Master Wordlist C1

Master Wordlist C1


Sr No. Word शब्द Meaning Example
457 cabal साज़िश small group of persons secretly
united to promote their own interests
The cabal was defeated when its
scheme was discovered.
458 cache कैश hiding place The detectives followed the
suspects until he led them to the cache where he had stored his loot.
459 cacophony कोलाहल discord Some people seem to enjoy the
cacophony of an orchestra that is tuning up.
460 cadaver शव corpse In some states, it is illegal to
dissect cadavers.
461 cadaverous शव का like a corpse; pale From his cadaverous appearance,
we could see how the disease had ravaged him.
462 cadence ताल rhythmic rise and fall (of words
or sounds); beat
Marching down the road, the
troops sang out, following the cadence set by the sergeant.
463 cajole झूठ बोलना coax; wheedle I will not be cajoled into
granting your wish.
464 calamity आपदा disaster; misery As news of the calamity spread,
offers of relief poured in to the stricken community.
465 caliber बुद्धि का विस्तार ability; capacity A man of such caliber should not
be assigned such menial tasks.
466 calligraphy सुलेख beautiful writing; excellent
penmanship
As we examine ancient
manuscripts, we became impressed with the calligraphy of the scribes.
467 callous कठोर hardened; unfeeling He had worked in the hospital
for so many years that he was callous to the suffering in the wards.
468 callow अनुभवहीन youthful; immature In that youthful movement, the
leaders were only a little less callow than their immature followers.
469 calorific कैलोरिफिक heat-producing Coal is much more calorific than
green wood.
470 calumny चुगली malicious misrepresentation He could endure his financial
failure, but he could not bear the calumny that his foes heaped upon him.
471 camaraderie सौहार्द good-fellowship What he loved best about his job
was the sense of camaraderie he and his co-workers shared.
472 cameo कैमिया shell or jewel carved in relief Tourists are advised not to
purchase cameos from the street peddlers of Rome who sell poor specimens of
the carver's art.
473 canard बेबुनियाद ख़बर unfounded rumor It is almost impossible to
protect oneself from such a base canard.
474 candor स्पष्टवादिता frankness The candor and simplicity of his
speech impressed all, it was all clear he held nothing back.
475 canine कुत्ते का related to dogs; doglike Some days the canine population
of Berkeley seems almost to outnumber the human population.
476 canker नासूर any ulcerous sore; any evil Poverty is a canker in the body
politic; it must be cured.
477 canny चालाक shrewd; thrifty The canny Scotsman was more than
a match for the swindlers.
478 cant खिचड़ी भाषा pious phraseology; jargon of
criminals
Angry that the president had
slashed the education budget, we dismissed his speech on the importance of
education as mere cant.
479 cantankerous झगड़ालू ill-humored; irritable Constantly complaining about his
treatment and refusing to cooperate with the hospital staff, he was a
cantankerous patient.
480 cantata कंटाटा story set to music, to be sung
by a chorus
The choral society sang the new
cantata composed by its leader.
481 canter पाखंडी slow gallop Because the racehorse had
outdistanced its competition so easily, the reporter wrote that the race was
won in a canter.
482 canto कंटो division of a long poem Dante's poetic masterpiece The
Divine Comedy is divided into cantos.
483 canvass वोट मांगना determine or seek opinions,
votes, etc.
After canvassing the sentiments
of his constituents, the congressman was confident that he represented the
majority opinion of his district.
484 capacious विशाल spacious In the capacious areas of the
railroad terminal, thousands of travelers lingered while waiting for their
train.
485 capillary केशिका having a very fine bore The changes in surface tension
of liquids in capillary vessels is of special interest to physicists.
486 capitulate शर्त पर हथियार डाल देना surrender The enemy was warned to
capitulate or face annihilation.
487 caprice मौज whim She was an unpredictable
creature, acting on caprice, never taking thought of the consequences.
488 capricious मौजी fickle; incalculable The storm was capricious and
changed course constantly.
489 caption शीर्षक title; chapter heading; text
under illustration
I find the captions that
accompany these cartoons very clever and humorous.
490 captious छिद्रान्वेषी faultfinding His criticisms were always
captious and frivolous, never offering constructive suggestions.
491 carafe पिचर glass water bottle With each dinner, the patron
receives a carafe of red or white wine.
492 carapace कछुवे की पीठ की हड्डी shell covering the back (of a
turtle, crab, etc)
At the children's zoo, Richard
perched on top of the giant turtle's hard carapace as it slowly made its way
around the enclosure.
493 carat कैरट unit of weight for precious
stones; measure of fineness of gold
He gave her a diamond that
weighed three carats and was mounted in an eighteen-carat gold band.
494 carcinogenic कासीनजन causing cancer Many supposedly harmless
substances have been revealed to be carcinogenic.
495 cardinal कार्डिनल chief If you want to increase your
word power, the cardinal rule of vocabulary-building is to read.
496 careen झुक जाना lurch; sway from side to side The taxicab careened wildly as
it rounded the corner.
497 caricature कारटूनवाला distortion; burlesque The caricatures he drew always
emphasized personal weaknesses of the people he burlesqued.
498 carillon Carillon set of bells capable of being
played
The carillon in the bell tower
of the Coca-Cola pavilion at the New York World's Fair provided musical
entertainment every hour.
499 carnage नरसंहार destruction of life The carnage that can be caused
by atomic warfare adds to the responsibilities of our statesmen.
500 carnal कामुक fleshly The public was more interested
in carnal pleasures than in spiritual matters.
501 carnivorous मांसभक्षी meat-eating The lion is a carnivorous
animal.
502 carousal डटकर शराब पीना drunken revel The party degenerated into an
ugly carousal.
503 carping छिद्रान्वेषी petty criticism; fault-finding Welcoming constructive
criticism, Lexy appreciated her editor's comments, finding them free of
carping.
504 carrion सड़ा हुआ rotting flesh of a dead body Buzzards are nature's
scavengers; they eat the carrion left behind by other predators.
505 cartographer काटोग्रफ़र map-maker Though not a professional
cartographer, Tolkien was able to construct a map of the fictional world.
506 cascade झरना small waterfall We could not appreciate the
beauty of the many cascades as we made detours around each of them to avoid
getting wet.
507 caste जाति one of the hereditary classes in
Hindu society, social stratification; prestige
The differences created by caste
in India must be wiped out if true democracy is to prevail in that country.
508 castigation सज़ा punishment; severe criticism Sensitive even to mild
criticism, Woolf could not bear castigation that she found in certain
reviews.
509 casual आकस्मिक accidental; not regular or
permanent; careless; informal
It can be argued that physical
laws can be casual as well as inveterate, since it is based on an induction.
510 casualty दुर्घटना serious or fatal accident The number of automotive
casualties on this holiday weekend was high.
511 cataclysm प्रलय deluge; upheaval A cataclysm such as the French
Revolution affects all countries.
512 catalyst उत्प्रेरक agent that brings about a
chemical change while it remains unaffected and unchanged
Many chemical reactions cannot
take place without the presence of a catalyst.
513 catapult गुलेल slingshot; hurling machine Airplanes are sometimes launched
from battleships by catapults.
514 cataract मोतियाबिंद great waterfall; eye abnormality She gazed with awe at the mighty
cataract known as Niagara Falls.
515 catastrophe तबाही calamity The Johnstown flood was a
catastrophe.
516 catechism जिरह book for religious instruction;
instruction by question and answer
He taught by engaging his pupils
in a catechism until they gave him the correct answer.
517 categorical स्पष्ट without exceptions; unqualified;
absolute
Though the captain claimed he
was never, never sick at sea, he finally qualified his categorical denial; he
was hardly ever sick at sea.
518 catharsis साफ़ हो जाना purging or cleansing of any
passage of the body
Aristotle maintained that
tragedy created a catharsis by purging the soul of base concepts.
519 cathartic भेदक purgative Some drugs act as laxatives when
taken in small doses but act as cathartics when taken in much larger doses.
520 catholic कैथोलिक universal; wide-ranging liberal He was extremely catholic in his
taste and read everything he could find in the library.
521 caucus कोकस private meeting of members of a
party to select officers or determine policy
At the opening of Congress the
members of the Democratic Party held a caucus to elect the majority leader of
the House and the party whip.
522 caulk गहनी करना to make watertight (by plugging
seams)
When water from the shower
leaked into the basement, we knew it was time to caulk the tiles at the edges
of the shower stall.
523 causal करणीय implying a cause-and-effect
relationship
The psychologist maintained
there was a causal relationship between the nature of one's early childhood
experiences and one's adult personality.
524 caustic काटू burning; sarcastically biting The critic's caustic remarks
angered the hapless actors who were the subjects of his sarcasm.
525 cauterize दाग़ना burn with hot iron or caustic In order to prevent infection,
the doctor cauterized the wound.
526 cavalcade घुड़सवार-दल procession; parade As described by Chaucer, the
cavalcade of Canterbury pilgrims was motley group.
527 cavalier घुड़सवार casual and offhand; arrogant Sensitive about having her ideas
taken lightly, Marcia felt insulted by Mark's cavalier dismissal of her
suggestion.
528 cavil झूठा इलज़ाम make frivolous objections I respect your sensible
criticisms, but I dislike the way you cavil about unimportant details.
529 cede सौंपना transfer; yield title to I intend to cede this property
to the city.
530 celerity ज्लदी speed; rapidity Hamlet resented his mother's
celerity in remarrying within a month after his father's death.
531 celestial आकाशीय heavenly She spoke of the celestial joys
that awaited virtuous souls in the hereafter.
532 celibate अविवाहित abstaining from sexual
intercourse; unmarried
Though the late Havelock Ellis
wrote extensively about sexual customs and was considered an expert in such
matters, recent studies maintain he was celibate throughout his life.
533 censor सेंसर overseer of morals; person who
eliminates inappropriate matter
Soldiers dislike having their
mail read by a censor but understand the need for this precaution.
534 censorious सख़्त critical censorious people delight in
casting blame.
535 censure निंदा blame; criticize He was censured for his
inappropriate behavior.
536 centaur सेंटो mythical figure, half man and
half horse
I was particularly impressed by
the statue of the centaur in the Roman Hall of the museum.
537 centigrade सेंटीग्रेड denoting a widely used
temperature scale (basically same as Celsius)
On the centigrade thermometer,
the freezing point of water is zero degrees.
538 centrifugal केंद्रत्यागी radiating; departing from the
center
Many automatic drying machines
remove excess moisture from clothing by centrifugal force.
539 centrifuge अपकेंद्रित्र machine that separates
substances by whirling them
At the dairy, we employ a
centrifuge to separate cream from milk.
540 centripetal केंद्राभिगामी tending toward the center Does centripetal force or the
force of gravity bring orbiting bodies to the earth's surface?
541 centurion सेंचुरियन Roman army officer Because he was in command of a
company of one hundred soldiers, he was called a centurion.
542 cerebral सेरिब्रल pertaining to the brain or
intellect
The content of philosophical
works is cerebral in nature and requires much thought.
543 cerebration मस्तिष्क का कार्य thought Mathematics problems sometimes
require much cerebration.
544 ceremonious औपचारिक marked by formality Ordinary dress would be in
appropriate at so ceremonious an affair.
545 cessation समाप्ति stopping The workers threatened a
cessation of all activities if their demands were not met.
546 cession रियायत yielding to another; ceding The cession of Alaska to the
United States is discussed in this chapter.
547 chafe मसलना warm by rubbing The collar chafed his neck.
548 chaff फूस worthless products of an
endeavor
When you separate the wheat from
the chaff, be sure you throw out the chaff.
549 chaffing chaffing bantering; joking Sometimes his flippant and
chaffing remarks annoy us.
550 chagrin चिढ़ vexation; disappointment Her refusal to go with us filled
us with chagrin.
551 chalice प्याला goblet; consecrated cup In a small room adjoining the
cathedral, many ornately decorated chalices made by the most famous European
goldsmiths were on display.
552 chameleon गिरगिट lizard that changes color in
different situations
Like the chameleon, he assumed
the political coloration of every group he met.
553 champion चैंपियन support militantly Martin Luther King, Jr., won the
Nobel Peace Prize because he championed the oppressed in their struggle for
equality.
554 chaotic अराजक in utter disorder He tried to bring order into the
chaotic state of affairs.
555 charisma प्रतिभा divine gift; great popular charm
or appeal
Political commentators have
deplored the importance of a candidate's charisma in these days of television
campaigning.
556 charlatan मायावी quack; pretender to knowledge When they realized that the
Wizard didn't know how to get them back to Kansas, Dorothy and her friends
were sure they'd been duped by a charlatan.


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