Frequently Asked Words In SSC Exams With Memory Tricks


GALLANT                         CHIVALROUS                              ADAMANT                     LETHAL                     BRUTAL                 FRUGAL                                               MOLLIFY                                  ATTRIBUTE                                                                                          AVENGE                                                      
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GALLANT (Adj/N)  [ga'-lant]
Meaning-
  • of brave nature 
  • able to face and deal with danger
  • of good manners and have a sense of dress and appearance
  • a man who has polite behaviour for women
Noun- Gallantness
Mind Tricks-
Gallant comes old French word "galant" meaning "make a show" related with word "gale" means "pleasure".
Girl's man is a gallant(nice man for women).
Usages-
  1. He bowed and gallantly kissed my hand.
  2. She made a gallant attempt to hide her tears.


CHIVALROUS (Adj.)   [shiv-uhl-ruhs]
Meaning-
  • a man of good manner
  • a man of kind, polite and has honour for women
Noun- Chivalry, Chivalrousness
Adverb- Chivalrously
Mind Tricks-
Chivalrous comes from Old French word "chevaleros" means knightly, noble".
Chivalrous sounds like Shiv (a Hindu God) who is known for his fearlessness and love for his wife.
Shiva ka ras piyo aur Chivalrous (brave man)ban jao. (Hindi)
Usages-
  1. The King of our country is chivalrous.
  2. We should be chivalrous.

 ADAMANT(Adj./N)   [ad-uh-muhnt, -mant]
Meaning-
  • stubborn
  • determined not to change his mind
  • one who do what he want
  • a hard metal
Mind Tricks:-
Word Adamant comes from Greek word "adamans, adamant" meaning "unbeatable", as 'a' means 'not' and 'daman' means 'to tame', allover meaning ,something that you can't control.
A little DAMM( annoyance) ANT is very adamant, he cuts my skin. 
Adda hua man is Adamant.(Hindi)
Usages-
  • Ramesh is adamant that he will not come.
  • Adamant nature of man is not sociable.

LETHAL (Adj.)    [lee-thuhl]
Meaning-
  • deadly, fatal
  • causing or able to cause death
  • cause a lot of damage
Noun:- Lethality, lethalness
Mind Tricks-
Word Lethal comes from Latin word "lethalis" meaning "deadly and fatal". Latin "lathalis" comes from word "letum" means "death".
LET HER die with LETHAL (deadly) weapon.
LETHAL is FATAL(deadly). 
Usages-
  1. The snake's venom is very lethal to humans.
  2. A lethal dose of cyanide can take your life in minutes.

BRUTAL (Adj.)      [broot-l]
Meaning-
  • cruel, wild and menacing
  • violent and cruel
  • direct and clear thinking not any sense about of people's feelings
Mind Tricks-
Word Brutal comes from Latin "brutalis, brutus" which means "dull and stupid."
 BRU coffee pi kar  Raju TAL (Wild, Menace, Cruel) ho gaya.
Big RiTuAL  (B-RUTAL) is organising by BRUTAL men.
Usages-
  1. She was brutally assaulted.
  2. With brutal honesty she told him she did not love him.

FRUGAL (Adj.)     [froo-guhl]
Meaning-
  • economical, sparing, thrifty, prudent
  • avoiding waste
  • using only as much money or food as is necessary
Noun- Frugalness, frugality
Mind Tricks-
Word Frugal comes from Latin word "frugalis". As "frugi" means "economical, thrifty."
Frugal sounds like Few girl. If you have few girl friends, you would waste less money on them. 
Frodo (a character in Lord Of  The Ring) is very Frugal (economical and prudent). 
Usages-
  1. He has always been hard-working and frugal.
  2. Europe has slowed down, and the consumer remains pretty frugal.

MOLLIFY (V)     [mol-uh-fahy]
Meaning-
  • assuage, pacify, appease
  • make calm or softer
  • to make somebody feel less angry or upset
Mind Tricks-
Word Mollify comes from latin word "mollificare " which means to "make soft".
Because of Being angry, Molli (a girl name) is Mollifying herself. 
Usages-
  1. His explanation failed to mollify her.
  2. She managed to mollify to the angry customer.

ATTRIBUTE (V/N)   [uh-trib-yoot]
Meaning- 
  • a character or quality of a thing (N)
  • a quality of a person, group or any other things (N)
  • to give a cause or reason of happening of some thing (V)
Adjective- Attributable, attributive
Mind Tricks-
Word Attribute comes form Latin word attribut, as ad- 'to' + tribure- 'assign'.
Contribution is a great Attributes of a royal man. 
Usages-
  1. She attributes her success to hard work and a little luck.
  2. Patience is one of the most important attributes in a teacher.

AVENGE (V)       [uh-venj]
Meaning-
  • a vengeance, a revenge
  • to punish or hurt somebody in return for something bad or wrong that they have done to you, your family or friends
Noun- Avenger
Mind Tricks-
Word Avenge comes from French word "avengier" as ad + vengier, ad means to and vengier from Latin word vindicar means vindicate (to prove that something right.)
AVENGERS (Hollywood film) must take revenge (avenge) from Alien. 
Usages-
  1. He promised to avenge his father's murder.
  2. She vowed to avenge her brother's death.

ANTAGONIZE (V)     [an-tag-uh-nahyz]
Meaning-
  • provoke someone to react angrily
  • to do something to make somebody angry with you
Noun- Antagonism
Mind Tricks-
Word Antagonise comes from Greek word "antagonizesthai" means "struggle against", as "ant" means "against" and "agonizesthai" means "struggle".
ANNA GONe to vaporIZE (angry), when some man Antagonizing him.
Usages-
  1. Don't antagonize your boss.
  2. Not wishing to antagonize her further, he said no more.

Lustrous (Adj.)
Meaning-
  • Lustrous is something that reflects light; something that shines brightly and gently because of its smooth or shiny surface.
Mind Trick:
If you see the word, Lustrous, carefully, you can see there is "str". For memorizing the word, you can make that "str" star by just visualizing a between t and r. We all know star shines.
Lustrous in sentence:
  1. We have a apartment that has lustrous floor.
  2. After washing my hair, I feel that my hair now more lustrous.



Florid (Adj.)
Meaning-
  • Someone who is florid always has a red face.
  • having too much decoration or excessively elaborately
Mind Trick:
Florid comes from Latin flos/flor that means flower. With the help of Latin word, you can learn that florid means like flower. You can learn florid means flower like beauty.
Florid in sentence:
  1. My sister has florid face.
  2. Modi gave florid speech.
  3. Your florid tie looks sometimes wired.

Verity (N)
Meaning-
  • a true belief, or statement
  • something that is regarded as true
Mind Trick:
Verity sounds like very true
Verity in sentence:
  1. Pain is the one of the verities of life.
  2. We should accept all verities of human nature.

Perspicuity (N) [pur-spi-kyoo-i-tee]
Meaning-
  • Clarity, transparency
  • the quality of being clear, a man with high degree of perspicuity
Mind Trick:
Perspicuity = Per + Spi
Per means through; spi means to see. Something that has so much clearness that you can see (spi/spy) through (per).
Perspicuity in sentence:
  • He was at pains to insist on the perspicuity of what he wrote. - Lionel Trilling
  • The relative simplicity and perspicuity of geometrical and physical relations supply here the conditions of natural and easy progress. -Mach, Ernst

Fervent (Adj.)
Meaning-
  • having or showing very strong and sincere feeling about something
  • extremely hot
Mind Trick:
Fervent = fever, hot 
Fervent and fever come out from the same Latin verb, fervere.  We can connect the word fever with fire. If one has a fire inside means one is fervent to achieve one's desire.
Fervent in sentence:
  1. I have a fervent desire to be a doctor.
  2. These days people are facing fervent weather condition.


Cantankerous (Adj.)
Meaning-
  • Cantankerous people are always ready to argue, complain or fight something that doesn't matter.
Mind Trick:
Cantankerous looks like cant= can't + anker looks like anger. If someone say with anger that I can't do this, I can't do that, he is cantankerous. Cantankerous itself contains "cant (can't)"  that makes the word to remember its meaning, argumentative.
Cantankerous in sentence:
  • I found many cantankerous people on the way to the playground.
  • My mother-in-law is a cantankerous woman.


Onus (N)
Meaning-
  • Onus means responsibility for something or some types of burden 
Mind Trick:
Onus looks like On us. Onus means some types of burden On us.
Onus in sentence:
  1. The onus study on students is very high.
  2. My job is full of onus.

Derision (N)
Meaning-
  • the feeling that people express when they criticize and laugh at someone or something in an insulting way.
"Noob" is a term of derision in PUBG
Mind Trick:
Derision = De + risible; risible means to laugh. You laugh (risible) at someone to downgrade (De) him or her.
Derision in sentence:
  • She moved mouth in derision.
  • Rahul Gandhi is a subject of derision.

Trite (Adj.)
Meaning-
  • dull and boring because it has been expressed so many times before
  • not original
Mind Trick:
Trite sounds like Tried. Tried means something that has been used again and again, and finally has become boring.
Trite in sentence:
  1. Rahul Gandhi answered her question in a trite way.
  2. The joke was trite.

Jettison (V)
Meaning-
  • Jettison means to throw something out of moving plane or ship to make it lighter
  • It also means to get rid of something or somebody that you no longer need.
Mind trick:
Jettison comes from the word jet, a plane. Jet itself means to throw, as a jet or plane is thrown in the air when it take off. When you learn that jet means to throw, you easily get the meaning of jettison, to throw something or someone.
Jettison in sentence:
  1. My father jettisoned me because I failed.
  2. The party jettisoned the members who found guilty in corruption.

Ameliorate (V)
Meaning:
  • to make something better
Mind Trick:
Ameliorate is taken from Proto-Indi-European root mel meaning "strong, great." Mollify is also taken from the same root. 
You can also learn the word with the help of phrase a male, as ameliorate sounds like a male. A male can make the worst situation better (Ameliorate).
Ameliorate in sentence:
  1. People are trying to ameliorate the tense.
  2. The government isn’t doing enough to ameliorate the damage.



Grotesque (N/Adj.)
Meaning:
  • extremely ugly in a strange way that is often frightening or amusing
Mind Trick:
Grotesque sounds like Growth stuck. If growth of something or someone struck or stop, it looks like ugly.
Grotesque in sentence:
  1. The story was too grotesque to believe.
  2. She was frightened by the grotesque appearance of the mime artists.

Devious (Adj.)
Meaning-
  • to lie and trick people in order to get what is wanted
  • a devious path is not straight; it has many twists and turns.
Mind Trick:
Devious = Devil
Devious looks like Devil and we all know devil people lie and trick people to get benefited.
Devious in sentence:
  1. He became rich by devious methods.
  2. The company was accused of using devious ways to get the contract.
  3. We went the place by a devious route because of an accident.

Evanescent (Adj)
Meaning-
  • disappearing quickly from sight or memory.
Mind Trick:
Evanescent = scent, scent vanish quickly.
Evanescent comes from the Latin ex, meaning "out of," and vanescere, meaning "to vanish
Evanescent in sentence:
  1. Fame is evanescent.
  2. The rising sun looks like an evanescent.

Ostracise (V)
Meaning-
  • to exclude someone from a group
Mind Trick:
Ostracise sounds like extra size. If something become extra size, we should cut or shun some part of it.
Ostracise in sentence:
  1. The lovers are ostracise from the village, because villagers don't permit inter-caste marriage.
  2. The family ostracised the daughter because of the way she dressed.


Prophylactic (Adj/N)      [proh-fuh-lak-tik, prof-uh-]
Meaning-
  • Prophylactic is something that helps you prevent diseases. If a skin lotion prevents your skin from getting dry, your lotion is a prophylactic.
  • A condom is a prophylactic.
Mind Trick:
Prophylactic comes from Greek Prophulaktikos, from pro means before + phulassein means to guard.
Prophylactic in sentence:
  1. the swastika...a very ancient prophylactic symbol occurring among all peoples"- Victor Schultze
  2. Our village began to use quinine successfully as a prophylactic.

Coddle  (V)
Meaning-
  • You are an adult and your mother treat you like a child; in short, your mother coddle you. To coddle means to care someone like a child.
  • The word is used in negative sense. No one likes too much caring and too much protective. 
  • Coddle also mean to cook eggs in water slightly below boiling point.
Mind Trick:
The word coddle is taken from Latin caldum meaning hot drink, from calidus "warm". 
Coddle in sentence:
  1. My grandmother always coddle me like a child.
  2. Before going to eat, please coddle my eggs.

Flimsy (Adj.)
Meaning-
  • a flimsy thing can easily be broken.
  • an excuse that no one believes is a flimsy excuse.
  • Not strong, easily broken
  • difficult to believe
Flimsy in sentence:
  1. The mobile is made up of flimsy material.
  2. He found her comment flimsy.

Bizarre (Adj.)
Meaning-
  • very strange or unusual
Mind Trick:
Biz"arre" = arre
In hindi language, when we see something new, very strange or unsual, we say "arre".
Bizarre in sentence:
  1. I found her activities very bizarre.
  2. The movies was very bizarre.

Overwrought (Adj.)
Meaning-
  • very worried and upset
  • someone who is overwrought is very upset and is behaving in an uncontrolled way.
Mind Trick:
Overwrought looks like over worry.
Overwrought in sentence:
  1. Our party click out an overwrought member.
  2. I become overwrought in the exam center.



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