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Vocab Part 18
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Vijendra Singh
Teaching at Sanctum English Jaipur for three and half years. 600 selections so far in SSC & Bank exams. SUTRA - Read write read write .....

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  1. Vocab for SSC/Bank Vijendra

  2. malignant adjective having a strong desire to harm sb malevolent evil devilish . malicious V1Cious . harmful pernicious Baleful .The tests found some malignant cells

  3. apocryphal adjective well known but probably not true doubtful equivocal . made up . fabricated Spurious Questionable Most of the stories about him are apocryphal.

  4. ebullient adjective full of confidence, energy excited . buoyant . exuberant effervescent VIVaciouS elated . Exhilarated The prime minister was in ebullient mood. .The ebullient Mr Clarke was not to be discouraged

  5. Tantamount Adjective Having the same bad effect as sth else .The same as Equal . Synonymous . Commensurate If he resigned it would be tantamount to admitting that he was guilty

  6. ponder verb to think about sth carefully for a period of time consider .deliberate give thought to . reflect . think contemplate .ruminate muse on mull over Incubate .She pondered over his words. .We intend to ponder all the alternatives before acting

  7. Procrastinate Verb To delay sth you should do . Defer .Put off Postpone .Delay Stall Drag your feet .Prolong . Protract 'Dilly-dally People were dying of starvation while governments procrastinated. .

  8. treacherous adjective that can't be trusted; intending to harm you; 2. dangerous traitorous . disloyal .unreliable .deceitful perfidious risky Precarious He was weak, cowardly and treacherous. . perilous .

  9. tactful adjective careful not to say or do anything that will annoy or upset other people diplomatic discreet prudent . judicious .Subtle That wasn't a very tactful thing to say ! I tried to find a tactful way of telling her the truth.

  10. tacit adjective that is suggested indirectly or understood unspoken *unexpressed . unstated wordless implied Inferred It was tacitly assumed that he would be promoted at the end of the year. .

  11. harbinger noun a sign that show that sth is going to happen soon, often sth bad herald forerunner precursor e omen potent . indication

  12. jubilant adjective feeling or showing great happiness because of a success joyful rejoicing overjoyed exuberant ecstatic e euphoric over the moon .on top of the world .on cloud nine .in seventh heaven .The fans were in a jubilant mood after the victory.

  13. cunning adjective able to get what you want in a clever way crafty wily 'ingenious ful deceit manipulative shrewod .skillful deft Imaginative . He was as cunning as a fox . It was a cunning piece of detective work

  14. facetious adiective trying to be amusing when it would be better to be serious flippant . frivolous playful esting amusing witty .funny . droll .A facetious comment/remark Stop being facetious; this is serious

  15. magnanimous adjective kind, generous and forgiving towards an enemy or a rival . liberal open-handed selfless charitable kind . Munificent . He was magnanimous in defeat and praised his opponent's skill . Pardoning the conspirators was seen as a magnanimous gesture.

  16. mottled adjective marked with shapes of different colours without a regular pattern ' speckled blotched dappled . brindled . Variegated .The mottled skin of a snake

  17. malleable adjective easily influenced or changed plastic .pliable manageable . adaptable e compliant . tractable .Ductile .The softness and malleability of gold makes it perfect for making jewellery

  18. embellish verb to make something more beauti decorate . ornament . adorn . beautify . garnish Gild *The huge carved door was embellished with brass door knockers.

  19. flummox verb to confuse sb so that they do not know what to say or do . confuse confound baffle bewilder perplex I was flummoxed by her decision

  20. compunction noun a guilty feeling about something remorse ' regret ' repentance penitence . Contrition She felt no compunction about leaving her job. He had lied to her without compunction. .

  21. scurriloS adjective very rude and insulting, and intended to damage sb's reputation . rude vulgar coarse obscene salacious vituperative disparaging .He wrote a scurrilous piece about me in the local press.

  22. reprisal noun Retaliation counter-attack .retribution requital revenge Redress They didn't want to give evidence for fear of reprisals. shot ten hostages in reprisal of for the assassination of their leader