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GRE PREPARATOPRY CLASS WORDS 1 GSC
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Ambivalent adjective having two opposing feelings at the same time, or being uncertain about how you feel: I felt very ambivalent about leaving home. noun- ambivalence her ambivalence towards men Synonyms - unsure, indecisive, equivocal Antonyms - unequivocal, certain
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Cantankerous adjective arguing and complaining a lot, quarrelsome: He's getting a bit cantankerous in his old age. A cantankerous old man. Synonyms- irritable, bad-tempered, grumpy, tetchy. Antonyms- affable.
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Derogatory adjective showing strong disapproval and not showing respect: He made some derogatory comment/remark about her appearance. Synonyms- disparaging, disrespectful, critical, insulting Antonyms- complimentary
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Exemplify verb [1] be a typical example of, be representative of , typify: This painting perfectly exemplifies the naturalistic style which was so popular at the time. verb[2] illustrate, demonstrate, give an example of He exemplified his point with an anecdote
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Impecunious adjective FORMAL having very little money; poor, penniless: I first knew him as an impecunious student living in a tiny bed-sit. Synonyms- impoverished, penurious, needy, destitute Antonyms- wealthy
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Lucid adjective clearly expressed and easy to understand or (of a person) thinking or speaking clearly: She gave a clear and lucid account of her plans for the company's future. In a rare lucid moment, she looked at me and smiled. Noun- lucidity (also lucidness ) Adverb- lucidly Synonyms- comprehensible, simple, vivid Antonyms- confusing, confused
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Ornate adjective 1 having a lot of complicated decoration, flashy, embellished, showy: a room with an ornate ceiling and gold mirrors 2 Language which is ornate contains too many complicated words or phrases, flowery, pompous, bombastic: Some students are put off studying his work because of the ornate language of the poetry. Antonyms- plain
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Precipice noun 1 a very steep side of a cliff or a mountain: The film opens with a shot of a climber dangling from a precipice . 2 a dangerous situation which could lead to harm or failure: This latest tax increase may push many small companies over the financial precipice . adjective precipitous 1 If a slope is precipitous, it is very steep: a precipitous mountain path 2 If a reduction or increase is precipitous, it is fast or great:
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Recap Many people feel some ……. .towards television and its effects on our lives. The dollar plunged ……. . Provide the opposites: 1.Cantankerous 2.Derogatory 3. Impecunious
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adjective describes a place that is pleasant, clean, and healthy to live in: He doesn't live in a very salubrious part of town. I found the climate salubrious.
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This note was uploaded on 02/07/2011 for the course LANGUAGE E101 taught by Professor Gre during the Spring '11 term at Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani - Hyderabad.

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