Basic Word List – 11

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
Conventional: Following accepted practice, customary
A rebellious fellow, Primtrim always questioned the conventional ways of his teachers’ thinking and tended to make his own theories to explain the things.
Flout: Reject, mock
The rule regarding observing a dry day on the Gandhi Jayanti was flouted by the liquor vends without the slightest fear.
Fluctuate: Oscillate
The prices of gold fluctuate from day to day, so it is not possible to give a fixed rate for this commodity.
Fragile: Capable of being broken
The fragile items should be packed properly before dispatching.
Hallucination: Delusion
Very often, psychiatric patients with serious disorders have hallucinations, e.g., if you tell them a lion is there confronting them, they will really believe it and start crying for help.
Judicious: Sensible, wise, prudent
Each solution to this problem has some commendable features, let's make a judicious selection of these features and arrive at a composite solution.
Jurisdiction: Lawful power or right to exercise official authority.
It is not possible to oust the jurisdiction of the court in any way
Justification: Defense, excuse
His justification for his actions didn't impress me.
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Level-2: Let’s take it up a notch
Derivative: Unoriginal, obtained from another source
There is nothing original about Posho Ranjish’s philosophy, in fact, it is a derivative of Neitszche’s ideas regarding human existence and its problems.
Descendant: A person, plant, or animal that is descended from a particular ancestor
The descendants of the Scindia Family still live in the royal fort.
Detrimental: Harmful
Eating too many sweets and chocolates can prove detrimental to the dental health of a child.
Enlighten: To reveal
"Will you please enlighten me on this topic in details?" the young boy asked the teacher.
Enrage: To infuriate
Crowd was enraged due to poor traffic management.
Entice: Allure
The smart salesman tried to entice the reluctant customer into buying the spurious-looking gold chain by offering him a huge discount.
Florid: Flushed or ruddy in appearance, heavily embellished, flowery
Oh! The florid speech of a poet-prime minister adorned with similes, couplets and long-forgotten comparisons. 
Haggle: Bargain
She considers it below her dignity to haggle over a Rs. 10/- purchase with a shopkeeper and straightway makes the payment.
Hamper: To interfere with the operation of, to restrain, to disrupt
The movement of all traffic on this road has been hampered by the repair work going on for the past two months.
Handy: Easy, helpful
A sound knowledge of calculations can prove to be handy in your small business if you do not have a calculator by your side.
Innocuous: Harmless
Wow!   A child’s innocuous smile that betrays no feelings of guile, malice or ill-will against anybody.
Insinuate: Hint, imply, creep in
Their years in parliament had sharpened their wits and made them adept at insinuation.
Itinerary: Plan of a trip
His itinerary originally included trips to Varanasi, Mathura and Allahabad, but due to the shortage of time, he could go only to Mathura.
Juvenile: Characteristic of youth
The juvenile could not be put into the cage with the adult chimps until it was strong enough to fend for itself.
Level-3: Time to be a master
Deride: Ridicule, make fun of
The side-splitting comedy show derides all sorts of social rituals, exposing their illogicality and ends up being great entertainment.
Desist: Abstain
Pallu's father advised him to desist from joining his friends on the 7-day long trip if he wanted to produce good results in the test.
Desolate: Deserted
Such a desolate place with few human beings and animals around is just about the perfect setting for someone who wants to meditate over some serious matter.
Despondent: Dejected
The despondent appealed in the higher court for justice.
Deterrent: Something that, discourages, hindrance
How far the death penalty can act as a deterrent to prevent serious crimes is a matter of hot debate among judges and other penal experts.
Enigmatic: Mysterious, obscure, difficult to understand
Very few of his friends could manage to peep into his enigmatic life, which was totally shrouded in mystery.
Enrapture: To delight extravagantly or intensely
Her melodious voice enraptured the audience.
Enthrall: Fascinate
His foot-tapping songs kept the audience enthralled for more than two hours.
Flippant: Saucy
Such a flippant attitude towards your parents should shame you; after all you are there because of them only, they need more respect and regard.
Halcyon: Calm
Ah! The halcyon days of childhood when I had no worries, no tensions and absolutely no responsibilities on my shoulders.
Hoard: To gather and store away for the sake of accumulation
They've begun to hoard food and gasoline.
Ignominious: Disgraceful
Kavi Piddu's ignominious exit from the high post could have been avoided, had he chosen the more graceful path of resigning on his own, after the scandal became public.
Insatiable: Greedy
His appetite for money and power was insatiable, so much so that any amount of it was just not enough.
Inscrutable: Mysterious
The inscrutable, reserved movie-star's ways could knotty be understood even by  close friends, who often complained of his being too shrouded in mystery.
Insidious: Crafty
He was as poisonous as a cobra, and as insidious as a fox.  
Jovial: Good humored
His jovial nature led him to laugh off even very serious downturns in life.
Jubilant: Joyful
The Zimbabwe team was in a jubilant mood after their series victory over the Indians.
Jurisprudence: Science of law
Jurisprudence demands equal punishment for both the culprit and his accomplice.
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