New Words of the week June 25 - June 29, 2018, vocabulary mcqs for css preparation
B. something hard to endure
C. functional equality
D. propriety in manners and conduct
Explanation: Decorum is proper and polite behavior. If you let out a big belch at a fancy dinner party, you're not showing much decorum.
capable of being done with means at hand
B. requiring attention or action
C. showing or making known
D. in complete agreement
Explanation: Something that is practicable is something that can be reasonably done. Look at the word within the word, practice, plus the suffix -able, and you have something that is able to be put into practice, or practicable.
Explanation: To cajole someone is to persuade them by using insincere compliments or promises. If you say "Please, pretty-please, I'll be your best friend," when asking for a stick of gum, you are cajoling the gum holder.
Explanation: If your teacher orders you to detention every time you show up to class with a dull pencil, you could probably describe her as an authoritarian — a ruler who prefers order to freedom.
coincide partially or wholly
B. grip or seize, as in a wrestling match
C. smother or suppress
D. avoid dealing with
Explanation: The verb stifle means “to choke, suffocate, drown.” It can describe a claustrophobic feeling
eating too much junk food
B. exercising for an hour each day
C. setting an alarm clock
D. balancing on one leg
Explanation: Detrimental is a formal way of saying "harmful." Anything detrimental hurts, hinders, or puts a damper on something. Detrimental things do damage.
capture the attention or imagination of
B. cause to get stuck as if in a soft wet area
C. flow over or cover completely
D. pose a threat to; present a danger to
Explanation: One thing can imperil another when it threatens to be harmful. For example, an approaching storm with hurricane-force winds might imperil the geraniums you just planted in your front yard.
Explanation: Vindication is a sweet thing — when you get vindication, you've been proven right or justified in doing something. Everyone accused of a crime craves vindication.
marked by peace and success
B. unprovoked or without motive or justification
C. barely able to be perceived
D. easily broken or damaged or destroyed
Explanation: Wanton describes something excessive, uncontrolled and sometimes even cruel.
Explanation: If something is biodegradable, it can decompose naturally. When you think environmentally friendly, you're thinking biodegradable, and truly environmentally friendly substances degrade quickly into harmless components.