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evacuate; empty, discharge

cordon; chain of military posts
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Plethora: Extreme Excess

agitation: disturbance usually in protest

betrothed: person to whom one is engaged

appalled: struck with fear

mentor: A wise and trusted guidance
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Abstinent: Abstaining; Voluntarily not doing something
Abstract: Theoretical; Impersonal
Accolade: An award; an honor
Inundate: To flood; to cover completely with water; to overwhelm
Infer: To conclude; to deduce
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I prepared this one for my own vocabulary from Dawn in a table format. Here I am sharing it by converting it into image. I used "Wordweb" dictionary: American English. I hope this will help members.






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i am glad that u share important word list we must have command on vocab but kindly do mention how to memorize all of them..
I am trying to learn them cuz they gonna help me in aptitude tests
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when we were kids , we always used to get home work as "use the following words in your own sentences" this strategy works wonderfully , use daily 10 to 5 words in your own sentences or make a small story using those words , it will not only help you to memories the vocabulary but enhance your writing skills too .. good luck
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i am glad that u share important word list we must have command on vocab but kindly do mention how to memorize all of them..
I am trying to learn them cuz they gonna help me in aptitude tests
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Roha has rightly suggested you to use the vocab in sentences. For apptitude test, you have to memorize large number of vocab. Consequetly, you need to go through following hints:

1. Firstly try to understand proper meaning of vocab through a dictionary.

2. Then look over suffix, prefix, noun, verb, syn, etc. It ll introduce other related vocabs too.

3. Prepare flash cards by your own. Write vocab and it's absolute meaning on other side. By preparing own flash cards, vocab ll be properly reflect through your mind.

4. Put the vocab in different sentences everytime that you never get confused about vocab whether it's in any form noun, verb, adverb etc.

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No doubt.. words mentioned above are useful and frequent in tests etc..

I have a GRE high frequency words software.. it can be very very useful for you people..
If you could learn how to use it in mobile phones.. its easier to use..

It conatains 3758 words.. you may use it anywhere.. start from 100 words to whatsoever..
Its good for practice purpose as wel..

those who really need it.. get my ID from profile email me.. i will send you..

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Gumption = shrewd or spirited initiative
Hunky-dory = completely satisfactory
Torpor = a state of mental or physical inactivity
crass = showing a gross lack of intelligence
Ramp-up = bolster or strengthen
Carnage = killing if a large number of people
promiscuous = indiscriminate or unselective
caveat = warning or proviso of specific conditions & limitatons
Unerring = always right or accurate
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agonizingly: in a very painful manner; "the progress was agonizingly slow"
Excruciatingly means agonizingly

hunch
/hənCH/
Verb
Raise (one's shoulders) and bend the top of one's body forward: "he hunched his shoulders"; "he hunched over his glass".


Noun
A feeling or guess based on intuition rather than known facts: "acting on a hunch"

in•tu•i•tion
/ˌint(y)o͞oˈiSHən/
Noun
1. The ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning.
2. A thing that one knows or considers likely from instinctive feeling rather than conscious reasoning.




“And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.”(Abraham Lincoln) analogical with (hamza's sentence)''And its not about the number of hours u put into ur study,its about the study u put into the hours.''


in•ter•ven•tion
/ˌintərˈvenSHən/
Noun
1. The action or process of intervening.
2. Interference by a country in another's affairs.




plight
/plīt/
Noun
A dangerous, difficult, or otherwise unfortunate situation: "the plight of poor children".


Verb
Pledge or promise solemnly.



un•pal•at•a•ble
/ˌənˈpalətəbəl/
Adjective
1. Not pleasant to taste.
2. Difficult to put up with or accept.






ob•nox•ious
/əbˈnäkSHəs/
Adjective
Extremely unpleasant.



off the hook
Web definitions
off the hook(p): freed from danger or blame or obligation; "I let him off the hook with a mild reprimand".



en•dorse
/enˈdôrs/
Verb
1. Declare one's public approval or support of.
2. Recommend (a product) in an advertisement






To second someone is to publicly express support for a proposal he has made. Since he is the first to raise the idea, you are the second to support it - hence you "second" him or his idea.


mil•i•tate
/ˈmiləˌtāt/
Verb
(of a fact or circumstance) Be a powerful or conclusive factor in preventing.


Synonyms
fight - combat



Idiom in a fix
Definition to have problems
Examples They've found out about his other job. He's in a fix now.
I wish I could come with you but I'm in a bit of a fix at the moment and I have to stay here.


brainstorming present participle ofbrain•storm
Verb
Produce an idea or way of solving a problem by holding a spontaneous group discussion: "a brainstorming session".



take the bull by the horns
to do something difficult in a determined and confident way Why don't you take the bull by the horns and tell him to leave?


raise/up the ante
to increase your demands or to increase the risks in a situation, in order to achieve a better result
Usage notes: The ante is an amount of money that must be paid in card games before each part of the game can continue.
The government has upped the ante by refusing to negotiate until a ceasefire has been agreed.




1. ap•pall•ing
/əˈpôliNG/
Adjective
Awful; terrible.


Synonyms
dreadful - terrible - horrible - frightful – appaling
im•per•a•tive
/imˈperətiv/
Adjective
Of vital importance; necessary; crucial.


Noun
An essential or urgent thing: "an economic imperative".


Synonyms
imperious - urgent - peremptory - necessary - pressing

THIS TIME ROUND
It means the first time something happened ...you did it one way. But the second time it occured,,,you did it another way., For example....."the first time i went to marks house, i went down spooner street, This time around, Im going on River street:

or "I didnt save any money when i got my last bonus check but this time around, Im saving 1/2 of it"



Where does the phrase 'bear with me' come from?
Answer:
Seems rather obvious on this one. Bearing is tolerating, with me is I don't want to suffer alone. Hence suffer along with me while I suffer also.

The meaning is a bit more broad than suffer with me while I also suffer. It is closer to asking for patience.

Example: A customer service rep on phone with a customer might say, "Please bear with me while I look up that information for you." Or if you are running late to meet someone you might say to them, "Please bear with me, I'm having a bad day."


1. am•biv•a•lent
/amˈbivələnt/
Adjective
Having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone.




be•nign
/biˈnīn/
Adjective
1. Gentle; kindly.
2. (of a climate or environment) Mild and favorable.


Synonyms
benignant - kind - kindly - gentle - good - mild - genia




bi•zarre
/biˈzär/
Adjective
Very strange or unusual.


Synonyms
odd - weird - strange - outlandish - quaint - fantastic




ex•cerpt
/ˈeksərpt/
Noun
A short extract from a film, broadcast, or piece of music or writing.


Verb
Take (a short extract) from a text.


Synonyms
noun. extract - excerption - fragment - abstract - quotation
verb. extract

per•pet•u•al
/pərˈpeCHo͞oəl/
Adjective
Never ending or changing.


Noun
A perpetual plant, esp. a hybrid rose.


Synonyms
everlasting - eternal - perennial - constant - permanent






con•cur
/kənˈkər/
Verb
1. Be of the same opinion; agree.
2. Agree with (a decision, opinion, or finding): "we strongly concur with this recommendation".


Synonyms
agree - coincide - consent

I concur to what you have said


sub•tle
/ˈsətl/
Adjective
1. (esp. of a change or distinction) So delicate or precise as to be difficult to analyze or describe.
2. (of a mixture or effect) Delicately complex and understated.


Synonyms
subtile - fine - delicate - nice - sharp


There are subtle differences


con•gen•ial
/kənˈjēnyəl/
Adjective
1. (of a person) Pleasant because of a personality, qualities, or interests that are similar to one's own.
2. (of a thing) Pleasant or agreeable because suited to one's taste or inclination.


Synonyms
sympathetic

hats off to someone or something
Fig. let us salute or honor someone or something. Hat's off to Perry for planning the dinner and finding such a good band



bos•om (b z m, b z m)
n.
1.
a. The chest of a human: He held the sleepy child to his bosom.
b. A woman's breast or breasts.
2. The part of a garment covering the chest or breasts.
3. The security and closeness likened to being held in a warm familial embrace: We welcomed the stranger into the bosom of our family.
4. The chest considered as the source of emotion.
adj.
Beloved; intimate: a bosom friend.



in•tel•li•gi•ble ( n-t l -j -b l)
adj.
1. Capable of being understood: an intelligible set of directions.
2. Capable of being apprehended by the intellect alone.



ap•pre•hend ( p r -h nd )
v. ap•pre•hend•ed, ap•pre•hend•ing, ap•pre•hends
v.tr.
1. To take into custody; arrest: apprehended the murderer.
2. To grasp mentally; understand: a candidate who apprehends the significance of geopolitical issues.
3. To become conscious of, as through the emotions or senses; perceive.
v.intr.
To understand something.




con•tempt (k n-t mpt )
n.
1. The feeling or attitude of regarding someone or something as inferior, base, or worthless; scorn.
2. The state of being despised or dishonored; disgrace.
3. Open disrespect or willful disobedience of the authority of a court of law or legislative body.

grave 2 (gr v)
adj. grav•er, grav•est
1. Requiring serious thought; momentous: a grave decision in a time of crisis.
2. Fraught with danger or harm: a grave wound.
3. Dignified and somber in conduct or character: a grave procession. See Synonyms at serious.
4. Somber or dark in hue.
5. also (gräv) Linguistics


cum•ber•some (k m b r-s m)
adj.
1. Difficult to handle because of weight or bulk. See Synonyms at heavy.
2. Troublesome or onerous.

on•er•ous ( n r- s, n r-)
adj.
1. Troublesome or oppressive; burdensome. See Synonyms at burdensome.
2. Law Entailing obligations that exceed advantages


wieldy [ˈwiːldɪ]
adj wieldier, wieldiest
easily handled, used, or managed



kick-start (k k stärt )
tr.v. kick-start•ed, kick-start•ing, kick-starts
1. To start by using a kick starter: He kick-started the motorcycle and took off.
2. Informal To start or reinvigorate (an activity, system, or process): kick-start the economy with a large construction project


ve•he•ment
/ˈvēəmənt/
Adjective
Showing strong feeling; forceful, passionate, or intense: "vehement criticism".


Synonyms
violent - intense - passionate - hot - fierce - keen



1. ousted past participle, past tense of oust(Verb)
Verb
1. Drive out or expel (someone) from a position or place.
2. Deprive (someone) of or exclude (someone) from possession of something.
3. Sharif second govt was ousted.






spear•head (spîr h d )
n.
1. The sharpened head of a spear.
2.
a. The leading forces in a military thrust.
b. The driving force in a given action, endeavor, or movement.
tr.v. spear•head•ed, spear•head•ing, spear•heads
To be the leader of (a movement, for example): "spearheaded the effort to offer classes in settlement houses [and] provide lecturers to women's clubs" (Catherine Clinton).


toppling present participle of top•ple (Verb)
Verb
1. Overbalance or become unsteady and fall slowly.
2. Cause to fall in such a way: "disagreement had threatened to topple the government



engendered past participle, past tense ofen•gen•der (Verb)
Verb
1. Cause or give rise to (a feeling, situation, or condition).
2. Beget (offspring).



or•gan•ic (ôr-g n k)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or derived from living organisms: organic matter.
2. Of, relating to, or affecting a bodily organ: an organic disease.
3.
a. Of, marked by, or involving the use of fertilizers or pesticides that are strictly of animal or vegetable origin: organic vegetables; an organic farm.
b. Raised or conducted without the use of drugs, hormones, or synthetic chemicals: organic chicken; organic cattle farming.
c. Serving organic food: an organic restaurant.
d. Simple, healthful, and close to nature: an organic lifestyle.
4.
a. Having properties associated with living organisms.
b. Resembling a living organism in organization or development; interconnected: society as an organic whole.
5. Constituting an integral part of a whole; fundamental.
6. Law Denoting or relating to the fundamental or constitutional laws and precepts of a government or an organization


home•grown (h m gr n )
adj.
1. Raised or grown at home.
2. Originating in or characteristic of a locality: "Rock is homegrown music in the United States, evolved from blues and country and Tin Pan Alley" (Jon Pareles)




a•pos•ta•sy
/əˈpästəsē/
Noun
The abandonment or renunciation of a religious or political belief.


Synonyms
defection - recreancy
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