Encouraged by the response to our previous post on Collocations we are introducing new sets of collocations this week. These will definitely help you improve vocabulary.
A collocation is a sequence of words or terms that co-occur more often than would be expected by chance. Instead of going through technicality we are introducing few workable set of words which can be definitely used in GREand IELTS.
- Workable solution
Usage: to describe a feasible fixture/ solution for the task at hand
Example: “As far as pollution is concerned, reducing carbon emission is the only workable solution.”
- Fruitful results
Usage: results which are positive and intended
Example: Our efforts in the case of the celebrity have borne the fruitful results as the court has denied the bail to her.
- Unexpected results/outcomes/consequences
Usage: results which may be negative or positive but not intended for sure
Example: This line of medical treatment is not on expected timeline, we are observing unexpected consequences of the medicines.
- Adverse effect
Usage: to denote effects which are unfavorable or antagonistic results
Example: This medicine is good for treating high blood pressure, but can also have some adverse effects, such as light-headedness.
- Unpardonable offense
Usage: to convey the offense that is very serious and cannot be forgiven
Example: Domestic violence against women must be treated as an unpardonable offense if we wish to see gender equality in India.
- Punishable act
Usage: actions which are worth punishment and should not be shown mercy
Example: The latest news about an Indian politician shook him. He said, “How could he not be arrested for a punishable act?”
- Devastating effects/impact/consequence
Usage: to denote the highest form of destruction as result of the particular action
Example: Lack of mapping in India had a devastating impact on rescue operations during a tsunami.
- Invaluable contribution
Usage: to imply contribution that is of immense value
Example: Mahatma Gandhi had an invaluable contribution to India’s Freedom struggle
- Unchallenging faith
Usage: to ascertain the faith that cannot be challenged
Example: Have unchallenging faith in my methods, in order to crack GRE comfortably.
- Unprecedented growth
Usage: to express the astonishing growth that was unseen or unexpected
Example: Because of foreign investments, India has witnessed unprecedented growth in her cities.
- Undesirable results/consequences/effects
Usage: results which were not desired or not wished for (normally negative)
Example: Unprecedented growth in Indian cities has brought in undesirable effects such as traffic jams.
- Enviable growth
Usage: to denote that the growth rate or amount, so healthy that some may envy the progress
Example: Mr. Grover’s new BMW car was a testimony to his enviable growth.
- Multifaceted career
Usage: a career which is rich with multiple skills and achievements
Example: My father always insisted on having a multifaceted career so that, I can have bright future.
- Ruthless crimes
Usage: A crime which was committed without worrying about the pain inflected or compassion
Example: She could feel shivers through her spine as she was reading about the ruthless crime.
- Cold-blooded murder
Usage: Murder or act of killing someone without a tinge of regret or any emotions
Example: While writing his new novel, the author wanted to describe a cold-blooded murder in most elaborative fashion.
- Unending options
Usage: Multiple options that may seem without any end
Example: Unending options on telephone call just for ordering Pizza was irritating for her, so she chose to hang up and went to the restaurant.
- Thoughtless acts
Usage: Actions that were without any consideration of consequences
Example: As a teenager, she did not understand why her parents question her every action and judge it to be a thoughtless act.
- Burgeoning price/demand
Usage: Prices or demands which are increasing rapidly
Example: He knew, to match with kid’s burgeoning demands, he needs to ask for a raise in his salary.