Dec 15, 2021
You could employ effective CAT exam preparation strategies and yet, deal with the surprises you didn’t see coming your way. However, some tips turn into your companions and stand by your side while you appear for the exam.
You are often told that you need to enhance your vocabulary to perform well in Verbal Ability and Reasoning. But you are not handed over a list of words that can become one of your companions, thereby making your job easier.
We got in touch with the experts on our team and compiled a list of words that can pave the way for VARC proficiency.
|Bereft||Deprived of or Lacking||Wanting, Short of, Cut off from||Endowed, Enriched, Compensated|
|Equipoise||Balance of forces or interests||Equilibrium, Balance, Parity||Imbalance, Changeability, Fluctuation|
|Incisive||Intelligently analytical and clear-thinking||Penetrating, Acute, Sharp-witted||Rambling, Vague|
|Tread||Walk in a specified way||Walk, Step, Stride, Trudge||Go, Rise, Precede|
|Perpetual||Never Ending or Changing||Eternal, Everlasting, Perennial||Transitory, Temporary, Intermittently|
|Disquietude||A state of uneasiness or anxiety||Anxiety, Agitation, Concernment, Solicitude||Unconcern, Contentment|
|Bourgeoisie||The middle class, typically with reference to its perceived materialistic values or conventional attitudes.||Property-owing, middle-class, propertied||Socialist, Low class, Lower-class|
|Sequestrate||Take legal possession of until a debt has been paid or other claims have been met.||Confiscate, Seize, Commandeer||Public, Central|
|Drenched||Wet thoroughly||Soak, Saturate, Swamp, Inundate||Dry|
|Diktat||A formal pronouncement from an authoritative source||Pronouncement, Proclamation, Injunction, Behest, Edict||Entreaty, Recommendation, Plea|
|Raunchy||Energetically Earthy and explicit||Bawdy, Risque, Racy, Provocative, Uninhibited||Innocent, Clean, Decent|
|Imperious||Arrogant and domineering||Peremptory, Imperial, Domineering||Meek|
|Wax||Become larger or stronger||Increase, Grow, Develop, Magnify.||Wane, Decrease|
|Ecstasy||An overwhelming feeling of great happiness or joyful excitement.||Rapture, Bliss, Elation, Euphoria, Exultation||Misery|
|Suspicion||A feeling or thought that something is possible, likely, or true.||Intuition, Inkling, Conjecture, Speculation, Hunch, Supposition||Certainty|
|Clamor||Aloud and confused noise, especially that of people shouting.||Tumult, Racket, Uproar, Clangour||Silence|
|Impenetrable||Impossible to pass through or enter.||Impassable, Unpassable, Sparse, Accessible||Accessible, Porous, Sparse|
|Rhetoric||The art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing||Eloquence, Oratory||Concise, Simple|
|Piqued||Arouse curiosity or interest||Simulate, Rouse, Whet||Allay, Appalling|
|Pitted||having a hollow or indentation on the surface||Blemished, Pockmarked, Scarred||Smooth|
|Resurrect||revive or revitalize (something that is inactive, disused, or forgotten).||Restore, Revive, Breathe new life into||Torpefy, Abolish|
|Lachrymose||Tearful or given to weeping.||Sobbing, Sniveling, Whimpering||Cheerful, Happy|
|Arid||Having little or no rain; too dry or barren to support vegetation.||Dry, Parched, Scorched||Wet, Fertile|
|Servile||Having or showing an excessive willingness to serve or please others||Obsequious, Sycophantic||Rebellious, Assertive, Bossy|
|Retrograde||Directed or moving backwards.||Regressive, Backwards, Rearward||Forward|
|Omniscient||Knowing Everything||All-seeing, All-knowing, All-wise||Stupid, Unknowing|
|Inquest||A judicial inquiry to ascertain the facts relating to an incident.||Inquiry, Investigation, Scrutiny||Abstention, Ignorance|
|Garrulous||Excessively talkative, especially on trivial matters.||Loquacious, Voluble, Talkative||Reticent, Taciturn|
|Maze||Be dazed and confused.||Labyrinth, Web, Tangle||Certainty|
|Boisterous||Noisy, energetic, and cheerful||Lively, Animated, Spirited, Exuberant||Quiet, Restrained|
|Fret||Be constantly or visibly anxious.||Perturb, Worry, Trouble||Comfort|
|Siphon||Draw off or transfer over a period of time, especially illegally or unfairly.||Pump, Funnel||Save|
If you took notes and are trying to form sentences using these words, our job here is done. 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 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.
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