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"Study Of Words"


-By Bhupesh Sir
"The knowledge of words is the gateway to scholarship". The keynote to this chapter of English composition by Bhupesh Sir is the building up of a rich and varied vocabs in English language. The best way to use the chapter is to go over this not once but several times. Basically in this chapter of English language I have tried to simplify the correct use of words. Mere knowledge of "words" cannot take us far unless we know how to wield them correctly". To improve our CZS (Comfort Zone Speed), it is essential to have a very good reservoir of 'Vocabs' in our conscious mind. This will enhance the beauty of our language and at the same time will polish our Reading Comprehension Power (RCP) and Verbal Ability (VA). Using one words for many may help us to be a good reader and time saver. Do not cram or memorise, only read again-again at least 10 times to have a command over this chapter. A
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A shell in which pearl is found A building where animals are killed for meat. One who believes that nothing can be known about God. Fear of open space One who is habitually kind to others. A former student of school or collage One who is very moderate specially in food and drinking A medicine causing sexual excitement Fully depending on fate White of an egg A window or velum partly open Loss of memory Medicine which alleviates pain Medicine given to counteract poison One who abandons his religious parry An agreement to stop fighting Covering of canvas, tarpaulin or other material

: Abalone : Abattoir (Shambles) : Agnostic : : : : : : : : : : : : : : Agoraphobia Altruist Alumnus(Pl. Alumni) Abstemious Aphrodisiac Aleatory Albumen Ajar Amnesia Anodyne Antidote Apostate Armistice (Truce) Awning.

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40. 41. 42.

to shade window and doors from the sun A statement which is accepted true without proof Having two mouths A place where bees are kept A place where birds are kept That which is of sky blue Temporary suspension of function or activity To repeal, annul, or abolish an authoritative act, for example, a law or decree In a court case, the pronouncement that the person accused of a crime is innocent One who takes a very active part in a movement, social or political. The suspension of a meeting of a public or private body to future date To turn friends in to enemies The obligation of loyalty that a citizen has for his country A change or addition made in a Law or constitution. Erroneous in date, characterized by being out of its historical time A general pardon for political offences A person opposed to any from of government To destroy completely Deviation from the right path Deviating from the general rule, unexpected One who studies the characteristics and cultures of mankind The policy of giving into the demands of another nation in an attempt to keep peace The process by which parties to a dispute submit their difference to the judgment of an impartial party A form of govt. consisting of privileged ruling class An official value assigned to property for the purpose of taxing it One who does not believe in God.

: Axiom : : : : : : Amphistomous Apiary Aviary Azure Abeyance. Abrogate

: Acquitted : Activist : Adjournment. : Alienate : Allegiance : Amendment : Anachronistic. : : : : : : Amnesty Anarchist Annihilate Aberration Anomalous Anthropologist.

: Appeasement. : Arbitration.

: Aristocracy : Assessment. : Atheist

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47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. 59. 60. 61. 62. 63. 64. 65. 66. 67.

68. 69. 70.

That which is of golden colour : Aurelian Favouring absolute audience to authority rather : Authoritarian than individual freedom The state of self govt. or independence : Autonomy One who is keenly desirous of money : Avaricious. : Staff used by a music conductor or by a : Baton policeman Short sword fixed on to the end of a gun : Bayonet A small country that is industrially : Banana republic underdeveloped and politically unsteady A child of unmarried parents : Bastard A nation that is fond of fighting : Bellicose Happening on every two years : Biennial Nations engaged in wars : Belligerents A great lover of books : Bibliophile Having tow husbands or two wives at the same : Bigamy time A very successful film : Blockbuster. Pertaining to a legislative body which consists : Bicameral of two divisions One two likes good wine, food and cheerful : Bon vivant companions A broad street having trees on each side : Boulevard. A camp without tents : Bivouac Talking disrespectfully of sacred things : Blasphemy A group of girls, swans or ladies : Bevy A group of politicians or nations that combine : Bloc for their own interests A member of middle class : Bourgeois The operation of a branch of govt. through : Bureaucracy various agencies, (organization ) Person with skin and hair of auburn (golden) : Blonde. colour Woman with dark skin brown hair : Brunette. : A small group of people who make secret plans : Cabal for political action The art of beautiful writing by hand : Calligraphy Animals that eat flesh : Carnivorous

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Disagreeable vocal sound One who eats human flesh Of hair, thin as a hair. Of dog Heading or short description of news paper, article Group of eggs A national or international syndicate formed to control out put and prices in same area of business A meeting of party held for leaders to decide upon the party platform and candidates A man who is always prepared to find fault with others An official canting of the population Of the sky or heaven One who deceives people by falsely claiming to have a skill A complete victory Of the same age or time An alliance among political parties or nations A social system in which people control the means of production whether directly or indirectly through the Govt. The seizure of private property by Govt. used as a penalty for crime or for failure to pay taxes A disease inherited from birth Dead and decaying flesh especially of animals Insect with many legs One who has special skill in judging art and music A person gradually recovering from illness A sudden change in nation's Govt. by force A form of religious worship in which participants render excessive devotion to their leader A person who easily believes others Monument set up for persons who are buried else where

: : : : :

Cacophony Cannibal Capillary Canine Caption

: Clutch : Cartel

: Caucus : Censorious. : Census : Celestial : Charlatan : : : : Clean sweep Coeval Coalition Collectivism

: Confiscation.

: : : :

Congenital Carrion Centipede Connoisseur

: Convalescent : Coup d' etat : Cult

: Credulous : Cenotaph

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101. 102. 103. 104. 105. 106. 107. 108. 109. 110. 111. 112. 113. 114. 115. 116. 117. 118. 119. 120.

Compulsory enlist for military or other service The part of the plane in which the pilot sits A combination of several companies, banks etc. for a common purpose A person appointed by a govt. to protect and help its citizen and its interests in trade in a foreign city That can catch fire and burn easily A style of cooking A type of restaurant where dancers try to fresh customers mood by singing and dancing News sent over sea by wire Kitchen or a stove used in open air for cooking A small box for keeping tea Bad hand writing or spelling Suitable for increasing strength and beauty of body One skilled in the science of exchange one who draws or makes map That which is corpselike Secret religious meeting Relationship by blood or birth Place where dead bodies or bones are stored Noisy drinking party or merry making Huge destructive fire Having the same source of origin Art and technology of making objects from clay a complete victory Centre of attraction D

: Conscription : Cockpit : Consortium : Consul

: Combustible : Cuisine. : Cabaret : : : : : Cablegram Caboose Caddy Cacography Callisthenic Cambist Cartographer Cadaverous Conventicle Consanguinity Charnel-house Carousal Conflagration Cognate Ceramics. Clean sweep Cynosure Debacle Deciduous Demobilize D-day Defector Despostism Depreciate Depression.

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: : : : : : : : : : : : : A sudden great disaster or complete defeat : Trees which lose their leaves annually : To release from the army : A day on which an important operation is to : begin One who switches over his loyalties to another : political party Govt . by a ruler with uncontrolled authority : To lower the value of : A decline in business i.e. a decrease in the :

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number employed, in the rate of production, in profits To deprive a thing of its holy character An abatement of tensions or hostility between nations Going from bad to worse To wander from the point or main theme A large room containing a numbers of beds. Hard uninteresting work The taking away of a person's right to vote One who disagrees Irresistible craving for alcoholic drinks Extreme old age when a person behaves like a child Capable of being drawn out into wire Growing in pairs. A lover of fine arts In politics, one who favours a policy of conciliation and even mildness Difficulty in producing sound E

: desecrate : Détente : : : : : : : : : : : : Deteriorate Digress Dormitory. Drudgery Disfranchisement. Dissident Dipsomania Dotage. Ductile Didymous Dilettante Dove Dysphonia Efficacious Eccentric Electrocute Eclectic Effeminate Egoist Egotist Electorate Elucidate Elocution Embezzle. Encomium or Eulogy Embargo Empirical Entente

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: : A medicine that produces the desired effect : A man of unusual habits : To kill by passing electricity through the body : Composed of materials or principles gathered : together from several different places or fields Like a woman, womanish : A man who thinks selfishly only of himself : One who delights to speak only of himself : The body of persons who have a legal right to : vote in an election To throw light on something difficult : Art of effective speaking or oral reading : To put one's own use the money of another with : which one is entrusted Writing or speech in praise of a person : An official order restraining trade with another : country Based slowly on experiments or experience : A term used for an understanding between :

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govts. A person who' is fond of refined sensuous pleasures Concluding part of a novel. The study of the conditions in which people work most effectively with machines One who leaves his own country to reside in another A speech made without previous preparation Lasting only for a short time Study of insects Words inscribed on the tomb of the person Still in use (a book published long ago) F

: Epicurean : Epilogue : Ergonomics : Expatriate. Extempore Ephemeral Entomology. Epitaph Extant Facsimile Frigate Fumble Felony Fulminate Fascism

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: : : : : : Exact copy of hand writing, printing or of a : picture Light sailing boat built especially for racing : Search in the dark : Serious crime like murder : To denounce in thundering tones : A political system based on rigid totalitarism, : suppression, extreme, nationalism, capitalism and private property A person who is hard to please : That which ends in death : Feeding on fruit : Murder of one's brother : Pertaining to the central government and its : agencies as opposed to the state and local govt. A person who is nominally in power but is : really being controlled by the others Relating to finances, specially those of the govt. : or large corporations A meeting place where an exchange of ideas : takes place One who makes and fits shoes for horses : A private school where rich young girls learn : socials skills A sudden rush into enemy country : One who does not understand or approve of :

Fastidious Fatal Frugivorous Fratricide Federal Figurehead Fiscal Forum Farrier Finishing-School Foray Fuddy-duddy.

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: Science of family descent : Genealogy The deliberate extermination and slaughter of a : Genocide national or social population Medicine that kills germs : Germicide To use expressive motion by limbs : Gesticulate One who helps others in trouble without : Good Samaritan thinking of oneself A man who is paid to be a woman's lover : Gigolo Dishonest use of one's position to derive profit : Graft or advantage Feeding on grass : Graminivorous Drawing or writing or wall : Graffiti Free, voluntary, not required : Gratuitous Living together in flocks or herds : Gregarious A larger supply than is necessary : Glut Relating to the governor of a state : Gubernatorial One who can be easily duped or deceived : Gullible Branch of the medical science which deals with : Geriatrics the problems of the old Free of charge : Gratis Group of talkative girls or women : Gaggle A lover or good food : Gourmand Military force stationed in a town or fort : Garrison One who eats too much : Glutton Person whose work is to look after horses : Groom Science and art of preparing and eating good : Gastronomy foods Grind one's teeth : Gnash A little pointed beard on the bottom of the chin : Goatee : A condition in which one has bad breath : Halitosis In politics, one who favors a policy of : Hawk aggression Things or ideas containing elements of the : Heterogeneous opposite nature Things or ideas containing elements of the same : Homogeneous nature A person held as security for the fulfilment of : Hostage

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certain terms Noisy or vehement speech intended to excite passions. Living on herbs Great destruction and loss of many lives A faithful supporter Interrupt and ask troublesome question Science of time Study of literature dealing with lives of saints Fear from travelling Fear from sleep A group of fishes taken in a net I

: Harangue Herbivorous Holocaust Henchman Heckle Horology Hagiology Hodophobia Hypnophobia Haul Iconoclast Idolatry Indemnity Immigration. Imperceptible Incendiary. Ingrate. Invoice. Itinerant. Innate Impregnable Inaccessible Indefatigable. Indomitable. Inevitable. Inexorable. Infallible. Infanticide. Insatiable Inscrutable. Insurmountable. Intestate. Intransigence. Invulnerable Irrelevant.

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: : : : : : : : : : A breaker of images : Worship of idols : Compensation for loss : The influx of people from one country to : another in which they are not born Too minute to be perceived by the senses : One who maliciously sets fire to a building : Unthankful person : List of goods dispatched with quantity and price : to the purchaser Travelling form place to place : That which one is born with : Incapable of being breached : A person who can not be easily approached : A person who does not get tired. : Not easily discouraged or subdued : That must happen : A person not to be moved by request : A person who can not make a mistake : The murder of infants : That which can not be satisfied : Incapable of being discovered or comprehended : Difficulties which can not be overcome : A person who dies without making his will : Refusal to come to an agreement or compromise : That which can not be hurt : Remarks not to the point :

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: A knife with a blade that folds into the handle : Jack-knife To cross the street in a careless and dangerous : Jay-walk. way The extent of authority, especially judicial : Jurisdiction. authority : One who behaves like a servant by always : Lackey obeying People with great knowledge of literature : Literati. The theory or system of govt. which advocates : Laissez-faire or supports and unrestricted and uncontrolled economy A person in the habit of continual talking : Loquacious. One who has no interest in literature and art : Lowbrow. : A speech made for the first time : Maiden To reconcile or settle dispute between : Mediate. conflicting parties. One whose motive is to get money : Mercenary The union of two or more corporation : Merger To change from one form into another : Metamorphose A hater of man kind : Misanthrope Exclusive control of a commodity or service for : Monopoly a given market which makes possible of prices Some things dull and uninteresting : Monotonous An authorization to debt of permitting : Moratorium temporary suspension of payment Characterized by great variety or diversity : Multifarious The quality of being extremely generous : Munificence One who is the favourite of a distinguished : Minion personage and serves him as slave. Hater of marriage : Misogamist Hater of women : Misogynist. Over scrupulous about minute details : Meticulous Strict disciplinarian : Martinet A lock that fits into a hole cut in the edge of a : Mortise-lock door. The study of fungi (pl. of fungus) : Mycology Give something as a security for debt : Mortgage

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277. 278.

Hater of new thing Hater of smoking

: Misoneist : Misocapnic. : Namesake : Naturalization.

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281. 282. 283. 284. 285. 286.

Person with the same name as yours is your The giving various rights privileges, and responsibilities of citizenship to a person who is not native of the country. Favouritism shown to relatives in appointing them of desirable position The policy of nation not to participate in confrontation between other nation A person who has been posed as candidate for public office Strong desire to return home Study of coins Fear of a dead body O

: Nepotism : Neutrality. : Nominee Nostalgia Numismatics Necrophobia Odoriferous Ontology Obituary Obsolete Occasionally Oligarchy Omnipotent Omniscient Opaque Orthodox Optimist. Orthography Ostracise.

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: : : : Having a smell specially pleasant one : The branch of philosophy concerned with nature : of existence. Notice of anybody's death in the new paper : Something no longer in use : From time to time : A form of govt. in which a select few rule : One who is all powerful : One who knows everything : Incapable of being seen through : Conforming to the established beliefs and code : of behavior of the religion One who looks at the brighter side of life : Correct spelling : To exclude form fellowship or society :

300. 301. 302. 303. 304.

Universal remedy for all diseases and ills : Panacea(Nostrum) One who opposes any type of violence in the : Pacifist settlement of disputes A statement that seems contradictor : Paradox A statement that seems contradictory : Paradox A style in which a writer seeks to display his : Pedantic knowledge

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326. 327. 328. 329. 330. 331. 332. 333. 334. 335.

Murderer of parent One who looks at the darker aspect Ordinary and common place remarks solemnly made Rules of wealthy. One who speaks many languages Pile of wood on which a dead body is burnt The study of ancient writing Everlasting punishment after death A seat for a second person on a motorcycle Of the lower social classes In a great hurry The long movable nose of certain animals A sudden secretly planned attempt to remove a govt. by force Pertaining to the outer region of something as opposed to the centre of the core To preserve from extinction A lover of humanity One who does not care for literature or art Having many wives at a time More advanced for his age A written promise to pay a specified sum of money at stated time. A nation which is protected and partially controlled by stronger nation often treated as colony An animal which preys other animal Confused and disorderly Disease widely epidemic Lover of animals Lover of learning Lover of women One who has suddenly gained wealth, power or prestige One who loves and collects postage stamps That which is morally dangerous One who makes a bet on horse race results Q

: Parricide : Pessimist : Platitudes. : : : : : : : : : : Plutocracy Polyglot Pyre Paleography Perdition Pillion Plebeian Post-haste Proboscis Putsch

: Peripheral : : : : : : Perpetuate Philanthropist Philistine Polygamy Precocious Promissory note protectorate

: : : : : : :

Predator promiscuous Pandemic Philozoic Philomath Philogynist Parvenue

: Philatelist : Pestiferous : Punter


Trying to do the impossible, often so as to help : Quixotic

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others while one self into danger. Four footed animal Four children at one birth Most essential part. The minimum numbers of members needed to be present the meeting of an organization before decision on official matters can be made. R

: : : :

Quadruped Quadruplets Quintessence Quorum

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: To make an examination or preliminary survey : Reconnoitre of enemy priority of military objective Reserved in speech : Reticent One who leaves his religious belief : Renegade To send a prisoner back to his own country : repatriate Phase of the business cycle in which : Recession unemployment increases and the demand of goods and services decreases A cooperative interchange of favours or : Reciprocity privilege Too much official formality : Red- tapism The submission of measures and laws proposed Referendum. or passed by the legislative body to the general electorate for a final decision Amount paid to a person for the work done by Remuneration him. A democratic from of govt. in which the Republic citizens exercise their power through elected representatives. An effect which has references to what in past : Retrospective Reduction in tax or debt. Rebate A place fixed for meeting at a particular time. Rendezvous. Firing of many guns at the same time to mark an occasion Violating or profaning sacred things An office without any work, but with high payment Wise and full of deep knowledge A priest believed to have magical power and cure people A once important custom which no longer has Salvo Sacrilege Sinecures. Sapient Shaman Shibboleth

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much meaning A very tall modern building Of the stars A person who helps helpless, person in difficulty A penalty imposed against a nation for violating international Law The act of speaking one's thought when one is alone One who walks in sleep Tending to cause sleep, characterized by sleepiness One who spends money lavishly A person who is indifferent to pleasure or pain Financial aid granted by govt. to a commercial enterprise A person who seeks favours through flattery. T One who abstains totally from alcoholic drinks A bride's outfit A tax or duty imposed by the govt. on imports A form of govt. in which clergy rule One who believes in god This things is very pleasant to eat Relating to the physical features of a map such as hills, rivers and valleys A formal pact or agreement between two countries pertaining to peace, trade, alliance or the like Of very little worth. A student who is absent from class without permission The art of cutting trees into decorative shape One who lives in a cave A statement of terms that implies the threat of serious penalties if the terms are not accepted One who is fond of wife. V To change one's mind often One who always thinks himself to be ill

Skyscraper Stellar Samaritan Sanction Soliloquy Somnambulist Soporific Spendthrift Stoic Subsidy Sycophant Teelotaller. Trousseau Tariff Theocracy Theist Tooth some Topographic Treaty

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379. 380. 381. 382. 383. 384. 385. 386.

Trivial Truant Topiary Troglodyte Ultimatum Uxorious Vacillate Valetudinarian

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To repeat word for word One who will sell himself for money A style full of words To reject or override a bill or proposal A project that can be profitably put into action Flesh of deer. Grown old with age and experience That which is highly poisonous Complete change in something W Forsaken or neglected child who has no home and spends most of his time on the streets One who pretends to have a great deal of knowledge An official court order or document forbidding a particular act On who likes to work too hard X Fear of strange people

Verbatim Venal Verbose Veto Viable Venison Veteran Virulent Volte- face Waif Wiseacre Writ Workaholic Xenophobia Yeoman service Yuppie.

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401. 402.

Great and loyal service A young person in professional job with a high income

-Though I have tried my level best to give you a very good collection of substitutions yet you have to accept it as an insufficient one, go through other sources too. -Bhupesh Sir

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