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Vocabulary Made Easy series: Build up your effort to crack competitive exams

By, New Delhi
Mar 19, 2024 03:01 PM IST

Aspirants can improve their vocabulary and word power with constant effort and by using proper strategies.

Candidates preparing for competitive exams ought to also prepare for the verbal sections as these questions can be detrimental to scoring better marks.

Here's a way to improve your vocabulary. Check out the words for the day and a small quiz to push yourself to improve your word power.(Shutterstock)
Here's a way to improve your vocabulary. Check out the words for the day and a small quiz to push yourself to improve your word power.(Shutterstock)

Aspirants can improve their vocabulary and word power with constant effort and by using proper strategies. Practicing mock tests can also be useful for the candidates with their preparation.

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Here's a way to improve your vocabulary. Check out the words for the day and a small quiz to push yourself to improve your word power.

Overwrought (Adjective)

Meaning: in a state of nervous excitement or anxiety

Example: Supposedly laying ones neurotic soul bare through primal, overwrought wailing has become a commodity

Overweening (Adjective)

Meaning: showing excessive confidence or pride

Example: His best qualification for the job was his overweening ambition, nothing else

Also Read: Vocabulary Made Easy series: Boost your word power to crack competitive exams

Overture (Noun)

Meaning: an orchestral piece at the beginning of an opera, play, etc

Example: He composed the overture to the oratorio while he was in Vienna

Overhaul (Verb)

Meaning: take apart (a piece of machinery or equipment) in order to examine it and repair it if necessary

Example: Phelps aims to overhaul Mark Spitz's record of seven gold medals

Put your thinking cap on and try to answer the following questions to understand how much you have grasped.

  1. After all, last year they clawed back a huge deficit to ___________ Wenger's men. Which of the following words fits best in the sentence? (Overhaul, Overture)
  2. Can you think of some antonyms for the word Overweening?
  3. Can you think of some synonyms for the word Overwrought?
  4. Can you come up with some sentences for the word Overhaul?

Also Read: Vocabulary Made Easy series: Take up the challenge to improve your word power

Watch out for this space for your weekly update on improving word power.

(Definitions and examples are from Oxford Languages)

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