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 GRE and IELTS.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?”
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.
Usage: to imply contribution that is of immense value
Example: Mahatma Gandhi had an invaluable contribution to India’s Freedom struggle
Usage: to ascertain the faith that cannot be challenged
Example: Have unchallenging faith in my methods, in order to crack GRE comfortably.
Usage: to express the astonishing growth that was unseen or unexpected
Example: Because of foreign investments, India has witnessed unprecedented growth in her cities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.