Words asked in SSC Exams- 12

ACCOLADE       STARK           ASSIDUOUS    PREDILECTION LACONIC    DISDAIN     NASCENT     INCITE     WRITHE TYRANNY     OBDURATE        CHARISMATIC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

ACCOLADE (N)
Meanings:
  • praise or an award for an achievement that people admire
Mind Tricks:
Link the word Accolade with cola , a company. Cola has won so many awards (accolade) for their best service.
Usages:
  1. She has been winning accolades for her performances in small plays.




STARK (Adj./Adv.)
Meanings:
  • having a very plain and empty appearance, without any colour or decoration
eg.: a stark hall, a stark room
  • unpleasant and difficult to accept or experience; real, and impossible to avoid
eg.: the stark reality of death
  • clear, very obvious; very plain and easy to see
eg.: stark differences
  • complete and total
  • completely or fully (Adv.)
eg.: stark naked = completely naked


Mind Tricks:
Relate the word Stark with Star. Now, a star(sun) has no colour; you can't avoid a star; Stars are very clear and easy to see.





ASSIDUOUS (Adj.)
Meanings:
  • working very hard and taking great care that every thing is done as will as it can be 


Mind Tricks:
The first word in Assiduous is Ass, a hard working animal, as is well known. You work like an Ass -you are an Assiduous.
Usages:
  1. He is assiduous in her duties.
  2. The project required some assiduous planning.



PREDILECTION (N)
Meanings:
  • liking, preference
  • a natural liking for something
Mind Tricks:
As the word suggests pre means before and dilection = Selection. If you have selected something before seeing or getting it, you have predilection for it.

Usages:
  1. She followed her own predilections.
  2. He has a predilection for drinks.



Laconic (Adj.)
Meanings:
  • effectively cut short; brief and to the point
  • using only a few words to say something


Mind Tricks:
Lack of words means Laconic.
Usages:
  1. A good writer has laconic style of writing.
  2. Replying in only yes or no is laconic.



DISDAIN (N/V)
Meanings:
  • a feeling of strong dislike of someone of something you think does not deserve respect
  • to think that somebody/something is not good enough to deserve your respect
  • to refuse to so something because you think that you are too important to do it


Mind Tricks:
Disdain = Dislike
Usages:
  1. He disdained to bring a glass of water.
  2. He turned his head away in disdain.



NASCENT (Adj.)
Meanings:

  • beginning to exit; not yet fully developed
Mind Tricks:
Nascent sounds like Nasa sentNasa sent a plane on Mars to begin a new civilization there.
Usages:
  1. A nascent planet has been seen in our galaxy.
  2. The actress is now focusing on her nascent singing career.


INCITE (V)
Meanings:
  • to encourage somebody to do something violent, illegal or unpleasant, especially by making them angry or excited

Mind Tricks:
Incite means to excite; only is the difference to do something violent, illegal or unpleasant.
Usages:
  1. The leaders incite the attackers.
  2. He incited the workforce to come out on strike.


WRITHE (V)
Meanings:
  • to twist or move your body without stopping because of great pain
  • to twist your body from side to side

Mind Tricks:
Writhe sounds like Wrath, which means extreme anger. Your wrath makes your body to writhe
Writhe looks like Write. Writing may make your finger twisted.  
Usages:
  1. She lay on the floor, writhing pain.
  2. The snake writhed and hissed.


TYRANNY (N)
Meanings:
  • unfair or cruel use of power or authority
  • a government in which all power belongs to one person

Mind Tricks:
Relate the word Tyranny to Tyrannosaurus Rex. 
In the Jurassic period, Tyrannosaurus Rex used its power to kill other tiny animals; and it dominated the large area. 
Usages:
  1. A nation ruled by tyranny
  2. The tyrannies of Nazi rule


OBDURATE (Adj.)
Meanings:

  • stubborn
  • refusing to change your mind
  • not willing to change your opinion or the way you do something
 Mind tricks:
Not Available
Usages:
  1. He has an obdurate attitude.
  2. My dog is very obdurate.

CHARISMATIC (Adj.)
Meanings:
  • having great charm or appeal
  • having charisma
Mind Tricks:
Charismatic is taken from the Hindi word- Charisma, which means charm.
Usages:
  1. He is a charismatic leader
  2. Rakhi has very charismatic smile.



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