Basic Word List – 4

Vocabulary forms an essential part of every competitive exam. Here is a compilation of first 1000 words that must be prepared by SSC, MBA entrance, and government exam aspirants. Spread over 25 lists of 40 words, these lists offer you a chance to learn the most common English words.
Each word in each list is accompanied with its meaning and followed by a usage example. The words are categorized on three levels: Level 1 (beginner), Level 2 (intermediate) and Level 3 (advanced). Go through the word lists and enhance your vocabulary skills.
Level-1: Let’s get warmed up
Abide: To acknowledge
Please abide by the rules laid down by the company.
Extravagant: Too costly
Machines that are extravagant in their requirement of energy cut down on the company’s profitability.
Faction: A group
 A faction of party-workers is still in dissent against Sonia’s leadership.
Partiality: Favor unfairly
Ritika ought to give equal treatment to all her friends in this respect, any partiality in this regard will show her in poor light.
Quash: To put down
The Supreme Court has quashed the High Court’s order on the ground that it was against the principles of natural justice and fairness.
Synthesis: The combination of parts to make a whole
In fact, he desired to marry a girl who was neither exclusively traditional nor totally modern, he was looking for a synthesis of the two extremes.
Unaccountable: Inexplicable
There are certain deeds that human beings do that are unaccountable.
Unbiased: Objective
We need more unbiased umpires like him to avoid having such one-sided judgments.
Uncommon: Rare
It’s uncommon to see people in this world who don’t tell a lie at all.
Underworld: Criminals
Most of the underworld dons like Chhota Shakeel, Dawood Ibrahim operate secretly and from different locations to dodge the law-enforcement agencies.
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Level-2: Let’s take it up a notch
Adversity: Great hardship, misfortune, a calamitous event
It is often said that adversity brings out the best and also the worst among our so-called friends and relatives.
Contentious: Quarrelsome
The differing opinions over the bill led to many contentious moments in the house, prompting the chairman to think about postponing the proceedings so as to let the tempers cool down.
Deceive: To mislead by or as by falsehood
I knew you could easily deceive him with your charm.
Demonstrable: Clearly apparent or capable of being logically proved
Her language skills are demonstrable in written and spoken English are commendable.
Hoodwink: To deceive
Many people are hoodwinked by the so-called beauty industry.
Impromptu: Without preparation
Since the speech was made impromptu by the minister, it looked as if the he had not done his homework properly.
Reverent: Humble
He had a reverent attitude which made him approachable and easy to work with.
Revocable: Able to be changed or cancelled
In case the Supreme Court finds no merit in the High Court's orders or finds them to be bad in law,the HC orders are revocable by the SC.
Ridiculous: Absurd
We could not but laugh at the ridiculous suggestion made by him that the entire staff should go to the Himalayas to do some meditation for a period of 3 months during the academic session.
Tacit: Understood, not put into words
He took her silence to be her tacit approval of his proposal to make her a partner in the new business.
Tantamount: Equivalent
His statement was tantamount to an admission of responsibility.
Vicious: Mean, evil
Poverty leads to inability to have good education, which in turn leads to more poverty; in short, it is a vicious cycle.
Yearn: Crave
I yearn to meet my mother as I haven’t seen her for weeks now.
Yield: The amount produced, submit
India produces probably the largest amount of milk in the word, but regrettably per-animal yield of milk is also the lowest.
Level-3: Time to be a master
Acrimony: Bitterness in argument
The argument was not cordial anymore, there was a distinct flavor of acrimony in his remarks.
Assiduous: Diligent
The assiduous hard work put in by the director is obvious in each frame of the movie, it appears as if there could be no better way of presenting it.
Contiguous: Adjacent, abutting, adjoining
The house contiguous ours is recently renovated and is yet to be occupied.
Convalesce: Regain health, recuperate 
These patients have already been cured of their illnesses, in fact, they are convalescing in the hospital before being sent back home.    
Dogmatic: Stubbornly opinionated
Such dogmatic beliefs propagated by the Bajrang Dal, VHP and Babri Masjid Action Committee have further hardened the public stand on the temple issue on both sides.
Genteel: Polite
I met this very soft spoken and genteel person at the party yesterday.
Jocose: Playful
Contrary to his name Dukhi Nath, he was in a jocose mood, cracking jokes, belting out funny incidents and in general enjoying himself.
Qualm: A doubt or misgiving, uneasiness, a pang of conscience
The hard-core criminal did not have the slightest qualms about murdering his own mother at home.
Quarry: Prey
The lion, on the lookout for a suitable quarry to quench his hunger, pounced upon the small lamb and tore it into pieces before eating it up.
Revulsion: Total disgust
The TolMolBol Party's revulsion for capitalism is now history and it has now happily embraced the once-hated system with full gusto.
Swindle: Cheat
Yesterday a swindler promised to double Chhukchhuk’s money in one day.
Sycophant: A person who gains another's favor with insincere flattery
The sycophantic political chamchas are always eager to please their masters with high, undeserved praise for their actions.
Taciturn: Habitually silent or uncommunicative
Despite the best efforts of his courtiers, Akbar was absolutely taciturn regarding his problem and did not utter a single word.
Unbridled: Uncontrolled
Experience shows that whenever a powerful person is given unbridled freedom to act, without any check and balances, most often, he tends to misuse it.
Venomous: Poisonous
Monia Kandhi’s venomous outpourings against Cuttle Hajpee calling him a person with a crazy mind did not go well with the public, which wanted a more mature response from her.
Vindictive: Disposed to seek revenge, vengeful, intended to cause harm
“We should not adopt a vindictive attitude towards people who have harmed us in any way, instead, forgive and forget about it", the saint lectured to the audience.
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