GRE Verbal | Barron’s 800 Destroyed | Day 4
We have already covered 90 words i.e. more than 10% of the word list. Let’s make it 15% today
91. audacious – bold
You know where did I always hear this word?
I hear it from Ravi Shashtri, “This is an audacious move by Dhoni to start the innings with R.Ashwin”
“What an audacious shot to complete his 300” said Ravi when Shehwag hit a six to get to 300 at Multan
92.aver – to affirm
The only thing which I can relate with aver is
“Please aver your attendance at the marriage”
Suppose Gayathri is getting married, so she will send a card to all her friends with a note to aver if they are coming as she has to make arrangement for the guests.
93. banter – playful conversation
Banter is two step before a person actually files an official complain against someone for “passing sexual/inappropriate comment”
But his completely depend on the situation. A person can be of a jolly nature and banter with his colleagues and this could be acceptable
Ritesh was bashed for his banter behaviour
94. bucolic – characteristic of the countryside
Natural view, serene
The church is there in the bucolic setting
95. cacophonous – unpleasant or harsh-sounding
I will let you imagine the sound(though the word is quite frequently used)
Nail rubbing against marble
High note sound of a mike when someone is actually testing it
Really irritating sound(mostly high pitch)
Caco – Bad
Phonous – Voice (Wonder where the word phone came from?)
96. cadge – to beg; sponge
This one is a bit hard, because I could not find a way to learn it. I cadge you to make me remember the word.
One of my friend actually cadged for some money to buy weed. So, don’t do drugs.
cadge – CAn David GEt me something? I beg you
97. canard – false; rumour
My girlfriend helped me remember the word.
She cooked a story saying that Canara Bank spread a rumour that it’s shutting down, but Yes Bank did.
So canara bank spreads rumors i.e. Canara Canard stories
98. caucus – meeting
Did it sound like caco and you thought it’s about evil or bad??
No it is not
Caucus is not a simple meeting, it’s a special meeting of SUPPORTERS
Couldn’t find a good way to remember the word. Help me out in the comment box
99. centrifugal – moving away from a centre
You are preparing for GRE , that means you are an engineer from India. And being an engineer you got to know the meaning of these two forces
centrifugal – towards the centre
100. centripetal – moving towards a centre
centripetal force – away from the centre
101. coalesce – to cause to become one
There is a function in SQL – coalesce(abc,1) it changes NULL present in the variable abc to 1, you know why? Because coalesce believes in equality and this thing adds consistency to the column’s data type
Coalesce synonyms – Join, union, fuse, etc.
and JOIN and UNION are used in SQL as well 😛
102. compendium – brief, comprehensive summary
What is a podium? Podium is a small structure in which your principal used to stand and deliver his speech. Podium is something brief
So is compendium !! It’s a brief summary
103. credo – statement of belief; creed
Have you ever read the Preamble(the introductory article) of the constitution?
It says ‘The government should not discriminate on the basis of caste, creed, religion, and sex.
Creed is a statement of belief which might or might not be relate
104. deference – respect; regard for another’s wish
deference comes from a beautiful word defer which means to agree to someone’s point of view due to respect.
My old uncle believes that today’ media is good for nothing. Though i did not agree to him, but I defer to him
If you and your dad disagree about the best route to the grocery store, you might defer to him, and take his route
105. detraction – the act of taking away
Easy fizzy – sounds like distraction and distraction takes you away, so does detraction 😛
106. digression – act of straying away from the main point
What is linear regression?
It is a fit of the data points towards a particular line
What is digression?
Act of staying away from the main pint 😛
107. discomfit – to make uneasy; feel embarrassed
Manager’s mean look served to discomfit me during the interview
108. discordant – not in tune
Concordant – both positive or both negative
Discordant – Opposite i.e. not aligned or not in tune
109. facilitate – to make less difficult
There were vegetable shops open after every 2 km during Corona virus outburst to facilitate availability of essentials to the common people
110. fallacious – based on false idea or fact
Fallacy mans false or having some problem
Fallacious is the same
111. fawning – seeking favours by flattering
If you are a good manager, you will yawn when someone fawn you
112. foment – arouse
fomentation is a process of stirring up,
the leader fomented the crowd against the government i.e. he arouse people against the government
113. paragon – model of perfection
These are the iconic paragon slippers which are made of perfection.
My complete family has wore these chappals(it’s so damn good)
114. preamble – preliminary statement
Preamble of Constitution – Introductory statement
115. precursor – forerunner; predecessor
pre – pehle aane wala
a person or thing that comes before another of the same kind; a forerunner.
a three-stringed precursor of the violin
116. presumptuous – rude; improperly bold
It has nothing to do with assumption
Presumptuous is rude, improperly bold
Help me learn this word also please
117. prodigal – extravagant
Prodigy is a person who is very intelligent or very skilful at a very early age. Example – Visvanathan Anand, Sachin Tendulkar, and definitely Magnus Carlsen
But what about prodigal?
This is completely opposite. It means someone who spends too much.
Everyone has at least one friend who is prodigal in nature.
118. puissant – powerful
Who is a pussy ? Some one who is afraid.
I am not a pussy, I ain’t a pussy. I am puissant i.e. powerful
119. quibble – to argue over insignificant and irrelevant details
I always love words with very specific meaning, this is one of it.
Example – The only quibble about the book is the price.
Matlab itni achchi book aur tumhara concern sirf chota sa price hai
120. quiescent – inactive; still
Remember the word dormant?
It’s almost the same – quiescent is inactive
strikes were headed by groups of workers who had previously been quiescent
Keep Learning 🙂