CAT VARC: The Words That Will Help You Ace The Exam

CAT-VARC-Enhance Your Vocabulary

You could employ effective CAT exam preparation strategies and yet, deal with the surprises you didn’t see coming your way. However, some tips turn into your companions and stand by your side while you appear for the exam.

You are often told that you need to enhance your vocabulary to perform well in Verbal Ability and Reasoning. But you are not handed over a list of words that can become one of your companions, thereby making your job easier.

We got in touch with the experts on our team and compiled a list of words that can pave the way for VARC proficiency.

WORDMEANINGSYNONYMS ANTONYMS
Bereft Deprived of or LackingWanting, Short of, Cut off fromEndowed, Enriched, Compensated
EquipoiseBalance of forces or interestsEquilibrium, Balance, ParityImbalance, Changeability, Fluctuation
IncisiveIntelligently analytical and clear-thinkingPenetrating, Acute, Sharp-wittedRambling, Vague
TreadWalk in a specified wayWalk, Step, Stride, TrudgeGo, Rise, Precede
PerpetualNever Ending or ChangingEternal, Everlasting, Perennial Transitory, Temporary, Intermittently
DisquietudeA state of uneasiness or anxietyAnxiety, Agitation, Concernment, SolicitudeUnconcern, Contentment
BourgeoisieThe middle class, typically with reference to its perceived materialistic values or conventional attitudes. Property-owing, middle-class, propertiedSocialist, Low class, Lower-class
SequestrateTake legal possession of until a debt has been paid or other claims have been met.Confiscate, Seize, CommandeerPublic, Central
DrenchedWet thoroughlySoak, Saturate, Swamp, InundateDry
DiktatA formal pronouncement from an authoritative sourcePronouncement, Proclamation, Injunction, Behest, EdictEntreaty, Recommendation, Plea
RaunchyEnergetically Earthy and explicitBawdy, Risque, Racy, Provocative, UninhibitedInnocent, Clean, Decent
ImperiousArrogant and domineeringPeremptory, Imperial, DomineeringMeek
WaxBecome larger or strongerIncrease, Grow, Develop, Magnify.Wane, Decrease
EcstasyAn overwhelming feeling of great happiness or joyful excitement.Rapture, Bliss, Elation, Euphoria, ExultationMisery
SuspicionA feeling or thought that something is possible, likely, or true.Intuition, Inkling, Conjecture, Speculation, Hunch, SuppositionCertainty
ClamorAloud and confused noise, especially that of people shouting.Tumult, Racket, Uproar, ClangourSilence
ImpenetrableImpossible to pass through or enter. Impassable, Unpassable, Sparse, AccessibleAccessible, Porous, Sparse
RhetoricThe art of effective or persuasive speaking or writingEloquence, OratoryConcise, Simple
PiquedArouse curiosity or interestSimulate, Rouse, WhetAllay, Appalling
Pittedhaving a hollow or indentation on the surfaceBlemished, Pockmarked, ScarredSmooth
Resurrectrevive or revitalize (something that is inactive, disused, or forgotten).Restore, Revive, Breathe new life intoTorpefy, Abolish
LachrymoseTearful or given to weeping.Sobbing, Sniveling, WhimperingCheerful, Happy
AridHaving little or no rain; too dry or barren to support vegetation.Dry, Parched, ScorchedWet, Fertile
ServileHaving or showing an excessive willingness to serve or please others
Obsequious, Sycophantic Rebellious, Assertive, Bossy
RetrogradeDirected or moving backwards.Regressive, Backwards, RearwardForward
OmniscientKnowing EverythingAll-seeing, All-knowing, All-wiseStupid, Unknowing
InquestA judicial inquiry to ascertain the facts relating to an incident.Inquiry, Investigation, ScrutinyAbstention, Ignorance
GarrulousExcessively talkative, especially on trivial matters.Loquacious, Voluble, TalkativeReticent, Taciturn
MazeBe dazed and confused.Labyrinth, Web, TangleCertainty
BoisterousNoisy, energetic, and cheerfulLively, Animated, Spirited, ExuberantQuiet, Restrained
FretBe constantly or visibly anxious.Perturb, Worry, TroubleComfort
SiphonDraw off or transfer over a period of time, especially illegally or unfairly.Pump, FunnelSave

 If you took notes and are trying to form sentences using these words, our job here is done. Enhancing your vocabulary is not an overnight process; it takes time to climb this ladder, one step at a time. This list aims at helping you take some steps today. And like this, we will gradually take you to the top.

Ridhima Arora

Ridhima is a Content Writer at PrepLadder. She aims at making a significant difference in the academic journeys of Medical PG, NEET SS, and CAT aspirants through her content.