MCAT WORD LIST BY MUHAMMAD AZAM, LECTURER

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WORD LIST FOR UHS/PUNJAB MEDICAL COLLEGES ENTRY TEST

MCAT WORD LIST BY MUHAMMAD AZAM, LECTURER

  1. 1. SHAHEEN ACADEMY VOCABULAORY LIST FOR UHS TEST By Muhammad Azam, Lecturer, F. G. Science Degree College, Wah Cantt Sr. No. Words Meanings 1. Acupuncture an originally Chinese practice of inserting fine needles through the skin at specific points especially to cure disease or relieve pain (as in surgery) 2. Aberration Deviation from normal, abnormality 3. Abnegate Renounce, reject, give up 4. Aboriginal Indigenous, original, native 5. Absolution Forgiveness, pardon, release 6. Abstruse Obscure, puzzling, confusing 7. Acclimate Adapt, adjust, familiarize 8. Accolade Tribute, honour, award, praise 9. Accrue Accumulate, amass, increase 10. Acquiesce Agree, comply, consent 11. Actuary 1. CLERK, REGISTRAR2: a person who calculates insurance and annuity premiums, reserves, and dividends 12. Acumen Shrewdness, judgment, insight, cleverness 13. Adage Saying, maxim, proverb 14. Adamantine 1: made of or having the quality of adamant 2: rigidly firm : UNYIELDING <adamantine discipline> 3: resembling the diamond in hardness or luster 15. Addled Confused, muddled, bewildered 16. Admonition Warning, caution, rebuke, scolding 17. Adonis 1: a youth loved by Aphrodite who is killed at hunting by a wild boar and restored to Aphrodite from Hades for a part of each year 2: a very handsome young man 18. Adroitness Skillfulness, expertness, dexterity 19. Aerobic-exercise Aerobic exercise (also known as cardio) is physical exercise of relatively low intensity that depends primarily on the aerobic energy-generating process 20. Aerodynamic Sleek, smooth, slick 21. Affect Touch, move, disturb 22. Affinity Liking, kinship, attraction 23. Afflatus Lure, pull, magnetism 24. Akimbo 1: having the hand on the hip and the elbow turned outward 2: set in a bent position 25. Alacrity Eagerness, enthusiasm, readiness 26. Allay Dispel, calm, alleviate 27. Altruistic Unselfish, humane, selfless
  2. 2. 28. Amazon a member of a race of female warriors of Greek Mythology, strong woman 29. Ambulatory :of relating to, or adapted to walking; also : occurring during a walk 30. Ameliorate Better, perfect, upgrade, make better 31. Amenities Facilities, services, conveniences 32. Amorphous Formless, shapeless 33. Ampere the practical meter-kilogram-second unit of electric current that is equivalent to a flow of one coulomb per second or to the steady current produced by one volt applied across a resistance of one ohm 34. Analogue Equivalent, correspondent, similarity 35. Anaphylactic : of, relating to, affected by, or causing anaphylaxis or anaphylactic shock 36. Aneurysm an abnormal blood-filled bulge of a blood vessel and especially an artery resulting from weakening (as from disease) of the vessel wall 37. Angina : a disease marked by spasmodic attacks of intense suffocative pain: as a : a severe inflammatory or ulcerated condition of the mouth or throat 38. Anomaly Irregularity, variation, difference 39. Anomie : social instability resulting from a breakdown of standards and values; also : personal unrest, alienation, and uncertainty that comes from a lack of purpose or ideals 40. Antagonist Enemy, opponent, rival 41. Antibody Immunity proteins 42. Apocryphal Mythical, fictional, untrue 43. Apprehension Worry, anxiety, restlessness 44. Aquaplane : a board on which a standing rider is towed behind a speeding motorboat 45. Aquifer : a water-bearing stratum of permeable rock, sand, or gravel 46. Arbiter Mediator, negotiator, peace maker 47. Arboreal : of, relating to, or resembling a tree 48. Arcane Mysterious, secret, hidden, deep 49. Archives Old records, files, documents etc 50. Argosy a fleet of ships 51. Aria AIR, MELODY, TUNE; specifically : an accompanied elaborate melody sung (as in an opera) by a single voice 52. Armada Fleet, squad, group 53. Articulated Spoken, voiced, prominent 54. Artifice Ploy, trick, ruse
  3. 3. S# WORDS MEANINGS 55 Ascetic Frugal, abstemious, Austere, Spartan, self-disciplined 56 Asgard Fictional highly advance race in the science fiction series 57 Askance Doubtfully, suspiciously, sideways 58 Aspersion Attack on someone’s character or reputation. 59 Assimilate Digest, absorb, take in 60 Assume Suppose, presume, take for granted 61 Atrophy Waste away, degenerate, shrivel, contract 62 Attire Clothing, dress, garments 63 Audacious Daring, bold, overconfident 64 August Impressive, grand, dignified, majestic, noble 65 Auspicious Favourable, promising, fortunate 66 Avatar Manifestation of a deity or released soul in bodily form on earth, 2- an incarnation or embodiment of a person or idea, 3- Computing a movable icon representing a person in cyberspace or virtual reality graphics. 67 Avid Eager, keen, enthusiastic, passionate 68 Avoirdupois French Word means to have weight 69 Bacchanal An occasion of wild and drunken revelry (celebration) 70 Baedeker A travel guide published by Karl Baedeker. 71 Balk Recoil, draw back, shy away 72 Bamboozle Dupe, trick, swindle, deceive, Hoodwink 73 Bantam A chicken of a small breed 74 Barbaric Savagely cruel, primitive, unsophisticated 75 Basilica Church, Cathedral, minster 76 Batik A method of producing colored designs on textiles using wax to resist dye, originating in Java 77 Batter Hit, beat, trash, pound , Assault, hammer, bang 78 Battery Series of something, -A fortified emplacement for heavy guns-- an artillery subunit of guns, men and vehicles—A series of small cages for the intensive rearing of poultry 79 Bauble Glass decoration, trifle, A small showy trinket or decoration, a baton formerly used as an emblem by jesters 80 Bayou Marsh, wetland, swamp, Bog 81 Beguile Charm, Captivate, Fascinate 82 Behest Request, command, order 83 Belated Deferred, delayed, tardy, postponed 84 Benediction Blessing, Approval, Sanction 85 Beneficence Kind, Benevolent, caring compassionate S# WORDS MEANINGS 86 Benign Kind, benevolent, Mild, gentle.
  4. 4. 87 Bequeath Leave to a person in will, hand down, donate, confer to. 88 Berate Scold, rebuke, criticize, slate, shout at. 89 Berm A narrow ledge or shelf. 90 Beset Assail, attack on all sides, cover completely, overwhelmed, snowed under 91 Bifurcated Divided into two branches, separate, partition. 92 Bistro A small informal restaurant for serving wine, eatery, canteen, café, buffet 93 Blandish Flatter, praise somewhat dishonestly, sweet talk, cajole. 94 Blasphemous Blue language, profane, cursing, sacrilegious, heretical. 95 Blathering Foolish, gibberish, babble, smatter, blether, blither, jabber. 96 Blaze Fire, inferno, burst into flames, bright flame. 97 Bloom Best time of youth, blush, flush, blossom, flourish, rosiness. 98 Bonk Hit hard, sock, whop, whap, bash 99 Bonsai A dwarf ornamental tree or shrub grown in a tray or shallow pot. 100 Botanicals A drug made from part of a plant(as the bark or root or leaves). 101 Bouquet Bunch, garland, posy, spray 102 Bowdlerize Censor, edit, abridge, cut, amend, expurgate. 103 Braille A point system of writing in which patterns of raised dots represents letters and numerical invented by Louis Braille (1809-1852), transcription 104 Brambles Any of the various rough thorny shrub or vines. 105 Brassy Harsh, loud, metallic, grating, vulgar. 106 Bravura Brilliant, magnificent, dazzling, virtuoso, superlative, exceptional. 107 Bray Hee-haw, laugh loudly and harshly, cry of an ass. 108 Brio Animation, spiritedness, invigoration, vivification 109 Broach Mention raise, bring up, introduce. 110 Broadside Attack, diatribe, tribe, denunciation, volley. 111 Buckle Clap, fasten, crumple, cave in 112 Buoyant Floating, cheerful, lighthearted, afloat. 113 Burgeoning Growing, mushrooming, escalating, budding. 114 Cachet Status, prestige, reputation, distinction 115 Caesarean Connected with Julius Caesar, 116 Caliph Chieftain, chief, leader, head. 117 Calisthenics Movements, exercises, aerobics, work-out. 118 Camber Arc, bend, bow, curve, curvature. 119 Cameo Character part 120 Candelabra Branched candlestick; ornamental; have several lights. Shaheen Academy, 2279319 S# WORDS MEANINGS
  5. 5. 121 Capital Assets, resources, wealth, principal, wealth. 122 Capsule Pill, tablet, pod, container 123 Carapace Covering, sheath, skin, exterior, outside, sleeves 124 Cardigan Knitted jacket that is fastened up the front with buttons/zip 125 Career Vocation, job, occupation, livelihood. 126 Caricature Skit, cartoon, drawing, misinterpretation, parody, Burlesque through cartoon. 127 Cartographer A person who draws maps 128 Cast Shed, throw, emit, transmit, direct 129 Catacomb Crypt, Burial chamber, Mausoleum, tomb 130 Catalyst Means, medium, channel, passage / an agent that provokes or enhance 131 Catharsis Purging of emotional tension, Katharsis, abreaction 132 Caulk Seal (V), a water proof filler and sealant that is used in building and repair to make water tight 133 Cause célèbre 1.a legal case that excites widespread interest 2: a notorious person, thing, incident, or episode 134 Cay A coral reef off the southern coast of Florida, key, Florida key 135 Centennial Birthday or wedding anniversary, centenary 136 Cerberus Hellhound, the three-headed dog guarding the entrance to Hades, son of Typhon 137 Chassis Framework, shell, frame, skeleton, armature 138 Chastise Reprimand, tell off, warning, slap on the wrist, scold, lecture 139 Chiaroscuro A monochrome picture made by using several different shades of the same colour 140 Chicane A moveable barrier used in motor racing to reduces speed. 141 Chimerical Production by a wildly fanciful imagination or utopia 142 Chivalry Gallantry, politeness, Courtliness, politeness 143 Chromosome DNA, RNA, Genetic material, gene 144 Churn Mix, agitate, roil, shake, stir up 145 Chutzpah Gall, nerve, cheek, brass neck, impudence, irritate, annoy, provoke, disrespect 146 Clamorous Noisy, vociferous, loudly, boisterous, deafening 147 Claret Dark red, maroon, ruby, Burgundy, wine-coloured 148 Classic Archetypical, Model, Standard, traditional, lofty 149 Classical Orthodox, conventional, traditional 150 Clement Mild, balmy, pleasant, temperate, kind. 151 Close Shut, lock, seal, slam, secure, close up 152 Cloud nine Elation /Feelings of well being 153 Coast Sea side, seashore, coastline, 154 Cobble Rectangular paving stone with curved top, once used to make roads, repair or mend. 155 Coccyx The end of the vertebral column in humans and tailless apes Shaheen Academy, 2279319
  6. 6. S# WORDS MEANINGS 156 Coercive Serving or intended to coerce (force/persuade) 157 Coif A skullcap worn by nuns under a veil or by soldiers under a hood of mail 158 Collage Patchwork, collection, clutter 159 Comatose Exhausted, dragging spent, used up, passed out. 160 Comely Becoming, according to fashion, vogue, trend 161 Commiserate Sympathize, show condolence, pity, empathize 162 Commute Travel, convert, alter, exchange, transform, substitute 163 Compact Compressed, solid, packed together, dense 164 Compatible Well-matched, well-suited, companionable 165 Complacent Smug, contented, smug, unworried 166 Concerted Concentrated, resolve, determined, strenuous 167 Condone Over look, disregard, pardon, excuse, ignore. 168 Conciliatory Appeasing, mollify, pacifying, assuaging, peace-making 169 Confiscatory Taken into legal possession, seize 170 Confound Stun, amaze, puzzle, mystify, confuse, baffle, bewilder 171 Congeal Set, clot, coagulate, harden, solidify 172 Congruent Matching, similar, harmonious, harmonizing 173 Contemporary Modern, current, present-age, existing, belonging to the same age 174 Contiguous Neighbour, adjacent, adjoin, bordering 175 Contradow 176 Contravention Breaking, infringement, breach, flouting 177 Contrive Plot, engineer, manufacture, machinate (conspire) 178 Contumely Insult, abuse, a rude expression, vilification, revilement 179 Contusion Bruise, discoloration, bump, black eye, shiner 180 Copacetic Completely satisfactory, copesettic, 181 Conquetry toying, minx, flirting, tease, vamp, dalliance, flirtation, coquetry, trifling, flirt, coquette, dawdling 182 Cordial Amiable, pleasant, friendly, affable 183 Cordiality Friendliness, warmth, geniality, affability. 184 Corked (of wine) tainted in flavor by a cork containing excess tanin 185 Corollary Consequence, result, effect, out come. 186 Corpuscle Either of the two types of cells (erythrocytes and leukocytes) atom, molecule 187 Corroborating Confirm, agree, supporting, back up, lavish care on 188 Cosset Cherish, protect, pamper 189 Coterie In-group, inner circle, pack, camp, an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose 190 Covert Secret, clandestine, concealed, hidden
  7. 7. S# WORDS MEANINGS 191 Coveted Famous, popular, in demand, desirable. 192 Crass Insensitive, obtuse, stupid. 193 Craven Gutless, spineless, cowardly, timorous, weak 194 Crenellate Provide with battlements/fortifications. 195 Crescendo Increase, upsurge, swelling, build up, climax, loudening 196 Crescent Semi-circular, hemisphere, falcate, curved 197 Criterion Standard, norm, decisive factor, condition standard 198 Cue Prompt, sign, signal, indication, reminder 199 Cul-de-sac Dead end, blind alley (French –Bottom of a sack). 200 Cut and run Speedily retreat from a difficult situation rather than deal with/escape 201 Cuvee A type, blend or batch of wine especially champagne 202 Cygnet A young swan 203 Cynical Pessimistic, mocking, distrustful, skeptical, suspicious 204 Dacha Russian country cottage especially holiday home, 205 Dale Vale, gorge, basin, dell, small valley 206 Dam Barrier, block, weir, wall, block up, hold back 207 Dappled Spotted, Mottled, speckled, stippled 208 Dark horse Unexpected person, person with hidden qualities, a racehorse about which little is known, a political candidate who is not well known but could win unexpectedly. 209 Dead-ender An end of a road or passage from which no exit is possible, a situation offering no prospects of progress. 210 Deadhead A train or bus or cab travelling empty, faded flower-head 211 Debility Weakness, impediment, hindrance, encumbrance, obstacle 212 Debunk Expose, show up, discredit, demystify, throw light on 213 Debut First appearance, entrance, unveiling, presentation 214 Decant Pour out, pour, transfer, empty 215 Decathlon An Athletic contest consisting of ten different events. 216 Decelerate Slow down, lose speed, brake 217 Decorum Etiquette, good behavior/manners, discipline 218 Decry Condemn, criticize, belittle, depreciate 219 Defenestration The act of throwing someone or something out of the window 220 Deferential Respectful, admiring, Reverent, Courteous 221 Deferment Postponement, rescheduling, putting off , suspension 222 Delegate Give, allot, pass on, hand over, entrust 223 Delta The 4th letter of Greek alphabet/ a triangular area of earth, alluvium etc at the mouth of the river formed by its diverging outlets 224 Demographic A statistic characterizing human population/ segments of human population broken down by age, gender or income.
  8. 8. 225 Demure Modest, coy, overmodest, shy, decorous Shaheen Academy -2279319 S# WORDS MEANINGS
  9. 9. 226 Denomination Value or weights of money, quantity/a group of religious congregations 227 Deracinate Pull up, dig up, root out, rip up 228 Desiccate Dry, Dry out, dehydrate 229 Deuce Devil, Dickens/a tie in tennis or table tennis that requires winning two successive points to win the game 230 Devious Deceitful, Scheming, designing, wily, underhanded 231 Dexter onthe right side; right; noting the side of a heraldic shield that is to the right of one who bears it ( opposed to sinister). 232 Diaspora disbandment, dispersal, dispersion, dissolution, escape, exodus, refugee flow 233 Diffidence backwardness, bashfulness, constraint, doubt, fear, hesitation, , meekness, modesty, mousiness, reluctance, sheepishness, shyness, timidity, timorousness, 234 Diffident Shy, hesitant, timid, reluctant. 235 Diligence Carefulness, industry, assiduousness, attentiveness 236 Diligent Hard-working, industrious, meticulous, attentive, careful, watchful 237 Diocese See, Bishopric, episcopate, the territorial jurisdiction of a bishop 238 Diorama Panorama, cyclorama, a series of pictures representing a continuous scene 239 Diptych A painting or carving on two panels (usually hinged like a book). 240 Discombobulate Bewilder, bemuse, throw, cause to be confused emotionally 241 Discourse Dialogue, conversation, discussion, communication. 242 Discrepancy Inconsistency, Difference, divergence, deviation, disagreement. 243 Discretion Carefulness, judgment, prudence 244 Disdain Scorn, disregard, derision, contempt. 245 Disingenuous Insincere, untruthful, hypocritical, Devious. 246 Dissension Opposition, disagreement, discord, rebellion, Conflict. 247 Dissent Dispute, disagreement, rebel, oppose, balk, differ 248 Dissenter Rebel, nonconformist, maverick , dissident 249 Dissonance Discord, disagreement, difference, conflict 250 Diva Prima donna, a distinguished female operatic singer/star. 251 Divagate Digress, wander, stray, lose clarity, turn aside from main subject 252 Divulge Reveal, make known, tell, disclose. 253 Docent A teacher at some universities, a person who is a knowledgeable guide, especially one who conducts visitors through a museum and delivers a commentary on the exhibitions. 254 Dote Shower with love; show excessive affection for 255 Downy Silky, velvety, fluffy, furry , feathery 256 Droll Amusing, funny, comic, humorous, entertaining 257 Dryad Fairy, Nymph, Elf, Goblin 258 Dulcet Sweet, melodious, soothing, honeyed 259 Dunce A stupid, hammerhead, loggerhead, dumbass, having low intelligence.
  10. 10. 260 Duplication Repetition, replication, doubling, replica, Photocopying S# WORDS MEANINGS 261 Edda tropical starchy tuberous root, old Norse poems 262 Effect Result, consequence, out come. 263 Effervescent Fizzy, bubbling, sparkling, vibrant, lively 264 El dorado A place of fabulous wealth or inordinately great opportunity 265 Electrolytes 1. (Physics / General Physics) a solution or molten substance that conducts electricity 2. (Chemistry) a. a chemical compound that dissociates in solution into ions b. any of the ions themselves 266 Elicit Draw out, extract, bring out, obtain 267 Elucidate Make clear, clarify, explain. 268 Elusive Indescribable, hard to pin down, intangible. 269 Embed Set in, implant, insert, drive in. 270 Embedded Rooted, entrenched, surrounded 271 Emblazon Portray, make noticeable, display, splash 272 Emblematic Symbolic, representative , characteristic, illustrative 273 Emboss Stamp, embellish, decorate, imprint, make fancy 274 Emit Produce, give off, release, discharge, secrete. 275 Empathy Understanding, sympathy, compassion 276 Emulate Imitate, follow, copy 277 Encomium 1. Warm, glowing praise. 2. A formal expression of praise; a tribute 278 Encumber Burden, hinder, hamper, impede 279 Encyclical a circular letter sent to all the churches of a particular area in the ancient Catholic Church. 280 Enhance Develop, boast, increase, develop 281 Ennui Boredom, tedium, languor, world-weariness 282 Epicenter Point on the earth’s surface directly above the true center of the seismic disturbance from which the shock waves of an earthquake seem to radiate. 283 Equipoise Equipoise is a popular steroid that is known for its quality gains of muscle mass. 284 Equivocate Beat about the bush, fudge, prevaricate, quibble. 285 Ergometer Exercise machine , equipped with an apparatus for measuring the work performed by exercising. 286 Eschew Avoid, shun, disdain, give up, have nothing to do with. 287 Espalier the horticultural and ancient agricultural practice of controlling woody plant growth by pruning and tying branches so that they grow in relatively flat planes, 288 Ethic Moral philosophy, morality 289 Etude an instrumental musical composition, 290 Euphonious Golden, silvery,lyrical, mellifluent, mellifluous, mellow, melodic, melodious, musical 291 Evanescent Fleeting, escaping, brief, temporary, momentary 292 Evasive Elusive, slippery, shifty, cagy, ambiguous 293 Evocative Reminiscent, suggestive, redolent
  11. 11. 294 Excavate Dig out, unearth, hollow out. 295 Execrable Very bad, terrible, disgusting, repulsive. S# WORDS MEANINGS 296 Exhortation Catchphrase, refrain, puzzle word 297 Exonerate Clear, absolve, vindicate, forgive 298 Exploitation Misuse, mistreatment, abuse, management 299 Extemporaneous Done or said without preparation or thought 300 Extrapolate to guess or think about what might happen using information that is already known 301 Extricate Remove, get out, extract, free, rescue 302 Extrinsic coming from outside, or not related to something 303 Fabricate Formulate, construct, make a cock and bull story, manufacture 304 Facile Too easy, simplistic, superficial 305 Facilitate Assist, make easy, make possible, help 306 Fait accompli An action which has already been done and which cannot be changed 307 Fakir A member of an Islamic group or a Hindu religious man, 308 Fartlek Means "speed play" in Swedish, is a form of interval training which puts stress on the whole aerobic energy system due to the continuous nature of the exercise. 309 Fascia Façade, front, face, outlook, front part 310 Fateful Momentous, significant, crucial, critical 311 Faux Unreal, artificial, fake, false 312 Fawning Flattering, submissive, 313 Feasible Viable, possible, reasonable, practicable 314 Feckless Incompetent, useless, hopeless, useless, feeble, weak 315 Felicitous Fortune, lucky, blessed 316 Felicity Joy, happiness, cheerfulness 317 Feral Untamed, uncultivated, undomesticated, natural, wild 318 Fermentation to (cause something to) change chemically through the action of living substances, such as yeast or bacteria 319 Fiesta Gala, carnival, feat, celebration 320 Figment Fabrication, creation, imaginative thing, invention, hallucination, illusion 321 Filigree Delicate jewellery made from twisted silver, wire, decorative open pattern 322 Finagle Wangle, foist, persuade, coax, trick 323 Fistmele Fistmele, also known as the "brace height", is an older term used in archery to describe the correct distance (about seven inches) between a bow and its string 324 Flaunt Show off, exhibit, display, parade 325 Flibbertigibbet A silly person who talks too much 326 Florid Ornate, too much decoration, elaborate, extravagant
  12. 12. 327 Flotsam and Jetsam Wreckage of odds and ends; bits and pieces, pieces of broken wood and other waste materials found on the beach or floating on the sea. 328 Flux Fluctuation, instability, change, variation 329 Fop A man who is extremely interested in his appearance and wear very decorative clothes, disapproving 330 Forswear Renounce, reject, disown, give up, abjure. S# WORDS MEANINGS 331 Frowsy Slovenly, negligent of neatness especially in dress and person, habitually dirty 332 Funicular Cable railway, a railway up the side of a mountain pulled by a moving cable, relating to or operated by cable. 333 Gable The vertical triangular wall between the sloping ends of the gable roof 334 Galoot A disreputable or clumsy man, notorious, infamous 335 Galvanize Spur, rouse, stir up, incite, stimulate 336 Gambit Ploy, strategy, scheme, maneuver, plotting 337 Garnish Adorn, decorate, embellish, dress up, beautify 338 Gaudy Showy, extravagant, garish, kitschy 339 Genocide Race murder, racial extermination , systematic killing of a racial or cultural group 340 Geodesic The shortest line between two points on a mathematically defined surface 341 Gesticulate Gesture, wave, signal, motion, sign, indicate 342 Gesundheit (Interjection from German, meaning "health"). There are several proposed origins for the use "Bless you" in the context of sneezing. 343 Gild Cover with gold, make golden 344 Glaucoma An eye disease that damages the optic nerve and impairs vision 345 Glaze Shiny finish, varnish, shiny surface 346 Glib Pat, persuasive, smooth, convincing 347 Glucose A monosaccharide sugar-important source of energy 348 Gradient Incline, slop, hill, rise, 349 Grapevine Gossip, rumor mill 350 Green Immature, inexperience, emerald, fresh 351 Gridlock Traffic jam, congestion, deadlock 352 Guileless Frank, friendly, candid, straightforward 353 Guise Appearance, semblance, costume, dress 354 Gull Aquatic bird, gullible, easy to make fool, 355 Guru Spiritual/religious leader or teacher, sage, spiritual guide 356 Habiliments Clothing article of clothing, habiliment, wearable 357 Hackles A feeling of anger and animosity, dander 358 Hail Sleet, frozen rain, summon, call, arrive 359 Halcyon Untroubled, clam, peaceful, heavenly 360 Hallux Big toe, great toe, the first innermost toe 361 Hammer and Enthusiastically or vehemently, passionately
  13. 13. S# WORDS MEANINGS 367 Herbicide a chemical which is used to destroy plants, especially weeds 368 Herculean Exceptional, prodigious, heroic, formidable 369 Hermetic Sealed tight, air tight, enclosed 370 Heterogeneous Varied, mixed, diverse, various 371 Hiatus Pause, break, gap, space 372 Holistic-medicine treatment which deals with the whole person, not just the injury or disease 373 Homeopathy a system of treating diseases in which ill people are given very small amounts of natural substances which, in healthy people, would produce the same effects as the diseases produce 374 Hone Sharpen, whet, grind, polish 375 Horse latitudes Horse Latitudes or Subtropical High are subtropicallatitudes between 30 and 35 degrees both north and south 376 Hue and cry a noisy expression of public anger or disapprovals 377 Humane Kind, caring, gentle 378 Hydra in ancient Greek stories, a creature with many heads that grew again when cut off /a difficult problem that keeps returning 379 Hypertension a medical condition in which your blood pressure is extremely high 380 Hypothermia a serious medical condition in which a person's body temperature falls below the usual level as a result of being in severe cold for a long time 381 Ichor Pus, a fluid product of inflammation 382 Idealist Romantic, optimistic 383 Ilk Type, like, sort, kind, class, breed 384 Illicit Illegal, unlawful, illegitimate, dishonest, criminal 385 Imam (Islam) the man who leads prayers in a mosque. 386 Immobilize Put out of action, bring to a halt, stop, mobilize 387 Immolate to kill yourself or someone else, or to destroy something, usually by burning, in a formal ceremony 388 Impediment Obstruction, obstacle, hurdle, barrier, hindrance 389 Impending Imminent, looming, in the near future, awaiting, approaching 390 Impetuous Impulsive rash, hasty, unthinking, sudden 391 Impetus Momentum, force, impulsion, thrust, motion, movement 392 Impinge Impose, intrude, encroach, interrupt 393 Implacable Pitiless, ruthless, cruel, merciless 394 Importune Pester, harass, plague, annoy, pursue Tongs 362 Harangue Rant, berate, criticize, address, scold. 363 Hawk Predator bird, an aggressive person, a plasterer’s square board with a handle for carrying plaster 364 Hector Bully, harass, intimidate, push around 365 Heinous Monstrous, terrible, odious, dreadful, shocking 366 Hem and haw Indicated hesitation, shilly-shallying
  14. 14. 395 Imprecation A slanderous accusation, act of calling down curse that invokes evil. 396 Impregnable Invincible, secure, unconquerable, impenetrable, indestructible 397 Improvise Manage, cope with , make up 398 Impugn Hold responsible, charge, accuse, point finger at, hold accountable 399 Impute Attribute, ascribe, assign, charge 400 Inanity Absurdity, silliness, ridiculousness, foolishness 401 Incarnate Personified, alive, in material form S# WORDS MEANINGS
  15. 15. 402 Incentive Encouragement, motivation, inducement, enticement 403 Incisive expressing an idea or opinion in a clear and direct way which shows good understanding of what is important, insight, keen, sharp, penetrating 404 Inculcate to fix beliefs or ideas in someone's mind, especially by repeating them often, instill, 405 Indigent Poor, needy, impoverish, destitute, pauper, penniless, poverty-stricken 406 Ineradicable Impossible to remove, permanent, fast, ineffaceable 407 Inertia Inactivity, lethargy, torpor, indolence, sluggishness 408 Infallible Perfect, foolproof, reliable, dependable, flawless 409 Infidel Unbeliever of religious faith, unfaithful, 410 Infraction when someone breaks a rule or law 411 Infusion Mixture, blend, combination, cocktail, brew 412 Inherent Inborn, innate, intrinsic, natural 413 Iniquity Wickedness, vile, evil, injustice, crime 414 Innocuous Harmless, inoffensive, safe, mild 415 Innovate to introduce changes and new ideas 416 Inoculate Immunize, vaccinate 417 Inordinate Excessive, undue, unwarranted, extravagant, unreasonable 418 Inquisition Inquiry, inquest, examination, investigation 419 Inscrutable Deadpan, unfathomable, impenetrable, unreadable 420 Inter Bury, put in the ground, lay to rest 421 Intransigent Inflexible, stubborn, adamant, obstinate, unyielding 422 Intrinsic Inherent, built- in, basic, essential, fundamental, 423 Irrefutable Certain, unquestionable, convincing, undeniable 424 Isotropic having physical properties, as conductivity, elasticity, etc., that are the same regardless of the direction of measurement 425 Itinerant Travelling, roving, wandering, nomadic, roaming 426 Jackknife Pocket knife, penknife, switchblade 427 Jaded World-weary, tired, exhausted, lackluster 428 Jargon Terminology, lingo, slang, argot, language 429 Jejune Sophomoric, unsophisticated, immature, puerile 430 Jell Come together, fall into place, take shape , sort itself out 431 Jeopardy Danger, threat, peril, hazard, difficulty 432 Jeremiad A jeremiad is a long literary work, usually in prose, but sometimes in poetry, in which the author bitterly laments the state of society and its morals in a serious tone and always contains a prophecy of society's imminent downfall. 433 Jettison Throw overboard, throw out, abandon, discard 434 Jig Dance, hop, caper, leap 435 Jihad Holy war (Muslims), crusade, 436 Jingoism Chauvinism, extreme form of patriotism, extreme nationalism S# WORDS MEANINGS
  16. 16. 437 Jitney 1. A small motor vehicle, such as a bus or van that transports passengers on a route for a small fare. 2. Archaic A nickel. 438 Jocular Humorous, funny, jovial, joking 439 Jocund Sprightly and lighthearted in disposition, character, or quality. 440 Joist Beam, support, truss, spar 441 Journeyman 1. One who has fully served an apprenticeship in a trade or craft and is a qualified worker in another's employ. 2. An experienced and competent but undistinguished worker. 442 Joust Argue, dispute, wrangle 443 Jubilee Anniversary, celebration, festival 444 Judicial Legal, court, sensible, reasonable 445 Judicious Careful, cautious, sensible, well-thought out 446 Juggernaut Something, such as a belief or institution, that elicits blind and destructive devotion or to which people are ruthlessly sacrificed. 447 Juncture Point in time, stage, moment, occasion 448 Junket 1. A dessert made from flavored milk and rennet. 2. A party, banquet, or outing. 3. A trip or tour, especially: a. One taken by an official at public expense. b. One taken by a person who is the guest of a business or agency seeking favor or patronage. 449 Junta Military rule, government by army, stratocracy, state of emergency 450 Justify Validate, rationalize, give good reason for 451 Juxtapose Put next to, put together, put adjacent to 452 Kahuna (Kahuna is a Hawaiian word ) Priest, sorcerer, magician, wizard, minister, expert in any profession. 453 Ken Knowledge, comprehension, awareness, acquaintance 454 Kerfuffle n -Informalchiefly Brit commotion; disorder; agitation, vb -(tr)Scot to put into disorder or disarray; ruffle or disarrange 455 Kibitz 1. To look on and offer unwanted, usually meddlesome advice to others.2. To chat; converse. 456 Kiln Oven, furnace 457 Kismet Fate, fortune, destiny, luck, lot 458 Lacerating Slashing, tearing 459 Laconic Terse, short, brief, precise, economical, to the point 460 Lacunae an absent part, especially in a book or other piece of writing 461 Laity all the people who are involved with a church but who are not priests 462 Lampoon Ridicule, satirize, make fun of, skit, parody 463 Lapidary A lapidary (the word means "concerned with stones") is an artist or artisan who forms stone, mineral, gemstones, and other suitably durable materials (amber, shell, jet, pearl, copal, coral, horn and bone, glass and other synthetics) into decorative items 464 Largess Largesse, willingness to give money, or money given to poor people by rich people 465 Latent Dormant, hidden, covert, buried, embryonic, underlying 466 Lathe Machine tool for shaping metal or wood; the workpiece turns about a horizontal axis against a fixed tool 467 Laud Praise, speak well of, acclaim, mention 468 Lee The side of something that is sheltered from the wind 469 Leitmotif A melodic phrase that accompanies the reappearance of a person or situation 470 Lemming Any of various shot-tailed furry-footed rodents of circumpolar distribution 471 Liement (fencing) An action in which one fencer forces the opponent"s blade into the diagonally opposite line, (that is, from high line to low line on the opposite side, or vice versa) by taking it with the guard and forte of his own blade.
  17. 17. S# WORDS MEANINGS 472 Ligament Tendon, muscle, 473 Ligature a thread or wire used for tying something, especially a blood vessel 474 Lineage Family, ancestry, family tree, extraction, root 475 Lion’s share A big share, the largest part or most of something 476 Lipid a substance such as a fat, oil or wax that dissolves in alcohol but not in water and is an important part of living cells 478 Lissome attractively thin and able to move quickly and smoothly 479 Litter Waste, trash, garbage, debris, rubbish. 480 Liturgy (a particular set of) the words, music and actions used in ceremonies in some religions, especially Christianity 481 Lodestar a star, especially the Pole Star, used to help find direction/LITERARY an example or principle that people want to follow 482 Lulu something which is extremely good or extremely bad 483 Macramé the art of weaving pieces of string together in knots to form a decorative pattern, or something made this way 484 Magnanimous Generous, fair and high minded, noble, fair 485 Magnum 1.5 litres of wine, or a bottle containing this 486 Malevolence Wickedness, ill will, malice, evil 487 Mandala Maṇḍala is a Sanskrit word that means "circle". In the Hindu and Buddhist religious traditions their sacred art often takes a mandala form. 488 Maneuver Plan, trick, tactic, plot 489 Manicured having had a manicure, tidy 490 Manifestation Demonstration, explanation, sign, materialization 491 Mansard The upper story formed by the lower slope of a mansard roof. 492 Matriculation to be formally admitted to study at a university or college 493 Mausoleum Crypt, tomb, burial chamber 494 Maverick Nonconformist person, rebel, unconventional person, rebel 495 Mean To be used to convey; denote 496 Medley Mixture, jumble, assortment, combination 497 Mélange Brew, blend, combination, mixture 498 Memento Souvenir, token, reminder 499 Menial Unskilled, tedious, boring, basic 500 Mentor Adviser, counselor , guide, tutor 501 Meritorious Commendable, praiseworthy 502 Mesa city of south-central Arizona east of Phoenix. It is a winter resort. Population: 448,000. 503 Mesmerize Captivate, spell-bound, hypnotize , charm, fascinate 504 Metabolism all the chemical processes in your body, especially those that cause food to be used for energy and growth 505 Microcosm a small place, society or situation which has the same characteristics as something much larger 506 Militate to make something less likely to happen or succeed
  18. 18. 507 Minatory Of a menacing or threatening nature; Shaheen Academy, 2279319 S# WORDS MEANINGS 508 Mirth Amusement, laughter, happiness, smile 509 Misanthropy a hatred of mankind; pessimistic distrust of human nature expressed in thought and behavior 510 Misapprehension a failure to understand something, or a belief about something that is not correct 511 Mitigation To moderate (a quality or condition) in force or intensity; alleviate 512 Modish Chic, fashionable, up-to-the-minute, vogue , stylish 513 Monolithic Colossal, monumental, too large, too regular or without interesting differences, and unwilling or unable to be changed 514 Monotheism The doctrine or belief that there is only one God. 515 Montage A single pictorial composition made by juxtaposing or superimposing many pictures or designs. A relatively rapid succession of different shots in a movie. 516 Moot Law- A hypothetical case argued by law students as an exercise., To bring up as a subject for discussion or debate 517 Morass something that is extremely complicated and difficult to deal with and makes any progress almost impossible 518 Moratorium a stopping of an activity for an agreed amount of time 519 Mordant (especially of humour) cruel; criticizing in a humorous way 520 Mosaic Decorative design made by setting small colored pieces, as of stone or tile, into a surface. 521 Mosey To move in a leisurely, relaxed way; saunter 522 Mote A very small particle; a speck 523 Motif Logo, theme, design, A dominant theme or central idea. 524 Motley Having elements of great variety or incongruity; heterogeneous 525 Mountebank 1. A hawker of quack medicines who attracts customers with stories, jokes, or tricks. 2. A flamboyant charlatan./showy imposter 526 Mulct A penalty such as a fine. 527 Mumbo jumbo Non-sense, gibberish, hogwash 528 Murky Dark, foggy, gloomy, muddy, cloudy, shady 529 Muse A guiding spirit. b. A source of inspiration., think, ponder 530 Must To be obliged or required by morality, law, or custom 531 Myriad a very large number of something, Constituting a very large, indefinite number; innumerable 532 Nadir the worst moment, or the moment of least hope and least achievement 533 Nary Not one, not any 534 Nee 1. Born. Used to indicate the maiden name of a married woman.2. Formerly known as. 535 Neologism 1. A new word, expression, or usage. 2. The creation or use of new words or senses. 536 Nexus an important connection between the parts of a system or a group of things 537 Nibelung 1. Any of a race of subterranean dwarfs whose hoard of riches and magic ring were taken from them by Siegfried.A follower of Siegfried. 538 Niche Place, position, slot 539 Nike Greek Mythology -The goddess of victory.
  19. 19. 540 Nip and tuck If a competition is nip and tuck, first one side seems to be winning and then the other, so that the result is not certain 541 Non sequitur a statement which does not correctly follow from the meaning of the previous statement 542 Nuance Shade, tone, tinge, fine grading /distinction Shaheen Academy S# WORDS MEANINGS 543 Nuclear family A family unit consisting of a mother and father and their children. 544 Obeisance obedience and respect, or something you do which expresses this 545 Obi A wide sash fastened in the back with a large flat bow, worn by women in Japan as a part of the traditional dress. 546 Obliterate Wipe out, destroy, demolish, diminish 547 Obsequious Fawning, sycophantic, flattering, submissive 548 Obstreperous Hostile, bad-tempered, quarrelsome, argumentative 549 Obtuse Dull-witted, simple-minded, Lacking quickness of perception or intellect. 550 Odometer An instrument that indicates distance traveled by a vehicle. 551 Onerous Burdensome, arduous, heavy, difficult 552 Onslaught a very powerful attack 553 Onyx A stone that occurs in bands of different colors and is used as a gemstone. 554 Opaque Not clear, vague, thick, dense 555 Opportune Apt, appropriate, right, suitable 556 Optimum Best, most favorable, finest, most select 557 Orb A sphere or spherical object. 2. a. A celestial body, such as the sun or moon. B.The earth. 558 Origami 1. The art or process, originating in Japan, of folding paper into shapes representing flowers and birds, for example.2. A decorative object made by folding paper. 559 Orthodox Conventional, traditional, conformist, mainstream 560 Orthotic Also, orthosis.a device or support, especially for the foot, used to relieve or correct an orthopedic problem. 561 Otiose Serving no practical purpose or result.2. Indolent; idle. 562 Overdraft an amount of money that a customer with a bank account is temporarily allowed to owe to the bank, or the agreement which allows this, The act of overdrawing a bank account.A current of air made to pass over the ignited fuel in a furnace 563 Oxymoron two words used together which have, or seem to have, opposite meanings 564 Pad Protection, filling, cushion, stuffing 565 Paddy a rice field, rice, especially in the husk, either uncut or gathered. 566 Palatable Edible, pleasant, appetizing, delicious 567 Palaver Chatter, talk, chitchat, gossip 568 Palazzo Palazzo is more broadly used in Italian than the English word ―palace‖. In Italy, a palazzo is a grand building of some architectural ambition, family house 569 Palpitation Tremor, shudder , rapid or irregular heart beats 570 Pampas Lowland, grassland, prairie 571 Pan a metal container that is round and often has a long handle and a lid, used for cooking things on top of a cooker, v- criticize, berate
  20. 20. 572 Pandemic Plague, deadly disease, virulent disease 573 Paper tiger something, such as an enemy or foreign country, which seems very strong and very dangerous, but which is really weak and not harmful 574 Papier-mâché pieces of paper mixed with glue or with flour and water and used to make decorative objects or models 575 Par Equivalence, balance, equal to , similarity 576 Paradox Contradiction, irony, inconsistency 577 Paragon Model, archetype, ideal, shining example S# WORDS MEANINGS 578 Paramedic A paramedic is a healthcare professional that works in emergency medical situations. 579 Parameter Limitation, restriction, limit, constraints, bound 580 Parcel Carton, pack, package, bundle 581 Pare Peel, trim, prepare, cut 582 Parlous Perilous; dangerous 583 Paroxysm Convulsion, outburst, spasm 584 Pathos Sorrow, sadness, sad, tragedy, misery 585 Patisserie A bakery specializing in French pastry 586 Peccadillo Sin, indulgence, transgression, crime, wrongdoing 587 Pedestrian Hiker, ambler, walker, strider 588 Peerless Matchless, unequaled, unrivaled, first-class 589 Pending Awaiting, until, in anticipation of , in the course of, 590 Pendulous Hanging loosely; suspended so as to swing or sway.2. Wavering; undecided. 591 Peninsula Neck of land, cape, isthmus 592 Penultimate Last but one, second to last, one before last 593 Perfidious Disloyal, treacherous, deceitful, dishonest, 594 Perfidy Treachery, disloyalty, deceit, 595 Perfunctory Unthinking, mechanical, automatic 596 Perimeter Border, edge, boundary, outer limit, outskirts 597 Peripheral Marginal, unimportant, nonessential, minor 598 Periphery Margin, edge, borderline, side-line 599 Permeate Infuse, pervade, flood, seep into, filter through 600 Permutation Variation, change, alteration 601 Peroration Speech, discourse, words, address 602 Perpetuate Be responsible for, effect, everlasting, continue, carry on 603 Perseverance Determination, insistence, firmness, resolve 604 Persnickety Fussy, picky, difficult to please, fastidious 605 Perspicacious Insightful, wise, astute, sagacious , sharp 606 Phalanx A compact or close-knit body of people 607 Phlegmatic Unconcerned, indifferent, undemonstrative, matter-of-fact 608 Picayune Of little value or importance; paltry 609 Piety Goodness, faithfulness, holiness
  21. 21. 610 Pilaster Pillar, column, support, stake, pole 611 Placate Pacify, calm down, sooth, placid, to make peaceful 612 Placebo Sop , gesture, panacea 613 Plague Pestilence, disease, infection, black death, epidemic, out break 614 Platonic Spiritual, friendly, nonphysical, companionable 615 Plethora Overabundance, excess, surfeit, embarrassment , surplus 616 Pollex The first, or preaxial, digit of the fore limb, corresponding to the hallux in the hind limb; the thumb. 617 Polyunsaturated Of or relating to long-chain carbon compounds, especially fatty acids WORDS MEANINGS 618 Pomp Showy, display, attractive, ceremony 619 Porcinely Adverb- Grossness or gluttony, swinishly 620 Portmanteau anewwordformedbyjoiningtwoothers; "`smog' isablendof `smoke' and `fog'"; '/blending 621 Portray Depict, represent, describe, reveal, expose 622 Postulate Assume, guess, hypothesize, suggests, claim 623 Potable Drinkable, clean, filtered 624 Potpourri Hodgepodge, assortment, collection 625 Precipitate Sudden, hasty, hurried, rash, impulsive 626 Précis Sum up, summarize, gist, abridge, condense 627 Preclude Prevent, rule out, stop, exclude, disqualify 628 Precursor Forerunner, ancestor, predecessor, antecedent 629 Predatory Greedy, voracious, grasping 630 Pre-emptive Preventive, anticipatory, blocking 631 Premise Basis, foundation, idea, argument, hypothesis 632 Premonition Forewarning, intuition, hunch, omen 633 Preplate Packaging, finishing 634 Prevail Succeed, win over, overcome 635 Prevalent Common, widespread, rife, rampant 636 Prig to cheapen, to filch or steal, snob, snot 637 Primal Primitive, primordial, prehistoric, original 638 Privation Hardship, deprivation, adversity, neediness 639 Pro forma Document, form , questionnaire 640 Procrastinate Put off, delay, postpone, adjourn 641 Procure Obtain, acquire, get, buy, gain 642 Prodigious Abnormal, extraordinary, unusual, impressive 643 Prolific Productive, creative, fertile 644 Proponent Advocate, supporter, promoter, fan 645 Proscription Banning, Prohibition, exclusion
  22. 22. 646 Provender Food, provisions, grub 647 Provident Visionary, sagacious, foreseeing 648 Provocative Challenging, provoking, stimulating 649 Prowess Ability, skill, expertise 650 Prune Cut, trim, reduce 651 Purchase Buy, pay for, obtain, procure 652 Putrid Rotten, decaying, decomposed 653 Quadriceps Great extensormuscleofknee, dividedaboveintofourpartswhichuniteinasingletendonattheknee. 654 Quagmire Swamp, bog, marsh, predicament, dilemma 655 Quarter District, sector, section, divide into four parts 656 Queasy Sick, ill, green about the gills 657 Querulous Petulant, argumentative, irritable, confrontational 658 Queue Line, file, row, line up 659 Quintessential Ideal, model, prototype, archetypical 660 Quintile 1. The astrological aspect of planets distant from each other by 72° or one fifth of the zodiac. 2. Statistics The portion of a frequency distribution containing one fifth of the total sample. 661 Quorum 1. The minimal number of officers and members of a committee or organization, usually a majority, who must be present for valid transaction of business 2. A selected group. 662 Radiant Happy, healthy, glowing, beaming , sunny, joyful 663 Rakish Dashingly or sportingly stylish; jaunty, Nautical Having a trim, streamlined appearance 664 Rambunctious Boisterous and disorderly. unruly 665 Rapacious Greedy, voracious, grasping, insatiable 666 Rapport Relationship, understanding, link, affinity, liking 667 Raze Destroy, demolish, annihilate, level, flatten 668 Reactionary Backward looking, die-hard, Characterized by reaction, especially opposition to progress or liberalism; extremely conservative 669 Recapitulate Sum up, recap, summarize, run through, review 670 Reciprocal Mutual, give-an-take, joint, shared, equal, common, 671 Reclamation Recovery, repossession, retrieval 672 Reclusive Isolated, cloistered, solitary, withdrawn , secluded 673 Reconnoiter Explore, scout, investigate, survey, inspect 674 Rectify Correct, put right, remedy 675 Red herring Trick, ploy lure, diversion, deviation 676 Redolent Scented, aromatic, fragrant, malodorous 677 Regatta A boat race or a series of boat races. 678 Regime Government, command, rule, administration, management 679 Regnant 1. Reigning; ruling, 2. Predominant.,3. Widespread; prevalent. 680 Relegate Demote, downgrade, transfer, consign, refer 681 Relief Aid, help, release 682 Remedial Corrective, curative, preventive 683 Renege Break your words or promise, go back on 684 Renovate Modernize, repair, furnish, restore
  23. 23. 685 Repute Fame, character, status, name 686 Resonance Quality, tone, Richness or significance 687 Resound Echo, resonate, boom 688 Restitution Compensation, reimbursement, repayment 689 Resuscitate Give artificial respiration to, bring around, save, give new life to 690 Retrench Save money, cut back, economize 691 Riff A member of any of several Berber peoples inhabiting Er Rif. 2. The Berber language of this people. 692 Robust Healthy, vigorous, hearty, strong 693 Roil Mix, churn, agitate , shake 694 Rope-a-dope a method of tiring out a boxing opponent by pretending to be trapped on the ropes while the opponent expends energy on punches that are blocked SHAHEEN ACADEMY, 051-2279319 WORDS MEANINGS 695 Roster List, schedule, roll, timetable 696 Ruddy Flushed, red faced, healthy-looking 697 Rue Regret, lament, sorry, remorse, repentance 698 Ruminant Any of various hoofed, even-toed, usually horned mammals of the suborder Ruminantia, such as cattle, sheep, goats, deer, and giraffes, 699 Sagacity Wisdom, prudence, sensibility, judiciousness 700 Sampan A flatbottom Asian skiff usually propelled by two oars. 701 Sampler One who is employed to take and appraise samples, as of a food product. 702 Sanatorium Hospital, clinic, infirmary, hospice 703 Sanctity Holiness, blessedness, purity, sacredness 704 Sandbagger someone who deceives you about his true nature or intent in order to take advantage of you beguiler, cheater, deceiver, trickster, slicker, cheat - 705 Sanguine Of the color of blood; red.b. Of a healthy reddish color; ruddy: a sanguine complexion. 706 Sarong A garment consisting of a length of printed cloth wrapped about the waist that is worn by men and women in Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Pacific islands. 707 Satiate Satisfy, fill, quench, slake 708 Satire caustic remark, irony, sarcasm 709 Scam swindle, cheat, rig - the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme; "that book is a fraud" 710 Sceptic/skeptic doubter, cynic, scoffer, questioner, disbeliever, Pyrrhonist 711 Sciatica Backache, lumbago, slipped disk 712 Score Achieve, gain, make, do 713 Scorned despised, detested, hated, unloved 714 Scruple Misgiving, doubt, hesitation 715 Scrutinize Inspect, examine, study, investigate 716 Scut work trivial, unrewarding, tedious, dirty, and disagreeable chores; "the hospital hired him to do scut work", a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee; 717 Scuttle Ruin, scar , scurry, scamper 718 Sear Burn, scorch, char, blister 719 Sec Moment, jiffy, instant, second, flash 720 Sedate Dignified, calm, cool, tranquilize
  24. 24. 721 Seder The feast commemorating the exodus of the Jews from Egypt, celebrated on the first night or the first two nights of Passover. 722 Sediment Residue, deposit, dregs, remains 723 Segment Section, part, piece, slice, sector 724 Seminary A school, especially a theological school for the training of priests, ministers, or rabbis. 725 Senescent Growing old; aging 726 Sensibility Awareness, deep feeling, emotional response 727 Septic Diseased, infected, festering, 728 Serendipity Chance, fate, destiny, karma, luck 729 Seriatim One after another; in a series. 730 Shaman Spiritualist, medium, sage 731 Shrapnel Fragments from an exploded artillery shell, mine, or bomb SHAHEEN ACADEMY, 051-2279319 WORDS MEANINGS 732 Sidle Edge, creep, slither 733 Sierra A range of mountains with irregular peaks or outline 734 Siesta A nap in early afternoon especially in hot countries 735 Silhouette Outline, shadow, profile, line 736 Simony Barratry, traffic in ecclesiastical offices /buying or selling of ecclesiastical privileges 737 Sinecure An office that involves minimal duties 738 Singe To burn superficially; scorch. 2. To burn off the feathers or bristles of 739 Sisyphean 1. Greek Mythology Of or relating to Sisyphus.2. Endlessly laborious or futile 740 Skeptical 1. Marked by or given to doubt; questioning: a skeptical attitude; skeptical of political promises. 2. Relating to or characteristic of skeptics or skepticism. 741 Skew To take an oblique course or direction.2. To look obliquely or sideways. 742 Skittish Moving quickly and lightly; lively.2. Restlessly active or nervous; restive. 743 Smithereens Fragments or splintered pieces; bits 744 Smorgasbord A buffet meal featuring a varied number of dishes.(Sweddish) 745 Snide Sarcastic, mean 746 Sojourn Stay, halt, To reside temporarily. 747 Solvent 1. Capable of meeting financial obligations. 2. Chemistry Capable of dissolving another substance. 748 Somatic Of, relating to, or affecting the body, especially as distinguished from a body part, the mind, or the environment; corporeal or physical 749 Sophistry Plausible but fallacious argumentation, literalism 750 Spa A resort providing therapeutic baths. 751 Specious False, erroneous , hollow, baseless 752 Specter Ghost, apparition, phantom , spirit 753 Splotch An irregularly shaped spot, stain, or colored or discolored area: 754 Spurious Lacking authenticity or validity in essence or origin; not genuine; false.2. Of illegitimate birth. 755 Squander To spend wastefully or extravagantly; dissipate 756 Stagflation stagflation is a situation in which the inflation rate is high and the economic growth rate is low.
  25. 25. 757 Stalwart Strong, healthy, muscular, sturdy 758 Stanch Firm, resolute, determined , stubborn 759 Staples A principal raw material or commodity grown or produced in a region, Produced or stocked in large quantities to meet steady demand 760 Static Motionless, stationary, still 761 Stay Wait, hang about, continue, reside 762 Stentorian loud, powerful, booming, full, carrying, strong, ringing, thundering, resounding, blaring, strident, resonant, sonorous 763 Steppe A vast, semiarid grassland, as found in southeast Europe, Siberia, and central North America 764 Sticky wicket A difficult or embarrassing problem or situation 765 Stilted Stiffly or artificially formal; 766 Stimuli An agent, action, or condition that elicits or accelerates a physiological or psychological activity or response. 767 Stipulate Specify, lay down, order 768 Stoicism Indifference to pleasure or pain; impassiveness. 769 Stratagem Trick, ploy, wile, ruse 770 Subdivision Sub-part, division , section 771 Succumb Give way, yield, give in , submit 772 Sui generis Being the only example of its kind; unique: 773 Sunder To break or wrench apart; sever. 774 Superficial Surface, shallow, phony, external 775 Superfluous Extra, surplus, not required, redundant 776 Supposition Belief, idea, guess, theory, 777 Surplice A loose-fitting, white ecclesiastical gown with wide sleeves, worn over a cassock 778 Surrealism A 20th-century literary and artistic movement that attempts to express the workings of the subconscious and is characterized by fantastic imagery and incongruous juxtaposition of subject matter 779 Surrealistic Of or relating to surrealism. 2. Having an oddly dreamlike or unreal quality 780 Sward 1. Land covered with grassy turf. 2. A lawn or meadow. 781 Swivel A link, pivot, or other fastening so designed that it permits the free turning of attached parts 782 Sycophantic Flattering, apple polishing, black slapping 783 Syllogism Reasoning from the general to the specific; deduction. 3. A subtle or specious piece of reasoning. 784 Symbiosis A relationship of mutual benefit or dependence 785 Table d’hote a Frenchloan phrase which literally means "host's table", A common table for guests at a hotel; an ordinary. 2. Now, commonly, a meal, usually of several preselected and fixed courses 786 Taboo Forbidden, unmentionable, unthinkable, banned, 787 Tactile Perceptible to the sense of touch; tangible 788 Tai chi A Chinese system of physical exercises designed especially for self-defense and meditation. 789 Tailgate One of the pair of gates downstream in a canal lock., rear gates, follow closely 790 Talk Turkey Get to the point, tell the truth 791 Tank Boiler, container, 792 Tariff Excise, tax, duty, due, levy
  26. 26. 793 Taxidermy The art or operation of preparing, stuffing, and mounting the skins of dead animals for exhibition in a lifelike state. 794 Tchotchkes A small, decorative item or souvenir, usually of no particular use, or small toys, gewgaws, knickknacks, baubles, lagniappes 795 Telepathy Thought-transference 796 Temperance Restraint, control, self-control 797 Tenacious Stubborn, obstinate, resolute, firm 798 Tessellate To form into a mosaic pattern, as by using small squares of stone or glass 799 Therapeutic Healing, beneficial, curative 800 Tinge Hint, touch, dash, drop, trace 801 Tipping point the point at which an object is displaced from a state of stable equilibrium into a new, different states 802 Titan Titan or Saturn VI, is the largest moon of Saturn, the only natural satellite known to have a dense atmosphere 803 Torpid Lazy, stagnant, languorous 804 Totem Emblem consisting of an object such as an animal or plant; serve as a family symbol 805 Totemic Belief in the kinship of a group of people with a common totem. 806 Traction Grip, toehold, footing 807 Tranquil Calm, peaceful, serene, relaxing 808 Transcend Excel, rise above, go above, surplus 809 Transient Brief, temporary, transitory, momentary 810 Transmute Change, alter, transform, metamorphose 811 Trash talk Insulting or boastful speech intended to demoralize, intimidate or humiliate 812 Treacly Overly sweet, cloying, saccharine, syrupy 813 Trepidation Fear, anxiety, restlessness, apprehension, consternation 814 Triage Sorting and allocating aid on the basis of need for or likely benefit from medical treatment or food 815 Trifle Little, touch, bit, trivial 816 Trilogy A set of three literary or dramatic works related in subject or theme 817 Trundle Roll, roll along, labour, rattle, wheel, push, drive 818 Tussle Fight, brawl, struggle, scuffle 819 Uber Denoting an outstanding or supreme example of a particular kind of a person or thing, on the pattern of 820 Uncanny Strange, mysterious, creepy, weird , eerie 821 Undergird Secure or fasten from the underside, esp by a rope or chain, provide support or a firm basis for 822 Understeer A motor vehicle have a tendency to turn lea sharply than is intended 823 Undulate Swell, roll, ripple, rise and fall, wave like motion 824 Undulating Rolling, swelling, heaving, surging 825 Unmitigated Sheer, pure, absolute, unadulterated 826 Unregenerate Not reformed morally or spiritually , stubborn, obstinate 827 Urbane Sophisticated, polished, refined, cultured, stylish, elegant 828 Vale Valley, gale, dell, dale 829 Valedictory A farewell oration, farewell praising 830 Vanquish Conquer, defeat, crush, subdue, annihilate 831 Vascular Of or relating to or having vessels that conduct and circulate fluids
  27. 27. 832 Vaud Vaud (French pronunciation: [vo]) is one of the 26 cantons of Switzerland and is located in Romandy, the French-speaking southwestern part of the country. 833 Vegetate Sit around, stagnate, be sluggish, be passive 834 Velodrome A banked oval track for bicycle or motorcycle racing 835 Venality Prostitution of talents or offices or services for reward/open to bribery 836 Vendetta Blood feud, feud, dispute, cruel, retaliation, quarrel, revenge 837 Veneer Thin covering, layer, coating, finish 838 Venerable Respected, august, esteemed, admired 839 Venomous Poisonous, deadly, fatal, toxic, lethal 840 Ventricle A heart chamber that receives blood from an atrium and pumps it to the arteries. 841 Veracity Reality, actuality, authenticity, trueness, sincerity 842 Vertex Apex, summit, highest point, pinnacle 843 Verve Vitality, energy, vim, vigour, spirit 844 Viability Capable of normal growth and development 845 Vintage Era, time, period, rein, age, epoch 846 Vintner Wine-seller, winemaker WORDS MEANINGS 847 Virago A woman regarded as noisy, scolding, or domineering.2. A large, strong, courageous woman. 848 Virulent Strong, dangerous, 849 Vista View, outlook, panorama, scene, landscape 850 Viticulture The cultivation of grapes. 851 Vituperative Using, containing, or marked by harshly abusive censure. 852 Vociferous Vocal, loud, enthusiastic, energetic 853 Voguism The prevailing fashion, practice, or style 854 Voracious Greedy, gluttonous, rapacious, ravenous, insatiable 855 Voraciousness Consuming or eager to consume great amounts of food; ravenous. 856 Vortex Eddy, whirlpool, A spiral motion of fluid within a limited area, especially a whirling mass of water or air that sucks everything near it toward its center. 857 Vulcanize To improve the strength, resiliency, and freedom from stickiness and odor of (rubber, for example) by combining with sulfur or other additives in the presence of heat and pressure. Make strong 858 Wadi a. A valley, gully, or streambed in northern Africa and southwest Asia that remains dry except during the rainy season.b. A stream that flows through such a channel.2. An oasis. 859 Wan Ashy, pale, Unnaturally pale, as from physical or emotional distress, apllid 860 Wheedle Persuade, cajole, talk, convince 861 Whiplash The lash of a whip. 2. An injury to the cervical spine caused by an abrupt jerking motion of the head, either backward or forward. (V) harm, hurt 862 Woof Bark of dog, yap/ The threads that run crosswise in a woven fabric, at right angles to the warp threads.2. The texture of a fabric 863 Wry Ironic, humorously sarcastic or mocking; "dry humor"; 864 Wunderkind 1. A child prodigy.2. A person of remarkable talent or ability who achieves great success or acclaim at an early age. 865 Xanadu An idyllic, beautiful place.
  28. 28. 866 Xanthic 1. (Chemistry) of, containing, or derived from xanthic acid,xanthic. a. yellow; yellowish. xanthochroid, n. & a. fair-haired and pale- skinned (person). 867 Xantippe The wife of Socrates, traditionally described as shrewish and scolding. any nagging, peevish, or irritable woman, quarrelsome woman 868 Xenophobic A person unduly fearful or contemptuous of that which is foreign, especially of strangers or foreign peoples. racist, nationalist, bigoted, parochial, insular, isolationist, ethnocentric, racialist 870 Xyloid Of or similar to wood. 871 Yarmulke A skullcap worn by Jewish men and boys, especially those adhering to Orthodox or Conservative Judaism. 872 Yin and yang (Philosophy) two complementary principles of Chinese philosophy: Yin is negative, dark, and feminine, Yang positive, bright, and masculine. Their interaction is thought to maintain the harmony of the universe and to influence everything within it Parents are precious pearls in the ring of life!!! azam_numl@hotmail.com Contact:03335418018

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