CHAPTER 70 on Vocabulary

POIGNANT (Adj.) Meaning- something causing a strong feeling of sadness Mnemonic trick- The word poignant sounds similar to pregnant. Unwanted pregnancy causes a strong feeling of sadness among family. Therefore, poignant means something causing a strong feeling of sadness. Synonym- EMOTIONAL, IMPACTFUL Uses- The prisoner painted a poignant picture of his sufferings. The speaker painted […]

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CHAPTER 59 on Vocabulary

NEBULOUS (Adj.) Meaning- 1) not clear or difficult to see or understand. 2) cloudy, misty; resembling a cloud Mnemonic trick- The word nebulous sounds similar to nimboo. ‘nimboo paani’ is opaque or unclear. We can’ t see through nimboo paani. Therefore, nimboo paani means something not clear. Synonym- AMBIGUOUS, VAGUE, INDISTINCT Uses- The facts behind […]

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CHAPTER 58 on Vocabulary

MISCEGENATION (Noun) Meaning- sexual relations or marriage between people of two different races (Such as white person and a black person) Mnemonic trick- This word is made up of two words mix and gene. Mixture of two different genes is called miscegenation. Therefore, miscegenation means sexual relations or marriage between people of two different races. […]

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CHAPTER 55 on Vocabulary

LASSITUDE (Noun) Meaning- Tiredness, weariness; lazy indifference Uses- It is so difficult to get anything done in the dead heat of august! I can’ t seem to shake my lassitude enough to get out of his hammock, much less study for the GRE. Harry’s lassitude was caused by overworking on too many things in a short time. […]

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CHAPTER 49 on Vocabulary

INCHOATE (OR INCEPTIVE) (Adj.) Meaning- not fully formed or developed yet Explanation- inchoate (or inceptive) means not completely developed and inception means beginning. Synonym- INCEPTIVE, ABORNING, BUDDING Uses- Inchoate feelings of affection for a man whom she had, up till now, thought of as only a friend. A vague inchoate idea in my mind. Before […]

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CHAPTER 43 on Vocabulary

FOSTER (Adj.)  First Meaning-  to encourage or to promote something Uses- Unhygienic conditions in your neighborhood can foster the spread of various viral disease. The task of an English teacher is to foster non-native speaker, to always speak in English. Richa told her husband, “you bake really well, if you foster your hobby, you are […]

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CHAPTER 36 on Vocabulary

ENSCONCE (Verb) Meaning- 1) to firmly place or settle something. 2) to hide something Mnemonic trick- The word ensconce contains word conce. Conce sounds similar to Kansh. Kansh mama was famous character in mythological serials. Due to fear of Lord Krishna Kansh mama ensconced himself under the table. Synonym- INSTALL, LODGE, SETTLE Uses- After dinner, […]

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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 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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CHAPTER 18 on Vocabulary

CONTEMPLATE (OR PONDER OR COGITATE OR CEREBRATE) (Verb) Meaning- action of thinking or looking at something attentively Uses- Roy is contemplating retirement next year as he has not been keeping well for a long time. When Smith was contemplating a new business, he consulted competent finance, legal and tax advisors to ensure the viability of […]

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