Vocab_Sheet_8

  1. Fuzzy
    • Difficult to understand
    • Full of superfluous details

    Any research work is **** in nature
  2. Garner
    • Gather or collect (something, especially information or approval)
    • Glean

    The police struggled to ********* sufficient evidence
  3. Splendour
    • Magnificent
    • Grandeur
    • Opulent
    • Rich

    ******** in moon is due to Son, ******** in son is due to God
  4. Entrust
    • Assign the responsibility for doing something to (someone)
    • Endow
    • Hand over

    I've been ****** with the task of getting him safely onboard

    You persuade people to ******* their savings to you
  5. Sabotage
    Deliberately destroy, damage, or obstruct (something), especially for political or military advantage

    Terrorists ******** nearby villages to expel villagers to fulfill their malign motives
  6. Discontent
    Dissatisfaction with one's circumstances

    ******** leads to greed
  7. Deliberately
    • Consciously and intentionally
    • On purpose

    You must put ********* effort to alleviate Ah counts while speaking
  8. Keen
    Very Eager

    I was ******* to take up the 21 day challenge for life transformation
  9. Parsimonious
    Stingy
  10. Obscure
    • Not discovered or known about
    • Uncertain

    His origins and parentage are *******
  11. Plausible
    Apparently reasonable and valid

    His technical explanation of loss in performance seemed *********
  12. Torrential
    • (of rain) falling rapidly and in copious quantities
    • (of water) flowing rapidly and with force

    ********** downpour

    They plunged into the ******* waters
  13. Vestiges
    A trace or remnant of something that is disappearing or no longer exists.

    The last ******** of colonialism

    Humans still retain some ******* of that ability from ancient times
  14. Hypocrisy
    The practice of claiming to have higher standards or more noble beliefs than is the case

    ******** is something which disappoints me. I must standby my words

    Doing what i say is integrity and not doing what I preach others is *******
  15. Spurn
    • reject with disdain or contempt
    • Refuse
    • Decline

    To get past the risk of ******** avoidance in the workplace, be friendly by respecting each of your employees
  16. Envisage
    • Contemplate or conceive of as a possibility or a desirable future event
    • Anticipate
    • Forecast

    The Rome Treaty ******* free movement across frontiers
  17. Subjugate
    • Bring under domination or control, especially by conquest
    • Conquer
    • Gain control of
    • Tame
    • Bring someone to their knees

    Antonyms: liberate

    We must endeavour to ********* our mind.

    The invaders had soon ******* most of the population

    The new ruler firmly ********* the Church to the state
  18. Yearning
    • Have an intense feeling of longing for something, typically something that one has lost or been separated from
    • Hanker

    She was ******** for a glimpse of him
  19. Notoriously
    • Used to emphasize that a quality or fact, typically a bad one, is well known
    • Well known for being bad

    Irrational beliefs are ****** self defeating
  20. Peruse
    • To read or examine, typically with great care
    • Scrutinize
    • Inspect

    "he has spent countless hours in libraries ******* art history books and catalogues"
  21. Ravenous
    • Very Hungry
    • Starve

    Due to back to back meetings, I missed my lunch and remained ******** throughout the day
  22. Accomplice
    A person who helps another to commit a crime or to do something wrong

    ****** is equally guilty
  23. Admonitions
    • Warn or reprimand someone firmly
    • Chastise

    • Necessary but negative ***** of parents continued on their kids
    • She ****** me for appearing at breakfast unshaven
  24. Nurture
    Care for and protect (someone or something) while they are growing

    For Sriram, these ‘squirrels’ who take responsibility are talents to be *****.

    Jarrett was ****** by his parents in a close-knit family
  25. Cut loose the dead wood
    To eliminate or remove one who is ineffective and unproductive

    Idiom
  26. Sagacious
    • Very wise
    • Brilliant
    • having or showing keen mental discernment and good judgement; wise or shrewd.

    "they were ******** enough to avoid any outright confrontation"
  27. Forbid
    • To command (someone) not to do something
    • To command against the doing or use of (something)
    • Prohibit
    • To have the effect of preventing
    • Preclude

    I ******* you to go, it's time for fun

    Barging into or out of this room while somebody is talking on stage is ********

    Government must ******* smoking on trains

    God ******* or (heaven ********) anybody's removal from job
  28. Sophisticated
    • Ahead in development
    • Complex or intricate

    Advanced technology ****** electronic control system
  29. Chimera
    A thing which is hoped for but is illusory or impossible to achieve

    The economic sovereignty you claim to defend is a *****
  30. Revelation
    • A surprising and previously unknown fact that has been disclosed to others.
    • Discovery

    ********* about his personal life
  31. Distort
    • Pull or twist out of shape
    • Give a misleading or false account or impression of
    • Fudge

    A grimace ***** her mouth

    Many factors can ***** the results
  32. Impasse
    • A position or situation from which there is no escape
    • Deadlock
    • Road or way that has no outlet
  33. Outlive
    • (of a person) live longer than (another person)
    • Survive or last beyond (a specified period or expected lifespan).

    He wants his legacy to ****** him

    Women generally ***** men

    The organization had largely ****** its usefulness
  34. Muster
    Collect or assemble for confrontation

    She realized that she would have to ****** up the courage to discuss the issue
  35. Slack
    • (of business or trade) characterized by a lack of work or activity
    • Quiet
    • low or sluggish

    They were working at a ****** pace

    Automotive industry experiences this ****** period every 3-4 years
  36. Exquisite
    Extremely beautiful and delicate

    *********, jewel-like portraits
  37. Sluggish
    Slow-moving or inactive

    Your speech is ****** and your face looks forlorn and piqued
  38. Instigate
    To stir up or provoke, or incite to some action or course, especially something bad.

    It is very easy to ******* narrow minded people

    Beware of politics at office, you will be ******* by them for their malign purposes

    War should be made crime and those who ******** it must be punished as criminals

    Do not indulge in ******** discussion on a sensitive topic. It doesn't mean that you accept something wrong but sometimes you do not know or understand managements perspectives. You just have to ensure alignment.
  39. Smother
    • Kill (someone) by covering their nose and mouth so that they suffocate.
    • Extinguish (a fire) by covering it.

    As far as pitfalls are concerned, transformational leaders, when not careful, may ***** employees

    I dreamt a stranger was trying to kill me by ******* me with a pillow

    Use a fire blanket to ******* a chip-pan fire
  40. Disdain or Contempt
    Feeling that someone or something is unworthy of one's consideration or respect

    ******** of court cannot be tolerated
  41. Adage
    • A proverb or short statement expressing a general truth
    • Axiom
    • Saying

    The old ***** "out of sight out of mind"
  42. Foresight
    • Perception of the significance and nature of events before they have occurred
    • Prudence
    • The act of looking forward
  43. Contort
    • Twist or bend out of the normal shape
    • Distort

    A spasm of pain ****** his face
  44. Like the moth to a flame
    Attracted to someone or something

    Idiom
  45. flimsy
    Insubstantial and easily damaged

    A ***** barrier cannot control the strong force of water flow
  46. Jumble
    • A confused multitude of things
    • Clutter
    • Muddle
    • Mess
    • Chaos
    • Clumsy

    Fuddle ********* up calendar can cause lot of mental stress
  47. Tedium
    • Monotonous
    • Dullness
    • Boredom

    Office workers there, were accustomed to those mighty roars, because it broke up the ******
  48. Lament
    • Grief
    • Mourn

    His mother's night-long ****** for his father

    There were constant ******* about the conditions of employment

    He was ******* the death of his infant daughter
  49. Flinch
    Make a quick, nervous movement as an instinctive reaction to fear, pain, or surprise

    My wife has a habit of ******** to sudden sounds. Perhaps it is result of some karmic impression.

    She ****** at the acidity in his voice
  50. Churn
    Shake (milk or cream) in a machine in order to produce butter

    The cream is ripened before it is *******

    To retain its competitiveness, organization may push employees to ******* out innovative ideas
  51. Sully
    • Damage the purity or integrity of
    • Taint

    They were outraged that someone tried to ******* their good name
  52. Embarrassing
    • To cause confusion and shame to Make uncomfortably self-conscious
    • Disconcert
    • Abash

    I felt ******** when the judge interrupted me abruptly

    It is so ******** to sit amongst ladies

    Impromptu speeches help you get rid of ******** when somebody ask you to speak in front of a group
  53. Exploit
    • Use or manipulate to one's advantage
    • Make better use of

    He ******** the new taxation system

    She knows how to ******** the system

    He ******** his parents for sympathy

    He was successful in ******* the available resources
  54. Devastating
    • Highly destructive or damaging
    • Deleterious

    The most ******** irrational beliefs are those which are related to one image reputation skills and abilities
  55. Endorse
    • Give support or one's approval to
    • Second
    • Back

    I can't ***** this plan

    Executive council unanimously ******* change of club name

    All family members ******** to practice music daily
  56. Let off the steam
    Express anger or grudge that held inside since long time

    Idiom
  57. Hypothetical
    • Suppositional
    • Uncertain
    • Not practical

    There's no point in discussing over a ******* situation
  58. Punitive
    Inflicting or intended as punishment

    He called for ******* measures against the Eastern bloc

    If the “punishment” is ******, it might cause fear among employees
  59. Shrewd
    • Astute
    • Prudent
    • Having or showing sharp powers of judgement

    She was ****** enough to guess the motive behind his gesture
  60. Transitory
    not permanent

    simply reflecting upon your positive thoughts and entertaining positive emotions is an incomplete process and it is *******
  61. Scramble
    Make one's way quickly or awkwardly up a steep gradient or over rough ground by using one's hands as well as one's feet

    He ********* over the damp boulders
  62. Indeed
    • Without a doubt
    • Certainly
    • Really
    • Used to emphasize, endorse something

    It was very cold *******

    She was ******* grateful
  63. Laborious
    Very demanding, requiring physical effort

    EEEC activity turned out to be very *******
  64. Embark
    • Start
    • Begin

    She ******* upon a new career

    Kids ******* upon learning skating

    We ******* upon meditation everyday

    I ******* upon improving my public speaking skills by joining toastmaster
  65. Squander
    • Waste money or time in a reckless manner
    • Allow (an opportunity) to pass or be lost

    100m dollars of taxpayers' money has been ******** on administering the tax

    The team ****** several good scoring chances

    We can't afford to ********* the opportunities like that
  66. Prone
    • Having a tendency
    • Susceptible
    • Vulnerable

    Vitamin-C deficiency makes you ****** to diseases

    Child ******** to mischief

    The old method is failure-***
  67. Dazzle
    • To amaze
    • Very bright
    • Overwhelm
    • Bewilder with spectacular display
    • To become blinded
    • To inspire admiration or wonder

    A figure skater who ****** the audience with virtuosic jumps

    Usage of high beam head lamps in vehicles inside city is not suggested. It ****** the oncoming vehicle drivers and can cause accidents.
  68. Cling
    • Hold on tightly to
    • to stick onto or hold something or someone

    The child ******** to his mother when he saw her after remaining lost for an hour

    Her outfit was ********* to her body so tightly
  69. Despair
    The complete loss or absence of hope

    A voice full of self-despise and ******
  70. Abduct
    • Take (someone) away illegally by force or deception
    • Kidnap

    The hermit turns out to be the rakshasa-king, Ravan, who ***** her

    The millionaire who disappeared may have been *******
  71. Overtures
    • an introduction to something more substantial
    • Prelude
    • a communication made to someone in order to offer something

    He made ******** just because “it was the thing to do"

    ********* of friendship.

    Neither side in the conflict seems willing to make peace ********
  72. Fetch
    • Bring
    • Get

    ****** me those books over there, please

    Could you ****** me some wine?

    The dog ******* the hat
  73. Impede Impediment Deterrant
    • To retard or obstruct or hinder the progress of
    • Deterrent

    Antonym: Impetus

    Office politics ****** professional relationships

    Insufficient inputs ***** start of work

    Insufficient self motivation ****** progress on path

    Contentment is boon in this physical world, but it is ******* in spiritual realm
  74. Ruin
    • Spoil
    • Damage
    • Perish

    When the intellect is destroyed, one is *******
  75. Dogmatic
    • Relating to or of the nature of strong set of principles concerning faith, morals
    • inclined to lay down principles as undeniably true.

    She was not tempted to be ******* about what she believed

    I am often ******* about spiritual wisdom
  76. Opulence
    Great wealth or luxuriousness

    Rooms of spectacular ****** in the palace museum pulled people like moth to a flame
  77. Erratic
    • Not even
    • Irregular in pattern or movement
    • Unpredictable
    • moving or behaving in a way that is not regular, certain, or expected
    • Variable

    He was driving so *******

    Her behavior can be very *******, sometimes good and sometimes harsh
  78. Momentary
    • Lasting for a very short time
    • Brief

    Joy interest contentment pride and love broaden people's ******* thought action repertoires
  79. Exigency
    An urgent need or demand

    Women worked long hours when the ****** of the family economy demanded it

    We have to sometimes support unexpected business *********

    I am not able to come to office tomorrow due to personal ********
  80. Instill
    • Inculcate
    • Imbibe
    • Implant
    • Ingrain
    • Infuse
    • Administer
    • Gradually but firmly establish (an idea or attitude) in a person's mind

    The values her parents had ******* into her helped her make right decision

    She was told how to ******* eye drops
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