Monthly Archive: January 2015

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Vocab Tadka : Quiet vs Quite (Confusing Words)

Lets discuss the difference between confusing words Quiet & Quite. QUIET 1 (n) a period of calm weather Type: ‘noun.state’ Usage: ‘there was a lull in the storm’ Synonym: lull, 2 (n) an untroubled state; free from disturbances...

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Vocab Tadka : Portent vs Potent (Confusing Words)

Lets discuss the difference between confusing words Portent & Potent. PORTENT 1 (n) a sign of something about to happen Type: ‘noun.event’ Usage: ‘he looked for an omen before going into battle’ Synonym: omen, presage, prodigy, prognostic, prognostication,...

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Vocab Tadka : Pamper vs Pander (Confusing Words)

Lets discuss the difference between confusing words Pamper & Pander. PAMPER 1 (v) treat with excessive indulgence Type: ‘verb.social’ Usage: ‘grandparents often pamper the children’ Usage: ‘Let’s not mollycoddle our students!’ Synonym: baby, cocker, coddle, cosset, featherbed, indulge, mollycoddle,...

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Vocab Tadka : Wreak vs Wreck (Confusing Words)

Lets discuss the difference between confusing words Wreak & Wreck. WREAK 1 (v) cause to happen or to occur as a consequence Type: ‘verb.creation’ Usage: ‘I cannot work a miracle’ Usage: ‘wreak havoc’ Usage: ‘bring comments’ Usage: ‘play a joke’...

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Question Khazana UPSC/CSAT : January 14 2015

Solve these questions from GS section of CSAT : [GA] नागार्जुन सागर परियोजना किस नदी पर बनी है [Current] Female Royal Air Force commander of a Tornado bomber squadron [GA] separate ministry for cow...

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Question Khazana UPSC/CSAT : January 12 2015

Solve these questions from GS section of CSAT : [Culture] Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram is popular bhajan [Culture]famous Temple festival celebrated on the Malayalam calendar month [Culture] Hindu diety is also referred to as...

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Question Khazana UPSC/CSAT : January 11 2015

Solve these questions from GS section of CSAT : [Current] Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan [History] Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram was sung during Dandi march [GA] Oldest dockyard in India [GA] Incorrectly paired national park [History]...

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Vocab Tadka : Effect vs Affect (Confusing Words)

Lets discuss the difference between confusing words Effect & Affect. EFFECT 1 (n) a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon Type: ‘noun.phenomenon’ Usage: ‘the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise’...

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Vocab Tadka : Custom vs Costume (Confusing Words)

Lets discuss the difference between confusing words Custom & Costume. CUSTOM 1 (n) accepted or habitual practice Type: ‘noun.act’ Synonym: usage, usance, 2 (n) a specific practice of long standing Type: ‘noun.cognition’ Synonym: tradition, 3 (n) money collected under...

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Vocab Tadka : Mantel vs Mantle (Confusing Words)

Lets discuss the difference between confusing words Mantel & Mantle. MANTEL 1 (n) shelf that projects from wall above fireplace Type: ‘noun.artifact’ Usage: ‘in Britain they call a mantel a chimneypiece’ Synonym: chimneypiece, mantelpiece, mantle, mantlepiece, Sentence Usage...

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Vocab Tadka : Aspersion vs Dispersion (Confusing Words)

Lets discuss the difference between confusing words Aspersion & Dispersion. ASPERSION 1 (n) a disparaging remark Type: ‘noun.communication’ Usage: ‘in the 19th century any reference to female sexuality was considered a vile aspersion’ Usage: ‘it is difficult for...

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Vocab Tadka : Auger vs Augur (Confusing Words)

Lets discuss the difference between confusing words Auger & Augur. AUGUR 1 (n) (ancient Rome) a religious official who interpreted omens to guide public policy Type: ‘noun.person’ Synonym: auspex, 1 (v) indicate by signs Type: ‘verb.communication’ Usage: ‘These signs...

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