Vocabulary for Competitive Exams 96

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Fledgling
A young bird that has just fledged.
A person or organization that is immature, inexperienced, or underdeveloped: "the fledgling democracies of eastern Europe".
Sapid
Having a strong, pleasant taste.
(of talk or writing) Pleasant or interesting.`
Vapid
Offering nothing that is stimulating or challenging: "tuneful but vapid musical comedies".
Hallucination
An experience involving the perception of something not present.
Racherche
exquisite: lavishly elegant and refined.
Equinox
The time or date (twice each year) at which the sun crosses the celestial equator, when day and night are of equal length
Volatile
(of a substance) Easily evaporated at normal temperatures.

A volatile substance
Genuflect
Lower one's body briefly by bending one knee to the ground, typically in worship or as a sign of respect.
Show deference or servility.
Ingratitude
A discreditable lack of gratitude.
Scribbler
A person who writes for a living or as a hobby.
Manumit
Release from slavery; set free.
Overweening
Showing excessive confidence or pride: "overweening ambition".
Aural
Of or relating to the ear or the sense of hearing.
Azure
Bright blue in color, like a cloudless sky.

A bright blue color.
Gravity
The force that attracts a body toward the center of the earth, or toward any other physical body having mass. For most purposes Newton's...
The degree of intensity of this, measured by acceleration.
Stoppage
An instance of movement, activity, or supply stopping or being stopped: "the result of the air raid was complete stoppage of production".
A blockage in a narrow passage, such as the barrel of a gun.
Culpable
Deserving blame.
Homicide
The deliberate and unlawful killing of one person by another; murder.
The police department that deals with such crimes.
Innocuous
Not harmful or offensive.
Juxtapose
Place or deal with close together for contrasting effect: "black-and-white photos were juxtaposed with color images".
Veritable
Used as an intensifier, often to qualify a metaphor: "a veritable price explosion".
Rash
Displaying or proceeding from a lack of careful consideration of the possible consequences of an action: "a rash decision".

An area of reddening of a person's skin, sometimes with raised spots, appearing esp. as a result of illness.
Revoke
Put an end to the validity or operation of (a decree, decision, or promise).
(in bridge, whist, and other card games) Fail to follow suit despite being able to do so.
Miscreant
A person who behaves badly or in a way that breaks the law.
Intimacy
Close familiarity or friendship; closeness.
A private cozy atmosphere.
Oneology
enology: the art of wine making.
Persecute
Subject (someone) to hostility and ill-treatment, esp. because of their race or political or religious beliefs.
Harass or annoy (someone) persistently.
Revolt
Rise in rebellion.

An attempt to put an end to the authority of a person or body by rebelling: "the peasants rose in revolt".
Recede
Go or move back or further away from a previous position: "the flood waters receded".
(of a quality, feeling, or possibility) Gradually diminish: "the prospects of an early end to the war receded".
Pull out
move out or away; "The troops pulled out after the cease-fire".
Cease fire
armistice: a state of peace agreed to between opponents so they can discuss peace terms.
Fortitude
Courage in pain or adversity: "she endured her illness with great fortitude".
Poesy
Poetry: "they were enamored of poesy and the fine arts".
The art or composition of poetry.
Connubial
Of or relating to marriage or the relationship of husband and wife; conjugal: "their connubial bed".
Petrify
Make (someone) so frightened that they are unable to move or think.
Change (organic matter) into a stony concretion by encrusting or replacing its original substance with a calcareous, siliceous, or other...
Lacerate
Tear or deeply cut (something, esp. flesh or skin).
(of feelings or emotions) Wound or injure.
Rapine
The violent seizure of someone's property.
Mockery
Derision; ridicule.
An absurd misrepresentation or imitation of something.
Brine
Water saturated or strongly impregnated with salt.

Soak in or saturate with salty water: "brined anchovies".
Akin
Of similar character: "genius and madness are akin".
Related by blood.
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