English Vocabulary List :: Learn New Words | SSC Tier 1 & 2 Preparation

English Vocabulary List :: Learn New Words | SSC Tier 1 & 2 Preparation

English Vocabulary List :: Learn New Words | SSC Tier 1 & 2 Preparation

1. Portentous (अशुभ)

Meaning-

  • inauspicious

Part of Speech- Adjective

Trick-

  • Port + entous  = If a port is too ancient then it seems haunting i.e inauspicious

Synonyms-

  • Haunting, Ominous, Extraordinary, intriguing, sinister, threatening

Antonyms-

  • unthreatening

2. Extrinsic (अजनबी)

Meaning-

  • Stranger, Foreign

Part of Speech- Adjective

Trick-

  • Something Extrinsic means something Extra i.e not necessary

Synonyms-

  • Extraneous, Superficial, Exterior, External, imported, Alien, Acquired, exotic

Antonyms-

  • intrinsic, inherent, innate

3. Regale (दावत देना)                       

Meaning-

  • Throw a party, have fun

Part of Speech- Verb

Trick-

  • re + gale (Christ Gale) If he comes to bat again he always provides  entertainment to audience.

Synonyms-

  • entertain, amuse, gratify, Party, please, treat, feast, banquet

4. Excoriate (चमड़ी छिल जाना)

Meaning-

  • Skinny Peeling, Scrape layers off, to severely condemn

Part of Speech- Verb

Trick-

  • Excoriate (sounds like ex + koriate) koreans are chinese and they are good in fighting and tend to rip the skin off (a korean ate you ) so being very severe.

Synonyms-

  • abrade, chafe, flay, fret, gall, peel, rub,scarify scratch, strip

Antonyms-

  • Cover, make happy, compliment, laud, Praise

5. Fretful (चिड़चिड़ा)

Meaning-

  • irritable

Part of Speech- Adjective

Trick-

  • In flintstones, the main character, Fred  is full of anger and is whining all the time to his wife

Synonyms-

  • Captious, Carping, Caviling, Complaining, Contrary, Crabby

Antonyms-

  • Calm, Cheered, Joyous, pleased, happy, laid-back

 

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