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Competitive exams judge your vocabulary knowledge. This is an important factor where the examiners judge your possible ways to stand out from the crowd.
Memory Tricks for Vocabulary Topics solutions
English language in competitive exams incorporates three important sections: vocabulary, grammar and comprehension. Building a good knowledge in vocabulary is in one’s hands. You need to implement the new words learnt to increase your vocabulary, otherwise just learning words and not using them will suffice to broaden your vocabulary. Below mentioned are the solutions of the remaining questions.
Dictionary Meaning – A feeling of ill will arousing active hostility
Mnemonics – ENEMY+CITY (If your enemy is in the city, what you would do? Obviously, you will have a feeling of hostility)
Etymology – The Latin root is Animus (mind). If you carry something against someone, it is animosity.
Dictionary Meaning – the killing of one’s father
Mnemonics – Pitaji ko mar dalna
Etymology – Patris (Latin root for ‘father’) + Cide (Latin root for killing) – Hence, it is killing of one’s own father
Dictionary Meaning – unselfish regard for or devotion to the welfare of others
Mnemonics – (al+trust) A person who is trusted by each and every one and if concern about the welfare of one and all
Etymology – Alter is a Latin root that means “for other”. Hence, a person who lives for others is known to be altruist. Other words from the same root are – Alternate, Altercation, Alter ego, Alternative etc.
Dictionary Meaning – uncertain or questionable in nature
Mnemonics – If everyone speaks in an “equal-voice”, you wouldn’t be able to decipher who says what.
Etymology – Equ (equal) + Vox (Voice). If a persone is equivocal, he / she is in the state of indecision.
Dictionary Meaning – excluded from a society or group
Mnemonics – “OYE EXTRA SIZE” – is what people will call you if you become obese. People will feel embarrassed in your presence and will try to remove you from their groups i.e. ‘Ostracize’
Etymology – Greek root “ostraka” means pot. In Greek society, if the society as a whole has to determine if it should expel a person, it will ask its members to put their votes in ostraka. Figurative sense is to exclude from the society.
Dictionary Meaning – dislike of, contempt for, or ingrained prejudice against women
Etymology – Mis ( to hate) + Gyne ( women). To have a prejudice against women is ‘Misogyny’. Other very famous word from the same root is ‘Gynecologist’
Dictionary Meaning – The condition or process of deterioration with age
Etymology – Senex is a Latin root that means ‘old’. Hence, the process of getting old is Senescence. Other famous words from the same root are, ‘Senile’, ‘Senate’, ‘Senior’ etc.
Dictionary Meaning – A person who is between 90 and 99 years old
Etymology – Nona is a Latin root that means ninety. The other words are ‘Octogenarian – Between 80 to 89’, ‘Septuagenarian – Between 70 to 79’.
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