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DR. ANUSHKA VIDHI MAHAVIDYALAYA - LAW COLLEGE UDAIPUR, RAJASTHAN, INDIA
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VOCABULARY ENGLISH

 

1.Besiege
Meaning: surround (a place) with armed forces in order to capture it or force its surrender.
Synonym: beleaguer, blockade, surround
Sentence: "the king marched north to besiege Berwick"


2.Bête noire
Meaning: a person or thing that one particularly dislikes.
Synonym: anathema, abomination, bogey, bugaboo;
Sentence: "great-uncle Edward was my father's bête noire"

3.Biennial
Meaning: taking place every other year.
Sentence: "the first of a series of biennial exhibitions"

4. Recede
Meaning: Pull back or move away or backward
Synonym: subside, ebb, taper
Antonym: forge, ascend, prolong
Sentence: The unhappy memories of her childhood receded as she grew older

5.Proclivity
Meaning: a tendency to choose or do something regularly; an inclination or predisposition towards a particular thing.
Synonym: liking, inclination, tendency, leaning, disposition, propensity,
Sentence: "a proclivity for hard work"

6. Diabolic 
Meaning: showing the cunning or ingenuity or wickedness typical of a devil.
Synonyms: devilish, diabolical, 
Sentence: An idle mind is a Diabolic's workshop.

7. Rancour 
Meaning:  a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will.
Synonyms: bitterness, gall, rancor, resentment, reprisal.
Sentence:  Although my friend betrayed me, I have no rancor towards him.

8.Trite
Meaning: not interesting or effective because of being used too often : not fresh or original
Synonym: stereotype, cobwebby, timeworn
Sentence: “ That argument has become trite.”

9.Charlatan
Meaning: a person falsely claiming to have a special knowledge or skill.
Synonym: quack, mountebank, sham, fraud, fake
Sentence: "a self-confessed con artist and charlatan"

10.Chameleon
Meaning: a small slow-moving Old World lizard with a prehensile tail, long extensible tongue, protruding eyes that rotate independently, and a highly developed ability to change colour., a person who changes their opinions or behaviour according to the situation.
Synonym: opportunist, temporizer, timeserver,
Sentence:"voters have misgivings about his performance as a political chameleon"

11.CANDID 

Mean : frank, free from prejudice, clear

Ex : Politicians are expected to be diplomatic, not candid.

Ant : Cagey; Cunning; Diplomatic; Sly

 

12.CANNIBAL 

Mean : an eater of the flesh of its own species

Ex : Some of the tribes of aborigines were rumored to be cannibals.

Syn : Anthrophagite ; Anthropophagus

 

13.CELERITY

Mean : swiftness, agility

Ex : Jackie Chan’s celerity holds the audience spellbound.

Syn : Alacrity; Promptness

Ant : Delay; Lassitude

 

14.CHOLERIC 

Mean : hot tempered

Ex : The marriage failed due to the choleric temperament of both the spouses.

Syn : Irascible; Irritable; Peevish

 

15.DELECTABLE 

Mean : delightful, delicious

Ex : The delectable performance by the child artist enthralled the audience.

Syn : Appetizing; Delicious; Exquisite; Luscious

 

16.COGITATE

Mean : to give serious consideration / thought

Ex : It is high time the government cogitates to introduce eco-friendly legislation.

Syn : Contemplate; Meditate; Ponder; Ruminate

 

17.COMPLIANT 

Mean : yielding, submissive

Ex : He is compliant and ready to do as asked.

Syn : Acquiescent; Obsequious

Ant : Adamant

 

18.DEMUR 

Mean : to voice opposition; object

Ex : Nobody dared demur when the boss shot down the proposal.

Syn : Disagree; Dispute; Challenge

 

19.CONVOKE 

Mean : to call together (for a meeting)

Ex : The general body meeting was convoked by the Board to seek endorsement of its

decision to diversify.

Ant : Convene

 

20.CRYPTIC

Mean : encoded, secret

Ex : Archaeologists have deciphered the most cryptic and ancient languages.

Syn : Puzzling

Ant : Candid; Exoteric


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