Word Game for CAT 2013

Guys,Lets discuss Words here (To build our Vocab) for CAT 2013.Here are the links to previous year threads,http://www.pagalguy.com/forums/verbal-ability/word-game-cat-2012-t-74731/p-3051699http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/english-resources/61

Guys,

Lets discuss Words here (To build our Vocab) for CAT 2013.

Here are the links to previous year threads,

http://www.pagalguy.com/discussions/word-game-for-cat-2012-25074731/3051699

http://www.pagalguy.com/discussions/word-game-for-cat-2011-25061935
http://www.pagalguy.com/discussions/a-word-game-25014478/427368

My first set of words

1.Caprice

2.Omination

3.Olio

4.Sententious

5.Cornucopian

@nramachandran said:
My first set of words1.Caprice2.Omination3.Olio4.Sententious5.Cornucopian

Caprice - Constantly changing; Cannot be predicted
Omination - Presage; Predicting the Future
Olio - A medley; Combination of various components/substances
Sententious - self-righteous; using excessive maxims - a sententious poet
Cornucopian - an abundant,overflowing supply

Pleonasm
Grit
Sequester
imbroglio
brinkmanship

Pleonasm : use of more words than required.
grit : courage or small loose particles of stones.
sequester : isolate
imbroglio : confused complicated situation
brinkmanship : the pursuit of a dangerous policy to the limits of safety before stopping


my set.
sang froid
nepotism
loathe
condescend
nefarious

@ChirpiBird said:
sang froid : coolness under pressure (literally, cold blood)nepotism: Favouring a relative for a jobloathe: Hate, dislike intenselycondescend: To talk down to someone, to treat as someone of less worth/intelligencenefarious: infamous

My words:

Dint
Wont
Cant
Loll
Sere

regards
scrabbler


@ChirpiBird
sangfroid : coolness or composure
nepotism : favouritism shown to relatives
loathe : to dislike, or to hate
condescend : to lower oneself, to descend to an inferior level
nefarious : impious

@scrabbler Dint : blow/ impression ..
wont : accustomed.
cant : sanctimonious talk
loll : sit in a relaxed way.
sere : a series of communities(plants or animals). or it's often used for "sear" too.. which means burn

my set :
mull
hull
cull
lull
null
mull : to grind
hull : the outer covering of a fruit or seed
cull : to choose
lull : cause to sleep or rest
null :invalid
@ChirpiBird
@ChirpiBird said:
@scrabbler Dint : blow/ impression .. wont : accustomed. cant : sanctimonious talk loll : sit in a relaxed way. sere : a series of communities(plants or animals). or it's often used for "sear" too.. which means burn

Yuppie! Sere also means dry or parched, as in "the old oak, bald and sere"

mull: to think over something, to warm slowly (as in mulled wine)
hull: the shell or outer cover, usually used for a ship
cull: to reduce the numbers according to some specific rule (cull the unfit)
lull: the calm before a storm (related word, lullaby, so easy to remember!)
null: nada, zilch, zero, nothingness, nonentity

One more set from me:

Puck
Pock
Calk
Husk
Rusk

regards
scrabbler

@scrabbler said:
One more set from me:Puck : the rubber hard disc used in hockey(reminds me of FREINDS n ROSS' nose) ... and it also means a mischievous evil sprite Pock or pockmark means a pitted scar or spot on disfigured area.Calk : waterproof filler or sealant Husk : dry outer covering of fruits or seedsRusk : (yum!) dry biscuits or twice baked bread regardsscrabbler

my set :
punitive
permeate
insalubrious
insipid
visceral
@ChirpiBird said:
my set : punitive: Punishingpermeate: To soak intoinsalubrious: Unhealthyinsipid: Boring, tastelessvisceral: Related to the viscera. also, emotional (as in visceral decision) as opposed to logical.

Polyglot
Polymath
Polygamy
Polyp
Polygon ;)

(Retiring from the thread for a bit - let someone else play!)

regards
scrabbler

@godspeed1 said:
mull : to grindhull : the outer covering of a fruit or seedcull : to chooselull : cause to sleep or restnull :[email protected]
u r ryt!!
just few additions to what u mentioned..
hull also means the main body of ship or other vessel.
mull (over) means to think over..
@scrabbler said:
PolyglotPolymathPolygamyPolypPolygon (Retiring from the thread for a bit - let someone else play!)regardsscrabbler
Polyglot - speaking or proficient in many languages
Polymath - expert in several fields
Polygamy - marrying many women
Polyp - A zoological organism
Polygon - a geometrical figure

My SET

wraith

assay

modish

oblivious

wend

@nramachandran said:
wraith - a ghost, a spirit (Ringwraiths FTW!)assay - to evaluate or surveymodish - fashionable (from where we get Mode in maths)oblivious - unconscious or unawarewend - make one's way slowly to some location

Requirement for next set little different:

Each of these words has at least 2 different meanings (of which at least one is commonplace). Find them...

Essay
Countenance
Converse
Stern
Pitch

regards
scrabbler

@scrabbler said:
Requirement for next set little different:Each of these words has at least 2 different meanings (of which at least one is commonplace). Find them...EssayCountenanceConverseSternPitchregardsscrabbler
Essay:a short literary composition, an attempt or endeavor; effort
Countenance:tolerate or approve or endure & Appearance
Converse:something that is opposite or contrary & to associate; consort
Stern: lacking leniency &authoritarian;
Pitch:to set up & To smear or cover with
Am I correct?????
@Samidha21 said:
Essay:a short literary composition, an attempt or endeavor; effortCountenance:tolerate or approve or endure & AppearanceConverse:something that is opposite or contrary & to associate; consortStern: lacking leniency &authoritarian;Pitch:to set up & To smear or cover with Am I correct?????

Yes indeed! Additional meanings:

Converse: To talk

Stern: Rear of a ship

Pitch: To rock up and down violently (as in a ship or plane pitching in a storm) / tone of a musical note (as in a high-pitched voice) / place where a sport is conducted (as in cricket pitch) / black tar-like substance (as in a road covered with pitch) / black as night (as in pitch darkness) / to throw (as in pitch a baseball, pitchfork).... :)

Do give another set of words, continue the game...

regards
scrabbler

@scrabbler said:
Yes indeed! Additional meanings:Converse: To talkStern: Rear of a shipPitch: To rock up and down violently (as in a ship or plane pitching in a storm) / tone of a musical note (as in a high-pitched voice) / place where a sport is conducted (as in cricket pitch) / black tar-like substance (as in a road covered with pitch) / black as night (as in pitch darkness) / to throw (as in pitch a baseball, pitchfork).... Do give another set of words, continue the game...regardsscrabbler
Thanks!!!!
Do try on this set.

Mien
Abominate
Camaraderie
Nebulous
Pellucid..