CLAT 2022- Study Notes on Vocabulary

By Vijeta Bhatt|Updated : May 27th, 2022

CLAT 2022- Study Notes on Vocabulary

Vocabulary plays a very important role in English sentence patterns. This is so because Vocab defines each and every aspect of our day-to-day lives.

So, having sound knowledge of vocab is of utmost importance. This article is meant to bolster your understanding of the vocabulary and how you can build upon your vocab in a much better way. 

This article will cover all the basics of one of the most fundamental topics of English Grammar: Vocabulary. Now, all you need to do is read the article and solve the quiz associated with it. This will enhance your understanding of the topic in a much better way. 

English is one of the back-breaking subjects for many aspirants who are willing to crack major law entrance exams. Preparing well for English is as important as having knowledge about the other subjects of the exam. One of the most important parts of English is Vocabulary. In this article, we will give you simple ways by which you can improve your vocab over time. This can become very handy for you as you can quickly solve certain questions in the exam based on just vocabulary. 

The UG CLAT syllabus for the English Language is as follows;

Under this section, you will be provided passages of 450 words each. These passages will be standard and will be derived from contemporary or historical significant fiction or non-fiction writings.

Each passage will be followed by a series of questions that will require you to demonstrate your comprehension and language skills, including your ability to;

  • Read and comprehend the main point discussed in the passage, as well as any argument and any viewpoint discussed or set out in the passage;

  • Draw inference and the conclusion based on the passages;

  • Summarize the passage;

  • Compare and contrast the different arguments or viewpoints set out in the passage and;

  • Understand the meaning of various words and phrases used in the passages.

About 20% (28-32 questions) questions of the paper will be asked from English Section. The questions would be based on a paragraph that will test candidates reading, analytical and logical skills.

Though there is no shortcut to improving your vocabulary, we are here for you with 7 easy and fruitful ways to improve your vocabulary for CLAT and other law entrance exams.

Vocabulary: How to approach

Reading Newspapers for at least 30 mins every day can improve your vocabulary like a pro. Spend a part of your day reading good English newspapers or a weekly magazine.

  • Reading newspapers is a good habit and it can also be very helpful in improving your general awareness. Next is how to read a Newspaper.

  • While reading, try to find the meanings of the words in the context they are used. If you are not able to judge the meaning, pick up the dictionary quickly and see the meaning.

Keep your dictionary handy while reading. As mentioned already, try to find out the meanings of the words you don’t know.

  • You will have to be very diligent in doing this as it can become mundane at times. Once you find meaning, try to find its synonyms as well. Try to use these words by framing one or two sentences on your own. This is very important even if it seems less important to you right now.

  • Try learning the meaning from the origin of the words. If there is any word you find hard to learn, try to find the origin of the word and learn it.

  • For instance, FLUX. Flux is originated from the Latin word Fluxus which means ‘to flow’. Learning the words from their origins is fun as well as helps you increase your vocabulary to the best level as you will also learn the original form of the word.

  • The life of a person is nothing without an aim. Try to set a goal or aim the number of words you can learn in a day.

  • Set a target of words you would learn in a period of time, for example, start with learning 5 words each a day, and gradually increase the number of words as per your learning power.

  • The meaning of words can also be determined through a contextual basis. Try reading the sentence two to three times in order to understand the contextual use of the word.

  • Reading the same sentence, again and again, will help you understand the context in which the word has been used. You will enjoy doing this thing, and this will also increase your thinking ability.

The Golden Rule - Learning and Implementing is the best way to memorize the words with their meaning quickly. Try implementing and using the new words you have learned in your daily life. There is no point in learning a new word if you are not implementing it.

  • Try phrasing sentences of your own using the words as a part of your daily conversations. This will help you memorize the words quickly and will add new words to your vocabulary.

  • Aren’t crossword puzzles fun? Yes, they are. But what if I say you can also learn while having fun?  Yeah!  You can learn new words from crossword puzzles too.

  • Once you feel confident with your vocabulary, try solving the crossword puzzles in the newspapers. This would help you in evaluating your freshly updated vocabulary and will also add few newer words to it.

  • Remember, there are no shortcuts for English, neither anyone would spoon-feed you with the words. It’s all on you to prepare yourself for vocabulary-based questions.

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Practice 20 Daily Vocabulary Words

Explore the words;

  1. Autonomy- political independence

  2. Apex- the highest point of something

  3. Withhold- refuse to share with someone or to hold back something

  4. Seek- try to locate or establish the existence of 

  5. Alliance- the state of being joined in an association or coalition

  6. League- an association of States or individuals for common action

  7. Vulnerable- capable of being hurt or wounded

  8. Scramble- move hurriedly 

  9. Efficient- being effective without wasting time, effort or expense

  10. Effective- capable of producing an expected result

  11. Radical- far beyond the norm

  12. Reform- make changes for improvement

  13. Expel- to eliminate

  14. Yield- give or supply

  15. Hinder- be an obstacle to

  16. Impede- be a hindrance or obstacle to

  17. Resist- withstand the force of something

  18. Remit- refer to another authority for decision

  19. Prominence- the state of being widely known or eminent

  20. Summon- ask to come

We hope you found this article helpful. Feel free to share your doubts and queries related to 'Vocabulary' in the Comment section.

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