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CAT 2013 Exam
Test date:16th Oct to 11th Nov 2013
XAT 2014 Exam
Test date : 05 Jan 2014
NMAT 2013 Exam
Test Date: Second-Third week, Dec 2013 (Expected)
CMAT 2013 Exam
Test Date: 19th May to 22nd May 2013
SNAP 2013 Exam
Test Date: 15th Dec 2013 (Expected)
IIFT 2013 Exam
Test Date: Last week of Dec 2013 (Expected)


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PREPARE AND BUILD YOUR WORD POWER

The experienced and dedicated professors never recommend that you go on learning (or mugging ?) the words, without actually knowing their correct meaning & the context in which they are used. A student, with exceptional memory, might remember stock of words but again the important part of usage would be missing. It is advisable to learn a few words on regular basis, get their correct usage remembered for ever, by writing letters/ paragraphs/ short essays/ Articles to news papers or whatever the way, the student thinks best. The aim is to understand the various applications of the particular word. The discussions in groups, family, friends, with correct use of words will give a boost to the word power. For example,Some of the students who participate in public speaking in schools/colleges or other platforms, incorporate the words they like in different contexts, they rehearse before the mirrors, if feel shy to rehearse before the friends and relatives and thus get the particular words stored for ever in their memory bank.



Updated Words.
Key word
Meaning
Synonym
Antonym
Usage
Abandon
to leave completely and finally
Abdicate,abjure,cast off, cease, cede
Adopt, defend, occupy, seek
The game was abandoned due to the rain.
Abbreviation
Shortening by any method
Abridgement, contraction, reduction, trimming, compression, synopsis, summary
Augmentation,
enlargement, expansion, increase
Avoid abbreviations, even if you are sure everyone understands them.
Abolish
Bring absolutely to end, to do away with
Abate, eradicate, prohibit, abrogate,remove
Authorise, establish, reinstate, renew, cherish
Government is committed to abolish poverty, although it may take some time.
Abstinence
Going without
Abstemiousness, frugality,moderation self-restraint,
Gluttony, self-indulgence,
sensuality, greed
Abstinence from alcohal are also found in the Bible.
Affront
to offer some defiant offense or indignity
Exasperate, offend,insult, provoke
Conciliate, content, gratify,honour
But our sin is above all a personal affront to God.

Last updated word

 

Key word
Meaning
Synonym(s)
Antonym(s)
Usage
Unleash
Let loose, to release from
Discharge, release, loose, free
Restrain, control
Unleash more terror than ever before.

Emotive
Characterised by emotion
Touchy, affectionate, emotional, sensitive
Physical, Unemotional, insensitive
It was an extremely emotive experience to say the least.

Imperative
A command, an order, verb form, necessary
Inescapable, indispensable, essential, compelling
Optional, unnecessary, volutary
For one thing, it's imperative that you keep up on new developments.

Catalyst
Something which incites activity
Agitator, incitement, motivation,enzyme
Blockage, preventor, prevention
In truth, water is hardly ever a catalyst in ordinary conditions.

Immunity
The quality or condition of being immune,
Amnesty, resistence,freedom,
protection
Openness, vulnerability, exposure, liability
In fact, being a carrier helps boost natural immunity.

N.B.- These words should become the part of your vocabulary. So please pick out the opportunity, as many time as possible, to use them in your speech & writing.

 

Key word
Meaning
Synonym(s)
Antonym(s)
Usage
Forlorn
lonely and sad;
forsaken.
pitiable, helpless, comfortless,
alone, lost, solitary
Happy, accompanied
He liked to be anyplace
he could find people who
were forlorn, pensive,manic
or needy.

Ensemble
At the same time,
clothing outfits, all together
En masse, altogether, troupe, collection
None, zero, zip, solo
It's one of the biggest
ensemble casts that are
out there right now.

Fiasco
a sudden and violent collapse

disaster, catastrophe, debacle,
flop, bomb.

advantage, benefit,
blessing, boon,
Two days after the hiking
fiasco, a new cane arrived
in the mail.

Non Chalant
Casually unconcerned,
indifferent
unconcerned, apathetic, dispassionate,
unfazed
involved, concerned, caring, worried,
anxious

My guess is that the ranks
of the nonchalant are
thinning by the hour.

Harrowing
Extremely distressing,agonising
distressing, disturbing, alarming,
frightening, painful, terrifying
Calming ,pleasant ,pleasing, unfrightening

Every one of those cases
was a harrowing time
for the judiciary also.

N.B.- These words should become the part of your vocabulary. So please pick out the opportunity, as many time as possible, to use them in your speech & writing.