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Word Power

Set 4A
25 Words
ALOK SINGH
NAZNIN MADAM
IPEX DHANBAD

adept

ADEPT

Very skilled or proficient at something

SKILLED
SKILFUL
PROFICIEN
T
EXPERT
he's
also
frighteningly
adept
at
DEFT
shifting gears on some of the

2.LURID

lurid

LURID

Very vivid in color, esp. so as to create an


unpleasantly harsh or unnatural effect

COLORFUL
BRIGHT
VIVID
GARISH

The light from the fire cast a


lurid glow on everything.

3.BUFF

BUFF

a garment (as a uniform)


made of buff leather; A
yellowish-beige color.

Polish

Burnish
Furbish

BLUSTER

Talk in a loud, aggressive, or


indignant way with little effect

RAGE

BRAG
STORM

Lalu Prasad on Tuesday mixed bluster


with reproach as he took on Congress
by on the one hand saying that his
former allies had adopted a "use and

5.PREEN

PREEN

Devote effort to making oneself look


attractive and then admire one's
appearance

SMARTEN
CLEAN
TIDY
TRIM

She persuaded her friends to


preenfor the camera and pretend

6.BRASH

BRASH

Self-assertive in a rude,
noisy,
IMPUDENT

INSOLENT
AUDACIOUS
IMPERTINENT

She asks such brash


questions.

ON

ADMONITION

An act or action of

WARNING
admonishing

ADMONISHMENT
REBUKE
REPRIMAND

He offered words of
advice and admonition .

8.ONEROUS

ONEROUS `

Involving a burdensome amount of


effort and difficulty

BURDENSOME
HEAVY
WEIGHTY
DIFFICULT
LABORIOUS

Doing chores every weekend


instead of going out is

9.APPLAUD

APPLAUD

Show approval or praise by clapping

CLAP
CHEER
ACCLAIM
Yahoo investors applaud
CEO change

IDENTIFY

Establish or indicate who or what


(someone or something) is

RECOGNIZE

Researchers identify new lowcost catalyst for hydrogen

CE

RETICENCE

Reserve; the trait of being

uncommunicative;
SILENCE
UNCOMMUNICATIVENESS
SHYNESS
BASHFULNESS
OPENNESS (ANT.)

the publisher's reticence to make


content available online for free

CONCEAL

CONCEAL

Keep from sight; hide

HIDE

DISSEMBLE
SECRETE
SCREEN
MASK
COVER

'Mature' Sino-US relations


conceal dangerous

13. RECTIFY

RECTIFY

Put (something) right; correct:


CORRECT
AMEND

REDRESS

STRAIGHTEN
MEND

VVS Laxman wants to rectify


by good showing against

IMPINGE

IMPINGE

Have an effect or impact, esp. a


negative one

COLLIDE
HIT

STRIKE
BUMP

It is a tough balance between giving


citizens the right to protest and making
sure those protests dont impinge upon
the very rights a democracy guarantees

TENTATIVE

TENTATIVE

Not certain or fixed; provisional


EXPERIMENTAL
PROVISIONAL
TRIAL

PROBATIONARY

NASA tentatively is aiming for


another launch attempt Saturday
for the Radiation Belt Storm

16. OBTUSE

OBTUSE

Annoyingly insensitive or slow to


understand

Dull

Blunt
Slow
Witted (ANT.)

"Some people are just too


obtuse to see the big

RENEGADE

RENEGADE

A person who deserts and betrays


an organization, country, or set of
principles

RECREANT
APOSTATE

He can never be a

RECOLLECT

RECOLLECT

Remember (something); call to


mind

REMEMBER
RECALL

From what I recollect, they said


four of them were coming.

19. THRIFT

THRIFT

The quality of using money and other


resources carefully and not
wastefully

ECONOMY

FRUGALITY

PARSIMONY
SAVING

Generosity(Ant.)

Through hard work and thrift they


sent all of their children to college.

TEEMING

TEEMING
Be full of or swarming with
PACKED

CROWDED

CRAWLING

EMPTY (ANT.)

Scotland is teeming

STRINGENT

STRINGENT

Strict, precise, and exacting


STRICT

AUSTERE
STERN

RIGOROUS
RIGID

Stringent Training Regimen


Maintains SEALs' Fighting

PREVENT

PREVENT

Keep from happening or arising


HINDER

OBSTRUCT
INHIBIT

What Prevents Most People From


Being Successful In Life

GORGEOUS

Beautiful; very attractive.

SPLENDID

MAGNIFICENT
GLORIOUS
GRAND

sunsets in Hawaii are just


gorgeous

24. HUMBUG

HUMBUG

Deceptive or false talk or behavior


CHEAT

DECEIVE

SWINDLE
TRICK
DUPE

Superbug report is

IMPROVEMENT

An example or instance of
improving or being improved

Amelioration
Betterment
Progress
melioration

Doctors were amazed by the


sudden improvement in her medical
condition.

Thanks for
Watching
Have a
Nice Day

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