CHAPTER 104 on Vocabulary

WELTSCHMERZ (Noun) Meaning- mental depression or apathy caused by comparison of the actual state of the world with an ideal state Mnemonic trick- welt sounds like world and schmerz sounds like submerge. World is submerging in pain because of the problems like conflict in middle-east, refugee problem in Europe, eurozone crisis. Therefore, weltschmerz means mental […]

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CHAPTER 103 on Vocabulary

VOLUBLE (Adj.) Meaning- Speaking a lot with confidence and enthusiasm. Synonym- TALKATIVE, LOQUACIOUS, PROLIX, VERBOSE Uses- Arnab goswami’ s voluble style works well on TV. I am a voluble speaker. Nowadays spokespersons of political party use voluble style in television debates to prove their point. Journalist is voluble about scam broken by him. He is […]

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CHAPTER 102 on Vocabulary

VICARIOUS (Adj.) Meaning- experienced or felt by watching, hearing about, or reading about someone else rather than by doing something yourself Mnemonic trick- vicarious contains word car. Daily, by watching people driving their car, we enjoy driving vicariously. Therefore, vicarious means experience by watching someone else rather than by doing something yourself. Uses- I vicariously […]

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CHAPTER 101 on Vocabulary

VACILLATE (Verb) Meaning- 1) to keep changing your opinion or thoughts about something especially in a way that annoys other people. 2) hesitate. Mnemonic trick- The word vacillate contains word ‘cillate’. ‘cillate’ sounds similar to oscillate. Just like pendulum oscillates between two positions or we can say that pendulum vacillates between two positions. Therefore, vacillate […]

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CHAPTER 100 on Vocabulary

TRIFFLE (Adj.) Meaning- 1) Trivial, unimportant. 2) So, small as to be unimportant, frivolous. Synonym- FRIPPERY, TRIVIAL, FRIVOLOUS, UNIMPORTANT Uses- The young man was so wealthy that he considered the salary from her internship a mere trifle, and did not even notice when her paycheck was days late. TRIFFLE (Verb) Meaning- 1) to talk in […]

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CHAPTER 99 on Vocabulary

TOME (Noun) Meaning- Large or scholarly book; one of the volumes in a set of several books. Uses- When she discovered that the books she needed for her paper were in the university’ s online system, she ended up lugging some truly impressive tomes back from the library. She actually had to stop and rest […]

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CHAPTER 98 on Vocabulary

TENDENTIOUS (Adj.) Meaning- Marked by a strong point of view, biased. Uses- He lacks on tendentious continuation to things Raskolnikov has said.   TENET (Noun) Meaning- principle, belief held as true by members of a profession or a group. Synonym- Dogma, Doctrine Explanation- dogma or tenet means a belief that are accepted to be true […]

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CHAPTER 97 on Vocabulary

TACITURN (Adj.) Meaning- tending to be quiet or not speaking frequently Mnemonic trick- following picture is a trick to learn the word. Synonym- RETICENT, CLOSEMOUTHED, UNCOMMUNICATIVE Synonym Explanation-Taciturn and reticent are synonyms. Taciturn implies tending to be quiet and reticent implies unwilling to tell people about things. For example- 1) She was extremely reticent about […]

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CHAPTER 96 on Vocabulary

SUBLIME (Verb) Meaning- 1) to cause to pass directly from the solid to the vapor state and condense back to solid form. 2) to convert (something inferior) into something of higher worth. SUBLIME (Adj.) Meaning- 1) So beautiful as to seem almost heavenly. 2) Of high, spiritual, moral, or intellectual worth. Mnemonic trick- Sublimation means […]

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CHAPTER 95 on Vocabulary

STEREOTYPE (Noun) Meaning- generally false Belief that all people or things of particular characteristic are same. Mnemonic trick- The word stereotype contains word type. Therefore, stereotype means people or things of particular type are same. Synonym- CONCEPTION, GENERALIZATION Uses- They protested against some racial stereotype in their university town. Mexicans, Jews, Africans all proudly says […]

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