Feb 24, 2022
Seniors, CAT experts, mentors, and peers- everyone holds the same opinion when it comes to the significance of vocabulary enhancement for CAT preparation. But more than this reminder, the aspirants require guidance in the right direction.
You cannot learn all the important words in the world or memorize thousands of words which will actually help you during the exam. However, a list of words can definitely make your journey of vocabulary enhancement a cakewalk. Now it may seem challenging to learn and add them to your vocabulary in a day in such a manner that they are retained well. But it’s also true that when challenged the right way, the human brain can work in phenomenal ways!
We have an incomplete table awaiting you. It’s time to test your knowledge and see how far you have come in your journey.
Also, this table with blanks will serve as an effective tool to enhance your vocabulary because when you know the answers, you feel elated and motivated to march forward. And when you don’t know the right answers, you make the effort to get them right.
So, let’s get started!
|Bereft||Deprived of or Lacking||Wanting, Short of, Cut off from||_____|
|Equipoise||Balance of forces or interests||_____||Imbalance, Changeability, Fluctuation|
|Incisive||_____||Penetrating, Acute, Sharp-witted||Rambling, Vague|
|Tread||_____||Walk, Step, Stride, Trudge||Go, Rise, Precede|
|Perpetual||______||______||Transitory, Temporary, Intermittently|
|Disquietude||A state of uneasiness or anxiety||_____||Unconcern, Contentment|
|Bourgeoisie||The middle class, typically with reference to its perceived materialistic values or conventional attitudes.||Property-owing, middle-class, propertied||_____|
|Sequestrate||Take legal possession of until a debt has been paid or other claims have been met.||Confiscate, Seize, Commandeer||____|
|Drenched||_____||Soak, Saturate, Swamp, Inundate||____|
|Diktat||_____||Pronouncement, Proclamation, Injunction, Behest, Edict||Entreaty, Recommendation, Plea|
|Raunchy||_____||Bawdy, Risque, Racy, Provocative, Uninhibited||Innocent, Clean, Decent|
|Imperious||Arrogant and domineering||Peremptory, Imperial, Domineering||_____|
|Wax||Become larger or stronger||____.||Wane, Decrease|
|Ecstasy||____||Rapture, Bliss, Elation, Euphoria, Exultation||Misery|
|Suspicion||A feeling or thought that something is possible, likely, or true.||_____||Certainty|
|Clamor||_____||Tumult, Racket, Uproar, Clangor||Silence|
|Impenetrable||Impossible to pass through or enter.||Impassable, Unpassable, Sparse, Accessible||_____|
|Rhetoric||The art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing||_____||Concise, Simple|
|Pitted||______||Blemished, Pockmarked, Scarred||_____|
|Resurrect||revive or revitalize (something that is inactive, disused, or forgotten).||Restore, Revive, Breathe new life into||______|
|Lachrymose||Tearful or given to weeping.||_____||Cheerful, Happy|
|Arid||Having little or no rain; too dry or barren to support vegetation.||Dry, Parched, Scorched||_____|
|Servile||_____||Obsequious, Sycophantic||Rebellious, Assertive, Bossy|
|Retrograde||Directed or moving backwards.||_____||Forward|
|Omniscient||______||All-seeing, All-knowing, All-wise||Stupid, Unknowing|
|Inquest||_____||Inquiry, Investigation, Scrutiny||Abstention, Ignorance|
|Garrulous||Excessively talkative, especially on trivial matters.||_____||Reticent, Taciturn|
|Maze||_____||Labyrinth, Web, Tangle||Certainty|
|Boisterous||_____||Lively, Animated, Spirited, Exuberant||______|
|Fret||_____||Perturb, Worry, Trouble||Comfort|
|Siphon||Draw off or transfer over a period of time, especially illegally or unfairly.||_______||Save|
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Enhancing your vocabulary is not an overnight process; it takes time to climb this ladder, one step at a time. This list aims at helping you take some significant steps today. And like this, we will gradually take you to the top.
Ridhima is a Content Writer at PrepLadder. She aims at making a significant difference in the academic journeys of Medical PG, NEET SS, and CAT aspirants through her content.