If your are going to plan for Competitive Exams the Vocabulary portion is very important. According to the exam point of view most question of CSS and GRE vocabulary are synonyms and antonyms types.
Moreover, CSS and GRE vocabulary enhance the writing skills as well as expression.
Following thing you must know before reading something.
Keep your notebook
When you are reading something you must have notebook to note down some important words. Write important words, their meanings and a sentence of the selected word.
Review your words on daily basis. If you write 15 words in a day then you must revise them before writing another day. They will be engraved on your brain. You can easily use them at anytime.
CSS and GRE Vocabulary
Likely to change suddenly or easily becoming dangerous
A volatile situation where from which riots might develop.
All the information we garnered.
Pakistan has garnered wide support from its candidate.
Synonym: Gather, Collect
To cause a lot of problems for somebody/something over a long period of time.
The injury bedeviled him throughout his career.
Events that bedevil Pakistan’s external relations at this time.
Synonym: Baffle, Flummox, Bewilder
To try to destroy the authority of political and religious system by attacking it directly or indirectly
No one would be allowed to subvert peace in the province.
To hesitate about what to do because you are unable to decide
Pakistan has been dithering for all these years on reciprocating with an MFN status for India.
Not able to decide what to do in a difficult situation
He was in a quandary, should he go or not?
Synonym: Dilemma, Double bind, Perplexity
Completely lacking something, having lost something
Bereft of ideas/hope
Her death in 2010 left his bereft.
Synonym: Beggared, Cut Off, Deprived
To make something better
Steps have been taken to ameliorate the situation.
Making it easy, Possible or likely for something to happen
Chairs in rows are not as conducive to discussion as chairs arranged in a circle.
To put a lot of effort into making something successful or strong so that it will last long
Strategic alliances are being forged with European Union.
Synonym: Build, Establish
A disagreement or a situation in a competition in which neither side is able to win or make any progress
The talks between Taliban and USA ended in stalemate.
(Stalemate in Afghanistan)
To say that something is true, especially in an argument / To compete against somebody in order to gain something
Three armed groups were contending for power.
To destroy something slowly
Corruption corrodes public confidence in a political system.
A person who is blamed for something bad that somebody else has done or for some failure
She felt she had been made a scapegoat for her boss’s incompetence.
Synonym: Full Guy, Chump, Doormat
To try hard to find a solution to a problem
The new government has yet to grapple with the problem to air pollution.
I was grappling to find a solution to his problem.
Synonym: Confront, Contend, Deal with