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IDIOMS AND PHRASES

IDIOMS AND PHRASES

Candidates preparing Idioms and Phrases for SSC Graduate Level, CPO SI, Uttarakhand SI, Railway, UPSC, PCS exams and other state level competitive exams must understand and learn Idioms and Phrases already asked in the exams as there is a huge probability of repetition of such Idioms and Phrases questions again and again in the upcoming competitive exams. So it’s always advisable to keep brushing your knowledge besides gaining the new found one!

For your convenience we have come up with the series of collection of important Idioms and Phrases which can be asked in the upcoming Staff selection Commission SSC exams and other competitive exams. Just go through them and remain tension free…

IDIOMS AND PHRASES

  • A bull in a china shop:-A misfit

Example – He was basically a teacher. When he was asked to work as an administrator, he proved to be a bull in a china shop.

  • To eat humble pie:-To apologise in a humble manner

Example -If I place the facts before you, you shall have to eat humble pie.

  • Once in a blue moon:-Very rarely

Example -Anita comes to see us once in a blue moon.

  • From pillar to post:-From one person to another

Example -He moved from pillar to post for his son’s admission to the public school but in vain.

  • Bury the hatchet:-Make peace after a quarrel

Example -After a compromise, they decided to bury the hatchet and become friends again.

  • A cock and bull story:-An improbable excuse

 

Example -When asked why he was late, the boy made up a cock and bull story which nobody believed.

  • To call a spade a spade:-To be frank and truthful

 

Example -I believe in calling a spade a spade even if the heavens fall.

 

  • A cold fish:-A person devoid of emotions

 

Example -It is no use making a sentimental appeal to that man. He is a cold fish

  • To turn over a new leaf:-To reform oneself

 

Example -After Rajesh was sacked for drinking, he turned over a new leaf and became a teetotaller.

 

  • To make a clean breast of it:-To confess a wrong doing

 

Example -The boy made a clean breast of it and told his father that he had smashed the window.

 

  • Harp on the same string:-Dwell on the same subject repetitively

 

Example -He is a bore, he always harp on the same string.

 

  • A wild goose chase:-A useless and foolish search

 

Example -Your efforts to find a solution to your son’s problems are nothing short of a wild goose chase.

 

  • A man of straw:-A man of no substance; a symbolic representative of power or office

 

Example -The new managing director is so much under the chairman’s thumb that he is a man of straw.

 

  • To keep one’s fingers crossed:-To hope fervently

 

Example -Although I was doubtful, I kept my fingers crossed in the hope that I would pass the exam.

 

  • The pros and cons:-The arguments for and against a proposition

 

Example -They argued the pros and cons before accepting the assignment.

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COMPETITIVE EXAM VOCABULARY (2)

COMPETITIVE EXAM VOCABULARY (2)

Candidates preparing Competitive Exam Vocabulary (2) for SSC Graduate Level, RBI assistant exam, RBI Grade-B exam, LIC AAO, LIC ADO exam CPO SI, Uttarakhand SI, Railway, UPSC, PCS exams and other state level competitive exams must understand and learn SSC CGL English Vocabulary already asked in the exams as there is a huge probability of repetition of such English Vocabulary questions again and again in the upcoming competitive exams. So it’s always advisable to keep brushing your knowledge besides gaining the new found one!

For your convenience we have come up with the series of collection of important English Vocabulary which can be asked in the upcoming Staff selection Commission SSC exams and other competitive exams.

Just learn them and remain tension free…

Lunatic पागल , विक्षिप्त , Insane, Mad, FranticLuna chalane wale पागल hote hain. (Who rides Luna these days?)
Annihilate विनाशकरना, अस्तित्व  मिटादेना Destroy, Exterminate, RuinAnni k sir pe 5 ghare the, Anni ke Hilate hi sab Destroy go gaye!
Bleak सूना, रूखा, निराशाजनक, ठंडा Cheerless, Cold, DismalBlood Leak (B-leak) ho to cold feel hota hai.
Grave गंभीर , चिंताजनक , समाधी ,Serious, Alarming, UnpleasantGraves ( समाधी) of Brave,

Brave are Grave (serious)

Dearth आभाव, अकाल Scarcity, Shortage, DeficiencyDegradation of Earth brings Dearth(अकाल)
Facile मिलनसार, सुगम, सरल Easy, smoothFace pe   Smile ho to sab kuch Easy ho jata hai
Lethal घातक, नाशकारी, DeadlyShetal is lethal (deadly beautiful).
Frugal अल्पवयी, बचानेवाला , मितव्ययी Economical, Thrifty, SparingFrock wali Gal (Manju) is Frugal (kanjus hai)
Taint धब्बा, कलंक, विकृति, spot, spoil, decayPaint se Taint lag gaya!
Vanity घमंड, अहंकार, conceit, PrideVani is an Arrogant girl!

Try to learn them any way. English is not our mother tongue and in order to learn its words we have to make some memorable associations with our own language and past experiences. Initially I also got afraid of unfamiliar words, but there is no other way to escape!

We have to learn them by hook or by crook. No one is coming to ask how you learnt them, so make some funny pictures in mind and build your armoury…

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COMPETITIVE EXAM VOCABULARY (1)

COMPETITIVE EXAM VOCABULARY (1)

Candidates preparing Competitive Exam Vocabulary (1) for SSC Graduate Level, RBI assistant exam, RBI Grade-B exam, LIC AAO, LIC ADO exam CPO SI, Uttarakhand SI, Railway, UPSC, PCS exams and other state level competitive exams must understand and learn SSC CGL English Vocabulary already asked in the exams as there is a huge probability of repetition of such English Vocabulary questions again and again in the upcoming competitive exams. So it’s always advisable to keep brushing your knowledge besides gaining the new found one!

For your convenience we have come up with the series of collection of important English Vocabulary which can be asked in the upcoming Staff selection Commission SSC exams and other competitive exams.

Just learn them and remain tension free…

  • Apprehension:        अनुभव, डर, शंका, गिरफ़्तार, Fear,  Arrest, Concern
  • Benign:                       अनुकूल, दयालु, सौम्य,Kind, Gentle, Beneficial
  • Cardinal:                   प्रधान, प्रमुख, मुख्य, Chief, Important, Significant
  • Jeopardize:              जोखिम में डालना, Endanger, Peril, Risk, Hazard
  • Lucid:                          साफ़, चमकीला Clear, Bright, Understandable
  • Magnanimous:      उदार Kind, Generous, Liberal, Noble, Charitable
  • Notion:                      धारणा, विचार, भावना, Belief, Concept, Idea, View
  • Outrage :                  अत्याचार, उपद्रव ,दुर्व्यवहार, Injury, Insult, Offend,
  • Prodigal:                   खर्चीला,उदार, अतिव्यय, Extravagant, Careless,                                            Lavish, Spendthrift, Reckless,
  • Quench:                    बुझाना, शांतकरना, ठंडाकरना, नष्टकरना Mitigate                                         Extinguish, Suppress, Alleviate

I am dedicating this section for the improvement of vocabulary for exams. It takes a huge time to master this section of English, but if you prepare it in a planned way then you can score sufficient marks. Almost 15 to 20 questions appear in the form of antonyms and synonyms. Ignorance  of vocabulary is suicidal in exams.

These words are very important for various competitive exams. From my own experience I can assure you that these words are being repeated again and again in different exams. Learn these words and smile in examination hall when they come in front of you!

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