Vocabulary for Competitive Exams 96
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A young bird that has just fledged.
A person or organization that is immature, inexperienced, or underdeveloped: "the fledgling democracies of eastern Europe".
Having a strong, pleasant taste.
(of talk or writing) Pleasant or interesting.`
Offering nothing that is stimulating or challenging: "tuneful but vapid musical comedies".
An experience involving the perception of something not present.
exquisite: lavishly elegant and refined.
The time or date (twice each year) at which the sun crosses the celestial equator, when day and night are of equal length
(of a substance) Easily evaporated at normal temperatures.
A volatile substance
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.
A discreditable lack of gratitude.
A person who writes for a living or as a hobby.
Release from slavery; set free.
Showing excessive confidence or pride: "overweening ambition".
Of or relating to the ear or the sense of hearing.
Bright blue in color, like a cloudless sky.
A bright blue color.
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.
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.
The deliberate and unlawful killing of one person by another; murder.
The police department that deals with such crimes.
Not harmful or offensive.
Place or deal with close together for contrasting effect: "black-and-white photos were juxtaposed with color images".
Used as an intensifier, often to qualify a metaphor: "a veritable price explosion".
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.
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.
A person who behaves badly or in a way that breaks the law.
Close familiarity or friendship; closeness.
A private cozy atmosphere.
enology: the art of wine making.
Subject (someone) to hostility and ill-treatment, esp. because of their race or political or religious beliefs.
Harass or annoy (someone) persistently.
Rise in rebellion.
An attempt to put an end to the authority of a person or body by rebelling: "the peasants rose in revolt".
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".
move out or away; "The troops pulled out after the cease-fire".
armistice: a state of peace agreed to between opponents so they can discuss peace terms.
Courage in pain or adversity: "she endured her illness with great fortitude".
Poetry: "they were enamored of poesy and the fine arts".
The art or composition of poetry.
Of or relating to marriage or the relationship of husband and wife; conjugal: "their connubial bed".
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...
Tear or deeply cut (something, esp. flesh or skin).
(of feelings or emotions) Wound or injure.
The violent seizure of someone's property.
An absurd misrepresentation or imitation of something.
Water saturated or strongly impregnated with salt.
Soak in or saturate with salty water: "brined anchovies".
Of similar character: "genius and madness are akin".
Related by blood.
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