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Vocabulary for CSEET Part 1


Synonyms: forceful, self-confident

Antonyms: retiring

Example Sentence:

The job may call for assertive behavior.

2. SLOPPY (ADJECTIVE): careless

Synonyms: slapdash, slipshod

Antonyms: careful

Example Sentence:

We gave away a goal through sloppy defending.

3. THRIVE (VERB): flourish

Synonyms: prosper burgeon

Antonyms: increase

Example Sentence:

Education groups tend to thrive on organization.


Synonyms: standard, regular

Antonyms: original

Example Sentence:

A conventional morality had dictated behavior.

5. SABOTAGE (VERB): wreck

Synonyms: vandalize, destroy

Antonyms: strengthen

Example Sentence:

Power lines from South Africa were sabotaged by rebel forces.

6. DISPENSE (VERB): waive

Synonyms: omit, drop

Antonyms: include

Example Sentence:

Let's dispense with the formalities, shall we?"


Synonyms: vital, essential

Antonyms: unimportant

Example Sentence:

Temperature is a critical factor in successful fruit storage.

8. SPUR (VERB): stimulate

Synonyms: encourage, prompt

Antonyms: discourage

Example Sentence:

Her sons' passion for computer games spurred her to set up a software business.

9. COMPLACENCY (NOUN): smugness

Synonyms: self-satisfaction, self-approval

Antonyms: dissatisfaction

Example Sentence:

The figures are better, but there are no grounds for complacency.

10. DESCEND (VERB): drop

Synonyms: go down, come down

Antonyms: ascend

Example Sentence:

The aircraft began to descend.

11. TRAUMATIC (ADJECTIVE): disturbing

Synonyms: shocking, distressing

Antonyms: soothing

Example Sentence:

She was going through a traumatic divorce.

12. CONVICTION (NOUN): sentence

Synonyms: judgement

Antonyms: acquittal

Example Sentence:

She had a previous conviction for a similar offence.

13. BOLSTER (VERB): strengthen

Synonyms: support, reinforce

Antonyms: avoid

Example Sentence:

The fall in interest rates is starting to bolster confidence.


Synonyms: bewildered, perplexed

Antonyms: oriented

Example Sentence:

She was so disoriented that Joe had to walk her to her room.

15. AUGMENT (VERB): increase

Synonyms: add to, supplement

Antonyms: decrease

Example Sentence:

He augmented his summer income by painting.

16. FLAWED (ADJECTIVE): unsound

Synonyms: defective, faulty

Antonyms: sound

Example Sentence:

It was absolutely a fatally flawed strategy.

17. DEFY (VERB): disobey

Synonyms: go against, flout

Antonyms: obey

Example Sentence:

She is a woman who defies convention.

18. DIRE (ADJECTIVE): terrible

Synonyms: dreadful, appalling

Antonyms: excited

Example Sentence:

Misuse of drugs have dire consequences.

19. MORATORIUM (NOUN): embargo

Synonyms: ban, prohibition

Antonyms: permission

Example Sentence:

A moratorium has been put on the use of drift nets.


Synonyms: crucial necessary

Antonyms: dispensable

Example Sentence:

He made himself indispensable to the parish priest.

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