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SET-2B

25 WORDS
Naznin Madam
Alok Singh

ADVERSITY

27. ADVERSITY

Difficulties; misfortune

MISFORTUNE
DISASTER
DISTRESS

CALAMITY

HARDSHIP

"resilience in the face of adversity";


"she overcame many adversities"

CANDID

28. CANDID

Truthful and
straightforward; frank
FRANK

SINCERE
OPEN

HONEST

STRAIGHTFORWARD

"his responses were


remarkably candid"

AL

29. EPHEMERAL
Lasting for a very short time

TRANSITORY
TRANSIENT

MOMENTARY
SHORT
LIVED

"fashions are ephemeral"

STUBBORN

30. STUBBORN
Difficult to move, remove, or
cure
OBSTINATE

PERTINACIOUS
HEADSTRONG
OBDURATE

"he accused her of being a silly,


stubborn old woman"

IS

31. PROGNOSIS

The likely course of a disease or ailment


FORECAST

PREDICTION

PROGNOSTICATION
PROPHECY

"it is very difficult to make an


accurate prognosis"

32. ENGENDER

Cause or give rise to (a feeling, situation,


or condition
GENERATE
PRODUCE
CAUSE

BEGET

CREATE

ORIGINATE

"the issue engendered continuing


controversy"

GLIB

33. GLIB

Fluent and voluble but insincere


and shallow
SLICK
SMOOTH
FLUENT
VOLUBLE
POLISHED

"she was careful not to let


the answer sound too glib"

TY

34. TACITURNITY

not volunteering anything


more than necessary
Reserve:
The

Trait Of Being
Uncommunicative;
Not Volunteering Anything
More Than Necessary.

a somewhat taciturn young


man

APPAREL

35. APPAREL
Clothing

Dress
Cloth
Garb

Attire

Ornament

"all the vestments in which they


used to apparel their Deities"

DOLEFUL

36. DOLEFUL

Expressing sorrow; mournful


SAD

MOURNFUL

SORROWFUL

LUGUBRIOUS
DISMAL

WOEFUL
lugubrious

"a doleful look"

EFFACE

37. EFFACE

Erase (a mark) from a surface


OBLITERATE
ERASE

DELETE

EXPUNGE
RUB

OUT

"with time, the words are effaced


by the frost and the rain"

BLITHE

38. BLITHE

Happy or joyous
MERRY

CHEERFUL
JOLLY

JOYFUL

BLITHESOME
JOCUND

"a blithe seaside comedy".

ERRAND

39. ERRAND

A short journey undertaken in order to


deliver or collect something

Mission

Message

Assignment

He was sent out on an


urgent errand.

RIBALD

40. RIBALD

Referring to sexual matters in an amusingly


rude or irreverent way

Scurrilous
Obscene

Indecent
Bawdy

Coarse
Nasty

Kool Hai Hum sticks to ribald


humour meant

US

41. PERTINACIOUS
Holding firmly to an opinion or a
course of action
DOGGED
PERSISTENT
STUBBORN
OBSTINATE
TENACIOUS

"he worked with a pertinacious


resistance to interruptions"

ADMIT

42. ADMIT

Confess to be true or to be the case


ACKNOWLEDGE
ACCEPT
ALLOW
CONFESS
RECOGNIZE
"the office finally admitted that
several prisoners had been injured"

STAID

43. STAID

Sedate, respectable, and unadventurous

SEDATE
SOBER

SERIOUS

COMPOSED
STEADY
GRAVE

"staid law firms"

PERILOUS

44. PERILOUS

Full of danger or risk


Dangerous
Risky

Hazardous
Unsafe

"a perilous journey "

LAVISH

45. LAVISH

Sumptuously rich and elaborate

SQUANDER
WASTE

DISSIPATE

"a lavish banquet"

ELICIT

46. ELICIT

Evoke or draw out (a response or fact)


from someone by actions

EXTRACT
EDUCE

She's been trying to elicit the


support of other committee
members.

GRAVE

47.Giving
GRAVE

cause for alarm; serious.


SERIOUS
SOLEMN
EARNEST
SEVERE
HEAVY
WEIGHTY
"a matter of grave concern"

DUD

48. DUD

A thing that fails to work properly


USELESS,
FIASCO

DEBACLE,
FIZZLE,

MISCARRIAGE

"a high-grade collection,


not a dud in the lot"

PORTRAY


49.
PORTRAY

Depict (someone or something) in a


work of art or literature
DEPICT
DESCRIBE
PICTURE
PAINT

REPRESENT

"the author wanted to portray


a new type of hero"

INVIDIOUS

invidious

50. INVIDIOUS

Likely to arouse or incur resentment


or anger in others.

HATEFUL

"she'd put herself in an invidious


position"

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