Basic Word List – 13

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.
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Level-1: Let’s get warmed up   
Divest: Strip, deprive
Mr. Irresponsible has been divested of all his powers and responsibilities by the management keeping in view his suspected involvement in financial bungling, till further orders.
Knowledge: Facts, information, awareness
Knowledge cannot be gained only by reading books.
Intuition: Instinctive knowledge or feeling.
Intuition cannot be relied on.
Manifold: Many
The population of India has increased manifold after independence and so have the educational facilities.
Manipulate: To change for one's own profit
The Congress alleged that it was only because the Akali Dal had manipulated the counting process that the Dal was able to win the elections in Punjab
Miser: A covetous, grasping person,  one who hoards money
A miser called Makhichoos Lal made a donation of one lakh for the orphanage! Are you kidding with me?
Level-2: Let’s take it up a notch  
Credence: Believability
You need not attach any credence to what he says because he is always spreading one of his false rumours.
Exhilarate: To invigorate
The exhilarating news of his topping the test after so many attempts was enough to send us all into an extremely joyous mood.
Gimmick: A deceptive device
Do not be misled by this discount sale ad, it’s just another gimmick to push sales.
Intrinsic: Inherent
This coin may have 25 paise printed on it, but believe me, the intrinsic value of this coin in terms of metal and labour is much more than that.
Introspection: Self analysis
It is quite easy to find faults with others, but if we introspect, we are likely to come up with many more deficiencies in ourselves.
Introvert: Withdrawn, turned inwards
On her face, she appears to be quite an introvert, but once you speak to her, all your myths will be busted, she is as open, friendly and outgoing as any teenager her age.
Invincible: Not conquerable
The myth of the invincibility of the USA has been convincingly broken by the September 11 happenings when some Taliban workers managed to hit the WTC and the Pentagon, leading to massive damage and loss of life.
Longevity: Unusually prolonged life.
Regular practice of yoga promotes longevity.
Malleable: Capable of being shaped or formed, tractable, pliable
The highly malleable nature of this new material is the reason that it is the preferred choice for making articles of complicated shapes.
Prestige: Influence
She earned great prestige for herself as an ideal teacher while in college.
Repercussion: Reaction
The current riots will have far-reaching repercussions for India in terms of decreased foreign investment inflow, reduced international tourist traffic and a general battering of its international image.
Requisite: Necessary
Because the B. Tech in Computer Science involves lots of mathematical work, a sound knowledge of mathematics is an essential requisite for getting admission to the programme.
Level-3: Time to be a master    
Credulity: Readiness to believe
His credulity led others to make him the butt of their concocted stories and rumours.
Credulous: Tending to believe too readily, gullible
I am not so credulous as to be taken in by his smart talk, I know him too well to be taken in by what he is saying.
Exhortation: An encouraging speech
The Principal's exhortation to their newly-admitted students to work single-mindedly towards their goal had a lasting impact on their minds.
Exonerate: To free from blame
The judge had no choice in the matter but to exonerate him of the allegations leveled against him as there was no evidence to support them.
Guileless: Without deceit
The charm of a baby’s all-welcoming, guileless smile harboring no ill will.
Humane: Kind
The state government's act of waiving off the farm loans in view of the floods has been welcomed as a humane gesture by most farmers' unions.
Inundate: Overwhelm, to cover with a flood
While there were very few takers for fashion designing a few years ago, fashion design institutes are these days practically inundated with admission applications, forcing them to conduct rigorous entrance tests to select the best ones.
Inured: Accustomed to accepting something undesirable
He, being inured to misfortunes, he does not get ruffled over trivia.
Lambaste: Scold severely
He is frequently lambasted by his boss for not acting quickly.
Lament: Grieve
The media analyst laments the loss of innocence and naturalness among children as a consequence of over-exposure to electronic media.
Lithe: Flexible
Her extremely lithe body enabled her to perform almost impossible gymnastic feats with great ease.
Lofty: Haughtily
Experience shows that the lofty ideals like equal distribution of wealth contained in our constitution have not been realized till date.
Loquacious: Talkative
A loquacious talker as he was, Gaaldi could talk for hours at a stretch.
Lucrative: Highly profitable.
Most of the people pursue MBA for the sole purpose of pitching for lucrative salaries.
Malice: Evil intent
Despite the fact that almost 20 years have passed since Sidhi was cheated by his cousin, the feeling of malice still lingers on.
Malicious: Spiteful
The news story was full of malicious remarks against the hospital administrator.
Pretense: False appearance or action intended to deceive, ostentation
When the 1400/- flat tax scheme was announced, many shopkeepers felt that the government was trying to identify people who can actually pay income tax under the pretense of this scheme.
Raucous: Loud and rowdy
The raucous atmosphere in the Loksabha, with members shouting and hurling slogans, left the visiting team in doubt that the time had come to impose strict discipline.
Reprimand: To tell, off rebuke severely
The reprimand these mischievous girls had got last time from the principal over their wrongdoings has done little to prevent them from indulging in their stupid pranks again.
Reprisal: Retaliation
Yesterday’s firing by the Indian soldiers was a kind of reprisal against the earlier Pak bombing on the Indian troops.
Repulsive: Offensive
Eating non-vegetarian food is a far cry; he finds even its mention quite repulsive.
Tatter: Rag
The beggar in tatters pleaded with her to give him some woolens as his clothes were insufficient protection against winter.
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