Improve Your English Vocabulary For Competitive Exams

S. No.English Vocabulary WordsVocabulary Meaning
1.AdroitClever or skilful
2.BewilderCause to become perplexed and confused
3.CardinalOf the greatest importance, fundamental
4.DefermentThe action or fact of putting something off to a later time
5.EmbodimentA tangible or visible form of an idea, quality, or feeling
6.FerociousSavagely fierce, cruel, or violent
7.GrotesqueComically or repulsively ugly or distorted
8.HaranguedLecture at length in an aggressive and critical manner
9.IncandescentBrilliant, masterly, extraordinarily lucid
10.JurisprudenceThe theory or philosophy of law
11.KindleSet something on fire, arouse or inspire
12.LogjamA situation that seems irresolvable
13.MootedRaise (a question or topic) for discussion, suggest (an idea or possibility)
14.NimbleQuick and light in movement or action, agile
15.OrchestratedPlan or coordinate the elements to produce the desired effect
16.PatronsA person who gives financial or other support to a person, organization, or cause
17.QuaintAttractively old-fashioned, oddly picturesque
18.ReiterationThe action of repeating something, typically for emphasis or clarity
19.SpookAfraid of, frighten, unnerve
20.TumultA loud, confused noise, especially one caused by a large mass of people
21.UnbridledUncontrolled, unconstrained
22.VerboseUsing or expressed in more words than are needed
23.WhammyAn event with a powerful and unpleasant effect, a blow
24.YearnHave an intense feeling of longing for something, that one has lost or been separated from
25.ZenithThe high point, Apex, Maximum, Pinnacle
26.IntrepidBrave, feeling or displaying no fear by temperament
27.DovishSupportive discussion or other peaceful solution
28.StaunchVery loyal and committed in attitude
29.BolsterSupport or strengthen
30.PaucityThe presence of something in only small or insufficient quantities or amounts
31.FomentingInstigate or stir up (an undesirable or violent sentiment or course of action)
32.VotaryA devoted follower, adherent, or advocate of someone
33.ChurnMove or cause to move about vigorously
34.RoilMake (a liquid) turbid or muddy by disturbing the sediment
35.IntricateVery complicated or detailed
36.EchelonA level or rank in an organization, a profession, or society
37.GermAn initial stage from which something may develop, Evolution
38.FendLook after and provide for oneself
39.AusteritySternness or severity of manner or attitude
40.ClamourA loud and confused noise, especially that of people shouting
41.PragmaticDealing with things sensibly and realistically
42.ErrantStraying from the accepted course or standards, guilty
43.QuellPut an end to (a rebellion or other disorder), typically by the use of force
44.GlutAn excessively abundant supply of something
45.AbridgedShorten (a book, film, speech, etc.) without losing the sense
46.PecuniaryRelating to or consisting of money
47.FoeAn enemy or opponent
48.StewardshipThe job of supervising or taking care of something
49.DesistStop doing something, cease or abstain
50.AilingIn poor health
51.PantheonA group of famous or important people
52.ChinksA narrow opening, typically one that admits light
53.SlovenlyUntidy and dirty, scruffy, messy, unkempt, blowsy
54.HedgeA way of protecting oneself against financial loss or other adverse circumstances
55.CongregatedGather into a crowd or mass
56.SanguinenessCheerfully confident optimistic
57.ProtractedLasting for a long time or longer than expected or usual
58.LaconicUsing very few words, brief
59.SuccinctBriefly and clearly expressed
60.IrresoluteShowing or feeling hesitancy, uncertain
61.LamentA passionate expression of grief or sorrow
62.GuileSly or cunning intelligence
63.VeracityConformity to facts, accuracy
64.FatuousSilly and pointless
65.ObliterateDestroy utterly, wipe out.
66.DevourRead quickly and eagerly
67.HoodwinkTo trick or mislead
68.PlenitudeThe state of being full or complete, an abundance
69.GadflyAn irritating person, a nuisance
70.UlteriorExisting beyond what is obvious or admitted, intentionally hidden
71.ArrogateSeize and take control without authority, take as one’s right
72.IgnominyPublic shame or disgrace
73.CarnageThe killing of a large number of people
74.FlagrantConspicuously or obviously offensive
75.ResuscitateRevive (someone) from unconsciousness or apparent death
76.GrandioseExtravagantly imposing in appearance or style, magnificent
77.DwindlingDiminish gradually in size, amount, or strength
78.AlienatedMake (someone) feel isolated or estranged
79.JadedBored or lacking enthusiasm
80.CohortA group of people with a shared characteristic
81.LeaptJump or spring a long way, to a great height, or with great force
82.ProdigiesA young person with exceptional qualities or abilities
83.DisgruntledAngry or dissatisfied, fed up
84.SojournA temporary stay
85.BonhomieCheerful friendliness, geniality
86.PerennialLasting or existing for a long or apparently infinite time
87.ChafingMake or become sore by rubbing against something, graze, grate, scratch
88.DovishThe tone of a language
89.PreemptTake action in order to prevent an anticipated event, forestall
90.ManoeuvreA movement or series of moves requiring skill and care
91.FarceAn event or situation that is absurd or disorganized
92.SuccorAssistance and support in times of hardship and distress
93.CroonHum or sing in a soft, low voice
94.HaggardLooking exhausted and unwell, especially from fatigue, worry, or suffering
95.VagueOf uncertain, indefinite, or unclear character or meaning
96.JocularFond of or characterized by joking, humorous or playful
97.RemissLacking care or attention to duty, negligent
98.ValiantPossessing or showing courage or determination
99.TranquilFree from disturbance, calm
100.ScantBarely sufficient or adequate
101.MeagreLacking in quantity or quality
102.DestituteExtremely poor and lacking the means to provide for oneself
103.FickleChanging frequently, especially as regards one’s loyalties or affections
104.SluggishSlow-moving or inactive
105.CongenialLike-minded, compatible, pleasing or liked on account of having qualities or interests
106.InvectiveInsulting, abusive, or highly critical language
107.ObeseGrossly fat or overweight
108.PlaguedPester or harass (someone) continually
109.MuzzleThe projecting part of the face, including the nose and mouth, of an animal such as a dog or horse
110.AllyCombine or unite a resource or commodity for mutual benefit
111.NuanceCharacterized by shade of meaning/ expression, distinction, gradation
112.MaverickIndependent person, unorthodox person
113.CronyA close friend or companion
114.MeteoricVery rapid, swift, fast, quick, speedy
115.ShamblesA state of total disorder. chaos, mess, muddle, disorganization
116.ElusiveDifficult to find, catch, or achieve
117.AmidstEasy to confuse, complicate, jumble
118.HeftThe weight of someone or something
119.LudicrousSo foolish, unreasonable, absurd, ridiculous
120.AcuteTo a severe or intense degree, critical, drastic, dire, dreadful
121.StrifeAngry or bitter disagreement over fundamental issues, conflict
122.JeopardizedPut into a danger of loss, harm, or failure, put at risk, threaten
123.PlethoraA large or excessive amount of something
124.ManifestationThe action or fact of showing, display, demonstration, exhibition
125.CultsPopular among a particular group, craze, fashion, fad, vogue
126.VyingCompete eagerly with someone in order to do or achieve something
127.LaggardA person who makes slow progress and falls behind others, straggler
128.VendettaA prolonged bitter quarrel or campaign, argument
129.HasteExcessive speed or urgency of movement or action, hurry
130.ScrutinyCritical observation or examination, inspection
131.IncumbentNecessary for as a duty or responsibility
132.ImpunityExemption from punishment, immunity
133.EarmarkedDesignate for a particular purpose, set aside, set apart
134.PerceptionsAwareness of something through the senses, realization
135.AnnulledDeclare invalid, declare null and void, nullify, invalidate
136.ScarcityIn short supply, dearth, lack, want, undersupply, insufficiency
137.RuseAn action intended to deceive someone, a trick, ploy, tactic
138.VeracityConformity to facts, accuracy, truthfulness, truth, exactness
139.GruelingExtremely tiring and demanding, exhausting
140.GrappleClose fight or struggle without weapons, wrestle
141.SquanderingWaste something in a foolish manner, dissipate
142.EloquentClearly expressing, expressive
143.ScuttleRun hurriedly or furtively with short quick steps
144.FloutingOpenly disregard, go against, rebel against, refuse to obey
145.BlancheTo become white, turn pale, Recoil
146.PrevailProve more powerful or superior, triumph, be victorious
147.ProppedSupport or keep in position, hold up
148.SkepticalNot easily convinced, having doubts
149.DistraughtVery worried and upset, shattered
150.PortendsBe an early sign or warning, prophesy
151.VitiatingSpoil, impair the quality or efficiency, Abolish
152.NefariousWicked or criminal, evil, corrupt
153.GallantOf brave nature, able to face and deal with danger
154.ChivalrousA man of manner, kind, polite and has honour for women
155.AdamantStubborn, determined not to change his mind
156.LethalDeadly, fatal, causing or able to cause death
157.FrugalEconomical, prudent, avoiding waste
158.MollifyPacify, appease, make calm or softer
159.AntagonizeProvoke someone to react angrily, to make somebody angry
160.BleakNot encouraging or giving any reason to have hope, unfavorable place, cold and miserable
161.DrabWithout interest, dull and boring, lack of charm
162.CynosureA person or thing that is the center of attention, something that attracts attention
163.ScurrilousVery rude and insulting, and intended to damage somebody’s reputation
164.VitiateMake imperfect, to spoil or reduce the effect of something
165.RetaliateTo take revenge, to do something harmful
166.PeevishEasily irritated, testy or annoyed
167.CajoleTo persuade by buttering up or making promises
168.RedundantSurplus, more than what is required
169.BrazenBold, without shame, impudent, forward, unashamed
170.GregariousSociable, like to be with other people
171.SanguineCheerfully positive and confident
172.AmbivalentHaving mixed feelings about someone or something
173.LugubriousExtremely sad and depressed
174.CongenialAgreeable and pleasing in nature or character
175.KnackNatural abilities or qualities of doing something, a special skill
176.ThriftyCareful about spending money and not wasting things
177.AmbiguousHaving different meanings
178.BizarreVery strange or unusual, Odd, funny
179.GarrulousExcessively talkative, chatty, especially on trivial matters
180.CordialPleasant and friendly
181.LunacyBehaviour that is stupid or crazy, madness
182.HallucinationSee or hear, which is not really there due to illness or drugs
183.RetrenchTo spend less money, to reduce costs
184.SternSerious, strict, severe, harsh
185.CapriciousUnpredictable, changeable, showing sudden changes in attitude or behaviour
186.MundaneLacking interest or excitement, dull
187.InsidiousCausing harm in a way that is gradual or not easily noticed
188.AcrimonyAngry and bitter feelings
189.OustedDrive out or expel (someone) from a position or place
190.BugbearsA cause of obsessive fear, anxiety or irritation
191.StaunchVery loyal and committed in attitude
192.CondoneTo accept behaviour that is morally wrong, excuse
193.ImminentAbout to happened, forthcoming
194.DrubbingA resounding defeat in a match or contest
195.BickeringArgue about petty and trivial matters, squabble
196.FuryWild or violent anger, temper
197.StewardA person responsible for supplies
198.SnaresA trap for catching birds or mammals, net
199.DebilitateVery weak and infirm, tiring, exhausting
200.HaggleDispute or bargain persistently, negotiate,
201.ScrutinizedExamine or inspect closely and thoroughly, survey, scan
202.FirmamentThe sky, heaven, the blue
203.LampoonPublicly criticize, irony, mock
204.MournFeel or show sorrow for the death, feel regret or sadness about the loss
205.DawdleWaste time, be slow
206.SuccumbFail to resist pressure or temptation, surrender
207.TitterGive a short, half-suppressed laugh, giggle
208.IntrigueArouse the curiosity or interest of, fascinate
209.EerieStrange and frightening, ghostly, strange
210.NeophyteA person who is new to a subject or activity, beginner
211.SlothfulLazy, idle, inactive, dull
212.OnusOne’s duty or responsibility, liability
213.ReviveRestore to life or consciousness, bring back from the edge of death
214.DemurRaise objections or show reluctance, protest
215.EncumberedRestrict or impede, obstruct, limit
216.AnnihilateDestroy utterly, extinguish
217.LurkingBe or remain hidden so as to wait in ambush, hide, skulk
218.BesmirchDamage (one’s reputation), spoil, ruin
219.AlludeRefer to, suggest, hint at, mention
220.EludeEscape from or avoid (a danger, enemy), flee
221.VanquishDefeat thoroughly, conquer, overcome
222.SojournA temporary stay, stopover, residence
223.ImbibeDrink, consume, sip, swallow
224.VeerChange direction suddenly, swing
225.MenaceA person/ thing that causes harm, a threat
226.Blatant(bad behaviour) done openly and Unashamedly, undisguised
227.MotleyVaried in appearance or character, diverse, varied
228.FrivolousNot having any serious purpose or value, joking
229.AffluentHaving a great deal of money, wealthy, opulent
230.WoeGreat sorrow or distress, misery, unhappiness
231.HeraldTo be a sign (of something), indicate
232.CallousHaving an insensitive, unfeeling
233.EngenderCause, generate, incite, provoke
234.GullibleEasily persuaded to believe something, trustful
235.FeebleLacking physical strength, powerless
236.SuaveCharming, sophisticated, gentlemanly
237.ParagonA model of excellence, good example
238.ImperativeOf vital importance, crucial, necessary, indispensable
239.ElicitEvoke or draw out, obtain, bring out, draw out, induce
240.ConjureTo appear by means of a magic ritual, materialize
241.PloyA cunning plan or action, strategy
242.NexusA series of connections, Connection
243.Humdrumlacking excitement or variety, boring
244.CanonA general law/ rule/ principle by which something is judged.
245.QueerStrange, odd, bizarre
246. VexCause Annoyance In, Disturb, Especially by Minor Irritations
247.StratumPeople Having the Same Social, Economic, Or Educational Status
248.UbiquitousPresent, appearing or being everywhere at once
249.OmnipotentHaving unlimited power, almighty, supreme
250.Furor An outbreak of public anger or excitement
251.CooperA maker or repairer of casks and barrels.
252.SatireThe use of humour, irony
253.NostalgicFeeling, evoking, sentimental
254.DisingenuousNot straightforward or candid
255.PiqueA sudden outburst of anger
256.HokumA message that seems to convey no meaning
257.VolleyUtter or discharge in quick succession, burst
258.TrumpedSurpass (something) by saying or doing something better
259.ManifestClearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment
260.ThrongFill or be present in great numbers
261.BygoneBelonging to an earlier time
262.PlethoraA large or excessive amount of something/an excess of
263.JauntyHaving a lively, cheerful, and self-confident manner
264.PropensityA natural inclination or tendency, a disposition to behave in a certain way.
265.RuminateTo think deeply about something, Meditate
266.MellifluousPleasing to the ear, a smooth, flowing sound, Melodious
267.HideousSo extremely ugly as to be terrifying, Horrible
268.FamishedExtremely hungry, Starved
269.VyingTo be competitive with someone in order to do or achieve something
270.ScrambleMove hurriedly or clumsily from or into a particular place or position
271.MidgetVery small, so small as to be insignificant
272.ImpeccableWithout fault or error,  perfect in every way
273.PalpablyNoticeably or clearly
274.NudgeTo give someone a gentle reminder or encouragement
275.OustDrive out or expel someone from a position or place
276.GinormousExtremely large
277.DoteBe extremely fond of, Adore
278.PluckyHaving or showing determined courage in the face of difficulties
279.BabbleTalk rapidly and continuously in a foolish, excited way
280.ProbityThe quality of having strong moral principles, honesty and decency
281.MalingerPretend to be ill in order to escape duty or work
282.RevelEnjoy oneself in a lively and noisy way
283.DodgyDishonest or unreliable
284.GritCourage and resolve, the strength of character
285.UtopiaAn imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect
286.PlacidNot easily upset or excited
287.BohemianSocially unconventional, experimental
288.ImbecileStupid, idiotic
289.ProtagonistAn advocate or champion of a particular cause or idea
290.EruditeHaving or showing great knowledge or learning
291.SearingExtremely hot or intense, severely critical
292.DauntingDiscouraging through fear
293.AcrimoniousAngry and bitter
294.HunchA feeling or guess based on intuition rather than fact
295.RhetoricThe art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing
296.AudaciousShowing willingness to take bold risks
297.HaloThe glory associated with an esteemed person, radiance
298.QuandaryA state of not knowing what to decide, the dilemma
299.MaliceThe desire to harm someone, feeling a need to see others suffer
300.JuggernautA huge, powerful, and overwhelming force

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