Words for SSC exams - 10


BELLIGERENT         BENEDICTION        LAVISH           DEMURE            SCEPTICISM         CONCILIATORY        INSIDIOUS       ACRIMONIOUS        CONTEMPORARY       EXONERATE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         


BELLIGERENT (Adj./N)
Meanings:
  • unfriendly and aggressive
  • a country or group that is fighting a war (N)
Mind Tricks:
Belligerent originates from bellum means "war" same as bellicose that means showing a desire to argue or fight.
Usages:
  • He is always very belligerent towards me.
  • The belligerent countries are always ready to fight.


BENEDICTION (N)
Meanings:
  • a prayer that asks for God's blessing
  • a Christian prayer blessing
Mind Tricks:
Benediction comes from bene means well, and diction means to say. In brief, Benediction means to say well.
Usages:
  1. He outstretched his arms in benediction.


LAVISH (N/V)
Meanings:
  • giving or using a large amount of something
  • having a very rich and expensive quality
  • given in large amounts
  • to give a large amount of something to someone (V)

Mind Tricks:
Lavish looks like Lavis, a Jeans producer; a lavi's jeans has very rich and expensive(lavish) quality. Lavi's is a Lavish company.
Usages:
  • He is lavish in giving praise to her employees.
  • A lavish donation has been given to her.


DEMURE (Adj.)
Meanings:
  • not attracting or demanding a lot of attention, not showy or fleshy
  • (of a woman or a girl) quiet and polite, modest

Mind Tricks:
Demure = Mature 
Demure comes from Latin word maturus, which means mature. Mature people are very modest and polite.
Usages:
  1. My mother has a demure personality.
  2. A demure young lady.



SCEPTICISM  (N) / SKEPTICISM
Meanings:
  • an attitude of doubting the truth of something (such as claim or statement)

Mind Tricks:
Spelling of the word Scepticism itself in Skepticism. I have a doubt-whether I should use k or c after s .
K is used in American English.C is used in British English.
Usages:
  1. Scientists have expressed scepticism about these results.



CONCILIATORY (Adj.)
Meanings:
  • intended to make someone less angry
  • making or willing to make concessions
  • having the intention or effect of making angry people calm

Mind Tricks:
The word Conciliatory comes from noun Concession. Both words have quite the same meaning save one is adjective and other is noun. we make concession in order to end an argument. 

Usages:
  • He has sent a conciliatory not to her girl friend.
  • His tone was quite conciliatory.


INSIDIOUS  (Adj.)
Meanings:
  • spreading gradually or without being noticed, but causing serious harm
  • causing harm in a way that is gradual or not easily noticed

Mind Tricks:
Insidious originates from Insider. An Insider can become dangerous or insidious any time for you.
Usages:
  1. Cancer is an insidious disease.
  2. Many insidious enemies are still active in our party.

ACRIMONY (N)
Meanings:
  • angry and bitter feelings


Mind Tricks:
Acrimony looks like A Cry for Money. Whenever you cry for money, your feelings become angry and bitter.
Usages:
  1. Acrimony has increased in the party leaders.
  2. The dispute began again with increased acrimony.



CONTEMPORARY (Adj./N)
Meanings:
  • existing or happening in the same period
  • belonging to the present time
  • a person of nearly the same age as another (N)
Mind Tricks:
Contemporary originates from Con + tempor. Con means together with as in contiguous, continence, etc., and tempor means time. Contemporary things run together with time.
Usages:
  1. He was a contemporary(of same age) of George Washington.
  2. He is one of the great innovators of contemporary(modern) dance.




EXONERATE (V)
Meanings:
  • to prove that someone is not guilty of a crime or responsible for a problem, bad situation , etc
  • to officially state that somebody is not responsible for something that they have been blamed for
Mind Tricks:
Exonerate comes from Ex means out and onerare from Onus that means  responsibility. So, Exonerate means out of responsibility.

Usages:
  1. The report exonerates the PM of any knowledge of the arms deal.
  2. Parents cannot be exonerated from responsibility of their children.



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