TCS Placement Paper Pattern 2006 ( English) (Part-2)
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,
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
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
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
Adj. Abundantly fruitful Use: She was a prolific writer, who produced as meany as three books a years
Productive, abundant, fecund
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,
v. request earnestly, seek Use: The Mayor telephoned all the member of the city council to solicit their votes
Importune, implore, crave, beseech,
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
v. change in direction Use: After what seemed to be en eternity, the wind veered to the east and the storm abated
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
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
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,
v. agree Use: Did you concur with the decision of the court or did you find it unfair?
Agree, harmonize, coincide, assent, acquiesce
v. lack of vitality or energy Use: A complete days work left him in a state of lethargy
Stupor, indolence, weariness
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
v. wipe out or make dim Use: The coin had been handled so many times that its date had been effaced
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
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,
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