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Directions- In each of the following questions,there is a certain relationship
between two given words
on one side of - - and one word is given on another side of - -while another word is
to be found from the given alternatives,having the same relation with this word as
the words of the given pair bear. Choose the correct alternative.
1 . Moon - Satellite - - Earth -?
(A) Sun (B) Planet (C)Solar System (D) Asteroid
Ans- (B)
Explanation- Moon is a satellite and Earth is a Planet .
2 . Forecast - Future - - Regret -?
(A) Present (B) Atone (C)Past (D)Sins
Ans- (C)
Explanation- Forecast is for Future happenings and Regret is for past actions .
3. Influenza - Virus - - Typhoid - ?
(A) Bacillus (B)Parasite (C)Protozoa (D) Bacteria
Ans- (D)
Explanation- First is the disease caused by the second .
4. Fear - Threat - - Anger - ?
(A)Compulsion (B)Panic (C)Provocation (D)Force
Ans- (C)
Explanation- First arises from the second .
5. Melt - Liquid - - Freeze - ?
(A)Ice (B)Condense (C)Solid (D)Crystal
Ans- (C)
Explanation- First is the process of formation of the second .
6. Clock - Time - - Thermometer - ?
(A)Heat (B)Radiation (C)Energy (D)Temperature
Ans- (D)
Explanation- First is an instrument used to measure the second .
7. Muslim - Mosque - - Sikhs - ?
(A)Golden Temple (B)Medina (C)Fire Temple (D)Gurudwara
Ans- (D)
Explanation- Second is the pace of worship for the first
. 8. Paw - Cat - - Hoof - ?
(A)Horse (B)Lion (C)Lamb (D)Elephant
Ans- (A)

Explanation- First is the name given to the foot of the second .
9. Eye -Myopia - - Teeth - ?
(A)Pyorrhea (B)Cataract (C)Trachoma (D)Eczema
Ans- (A)
Explanation- Second is a disease of the first
10. Tractor - Trailer - - Horse - ?
(A)Stable (B)Cart (C)Saddle (D)Engine
Ans- (B)
Explanation- Second is pulled by the first
. 11. Scribble - Write - - Stammer - ?
(A)Walk (B)Play (C)Speak (D)Dance
Ans- (C)
Explanation- First is an improper form of the second
12. Flower - Bud - - Plant - ?
(A) Seed (B)Taste (C)Flower (D)Twig
Ans- (A)
Explanation- First develop from the second .
13. Errata - Books - - flaws-?
(A)Manuscripts (B)Metals (C)Speech (D)Charter
Ans- (B)
Explanation- Errata comprises from the books.Similarly, Flaws are the defects in the
14. Gun - Bullet - - Chimney - ?
(A)Ground (B)House (C)Roof (D)Smoke
Ans- (D)
Explanation- Second comes out of the first .
15. Breeze - Cyclone - - Drizzle - ?
(A)earth quake (B)Storm (C)Flood (D)Down pour
Ans- (D)
Explanation- Second is more intense than the first .
16. Car - Garage - - Aeroplane - ?
(A)Port (B)Depot (C)Hanger (D)Harbour
Ans- (C)
Explanation- First is temporarily parked in the second .
17. Race - Fatigue - - Fast - ?
(A)Food (B)Appetite (C)Hunger (D)Weakness
Ans- (C)
Explanation- First causes the second .
18. Candle - Wax - - Paper -?

(A)Wood (B)Tree (C)Bamboo (D)Pulp
Ans- (D)
Explanation- First is made from the second
. 19. Acting - Theater - - Gambling - ?
(A)Casino (B)Club (C)Bar (D)Gymn
Ans- (A)
Explanation- Second is the place for performing the first .
20. Venerate - Worship - - Extol - ?
(A)Glorify (B)Homage (C)Compliment (D)Recommend
Ans- (A)
Explanation- The words in each pair are synonyms .
21. Water - Convection - - Space - ?
(A)Conduction (B)Transference (C)Vacuum (D)Radiation
Ans- (D)
Explanation- Second is the mode of transference of heat by the first .
22. Growth - Death - - Increase - ?
(A)Ease (B)decrease (C)Tease (D)Cease
Ans- (D)
Explanation- Second puts an end to the activity denoted by the first .
23. Oxygen - Burn - - Carbon dioxide - ?
(A)Isolate (B)Foam (C)Extinguish (D)Explode
Ans- (C)
Explanation- Oxygen helps in burnings while carbon dioxide extinguished fires .
24. Dog - Bark - - Goat - ?
(A)Bleat (B)Howl (C)Grunt (D)Bray
Ans- (A)
Explanation- Second is noise produced by the first .
25. Grain - Stock - - Stick - ?
(A)Heap (B)Bundle (C)Collection (D)String
Ans- (B)
Explanation- Second is collection of the first .
26. Nurture - Neglect - - Denigrate - ?
(A)Reveal (B)Extol(C)Recognize (D)Calumniate
Ans- (B)
Explanation- The words in each pair are antonyms .
27. Planet - Orbit - - Projectile - ?
(A)Trajectory (B)Track (C)Milky way (D)Path
Ans- (A)
Explanation- Second is the path traced by the first .
28. Genuine - Authentic - - Mirage - ?

(A)Image (B)Transpiration (C)Reflection (D)Illusion
Ans- (D)
Explanation- The words in each pair are synonyms .
29. Cobbler - Leather - - Carpenter - ?
(A)Furniture (B)Wood (C)Hammer (D)Chair
Ans- (B)
Explanation- Second is the raw material used by the first .
30. Rupee - Indian - - Yen - ?
(A)Turkey (B)Bangladesh (C)Pakistan (D)Japan
Ans- (D)
Explanation- Rupee is the currency of India . Similarly , Yen is the currency of Japan .
31. Ocean - Deserts - - Waves - ?
(A)Sea (B)Dust (C)Sand dunes (D)Ripples
Ans- (C)
Explanation- If oceans were deserts, waves would be sand dunes .
32. Pork - Pig - - Beef - ?
(A)Farmer (B)Herd (C)Cow(D)Lamb
Ans- (C)
Explanation- First is the name given to the meat of the second .
33. Illiteracy - Education - - Flood - ?
(A)Rain (B)Bridge (C)Dam (D)River
Ans- (C)
Explanation- Second helps ot get rid of the first
(A)Refuge (B)Mercy (C)Truancy (D)Remorse
Ans- (A)
Explanation- A prisoner is confined within the dungeon ,and an unsheltered person
takes refuge within the asylum .
35. Appraiser - Building - - Critic - ?
(A)Book (B)Masterpiece (C)Judge (D)Gold
Ans- (A)
Explanation- First comments on the second .
(A)Doe (B)Stag (C)Leopard (D)Stallion
Ans- (D)
Explanation- First is a young one of the second .
(A)Thresh (B)Sift (C)Pry (D)Rinse
Ans- (B)
Explanation- Second denotes the function performed by the first .
38. Fruit - Banana - - mammal - ?
(A)Cow (B)Snake (C)Fish (D)Sparrow
Ans- (A)
Explanation- First denotes the class to which the second belongs .
39. Tile - Mosaic - - Knot - ?

(A)Embroidery (B)Abacus (C)Macrame (D)Easle
Ans- (C)
Explanation- Just as tiles in mosaic make a pattern , so also the knots in a piece of
macrame make a pattern .
40. Import - Export - - Expenditure - ?
(A)Deficit (B)Revenue (C)Debt (D)Tax
Ans- (B)
Explanation- The words in each pair are antonyms .
41. Hill - Mountain - - Stream - ?
(A)River (B)Canal (C)Glacier (D)Avalanche
Ans- (A)
Explanation- Second is bigger form of first .
42. Country - President - - State - ?
(A)Governor (B)Minister (C)Chief minister (D)Citizen
Ans- (A)
Explanation- President and Governor are the nominal heads of country and state
respectively .
43. Bread - Yeast - - Curd - ?
(A)Fungi (B)Bacteria (C)Germs(D)Virus
Ans- (B)
Explanation- First is produced by the action of the second .
44. Court - Justice - - School - ?
(A)Teacher (B)Student (C)Ignorance (D)Education
Ans- (D)
Explanation- First is the place where the second is imparted .
45. Quartz - Radio - - Gypsum - ?
(A)Glass (B)Porcelain (C)Cement (D)Powder
Explanation- First is used to make the second .
46. Chromite - Chromium - - Ilmenite -?
(A)Limestone (B)Cobalt (C)Manganese (D)Titanium
Ans- (D)
Explanation- Chromite is a mineral of chromium and ilmenite is a mineral of titanium
47. Command - Order - - Confusion - ?
(A)Discipline (B)Clarity (C)Choas (D)Problem
Ans- (C)
Explanation- The words in each pair are synonyms.
48. Ruby - Red - - Sapphire - ?
(A)Blue (B)White (C)Green (D)Silver
Ans- (A)
red precious stone and sapphire is a blue precious stone .
49. House - Garbage - - Ore - ?

(A)Rubbish (B)Gangue (C)Sand (D)Dregs
Ans- (B)
Explanation- The waste of the house is called garbage .Similarly ,the impurities in the
ore are called gangue .
50. HongKong - China - - Vatican - ?
(A)Rome (B)Mexico (C)Canada (D)Christianity
Ans- (A)
Explanation- HongKong is a city in China .Similarly ,Vatican is a city in Rome .
51. Stee - Rails - - Alnico - ?
(A)Aircraft (B)Machinery (C)Silver ware (D)Magnets
Ans- (D)
Explanation- First is used to makes the second .
52. Poodle - Dog - - Moose - ?
(A)Duck (B)Donkey (C)Fowl (D)Deer
Ans- (D)
Explanation- Poodle is a bread of dog and moose is a bread of deer .
53. Push - Pull - - Throw - ? (A)Jump (B)Collect (C)Pick (D)Game Ans- (C)
Explanation- The words in each pair are antonyms .
54. Naphthalene - Coal tar - - Dyes - ?
(A)Petroleum (B)Oils (C)Chemicals (D)Carbon
Ans- (A)
Explanation- First is Obtained from the second .
55. Darwin - Evolution - - Archimedes - ?
(A)Friction (B)Lubrication (C)Buoyancy (D)Liquid
Explanation- Darwin gave the theory if evolution ,Like wise Archimedes gave the
theory of buoyancy .
56. Hot - Oven - - Cold - ?
(A)Ice cream (B)Air conditioner (C)Show (D)Refrigerator
Ans- (D)
Explanation- An oven is an appliance to keep the food-items hot ,similarly a
refrigerator keeps food-items cold.
57. Conference - Chairman - - Newspaper - ?
(A)Reporter (B)Distributer (C)Painter (D)Editor
Ans- (A)
Explanation- Chairman is the highest authority in a conference .Similarly editor is the
highest authority in a news paper agency.
58. Drama - Stage - - Tennis - ?
(A)Tournament (B)Net (C)Court (D)Racket
Ans- (C)
Explanation-A drama ia performed on a stage .Similarly tennis is payed on the court
. 59. Tree - Forest - Grass - ?

(A)Lawn (B)Field (C)Garden (D)Farm
Ans- (A)
Explanation- A forest consists of trees and a lawn is made up of grass .
60. Giant - Dwarf - - Genius - ?
(A)Wicked (B)Gentle (C)Idiot (D)Tiny
Explanation- The words in each pair are opppsite of each other.
61. Bank - River - - Coast - ?
(A)Flood (B)Waves (C)Sea (D)Beach
Ans- (C)
Explanation- Bank is the land beside the river .Similary coast is the land beside the
sea .
62. Flower - Butterfly - - Dirt - ?
(A)Rats (B)Fly (C)Bugs (D)Sweeper
Ans- (B)
Explanation- First attracts the second .
63. Malaria - Disease - - Spear - ?
(A)Wound (B)Sword (C)Weapon (D)Death
Ans- (C)
Explanation- Second denotes the class to which the first belongs to
64. Matricide - Mother - - Homicide - ?
(A)Human (B)Children (C)Father (D)Apes
Ans- (A)
Explanation- First implices killing the second .
65. Food - Stomach - - Fuel - ?
(A)Plane (B)truck (C)Engine (D)Automobile
Ans- (C)
Explanation- Food is processed by the stomach to provide energy for functioning the
body .Similarly Fuel is processed by the engine to provide energy for the functioning
of automobiles .
66. Quail - Partridges - - Yak - ?
(A)Cows (B)Deer (C)Oxen (D)Antelope
Ans - (C)
Explanation- First belongs to the family of second .
67. Engineer - Map - - Bricklayer - ?
(A)Design (B)Template (C)Mould (D)Cement
Ans- (B)
Explanation- Second gives pattern to be followed by the first .
68. Fire - Ashes - - Explosion - ?
(A)Flame (B)Death (C)Sound (D)Debris
Ans- (D)
Explanation- Second is the name given to the remains lef after the first
. 69. Pesticide - Crop - -Antiseptic - ?

(A)Wound (B)Clothing (C)Bandage (D)Bleeding
Ans- (A)
Explanation- Pesicide protects crops from insects and antiseptic protects wound from
germs .
70. King - Throne - - Rider - ?
(A)Seat (B)Horse (C)Saddle (D)Chair
Ans- (C)
Explanation- A king sits on throne and a rider on a saddle .
71. Ocean - Water - - Glacier - ?
(A)Refrigerator (B)Ice (C)Mountain (D)Cave
Explanation- First consists of the second .
72. Reluctant - Keen - - Remarkable - ?
(A)Usual (B)Restrained (C)Striking (D)Evolution
Ans- (A)
Explanation- the words in each pair are antonyms
. 73. Sculptor - Statue - - Poet - ?
(A)Canvas (B)Pen (C)Verse (D)Chisel
Ans- (C)
Explanation- Second is prepared by the first .
74. Fossils - Creatures - - Mummies - ?
(A)Egypt (B)Human beings (C)Animals (D)Martyrs
Ans- (B)
Explanation- Fossils are the remains of the creatures .Similarly mummies are the
remains of human beings .

Directions- There is a certain relation between two given words on one side of - -
and one word is given on another side of - - while another word is to be found from
the given alternatives, having the same relation with this word as the given pair has.
Select the best alternative.
1. Dog - Rabies - - Mosquito - ?
(a)Plague (b)Death (c)Malaria (d)Sting
Ans- (c)
Exp- The bite of the first causes the second.
2. Man - Biography - - Nation - ?
(a)Leader (b)People (c)Geography (d)History
Ans- (d)
Exp- Second contains the story of the first.
3. Doctor - Diagnosis - - Judge - ?
(a)Court (b)Punishment (c)Lawyer (d)Judgement
Ans- (d)

Exp- The function of a doctor is to diagnose a disease and that of a judge is to
give judgement.
4. Horse - Jockey - - Car - ?
(a)Mechanic (b)Chauffeur (c)Steering (d)Brake
Ans- (b)
Exp- Horse is friven by a jockey .
Similarly,car is driven by a chauffeur.
5. Fog - Visibility - - AIDS - ?
(a)Health (b)Resistance (c)Virus (d)Death
Ans- (b)
Exp- First impairs the second.
6. Porcupine - Rodent - - Mildew -?
(a)Fungus (b)Germ (c)Insect (d)Pathogen
Ans- (a)
Exp- Porcupine is a rodent and mildew is a fungus.
7. Reading - Knowledge - - Work-?
(a)Experience (b)Engagement (c)Employment (d)Experiment
Ans- (a)
Exp- Second is acquired from the first.
8. Scrap - Food - - Lees - ?
(a)Bread (b)Tea (c)Wine (d)Rice
Ans- (c)
Exp- First is the left over of the second.
9. Conscience - Wrong - - Police - ?
(a)Thief (b)Law (c)Discipline (d)Crime
Ans- (d)
Exp- First prevents the second.
10. Cricket - Bat - - Hockey - ?
(a)Field (b)Stick (c)Player (d)Ball
Ans- (b)
Exp- In cricket ball is hit with a bat.
Similarly,in Hockey ,the ball is hit with a stick.
11. Glucose - Carbohydrate - - Soyabean - ? (a)Proteins (b)Vitamins (c)Minerals
Ans- (a)
Exp- Glucose is rich in carbohydrates and Soyabean is rich in proteins.
12. Jeopardy-Peril-- Jealousy-?
Exp-First is a more intense form of the second.
13. Pigeon-Peace--White flag-?
Exp-Pigeon is a symbol of peace and white flag is a symbol of surrender.
14. Teheran-Iran--Beijing-?
Exp-Teheran is the capital of Iran and Beijing is the capital of China.
15. Enough-Excess-Sufficiency-?

Exp-Sufficiency indicates 'enough' and Surplus indicates 'excess.
16. Squint-Eye--Squeeze-?
Exp-To squint is to constrict the eyes and squeeze is to constrict the hands.
17. Hermit-Solitude--Intruder-?
Exp-The words in each pair are synonyms.
18. Tea-Cup--Tobacco-?
Exp-Tea is contained in the cup.
Tobacco is contained cheroot.
19. Market-Demand--Farming-?
(a)Farmer (b)Monsoons(c)Foodgrain(d)Supply
Exp-Market depends on Demand and Farming depends on Monsoons.
20. Skirmush-War--Disease-?
Exp-Second is a more intense form of the first.
21. Wimbledon Trophy-Tennis --Walker's cup-?
Exp-Wimbledon Trophy is associated with the game of Tennis.
Similarly , Walker's cup is associated with the game of Golf.
22. Skeleton-Body--Grammar-?
Exp-Just as skeleton forms the framework of the body,so also Grammar lays
down the
essentials of language.
23. Atom-Matter--Particle-?
Exp-The smallest unit of matter is atom and that of dust is particle.
24. Disease-Pathology--Planet -?
Exp-Diseases are studied under Pathology.
Similarly,Planets are studied in Astrology.
25. Mature-Regressed -- Varied-?
Exp-The words in each pair are opposites of each other.
26. Wool-Sheep--Mohair-?

Exp-Wool is a fibre obtained from sheep,
Similarly, mohair is a fibre obtained from goat.
27. Man-Machine--Master-?
Exp-Machine is made to work by a man.
Similarly,Slave works under the instructions of his master.
28. Sedative -Pain--Solace-?
(a)Irritation (b)Kill(c)Grief(d)Hurt
Exp-First is the feeling associated with the second.
29. Elegance-Vulgarity--Graceful-?
Exp-The words in each pair are antonyms of each other.
30. Horse-Neigh --Jackal-?
Exp-Second is the noise produced by the first.
31. Harp-Drum--Flute-?
Exp-The voice of harp is shrill as compared to that of drum.
Flute produces a shrill sound as compared to that of bugle.
32. Imprison-Jail--Exile-?
Exp-the words in each pair are synonyms.
33. Victory-Encouragement--Failure-?
Exp-Victory leads to encouragement and failure brings frustration.
34. Dilatory-Expeditious--Direct-?
Exp-The words in each pair are opposites of each other.
35. Cunning-Fox--Timid-?
Exp-Fox is a cunning animal and ass is a timid animal.
36. Aeroplane-Cockpit--Train-?
Exp-As the pilot of an aeroplane sits in the cockpit,
the driver of a train works in the engine.
37. Major-Battalion--Colonel-?
Exp-As Major heads a battalion,the Colonel commands a regiment.
38. Heart-Pericardium--Brain-?

Exp-Second is a bony protective covering for the first.
39. Crow-Carrion--Leech-?
Exp-First feeds on the second.
40. Insert-Extract--Mighty-?
Exp-The words in each pair are opposites of each other.
41. Perch-Fresh Water--?-Salt water
Exp-A Perch is a fresh water fish.
Similarly, a cod is a salt water fish.
42. Orthologist -Birds--Anthropologist-?
Exp-Ornithologist specialises in the study of birds
Similarly, anthropologist specialises in the study of mankind.
43. Meat -Vegetarian--Liquor-?
Exp-One who abstains from meat is called a vegetarian and
one who abstains from liquor is called a teetotaller.
44. Amber-Yellow--Caramine-?
Exp-Amber is a shade of yellow colour.
Similarly,caramine is a shade of red colour.
45. Wax-Wane--Zenith-?
Exp-The words in each pair are antonyms.
46. Foundation-Edifice--Constitution-?
Exp-First forms the basis of the second.
47. Taxonomy-Classification--Pedology-?
Exp-Taxonomy is the science dealing with classification.
Similarly,pedology deals with study of soils.
48. Nightingale-Warble--Frog-?
Exp-Second is the sound produced by the first.
49. Rondo-Music --Lay-?

Exp-Rondo is a type of music and lay is a type of song.
50. Deciduous-Willow--Coniferous-?
Exp-Willow is a deciduous tree and spruce is a Coniferous tree.
51. Palaeography-Writings--Ichthyology-?
Exp-Palaeography is the study of ancient writings.
Similarly,Ichthyology is the study of fishes.

Directions- There is a certain relation between two given words on one side of - -
and one word is given on another side of - - while another word is to be found from
the given alternatives, having the same relation with this word as the given pair has.
Select the best alternative.
1. Painting - Artist - - Symphony - ?
(a)Novelist (b) Poet (c)Essayist (d)Composer
Exp- First is prepared by the second.
2. Pongee - Silk - - Shallot - ?
(a)Boat (b)Building (c)Ship (d)Stream
Ans- (a)
Exp- Pongee is a type of silk and shallot is a kind of boat.
3. Dawn - Dusk - - Inaugaration - ?
(a)Invitation (b)Valediction (c)Repetition (d)Organisation
Ans- (b)
Exp- One is followed by other.
4. Tectonics - Building - - Taxidermy - ?
(a)Classification (b)Conserving (c)Stuffing (d)Collecting
Ans- (c)
Exp- Tectonics is the science dealing with the art of building.
Similarly, taxidermy is the art of stuffing animals.
5. Legend - Story - - Merlin - ?
(a)Hawk (b)Eagle (c)crow (d)Parakeet
Ans- (a)
Exp- First is a type of second.
6. Annihilation - Fire - - Cataclysm - ?
(a)Earthquake (b)Flood (c)Emergency (d)Steam
Ans- (b)
Exp- First is the result of second.
7. Lemur - Monkey - - Rook - ?
(a)Cat (b)Crow (c)Vulture (d)Owl
Ans- (b)
Exp- Lemur belongs to the family of monkey and

rook belongs to the family of crow.
8. Vestry - Church - - Dispensary - ?
(a)Laboratory (b)Hospital (c)School (d)Monastery
Ans- (b)
Exp- Second is a higher institution than the first.
9. Visitor - Invitation - - Witness - ?
(a)Subpoena (b)Permission (c)Assent (d)Document
Ans- (a)
Exp- A Visitor is given an invitation to attend an occasion.
Witness is delivered a subpoena providing for attendance at the court.
10. Mash - Horse - - Mast - ?
(a)Cow (b)Monkey (c)Chimpanze (d)Pig
Ans- (d)
Exp- First is a food for the second.
11. Good - Bad - - Virtue - ?
(a)Blame (b)Sin (c)Despair (d)Vice
Ans- (d)
Exp- The words in each pair are opposites of each other.
12. Igloos - Canada - - Rondavels - ?
(a)Africa (b)Rangoon (c)Russia (d)Indonesia
Ans- (a)
Exp- First is the type of houses most commonly found in the second.
13. Penology - Punishment - - Seismology - ?
(a)Law (b)Liver (c)Earthquakes (d)Medicine
Ans- (c)
Exp- Penology is the study of punishment.
Seismology is is the study of Earthquakes.
14. Noise - Din - - Quiet - ?
(a)Hush (b)Dumb (c)Gag (d)Mouth
Ans- (a)
Exp- second is a more intense form of the first.
15. Touch - Feel - - Greet - ?
(a)Smile (b)Manners (c)Acknowledge (d)Success
Ans- (c)
Exp- Touch is felt and greet is acknowlwdged.
16. Wine - Grapes - - Perry - ?
(a)Whisky (b)Pears (c)Almonds (d)Pomagranates
Ans- (b)
Exp- First is made from the second.
17. Jungle - Zoo - - Sea - ?
(a)Aquarium (b)Harbour (c)Water (d)Fishery
Ans- (a)
Exp- The organisms living in a jungle are artificially reared in a Zoo.
The organisms living in the sea are artificially reared in an aquarium.
18. Primo - Music - - Suburb - ?
(a)Province (b)Country (c)State (d)City
Ans- (d)
Exp- First is a part of the second.
19. Mastic - Gum - - Suet - ?
(a)Milk (b)Fat (c)Hide (d)Fur

Ans- (b)
Exp- Mastic is a gum obtained from plants and suet is a fat obtained from
20. Orgami - paper - - Ikebana - ?
(a)Trees (b)Theatre (c)Flowers (d)Tapestry
Ans- (c)
Exp- First is an art associated with the second.
21. Enterpreneur - Profit - - Scholar - ?
(a)Income (b)Knowledge (c)Service (d)Business
Ans- (b)
Exp- First strives to acquire the second.
22. Nautilus - Fish - - Teal - ?
(a)Chicken (b)Dolphin (c)Duck (d)Pigeon
Ans- (c)
Exp- Nautilus is a type of fish and teal is a type of duck.
23. Bank - Money - - Transport - ?
(a)Goods (b)Road (c)Traffic (d)Speed
Ans- (a)
Exp- Transaction of second is done through the first.
24. Archipelago - Islands - - Massif - ?
(a)Mountains (b)Caves (c)Forests (d)Hillocks
Ans- (a)
Exp- First is a group of the second.
25. Rill - Stream - - Pony - ?
(a)Mare (b)Mule (c)Donkey (d)Horse
Ans- (d)
Exp- Rill is a small stream and pony is a small horse.
26. Calf - Cow - - Puppy - ?
(a)Dog (b)Bitch (c)Horse (d)Donkey
Ans- (b)
Exp- The relationship is that of young one and female parent.
27. Eccrinology - Secretions - - Selenography - ?
(a)Sun (b)Moon (c)Crust (d)Mantle
Ans- (b)
Exp- Eccrinology is the study of secretions and selenography is the study of
28. Coconut - Shell - - Letter - ?
(a)Letter-box (b)Stamp (c)Mail (d)Envelope
Ans- (d)
Exp- First is enclosed inside the second.
29. Roster - Duty - - Inventory - ?
(a)Furnace (b)Exports (c)Goods (d)Produce
Ans- (c)
Exp- Roster is a list of duties and inventory is a list of goods.
30. Hilt - Sword - - Out work - ?
(a)Hippodrome (b)Field (c)Rink (d)Fortness
Ans- (d)
Exp- First is a part of the second
. 31. Anaemia - Blood - - Anarchy - ?
(a)Disorder (b)Monarchy (c)Government (d)lawlessness

Ans- (c)
Exp- Anaemia is the lack of blood.
Similarly,anarchy is the lack of government.
32. Heed - Neglect - -Pacify- ?
(a)Victory (b)Incite (c)Allay (d)War
Ans- (b)
Exp- The words in each pair are opposites of each other.
33. Probe - Wound - - Anemography - ?
(a)Humidity (b)Rainfall (c)Force (d)Pressure
Ans- (c)
Exp- Probe is an instrument to examine a wound.
Similarly,anemogrphy is an instrument for recording force.
34. Loiter - Dwandle - - Impugn - ?
(a)Challenge (b)Gamble (c)Confiscate (d)Revenge
Ans- (a)
Exp- The words in each pair are synonyms of each other.
35. Oasis - Sand - - Island - ?
(a)River (b)Sea (c)Water (d)Waves
Ans- (c)
Exp- Oasis is a water pool amidst sand.
Similarly, island is a place of land amidst water.
36. Anatomy - Zoology - - Paediatrics - ? (a)Chemistry (b)Medicine
(c)Palaeontology (d)Mechanics
Ans- (b)
Exp- Anatomy is a branch of zoology.
Similarly,Paediatrics is a branch of medicine.
37. War - Death - - Smoke - ?
(a)Burning (b)Pollution (c)Fire (d)Cigaratte
Ans- (b)
Exp- Second is the result of the first.
38. Scout - Army - - Clerk - ?
(a)Office (b)Files (c)Officer (d)Administration
Ans- (a)
Exp- Work of the second at the lowest level is performed by the first.
39. Winter - Hibernation - - Summer - ?
(a)Survival (b)Activation (c)Aestivation (d)Cache
Ans- (c)
Exp- Winter sleep of animals is called hibernation and summer sleep is called
40. Sports - Logo - - Nation - ?
(a)Anthem (b)Ruler (c)Animal (d)Emblem
Ans- (d)
Exp- Second is a symbol of the first.
41. Vegetable - Chop - - Body - ?
(a)Cut (b)Amputate (c)Peel (d)Prume
Ans- (b)
Exp- Cutting of vegetables is called chopping.
Cutting off a body part is called amputating.
42. Mountain - Valley - - Genius - ?
(a)Brain (b)Idiot (c)Think (d)Intelligence

Ans- (b)
Exp- The words in each pain are opposites of each other.
43. Misogamy - Marriage - - Misogyny - ?
(a)Children (b)Husband (c)Relation (d)Women
Ans- (d)
Exp- First is a hatred for the second.
44. Eye - Wink - - Heart - ?
(a)Move (b)Throb (c)Pump (d)Ouiver
Ans- (b)
Exp- Second denotes the activity of the first.
45. Wine - Grapes - - Vodka - ?
(a)Potatoes (b)Apples (c)Oranges (d)Flour
Ans- (d)
Exp- First is prepared from the second.
46. Calender - Dates - - Dictionary - ?
(a)Vocabulary (b)Language (c)Words (d)Book
Ans- (c)
Exp- Calender is a list of dates.
Likewise,dictionary is a collection words.
47. Novice - Learner - - Harbinger - ?
(a)Messenger (b)Thief (c)Pickpocket (d)Robber
Ans- (a)
Exp- The words in each pair are synonyms.
48. Sikkim - Gangtok - - Manipur - ?
(a)Dispur (b)Cherapunji (c)Shillong (d)Imphal
Ans- (a)
Exp- Gangtok is the capital of Sikkim and Imphal is the capital of Manipur.
49. Line - Square - - Arc - ?
(a)Ring (b)Sphere (c)Circle (d)Ball
Ans- (c)
Exp- First is a part of the second.
50. Convoy - Ships - - Deputation - ?
(a)Voters (b)Representation (c)Politicians (d)Writers
Ans- (b)
Exp- First is a group of second , employed for a certain purpose.
51. Training - Leather - - Pyrotechnics - ?
(a)Wool (b)Fireworks (c)Bombs (d)Machinery
Ans- (b)
Exp- First is the process of manufacturing the second.
52. Shark - Fish - - Lavender - ?
(a)Shrub (b)Tree (c)Herb (d)Climber
Ans- (a)
Exp- Shark is a fish and Lavender is a shrub.
53. Circle - Circumference - - Square - ?
(a)Volume (b)Area (c)Diagonal (d)Perimeter
Ans- (d)
Exp- Second is a measure of the boundary of the first.
54. Oriel - Room - - Tendon - ?
(a)Blood (b)Muscles (c)Veins (d)Liver
Ans- (b)

Exp- First is a part of the second.
55. Car - Petrol - - Televison - ?
(a)Electricity (b)Transmission (c)Entertainment (d)Antenna
Ans- (a)
Exp- A car runs on petrol and a televison works by electricity.
56. Applique - Ornament - - Impound - ?
(a)Confiscate (b)Powder (c)Grab (d)Snatch
Ans- (a)
Exp- The given words are synonyms of each other.
57. Pig - Farrow -- Dog - ?
(a)Mare (b)Pappy (c)Bitch (d)Colt
Ans- (b)
Exp- Second is the young one of the first.
58. Mattock - Dig - - Shoval -?
(a)Break (b)Push (c)Scoop (d)Whittle
Ans- (c)
Exp- Mattock is a tool to dig hard ground
Similarly, Shoval is a tool to scoop.
59. Knoll - Hill - - Eclogue - ?
(a)Poem (b)Music (c)Drama (d)Ballad
Ans- (a)
Exp- Knoll is a small hill and eclogue is a short poem.
60. Receptionist - Office - - Hostess - ?
(a)Aircraft (b)Crew (c)Hospital (d)Airport
Ans- (a)
Exp- First attends the clients in the second.
61. Seismography - Earthquake - - Taseometer - ?
(a)Volcanoes (b)Resistances (c)Landslides (d)Strains
Ans- (d)
Exp- Seismography is an instrument to measure the intensity of an earthquake.
Similarly, taseometer is an instrument to measure strains.
62. Dum Dum - Calcutta - - Palam - ?
(a)Kerala (b)Delhi (c)Madras (d)Bombay
Ans- (b)
Exp- Dum Dum is an airport in Calcutta and Palam is an airport in Delhi.
63. Foresight - Anticipation - - Insomnia - ?
(a)Diamond (b)Iron (c)Sleeplessness (d)Gems
Ans- (c)
Exp- The words in each pair are synonyms.

Excercise D
Directions- In each of the following questions,there is a certain relationship
between two given words on one side of - - and one word is given on another side of
- -while another word is to be found from the given alternatives,having the same
relation with this word as the words of the given pair bear. Choose the correct
1. Doctor - Patient - - Lawyer - ?
(A)Customer (B)Accused (C)Magistrate (D)Client
Ans - (D)
Explanation - First works for the second .
2. Museum - Curator - - Prison - ?
(A)Manager (B)Mountain (C)Jailor (D)Warden
Ans - (C)
Explanation - First is managed by the second .
3. Soap - Wash - - Broom - ?
(A)Clean (B)Dust (C)Sweep (D)Floor
Ans - (C)
Explanation - Second denotes the function of the first .
4. Wax - Grease - - Milk - ?
(A)Drink (B)Ghee (C)Curd (D)Protein
Ans - (C)
Explanation - First is used to prepare the second .
5. Bread - Bakery - - Brick - ?
(A)Mint (B)Kiln (C)Furnace (D)Mine
Ans - (B)
Explanation - Second is the place where first id manufactured .
6. Sword - Slaughter - - Scalpel - ?
(A)Murder (B)Stab (C)Surgery (D)Chopping
Ans - (C)
Explanation - Second denotes the purpose for which the first is used .
7. Life - Autobiography - - Witness - ?
(A)Paper (B)Truth (C)Documents (D)Acceptance
Ans - (C)
Explanation - Second contains an amount of the first .
8. Chef - Restaurant - - Druggist - ?
(A)Medicine (B)Pharmacy (C)Store (D)Chemist
Ans - (B)
Explanation - Second is the working place of the first .
(A)Blue (B)Orange (C)Red (D)Yellow
Ans - (C)
Explanation - Jude is Green precious stone and garnet is a red precious stone .
10. Dancer - Stage - - Minister - ?
(A)Pulpit (B)Assembly (C)Parliament (D)State
Ans - (A)
Explanation - Second is the place for the first to perform on .
11. Ecology - environment - - Histology - ?
(A)Fossils (B)History (C)Tissues (D)Hormones
Ans - (C)
Explanation - Ecology deals with the study of environment .Similarly Histology
deals with the study of tissues .
12. Life - Death - - Hope - ?
(A)Sad (B)Despair (C)Pain (D)Cry
Ans - (B)
Explanation - The words in each pair are antonyms of each other .
13. Hooke - Cells - - Mulder - ?
(A)Carbohydrates (B)Minerals (C)Vitamins (D)Proteins
Ans - (D)
Explanation - Hooke discovered the cells .Similarly Mulder discovered the
. 14. Needle - Thread - - Pen - ?
(A)Ink (B)Cap (C)Paper (D)Word
Ans - (A)
Explanation - Second is required for the working of the first .
15. Auger - Carpenter - - Awl - ?
(A)Sculptor (B)Cobbler (C)Chef (D)Mason
Explanation - First is a the tool used by the second .
16. Birds - Aviary - - Bees - ?
(A)Aquarium (B)Hive (C)Brewery (D)Apiary
Ans - (d)
Explanation - Second denotes the place where first kept and reared .
17. Resign - Politician - - Abdicate - ?
(A)Prince (B)King (C)Realm (D)throne
Ans - (B)
Explanation - First denotes the act of leaving the post of the second willingly .
18. Scissors - Cloth - - Scythe - ?
(A)Wood (B)Steel (C)Grass (D)Paper
Ans - (C)
Explanation - First is used to cut the second .
19. Garden - Trowel - - Seamstress - ?
(A)Saw (B)Scissors (C)Sneakers (D)Crowbar
Ans - (B)
Explanation - Second is the tool used by the first .
20. Prose - Writing - - lisp - ?
(A)Reading (B)Music (C)Speach (D)Drawing
Ans - (C)
Explanation - First is the type of the second .
21. Cub - Tiger - - Fawn - ?
(A)Stag (B)Monkey (C)Ass (D)Sheep
Ans - (A)
Explanation -Firsts is the young one of the second .
(A)Constellation (B)Asteroid (C)Galaxy (D)Meteor
Ans - (A)
Explanation - Sirius is a star and cygnus is a constellation .
23. Radical - Moderate - - Revolution - ?
(A)Change (B)Choas (C)Peace (D)Reformation
Ans - (C)
Explanation - The words in each pair are antonyms of each other .
24. Mathematics - Numbers - - History - ?
(A)People (B)Events (C)Dates (D)Wars
Ans - (B)
Explanation - Mathematics is the theory of numbers and history is the theory of
past events .
25. Bag - Luggage - - Ship - ?
(A)Coal (B)Stock (C)Cargo (D)Weight
Ans - (C)
Explanation - Second is the load carried by the first .
26. Anthropology - Man - - Anthology - ?
(A)Nature (B)Trees (C)Apes (D)Poems
Ans - (D)
Explanation - Anthropology deals with the study of man .Similarly Anthology
deals with the collection of poems.
27. Chatter - Teeth - - ? - Leaves
(A)Whistle (B)Ripple (C)Rustle (D)Cackle
Ans - (C)
Explanation - First is the noise produced by the second .
28. Loin - Prowl - -Bear - ?
(A)Frisk (B)Lumber (C)Stride (D)Bound
Ans - (B)
Explanation - Second is the manner of walking of the first .
29. Mirror - Reflection - - Water - ?
(A)Conduction (B)Dispersion (C)Immersion (D)Refractions
Ans - (D)
Explanation - light rays falling on a mirror undergo reflection and those falling on
water undergo refraction .
30. Firm - Flabby - - Piquant - ?
(A)Bland (B)Salty (C)Pleasant (D)Small
Ans - (A)
Explanation - The words in each pair are antonyms of each other .
31. Wood - Ghacoad - -Coal - ?
(A)Fire (B)Smoke (C)Coke (D)Ash
Ans - (C)
Explanation - Second is obtained from the first .
32. Drama - Scene - - Book - ?
(A)Story (B)Page (C)Chapter (D)Author
Ans - (C)
Explanation - Second is a unit of first .
33. Betel - Chew - - Football - ?
(A)Play (B)Run (C)Roll (D)Kick
Ans - (D)
Explanation - First is the object and second is the action performed on it .
34. Motorcycle - Battery - - Life - ?
(A)Earth (B)Sun (C)Moon (D)Star
Ans - (B)
Explanation - Second is the ultimate source for the first .
35. Cyclone - Anticyclone - - Flood - ?
(A)Devastation (B)Havoc (C)River (D)Drought
Ans - (D)
Explanation - Both create opposite conditions .
36. Happiness - Sarrow - - Comfort - ?
(A)Hardship (B)Rest (C)Poverty (D)Difficult
Ans - (A)
Explanation - The words in each pair are antonyms of each other .
37. Appreciation - Reward - - Disgrace - ?
(A)Crime (B)Guilt (C)Allegation (D)Punishment
Ans - (D)
Explanation - Second brings the first .
38. Retirement - Service - - Dismissal - ?
(A)Agreement (B)Communication (C)Employment (D)Adoption

Ans - (C)
Explanation - First terminates the second .
39. Naphthalene - Woolen - - Antibiotic - ?
(A)Germs (B)Immunity (C)Diseases (D)Body
Ans - (D)
Explanation - First is used to protect the second from attack by germs and insects .
40. Drummer - Orchestra - - Minister - ?
(A)Voter (B)Constituency (C)Cabinet (D)Department
Ans - (C)
Explanation - First is the member of the second .
41. Sugar - Molasses - - Gasoline - ?
(A)Mine (B)Quarry (C)Drill (D)Petroleum
Ans - (D)
Explanation - First is obtained from the second .
42. Starvation - Nutrition - - Exhaustation - ?
(A)Energy (B)Bravery (C)Freshness (D)Courage
Ans - (A)
Explanation - The first denotes the lack of second .
43. Ballworn - Cotton - -Ghundibug - ?
(A)Wheat (B)Rice (C)Millet (D)Tomato
Ans - (B)
Explanation - First is a pest that damages the second .
44. Accident - Carefulness - - Disease - ?
(A)Sanitation (B)Treatment (C)Medicine (D)Doctor
Ans - (A)
Explanation -Lack of second results in first .
45. Annotate - Text - - Caption - ?
(A)Novel (B)Law (C)Film (D)Photograph
Ans - (D)
Explanation - First is a comment on the second .
46. Physiology - Biology - - Metaphysics - ?
(A)Physics (B)Statistics (C)Mathematics (D)Philosophy
Ans - (D)
Explanation - Physiology is branch of biology .Similarly mathematics is a branch
of philosophy .
47. Highbrow - Cultivated - - Suave - ?
(A)Elegant (B)Urbane (C)Stylish (D)Broad-minded
Ans - (B)
Explanation - The words in each pair are synonyms .
(A)Insinuate (B)Reject (C)Convince (D)Deny
Ans - (A)
Explanation - Affirm is to confirm a change and Hint is to point at something
Similarly Charge means to blame and Insinuate means to suggest indirectly .
49. Author - Book - - Choreographer - ?
(A)Drama (B)Ballet (C)Masque (D)Opera
Ans - (B)
Explanation - First composes the second .
50. thick - Thin - - Idle - ?
(A)Virtuous (B)Business (C)Industrious (D)Activity
Ans - (C)

Explanation - The words in each pair are antonyms of each other .
51. Gents - Cap - - Ladies - ?
(A)Scarf (B)Hat (C)Handkerchief (D)Hair band
Ans - (A)
Explanation - Second is worn by the first on the head .
52. Lumberjack - Axe - - Chef - ?
(A)Bow (B)Poker (C)Chisel (D)Colander
Ans - (D)
Explanation - Second is the tool used by the first .
53. Bread - Wheat - - Brick - ?
(A)Clay (B)Fire (C)Cement (D)Building
Ans - (A)
Explanation - Second is used to make the first
54. Scrupulous - Principles - - Ethical - ?
(A)Morals (B)Virtues (C)Religions (D)Profits
Ans - (A)
Explanation - When one abides by the second ,he is said to be the first by the
nature .
55. Wince - Pain - - Prostration - ?
(A)Discomfiture (B)Frustration (C)Submissiveness (D)Strained
Ans - (C) Explanation - First is the sigh of the second . 56. Coherent -
Consistent - - Irate - ? (A)Unreasonable (B)Unhappy (C)Irritated (D)Angry
Ans - (D)
Explanation - The words in each pair are synonyms .
57. Book - Magazine - - Newspaper - ?
(A)Journal (B)News (C)Article (D)Headline
Ans - (A)
Explanation - Second contains smaller articles of the same nature as the first .
58. Tungsten - Filament - - Bronze - ?
(A)Copper (B)Ships (C)Tin (D)Ornaments
Ans - (D)
Explanation - First is used to make the second .
59. Claymore - Sword - - Beretta - ?
(A)Club (B)Axe (C)Knife (D)Gun
Ans - (D)
Explanation - The first is the type of the second .
60. Indolence - Work - - Taciturn - ?
(A)Observe (B)Speak (C)Cheat (D)Act
Ans - (B)
Explanation - The words in each pair are antonyms of each other .
61. Afaoetoxin - Food poison - - Histamine - ?
(A)Allergy (B)Headache (C)Anthrax (D)Contamination
Ans - (A)
Explanation - First causes the second .
62. Bald - Blond - - Barren - ?
(A)Vegetation (B)Farm (C)Fertile (D)Inhabited
Ans - (C)
Explanation - The words in each pair are antonyms of each other .
63. Catalogue - Library Books - -Index - ?
(A)Chapter (B)Books (C)Preface (D)Contents

Ans - (D)
Explanation - Catalogue is an arranged list to find the names of the library
books.Similarly Index is an arranged list of contents.
64. Tobaco - Nerves - - Alcohol - ?
(A)Liver (B)Liquor (C)Intoxication (D)Head
Ans - (A)
Explanation - Consumption of first adversely affects the second .
65. Man - Shout - - Crow - ?
(A)Cow (B)Chirp (C)Multer (D)Mob
Ans - (D)
Explanation -Second is the noisy sound produced by the first

ROOT - Roots are basic words which have
been carried over into english.
STEMS - Stems are variations of roots
brought about by changes in declerision or
A suffixe is a syllable that is added to a
word.Occasionally, it changes the meaning of the
word. More frequently it serves to change the
grammatical form of the word (noun to adjective,
adjective to noun , noun to verb).
Noncommittal -- Undecided
Viceroy -- Governor acting in place of a king
ac,acr sharp
Acrimonious-Bitter ,
Acerbity-Bitterness of
acidulate-Make somewhat
acid sour
aev,ev age,era
Primeval--Of the age
Coeval--Of the same age
or era

Medieval (or) mediaeval--
of the middle ages
ag , act to do
Act-- Deed
agog leader
Demagogue -- False leader
of people
Pedagogue -- Teacher (
Leader of Children )
agri , agrari field
Agrarian -- One who
works in the field
Agriculture -- Cultivation
of fields
Peregrination --
Wandering (through
ali another
Alias -- Assumed
(another) name
Alienate -- Estrange (turn
away from another)
alt high
Altitude -- Height
Altimeter -- Instrument for
measuring height
alter other
Altruistic -- Unselfish,
considering others
Alter ego -- A second self
am love
Amorous -- Loving ,
especially sexually
Amity -- Friendship
Amicable -- Friendly
anim mind, soul
Animadvert -- Cast
criticism upon
Unanimous -- Of one
Magnanimity -- Greatness
of mind or soul
ann , enn year
Annuity -- Yearly
Biennial -- Every two
Perennial -- Present all
year; persisting for several
anthrop human beings
Anthropology -- Study of
human beings
Misanthrope -- Hater of
human kind
Philanthropy -- Love of
human kind ; charity
apt fit Aptitude -- Skill

Adapt -- Make suitable
(or) fit
aqua water
Aqueduct -- Passageway
for conducting water
Aquatic -- Living in water
Aquafortis -- Nitric Acid
(strong water)
arch ruler, first
Archaeology -- Study of
antiquities (study of first
Monarch -- Sole ruler
Anarchy -- Lack of
aster star
Astronomy -- Study of the
Asterisk -- Star like
character (*)
Disaster -- Catastrophe
(contrary star)
aud , audit to hear
Audiable -- Able to be
Auditorium -- Place where
people may be heard
Audience -- hearness
auto self
Autocracy -- Rule by one
person (self)
Automobile -- Vehicle that
moves by itself
Autobiography -- Story of
one's own life
belli war
bellicose -- Inclined to
Belligerent -- Inclined to
wage war
Rebellious -- Resisting
ben , bon good
Benefactor -- One who
does good deeds
Benevolence -- Charity
(wishing good)
Bonus -- Something extra
above regular pay
biblio book
Bibliography -- List of
Bibliophile -- Lover of
Bible -- The book
bio life
Biography -- writing about
a person's life

Biology -- Study of living
Biochemist -- Student of
the chemistry of living
breve short
Brevity -- Briefness
Abbreviate -- Shorten
Breviloquent -- Marked by
brevity of speech
cad , cas to fall
Decadent -- Deteriorating.
Cadence -- intonation ,
musical movement
Cascade -- Waterfall
cap , capt , cept , cip to take
Capture -- Seize
Participate -- Take part
Precept -- Wise saying
(Originally a command)
capit , capt head
Decapitate -- Remove (cut
off) someone's head
Captain -- Chief
carn flesh
Carnivorous -- Flesh
Carnage -- Destruction of
Carnal -- Fleshly
ced , cess to yield , to go
Recede -- Go back ,
Antecedent -- That which
goes before process , go
celer swift
Celerity -- Swiftness
Decelerate -- Reduce
Accelerate -- Increase
cent one hundred
Century -- One hundred
Centennial -- One
hundredth anniversary
Centipede -- Many –
footed ,wingless animal
chron time
Chronology -- Timetable
of events
Anachronism -- A thing
out of time sequence
Chronicle -- Register
events in order of time
cid , cis to cut , to kill
Incision -- A cut (surgical)
Homicide -- Killing of a

human being
Fratricide -- Killing of a
cit , citat to call , to start
Incite -- Stir up , Start up
Excite -- Stir up
Recitation -- A recalling
civi citizen
Civilization -- Society of
citizens, culture
Civilian -- Member of
Civil -- Courteous
clam , clamat to cry out
Clamorous -- Loud
Declamation -- Speech
Acclamation -- Shouted
claud , claus , clos , clud to close
Claustrophobia -- Fear of
close places
Enclose -- Close in
Conclude -- Finish
cognosc, cognit to learn
Agnostic -- Lacking
knowledge , Skeptical
Incognito -- Traveling
under assumed name
Cognition -- Knowledge
compl to fill
Complete -- Filled out
Complement -- That
which completes
Comply -- Fulfill
cord heart
Accord -- Agreement
(from the heart)
Cordial -- Friendly
Discord -- Lack of
corpor body
Incorporate -- Organize
into a body
Corporeal -- Pertaining to
the body , fleshly
Corpse -- Dead body
cred , credit to believe
Incredulous -- Not
believing, Skeptical.
Credulity -- Gullibility
Credence -- Belief
cur to care
Curator -- Person who has
the care of something
Sinecure -- Position
without responsibility
Secure -- Safe.

curr , curs to run
Excursion -- Journey
Cursory -- Brief
Precursor -- Fore Runner
da , dat to give
Data -- Facts , Statistics
Mandate -- Command
Date -- Given time
deb , debit to owe
Debt -- Something owed
Indebtedness -- Debt
Debenture -- Bond
dem people
Democracy -- Rule of the
Demagogue -- False leader
of the people
Epidemic -- Widespread (
among the people )
derm skin
Epidermis -- Skin
Pachyderm -- Thick
skinned quadruped
Dermatology -- Study of
skin and its disorders
di , diur day
Diary -- A diary record of
activities , feelings etc.
Diurnal -- Pertaining to
day time
dic , dict to say
Abdicate -- Renounce
Diction -- Speech
Verdict -- Statement of
doc , doct to teach
Docile -- Obedient ; Easily
Document -- Something
that provides evidence
Doctor -- Learned Person
(Originally teacher)
domin to rule
Dominate -- Have power
Domain -- Land under rule
Dominant -- Prevailing
duc , duct to lead
Viaduct -- Arched
Aqueduct -- Artificial
meta involving change
Metamorphosis -- change
of form
micro small
Microcosm -- Miniature
Microscopic -- Extremely
mis hatred Misanthrope -- Person

who hates mankind
Misogynist -- Person who
hates women
mono one
Monarchy -- Government
ruling by one person
Monotheism -- Belief in
one god
multi many
Multifarious -- Having
many parts.
Multitudinous --
neo new
Neologism -- Newly
coined word
Neophyte -- Beginner ,
non not
ob, oc, of, op against
Oboloquy -- Infamy ,
Occlude -- Close , block
Offend -- Insult
Opponent -- Someone who
struggles against
olig few
Oligarchy -- Government
ruling by few ones
pan all , every
Panacea -- Cure all
Panorama -- Gnob
structured view in all
para beyond , related
Parallel -- Similar
Paraphrase -- Restate ,
through ,
Permeable -- Allowing
passage through
Pervade -- Spread
peri around , near
Perimeter -- Outer
Periphery -- Edge
poly many
Polyglot -- Speaking
several languages
post after Posthumous -- After death
pre before
Preamble -- Introducing
Premonition --
prim first
Primordial -- Existing at
the down of time
Primogeniture -- State of

being the first born
forward , in
favour of
Propulsive -- Driving
Proponent -- Supporter
proto first
Prototype -- First of its
pseudo FALSE Pseudonym -- Pen name
re again , back
Reiterate -- Repeat
Reimburse -- Pay back
retro backward
Retrospect -- Looking
Retroactive -- Effective as
of a past date
se away , aside
Secede -- Withdraw
Seclude -- Shut away
semi half , partly
Semiconscious -- Partly
sub , suc, suf,sug,
under , less
Subjugate -- Bring under
Succumb -- Yield , close
to resist
Suffuse -- Spread through
Suggest -- Hint
Suppress -- Put down by
Suspend -- Delay.
super , sur over , above
Super natural -- Above
natural things
. Surtax -- Additional tax.
syn , sym , syl , sys with , together
Synchronize -- Time
Sympathize -- Pity ;
Identify with
Syllogism -- Explanation
of how ideas relate
System -- Network
tele far
Telegraphic --
Communicated over a
trans across Transport -- Carry across
beyond ,
Ultracritical --
Exceedingly critical
un not
Unkenpt -- Not combed;
under below
Underling -- Someone
uni one
Unison -- Oneness of pitch
; complete accord
vice in place of

with away , against
Withstand -- Stand up
against ; resist
magn great
Magnify -- Enlarge
Magnanimity --
Generosity , greatness of
Magnitude -- Greatness ,
mal bad
Malevolent -- Wishing
Malediction -- Curse
Malefactor -- Evil-doer
man hand
Manufacture -- Create (
make by hand )
Manuscript -- Written by
Emancipate -- Free (let go
from the hand)
mater , matr mother
Maternal -- Pertaining to
Matriarch -- Female ruler
of a family , group , or
Matrilineal -- Descended
on the mother's side
mit , miss to send
Missile -- Projectile
Dismiss -- Send away
Transmit -- Send across
mon , monit to warn
Admonish -- Warn
Premonition -- Foreboding
Monitor -- Watcher
mori , mort to die
Mortuary -- Funeral parlor
Moribund -- Dying
Immortal -- Not dying
nav ship
Navigate -- Sail a ship
Circumnavigate -- Sail
around the world
Naval -- Pertaining to
nomen name
Nomenclature -- Act of
naming , terminology
Nominal -- In name only (
as opposed to actual )
Cognomen -- Surname ,
Distinguishing nickname
oper to work
Operate -- Work
Cooperation -- Working

path disease , feeling
Pathology -- Study of
diseased tissue
Apathetic -- Lacking
feeling ; Indifferent
Antipathy -- Hostile
ped child
Pedagogue -- Teacher of
Pediatrician -- Children's
pel , puls to drive
Compulsion -- A forcing
to do
Repel -- Drive back
Expel -- Drive out ,
pet , petit to seek
Petition -- Request.
Appetite -- Craving ,
Compete -- Vie with
pon,posit to place
Postpone -- Place after
Positive -- Definite ,
Unquestioned (definitely
port, portat to carry
Portable -- Able to be
Transport -- Carry across
Psych mind
Psychology -- Study of the
sacr holy
Sacrilegious -- Impious ,
Violating , Something
Sacrament -- Religious act
sci to know
Omniscient -- Knowing all
Conscious -- Aware
scope to watch , to see
Periscope -- Device for
seeing around corners
Microscope -- Device for
seeing small objects
scrib , script to write
Transcribe -- Make a
written copy
Script -- Written text
sect cut
Dissect -- Cut apart
Bisect -- Cut into two
sed , sess to sit
Sedentary -- Inactive
sent , sens to think , to feel
Resent -- Show

Sensitive -- Showing
sequi , secut , seque to follow
Consecutive -- Following
in order
Sequence -- Arrangement
Sequel -- That which
Nonswquitar -- Something
that does not follow
solv,solut to loosen
Absolve -- Free from
Dissolute -- Morally lax
spec ,spect , spic to look at
Spectator -- Observer
Circumspect -- Cautious
(looking around)
Despicable -- Detestable
(deserving to be looked
down on)
Perspicacity -- Clear
string , strict bind
Stringent -- Strict
Stricture -- Limit ,
something that restrains
tang , tact, ting to touch
Tangent -- Touching
Contact -- Touching with ,
Contingent -- Depending
temper time
Contemporary -- At same
ten , tent to hold
Tenable -- Able to be held
Retentive -- Holding ;
Having a good memory
term end
Interminable -- Endless
Terminate -- End
tors , tort to twist
Distort -- Twist out of true
shape (or) meaning
Torsion -- Act of twisting
tract to drag , to pull
Distract -- Pull (one's
attention) away
Intractable -- Stubborn,
Unable to be dragged
trud , trus to push , to share
Intrude -- Push one's way
Protrusion -- Something
sticking out
vac empty
Vacuous -- Lacking
content, empty-headed

Evaccate -- Compel to
empty an area
vad , vas to go
Invade -- Enter in a hostile
Evasive -- Not frank ;
veni , vent, ven to come
Intervene -- Come
Prevent -- Stop
Convention -- Meeting
ver TRUE
Veracious -- Truthful
Verisimilitude --
Appearance of truth
verb to see
Vision -- Sight
Evidence -- Things seen
able , ible
capable of
(adjective suffix)
Portable -- Able to be
Legible -- Able to be read
ac , ic
like , pertaing to
(adjective suffix)
Cardiac -- Pertaing to the
Aquatic -- Pertaing to the
acious , icious
full of (adjective
Audacious -- Full of
Avaricious -- Full of greed
pertaining to
(adjective or
noun sufffix)
Maniacal -- Insane
Portal -- Door way
Logical -- Petaining to
ant , ent
full of (adjective
of noun suffix )
Eloquent -- Pertaining to
fluid , effective speech
Suppliant -- Pleader
(person full of requests)
Verdant -- Green
like, connected
woth (adjective
or noun suffix)
Dictionaruy --Book
connected with words
Honorary -- With honor
Luminary -- Celestial
to make ( verb
Consecrate --- To make
Enervate -- To make
Mitigate -- To make less
that which is
(noun suffix)
Exasperation -- Irritation
Irritation -- Annoyance
state of being
(noun suffix)
Democracy -- Government
ruled by the people

Obstinacy --Stubbornness
eer , er , or
person who
(noun suffix)
Person who rebess --
Lecher -- Person who lasts
Cersor -- Person who
deletes improper remarks
(adjective suffix)
Eranescent -- Tending to
Pubescent -- Arriving at
making , doing
(adjective suffix)
Terrific -- Arousing great
Sporitic -- Causing sleep
to make (verbal
Magnify -- Enlarge
Petrify -- Turn to stone
Producing ,
Pestiferous -- Carrying
Vociferous -- Bearing a
loud voice
ill , ile
pertaing to ,
capable of
(adjective suffix)
Puerile -- Pertaing to a boy
Civil -- Polite (or) child
dynam Power,strength
dynamite-powerful explosive
dynamo-engine making electric power
Ego I
Egoist-person who is self-centered
egotist-selfish person
egocentric-revolving about self
Erg,urg Work
ergatocracy-rule of the workers
metallurgy-science & technology of metals
Err To wander
erratic-not reliable,wandering
knight errant- wandering knight
Eu Good,well,beautiful
Eupeptic-having good digestion
euphemism-pleasant way of saying something
Fac,fic,fec,fect To make,to do
Factory-place where things are made
fiction-manufactured story
affect-cause to change
Fall,fals To deceive
infallible-not prone to error,perfect
Fer,lat To bring,to bear
Transfer-bring from one place to another
translate-bring from one language to another
conifer-bearing cones,as pine trees
Fid Belief,faith
Infidel-non believer,heathen
Fin End,limit
Confine-keep within limits
finite-having definite limits
Flect,flex To bend
Flexible-able to bend
deflect-bend away,turn aside
Fort Luck,chance
Fortuitous-accidental, occuring by chance
Venter,ventris Belly
Ventral-referring to the front or belly side
ventricular-pertaining to one of the chambers of
the heart

Somnus Sleep
Somnambulistic-pertaining to sleepwalking
insomnious-unable to fall asleep
Fort Strong
Fortitude-strength,firmness of mind
Frag,fract To break
Fragile-easily broken
infraction-breaking of a rule
fractious-unruly,tendind to break rules
Fug To flee
Fugitive-someone who flees
refuge-shelter,home for someone fleeing
Fus To pour
Effusive-gushing,pouring out
diffuse-wide spread(poured in many directions)
Gam Marriage
Polygamy-having many wives or husbands at the
same time
Gen,gener Class,race
Genus-group of animals or plants with similar
generic-characteristic of a class
gender-class organized by sex
Grad,gress To go,to step
Digress-go astray(from the main point)
regress-go backward
gradual-step by step
Graph,gram Writing
Epigram-pithy statement
telegram-instantaneous message over great
stenography-short hand(writing narrowly)
Greg Flock,herd
Gregarious-tending to group together as in a herd
egregious-conspicuously bad;shocking
Helio Sun
Heliotrope-flower that faces the sun
heliograph-instrument that uses the sun’s rays to
send signals
It,itiner Journey,road
Exit-way out
itinerary-plan of journey
Jac,jact,jec To throw
Projectile-missile;something thrown forward
trajectory-path taken by thrown object
ejaculatory-casting or throwing out
Jur,jurat To swear
Perjure-testify falsely
jury-group of men & women sworn to seek the
adjuration-solemn urging
Labor,laborat To work
Laboratory-place where work is done
collaborate-work together with others
Leg,lect,lig To choose,to read
legible-able to be read

eligible-able to be selected
Leg Law
Legislature-law_making body
Liber,libr Book
Library-collection of books
libretto-the “book” of a musical play
Liber Free
Liberation-the fact of setting free
Log Word,study
Entomology-study of insects
etymology-study of word parts and derivations
momologue-speech by one person
Loqu,locut To talk
Soliloquy-speech by one individual
Luc Light
translucent-allowing some light to pass throughv
In,il,im,ir In,on,upon
Invite-call in
illustration-something that makes clear
irradiate-shine upon
Inter Between,among
Intervene-come between
interjection-a statement thrown in
Intra,intro Within
Intramural-within a school
introvert-person who turns within himself
Macro Large,long
Macrobiotic-tending to prolong life
macrocosm-the great world(the entire universe)
Mega Great,million
Megalomania-delusions of grandeur
megaton-explosive force of a million tons of TNT
Dis,dif Not,apart
Discord-lack of harmony
disagree-carry apart
Dys Faulty,bad
Dyslexia-faulty ability to read
Ex,e Out
Expel-drive out
eject-throw out
Extra,extro Beyond,outside
Extracurricular-beyond the curriculum
extrovert-person intrested chiefly in external
objects & actions
Hyper Above,excessively
hyper ventilate-breathes at an excessive rate
Hypo Beneath,lower Hypoglycemia-low blood sugar
In,il,im,ir Not
inarticulate-not clear

illegible-not readable
impeccable-not capable of sinning,flawless
irrevocable-not able to be called back
Cata Down
catapult-hurl(throw down)
Circum Around
Circumnavigate-sail around
circumspect-cautious(looking around)
Com,co,col,con,cor With,together
Combine-merge with
Contra,contro Against
Contravene-conflict with
De Down,away
Debase-lower in value
Demi Partly,half Demigod-partly divine being
Di Two
Dichotomy-division into two parts
dilemma-choice between two bad alternatives
Dia Across
Diagonal-across a figure
diameter-distance across a circle
Ab,abs From,away from
Abduct-lead away
Ad,ac,af,ag,an,ap.ar,as,at To,forward
Ambi Both
Ambiguous,ambivalent-having two conflicting
An,a Without
Anarchy-lack of government
amoral-with out moral sense
Ante Before
Antecedent-preceding event
Anti Against,opposite
antithetical-exactly opposite
Arch Chief,first
archibishop-chief bishop
Be Over,thoroughly
Bedaub-smear over
befuddle-confuse thoroughly
Bi Two Bicameral-composed of two houses(congress)
Venter,ventris Belly
ventral-referring to the front or belly side
Loquor To speak Loquacity
Auris Ear Auricle,

Fero To bear,carry
Vociferous-rejoinder carries a lot of voice
somniferous-carrying or bringing sleep
Avunculus Uncle Avuncular-like an uncle;protective
Dorsum Back
Dorsal-referring to the back side
Vox,vocis Voice
vociferate-say loudly and with great vehemence
Somnus Sleep
somnambulistic-pertaining to sleep walking
insomnious-unable to fall asleep
Ambulo To walk
Ambulatory-able to walk,after being bedridden
amble-walk aimlessly
Per Through
Perambulate-stroll through;walk around
perambulater-baby carriage
Sopor Sleep Soporific-causing sleep,sleeping pill
in- Negative suffix
Incoherence-inarticulateness(inability to get
words out)
insomnious-wakefull,unable to fall asleep
-ity Noun suffix
Banality-lack of originality;lack of imagination in
speech,actions;hackneyed or phraseology
Magnus Big,large,great Magniloquent
Opero To work Operator-magnum opus work
Garrio To chatter Garrulous
Verbum Word Verbatim
Volvo;volutus To roll revolution
Dico,dictus To say,tell
Dictatorial-words that signify telling others what
to do
contradict-to say against
addiction-a saying towards
Placating-an angry colleague,you turn that
person's hostile attitude into one that is friendly
-ive, -ory Adjuctive suffix Placative,placatory
im-(in-) Not,negative prefix Infidelity,infidel,implacability
Com,con,col,cor With,together
Complacent-you are pleased with yourself
condone-to forgive,overlook,
pardon(or)be uncritical of
colloquial- when people speak together they are
engaging in conversation
Dono To give
Donor-one who gives
donation-a gift

Taceo To be scilent
Taciturnity-world famous,and no one,iam
sure,ever conceived of him as
perticularly sociable tacit-unspoken,unsaid
Re Again Reticent-who prefers to keep silent
Laconia Sparta Laconiccess,laconicity,laconism
Grandis Grand Grandiloquent-exaggerated
Gregis Herd,flock Egregious-lie,act,crime,mistake etc.,
Con With,together
Conscience-is your knowledge with a moral
sence of right and wrong
conscious-awareness of one's
emotions(or)sensations,(or)of what's happening
around one
Omnis All
Omniscient-all knowing;possessed of infinite
Pre Before
Prescient-knowing about events before they
occuri.e., possessed of unusal powers of
E,ex Out Egregiousness-lie,act
Ness Noun suffix
Se Apart Segregate-analyze,change
-ion Noun suffix added to worbs Congregation,segregation,aggregation
Par Equal
Parity payments-refer to payments
that shows an equality to earnings for some
agreed-upon year disparate-indicates essential
(or)complete difference(or)inequality
Vox,vocis Voice
Equivocate-you seem to be saying both yes and
no with equal voice
Noun suffix attached to
Noun suffix attached to
Dis Negativeprefix Disagree,disparity,discouraging
-ate Verb suffix Disparate,equivocate
Noun suffix attached to
verbs ending in -ate
-ous Adjective suffix Ambiguous
Equ- Equal
by one of those delightful surprises and caprices
characteristic of language
Nox,noctis Night
Equinox-when day and night are of equal
length,occures twice a year-about march 21 and

again about sep 21st
nocturnal-describes people,animals(or)plants that
are active (or)flourish at night rather than during
daylight hours
Animus Mind
Equanimity-equal mind
equability-a person of equable temperment is
characteristically calm,serene,unflappable,even
Libra Balance
Equilibrium-the forcr of gravity is stronger than
your ability to stay upright
equilibrist-a performer successfully defining the
law of gravity by balancing on a thin overhead
divides the earth into equal
Eques Horse
Equestrian-is someone on a horse,horse back
riding,as an equestrain statue
Fero To bear,carry
Vociferous-play of young children though
unfortunatly eliminated child noises
Scribo,scriptus To write
Proscribe-to forbid(is commonly used for
medical,religious, or legal prohibitions)
De Down Describe-to write down
Manus Hand
Manuscript-is something handwritten the word
was coined before the invention of the typewriter
Sub Under Subway,subsurface etc.,
Ant,ent Full of(adj., or noun suffix)
Eloquent-pertaining to fluid,effective speech
suppliant-pleader(person full of requests)
Like,connected with(adj., or
noun suffix)
Dictionary-book connected with words
honorary-with honor
luminary-celestial body
Ate To make(verb suffix)
Consecrate-to make holy
enervate-to make weavy
mitigate-to make less severe
Ation That which is(noun suffix)
Cy State of being(noun suffix)
Democracy-government ruled by the people
Eer,er,or Person who(noun suffix)
Mutineer-person who rebels
lecher-person who lusts
censor-person who deletes improper remarks
Escent Becoming(adj. Suffix) Evanescent-tending to vanish

pubescent-arriving at puberty
Fic Making,doing(adj. Suffix)
Terrific-arousing great fear
soporific-causing sleep
Fy To make(verb suffix)
petrify-turn to stone
Pestiferous-carrying desease
vociferous-bearing a loud voice
Pertaining to,capable of(adj
Puerile-pertaining to a boy or child
Ism Doctrine,belief(noun suffix)
Monotheism-belief in one god
fanaticism-excessive zeal;extreme belief
Ist Dealer,doer(noun suffix)
Realist-one who is realistic
artist-one who deals with art
Ity State of being(noun suffix)
Creduality-state of being unduly willing to
Ive Like(adj. Suffix)
quantitative-concerned with quantity
Ize,ise To make(verb suffix)
Harmonize-make harmonious
enfranchise-make free or set free
Oid Resembling,like(adj. Suffix)
Ovoid-like an egg
anthropoid-resembling a human being
spheroid-resembling a sphere
Ose,ous Full of(adj. Suffix)
Verbose-full of words
Nauseous-full of nausea
Osis Condition(noun suffix)
psychosis-diseased mental condition
hypnosis-condition of induced sleep
Tude State of(noun suffix)
Fortitude-state of strength
certitude-state of sureness
Ego I
Egocentric-consider yourself
Alter Other
Altruistic-actions look towards the benefits of
alternate-you slip one and take another
Vert To turn
Introvertyour thoughts are constantly turned
Ambi Both directions
Ambidextrous-able to use both hands with equal
Misein To hate
Misanthrope-person who hates mankind
misogamist-person who hates marriage
Gyne Women Gynaeocologist-the medical specialist who treats

female disorders
misogynist-person who hates women
Anthropos Mankind
Anthropology-the study of the development of
the human race philanthropist-one who loves
and shows such love by making substantial
contributions to charitable organizations (or)by
donating time and energy to helping those in need
Gamos Marriage
Monogamy-only one marriage
Derma Skin
Hypodermic-needla penetrates under the skin
dermatitis-general name for any skin
inflammation,irritation, or infection
Oculus Eye
Ocular-refer to the eye
binoculars-field glasses that increse the range of
two eyes
Orthos Straight(or)correct
Orthopaedist-straightens children
orthodontics-the straightening of teeth
Cardia Heart
Cardiologist-science regarding heart
cardiac-condition refers to some malfunctioning
of the heartbeat
Neuron Nerve
Neuralgia-is acute pain along the nerves and their
neuritis-inflammation of the nerves
Psyche Spirit,soul(or)mind
Psychologist-is one who studies the mind
psychosomatic-theory of medicine
Peri Around,surrounding Periodontist-is a gum specialist
Endo Inner,within
Endodontist-specializes in work on the pulp of
the tooth and in root-canal therapy
Metron Measurement
Optometrist-measures vision
thermometer-an instrument to measure heat
Osteon Bone
Osteopath-disease is caused by pressure of the
bones on blood vessels and nerves
Cheir Hand Chiropractors-heal with their hands
Pous,podos Foot
Octopus-the eight armed sea creature
podium-speaker’s platform
Graphein To write
Graphologist-analyses handwriting
calligrapher-is called upon to design and write
announcements,place cardsetc., as a touch of
Geras Oldage
Geriatrician-specializes in the medical care of the
Senex Old Senile-showing signs of the physical and/or

mental detioration that generally marks very old
senescent-aging,growing old
senate-originally a council of older,and
presumably wiser,citizens
Astron Star
Astronomer-is interested in the arrangement of
stars and other celestical bodies astrology-which
assesses the influence of planets and stars on
human events
Aster Is a star shaped flower
Asterisk-a star shaped symbol(*)is generally used
in writing (or)printing to direct the reader to look
for a footnote
astrophysics-is the branch of physics dealing with
heavenly bodies
Nomos Arrangement,law(or)order Autonomy-self law,self-government
Ge(geo) Earth
geometry-branch of mathematics dealing with the
measurement and properties of solid and plane
figures,such as angles,
triangles,squares,spheres,primes etc.,
Bios Life
Biography-writing about someone’s life
autobiography-the story of one’s life written by
Botane Plant
Zoion Animal
Tome A cutting
Etomology-a cutting
appendectomy-the appendix
Dicha In two
Dichotomy-a splitting in two
dichotomous-thinking is the sort that divides
everything into two parts-good and bad
Kentron Centre
Eccentric-out of the centre,hence deviating from
the normal in behaviour attitudes
etc.,(or)unconventional odd,strange
A Not,negative Atom-one that could not be cut any further
Ana Up
Anatomy-originally the cutting up of a
plant(or)animal to determine its structure,later the
bodily structure itself
Epi On,upon Epitome-may refer to a summary,condensation
Logos Word,speech Philolegy-the love of words
Lingua Tounge Linguistics-the science of language
Philein To love Philanthrophy-the love of mankind

bibliophile-is one who loves books as
collectibles,admiring their
binding,typography,illustrations etc.,
Sophos Wise Philosophy-love of wisdom
Adelphos Brother Philadelphia-is the city of brotherly love
Anglus English
Anglophile-admires and is fond of the british
people,customs & culture etc.,
Socius Companion
Socius-is the source of such common words as
associate, social,society,and antisocial etc.,
Anti Against
Antisocial-person actively dislikes people,and
often behaves in ways that are
detrimental(or)destructive to society(or)the social
Notus Known Notoriouswidely but unfavourably known
Summus Highest
Consummate-artist has reached the very highest
point of perfection
Carrigo To correct,set straight
Incorrigible-if they do anything to excess,and if
all efforts to correct(or)reform them are to no
Vetus Old Inveterate-gamblers have growm old in the habit
Genesis Birth,origin
Genetics-is the science that deals with the
transmission of hereditary characteristics from
parents to offspring genealogy-is the study of
family trees(or)ancestral origins
chronos Time
Anachronism-is someone (or)something out of
time,out of date, belonging to a different
era,either earlier(or)later
Con With,together
Incongruous-to wear a sweater and slacks to a
formal wedding
Facio,factus To do(or)make
malefactor wrong doer,an evildoer,a criminal
Malus Bad,evil
-ence,-ancy Noun suffix Militancy,maligancy,maleficence,malevolence
Bonus,bene Good,well
benefactor-one who does good things for another,
as by giving help,providing financial
gifts(or)aid,(or)coming to the rescue when
someone is in need Benevolent-Wish them well
Fides Faith Bonafide-good faith,hence valid,without

Synonyms- A
Synonyms- A
1.Abase = lower , degrade , humiliate
usage-Anna expected to have to curtsy to the king of Siam,
whentold to cast herself down on the ground before him
however,she refused toabase herself
2.Abate = subside ,moderate
Usage - Rather than leaving immediately ,they waited for the
storm to abate
3.Aberrant = abnormal ,deviant
Usage - Given the aberrant nature of the day,we came to
doubt the validity of the entire experiment
4.Abeyance = suspended action , not in continuation
Usage - The deal was held in abeyance until her arrival
5.Abet = Assist, usually doing something in wrong
Usage - She wall unwilling to abet him in the swindle he
had planned
6.Abbreviate = shorten
Usage - because we were running out of time , the lecture
had to abbreviate her speech
7.Abolish = cancel, put an end to
Usage - The president of the college refused to abolish to
physical education requirement
8.Ablution = Washing
Usage - His daily ablutions were accompanied by loud noises
pretence,deception, (or)fraudulent intent
infidel-one who does not have the right
faith(or)religion, especially to the marriage vows

that he humorously labeled opera in the both.
9.Abominate = loathe ,hate
Usage - Moses scold the idol worshipers in the tribe because
of abominated the custom
10. Adjure = renounce upon oath, he adjured his allegiance
to the king
11. Abnegation = renunciation ,self sacrifice
Usage - Rani and Son loved one another but their love was
doomed she had to wed the king their act of abnegation was
necessary to preserve the kingdom
12.Abscission = cutting off, separation
Usage - when a flower or leaf separates naturally from the
parent ,this process is called abscission
13.Abridge = condence ,shorten
Usage - Because the publishers felt the public wanted
a shorter versionof war and peace ,they proceeded to abridge
the novel
14.Abscond = depart secretly, and hide
Usage - The teller who absconded with the bonds went
uncaptured until some one recognized him
15.Absolute = complete, certain
Usage - The king of Siam was an absolute monarch
16.Absolve = pardon
Usage - The father confessor absolved him of his sons
17.Abstinence = restraint from eating or drinking
Usage - The doctor recommended total abstinence from
salted foods
18.Abusive = coarsely insulting
Usage - An abusive parent damages a child both mentally
and physically

19.Abut = border upon
Usage - where our estates abut , we must build a fence
20.Abortive = unsuccessful, fruitless

Synonyms- B
Synonyms- B
Shakespeare is a great poet(Bard).
2.Boretaced-Shameless,bold Shocked by Huck finn's boretaced lies,Miss Watson prayed the
good lord would give him a sense of his regenerate dickedness.
3.Bask-luxuriate,take pleasure in warmth.
Basking on the beach,she relaxed so completely that shell fell
asleep. 4.Bate-let down,restrain.
Until it was to open the presents,the children had to bate their
5.Beatific-giving bliss,blissful.
The beatificsmile on the child's face made us very happy.
6.Beeline-Direct,Quick route.
As soon as the movie was over,jim made a beeline for the exit.
7.Behoove-Be suited to.
In this time of crisis,it behooves all of us to remain calm
and await the instruction of our superiors.
8.Belie-Contradict,give a false impression.
His coarse,hard bitten exterior belied his innate sensitivity.
He wished to bestow great honors upon the hero.
The Con man specialized in bilking insurance companies.
11.Bland-Soothing or mild,agreeable.
Jill tried a bland ointment for her sun burn.
Although age had blanched his hair,he was still energetic.
13. Bicker-Quarrel.
The children bickered morning,noon and night ,exasperating
their parents.
14.Blurt-utter impulsively.
Before she could stop him,he blurted out the news.
The recent rains that filled our empty reservoirs
were a boon to the whole community.
16.Brawn-Muscular strenght,sturdiness.
It takes brawnto become a champion weight-lifter.
The dean would brook no interference with his disciplinnary
18.Brittle-easily broken,difficult.
My employer's brittle personality made it difficult for me
to get along with her.
19.Broach-Introduce,open up.
He did not even try to broach the

Her brazen contempt for authority angered the aooicials.
21.Brandish-Wave around,Hourish.
Doctor watson wildly brandished his gun until Holmes told him
to put the thing away before he shot himself.
22.Brunt-Main impact or shock.
Tom sawyer claimed credit for painting the fence,but the brunt
of the work fell on others.
23.Brackish-Somewhat salinc.
He found the only wells in the area were brackish.
24.Bizarre-Fantastic,violently contrating.
The plot of the novel was too bizarre to be believed.
25.Bivouac-Temporary encampment.
While in bivouac,we spent the night in our sleeping bags under
the stars.
The school bully baited the smaller children.
27.Babble-Chatter idly.
The little girl babbled about her doll.
28.Balk-Stop short,as it faced with an obstacle and refuse
to continue.
The cheif of police balked at sending his officers into the
riot torn area.
29.Banal-hackneyed,commonplace,trite,lacking originality.
He even resorted to the banality of having someone slip on a
banana peel!
30.Beneficent-Kindly,doing good.
The overgenerous philanthropist had to curb his beneficent
impulses before he gave away all his money and left himself
with nothing.

Synonyms- C
Synonyms- C
1)Cacophonous Discardant,Inharmonious
Usage-Some of th students in the orchestra enjoy the
cacophonous sounds .
2)Capricious Unpredctable,steadfast
UsageThe storm was capricious changed couse constantly
3)Castigation Punishment,severe criticism,commendation

Usage-Woolf could not bear the castigation that she faced in
certain reviews.
4) Catalyst -Agent that brings about chemical change while it
remains uneffected and unchanged
Usage-Many chemical reactions can't take place without the
presenc of a catalyst
5) Cache- Hiding place
Usage - The dective followed the suspect until he led them to
the cache where he had store his loot.
6)Callow - Immature,inexperenced,Youthful
Usage - In both the cases the judge shows how callow he was.
7) Chast -Pure,modest.outspoken
Usage-The crusader had her fitted out with a chastebelt.
8)Coagulate -Thicken , clot
Usage-Even after u remove the pudding from the bushes , it
willcontinue to coagulate as it stands.
9)Coda -Concluding section of a musical composition
Usage-The piece concluded with distinctive coda that
strickingly brought together various motifs.
10)Connoisseur -Person competent to act as judge of art,A
loverof an art.
Usage-She had developed into a connoisseur of fine chdna.

Synonyms- D
Synonyms- D
1)Dabble - Work at in a non serious fashion ,splash around
Usage-The amateur painter dabbled at art , but seldom produced

a finished pece.
2)Dally -Tritle with.
Usage-Lourtes told Ophelia that Hamlet would only dally with
her affections.
3)Dank -Damp
Usage-The walls of the dungen were dank and slimy
4)Dappled - Neat and trim
Usage-The odd couple Nimmy played Felix , an excessively
dapper soul who could not stand to have a hair out the wall.
5)Daub -Smear
Usage- From the way he daubed his paint on the canvas, I
could tell he knew nothing of oils.
6)Daunt -frighten
Usage-'Boast all you like your prowess mere word cannot
daunt me,' the hero answered the villian
7)Debris -rubble
Usage-a full year after the earthquake in Mexico city,
workers were still carting a way the debris.
8)Dawdle -loiter, waste time
Usage-we have to meet a dead line dont dwadle.Just get
down to work
Usage-The dearth of skilled labour compelled the
employers to open trade schools.
10)Decant-pour of gently
Usage-Be sure to decant this wine before serving it.

Usage-They didd not hand Lady Jane ;they decapitated
her."off with her head", cried the Duches, eager to
decapitate poor alice
Usage-I could not decipher the doctor's hand writing.
13)Declivity -Downward slope
Usage-The children loved to skid down the declivity.
14)Deface-Mar, Disfigure.
Usage- If you deface a library book you have to pay
a hefty fine.
15)Decoy - Lure or bait
Usage-the wild ducks were not fooled by the decoy
16)Defile-Pollute, profane
Usage-the hand looms defiled the church with their
scurrilous writings.
17)Descry -catch site of
Usage-In the distance, we could darely descry the enemy
18)Derogatory- expressing a low opinion
Usage-I resent your derpgatory remarks.
19)Dirge -layment with music
Usage-the funeral dirge stirred us to tears.
Usage-The King's diadem was on display at the museum

Synonyms- E
Usage-Some people encumber themselves with too much luggage
when they take short trips.
2)Endearment-Fond word or act
Usage-Your gifts and endearments can't make me forget your
earlier insolence.
3)Endure-Provide with some Quality , endow.
Usage ; He was endued with a lions courage.
4)Enduring-asting , surviving.
Usage-Keats believed in the enduring power of great art,
which would out last its creators brief lives.
5)Eminent-Lofty , Conspicious , celebrated,remarkable .
UsageV-VThis award will be given away by an eminent
6) Enervate-Weaken
Usage-She was slow to recover from her illness;even
a sheet walk to the window enervated her
7)Engross-Occupy fully
Usage-John was so engrossed in the studies thst he
didn't he hear his mother call
8)Engima-Puzzle , Mystery
Usage-Their behaviour was an engima to him

Usage-The monotous routine of hospital life induced
a feeling of ennui that amde her moodyard irritable.
Usage-He didn't realize the enormity of his crime
untill he saw what suffering he had caused.
11)Enrapture-Please intensely
Usage-The audience was enraptured by the freshness
of the voices the excellent orchestration.
12)Ensconce-Settle comfortably
Usage-Now that children were ensconced safely in
the private school.
13)Ensue- Follow
Usage-he evils that ensured were direct result of
the miscalculations of the leaders.
14)Entail-Require , necessitate ;involve
Usage- Building a college level vocabulary will
entail some work on your part.
15)Entreat-Plead , ask earnestly.
Usage- She entreated her father to let her stay
out till midnight.
16)Eon-Long peroid of time , on age
Usage-It has taken Eons for our civilization to
17)Enthrall-Capture ,enslave
Usage- From the moment he saw her picture, he was
enthralled by her beauty.

Usage-Witty thought or saying usually short.poor
richards epigrams made Benjamin frankline famous.
19)Epilogue-Short speech at conclusion of dramatic
Usage-The audience was so disappointed in the
play that many did not remain to heaer the epilogue.
20)Erode-Eat away
Usage-The limestoen was eroded by the dripping
water until only a thin shell remained.
21)Erotic -Pertaining to passionate love.
Usage-The erotic passages in this novel should
be removed as they are merely pornographic.
22)Erroneous -Mistaken ,wrong
Usage-I thought my answer was correct , but it
was erroneous.
Usage-Hoping to present himself to his girlfriend
as a totally reformed character ,he tried to eshew
all this vices ,especially chewing tobacco
and drinking bathtub gin.
24)Escapade-Prank , Flighty conduct.
Usage-The headmaster could not regard this latest
escapade as a byish joke and expelled the young man.
Usage-She was always ready to espouse a worthy cause.

Synonyms- F
Synonyms- F
1. Fanciful - whimsical, visionary
This is a fanciful scheme because it does not consider
the facts.
2. Fatuos - foolish , inane
She is far too intelligent to utter such fatous remarks.
3. Falter - hesitate
when told to dive off the high board she did not falter
but proceeded at once.
4. Farce - broad comedy , mockey , nothing went right ,
The entire interview degenerated into farce.
5. Fecundity - fertilty , frutfulness
The fecundity of her mind illustrated by many vivid
imagesin her poems.
6. Fell - cruel, deadly
The newspaper told of the tragic spread of the fell

7. Felon - person convicted of a grave crime.
A convicted felon loses the right to vote.
8. Ferret - drive or hunt out of hiding.
She ferreted out their secret.
9. Fete - honor at a festival
The returning hero was feted at a community supper and
10. Flay - strip off skin , plunder
The criminal was condemned to be flayed alive.
11. Fleece - rob , plunder
The tricksters fleeced him of his inheritance.
12.Flinch - hesitate , shrink
She did not flinch in the face of danger but tought back
13.Finesse - delicate , skill
The finesse and adroitness of the
surgeon impressed the observers in the operation room.
14.Filch - steal
The boys filched apples from fruit stand.

15. Figment - invention , imaginary thing.
That incident never took place , it is a figment of your
16.Fidelity - loyalty
A dogs fidelity to its owner is one of the reasons why
animal is a favourite househod pet.
17. Fiat - command
I cannot accept government by fiat.
18.Felter - shackle
The prisoner was feltered to the wall
19.fetid - malodorous
The neglected wound became fetid.
20.Flit - fly, dart lightly, pass swiftly by.
Like a bee flitting from flower to flower, Rose
flitted from one boyfriend to next.
21. Floe - mass of floating ice
The ship made slow progress as it batlered its way through
the ice floes.
22. Flourish - grow well , prosper , make sweeping gestures.

The orange trees flourished in the sun.
23.Flout - reject , mock
The headstrong youth flouted all authority , he refused
to be curbed.
24. Fluster - confuse
The teachers sudden question flustered him and he
stammered his reply.
25. Foray - raid
The company staged a midnight foray against the enemy

Synonyms- G
Synonyms- G
1.Gadfly=animal-biting,An irritating person
Usage-like a gadfly he irritated al the guests in the hotel.
2.Gattle=social blunder
Usage-According to Miss manners to call your husband by your
name is worse than a mere gattle ,it is a mistake.
Usage-she was too honest to gainsay the truth of the report.

4.Gait=Manner of walking or running ,spped
Usage- The lame man walked with an uneven gait.
Usage-The weather channel warned viewers about a rising gale,
with winds of up to 60mph.
Usage-The knowledge of his failure filled him with gall.
Usage-Their faunts galled him.
8.Gambol=skip about
Usage-Watching the children gambol inthe park, betty morveled
at their youthful energy.
9.Gape=open widely
Usage-The huge pit gaped before him.
10.Garner=gather ,store up
Usage-She hoped to garner the woorld literature in one library.
11.Gauche=clumsy ,coarse and uncouth
Usage-Compared to the sophisticated young ladies intheir
elegant gowns,
tomboyish felt gauche and out of place.

12.Gaunt=lean and angular
Usage-His once round face looked surprisingly gaunt after
he had lost weight.
13.Gavel=hammerlike tool ,mallet
Usage-"sold" cried the actioneer ,banging her gavel on the
to indicate she had accepted the final bid.
14.Gentry=people of standing ,class of people just below
Usage-The llocal gentry did not welcome the visits of summer
tourists and tried to ignore their presence in the community.
15.Genuflect=bend the knee as in worship
Usage-A proud democrat,he refused to genuflect to any man.
Usage-The murdered man was a ghostly sight.
Usage-As you gibe at their superstitious beliefs,do
you realize that you,too,are guilty of similarly foolish
Usage-He felt his giddy youth was past.

19.Girth=distance around something;circumference
It took an extra large cunmerbund to fit around Andrew
Carnegies considerable girth.
Usage-The audience shuddered as they listened to the
details of the gory massacre.

Synonyms- H
Synonyms- H
Usage -After a brief ilness,he was soon hale.
Usage -In his poem hap,thomas objects to the path chance plays
in our lives.
3.Haphazard=random,by chance
Usage -His haphazard reading left him unacquired with many
classic books.
4.Haggard=wasted away,gaunt
Usage -After his long illness he was pale and haggard.
5.Halcyon= cam , peaceful
Usage -In those halcyon days ,people were not worried about
sneak attacks.
6. Hallucination=delusion
Usage - Ithink you are frightened by a hallycination that
you created in your own mind.
Usage -The crocus is an early harbinger of spring.
8.Hew = cut to pieces with axe or sword
Usage -The cavalry rushed into themelee and hewed the enemy
with their swords.
9.Heedless=not noticing,disregardind
Usage -She drove on, heedless of the warnings that the road
was dangerous.
10.Heckler=person who verbaly harasses others
Usage -The hackler kept interrupting the speaker with rude
11.Hazy=slightly obsecure
Usage -In hazy weather,you cannot see the top of the mountain.
12.Harbor=provide a & refuge for,hide
Usage -The church harbored illegal aliens who were politica
Usage -Bears prepare for their long hibernal sleep by
Usage -The runway train hurtled toward disaster.
15.Hypercritical=excessively exacting
Usage -You are hypercritical in your demands for perfection,
we all make mistakes.
16.Hypochondriac=person unduly worried about his health,
without cause about ilness
Usage -The docter prescribed chocolate pills for her patient
who was a hypochondriac.
17.Hover=hang about,wait nearby
Usage -The police helicopter hovered above the accident.
Usage -After her years of adventure she coud not settle down
to a humdrum existence.
19.Humility=humbleness of spirit
Usage -He spoke with a humility and lack of pride that
impressed his listeners.
Usage -In herspeech she tried to pay homage to a great man.

Synonyms- I
Synonyms- I
1. Ichthyology-Study of fish
2. Idolatry-Worship of idols,excessive admiration.
Such idolatry of singers of country music is typical of
the excessive enthusiasm of youth.
3. Igncous-produced by fire ,volcanic,Lava,pumia.
Igncous rocks an found in great abundana around mount
4. Ignoble-unworthy,not noble.
A true knight,sir Galahad never stopped to perform an
ignoble dud.
5. Immonility-State of being immovable.
Modern armless cannot afford the luxury of immobility.
6. Impair-injure,hurt.

Drinking alcohol can impair your ability to drive
7. Imbecility-weakness of mind.
I am amazed at the imbecility of the readers of these
trashy magazines.
8. Imbibe-drink in
The dry soil imbibed the rain quickly.
9. Illusory-deceptive ,not real,unfortunately.
The cast of running the lemonde stand were so high that
Tom's profits proved illusory.
10. Impeach-Charge with crime in office,indid .
The angry congressman wanted to impeach the president for
his misdeeds.
11. Impasse-Predicament from which there is no escape
In this impasse ,all turned to prayer as their last hope.
12. Impending-Nearing,approaching.
The entire country was saddene by the news of his
impending death.

13. Implicit-understood but not stated.
Jack never told Gill he adored her,he believed his love
was implicit in his deeds.
14. Impediment-hindrance ,stumbling block.
She had a speech impediment that prevented her from
speaking clearly.
15. Implode-Burst inward
If you break a vaccume tube the glass tube implodes.
16. Implore-Beg.
He implored her to give him a second chance.
17. Implausible-unlikely,unbelievable.
Though her alibiseemed implausible,it infact turned out
to be true.
18. Impinge-touch, collide with .
How could they be married without impinging one's another
19. Imponderable-weightless.
I can evalute the
data gathered in this study .The imponderable items are not

so easily analyzed.
20. Importunate-demanding.
He tried to hide from his importunate creditors until
his allowance arrived.

Synonyms- J
Synonyms- J
1. Jabber-Chatter rapidly or unintelligibly.
Why does the fellow insist on jabbering understand a
ward he says .
2. Jaded- Fatigued ,surfeited.
He looked for exotic foods to simmulate his jaded
3. Jargon-language used by a special group,Technical
The computer salesmen at the store used a jargon of their
that we simply couldn't follow.
4. Jaundiced-Prejudiced ,yellowed ,envious.
Because sue disliced carolyn,
she looked at carolyn's paintings
with a jaundiced eye,
Calling them formless smears.

5. Jaunt-Trip,Short journey.
He took a quick jaunt to Atlantic.
6. Jaunty-Lighthrearted ,animated,easy,carefree.
In singing in rain ,Gene kelly sand and danced his way
the lighthreated title number
in a properly jaunty style.
7. Jeopardize-endanger,imperil,put at risk.
You can't give me a D in chemistry-you'll jeopardize my
of being admitted to M.I.T.
8. Jettison-throw overboard.
In order to enable the ship to ride safely through the
storm,the captain had to jettison much of his cargo.
9. Jibe-agree,be in harmony with.
Their stories just don't jibe.
10. Jingoist-extremely aggressive and militant patriot,
was like chauvinist.
Always bellowing "America first!" the congressman was
such a jingoist you could almost hear
the sabers rattling as he marched down the halls.

11. Jocose-given to joking.
The salesman was so jocose that many ofn his customers
suggested that he become a stand up comic.
12. Jostle-Shove,bump.
In the subway he was jostled by the crowds.
13. Jocular-said (or) done in jest.
Although Bill knew the boss hated jokes,he couldn't
resist making on jocular remark.
14. Jocund-merry
Santa claus is always cheerful and jocund.
15. Jollity-gaiety,cheerfulness.
The festive christmas dinner was a merry one, and old
and young alike joined in the general jollity.
16. Jovial-good-natured,merry.
A frown seemed out of place on his invariably jovial
17. Jubilation-rejoicing.
There was great jubilation when the armistice was

18. Judicious-Sound in judgement,wise.
At a key moment in his life ,he made a judicious
investment that was the foundation of his later wealth.
19. Juggernaut-irresistible crushing force.
Nothing could survive in the path of the juggernaut.
20. Juncture-Crisis,joining point
At this critical juncture ,let us think carefully
before determining the course we shall follow.

Synonyms- K
Synonyms- K
1. Ken - range of knowledge
I cannot answer your question since this matter is beyond
my ken.
2. Kernel - Central or vital part , whole speed.
'Watson , bured within this tissue of lies there is a
kernel of truth; when
I find it, mystery will be solved

3. Kindred - related , simlar in nature or character.
Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn were kindred spirits.
4. Kismet - fate
Kismet is the Arabic word for fate.
5.Knead - mix, work dough
Her hands grew strong from kneading bread.
6.Knell - tolling of a bell, especially to indicate a funeral,
disaster , sound of funeral bell.
" The curfew tolls the knell of parting day.
7.Knit - contract into wrinkles , grow together
whenever David worries , his brow knits in a frown.
8.knoll - little , round hill
Robert Louise Stevenson's grave is a knoll in Somoa; to reach
the grave site ,
you must climb uphill and walk a short distance.
9.knotty - intricate, difficult , tangled
what to Watson had been a Knotty problem to Sherlock Holmes
was simplicity itself.
10.kudos - honor, glory , praise

The singer complacently received kudos on his performance
from his entourage.
11. knave - Untrustworthy person , rodue , scoundrel
Any politician nicknamed Tricy Dick clearly has the
reputation of a knave
12. Killjoy - grouch , spoilsport
At breakfast we had all been enjoying our bacon and eggs
until that killjoy John started talking about how bad
animal fats and cholesterol were for our health

Synonyms- L
Synonyms- L
1)Laggard - Slow, Sluggish
Usage - The Sailor had been taught not to be Laggard
n carrying out orders.
2)Laconic - Brief and to the point.
Usage - Many of the characters portrayed by client
Eastwood are Laconic types-Strong men of few words.

3)Lank - Long and thin
Usage - Lank , gaunt , Abraham lincon was a striking
4)Lassitude- Languor , Weariness.
Usage - After a message and a long soak n the hot tub,
I surrendered to my growing lassitude and down for a nap.
5)Laud - Praise
Usage - The NFL lauded Boomer Esiason’s efforts to
raise money to combat cystic fibrosis.
6) Lavish - Liberal , Wasteful.
Usage - The actors lavish gifts pleased her.
7) Leery - Suspicious , cautions
Usage - Don’t eat the sushi at this restaurant .I am
a bit Leery about how fresh it .

8)Levee - Earthen or stone embankment to prevent
Usage - As the river rose and threatened to overflow
the levee ,emergency workers rushed to reinforce the walls
with sandbags.
9)Levity - Lack of seriousness or steadiness;
Usage - Stop giggling and wriggling around in the
pew - such levity is improper in Church.
10)Lewd - Lustful
Usage - They found his lewd stories objectionable.
11)Lexicon - Dictionary
Usage - I can’t find this word in any lexicon in the
12)Limber - Flexible
Usage - Hours of ballet classes kept him Limber.

13)Limpid - Clear
usage - The teacher Limpid every doubt in the syllabus.
14)Lionize - Treat as a celebrity.
Usage - She enjoyed being lionized and adored by
the public.
15)Flexible - Flexible , supple
Usage - Her figure was Lithe and will lowy.
16)Lofty - Very High.
Usage - Though barbara jordan’s fellow students
used tease her about herlofty ambitions
17)Lank - Long and Thin
Usage - Lank , gaunt , Abraham Lincoln was a
striking figure

18)Lassitude - Languor , Weariness
Usage - After a message and a long soak in the
hot tub , I surrender to my growing lassitude and lay
down for a nap.
19)Laud - Praise
Usage - The NFL Lauded Boomer Esiason’s
efforts to raise money to combat cystic fibrosis
18)Lavish - Liberal , Wasteful
Usage - The actors lavish gifts pleased her.
19)Leery - Suspicious , Cautions
Usage - Don’t eat the sushi at this restaurant
am a bit Leery about how fresh it is.
20)Levee - Earthen or stone embankment to prevent

Usage-As the river rose an threatened to overflow the
levee , Emergency workers rushed to reinforce the walls
with sandbags.

Synonyms- M
Synonyms- M
1. Macobre - gruesome , grisly
The city morgue is a macobre spot for the uninitiated.
2.Magisterial - Authoritatve ,impervious
The learned doctor laid down the law to his patient
in a magisterial tone of voice.
3. Magnitude - Greatness , Extent
It is difficult to comprhend the magnitude of his crime.
4. Malady - illness
A mysterious malady swept the country , filling doctors
offices wth feverish ,purple spotted patients.
5.Malefactor- evildoer, animal

Mighty mouse will save the day , huntinmg dowm
malefactors and reescuing innocent
mice from peril
6.Malign - Speak evil of , bad-mouth , defame
Putting her hands over her ears Rose refused to
listen to Betty malign her friend Susan
7.Manifesto - declaration , Statement of policy.
The communist manifesto by Marx proclaimed the
principles of modern communism.
8. Mandatory - obligatory
These instructions are mandatory , any violation
will be severely punished.
9.Maladorous - Foul smelling
The compost heap was most malodorous in summer.
10. Manacle - restran , handcuff.
The police immediately manacledthe prisoner so he
could not escape.
11. Masochist - person who enjoys his own pain
The masochist begs , ' hit me' . The sadist smiles
and says , 'I wont'.
12.Matriarch - woman who rules a family or larger
social group

The matriarch ruled her gypsy tribe wth a firm hand.
13.Maritime - bordering on the sea, nautical
The maritime provinces depend on the sea for the wealth.
14. Marred - damaged . disfigured
She had to refinish the marred by his overexcited fans
15.Maul - handle roughly
The rock star was mauled by his overexcited fans.
16.Maxim - proverb, a truth pithily stated.
Aesop's tables illustrate moral maxims.
17.Meritricious - flashy , tawdry
Her jewels were inexpensive but not meritricious.
18.Mediocre - ordinary , common place
we were disapointed because he gave a rather
mediocre performance in this role.
19. Meek - Submissive ; patient and long suffering
Ram never expected his meek daughter would dare
to defy him by eloping with her suitor.
20. Mete - measure , distribute

He tried to be impartial in his efforts to mete out
21.Migrant - changing its habitat , wondering
These migrant birds return every spring .
22. Mishap - accident
With a little care you could have avoided this mishap.
23.Mirage - unreal reflection, optical illusion
The lost prospector was fooled by a mirage in the
24.mire - entangle ,stick in swampy ground
Ther rear wheels became mired in mud.
25. Mirth - merriment , laughter
Sober found Sir Loby's mirth improper.
26. Misadventure - mischona, ill luck
The young explorer met death by misadventure.
27. Mnemonic - pertaining to memory
She used mnemonic tricks to master words.
28.Misogynist - hater of women

She accused him of being a misogynist because he had
been a bachelor all his life.
29.Mogul - powerful person
The oil moguls made great profits when the price of
gasoline rose.
30. motif - theme
This simple motif runs throughout the score
31.Monotheism- belief in one God.
Abraham was first to proclaim his belief in monotheism
32. Mordant - biting , sarcastic , stinging
Actors feared the critics mordant pen.
33. Mulet - defraud a person of something
The lawyer was accused of trying to mulet the boy of his

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Tamil Nadu 600003 ‎
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As you want to get the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission general knowledge previous year question papers of group II so here is the information of the same for you:

Some content of the file has been given here:

For more detailed information I am uploading PDF files which are free to download:

Contact Details:
Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission
Frazer Bridge Rd,
George Town,
Tamil Nadu 600003 ‎
044 2530 0300

Map Location:
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As you want to get the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission General Knowledge previous year question papers so here is the information of the same for you:

Here for your reference I am giving you the process of getting the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission General Knowledge previous year question papers:

Firstly go to the official website of Nadu Public Service Commission which looks like this image:

Now on this page at the right side of the page you will find some tabs and from those tabs choose the tab of “Examination” and from this tab choose the tab of “Previous Year Question Papers”

Now you will be directed to the next page which looks like this image:

Now on this page choose the tab of “General Knowledge” and 2 PDF files will come which here I am uploading it for you and they are free to download:

Contact Details:
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Can you provide me the previous year Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC)s Group 1 Exam General Knowledge subject Question Paper as I need it for preparation?
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The previous year Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC)s Group 1 Exam General Knowledge subject Question Paper is as follows:

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission General Knowledge Question Paper

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC)s Group 1 Exam Syllabus

Preliminary Exam Syllabus

General Knowledge:

The paper on general knowledge will include questions covering the following fields of knowledge: General science, current events of national and international importance , history and culture of India, geography, Indian polity, Indian economy, Indian national movement and freedom struggle, mental ability tests and other related fields.
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