Some Important Word Meanings

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In all kinds of tests, particularly job or admission exams, there are usually several questions on word meanings or related topics such as findings synonyms or antonyms etc. as well, there are a few questions on the same in comprehension or passage section in the question paper. So it is important to have good command over vocabulary to secure expected outcome from the exam. Therefore in this article we try to focus on some important words that have the highest possibility to appear in exam. Practice regularly to have a clear memory on the words as there is no alternative to practice to gain success in all types of exams.

Chagrin (ˈʃaɡrɪn, ʃəˈɡrɪn) :  The word ‘chagrin’ is a noun which means annoyance or distress, displeasure, anger etc. (বিরক্তি, ক্ষোভ, অসন্তুষ্টি, রাগ ইত্যাদি) Look at the example below :
1. New book portrays Former American President Barak Obama’s surprise and chagrin at Trump’s win.
Synonyms : annoyance, irritation, vexation, displeasure, anger, rage, fury, wrath etc.

Whim : This word is a noun which has the meanings will, intention, urge, impulse etc. (যা ইচ্ছা তাই করার মানসিকতা, ইচ্ছেমাফিক, কোনো কিছুর তোয়াক্কা না করা ইত্যাদি বোঝাতে). See the sentence below :
1. People in Dhaka city jaywalk streets as per their whim, ignoring traffic rules.
2. Do whatever your whim allows.

Wary  : This word is an adjective which means `feeling or showing caution about possible dangers or problems. (সম্ভাব্য কোনো বিপদ বা সমস্যা সম্পর্কে সাবধানতা বা সতর্কতা). Look at the example below :
1. Everyone needs to be wary on the negative consequences of excessive social media use.
2. It is high time to get wary of the climate change.
3. Be wary of the strangers’ food offers in the city bus services.
Synonyms : cautious, careful, circumspect, alert, on the alert, on the lookout, prudent etc.

Squarely (ˈskwɛəlia) : This word is an adverb which means directly or in a direct and uncompromising manner. (সরাসরি, কোনো রাখঢাক না রেখে ইত্যাদি সমজাতীয় অর্থে) See the example :
1. They are blaming me squarely for the mistake.
2. Do not look at me squarely.
3. To the authority, real blame for the fault lays squarely with me.
4. They placed the blame squarely on the president.
Synonyms : Directly, straightforward etc.
Prowess  : The word ‘Prowess’ is a noun which means skill or expertise in a particular activity or field. (কোনো ক্ষেত্রে অভিজ্ঞতা বা দক্ষতা). See the example below :
1. Nowadays of tough job market, everyone needs to have IT prowess to get jobs.
2. He has got strong prowess in AI.
synonyms: skill, skillfulness, expertise, effectiveness, mastery, facility, ability, capability, capacity, talent, genius, aptitude, competence, competency, professionalism, excellence, accomplishment, experience, proficiency, expertness, finesse, know-how; savoir faire etc.

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