GRE: Permutation AND Combination

Permutation and Combination In this chapter, we shall learn about some basic counting techniques which will be useful in determining the number of different ways of arranging and selecting objects without actually listing them. Multiplication principle- Suppose student Mohan has 3 pants and 2 shirts. How many different pairs of a pant and shirt can […]

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CHAPTER 30 on Vocabulary

DISQUIET (Verb) Meaning- to make (someone) worried or nervous. Synonym- DISCOMPOSE, PERTURB Uses- In the exam, I was disquieted by the strange noises we herd outside our school. DISQUIET (Noun) Meaning- A feeling of worry (or Nervousness) or lack of peace (or tranquility). Synonym- ANXIETY Uses- There is increasing public disquiet about the number of […]

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CHAPTER 29 on Vocabulary

DISABUSE (Verb) Meaning- Free someone from a mistake in thinking. Uses- Do you really believe that toilets flush one way in the Northern hemisphere and another way in the Southern hemisphere? Any physicist would be happy to disabuse you of that silly notion.   DISCERN (Verb) Meaning-  1) to see, recognize or understand something that […]

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CHAPTER 28 on Vocabulary

DIATRIBE (Adj.) Meaning- bitter scolding or piece of writing that strongly criticizes someone or something. Mnemonic trick- The word diatribe contains word ‘tribe’. If you speak something against any tribe or quota for schedule tribe. Definitely, tribe will launch a diatribe against you. Therefore, diatribe means bitter scolding or piece of writing that strongly criticizes […]

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CHAPTER 27 on Vocabulary

DERIDE (Adj.) Meaning- 1) to write or to talk about another person, or something in a very critical or insulting way. 2) to say that someone or something is of no value or is ridiculous. Mnemonic trick- The word deride can be memorized by thinking that it is made up of two words ‘de’ and […]

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CHAPTER 26 on Vocabulary

DELINEATE (Verb) Meaning- to describe, show or explain something in detail. Mnemonic trick- The word delineate contains word deli and eat. Deli sounds similar to Delhi. My parents clearly delineated what to eat and what not to eat in the crowded market of Delhi. Therefore, delineate means to explain or describe something in detail. Synonym- […]

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CHAPTER 25 on Vocabulary

DECISIVE (Adj.) Meaning- 1) able to make decisions quickly and confidently. 2) having the power to determine an outcome. Mnemonic trick- The word decisive sounds similar to a decision. A decisive person has the ability to make decisions quickly and confidently. Therefore, decisive means ability to make decisions quickly and confidently or having the power […]

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CHAPTER 24 on Vocabulary

DEBACLE (Noun) Meaning- 1) A great disaster. 2) complete failure. Mnemonic trick- The word debacle contains word bac. Bac sounds similar to back. If we get back or reappear or supplementary in our semester exam. It is a complete debacle of our semester’ s result. Synonym- FIASCO, CALAMITY, CATASTROPHE Uses- The result of 2015 Delhi […]

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CHAPTER 23 on Vocabulary

CUPIDITY (Noun) Meaning- A strong desire for money or possessions. Synonym- ACQUISITIVENESS, AVIDITY, GREED, GRASPINGNESS, AVARICE, COVETOUSNESS, MERCENARINESS, RAPACITY, RAPACIOUSNESS Uses- The investigation revealed the cupidity of politician. Jake had a cupidity for wealth and powerful influences over other people.   CYNICAL (Adj.) Meaning- 1) Gives reference to those people who are distrustful of human nature and […]

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CHAPTER 22 on Vocabulary

CORROBORATE (Verb) Meaning- to add proof or certainty to an account, statement, idea etc. or to support something. Mnemonic trick- The word corroborate sounds similar to collaborate. If we Collaborate with someone, we definitely corroborate or support him. Therefore, corroborate means to support someone or something. Synonym- SUPPORT, AUTHENTICATE, ATTEST Uses- Recent research seems to […]

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