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Letter K Words

Letter N Words

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Letter P Words

Pachyderm

Any of various nonruminant hoofed mammals having very thick skin: elephant; rhinoceros; hippopotamus

Palatable

Acceptable to the taste or mind

Palpable

Capable of being perceived; especially capable of being handled, touched or felt

Paragon

An ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a concept

Pariah

A person who is rejected (from society or home)

Parody

A composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody’s style, usually in a humorous way

Parsimony

Extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily

Peccadillo

A petty misdeed

Pedantic

Over-concerned with technical accuracy of minor details or obeying rules the letter

Penury

A state of extreme poverty or destitution

Perseverance

Persistent determination

Peruse

Examine or consider with attention and in detail

Pithy

Concise and full of meaning

Poignant

Arousing affect

Populace

People in general considered as a whole

Potion

A medicinal, magical or poisonous beverage

Potpourri

A collection containing a variety of sorts of things

Presumptuous

Excessively forward

Prodigy

An unusually gifted or intelligent (young) person; someone whose talents excite wonder and admiration

Protege

A person who receives support and protection from an influential patron who furthers the protégé’s career

Letter Q Words

Quarry

A person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence

Letter R Words

Raiment

Especially fine or decorative clothing

Rampant

Unrestrained and violent

Rancorous

Showing deep-seated resentment

Rapacity

Extreme gluttony

Ravage

(usually plural) a destructive action

Ravenous

Extremely hungry

Reminiscence

A mental impression retained and recalled from the past

Respite

A (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort

Resplendent

Having great beauty and splendor

Rustic

Characteristic of rural life

Letter S Words

Sabbatical

Of or relating to the Sabbath

Sacrosanct

Must be kept sacred

Salacious

Characterized by lust

Salubrious

Promoting health; healthful

Snide

Expressive of contempt

Sombre

Lacking brightness or color; dull

Sorbet

An ice containing no milk but having a mushy consistency; usually made from fruit juice

Spry

Moving quickly and lightly

Staunch

Firm and dependable especially in loyalty

Stupefied

As if struck dumb with astonishment and surprise

Subdue

Put down by force or intimidation

Subjoin

Add to the end

Subjugate

Put down by force or intimidation

Subordinate

An assistant subject to the authority or control of another

Subpoena

(law) a writ issued by court authority to compel the attendance of a witness at a judicial proceeding; disobedience may be punishable as a contempt of court

Subrogate

Substitute one creditor for another, as in the case where an insurance company sues the person who caused an accident for the insured

Subservient

Compliant and obedient to authority

Substract

To subtract; to withdraw

Subterfuge

Something intended to misrepresent the true nature of an activity

Succor

Assistance in time of difficulty

Suggestive

Tending to suggest or imply

Superficial

Concerned with or comprehending only what is apparent or obvious; not deep or penetrating emotionally or intellectually

Surfeit

Supply or feed to surfeit

Surreptitious

Marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed

Letter T Words

Teetotalism

Abstaining from alcohol

Thug

An aggressive and violent young criminal

Tirade

A speech of violent denunciation

Torpor

A state of motor and mental inactivity with a partial suspension of sensibility

Trite

Repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse

Turpitude

A corrupt or depraved or degenerate act or practice

Tyro

Someone new to a field or activity

Letter U Words

Unabated

Continuing at full strength or intensity

Unscrupulous

Without scruples or principles

Uppity

Presumptuously arrogant

Utopia

A book written by Sir Thomas More (1516) describing the perfect society on an imaginary island

Letter V Words

Vagary

An unexpected and inexplicable change in something (in a situation or a person’s behavior, etc.)

Valor

The qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle)

Veer

Turn sharply; change direction abruptly

Vengeance

The act of taking revenge (harming someone in retaliation for something harmful that they have done) especially in the next life

Verity

Conformity to reality or actuality

Versatility

Having a wide variety of skills

Vicissitude

A variation in circumstances or fortune at different times in your life or in the development of something

Virile

Characterized by energy and vigor

What is this section all about?

This section employs the use of Hindi (or to put it better, Hindi in English) to explain English words. We strongly believe that one’s mother tongue is the langauge any person finds it easiest to learn anything. We extend the same logic when it comes to langauge learning.

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