Basic Word List – 25

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
Advantage: To have a superior position
India enjoys a lot of natural advantages in matters of exports: plenty of good ports and a strategic geographical position.
Inherent: Firmly established by nature or habit
Kerala, with its sun-kissed beaches, peaceful backwaters and ayurvedic therapies, is one example of a state that has tried to harness its inherent strengths as a tourist destination to a great extent.
Obsolete: No longer practiced or accepted
Now that the new operating system is out, the old Windows XP seems so obsolete.
Persuade: To convince
It was very difficult to persuade both the parties for a negotiation.
Regenerate: Restore
Normally, the body is able to regenerate tissues damaged or killed as a result of some injury or other damage.
Remembrance: A keepsake
Just keep this book as a kind of remembrance; I may not be with you all the time, but this will keep on reminding you of my presence.
Respite: A short interval of rest or relief
Ms. Thakihaari direly wanted to have some respite from her back-breaking schedule of an 18-hour workday devoted to cooking, laundering, baby-sitting and tending to other household chores.
Trivial: Unimportant
Let us take up the important matters first; we’ll come to these trivial affairs later if we are left with some time.
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Level-2: Let’s take it up a notch
Affirm: To say to be true
Let me affirm once for all that we are suitably prepared to handle any external invasion and shall give a befitting reply to anybody who dares attack us.
Conspire: To act together in secret, plot, intrigue
It was alleged that the five party members had conspired to liquidate their staunch political opponent to clear the way for their favourite in elections.
Conviction: A strong opinion or belief
On the basis of my practical experience, my firm conviction is that unless you make passing any competitive exam a life-and-death matter, probably you cannot succeed.
Corollary: An inference
One obvious corollary of his resigning from the presidency is that he will no longer serve as the Head of the Armed Forces.
Enumerate: Count
Movie stars not having any extra-marital affair are so few that they can be enumerated on fingers.
Extrovert: Outgoing person
Ms. Gumsum’s extrovert nature, contrary to her name, enabled her to mix quickly with even total strangers and befriend them.
Fruition: Realization
None of his plans came to fruition because of the inherently faulty planning.
Irrevocable: Unchangeable
Nobody in the world can hope to erase His irrevocable writ regarding our respective fates.
Pauper: A poor person
Once upon a time, Radhu used to be a stinking rich man, but the tide of time turned him into a pauper.
Reiterate: To say again
Let me reiterate that we shall not tolerate any interference in the internal affairs of our country by anybody.
Restrain: To hold back
It was with great difficulty that I managed to restrain Mrs. Impatience from speaking out against the proposed move.
Segregate: To set apart
It was wisely decided by the Principal to segregate the bright students from the poor ones so as to address their academic needs appropriately.
Sentimental: Emotional
It is not the time to be sentimental, let’s take a hard, detached look and to evolve our future course of action.
Stimulate: Excite
Inspiration from her elder sister did a lot to stimulate Rini's interest in English literature.
Level-3: Time to be a master
Atrocious: Very evil
None will ever pardon such atrocious acts like killing innocents, raping young girls and setting people on fire.
Audacious: Daring, bold
It requires real audacity to challenge such a renowned scientist on this well-established theory; such challenges do not belong to the weak-willed.
Augment: To increase
Laxman augmented his meager salary by working as a part-time orchestra singer after duty hours to make both ends meet.
Avarice: Greed
One of the reasons behind her extreme avarice for money was that probably she had seen very little of it in her lifetime.
Collaborate: To work together
In view of the fact that neither of them was capable of doing it on her own, they decided to collaborate on the project.
Dilemma: Two impossible alternatives
Mr. Confused Nath was in a real dilemma: he wanted to settle abroad, but also did not want to leave his flourishing business in India.
Empathy: Sharing another's feeling
Kiran’s empathy for the poor was not confined to public utterances, in fact, she ran a charitable trust, an orphanage and a free school to help such people.
Foment: To promote the growth of, rouse, incite
It was widely alleged that Bal Thackeray's journal "Saamna" did a lot to foment the already charged communal atmosphere in those days.
Forestall: Prevent by taking action in advance
Land-mines were drug up to forestall the movement of the enemy.
Guile: Deceitful cunning, craftiness
Isolated from the urban human civilization and its consequent street-smartness, these simple village-bred people know nothing of guile or cheating.
Patron: A protector, customer
It is because of patrons like Lala Kharaiti Lal that this charity trust has not faced any financial problem in the past while implementing its social service programmes.
Plunder: Steal by force
Mehmood of Ghazni had no intentions of settling in India, and after plundering the wealth and riches of different temples, he decamped to Afghanistan with his loot.
Recapitulate: Repeat briefly
Let's recapitulate what we have learned till now before we move to some new topic.
Remiss: Negligent
Most industrial accidents are a result of a remiss attitude towards safety precautions while working in a plant environment.
Semblance: Appearance
It was only after extensive police action in far-flung areas that a semblance of normalcy could be restored in riot-affected areas.
Stupendous: Overwhelming
Integrating the more than 550 small, princely states into the Union of India after independence was a stupendous achievement for which Sardar Patel will always be held in gratitude. 
Tepid: Warm
Keep your hands in tepid water, that will help relax your muscles.
Turpitude: Inherent baseness, depravity
It is only because of moral turpitude that we are witness to such a rotten political culture of scams, scandals and criminalization of politics.
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