) to do something by using force or threats – बाध्य करिा

S - Blackjack, Force, Compel, Constrain, Dragoon
A – Allow, Let, Permit, Argue, Convince
Mnemonic – Coerce sounds like Force. When somebody is coercing you, they are forcing you to do something.
Use - The court heard that the six defendants had been coerced into making a confession.
7. Confound (verb) - Cause surprise or confusion in (someone), especially by not according with their expectations – उलझािा

S - Addle, Baffle, Bamboozle, Beat, Befog
A – Assure, Reassure, Satisfy
Mnemonic – CONfusion FOUND == CONFOUND
Use - The singer confounded her critics with a remarkable follow-up album.
8. Cache (noun) - A collection of items of the same type stored in a hidden or inaccessible place - छिपािे की जगह

S - Store, Deposit, Hoard, Reserve
A – Acquiesce, Accept, Abide, Accede
Mnemonic – Sounds like cash. So, hide your cash somewhere.
Use - A cache of explosives/weapons/drugs.
9. Cavil (verb) - Make petty or unnecessary objections – झूठा इलजाम

S – Criticize, Fault finding
A – Praise
Mnemonic – Sounds like evil.. Evil people always find unnecessary faults in the good
Use – My mother is extremely pick so she tends to cavil over trivial things.
10. Charisma (noun) - Compelling attractiveness or charm that can inspire devotion in others – जलवा

S - Allure, Animal Magnetism, Appeal, Attractiveness, Captivation, Charm
A – Repulsion, Repulsiveness
Mnemonic – This word sounds like KARISMA KAPOOR (BOLLYWOOD ACTRESS)..she definitely has great charm and is quite appealing.
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DAY 16
1. Castigate (verb) - Reprimand (someone) severely – फटकारिा

S - Baste, Bawl out, Berate, Call down, Scold, Chastise
A – Extol, Sanction, Endorse
Mnemonic – Cast+i+hate - if you hate caste, you criticize it.
Use - Health inspectors castigated the kitchen staff for poor standards of cleanliness.
2. Carping (adjective) - Difficult to please / Critical – अवगुण ढूंढ़िे वाला

S - Captious, Critical, Caviling
A – Uncritical
Mnemonic – Car+p(ark)+ing; Many people find faults in your car parking style.
Use - My carping mother-in-law is constantly criticizing my housekeeping skills.
3. Dauntless (adjective) - Showing fearlessness and determination – छिर्भीक

S - Bold, Courageous, Brave, Doughty, Fearless
A – Chickenhearted, Chicken-livered, Coward
Mnemonic – Dauntless - Daunt + less. If daunt(Fright or FEAR) is less , it means you are bold and dauntless.
Use - In spite of the scale of the famine, the relief workers struggled on with dauntless optimism.
4. Decry (verb) - Publicly denounce – छिंदा करिा

S - Bad-mouth, Belittle, Cry down, Denigrate, Deprecate
A – Acclaim, Applaud, Exalt, Extol
Mnemonic – De+ cry= kids cry when they want to show disapproval.
Use - Lawyers decried the imprisonment of several journalists.
5. Devoid (adjective) - Entirely lacking or free from – रहहत

S - Bankrupt, Bare, Barren, Bereft, Destitute, Void
A – Filled, Flush, Fraught, Full, Replete, Rife
Mnemonic – Sounds like Avoid.. you avoid when you have something, you devoid when you don’t have something i.e lacking!
Use - He seems to be devoid of compassion.
6. Dearth (adjective) - A scarcity or lack of something – अकाल

S - Crunch, Deficiency, Deficit, Drought
A – Abundance, Adequacy, Amplitude, Opulence
Mnemonic – Dearth sounds like death. high death rate can result in scarcity of man-power.
Use - A dearth of new homes in the region.
7. Deference (noun) - Polite submission and respect – सम्माि
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S - Acquiescence, Biddability, Compliancy, Compliance, Docility, Obedience, Submissiveness
A – Defiance, Disobedience, Intractability, Recalcitrance
Mnemonic – If there is no DIFFERENCE between you and him, then you will respect his wishes.
Use - He treats her with such deference.
8. Deleterious (adjective) - Causing harm or damage – हाछिकारक

S - Adverse, Bad, Baleful, Baneful, Damaging
A – Anodyne, Benign, Harmless, Hurtless, Innocent
Mnemonic – Relate it to DELETE. So you DELETE all the spam mails because they may BE HARMFUL to your PC.
Use - These drugs have a proven deleterious effect on the nervous system.
9. Deterrent (noun) - A thing that discourages or is intended to discourage someone from doing something – छिवारक

S - Balk, Bar, Block, Chain, Clog, Cramp, Crimp
A – Catalyst, Goad, Impetus, Incentive
Mnemonic – DETER + RENT. A high rent IS ALWAYS A discouraging factor FOR TENANTS.
Use - Tougher prison sentences may act/serve as a deterrent to other would-be offenders.
10. Dilapidation (noun) - The state or process of falling into decay or being in disrepair – क्षय

S - Desolation, Neglect, Disrepair, Seediness
A – Keeping, Repair
Mnemonic – Di + lap = 2 laps Hence, a partner will get overused between 2 laps and will deteriorate.
Use - Claims for dilapidations can be substantial, so tenants of commercial property should fully understand their obligations.
DAY 17
1. Dire (adjective) - Extremely serious or urgent – अत्यंत

S - Baleful, Ominous, Direful, Doomy
A – Unthreatening
Mnemonic – Dire = General Dyer who was the cause of great terror and sorrow in the Jallianwala Bagh massacre.
Use - These people are in dire need of help.
2. Devout (adjective) - Having or showing deep religious feeling or commitment – र्भक्त

S - Dedicated, Devoted, Faithful, Loyal
A – Disloyal, Faithless, False, Fickle, Inconstant, Perfidious, Recreant, Traitorous
Mnemonic – People devout(devote) their time to pious and religious deeds with sincerity and earnestness.
Use - A devout Buddhist/Christian. Weekly Vocab Compilation Week - 3
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3. Dint (noun) - A dent or hollow in a surface – छिशाि

S - Cavity, Concavity, Dent, Depression, Hole, Hollow, Indentation
A – Bulge, Camber, Convexity, Jut, Projection
Mnemonic – Dint means effort. By a dint of hard work, the car mechanic was able to fix the DENT in the car.
Use - The soft dints at the top of a coconut.
4. Dormant (adjective) - Having normal physical functions suspended or slowed down for a period of time (of an animal) / In or as if in a deep sleep – छिग्रिय

S - Asleep, Dozing, Napping, Resting, Sleeping, Slumbering
A – Awake, Sleepless, Wakeful, Wide-awake
Mnemonic – Dormant is like DoorMat which SLEEPS on the floor. So INACTIVE.
Use - The long-dormant volcano has recently shown signs of erupting.
5. Divulge (verb) - Make known (private or sensitive information) – प्रकट करिा

S - Bare, Disclose, Discover, Reveal, Expose
A – Cloak, Conceal, Cover
Mnemonic – Div (split) + Vault (secret box) - > reveal
Use - Journalists do not divulge their sources.
6. Defunct (adjective) - No longer existing or functioning – छिजीव

S - Bygone, Bypast, Dead, Extinct, Departed, Done
A – Alive, Existent, Existing, Extant, Living
Mnemonic – De (means without) + funct(function). So something without a functioning is considered DEAD.
Use - I think this TV is defunct!
7. Delusion (noun) - An idiosyncratic belief or impression maintained despite being contradicted by reality or rational argument, typically as a symptom of mental disorder – भ्ांछत

S - Chimera, Conceit, Daydream, Fantasy, Dream
A – Actuality, Fact, Reality
Mnemonic – Sounds like illusion which is nothing but false belief.
Use - He's under the delusion that he will be promoted this year.
8. Deplete (verb) - Use up the supply or resources of – व्यय करिा

S - Absorb, Burn, Consume, Devour, Drain
A – Renew, Replace
Mnemonic – If you de(remove) + from plate. You will reduce its contents.
Use - The illness depletes the body of important vitamins.
9. Debauch (verb) - Destroy or debase the moral purity of / Corrupt – छििाला

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A – Elevate, Ennoble, Uplift
Mnemonic – De + bauch (when pronounced sounds like boss)...so you think that your BOSS IS morally corrupt.
Use - Lenin said that the best way to destroy the capitalist system was to debauch the currency.
10. Dovetail (verb) - A joint formed by one or more tapered projections (tenons) on one piece which interlock with corresponding notches or recesses (mortises) in another – गठजोड़

S - Accord, Agree, Answer, Chord, Cohere, Coincide, Comport, Conform
A – Differ, Disagree
Use - Many meanings dovetail into the higher truth of love, yet love is simply the interfaces of the complexity of sharing.
DAY 18
1. Daunt (verb) - Make (someone) feel intimidated or apprehensive – वश में करिा

S - Discourage, Demoralize, Dishearten, Dismay, Dispirit
A – Embolden, Encourage, Hearten, Nerve, Steel
Mnemonic – Daunt = haunt = if you are frightened you will be discouraged to go into the haunted house.
Use - She was not at all daunted by the size of the problem.
2. Delete (verb) - Remove or obliterate (written or printed matter), especially by drawing a line through it – हटािा

S – Erase, Cancel, Obliterate, Expunge, Eliminate
A – Add, Record, Put in, Enter
Use - They insisted that all expletives be deleted from the article.
3. Deride (verb) - Express contempt for / Ridicule – हंसी उड़ािा

S - Ridicule, Gibe (or jibe), Jeer, Laugh (at)
A – Applaud, Approve, Commend
Mnemonic – De -ride -- riding a horse upside down. People will make fun of you ( ridicule).
Use - He derided my singing as pathetic.
4. Despise (verb) - Feel contempt or a deep repugnance for – घृणा करिा

S - Abhor, Abominate, Hate, Detest, Execrate, Loathe
A – Love
Mnemonic – De + spice . When things happening around you are not spicy enough you regard it as distasteful and worthless.
Use - He despised himself for being such a coward.
5. Deployment (noun) - The movement of troops or equipment to a place or position for military action – तैिाती

S – Disposition, Line up, Placement, Disposal
A – Abate, Contraction, Fall
Use - The Chief of Police ordered the deployment of 300 troops to try to stop the rioting. Weekly Vocab Compilation Week - 3
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6. Diffident (adjective) - Modest or shy because of a lack of self-confidence – संकोिी

S - Backward, Bashful, Coy, Demure, Shy
A – Extroverted (also extraverted), Immodest, Outgoing
Mnemonic – Diffident = difficult to be confident.
Use - You shouldn't be so diffident about your achievements - you've done really well!
7. Dynamic (adjective) - Characterized by constant change, activity, or progress (of a process or system) - गछतशील

S - Vigorous, Energetic, Flush, Gingery, Lusty, Peppy
A – Dull, Lethargic, Listless, Sluggish, Torpid
Mnemonic – Dynamo (kind of generator) produces power and dynamic people invented dynamo.
Use - We need a dynamic expansion of trade with other countries.
8. Dilemma (noun) - A situation in which a difficult choice has to be made between two or more alternatives, especially ones that are equally undesirable – दुववधा

S - Double bind, Quandary
A – Cinch, Duck soup, Snap
Use - The President is clearly in a dilemma about/over how to tackle the crisis.
9. Despotism (noun) - The exercise of absolute power, especially in a cruel and oppressive way – तािाशाही

S - Absolutism, Autarchy, Authoritarianism, Autocracy, Caesarism, Czarism (also tsarism or tzarism), Dictatorship, Totalism, Totalitarianism
A – Democracy, Self-governance, Self-government, Self-rule, Freedom, Self-determination, Autonomy
Mnemonic – Despo+ tism (Nazism), now Nazism reminds you of Hitler who was a dictator, a tyrannical ruler.
Use - The corruption and despotism of his regime are not new phenomena.
10. Dexterous (adjective) - Showing or having skill, especially with the hands – छिपुण

S - Clever, Cunning, Deft, Handy
A – Butterfingered, Ham-fisted, Ham-handed
Mnemonic – Dexter, a cartoon charecter is someone ,who is very skillfull and uses his hands and minds in a very skillfull manner.
Use – As people grow older they generally become less dexterous.
DAY 19
1. Detrimental (adjective) - Tending to cause harm – हाछिकारक

S - Adverse, Bad, Baleful, Baneful, Damaging, Dangerous, Deleterious, Harmful
A – Anodyne, Benign, Harmless, Hurtless, Innocent, Innocuous, Inoffensive, Safe
Mnemonic – Look at the part MENTAL-- A MENTAL person can cause serious harm or injury when violent.
Use - These chemicals have a detrimental effect/impact on the environment. Weekly Vocab Compilation Week - 3
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2. Desecrate (verb) -Treat (a sacred place or thing) with violent disrespect – छतरस्कार करिा

S - Defile, Profane, Violate
A – Sanctify, Honor, Respect
Mnemonic – Remember it as de-sacred; i.e; spoiling its sanctity or sacredness.
Use - It's a crime to desecrate the country's flag.
3. Diversity (noun) - A range of different things – ववववधता

S - Assortment, Diverseness, Variety, Heterogeneity, Heterogeneousness, Manifoldness
A – Homogeneity, Homogeneousness, Likeness, Sameness, Similarity
Use - A wide diversity of opinion/ideas.
4. Dulcet (noun) - (especially of sound) sweet and soothing (often used ironically) –आिंदकर

S - Delicious, Delightful, Delightsome, Dreamy, Pleasant, Enjoyable, Felicitous
A – Disagreeable, Pleasureless, Unpalatable, Unpleasant, Unwelcome
Mnemonic – DIL SE song sounds sweet to the ear.
Use - The morning hour was very chilled and dulcet.
5. Demise (noun) - A person's death – मृत्यु

S - Decease, Death, Dissolution, Doom
A – Birth, Nativity
Mnemonic – Demise looks like dismiss that is death of a person.
Use - The demise of the Chief Minister was sudden and unexpected.
6. Demolition (noun) - The action or process of demolishing or being demolished – तोड़िा

S - Annihilation, Decimation, Demolishment, Destruction
A – Building, Construction, Erection, Raising
Mnemonic – Compare with Politician..they are destroying our country.
Use - They tried unsuccessfully to stop the demolition of the old hotel.
7. Deranged (adjective) – Mad / Insane – ववक्षक्षप्त

S - Crack, Craze, Frenzy, Loco, Madden, Unbalance
A – Sane, Balanced, Normal, Lucid
Mnemonic – DE (off) + RANGE. To be off the mental range, be insane.
Use - A deranged criminal/mind/personality.
8. Demur (verb) - Raise objections or show reluctance – आपवि

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Mnemonic – Sounds a little like Damn U R wrong!! I object!
Use - The lawyer requested a break in the court case, but the judge demurred.
9. Demure (adjective) - Reserved, modest, and shy (of a woman or her behaviour) - संकोिी

S – Coy, Modest, Bashful, Shy, Diffident
A – Bold, Outgoing, Aggressive
Mnemonic – Demur is the one who objects; demure is who doesn’t object, who is reserved and shy.
Use - Two demure little girls sat near their mother.
10. Dilatory (adjective) - Slow to act – धीमा

S - Crawling, Creeping, Dallying, Dawdling, Slow
A – Barreling, Bolting, Breakneck, Breathless, Brisk
Mnemonic – Extract 'late' from the word dilatory and you get. Delay which is generally due to waste of time
Use - The dilatory cashier moved so slowly that the line reached halfway around the store.
DAY 20
1. Deteriorate (verb) - Become progressively worse – क्षय होिा

S - Atrophy, Crumble, Decay, Decline, Degenerate, Descend, Worsen
A – Ameliorate, Improve, Meliorate
Use - She was taken into hospital last week when her condition suddenly deteriorated.
2. Extinct (adjective) - Having no living members (of a species, family, or other larger group) - ववलुप्त

S - Bygone, Bypast, Dead, Defunct, Departed, Done, Expired, Gone, Nonextant, Vanished
A – Alive, Existent, Existing, Extant, Living
Use - A lot of trades have become extinct because of the development of technology.
3. Emaciated (adjective) - Abnormally thin or weak, especially because of illness or a lack of food – दुबबल

S – Gaunt, Lean, Haggard, Bony, Thin, Skinny
A – Chubby, Obese, Beefy, Overweight
Mnemonic – EMMA WATSON :::THIN GIRL
Use - There were pictures of emaciated children on the cover of the magazine.
4. Elucidate (verb) - Make (something) clear / Explain – व्याख्या करिा

S - Clarify, Clear (up), Construe, Demonstrate, Demystify, Explain
A – Obscure
Mnemonic – Think of lucid, which means clear.
Use - I don't understand. You'll have to elucidate. Weekly Vocab Compilation Week - 3
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5. Extant (noun) - Still in existence / Surviving – मौजूदा

S - Alive, Around, Existent, Existing, Living
A – Dead, Extinct, Nonextant
Mnemonic – Opposite of extinct is extant.
Use - We have some extant parish records from the 16th century.
6. Effigy (noun) - A sculpture or model of a person – पुतला

S – Image, Picture, Icon
A – Entity, Contrast
Use - Crowds marched through the streets carrying burning effigies of the president.
7. Embezzlement (noun) - Theft or misappropriation of funds placed in one's trust or belonging to one's employer – ग़बन

S – Steal, Misappropriate, Peculate, Filch, Pilfer
A – Compensate, Return, Pay
Mnemonic – When the thieves were trying to enter and rob the bank, the alarm suddenly started BUZZING !!!
Use - He embezzled thousands of dollars from the charity.
8. Emanate (verb) - Originate from / Be produced by – उत्पन्ि होिा

S - Cast, Discharge, Emit, Evolve, Exhale, Expel
A – Withdraw, Absorb, Give Hold
Mnemonic – Relate it to emit/illuminate.
Use - The proposals emanated from a committee.
9. Enamoured (verb) - Be filled with love for – प्रेममि

S – Captivate, Charm, Fascinate, Beguile
A – Cloy, Faulty, Hurl, Idle
Mnemonic – En+AMOR+ed. Focus on middle part amor. AMOUR MEANS A LOVE AFFAIR SO SOMEONE WHO IS ENAMORED IS IN LOVE.
Use - I have to say I'm not exactly enamoured with/of this part of the country.
10. Exonerate (verb) - Absolve (someone) from blame for a fault or wrongdoing - दोषमुक्त करिा

S - Absolve, Acquit, Clear, Exculpate, Vindicate
A – Criminate, Incriminate
Mnemonic – EXONERATE ~ break it as EX (gone) HONOUR (pride) ~ to bring back your gone or fallen honour by getting the blame off you.
Use - The report exonerated the crew from all responsibility for the collision.
 



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 DAY 22
1. Expunge (verb) - Obliterate or remove completely (something unwanted or unpleasant) – निष्कासि

S - Abolish, Black out, Blot out, Cancel, Clean (up), Efface, Eradicate, Erase, Annihilate
A – Create, Construct, Build, Fabricate
Mnemonic – Expunge rhymes with sponge. Which is used to remove dirt.
Use - His name has been expunged from the list of members.
2. Extol (verb) - Praise enthusiastically - प्रशंसा करिा

S - Bless, Carol, Celebrate, Emblazon, Exalt
A – Criticize, Blame, Castigate, Condemn, Abase
Mnemonic – you pay TOLL tax to cross a glorious praiseworthy Worli Sea link in Mumbai.
Use - He often extols the virtues of his students.
3. Enhance (verb) -Intensify, increase, or further improve the quality, value, or extent of – वृद्धि करिा

S - Ameliorate, Amend, Better, Improve, Enrich, Meliorate, Perfect, Refine, Upgrade
A – Worsen
Mnemonic – When you are given a chance you try to improve more. That is ENHANCE.
Use - The county took steps to enhance water quality.
4. Estranged (adjective) - No longer close or affectionate to someone / Alienated – बहिष्कार करिा

S - Alienate, Disaffect, Disgruntle, Sour
A – Reconcile
Mnemonic – eSTRANGE looks like stranger. We are always alienated towards strangers.
Use - It's sad to see someone estranged from their parents.
5. Expediency (noun) - The quality of being convenient and practical despite possibly being improper or immoral / Convenience – कार्यसािकता

S - Advisability, Advisableness, Desirability, Desirableness, Expedience, Judiciousness, Prudence, Wisdom
A – Imprudence, Inadvisability, Inexpedience, Inexpediency, Injudiciousness, Unwisdom
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6. Extraneous (adjective) - Irrelevant or unrelated to the subject being dealt with – अप्रासंधिक

S - Accidental, Adventitious, Alien, Extrinsic, External, Foreign, Supervenient
A – Inherent, Innate, Intrinsic
Mnemonic – Think of news channels. EXTRA+NEWS. In order to get TRP, news channels show irrelevant or unrelated things hence the news are most of the times EXTRANEOUS.
Use - These questions are extraneous to the issue being discussed.
7. Evasive (adjective) - Tending to avoid commitment or self-revelation, especially by responding only indirectly – टालिे वाला

S – Deceitful, Elusive, Devious, Shifty
A – Direct, Honest, Frank, Candid
Mnemonic – Evasive when pronounced include evade which means avoid answering and escape physically or mentally.
Use - The pilot had to take evasive action to avoid the other plane.
8. Ennui (noun) - A feeling of listlessness and dissatisfaction arising from a lack of occupation or excitement – ऊब

S - Doldrums, Boredom, Listlessness, Restlessness, Tedium, Weariness, Fatigue
A – Enthusiasm, Excitement, Vigor, Liveliness, Alacrity
Mnemonic – Ennui. When pronounced sounds quite similar to ANNOYed. Now think of a person who is always annoyed with everything. Such a person could be very BORING and irritating for you.
Use - The whole country seems to be affected by the ennui of winter.
9. Encomium (noun) - A speech or piece of writing that praises someone or something highly – िुणिाथा

S – Panegyric, Commendation, Eulogy, Praise, Compliment, Applause, Laudation
A – Rebuke, Admonition, Censure, Condemnation, Criticism, Reprimand
Mnemonic – INCOME - People of high INCOME are formally praised for their large donations.
Use - The movie MS DHONI opens with the encomiums of India’s victory in 2011 worldcup.
10. Erode (verb) - (of wind, water, or other natural agents) Gradually wear away (soil, rock, or land) - अपरदि करिा

S – Wear away, Corrode, Diminish, Reduce, Gnaw, Decay
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Mnemonic – Iron rod in rain and sun, gets eroded.
Use - Wind and rain have eroded the statues into shapeless lumps of stone.
DAY 23
1. Erudite (adjective) - Having or showing great knowledge or learning – ज्ञािी

S - Educated, Knowledgeable, Learned, Lettered, Literate, Scholarly
A – Benighted, Dark, Ignorant, Illiterate, Uneducated, Unlearned
Mnemonic – Taken from rude+ite. In olden days people who were highly educated were basically very rude. As they were having profound knowledge of a subject they use to behave very rudely with less educated or illiterates people.
Use - She is a scholarly and erudite person.
2. Eschew (verb) - Deliberately avoid using / Abstain from – परिेज़ करिा

S – Avoid, Shun, Evade, Forgo, Elude
A – Embrace, Love, Like, Pursue, Confront
Mnemonic – People tend to avoid you. When you have severe cold and u say, "AAAh chuu!!"
Use - We won't have discussions with this group unless they eschew violence.
3. Epoch (noun) - A particular period of time in history or a person's life – काल

S - Day, Age, Era, Period, Time
A – Timeless
Mnemonic – Epics are based on epoch's.
Use - The president said that his country was moving into a new epoch, which would be one of lasting peace.
4. Equanimity (noun) - Calmness and composure, especially in a difficult situation – िीरज

S - Aplomb, Calmness, Collectedness, Composedness, Composure, Cool
A – Agitation, Discomposure, Perturbation
Mnemonic – When meditating, you find equanimity when you find your EQUILIBRIUM.
Use - In spite of her financial troubles, she faced the future with equanimity.
5. Enormous (adjective) - Very large in size, quantity, or extent – ववशाल
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S – Huge, Immense, Gigantic, Massive
A – Tiny, Little, Minute, Small
Use - He earns an enormous salary.
6. Endemic (adjective) - (of a disease or condition) regularly found among particular people or in a certain area – स्थानिक

S - Aboriginal, Autochthonous, Born, Domestic, Native, Indigenous
A – Nonindigenous, Nonnative
Mnemonic – Simple think of epidemic as an epidemic disease that spreads a vast area and endemic disease as a disease that spreads only a confined area.
Use - Malaria is endemic in many of the hotter regions of the world.
7. Expiate (verb) - Make amends or reparation for (guilt or wrongdoing) – प्रर्ाश्चित्त करिा

S – Atone, Redeem, Compensate
A – Hock, Wager, Pledge
Mnemonic – Rhymes as Ex Pirate. An ex-pirate always tries to expiate his guilt.Ex pirate becomes pious.
Use - Their sins must be expiated by sacrifice.
8. Embellish (verb) - Make (something) more attractive by the addition of decorative details or features – संवारिा

S – Decorate, Elaborate, Beautify, Adorn
A – Uglify, Deface, Simplify, Blemish
Mnemonic – Embellish - we add BELL to the Christmas tress to adorn it.
Use - The ceiling was embellished with flowers and leaves.
9. Ecology (noun) - The branch of biology that deals with the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings / study of environment – पररश्स्थनत ववज्ञाि

S – Bionomics, Biology, Environment
Use - The oil spill caused terrible damage to the fragile ecology of the coast.
10. Egregious (adjective) - Outstandingly bad / Shocking – भीषण

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Mnemonic – Scores we get in GRE is outrageously bad (egregious).
Use - It was an egregious error for a statesman to show such ignorance.
DAY 24
1. Exodus (noun) – A mass departure of people – िमि

S - Outflow, Gush, Outpour, Outpouring
A – Flux, Inflow, Influx, Inrush
Mnemonic – (ex)exit (o)of d(us)= Departure.
Use - There has been a mass exodus of workers from the villages to the towns.
2. Errant (adjective) - Erring or straying from the accepted course or standards – भटकने वाला

S - Bad, Contrary, Naughty, Froward, Misbehaving, Mischievous
A – Behaved, Behaving, Nice, Orderly
Mnemonic – Running errands without a plan, and therefore making errors.
Use - An errant throw cost them the game.
3. Errand (noun) - A short journey undertaken in order to deliver or collect something, especially on someone else's behalf – दूतकामय

S – Job, Task, Mission
A – Vacation, Holiday
Mnemonic – When somebody goes to rand , it's just to accomplish a short mission for night or a day.
Use - I'll meet you at six, I've got some errands to do/run first.
4. Erroneous (adjective) – Wrong / Incorrect – ग़लत

S - False, Inaccurate, Incorrect, Inexact, Invalid, Off, Unsound, Untrue, Untruthful, Wrong
A – Accurate, Correct, Errorless, Exact, Factual, Precise, Proper, Right, Sound, True, Valid, Veracious
Mnemonic – Sounds like: "Error in us"--> Something that is full of errors and mistakes.
Use - An erroneous belief/impression.
5. Envisage (verb) - Contemplate or conceive of as a possibility or a desirable future event – वविार करिा

S – Imagine, Envision, Visualize Weekly Vocab Compilation – Week 4
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A – Unforeseen, Withdrawn
Mnemonic – En"vis"age: vis - visualize something which is not present.
Use - Train fare increases of 15 percent are envisaged for the next year.
6. Filial (adjective) - Relating to or due from a son or daughter – संतािीर्

S – Affection, Adoring, Conjugal
A – Agnate, Enatic
Mnemonic – FEELial. People for whom u have feelings are your offsprings.
Use - Filial duty/respect/affection.
7. Fallible (adjective) - Capable of making mistakes or being wrong – दोषक्षम

S – Questionable, Uncertain
A – Infallible, Sure, Certain
Mnemonic – Fall+iblle. Think of a person who can FALL FOR anything, hence makes mistakes.
Use - We place our trust in doctors, but they are fallible like everyone else.
8. Fervent (adjective) - Having or displaying a passionate intensity – उत्कट

S - Ardent, Blazing, Burning, Charged, Demonstrative, Emotional, Fervid, Feverish
A – Dispassionate, Emotionless, Impassive, Unemotional
Mnemonic – Fervent/fervid both can be remembered by February -specifically Feb14 when youngsters are quite emotional regarding V-Day.
Use - It is his fervent hope that a peaceful solution will soon be found.
9. Fete (noun) - A public function, typically held outdoors and organized to raise funds for a charity, including entertainment and the sale of goods and refreshments – मेला

S – Gala, Feast, Festival, Fiesta, Carnival
A – Chasten, Famine
Mnemonic – I bought a new ford FIESTA (sounds like fete) so I am celebrating.
Use - The annual fete to raise money for cancer research netted more than Rs. 1,00,00,000.
10. Fictitious (adjective) - Not real or true / Imaginary or fabricated – काल्पनिक
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S – Imaginary, False, Unreal, Fanciful, Imaginary, Bogus, Fictional
A – True, Real, Genuine, Actual
Mnemonic – Can be related to FICTION.
Use - He dismissed recent rumours about his private life as fictitious.
DAY 25
1. Foolhardy (adjective) - Recklessly bold or rash – अक्खड़
S – Audacious, Bold, Reckless
A – Careful, Cautious, Circumspect
Mnemonic – Foolishly hard.
Use - It would be foolhardy to try and predict the outcome of the talks at this stage.
1. Fiat (noun) - A formal authorization or proposition / A decree – व्यवस्थापत्र

S – Command, Decree, Mandate
A – Ban, Confrontation
Mnemonic – "Fiat" is such a good car that it has a "command" on the other cars.
Use - No company can set industry standards by fiat.
2. Finale (noun) - The last part of a piece of music, an entertainment, or a public event, especially when particularly dramatic or exciting – अंतिम अंश

S – Conclusion, Consummation, End
A – Beginning, Nascency, Opening
Use - All the dancers come on stage during the grand finale.
3. Fitful (adjective) - Active or occurring spasmodically or intermittently / Not regular or steady – अतियतमि

S – Aperiodic, Discontinuous, Episodic
A – Constant, Continuous, Habitual
Mnemonic – I am fat, so, trousers occasionally fit me fully. So its like sometimes yes and sometimes no.
Use - Her breathing is fitful.
4. Fraught (adjective) - (of a situation or course of action) filled with (something undesirable) – भरपूर

S – Laden, Filled, Weekly Vocab Compilation – Week 4
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A – Empty, Destitute, Devoid
Mnemonic – Fraught->sounds like drought and both of them are opposites.
Use - The negotiations have been fraught with difficulties/problems right from the start.
5. Fortitude (noun) - Courage in pain or adversity – सहि-शक्ति / साहस

S – Courage, Determination, Tenacity
A – Timidity, Foible, Frailty
Mnemonic – Fortitude, the soldier killed forty dudes in battle, so he was very brave.
Use - Throughout his illness, he showed great fortitude.
6. Feasible (adjective) - Possible and practical to do easily or conveniently – होिे योग्य

S – Achievable, Attainable, Possible
A – Impossible, Nonviable, Unattainable
Use - With the extra resources, the project now seems feasible.
7. Franchise (noun) - An authorization granted by a government or company to an individual or group enabling them to carry out specified commercial activities, for example acting as an agent for a company's products – तवशेष तवक्रय अतिकार

S - Enfranchisement
A –Disenfranchisement
Use - The company announced that it was not yet ready to award the franchise to either party.
8. Foible (adjective) - A minor weakness or eccentricity in someone's character – छोटी चाररतत्रक दुर्बलिा

S - Demerit, Dereliction, Failing
A – Merit, Virtue
Mnemonic – Fail to be able, so you have a weakness or slight fault at something.
Use - We all have our little foibles.
9. Flaunt (verb) - Display (something) ostentatiously, especially in order to provoke envy or admiration or to show defiance – शाि तदखािा

S –Parade, Show off, Exhibit
A – Cover, Refrain, Camouflage
Mnemonic – Flaunt ->Friend's aunt; my Friend's aunt always flaunts.
Use - He's got a lot of money but he doesn't flaunt it. Weekly Vocab Compilation – Week 4
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DAY 26
1. Flout (verb) – Openly disregard (a rule, law, or convention) - अवज्ञा करिा

S - Despise, Disregard, Scorn, Defy, Deride
A - Accept, Approve ,Respect, Comply, Honour
Use – Many motorcyclists flout the law by not wearing helmets.
Mnemonic - FOUL + OUT. When a player is sent out by foul, the player shows his contempt to the referee.
2. Foment (verb) – Instigate or stir up (an undesirable or violent sentiment or course of action) - उकसािा

S – Provoke, Incite, Stimulate
A – Allay, Soothe, Tranquilize
Use – The song was banned on the grounds that it might foment racial tension.
3. Furtive (adjective) – Attempting to avoid notice or attention, typically because of guilt or a belief that discovery would lead to trouble / Secretive - रिस्र्मर्

S – Sneaky, Stealthy, Underhand, Sly
A – Honest, Open, Truthful, Forthright
Use – There was something furtive about his behaviour and I immediately felt suspicious.
Mnemonic - Furtive sounds like 'FLIRT'ive. So a flirtly look is always SNEAKY.
4. Frantic (adjective) – Distraught with fear, anxiety, or other emotion - उन्मत्त

S – Frenzied, Frenetic, Furious
A – Calm, Peaceful, Tranquil
Use – Where on earth have you been? We've been frantic with worry.
Mnemonic - Although telling truth in your heart if someone asks you to tell frankly, you will get highly agitated,widely excited with.
5. Frigid (adjective) – Very cold in temperature - ठण्डा

S – Cold, Icy, Cool, Chilly, Glacial, Frosty
A – Hot, Warm, Burning
Use – The frigid gaze swung back to her. Weekly Vocab Compilation – Week 4
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6. Flair (noun) – A special or instinctive aptitude or ability for doing something well - स्वभाव

S – Genius, Ability, Talent, Aptitude
A – Inability, Incapacity, Inaptitude, Ineptness, Clumsiness
Use – He has a flair for languages.
Mnemonic - "Flair" = remember the pen company "flair", 'talented' students write with flair pens.
7. Faux pas (noun) – An embarrassing or tactless act or remark in a social situation - शमयिाक काम

S – Blunder, Mistake, Error
A – Amenity, Attention, Civility, Courtesy, Formality, Gesture, Pleasantry
Use – He made the faux pas of referring to Kashmir as part of Pakistan.
Mnemonic - Faux can be thought of as focus and when focus loses(pas) then we commit a social blunder
8. Flux (noun) – Constant change - प्रवाि

S – Change, Fluctuation
A – Stability, Constancy, Steadiness
Use – Our plans are in a state of flux at the moment.
Mnemonic - Flux means flow, something that flows, undergoes through change.
9. Fracas (noun) – A noisy disturbance or quarrel - कोलािल

S – Brawl, Fight, Fray
A – Peace, Harmony, Calm
Use – He was injured in a Saturday-night fracas outside a disco.
Mnemonic - Fracas-(fraud + cause), a fraud will generally cause a quarrel or brawl.
10. Freak (adjective) – A person or animal with an unusual physical abnormality - सिकी

S – Fiend, Enthusiast, Fan
A – Ordinary, Normal
Use – All her life she was ridiculed for being a freak, when there was really nothing strange about her.
DAY 27
1. Fawning (adjective) – Displaying exaggerated flattery or affection / Obsequious – ख़ुशामदी

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A- Imperious, Unservile, Aloof

Use – A fawning young man.
Mnemonic - Relate it with a FAN. Imagine of a crazy FAN who ALWAYS TRY TO exhibit his affection and COURT A favour to be with you whole day by flattering with you.
2. Fecundity (noun) – The ability to produce an abundance of offspring or new growth / Fertility OR the ability to produce many new ideas – उवयरता

S – Fertility, Productivity, Fruitfulness
A – Aridity, Infertility, Barrenness
Use – In the early decades of the last century birth control was seen as a means of population control essential for limiting the fecundity of the poor.
Mnemonic - Relate fecundity to funding! For our higher studies we will be looking for the professors to fund us, when they fund us then it will be fruitful for us
3. Foray (noun) – A sudden attack or incursion into enemy territory, especially to obtain something / A raid – िावा

S – Raid, Attack, Incursion
A – Idleness, Immobility
Use – A brief/disastrous/successful foray.
Mnemonic - Foray -> ray -> raid
4. Gracious (adjective) – Courteous, kind, and pleasant, especially towards someone of lower social status – वविीत

S – Courteous, Kind, Polite, Genial
A – Ungracious, Brusque, Discourteous, Querulous
Use – He was gracious enough to thank me.
5. Grouse (noun) – To complain - शशकार्त करिा

S – Gripe, Grumble, Complain, Squawk
A – Congratulate, Accolade
Use – He’s always grousing about how hard he has to work.
Mnemonic - Spouse. Complain a lot.
6. Glut (noun) – An excessively abundant supply of something – प्रिुरता

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A – Lack, Absence, Scarcity
Use – The fall in demand for coffee could cause a glut on/in the market.
Mnemonic - Glut=Gain a Lot, excess.
7. Guileless (adjective) – Devoid of guile / Innocent and without deception – निष्कपट

S – Artless, Ingenuous, Candid
A – Cunning, Artful, Crafty
Use – He was completely guileless and trusting.
Mnemonic - "Guile" means to decieve guile+less means no deception, only honesty.
8. Glutton (noun) – An excessively greedy eater - भुक्खड़

S – Hog, Gourmand, Gourmet
A – Nibbler, Finicky eater
Use – What a glutton – he ate a whole pizza by himself.
Mnemonic - He is such a GLUTTON and eats so much that the BUTTONS on his shirt begin to pop out!
9. Glib (adjective) – Fluent but insincere and shallow (of words or a speaker) - धिकिी िुपड़ी बातें करिे वाला

S – Smooth, Fluent, Slick
A – Profound, Quite, Hesitant
Use – No one was convinced by his glib answers/explanations.
Mnemonic - Glib sounds like Ghalib. His shayeri was slick and fluent.
10. Gimmick (noun) - A trick or device intended to attract attention, publicity, or trade – नतकड़म

S – Contrivance, Gizmo, Trick
A – Reality, Frankness
Use - They give away free gifts with children's meals as a sales/marketing gimmick.

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