CHAPTER 3 on Word Groups

Explanation: Desiccate (Verb) and Wizen (Verb) suggest dry up or they may also suggest depriving someone of physical and mental energy. But, Enervate (Verb) and Devitalize (Verb) mean to deprive someone of physical and mental energy.

DESICCATE (Verb)

Meaning: suggest dry up or they may also suggest depriving someone of physical and mental energy

Use: This movie revolves around the married life and desiccated romance after marriage.

WIZEN (Verb)

Meaning: suggest dry up or they may also suggest depriving someone of physical and mental energy

Use: The wizened old man in the home for the aged was still active and energetic.

ENERVATE (Verb)

Meaning: to deprive someone of physical and mental energy

Use: She was slow to recover from her illness; even a short walk to the window enervated her.

DEVITALIZE (Verb)

Meaning: to deprive someone of physical and mental energy

Use: She was devitalized by the infection.

 

Explanation: Ponder (Verb) means thinking carefully. Ponderous (Adj.) means acting slowly. Leisure (Noun) means time for relaxation or enjoyment.

LAGGARD (Noun)

Meaning: Lagging or tending to lag

Use: Our start company failed because of being a laggard after receiving huge funds.

DILATORY (Adj.)

Meaning: Causing a delay or tending to be late

Use: Your dilatory tactics may compel me to cancel the contract.

DAWDLER (Noun)

Meaning: Person moving or acting slowly

Use: Hurry up! There’ s no time to dawdle.

TARDY (Adj.)

Meaning: Slow to act or respond

Use: Thanks for the email and sorry for the tardy reply, just out of five weeks in Afghanistan where I had no access to this email Address.

LEISURELY (Adj.)

Meaning: Slow and relaxed

Use:  We are proceeding in a leisurely fashion. we may not finish on time.

PONDEROUS (Adj.)

Meaning: Moving slowly and heavily

Use: We saw a group of lackadaisical gharials making their ponderous ways across the pool.

 

DALLY (Verb)

Meaning: To do something slowly

Use: The company has been dallying with the idea of opening a new office.

TARRY (Verb)

Meaning: To be slow in going or to stay somewhere

Use: We can’ tarry if we want to get to the airport on time.

DAWDLE (Verb)

Meaning: To move or act too slowly

Use: We have to meet a deadline: don’ t dawdle; just get down to work.

 

VIRTUOSO (Noun)

Meaning: Skillful especially a very skillful musician

Use: Johan becomes a virtuoso of classical music, a driving force who cannot be ignored.

CONSUMMATE (Noun)

Meaning: 1) Complete

2) Very good or skillful

Use: Sam was able to consummate a profitable business transaction with the head of the company.

SAVANT (Noun)

Meaning: One with detailed knowledge of specialized subject

Use: Our faculty includes many world-famous savants.

CONNOISSEUR (Noun)

Meaning: An expert in particular subject (such as art, wine, food etc.)

Use: My brother is considered to be a consummate vocabulary trainer having more than ten years of experience.

COGNOSCENTE (Noun)

Meaning: A person who has expert knowledge of a subject

Use: She is a cognoscente of African Art.

 

Attempt Test 1

Based on words covered in Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3.

Number of questions: 16

Time limit: 30 min

START TEST

 

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