Vocabulary for TCS test

Word Abysmal acronym admonish Circumspect Conciliation Connotation

Meaning Adj. Bottomless Use : His arrogance is exceeded only by his abysmal ignorance n. A word formed by the initial letters of a multi-word name v. warn strongly, reprove Use: He admonished his listeners to change their wicked ways v. Investigation before acting, Use: She tried always to be circumspect n. the act of placating

Synonyms Terrible, awful, dreadful, appalling, very bad, Contraction, ellipsis, Reprove, reprimand, chide, rebuke, usurp

Antonyms Superb

Approve reckless Incitement

covert

Covetous

Deprecate

Diligence

Discretion

Cutious, prudent, careful, guarded, wary, judicious, vigilant, Appeasement, pacification, propitiation n. Suggested or implied meaning of an Nuance, suggestion, expression. Use: Foreigners frequently implication, undertone, are unaware of the connotations of the overtone, subtext, words they use. Adj. secret or hidden, not openly Clandestine, concealed, practiced or vowed n. a covering that stealthy, underground, serves to conceal or shelter something copse, wood, thicket Use: Investigations of CIA reveal that such covert operations can get out of control Adj. avaricious, eagerly desirous of envious, jealous, Use: The child was covetous by nature desirous, greedy and wanted to take the toys belonging to his classmates v. express disapproval of, protest Denounce, deplore, against, belittle Use: A firm believer of condemn, censure, old-fashioned courtesy, Miss Post, denigrate, decry, deprecated the modern tendency to belittle. address new acquaintances by their first names. n. care and perseverance in carrying Hard-working, out tasks. Use : Her employers were assiduousness, greatly impressed by her diligence and meticulousness, offered her a partnership in the firm conscientiousness, painstakingness n. ability to adjust action to Prudence, caution,

Open

Generous, temperate Approve

Laziness, carelessness, negligence Indiscretion

circumstances Use: Use your discretion in this matter and do not discuss the matter with anyone. dispel v. scatter, drive away, cause to vanish Use: The bright sunlight eventually dispelled the morning mist Dissemination v. Opening to public discussion or debate, the act of spreading something, Use:By their use of the internet, propagandists, have been able to disseminate their pet doctrines to new audiences around the globe Dogmatic Adj. Opinionated Use: We tried to discourage him from being so dogmatic, but nothing could convince him that his opinions might be wrong echelon n. A body of troops arranged in a line fallible Harbinger Adj. Liable to err. Use: I Know I am fallible, but I feel confident that I am right this time n. an indication of the approach of something or someone, forerunner v. fore shadow or presage Use: The crocus is an early harbinger of spring Adj. Widely known and esteemed

acumen, predilection, sagacity, wariness, volition Disperse Broadcasting, diffusion, propagation,

Attract

Arbitrary, doctrinal, unbending, inflexible, authoritarian, Level, stratum, rank, height Imperfect, unsound, mortal, weak, frail, Forerunner, herald, potent, omen,

Flexible

Perfect

illustrious impetus

Intermittent

Latent

Latitude

Memorable, wellknown, famous n. A force that moves something along, Momentum, thrust, incentive, stimulus Use: A new federal motivation highway program would create jobs and will give added impetus to our economic recovery Adj. Periodic Use: The outdoor Alternating, sporadic wedding reception had to be shifted indoor to avoid the intermittent showers that fell on and of all afternoon. Adj. Potentially existing, but not Dormant, embryonic, presently evident or realized Use: suppressed, Polaroid pictures are popular at the undeveloped, parties because you can see the latent photographic image gradually appear before your eyes n. freedom from narrow limitations Leeway, freedom, Use: I think you have permitted your autonomy, liberty, son too much latitude in this manner room, rope

Inglorious, shameful inertia

Constant

Overt

Manifestation

mitigate

motley

pensive

prolific relinquish

solicit tractable

veer Vehement

Caprice

stifle

n. outward demonstration, indication Use: Mozart’s early attraction to the harpsichord was the first manifestation of his pronounced musical bent v. lessen or try to lessen the seriousness or extent of Use: Nothing he could do to mitigate her anger, she refused to forgive him Adj. Multicolored or mixed Use: he wore a motley tunic, red and green and blue and gold all patched together haphazardly Adj. Dreamily thoughtful, thoughtful with a hint of sadness Use: The pensive lover gazed at the portrait of his beloved and sighed deeply. Adj. Abundantly fruitful Use: She was a prolific writer, who produced as meany as three books a years v. give up something with reluctance, yield Use: once you get used to fringes like expense account meal and company car, it is very difficult to relinquish them v. request earnestly, seek Use: The Mayor telephoned all the member of the city council to solicit their votes Adj. Docile, easily managed, susceptible to suggestion Use: Although Susan seemed to be a tractable young woman, she had a stubborn streak of independence v. change in direction Use: After what seemed to be en eternity, the wind veered to the east and the storm abated Adj. Forceful, intensely emotional; with marked vigor Use: He became so Vehement in describing what had happened with him that he started jumping up and down n. whim, a sudden desire. Use: She was an unpredictable creature, acting on caprice, never taking thought of consequences v. suppress, extinguish, inhibit Use: Halfway through the boring picture,

Sign, demonstration, expression, symptom, Appease, alleviate, allay, assuage, mollify, extenuate, palliate Assorted, diversed, mixed, dissimilar, Brooding, pondering, meditative, contemplative Productive, abundant, fecund Surrender, renounce, abandon, repudiate, cede, Importune, implore, crave, beseech, Obedient, dutiful, wellmannered Unproductive, scarce Vanquish, retain, Aggrevate, exacerbate Uniform, homogenous, monochrome

Grant Disobedient, intractable

Turn, swerve Fervent, passionate, Apathetic

Whim, impulse, quirk, fad, fancy, notion Smother, asphyxiate, choke, suffocate, Let out

concur lethargy Furtive

efface Pretentious

compunction

Laura gave up trying to stifle he yawns. v. agree Use: Did you concur with the decision of the court or did you find it unfair? v. lack of vitality or energy Use: A complete days work left him in a state of lethargy Adj. stealthy, sneaky, secret and sly or sordid Use: noticing the furtive glance the customer gave the diamond bracelet on the counter, the jeweler wondered whether he had a potential shoplifter in his hands v. wipe out or make dim Use: The coin had been handled so many times that its date had been effaced Adj. Intended to attract notice and impress others, making unjustified claims, overambitious Use: The other prize winner isn’t wearing her medal.; isn’t it a bit pretentious of you to wear yours? n. a feeling of deep regret (usually of some misdeed) Use: The judge was especially sever in his sentencing as the criminal had shown no compunction for his heinous crime

strangle, curb, restrain, repress, Agre, harmonize, coincide, assent, acquiesce Stupor, indolence, weariness Surreptitious, clandestine

Conflict, resist Get-up-andgo open

Obliterate, eradicate, Ostentatious, pompous, conceited

Engrave Down-toearth

Regret, scruple, qualm, guilt, reluctance, hesitation,

confiscate

You can refer to Barron’s most frequently used words list for a close recap. Vocabulary Section: Work out the synonyms, antonyms of: -(time 28 mins)
1.Physiognomy 2.Repudiate 3.Translucent 4. Mitigate 5. Inundate 6. Bilk 7.Nettle 8.Impugn 9.Mulch 10.Tenacity 11.Sobriety 12.Degrade 13.Misanthrope 14.Waif 15.Hamper 16.Retrograde17.Despondent 18.Debacle 19.Tarry 20.Bilk 21.Incontinent.22.Nebulous 23.Paradox24.Hidebound 25.Lacklustre 26.Moribund.

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SECTION I VOCABULARY (SYNONYMS) TIME :15 Min. MARKS: 20. DIRECT ANSWERS :

1.Admonish : usurp , Meager :scanty , Alienate : estrang, Merry : gay Brim : Boarder ,obstinate : stubborn, Pretention:pretentioius ,Tranquil:serene , solicit : urge, subside : wane ,furtive :stealthy ,misery : disstress, volume :quantity, veer : diverge , stiffle :sniths adhesive : --- , Hamper : obstruct ,belief : conviction, lament : wail ,to merit :to deserve ,incentive : ----, inert: passive ,Baffle : Frustrate ,Confiscate : appropriat, Covet : crave, Caprice : whim , Concur :acquiesce ,Cargo :freight ,Dispel : Scatter Divulge : -----, Discretion: prudence ,Emancipate : liberate ,Efface : obliterate, Hover : linger ,Heap : to pile ,Instigate : incite latitude : scope ,latent : potential ,lethergy : stupor, momentary : transient Campus Recruitment in Calicut REC 1997 VERBAL SECTION Directions for questions 1-15:Find the synonyms of the following words Freshersworld.com 1. Merry Ans. Gay,Happy 2. Alienate Ans. Estrange 3. Solicit Ans. To request 4.Heap Ans. To pile 5.Cargo Ans. Freight 6.Momentary Ans.Transient 7. VolumeAns.Quantity 8.Veer Ans.Diverge 9.Dispel Ans.Dissipate10.Admonish Ans.Cautious 11.MeagerAns.Scanty 12.LatitudeAns.Scope 13.LatentAns.Potential 14.Covet Ans.Crave 15.DiscretionAns. Prudence Papers Got from Students Who gone for Campus Interviews VERBAL SECTION Directions for questions 1-15:Find the synonyms of the following words

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1. Depreciation Ans. Deflation, Depression, Devaluation, fall, slump in value 2. Deprecate Ans. Feel and express disapproval of 3. Incentive Ans. Thing one encourages a person to do something 4. Echelon Ans. Level of authority or responsibility 5. Innovation Ans.To make changes or introduce new things 6. Intermittant Ans. Externally stopping and then starting 7. Detrimental Ans.Harmful 8. Aberration Ans. Deviation 9. ConciliationAns.To make less angry or more friendly 10. Orthodox Ans.Conventional or superstitious 11. Fallible Ans.Liable to err 12. VolatileAns.Ever changing 13. Manifestion Ans.Clear or obvious 14. Connotation Ans. Suggest in addition to the fundamental meaning 15. Reciprocal Ans. Reverse, Opposite Verbal :(ref Barrons) (Synonyms and Antonyms) Ponderous , hamper , Nebulous , Mundane, Icon , Brackish , Mollify ,Deprecation , Equanimity ,Miet , Gist ,gudy ,Contraband(ant) ,Repellant(ant) , Awry ,Goltish , Frugality-Economy , Repartee , Boisterous ,ungainly , Whimsical(ant&syn) , Asperity ,Cavil ,Quixotic ,Profound , Incorrigible, Musty , Waif , Irk Interdict-prohibit, Cohere-hold together , Rupture-break, Moribund-dying , Décolleté-low necked Callow-youthful , Repugnane ,Compose x disturb , Pristine x sullied , Turbid x limpid , Precipitate x dilatory/contradictory Revere x threaten ,Hamper x facilitate Slur x ,Protean x ,Fascinate x mundane , Fickle x loyal , Synergy x , Hidebound , Monetary , incompatible Choices-Indifferent, Faulty Sentence completion A passage is given with multiple blanks.

There was a passage abt Artists,abt Money mgmt,abt Cleanliness…… SYNONYMS AND ANTONYMS. WHIMSICAl ,CENSURE, OPTIMUM., MISAPPREHENSION., CANDID TORSE., CITE.,EFFUSIVE., IRRADIATE. ,TENACIOUS, VOLUBLE., BANAL.,RUPTURE., STANDING.,NASCENT., TRANSIENT. CLUTCH. ,GENERIC., EMPIRICAL., ANOMALY.,CIRCUITOUS., HAMPER., SURVEILLANCE.,OBJECTIVE. RAUCOUS.,VORACIOUS.,PEDIGREE.,FIDELITY.,AUGMENT,.PRECARIOUS.,TRANSIENT.,ALACRITY.,DEROGAT ORY., ONUS., ANALOGUE.,EXPEDIENT., ASSUAGE.,,COMPLIANCE. ,IRRADIATE.,DIFFIDANT.,PLAINTIVE., INCINUATE. ,MISDEMEANOR., EXONERATE.,GREGARIOUS., ANATHEMATIZE. ,BENIGN. , ATTENUATE, SONOROUS. ,BOLSTER. ,DIVERGENT. , DECOLLATE ,HETERODOX, RESTIVENESS ,IGNONIMOUS. ,PLAGARIOUS., EFFIGY.,TENACIOUS.,RETROGADE.,SACROSANCT. ,DANGLE.,ANOMALY.,CRYPTIC., DEBILIATE., DIVULGE. ,SCEPTIC., SPENDTHRIFT., INDIGENOUS.,ERRONIUS., RUPTURE.,MINION.,VERACITY. ,balmy-mild, recalcitrant-stubborn, guile-deci

VERBAL REASONING SYNONYMS:

1. CIRCUMSPECT -(i)CONDITION (ii)INSPECT (iii)CAUTIOUS (IV)RECKLESS 2. ABYSMAL - 1.SLIGHT 2.DEEP 3. ILLUSTRIOUS ,4. PROLIFIC 5. DILIGENT- 1.INTELLIGENT 2..... 6. VEHEMENT -1.PASSIONATE 2.CONFESY 3.NOISY 4.MOQULIS 7. IMPETUS - 1.CONNECT 2. CRUCIAL 3.STIMULUS 4. IMMEDIATE 8. ACRONYM -1. ABBREVIATION 2. SIMILAR 9. DISSEMINATE- 1.FORECAST 2.SPREAD 3.BRANSP 10. HARBINGER 1.NAVAL 2. UNCOMMON 3.FORE RUNNER 4.GLORY
ANTONYMS:

11. TRACTABLE -1.OBJECTIONABLE 2.ENJOYABLE 3.ADAPTABLE 4.OBSTINATE 12. COVERT- 1.MANIFEST 2.INVISIBLE 3.SCARED 4.ALTER 13. PENSIVE- 1.REPENTENT 2.SAD 3. THOUGHTLESS 4.CARELESS ANS: 3 14. MITIGATE -1.AGGRAVATE 2.RELIEVE 3.ELEMINATE 4.EXHUMAN 15. DIVERGENT-1.CONTRARY 2.COMING TOGETHER 3.CONVERSANT4.CONTROVERSY 16. DOGMATIC-1.SCEPTICAL 2.RESILIENT 3.STUBBORN 4.SUSPICIOUS 17. CLUTCH-1. HOLD 2. GRAB 3.RELEASE 4.SPREAD 18. MOTLEY-1.BULKY 2. SPECKLED 3.HOMOGENEOUS 4.DIFFERENT 19. RELINQUISH- 1.PURSUE 2.VANQUISH 3.DESTROY 4.DEVASTATE 20. TRANSIENT-1.PERMANENT 2.REMOVED 20- 26 FILL IN THE APPROPRIATE SENTENCES BETWEEN THE PASSAGE

You can refer to Barron’s most frequently used words list for a close recap. Vocabulary Section: Work out the synonyms, antonyms of: -(time 28 mins)

1.Physiognomy 2.Repudiate 3.Translucent 4. Mitigate 5. Inundate 6. Bilk 7.Nettle 8.Impugn 9.Mulch 10.Tenacity 11.Sobrie 12.Degrade 13.Misanthrope 14.Waif 15.Hamper 16.Retrograde17.Despondent 18.Debacle 19.Tarry 20.Bilk 21.Incontinent.22.Nebulous 23.Paradox24.Hidebound 25.Lacklustre 26.Moribund.

Paper from Campus Recruitment in Jamshedpur 2003 synonym
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Antonym restivness Irksome Jaunty Nebulous Misapprehension Obese Obloguy

Paper from Campus Recruitment in NIT Durgapur 2003 Synonym and antonym

harbinger Cacophony Divulge Clutch Acronym Illustrious Prolific Divergent Jaded Miet Mitigate Ambitious Aberrati Transient(an)-permanence buxom Foray Denounent One student got 7-8 words starting with “A” from high frequency word list.(barron’s guide) Campus Recruitment in Jadavpur university1999
SECTION I VOCABULARY (SYNONYMS) TIME :15 Min. MARKS: 20. DIRECT ANSWERS :

1.Admonish : usurp , Meager :scanty , Alienate : estrang, Merry : gay Brim : Boarder ,obstinate : stubborn, Pretention:pretentioius ,Tranquil:serene , solicit : urge, subside : wane ,furtive :stealthy ,misery : disstress, volume :quanti veer : diverge , stiffle :sniths adhesive : --- , Hamper : obstruct ,belief : conviction, lament : wail ,to merit :to deserve ,incentive : ----, inert: passive ,Baff Frustrate ,Confiscate : appropriat, Covet : crave, Caprice : whim , Concur :acquiesce ,Cargo :freight ,Dispel : Scatter Divulge : -----, Discretion: prudence ,Emancipate : liberate ,Efface : obliterate, Hover : linger ,Heap : to pile ,Instigate : incit latitude : scope ,latent : potential ,lethergy : stupor, momentary : transient Campus Recruitment in Calicut REC 1997 VERBAL SECTION Directions for questions 1-15:Find the synonyms of the following words

Freshersworld.com

1. Merry Ans. Gay,Happy 2. Alienate Ans. Estrange 3. Solicit Ans. To request 4.Heap Ans. To pile 5.Cargo Ans. Freight 6.Momentary Ans.Transient 7. VolumeAns.Quantity 8.Veer Ans.Diverge 9.Dispel Ans.Dissipate10.Admonish Ans.Cautiou 11.MeagerAns.Scanty 12.LatitudeAns.Scope 13.LatentAns.Potential 14.Covet Ans.Crave 15.DiscretionAns. Prudence Papers Got from Students Who gone for Campus Interviews VERBAL SECTION Directions for questions 1-15:Find the synonyms of the following words

Freshersworld.com

1. Depreciation Ans. Deflation, Depression, Devaluation, fall, slump in value 2. Deprecate Ans. Feel and express disappro of 3. Incentive Ans. Thing one encourages a person to do something 4. Echelon Ans. Level of authority or responsibility 5. Innovation Ans.To make changes or introduce new things 6. Intermittant Ans. Externally stopping and then starting 7. Detrimental Ans.Harmful 8. Aberration Ans. Deviation 9. ConciliationAns.To make less angry or more friendly 10. Orthodox Ans.Conventional or superstitious 11. Fallible Ans.Liable to err 12. VolatileAns.Ever changing 13. Manifestion Ans.Clear or obvious 14. Connotation Ans. Suggest in addition to the fundamental meaning 15. Reciprocal Ans. Reverse, Opposite

Verbal :(ref Barrons) (Synonyms and Antonyms) Ponderous , hamper , Nebulous , Mundane, Icon , Brackish , Mollify ,Deprecation , Equanimity ,Miet , Gist ,gudy ,Contraband(ant) ,Repellant(ant) , Awry ,Goltish , Frugality-Economy , Repartee , Boisterous ,ungainly , Whimsical(ant&syn) , Asperity ,Cavil ,Quixotic ,Profound , Incorrigible, Musty , Waif , Irk Interdict-prohibit, Cohere-hold together , Rupture-break, Moribund-dying , Décolleté-low necked Callow-youthful , Repugnane ,Compose x disturb , Pristine x sullied , Turbid x limpid , Precipitate x dilatory/contradicto Revere x threaten ,Hamper x facilitate Slur x ,Protean x ,Fascinate x mundane , Fickle x loyal , Synergy x , Hidebound , Monetary , incompatible Choices-Indifferent, Faulty Sentence completion A passage is given with multiple blanks.

There was a passage abt Artists,abt Money mgmt,abt Cleanliness…… SYNONYMS AND ANTONYMS.

WHIMSICAl ,CENSURE, OPTIMUM., MISAPPREHENSION., CANDID TORSE., CITE.,EFFUSIVE., IRRADIATE. ,TENACIOUS, VOLUBLE., BANAL.,RUPTURE., STANDING.,NASCENT., TRANSIENT. CLUTCH. ,GENERIC., EMPIRICAL., ANOMALY.,CIRCUITOUS., HAMPER., SURVEILLANCE.,OBJECTIVE. RAUCOUS.,VORACIOUS.,PEDIGREE.,FIDELITY.,AUGMENT,.PRECARIOUS.,TRANSIENT.,ALACRITY.,DEROGATORY. ONUS., ANALOGUE.,EXPEDIENT., ASSUAGE.,,COMPLIANCE. ,IRRADIATE.,DIFFIDANT.,PLAINTIVE., INCINUATE. ,MISDEMEANOR., EXONERATE.,GREGARIOUS., ANATHEMATIZE. ,BENIGN. , ATTENUATE, SONOROUS. ,BOLSTER. ,DIVERGENT. , DECOLLATE ,HETERODOX, RESTIVENESS ,IGNONIMOUS. ,PLAGARIOUS., EFFIGY.,TENACIOUS.,RETROGADE.,SACROSANCT. ,DANGLE.,ANOMALY.,CRYPTIC., DEBILIATE., DIVULGE. ,SCEPTIC., SPENDTHRIFT., INDIGENOUS.,ERRONIUS., RUPTURE.,MINION.,VERACITY. ,balmy-mild, recalcitrant-stubborn, guile-deci

VERBAL REASONING SYNONYMS:

1. CIRCUMSPECT -(i)CONDITION (ii)INSPECT (iii)CAUTIOUS (IV)RECKLESS 2. ABYSMAL - 1.SLIGHT 2.DEEP 3. ILLUSTRIOUS ,4. PROLIFIC 5. DILIGENT- 1.INTELLIGENT 2..... 6. VEHEMENT -1.PASSIONATE 2.CONFESY 3.NOISY 4.MOQULIS 7. IMPETUS - 1.CONNECT 2. CRUCIAL 3.STIMULUS 4. IMMEDIATE 8. ACRONYM -1. ABBREVIATION 2. SIMILAR 9. DISSEMINATE- 1.FORECAST 2.SPREAD 3.BRANSP 10. HARBINGER 1.NAVAL 2. UNCOMMON 3.FORE RUNNER 4.GLORY
ANTONYMS:

11. TRACTABLE -1.OBJECTIONABLE 2.ENJOYABLE 3.ADAPTABLE 4.OBSTINATE 12. COVERT- 1.MANIFEST 2.INVISIBLE 3.SCARED 4.ALTER 13. PENSIVE- 1.REPENTENT 2.SAD 3. THOUGHTLESS 4.CARELESS ANS: 3 14. MITIGATE -1.AGGRAVATE 2.RELIEVE 3.ELEMINATE 4.EXHUMAN 15. DIVERGENT-1.CONTRARY 2.COMING TOGETHER 3.CONVERSANT4.CONTROVERSY 16. DOGMATIC-1.SCEPTICAL 2.RESILIENT 3.STUBBORN 4.SUSPICIOUS 17. CLUTCH-1. HOLD 2. GRAB 3.RELEASE 4.SPREAD 18. MOTLEY-1.BULKY 2. SPECKLED 3.HOMOGENEOUS 4.DIFFERENT 19. RELINQUISH- 1.PURSUE 2.VANQUISH 3.DESTROY 4.DEVASTATE 20. TRANSIENT-1.PERMANENT 2.REMOVED 20- 26 FILL IN THE APPROPRIATE SENTENCES BETWEEN THE PASSAGE

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