TCS  Placement Paper   General - Other   Not Specified-01 Jan 1900

TCS  Placement Paper   General - Other   Not Specified-01 Jan 1900


  • Posted by  FreshersWorld 
    7 Jan, 2012

     

    Vocabulary for TCS test

     

    Word

    Meaning

    Synonyms

    Antonyms

    Abysmal

    Adj. Bottomless Use : His arrogance is exceeded only by his abysmal ignorance

    Terrible, awful, dreadful, appalling, very bad,

    Superb

    acronym

    n. A word formed by the initial letters of a multi-word name

    Contraction, ellipsis,

     

    admonish

    v. warn strongly, reprove Use: He admonished his listeners to change their wicked ways

    Reprove, reprimand, chide, rebuke, usurp

    Approve

    Circumspect

    v. Investigation before acting,

    Use:  She tried always to be circumspect

    Cutious, prudent, careful, guarded, wary, judicious, vigilant,

    reckless

    Conciliation

    n.  the act of placating

    Appeasement, pacification, propitiation

    Incitement

    Connotation

    n.  Suggested or implied meaning of an expression. Use: Foreigners frequently are unaware of the connotations of the words they use.

    Nuance, suggestion, implication, undertone, overtone, subtext,

     

    covert

    Adj.  secret or hidden, not openly practiced or vowed n. a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something  Use: Investigations of CIA reveal that such covert operations can get out of control

    Clandestine, concealed, stealthy, underground, copse, wood, thicket

    Open

    Covetous

    Adj. avaricious, eagerly desirous of Use: The child was covetous by nature and wanted to take the toys belonging to his classmates

    envious,  jealous, desirous, greedy

    Generous, temperate

    Deprecate

    v.  express disapproval of, protest against, belittle Use: A firm believer of old-fashioned courtesy, Miss Post, deprecated the modern tendency to address new acquaintances by their first names.

    Denounce, deplore, condemn, censure, denigrate, decry, belittle.

    Approve

    Diligence

    n. care and perseverance in carrying out tasks. Use :  Her employers were greatly impressed by her diligence and offered her a partnership in the firm

    Hard-working, assiduousness, meticulousness, conscientiousness, painstakingness

    Laziness, carelessness,

    negligence

    Discretion

    n. ability to adjust action to circumstances Use: Use your discretion in this matter and do not discuss the matter with anyone.

    Prudence, caution, acumen, predilection, sagacity, wariness, volition

    Indiscretion

    dispel

    v. scatter, drive away, cause to vanish Use: The bright sunlight eventually dispelled the morning mist

    Disperse

    Attract

    Dissemination

    v. Opening to public discussion or debate, the act of spreading something, Use:By their use of the internet, propagandists, have been able to disseminate their pet doctrines to new audiences around the globe

    Broadcasting, diffusion, propagation,

     

    Dogmatic

    Adj. Opinionated Use: We tried to discourage him from being so dogmatic, but nothing could convince him that his opinions might be wrong

    Arbitrary, doctrinal, unbending, inflexible, authoritarian,

    Flexible

    echelon

    n. A body of troops arranged in a line

    Level, stratum, rank, height

     

    fallible

    Adj. Liable to err. Use: I Know I am fallible, but I feel confident that I am right this time

    Imperfect, unsound, mortal, weak, frail,

    Perfect

    Harbinger

    n. an indication of the approach of something or someone, forerunner v. fore shadow or presage Use: The crocus is an early harbinger of spring

    Forerunner, herald, potent, omen,

     

    illustrious

    Adj. Widely known and esteemed

    Memorable, well-known, famous

    Inglorious, shameful

    impetus

    n. A force that moves something along, incentive, stimulus Use: A new federal highway program would create jobs and will give added impetus to our economic recovery

    Momentum, thrust, motivation

    inertia

    Intermittent

    Adj. Periodic Use: The outdoor wedding reception had to be shifted indoor to avoid the intermittent showers that fell on and of all afternoon.

    Alternating, sporadic

    Constant

    Latent

    Adj. Potentially existing, but not presently evident or realized Use: Polaroid pictures are popular at the parties because you can see the latent photographic image gradually appear before your eyes

    Dormant, embryonic, suppressed, undeveloped,

    Overt

    Latitude

    n. freedom from narrow limitations Use: I think you have permitted your son too much latitude in this manner

    Leeway, freedom, autonomy, liberty, room, rope

     

    Manifestation

    n. outward demonstration, indication Use: Mozart?s early attraction to the harpsichord was the first manifestation  of his pronounced musical bent

    Sign, demonstration, expression, symptom,

     

    mitigate

    v. lessen or try to lessen the seriousness or extent of Use: Nothing he could do to mitigate her anger, she refused to  forgive him

    Appease, alleviate, allay, assuage, mollify, extenuate, palliate

    Aggrevate, exacerbate

    motley

    Adj. Multicolored or mixed Use: he wore a motley tunic, red and green and blue and gold all patched together haphazardly

    Assorted, diversed, mixed, dissimilar,

    Uniform, homogenous, monochrome

    pensive

    Adj. Dreamily thoughtful, thoughtful with a hint of sadness Use: The pensive lover gazed at the portrait of his beloved and sighed deeply.

    Brooding, pondering, meditative, contemplative

     

    prolific

     Adj. Abundantly fruitful Use: She was a prolific writer, who produced as meany as three books a years

    Productive, abundant, fecund

    Unproductive, scarce

    relinquish

    v. give up something with reluctance, yield Use: once you get used to fringes like expense account meal and company car, it is very difficult to relinquish them

    Surrender, renounce, abandon, repudiate, cede,

     

    Vanquish, retain,

    solicit

    v. request earnestly, seek Use: The Mayor telephoned all the member of the city council to solicit their votes

    Importune, implore, crave, beseech,

    Grant

    tractable

    Adj. Docile, easily managed, susceptible to suggestion  Use: Although Susan seemed to be a tractable young woman, she had a stubborn streak of independence

    Obedient, dutiful, well-mannered

    Disobedient, intractable

    veer

    v. change in direction Use: After what seemed to be en eternity, the wind veered to the east and the storm abated

    Turn, swerve

     

    Vehement

    Adj. Forceful, intensely emotional; with marked vigor Use: He became so Vehement in describing what had happened with him that he started jumping up and down

    Fervent, passionate,

    Apathetic

    Caprice

    n. whim, a sudden desire. Use: She was an unpredictable creature, acting on caprice, never taking thought of consequences

    Whim, impulse, quirk, fad, fancy, notion

     

    stifle

    v. suppress, extinguish, inhibit Use: Halfway through the boring picture, Laura gave up trying to stifle he yawns.

    Smother, asphyxiate, choke, suffocate, strangle, curb, restrain, repress,

    Let out

    concur

    v. agree Use: Did you concur with the decision of the court or did you find it unfair?

    Agre, harmonize, coincide, assent, acquiesce

    Conflict, resist

    lethargy

    v. lack of vitality or energy Use: A complete days work left him in a state of lethargy

    Stupor, indolence, weariness

    Get-up-and-go

    Furtive

    Adj. stealthy, sneaky, secret and sly or sordid Use: noticing the furtive glance the customer gave the diamond bracelet on the counter, the jeweler wondered whether he had a potential shoplifter in his hands

    Surreptitious, clandestine

    open

    efface

    v. wipe out or make dim Use: The coin had been handled so many times that its date had been effaced

    Obliterate, eradicate,

    Engrave

    Pretentious

    Adj. Intended to attract notice and impress others, making unjustified claims, overambitious Use: The other prize winner isn?t wearing her medal.; isn?t it a bit pretentious of you to wear yours?

    Ostentatious, pompous, conceited

    Down-to-earth

    compunction

    n. a feeling of deep regret (usually of some misdeed) Use: The judge was especially sever in his sentencing as the criminal had shown no compunction for his heinous crime

    Regret, scruple, qualm, guilt, reluctance, hesitation,

     

    confiscate

     

     

     

       

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