SET 4: Important words, their meanings and antonyms for CAT

Vocabulary is one of the most important cogs in the large wheel of English language”.

A good grasp on vocabulary is essential for high scores in CAT examination. The different sections of CAT verbal are quite impossible to crack without the sound knowledge of vocabulary. Be it reading comprehension or sentence correction, the candidate is going face difficulty in solving the questions without having a good grip on difficult words. So here are some words which will help you build your vocabulary. Please try to find synonyms for these:

EXTINCT: No longer existing or active

Antonym: extant

DOLOROUS: Sorrowful; mournful

Antonyms: jocund, blithe, mirthful

ALACRITY: Eagerness; cheerful promptness

Antonyms: apathy, nonchalance, sluggishness, lethargy, phlegmatism

DISCONSOLATE: Depressed; without hope or possibility of consolation

Antonyms: blithesome, carefree

ALLUDE: To refer to indirectly

Antonyms: refer, cite

CREDULOUS: Inclined to believe anything; easily imposed upon

Antonyms: incredulous, skeptical

DEVOUT: Devoted to religious observances

Antonym: impious

AFFABLE: Sociable, courteous, and agreeable in manner a much admired

Antonyms: curt, brusque, rude, boorish, surly


Antonyms: culpable, fallible

TEMERITY: Unwise or reckless boldness

Antonyms: prudence, circumspection, wariness


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