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More Advanced Words with Printable Flashcards Set 18 PDF  IELTS,TOEFL, TOEIC , GRE ,CSS, UPSC and other language exam. The Sets of high frequency More Advanced Words  will you master any English language exam in the world.More Advanced Words

Benevolent: (adj.) Kind; generous; desiring whatever is good for others

My aunt and uncle were looking benevolent and prepared to forgive me.

 

Benign: (adj.) Kindly and gracious

She is a benign old lady who wouldn’t hurt even a fly.

 

Berate: (v) To give a prolonged angry and severe scolding

His mother berated him for not doing his home work.

 

Bicker: (v) To squabble; quarrel about unimportant matters

They bickered about where they would sit on the bench.

 

Binary: (adj.) Twofold; involving two alternatives

Opposition is criticising the government’s binary policy regarding Kashmir.

 

 Bizarre: (adj.) Odd; eccentric; striking out of the ordinary or at variance with accepted standards

His bizarre behaviour caused havoc.

 

Blasphemy: (n) Irreverence toward God or thing sacred or inviolable; profanation

Daleep Kumar fans think that any criticism of him is a blasphemy.

 

Blatant: (adj.) Unpleasantly noisy; loud and vulgar

He was angry after reading the article because it was a blatant lie and showed a reckless disregard for the truth.

 

Bleak: (adj.) Bare and desolate; lacking warmth and kindliness; not likely to be favourably concluded, as, a bleak future

The chances of his success are bleak.

 

Blight: (v) To spoil something; frustrate

This blunder has blighted his career.

 

Cascade: (n) A fall of water

The rain formed a cascade against the windshield.

 

Cashier: (v) To dismiss from a position of authority or trust, especially in disgrace

The major was cashiered from his regiment.

 

Casual: (adj.) Happening by chance. Also, informal

It was just a casual comment; I didn’t mean it to be taken so seriously.

 

Cataclysmic: (adj.) Disastrous; catastrophic; overwhelming His decision to.divorce his wife proved cataclysmic.

These countries are on the brink of cataclysmic famine.

 

Catalyst: (n) Cause of change, usually in chemistry, but also figuratively

The police beatings served as a catalyst for the escalation of violence.

 

Cataract: (n) A great waterfall; deluge

The way is blocked by the tall cataract, eight feet of foaming white water.

 

Categorical: (adj.) Absolute; unqualified; without reservation

On this point we can be clear and categorical.

 

Catharsis: (n) Emotional release; a purging; purification. .

He started shouting at the workers for the catharsis of his anger.

 

Cavalier: (adj.) Thoughtless and disrespectful

Someone strong and cavalier about things can still be deeply wounded by life.

 

Celerity: (n) Speed; quickness of motion.

Our new office-boy does everything with celerity.

 

Celestial: (adj.) Relating to the sky or stars

Some people believe that their destinies are governed by celestial bodies.

 

Charismatic: (adj.) Having magnetically appealing qualities that inspire admiration, enthusiasm and loyalty

Z.A Bhutto was a charismatic speaker.

 

Chauvinistic: (adj.) Blindly patriotic; excessively devoted to one’s country

The crowd was enthusiastically singing chauvinistic songs.

 

Commemorative: (adj.) Honouring; celebrating memory of someone or something

The President gave his approval on the issue of commemorative stamps.

 

Commensurate: (adj.) Equal in measure or extent; proportionate; corresponding

The salary will be commensurate with age, experience and position.’  ‘

 

Commodious: (adj.) Spacious; large and roomy .

It is a commodious building suitable for conversion.

 

Comparative: (adj.) Involving comparison as to differences and similarities.

She s carrying out a comparative study of health in cities and rural areas.

 

Competent: (adj.) Capable; adequate; having requisite qualifications

I wouldn’t say he is brilliant but he is competent at his job.       ‘

 

Complacent: (adj.) When someone is very self-satisfied or smug, he is said to be complacent

We must not be complacent about our achievements; there is still a lot to be done.

 

Compliance: (n) Yielding to a demand; conforming

It is the job of the inspector to enforce compliance with regulations.

 

Compliant: (adj.) Yielding; submissive

She’s a very compliant child who always s does as she’s told.

 

Complicity: (n) The act of taking part with another person in some wrong action, especially a crime

He is suspected of complicity in the robbery.

 

Composure:(n) Calmness; equanimity; self-possession

He showed great composure in a difficult situation.

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