CHAPTER 85 on Vocabulary

REPUDIATE (Verb) Meaning- 1) to refuse to accept or support (something). 2) to refuse to have anything to do with; to disown 3) to reject as untrue or unjust; such as, to repudiate a charge or to repudiate an allegation. 4) to disapprove of something formally and strongly. 5) to divorce or to separate formally […]

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CHAPTER 84 on Vocabulary

REMNANT (Noun) Meaning- left part of something when other parts are gone. Mnemonic trick- The word remnant sounds similar to remaining part. Therefore, remnant means remaining part of something. Synonym- REMAINING PART, LEFTOVER, RELIC, VESTIGE, SCRAP Uses- We are going to sell remnants on sale next week. We put remnants of last night meal to […]

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CHAPTER 83 on Vocabulary

RECUPERATE (Verb) First Meaning-  1) to return to normal health after being sick, injured etc. 2) to get back your strength or money that has been invested, spent, lost etc. Mnemonic trick- 1) The word recuperate contains word recuper. Recuper sounds similar to recover. Recover means to become healthy after an illness or injury or […]

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CHAPTER 82 on Vocabulary

RECALCITRANT (Adj.) Meaning- stubbornly refusing to obey rules or orders. Mnemonic trick- The word recalcitrant contains word calci. Recalcitrant students always use calci in examination. Therefore, recalcitrant means stubbornly refusing to obey rules or orders. Synonym- INSUBORDINATE, INCOMPLIANT, CONTUMACIOUS, DISOBEDIENT, REBELLIOUS, DEFIANT Uses- The judge threatened to charge the recalcitrant witness with contempt of court. […]

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CHAPTER 81 on Vocabulary

RATIOCINATION (Noun) Meaning- exact thinking or process of methodical and logical reasoning. Mnemonic trick- The word ratiocination contains word ratio. Process of methodical and logical reasoning is required to solve problems on RATIO AND PROPORTION in mathematics. Synonym- INTELLECTION, REASONING Uses- He used ratiocination and available evidence to solve the case. When asked to explain […]

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CHAPTER 80 on Vocabulary

RAMSHACKLE (Adj.) Meaning- (of a building, vehicles, furniture etc.) in a very bad condition and repair. Mnemonic trick- The word ramshackle contains word ram and shackle. Shackle sounds similar to cycle. Ram (verb) means to forcefully hit something. A person rammed a cycle into ramshackle home and made ramshackle home to fall. Therefore, ramshackle means […]

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CHAPTER 79 on Vocabulary

RAIL (Verb) First Meaning- 1) to complain angrily about something. 2) to scold in harsh, insolent or abusive language. Synonym- LAMBASTE, CASTIGATE, ADMONISH, REPROACH Uses- A patient was railing against the medical staff because she had slipped and fallen on the floor in hospital room at night and she could n ‘t get up or […]

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CHAPTER 78 on Vocabulary

QUIBBLE (Verb) Meaning- Make trivial arguments or criticism, find faults in a petty way, especially to evade something more important. Uses- Look, I am telling you some of the serious consequences of global warming, as predicted by the scientific establishment-I think you are just quibbling to complain that I said “Carbon monoxide” when I meant […]

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CHAPTER 77 on Vocabulary

PUNITIVE (Adj.) Meaning- 1) intended to punish someone or something 2) used to describe cost which are so high and which are often used to punish someone or limit their activities. Mnemonic trick- The word punitive contains word puni. Word puni sounds similar to punish. Punitive is being concerned with punishment. Hence ‘punitive’ means to […]

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CHAPTER 76 on Vocabulary

PROVENDER (Noun) Meaning- dry food for livestock or fodder. Mnemonic trick- The word provender sounds similar to vendor. Nowadays we can’ t find any vendor on streets selling provender. We directly purchase provender from whole sale market. Therefore, provender means dry food for livestock or fodder. Synonym- FODDER Uses- I have stored a large quantity […]

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