Important Vocabulary for Competitive Examinations (SSC, NDA, UPSC, UPSSSSC)

Word Meaning with explanation.
Clasp to hold someone or something in your hands or arms; catch
Clement Clement weather is pleasant or not severe; Mild
Culmination the point at which an event ends.
Clinched to finally get or win something.
Cloistered separated from and communicating little with the outside world; Isolated
Coarse Rough and not smooth or soft.
Coddle to protect and treat someone or something with great care.
Cogent A cogent argument, reason etc is clearly expressed and persuade people to believe it.
Collate to collect and arrange in correct order the shuts of a document.
Colloquial informal and more suitable for use in speech.
Combustible able to burn easily.
Commemorate to show honour to the memory of an important person or event in special way.
Commotion a sudden short period of noise, confusion or excited movement.
Compassion a strong feeling of sympathy and sadness for the suffering or bad luck of others and a wish to help them.
Compensate to pay someone money in exchange for something.
Complacent A feeling of calm satisfaction with your abilities or situation that prevents you from trying harder.
Compliant Willing to do what other people want you to do. (Submissive)
Conceited too proud of yourself and your action and abilities.
Concocted to invent a story or excuse, especially to achieve other’s.
Concurrence a situation in which people agree or have the same opinion (Agreement)
Condone to accept or allow behaviour that is wrong (Overlook)
Confine to limit an activity, person or problem in some way.
Conflagration A large fire that causes a lot of damage.
Congenial Friendly and Pleasant (Cordial)
Congruent Identical, Similar to or in agreement with something so that the two things can combined without
Congruous the same as, or in agreement with, other facts or principles.
Conjecture a guess about something based on how it seems and not on proof. (Guess)
Conjurer A person who performs magic to show or entertain people (Magician)
Connote If a word, object or situation connotes something it makes you think of a feeling that is more that its basic meaning.
Conscientious putting a lot of effort into your work.
Conscript to force someone to serve in an army or one of a country’s army forces.
Consternation A feeling of worry, shock and confusion. (Dismay)
Constrain to control and limit something.
Contemplate to spend time considering a possible future action or to consider on particular thing for a long time in a serious and quiet way.
Contraband Goods that are brought into or taken out of the country secretly and illegally. (Smuggled)
Contrary the opposite
Contravene to do something that a low or rule does not allow, or to break a law or rule (Breach)
Contrite feeling very sorry and guilty for something bad that you have done. (Regretful)
Convalesce to rest in order to get better after an illness. (Recover)
Converse Talk
Copious in a large amount , or more that enough. (Plentiful)
Covenant A formal agreement or promise between two or more people. (Contract, Bond)
Crafty Cunning, Clever especially in a dishonest or secret way.
Credulous too willing to believe what you are told and so easy deceived. (Gullible)
Creep to move slowly, quietly and carefully, usually in order to avoid being noticed. (Tiptoe)
Crescendo a gradual increase in loudness, or the moment when noise or piece of music is at its loudest. (Escalation)
Cruddy Dirty, unpleasant or of low quality.
Crude Unrefined
Crumble to break into small pieces.
Crusade Religious wars, Campaign
Culmination the point at which an event or series of events ends, having developed until it reached this point.
Cumbersome Awkward because of being large, heavy or not effective.
Cupidity A strong feeling of wanting to have something, especially money or possessions.
Inquisitive Wanting to discover as much as you can about things, sometimes in a way that annoys people.
Cynicism the belief that people are only interested in themselves and are not sincere.
Dame A women
Damp Wet
Damsel A young women who is not married.
Dearth an amount or supply that is not large enough(Scarcity, Shortage.)
Debacle A complete failure because of bad planning and organisation (Downfall)
Debonair Attractive, confident and carefully dressed.
Decamp to leave suddenly and unexpectedly, usually without telling anyone.
Decimated to kill a large number of something, or to reduce something severely.
Declension A group of noun or adjective that decline in the same way.

A situation in which a medical condition gets worse (Decay)

Decrepit in a very bad condition because of being old or not having been cared for, or having been used a lot (Feeble)
Deference Respect and Politeness.
Defiance Behaviours in which you refuse to obey someone or something. (Resistance)
Defiant Not willing to accept criticism or disapproval (Rebellious)
Defile to spoil something or someone so that that thing or person is less beautiful or pure. (Corrupt)
Defy to refuse to obey a person, decision, law, situation etc. (Repel)
Delineate to describe or mark the edge of something (Explain)
Deluge A very large amount of water/rain. (Flood)
Demented Unable to thing or act clearly because you are extremely worried angry or excited by something.
Demise the death of a person.
Demure (especially of women) quiet and well behaved. (Sober)
Denouement the end of a story in which everything is explained or the end result of a situation. (Climax)
Deplore to say or think that something is very bad.
Derision the situation in which someone or something is laughed at and considered stupid or of no values. (Ridicule)
Derogatory Showing strong disapproval and not showing respect. (Disparaging)
Desiccated Dried, with the moister removed.
Despair the feeling that there is no hope and that you can do nothing to improve a difficult or worrying situation. (Misery, Sad)
Despicable very unpleasant or bad, causing strong feeling of dislike.
Despise to feel a strong dislike because you think that that is bad or has no value. (Undervalue)
Despondent unhappy and with no hope or enthusiasm (Dejected)
Desultory without a clear plan or purpose and showing little effort or interest. (Frugal)
Deter to prevent or discourage someone from doing something. (Hinder)
Detractor Someone who criticizes something or someone often unfairly.
Detrimental Causing harm or damage. (Harmful)
Devoid be devoid of something.

to lack or be without something that is necessary or usual.

Devout believing strongly in a religion and obeying all its rules and principles. (Pious)
Diffident Shy and not confident of your abilities.
Dilate to (cause a part of the body to ) become wider or further open to
Diligent Careful and using a lot of effort. (Industrious)
Discern to see, recognize or understand something that is not clear. (Identify)
Discreet Careful not to cause embarrassment or attract too much attention, especially by keeping something secret.
Dishevelled (of people or their appearance) very messy
Disparity a lack of equalities or similarities especially in a way that is not fair. (Differences)
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