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Subjects : gre, english, vocabulary, bvat
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1. Falling to pieces; in a bad condition; ruined because of neglect; Ex. dilapidated old car/castle; N. dilapidation

2. Widespread; generally accepted

3. Soak; saturate; Ex. steep the fabric in the dye bath; ADJ: precipitous

4. Superfluous; more than needed or demanded

5. Exhibiting little interest or enthusiasm

6. Condense or shorten

7. Tending to cause death; highly injurious; aggressively malevolent; Ex. malignant tumor

8. Mismanage; blunder; botch; blow; spoil by clumsy behavior

9. Driving forward; N. propulsion

10. Calm and unexcitable; not easily disturbed; CF. phlegm: sticky mucus produced in the respiratory tract

11. Social outcast; Ex. Mariah the pariah

12. Lament; moan for; express sorrow or disapproval of

13. State of being deprived of something valuable or beloved; state of being bereaved or bereft

14. Speed; rapidity

15. Loiter; hang around; waste time doing nothing

16. Do drudgery; N: person who drudges

17. Path of the sun and the planets

18. Susceptible to wounds or attack; N. vulnerability

19. Pierce (with a sharp point); Ex. impaled by the spear

20. Violent; uncontrolled; Ex. unbridled rage/greed

21. Heavy and awkward to carry or wear; burdensome; Ex. cumbersome parcel/uniform

22. Vibrate pendulumlike; waver

23. Artistic; dealing with or capable of appreciating the beautiful (of a person or building); CF. aesthete; CF. aesthetics

24. Come to one as a gain; accumulate over time; come about by addition; Ex. benefits that accrue from scientific research; Ex. interest accruing in a bank account; N. accrual

25. Receiver

26. Large sled drawn by work animals

27. Perfect example or embodiment; brief summary; Ex. epitome of good manners; V. epitomize: make an epitome of; be an epitome of; embody

28. Dirty matter; ADJ. filthy

29. Infamy; disgrace arising from shameful conduct; vilification(slander); scorn; contempt; Ex. opprobrium hurled against him; ADJ. opprobrious: expressing contempt; shameful or infamous

30. Pamphlet

31. Efficiency or conciseness in using something; thrifty management of resources

32. Beginning; origin

33. Burst inward; CF. vaccum tube

34. Speak equivocally about an issue; N.

35. Make rational; devise false reasons for (one's behavior); offer an excuse; give a plausible reason for an action in place of a true - less admirable ones; N. rationalization

36. Reproduce; duplicate

37. Not planned; impromptu; extempore

38. Formidable; causing fear

39. Spot; blot; CF. blot+botch

40. Without feeling; expressionless; imperturbable; stoical; Ex. impassive face

41. Soft and mild (of air); fragrant

42. Reach a necessary standard; limit the meaning of something stated

43. Circular building or hall covered with a dome

44. Assume a particular posture; put forward; present; affect a particular attitude (to impress others); Ex. pose a threat; N.

45. Give up (a position - right - or claim); submit (oneself) passively

46. Pleasantly fat; nicely rounded

47. Features especially of the face; distinctive shape or contour of the face; CF. line

48. Waster; profligate

49. Flowing; series of changes; fluctuation; Ex. in a state of flux

50. Boisterous; noisy and uncontrollable