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Subjects : gre, english, vocabulary, bvat
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1. Party; clique (within a large group); dissension

2. Emit (an unpleasant odor or smoke); give off an unpleasant odor; give out smoke; Ex. reeking chimney; N: unpleasant odor; stench

3. Fantastic; comically hideous; strange and unnatural (causing fear or amusement)

4. Name (of a book - film - etc.); mark of rank; formal appellation as of rank or office (such as Lord or General); right or claim to possession; championship; Ex. title as head of the family; Ex. title to the estate

5. Projecting molding on building (usually above columns or pillars)

6. Serving to assist; subordinate; secondary; of a subsidy; N.

7. Willingness to take new ventures; initiative; business organization; plan (that is difficult or daring); Ex. their latest enterprise to sail round the world in a small boat

8. Break (a law); defile; desecrate; assault sexually; Ex. violate graves

9. Mongrel; mixed breed; V. hybridize

10. Manlike; resembling a human being; N.

11. Nonmoral; having no understanding of right and wrong

12. Cut to pieces with ax or sword; chop; N.

13. Small round piece of medicine; flat piece of stone or metal bearing an inscription; Ex. stone tablet on the wall

14. Worn through till the threads show; shabby and poor; hackneyed; Ex. threadbare excuses

15. Condition or period of flowering

16. Defraud a person of something; swindle; Ex. mulct the boy of his legacy

17. Stinginess; excessive frugality; ADJ. parsimonious

18. Short poem idealizing rural life; simple happy period of life (in the country); scene from such a time; Ex. idyll of two young lovers

19. Greatness (in size or extent); extent

20. Voters represented by an elected official; district so represented; group of supporters (or constituents)

21. Arrogance; excessive self-conceit

22. Firm statement that something is certainly true; promise or pledge; certainty; confidence in one's own ability; self-confidence; Ex. In spite of all his assurances - he did not come back; Ex. assurance of his loyalty; Ex. The teacher lacked assurance

23. Shine brightly with flashing points of light; Ex. glittering diamond ring; N: sparkling light; attractiveness; glamor; Ex. glitter of the sun on the waves

24. Convert (hide) into leather; make brown by exposure to the sun

25. Countercharges; V. recriminate

26. Sleep-causing; marked by sleepiness; drowsy

27. Heat; passion; zeal; ADJ. ardent

28. Creed

29. Reservoir or water tank

30. Exceed

31. Right or privilege granted by authority; right to vote; license to sell a product in a particular territory

32. Hollow; curved inwards; OP. convex

33. Simultaneous discharge of a number of shots; V.

34. Compelling immediate action; pressing; persistent; importunate; Ex. urgent in his demands

35. Cover with a thin and shiny surface; apply a glaze to; N: thin - smooth - shiny coating (as for pottery); Ex. unglazed pottery

36. Swirling current of water - air - etc.; V.

37. Confuse thoroughly

38. Metal-bearing vein(long deposit of an ore)

39. Border; edge - rim - or margin; Ex. on the verge of: very near to; V: border on

40. Make invalid; make null; invalidate

41. Make poor; deprive of natural strength or something important; Ex. impoverished soil

42. (of the senses) sharp; quickly perceptive; keen; penetrating; brief and severe; Ex. acute sense of smell/analysis/pain

43. Sceptic; doubter; person who suspends judgment until he has examined the evidence supporting a point of view; ADJ. skeptical; N. skepticism; scepticism

44. Make unnecessary; get rid of; Ex. obviate the need

45. Fight

46. Of a pole; characterized by opposite extremes; Ex. polar opposites

47. Quick clever reply

48. Dissenting (with an opinion - a group - or a government); rebellious; N.

49. Crisis; point in time; joining point; joint; act of joining

50. Quality of a musical tone produced by a musical instrument (which distinguishes it from others of the same pitch)