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  1. dismal
    • Causing mood of gloom or depression
    • Bleak
    • pitifully or disgracefully bad.

    "he shuddered as he watched his team's ****** performance"

    The series of announcements of slowdown in business left employees and environment ******

    lower down there, it was more ****** and dimly lit
  2. Compel
    • To force, drive, or constrain
    • To necessitate or pressure by force
    • To exert a strong, irresistible force on
    • Impel

    An energy crisis ****** fuel conservation

    The land, in a certain very real way ****** the minds of the people

    Duty ****** the soldiers to volunteer for the mission
  3. Kink
    • A sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight
    • Twist
  4. Menial
    (of work) not requiring much skill and lacking prestige

    Don't focus on ******** things in life
  5. Incapacitate
    • Deprived of strength or power
    • Debilitated

    Anger ***** us both physically and mentally

    Richard was temporarily ******
  6. Growing a palm tree in the Arctic
    Trying to do something which is impossible or very difficult

    That’s as impossible as ***************

    Idiom
  7. Repent
    • Feel or express sincere regret
    • Remorse about one's wrongdoing or sin
    • Be ashamed of

    The Padre urged his listeners to *******

    Marian came to ***** her hasty judgement
  8. Internalize
    Make (attitudes or behavior) part of one's nature by learning or unconscious assimilation

    It is not sufficient to know something, you need to experience it to ******* it

    People learn gender stereotypes and ******* them
  9. Prudent
    • Careful and sensible
    • Marked by sound judgment

    ******* managers tend to take correct decisions
  10. Startle
    Feeling or showing sudden shock or alarm

    Her ****** eyes were moved beautiful
  11. ablation
    The surgical removal of body tissue
  12. Accrue
    • Accumulate
    • Collect
    • Grow
    • Increase

    The bonus ***** in your account will be carried forward
  13. Grit
    • Courage and resolve
    • Strength of character

    I've known few men who could match Modi's *******
  14. Crux
    the decisive or most important point at issue.

    "the ****** of the matter is that attitudes have changed"

    That may not be the ****** of the problem
  15. Magnificent
    • Extremely beautiful, elaborate, or impressive
    • Very good excellent

    A dramatic landscape of ***** mountains

    For it is only us – the humans who populate the earth – who can make the mundane so *******
  16. Acquaintance
    • Personal knowledge or information about someone or something
    • Familiarity
    • Conversance
    • a person one knows slightly, but who is not a close friend.

    "a wide circle of friends and *******"
  17. Cherish
    • Treat with affection and tenderness
    • Hold
    • Keep fondly in mind
    • Entertain

    Parents ********* the moments when their young child starts talking

    Family ********** memorable moments of life
  18. Reassure
    Say or do something to remove the doubts or fears of (someone)

    He understood her feelings and tried to ***** her

    I try my best to ****** my team in tough situations
  19. Attribute
    • Assign
    • Give credit to
    • Impute
    • Ascribe

    We ********** this quotation to Shakespeare

    People ******** great cleverness to cats

    Teams success can be ********* to each team member
  20. Impetus
    The force or energy with which a body moves

    Hit the booster coil before the flywheel loses all its ******

    An added ****** for the cultivation of negative thinking comes from our basic instincts of survival
  21. Spotless
    Very Clean

    After thorough car clean, the dashboard looks ******
  22. Idiotic
    Very stupid

    It is ******** to blame others for what you are feeling, it is just the consequence of your thoughts and emotions
  23. voluminous
    • (of clothes) very loose or full
    • Having much fabric

    A *********** purple cloak
  24. Grunt
    (of an animal, especially a pig) make a low, short guttural sound

    An enormous pig ***** and shuffled in a sty outside
  25. Taunt
    • A remark made in order make someone angry
    • Provoke

    Similar: Goad, instigate

    ********* is against the laws of speech

    You are tested for your patience when somebody ********** you. Your job is to stay cool.
  26. clench
    Press or be pressed tightly

    if we are brashly insulted our stomachs will contract we will ******* our teeth and hands may turn into fist
  27. Impel
    • Induce
    • Actuate
    • Necessitate
    • Press
    • Push
    • Propel
    • Compel
    • Urge

    I was ******** by events to reach out to many at a time

    His motivating speech ******* many to join club
  28. corroborate
    • Confirm or give support to (a statement, theory, or finding).
    • Second
    • Back up

    The witness had ********* the boy's account of the attack
  29. Delicious
    Very tasty

    My wife serves ******** dishes every Saturday
  30. Drawback
    A disadvantage or problem

    The main ******* of fitting catalytic converters is the cost
  31. Deteriorate
    Become worse or disintegrate

    Mental afflictions can ******* the mind's ability to innovate

    A ********* relationship can be reinforced by the love

    Plastic *********** nature
  32. Ouster
    • Dismissal
    • Expulsion
    • Expel
    • Ejection
    • Removal especially wrongful

    British ******** from India marked the glory of freedom fighters

    Lack of integrity of results in ********

    ******** due to his wrongdoings

    *********** is inevitable for under performers
  33. Arbitrary
    • Based on or subject to individual discretion or preference or sometimes impulse or caprice
    • Not thoughtful

    Similar: Whim

    An ***** decision will not fetch you fruits, you must contemplate before making decisions

    I ****** chose the T shirt out of available lot as all of the them were good
  34. Conscience
    • The awareness of a moral or ethical aspect to one's conduct together with the urge to prefer right over wrong
    • Conformity to one's own sense of right conduct

    Let your ********* be your guide

    A person of unflagging *********
  35. Fathom
    • Understand (a difficult problem or an enigmatic person) after much thought
    • Measure the depth

    The locals could not ****** out the reason behind his new-found prosperity

    Safety is indeed a matter of great concern than common people ******
  36. Liaise
    • Cooperate on a matter of mutual concern.
    • cooperate
    • work together
    • collaborate
    • interface
    • link up

    She will **** with teachers across the country

    Civil servants who ******** between the prime minister and departmental ministers
  37. Plumage
    • Collection
    • Bunch

    For years, comedians have displayed their literary ***** by turning a negative into a positive
  38. Damn
    • To condemn as harmful, illegal, or immoral
    • Used to emphasize something in negative emotion

    A cleric who ****** gambling and strong drink

    ***** it, it caused failure It is a ******* thing
  39. Enthrall
    • Capturing and holding one's attention
    • Fascinating
    • Enchant
    • Captivated

    "she had been so ******* by the adventure that she had hardly noticed the cold"

    He stood as ******** best-speaker
  40. inject
    • To force or drive (a fluid) into something
    • To introduce into conversation or consideration

    ******* fuel into an engine cylinder

    ******* air into a liquid mixture

    Tried to ****** a note of humor into the negotiations
  41. Foster
    • To bring up
    • Nurture
    • To promote the growth and development of
    • Cultivate
    • To nurse
    • Cherish

    Cummins ********* open communication so that people are comfortable in expressing their views and ideas

    We must ******** spiritual practices for betterment of life
  42. Benign
    • Kind
    • Amiable
    • Congenial
    • Approachable
    • Of a kind and gentle disposition
    • Showing gentleness and mildness
    • Tending to exert a beneficial influence
    • Favorable
    • Having little or no detrimental effect
    • Harmless

    A policy with ******* consequences for the economy

    A chemical additive that is environmentally *******

    He adopted a ******* grandfatherly role
  43. Irrevocable
    Incapable of being retracted

    Your dismissal is ********

    Certain decisions in life bring ********* changes
  44. Smack
    A sharp slap or blow, typically one given with the palm of the hand

    She gave Mark a ******** across the face
  45. Succulent
    (of food) tender, juicy, and tasty

    The petha was so ******* that I couldn't resist myself
  46. Vagabond
    A person who wanders from place to place without a home or job

    He went ******** about the world
  47. Harness
    • To bring under conditions for effective use
    • Gain control over for a particular end

    Turbines are required to ******* water power

    My immediate goal is to ****** my kids to make them disciplined and self responsible
  48. Misnomer
    • A wrong or inaccurate name or designation.
    • A wrong or inaccurate use of a name or term

    • Morning sickness is a ****** for many women, since the nausea can occur any time during the day
    • To call this ‘neighbourhood policing’ would be a ******
  49. Ecstatic
    • Experiencing overwhelming happiness
    • Joyful: expressing great pleasure or happiness
    • Glad: feeling pleasure or happiness
    • Pleased: showing pleasure and satisfaction
  50. Flunk
    Fail to reach the required standard in (an examination, test, or course of study).

    I ****** biology in the tenth grade and bounced back like Phoenix in college
  51. Mediocre
    • Not great
    • Average

    What separates great people from ******* ones is their zest for life
  52. Comply
    • Act in accordance with someone's rules, commands, or wishes
    • Follow
    • Abide by

    He ******** with my instructions

    You must ******* or else you will have to face extinction
  53. Amateur
    A person who engages in a pursuit, especially a sport, on an unpaid rather than a professional basis

    She became quite talented in the dancing and was in several ****** musicals in the town
  54. Despondent
    • In low spirits from loss of hope or courage
    • Disheartened
    • Despairing
    • Dejected

    She grew more and more ********
  55. Brilliant
    Very Clever

    He was so ******** to answer all the quiz questions
  56. Shove
    Push (someone or something) roughly

    One even ****** the squirrel aside considering him an over-enthusiastic nuisance.

    They started pushing and ******* people out of the way
  57. Relive
    live through (an experience or feeling, especially an unpleasant one) again in one's imagination or memory.

    "he broke down sobbing as he ****** the attack"

    We want to progress and move ahead in our lives, not simply ******* positive experiences
  58. A sigh of relief
    Emit a long, deep audible breath expressing sadness, relief, tiredness, or similar

    After a daylong activity, when reached home and had ********

    Idiom
  59. Composure
    the state or feeling of being calm and in control of oneself.

    "she was struggling to regain her *******"

    Nevertheless, she maintained her ******
  60. Shrinking violets
    A person who is very shy or modest and does not like to attract attention

    She loves appearing on television and is no ******* when it comes to expressing her views

    Idiom
  61. Warped
    Bent or twisted out of shape, typically as a result of the effects of heat or damp
  62. Caveat
    A warning or caution

    "there are a number of ***** which concern the validity of the assessment results"
  63. Reinforce
    Strengthen or support (an object or substance), especially with additional material

    The helmet has been ******* with a double layer of cork
  64. Antidote
    a medicine taken or given to counteract a particular poison.

    Positive emotions ought to function as efficient ****** for the lingering effects of negative emotions

    "there is no known ***** to the poison of the pufferfish"
  65. Exude
    • (of a person) display (an emotion or quality) strongly and openly
    • Exhibit

    Stuart ******* unbiased, professional attitudes
  66. Vivacious
    • Very Lively
    • Upbeat

    The atmosphere was so ******** that we could not refrain ourselves from participating
  67. Applaud
    Clap hands or shout after performance in approval

    The dance performance deserves a huge round of *********

    ********** encourages and motivates individuals
  68. Daunt
    • Scare off
    • Frighten off
    • Scare away
    • Frighten away
    • Cause to lose courage
    • Intimidating

    Every ***** work brings an opportunity with it

    DFSS became so ******** and intimidating that people are frustrated and are leaving the company because of the pressure

    From ******** to daring is the journey of a Toastmaster
  69. Beautiful
    Very Pretty
  70. Scrutinize
    Examine or inspect closely and thoroughly

    Customers were warned to ****** the small print
  71. Forlorn
    Pitifully sad and abandoned or lonely

    Your speech is sluggish and your face looks ****** and piqued
  72. Advocate
    • To speak or write in favor of
    • Support or urge by argument
    • Recommend publicly
    • Promote

    Initiating a change needs more heads ******** the change idea

    I always ******** righteousness, integrity

    I ******** his viewpoint
  73. Debilitating
    • (of a disease or condition) making someone very weak and infirm.
    • tending to weaken something.

    One of the most ****** emotions that we encounter and struggle with is “anger.”

    "****** back pain"

    "the ******** effects of underinvestment"
  74. Repertoires
    A stock of plays, dances, or items that a company or a performer knows or is prepared to perform

    Joy interest contentment pride and love broaden people's momentary thought action *******
  75. Juncture
    • Occasion
    • A particular situation
    • a particular point in events or time.
    • A place where things join

    "it is difficult to say at this ******* whether this upturn can be sustained"

    "the plane crashed at the ******* of two mountains"
  76. Huge
    • Of exceedingly great size, extent, or quantity
    • Enormous
    • Humongous
    • Very large
    • Colossal
  77. Paradoxically
    Seemingly absurd or self-contradictory

    By glorifying the acts of violence they achieve the ******** effect of making them trivial

    Figure of speech
  78. Prevail
    Prove more powerful or superior

    It is hard for logic to ******* over emotion
  79. Consolidate
    Bring together into a single whole or system

    Town and county schools are being ********

    All the findings in a project must be ******** for future reference

    It is necessary to ********** all the data to draw correct conclusions
  80. Cognitive
    The mental action or process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience, and the senses.

    Restructure every single irrational beliefs into a more positive statement this is called ****** restructuring
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