CAT Verbal Ability | Vocabulary List

By N Shiva Guru|Updated : September 1st, 2017

CAT 2017 Aspirants might think (and with good reason) that vocabulary is of little use in the exam. Some might even be drawn to the idea that people who cannot piece two sentences together get scores beyond 90 percentile. Bottomline: The Verbal part has become very easy. Oh, there's news for you: change is coming. With Bank exams increasing the level of English questions, it is only a matter of time before CAT exam setters go all old school on the CAT aspirants by setting up a tough Verbal section. 

To familiarize you with words and make you take the first step, here we are:

RootMeaningAssociated Words
a/n Not/Withoutabyss - without a bottom; achromatic - without color; anhydrous - without water
aonafire - on fire; ashore - on the shore; aside - on the side
a, ab/sFrom, away, offabduct - carry away by force; abnormal - away from normal, not normal; absent - away, not present; aversion - the act of turning away from; abbreviate: to shorten.
a/c/dTo, Toward, Nearaccelerate - to increase the speed of; accessible - easily entered, approached, or obtained; admittance - allowing into;
acroTop, Height, Tip, Beginningacrobat - a "high walker"; acronym - a word formed from the first (capital) letters of a word; acrophobia - fear of height
actDoactivity - something that a person does; react - to do something in response; interaction - communication between two or more things

This is a start: watch this space every morning at 8:30 to learn more words.


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AashFeb 13, 2017

GMat any one preparing
N Shiva Guru

N Shiva GuruFeb 13, 2017

@Abhishek Dhuriya hi, would you like to post any doubts?
N Shiva Guru

N Shiva GuruFeb 13, 2017

@Aash would you like to ask something about GMAT Sir?
guddi agr

guddi agrFeb 13, 2017

@Nandana ☺no need of🙏👈 please
Venkatrami Reddy Durgempudi
Venkatrami Reddy Durgempudi
ac means : keen, sharp, unpleasantly bitter
Thanks for posting worthy root word list
Ty vry much u guyzz r doing grt job
Md Reyan

Md ReyanOct 1, 2017

Thnx, it's an interesting post.

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