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SYNONYMS
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admonish = usurp (reprove) merry = gay
alienate = estrange (isolate) instigate = incite
dispel = dissipate (dismiss) belief = conviction
covet= crave (desire) belated = too late
solicit = beseech (seek) brim = border
subside = wane (drop) renounce= reject
hover = linger (stay close) divulge = reveal
heap = to pile (collect) adhesive = tenacious
veer = diverge (turn) hamper = obstruct
caprice = whim (impulse) to merit= to deserve
stifle = suffocate (smother) inert = passive
latent = potential (inactive) latitude = scope
concur = acquiesce (accept) momentary = transient
tranquil = serene (calm) admonish = cautious
lethargy = stupor (lazy) volume = quantity
furtive= stealthy (secret) meager = scanty
cargo = freight(load) baffle = frustrate
efface = obliterate(wipe out) misery = distress
pretentious = ostentatious(affected) discretion = prudence
compunction = remorse (regret) amiable = friendly
cajole = coax (wheedle ? sweet talk) incentive = provocation
Embrace = hug (hold-cuddle) latent = potential
Confiscate = appropriate (to take charge) emancipate = liberate
lament = mourn confiscate = appropriate
obstinate = stubborn acumen = exactness
metamorphosis = transform scrutiny = close examination
annihilate = to destroy fuse = combine
whet = sharpen behest = request
adage = proverb penitence = to repeat
ovation = applause overt = obvious
Efface = obliterate

TCS main Papers From Campus Recruitment at NIT Bhopal 003
You can refer to Barron's most frequently used words list for a close recap.

Vocabulary Section: (Time : 28 mins)
Synonyms -
1.Moribund ? declining, dilapidated, waning
2.Repudiate ? reject, disclaim, renounce, deny
3.Translucent ? transparent, semi- transparent, lucid, lucent, clear,
see through
4. Mitigate- alleviates, lessen, ease, alley, tune down, dull, Assuage
5. Inundate ? flood, overwhelm, swamp
6. Bilk ? deceive, trick, swindle, con
7.Nettle ? annoy, irritate, vex
8.Impugn ? hold responsible, charge, censure, accuse
9.Mulch
10.Tenacity ? stubbornness, resolve, firmness, persistence,
insistence, determination
11.Sobriety ? temperance, moderation, abstemiousness, soberness
12.Degrade ? shame, disgrace, mortify, humiliate
13.Hidebound - narrow-minded, conservative, prejudiced
14.Waif ? stray, sole, thing
15.Hamper ? basket, hinder
16.Retrograde ? nostalgic, retrospective, traditional and conservative
17.Despondent ? hopeless, low, dejected
18.Debacle ? disaster, tragedy, catastrophe
19.Nebulous ? vague, hazy, unformulated, tenuous
20.Inconsistent ? conflicting, contradictory, unreliable ,
incompatible, inhoherent
21.Paradox ? inconsistency, irony, absurdity

Paper from Campus Recruitment in Jamshedpur 2003

synonym

1. dwindle ? decrease, decline, fall, fall off, drop, drop off
2. efface - wipe out, obliterate, eradicate, destroy
3. inept ? incompetent, inexpert, clumsy
4. infirmity - ill-health, sickness
5. candid- open, frank
6. dangle - hang, swing, sway
Antonym
1. Irksome * pleasant
2. Jaunty * sorrowful, sad
3. Nebulous * precise
4. Misapprehension * comprehension * understanding
5. Obese * thin
6. Whimsical * ordinary

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Synonym and antonym

1.Harbinger ? forerunner, portent, indication
2.Cacophony ? dissonance, disharmony
3.Divulge ? reveal, disclose
4.Clutch ? grasp, grab, clasp, hold
5.Acronym ? short form, contraction, ellipsis
6.Illustrious ? memorable, well?known, famous
7.Prolific ? productive, abundant
8.Divergent ? different, deviating, conflicting
9.Jaded ? world-weary, tired, lackluster, worn-out, exhausted, bored,
fed up
10. Mien ? appearance, demeanor
11. Mitigate ? alleviate, ease, lessen, soften, allay, moderate
12. Ambitious ? determined, grand, striving
13. Aberration ? deviation, abnormality, eccentricity, oddness
14. Foray ? raid, sortie, incursion, attack, venture
15. Denounce ? condemn, accuse, criticize

Campus Recruitment in Calicut REC 1997
VERBAL SECTION: Directions for questions 1-15:
Find the synonyms of the following words.
Synonyms: (Ref: Barron's Synonyms and Antonyms)

Ponderous ? heavy, tedious, cumbersome
Mundane ? ordinary, dull, monotonous, dreary
Icon ? image, idol, emblem, symbol
Brackish ? salty, briny
Mollify ? placate, pacify, calm, appease, soothe
Depreciation ? reduction, decline
Equanimity ? composure, poise, calmness, self-control
Gist ? general idea, substance, essence
Gaudy ? garish, flashy, extravagant, loud, showy, colorful
Awry ? skewed, crooked, wrong
Repartee ? banter, joking, word play
Boisterous ? energetic, animated
Ungainly ? clumsy, awkward, ungraceful, miserly, mean, inelegant, gawky
Whimsical ? fanciful, unusual, quirky, capricious
Asperity ? roughness, severity, brusqueness
Cavil ? quibble, complain, niggle, split hairs, carp
Quixotic ? idealistic, romantic, dreamy, unrealistic, impracticable
Profound ? deep, intense, thoughtful, reflective, philosophical,
weighty, insightful
Incorrigible - habitual, persistent, inveterate, hopeless
Musty ? mildewed, moldy, stale, rank, fusty, stuffy
Waif ? stray, thing, lose, urchin, orphan
Irk ? displease, vex, annoy, trouble, bother, nag, rile
Interdict ? prohibit, veto, injunction, bar, embargo
Cohere - hold together
Rupture - break
Moribund ? dying, declining, waning
D?collet? ? low necked, revealing
Callow ? inexperienced, immature, youthful
Balmy ? mild, clement, pleasant
recalcitrant ? unruly, disobedient, obstinate, stubborn
guile ? cunningness, deviousness, slyness, cleverness, wiliness,
astuteness

Antonyms
1.Compose x disturb
2.Pristine x sullied
3.Turbid x limpid
4.Monetary x non-economical
5.Revere x threaten
6.Hamper x facilitate
7.Transient x permanence
8.Fascinate x mundane
9.Fickle x loyal
10.Contraband x legal goods
11.Repellent x attractive
12.Slur x grace
13.Protean x constant
14.Hidebound x broadminded
15.Precipitate x dilatory/contradictory


Sentence completion
A passage is given with multiple blanks. There was a passage abt
Artists,abt Money mgmt,abt Cleanliness??
SYNONYMS AND ANTONYMS.

Censure ? fault, criticize
Optimum ? best, most favorable
Candid ? frank, open, blunt, upfront, forth-right
Cite ? quote, name, mention, refer to, allude to
Effusive ? demonstrative, fussy, talkative, overenthusiastic,
vociferous, extroverted
Voluble ? articulate, vociferous, talkative
Banal ? commonplace, trivial, predictable, trite, hackneyed
Standing ? rank, permanent, position, duration, status, reputation,
eminence
Nascent ? budding, emerging, blossoming, embryonic
Clutch ? grasp, grab, hold
Generic ? general, basic, common
Empirical ? experimental, pragmatic, practical
Anomaly ? irregularity, glitch, difference
Circuitous ? roundabout, twisty, meandering, indirect, winding, tortuous
Surveillance ? observation, watch, shadowing
Objective ? aim, impartial, real, purpose, goal
Raucous ? rough, wild, hoarse, guttering
Voracious ? insatiable, avid, hungry, big, rapacious, greedy
Pedigree ? rare-breed, full-blooded, lineage
Fidelity ? loyalty, reliability
Augment ? supplement, boost, add to, bump up
Precarious ? unstable, shaky, risky, uncertain
Derogatory ? disparaging, critical, insulting, offensive
Onus ? responsibility, burden, obligation, duty
Analogous - similar, akin, related
Expedient ? measure, convenient, device, maneuver
Compliance ? fulfillment, obedience
Diffident ? shy, insecure, timid
Plaintive ? mournful, sad, melancholic, nostalgic, lamenting
Insinuate ? imply, suggest, make-out, ingratiate yourself
Misdemeanor ? wrong, sin, crime, offense
Exonerate ? clear, forgive, absolve
Gregarious ? outgoing, extroverted, sociable, expressive, unreserved
Benign ? kind, benevolent, compassionate
Attenuate ? satisfy, calm, soothe, ease
Sonorous ? loud, deep, resonant, echoing
Bolster ? boost, strengthen, reinforce, encourage
Heterodox ? unorthodox, dissenting, contrary to accepted belief,
heretical, deviating
Restiveness ? impatience, restlessness, nervousness
Effigy ? image, statue, model
Retrograde ? retrospective, traditional, conservative,
nostalgic,forward-looking(antonym)
Sacrosanct ? sacred, holy, revered
Dangle ? hang down, sway, droop, swing, suspend
Cryptic ? mysterious, enigmatic, puzzling, hidden
Debilitate ? incapacitate, weaken, hamper, encumber, hinder
Divulge ? reveal, disclose
Spendthrift ? wastrel, squanderer, compulsive shopper
Indigenous ?native, original, local
Erroneous ? mistaken, flawed, incorrect
Minion ? follower, subordinate, underling, gofer
Veracity ? reality, truth, sincerity

VERBAL REASONING

SYNONYMS:


1. CIRCUMSPECT
(i) CONDITION (ii) INSPECT (iii) CAUTIOUS (IV) RECKLESS

2. ABYSMAL - terrible
(i) SLIGHT (ii) DEEP (iii) ILLUSTRIOUS (iv) PROLIFIC

3. DILIGENT ? hardworking, industrious, meticulous, careful
(i) INTELLIGENT (ii)?..(iii)??(iv)??

4.VEHEMENT
(i) PASSIONATE (ii) CONFESY (iii) NOISY (iv) MOQULIS

5) IMPETUS
(i) CONNECT (ii) CRUCIAL (iii) STIMULUS (iv)
IMMEDIATE

6) ACRONYM
(i) ABBREVIATION (ii) SIMILAR

7) DISSEMINATE
(i) FORECAST (ii) SPREAD (iii) BRANSP

8) HARBINGER
(i) NAVAL (ii) UNCOMMON (iii) FORE RUNNER (iv) GLORY

ANTONYMS:

1) TRACTABLE
(i) OBJECTIONABLE (ii) ENJOYABLE (iii) ADAPTABLE (iv)
OBSTINATE

2) COVERT
(i) MANIFEST (ii) INVISIBLE (iii) SCARED (iv) ALTER

3) PENSIVE
(i) REPENTENT (ii) SAD (iii) THOUGHTLESS (iv)
CARELESS

4) MITIGATE
(i) AGGRAVATE (ii) RELIEVE (iii) ELEMINATE (iv)
EXHUMAN

5) DIVERGENT
(i) CONTRARY (ii) COMING TOGETHER
(iii) CONVERSANT (iv) CONTROVERSY

6) DOGMATIC
(i) SCEPTICAL (ii) RESILIENT (iii) STUBBORN (iv)
SUSPICIOUS

7) CLUTCH
(i) HOLD (ii) GRAB (iii) RELEASE (iv) SPREAD

8) MOTLEY
(i) BULKY (ii) SPECKLED (iii) HOMOGENEOUS (iv)
DIFFERENT

9) RELINQUISH
(i) PURSUE (ii) VANQUISH (iii) DESTROY
(iv) DEVASTATE

10) TRANSIENT
(i) PERMANENT (ii) REMOVED

CRITICAL REASONING SECTION

CRITICAL REASONING : THERE WILL BE 13 PASSAGES WITH 50 QUESTIONS TIME
30 MIN.
HERE I AM SENDING ONLY SOME OF THE PASSAGES (these will give only rough idea)
(ANSWERS WILL BE AS YES/NO/CAN'T SAY we are giving our answers, please check.)

1. My father has no brothers. he has three sisters who has two Childs
each.

1> my grandfather has two sons (f)
2> three of my aunts have two sons (can't say)
3> my father is only child to his father (f)
4> I have six cousins from my mother side (f)
5> I have one uncle (f)

2. Ether injected into gallbladder to dissolve gallstones. This type
one-day treatment is
enough for gallstones not for calcium stones. This method is
alternative to surgery for millions of people who are suffering from
this disease.

1> calcium stones can be cured in one day (f)
2> hundreds of people contains calcium stones(can't say)
3> surgery is the only treatment to calcium stones(t)
4> either will be injected into the gallbladder to cure the
cholesterol
based gall stones(t).

3. Hacking is illegal entry into other computer. This is done mostly
because of lack of knowledge of computer networking with networks one
machine can access to another machine. Hacking go about without
knowing that each network is accredited to use network facility.
1> Hacking people never break the code of the company which they
work for (can't say).
2> Hacking is the only vulnerability of the computers for the usage
of the data.(f)
3> Hacking is done mostly due to the lack of computer knowledge (f).
(there will be some more questions in this one )


4. Alpine tunnels are closed tunnels. In the past 30 yrs not even a
single accident has been recorded for there is one accident in the
railroad system. Even in case of a fire accident it is possible to
shift the passengers into adjacent wagons and even the living fire can
be detected and extinguished with in the duration of 30 min.

1> no accident can occur in the closed tunnels (True)
2> fire is allowed to live for 30 min. (False)
3> All the care that travel in the tunnels will be carried by rail
shutters.(t)
4>

5. In the past helicopters are forced to ground or crash because of
the formation of the ice on the rotors and engines. A new electronic
device has been developed which can detect the water content in the
atmosphere and warns the pilot if the temperature is below freezing
temp about the formation of the ice on the rotors and wings.

1> the electronic device can avoid formation of the ice on the wings
(False).
2> There will be the malfunction of rotor & engine because of
formation of ice (t)
3> The helicopters are to be crashed or down (t)
4> There is only one device that warn about the formation of ice (t).

6.In the survey conducted in mumbai out of 63 newly married house
wives not a single house wife felt that the husbands should take equal
part in the household work as they felt they loose their power over
their husbands. In spite of their careers they opt to do the kitchen
work themselves after coming back to home. The wives get half as much
leisure time as the husbands get at the weekends.

1> housewives want the husbands to take part equally in the household (f)
2> wives have half as much leisure time as the husbands have (f)
3> 39% of the men will work equally in the house in cleaning and washing


7. Copernicus is the intelligent. In the days of Copernicus the
transport and technology development was less & it took place weeks to
communicate a message at that time. Where in we can send it through
satellite with in no time ----------. Even with these fast
developments it has become difficult to understand each other.

1> people were not intelligent during Copernicus days (f).
2> Transport facilities are very much improved in now a days (can't say)
3> Even with the fast developments of the technology we can't live
happily.(can't say)
4> We can understand the people very much with the development of
communication (f).

Q8) senior managers warned the workers that because of the
introductory of Japanese industry in the car market. There is the
threat to the workers. They also said that there will be the reduction
in the purchase of the sales of car in public. The interest rates of
the car will be increased with the loss in demand.

1> Japanese workers are taking over the jobs of Indian industry
(false)
2> managers said car interests will go down after seeing the raise
in interest rates (true)
3> Japanese investments are ceasing to end in the car industry (false)
4> people are very much interested to buy the cars (false)

Q9) In the totalitarian days, the words have very much devalued.
In the present day, they are becoming domestic that is the words will
be much more devalued. In those days, the words will be very much
affected in political area. But at present, the words came very cheap
.we can say they come free at cost.

1> totalitarian society words are devalued.(false)
2> totalitarian will have to come much about words (t)
3> The art totalitarian society the words are used for the
political speeches.
4>

Q10) There should be copyright for all arts. The reele has came
that all the arts has come under one copy right society,they were use
the money that come from the arts for the developments . There may be
a lot of money will come from the Tagore works. We have to ask the
benifiters from Tagore work to help for the development of his works.

1> Tagore works are came under this copy right rule.(f)
2> People are free to go to the because of the copy right
rule.(can't say)
3> People gives to theater and collect the money for
development.(can't say)
4> We have ask the Tagore resedents to help for the developments
of art.(can't say)

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