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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CHAPTER 94 on Vocabulary

SOPORIFIC (OR SOMNIFEROUS) (Adj.) Meaning- causing a person to become tired and ready to fall asleep Mnemonic trick- The word soporific contains word so. Hindi word ‘so’ means sleep. Therefore, soporific means something that causes a person to become tired and ready to fall asleep. Synonym- SLUMBEROUS, DROWSY, Uses- The soporific heat of summer. This […]

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CHAPTER 93 on Vocabulary

SINISTER (Adj.) Meaning- 1) Threatening or suggesting malevolence, menace, evil, or harm. 2) looking likely to cause something bad, harmful or dangerous. Mnemonic trick- The word sinister comes from word sin. Therefore, it suggests malevolence, menace, evil or harm. Synonym- MENACING, MINATORY, BALEFUL, INAUSPICIOUS, PORTENTOUS, OMINOUS Uses- There was something sinister about him. The movie […]

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CHAPTER 92 on Vocabulary

SHARD (Noun) Meaning- a piece of broken glass, cup, container etc. especially one found in an archaeological dig. Mnemonic trick- The word shard contains word hard. Hard glass breaks into shards. Therefore, shard means piece of broken glass, cup, container etc. Uses- By carefully examining shards collected from an archaeological dig, we got information about […]

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CHAPTER 91 on Vocabulary

SEMINARY (Noun) Meaning- 1) a school especially a theological school for the training of priests, ministers etc. 2) a place or environment in which something is developed. Mnemonic trick- The word seminary contains word seminar. We attend seminars in seminary. Therefore, seminary means a school especially a theological school for the training of priests, ministers […]

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CHAPTER 90 on Vocabulary

SCURRILOUS (OR SLANDEROUS) (Adj.) Meaning- expressing unfair or false criticism which is likely to damage someone’ s reputation Synonym- CONTUMELIOUS, OPPROBRIOUS Synonym explanation- Scurrilous (or slanderous) means generally false statements which are intended to damage someone’ s reputation. Opprobrious means statements which are intended to criticize someone or something. For example: media made opprobrious statements […]

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CHAPTER 89 on Vocabulary

SAVANT (Noun) Meaning- 1) Learned person, scholar, someone admitted to membership in a scholarly field. 2) A person who does not have normal intelligence but who has very unusual mental abilities that other people do not have. Uses- The TED conferences feature savants and newsmakers speaking on topics of great importance to the world.      […]

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CHAPTER 88 on Vocabulary

SANCTIMONIOUS (Adj.) Meaning- person who feel that they are morally superior than other Mnemonic trick- The word sanctimonious comes from word sanctity. Sanctity means quality or state of being holy, very important, or valuable. Sanctimonious is used for people who possesses sanctity or who makes an exaggerated show of holiness or moral superiority. Uses- Sanctimonious […]

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CHAPTER 87 on Vocabulary

ROOT WORD PATH PATHETIC (Adj.) Meaning- 1) arousing or capable of arousing sympathetic feeling of sadness and pity. 2) very bad, poor, weak etc. Explanation- path is a root word for feeling. Therefore, pathetic means arousing or capable of arousing feeling of sadness and pity. Synonym- HEARTBREAKING, PITIABLE Uses- The blind and elderly dog was […]

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CHAPTER 86 on Vocabulary

RHETORIC (Noun) Meaning- 1) speech or writing that is intended to influence people, but that is not completely honest or that is exaggerated. 2) The speech or writing intended to arouse passion or intended to impress others. Mnemonic trick- The word rhetoric contains word ‘hetor’ and ‘het’. ’hetor’ sounds similar to heater and ‘het’ sounds […]

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