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Important CLAT English Vocabulary Questions 2024

Author : Palak Khanna

Updated On : July 12, 2023


Vocabulary is an integral part of the English language. In the Common Law Admission Test, the English subject holds around 20% weightage.

It does not matter whether you have studied English since your childhood or started at a later point in life. Exactly, what matters is tackling the English section in the CLAT exam will require some amount of dedicated effort from your side.

Most of the questions asked in the vocabulary section are from topics like synonyms, antonyms, Idioms, spellcheck, fill in the blanks, etc.

You may be familiar with many English words, but when asked suddenly about the meaning of a particular word, most of you cannot answer it.

To make it easier, this post shall walk you through the most important CLAT vocabulary questions, tricks to enhance your vocabulary skills, and more.

So, why late? Let's dive into the post to learn the important words and their meanings.

Most Important Vocabulary Words for CLAT 2024

Most of you might think you don't require much practice to answer vocabulary-related questions. But this is not true. You should require strong vocabulary skills to attempt these questions.

To help improve your vocabulary, our experts at LegalEdge (a pioneer in providing the best online guidance for Law Entrance Exams) curated the most Important English Vocabulary Questions for CLAT below.

Practising these words regularly will help enhance your CLAT English preparation and help you perform well in the upcoming exam.

  • Abject: Miserable
  • Abrade: Wear away
  • Callous: Insensitive
  • Debility: Physical weakness
  • Elucidate: To make clear
  • Forsake: To abandon
  • Knotty: Puzzling
  • Nullify: Make void
  • Oust: To eject
  • Pacify: To calm
  • Query: Question 
  • Radical: Extreme 
  • Rogue: A dishonest or unprincipled person
  • Rampage: Violence 
  • Stationary: Unchanging
  • Wry: Twisted
  • Zany: Silly
  • Huff: to treat with arrogance
  • Obstinate: unyielding
  • Gigantic: enormous
  • Stupendous: colossal
  • Verbose: talkative
  • Quip: witticism
  • Obfuscate: confuse
  • Knave: a dishonest person
  • Nimble: open
  • Propinquity: proximity
  • Jovial: gloomy
  • Idiosyncrasy: eccentricity
  • Ligature: bandage
  • Grandeur: splendour
  • Abstruse: Hidden
  • Behoof: benefit
  • Quibble: to evade the truth
  • Vaunt: boast
  • Abeyance: temporary suspension
  • Swathe: to sweep
  • Colloquial: conversational
  • Nuptial: marriage
  • Zythum: ancient writer
  • Lax: loose
  • Undulation: vibration
  • Urbane: polite
  • Jargon: lingo
  • Detest: abhor
  • Ebb: decay
  • Perestroika: opening up
  • Oligarchy: a small group of people
  • Tedious: tiresome
  • Obsequious: servile
  • Puerility: childishness
  • Dialectic: fawning
  • Charlatan: quack
  • Cynosure: centre of attention
  • Apposite: Relevant
  • Riparian: riverbanks
  • Enigmatic: perplexing
  • Diffidence: humility
  • Impeccable: flawless

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How to Prepare for CLAT Vocabulary Questions?

Most of you might neglect the English section thinking it is easy and you can score full marks. But, you are wrong. You can end up losing marks by making silly mistakes and less preparation. 

The following are some of the best tips to enhance your vocabulary skills for CLAT 2024.

  • Newspapers are definitely the best resource for improving vocabulary. So, make a habit of reading the newspaper for at least 45 minutes daily.
  • Try to learn at least 20 new English words daily.
  • Make shortcuts, tricks to make learning words easy, and use them in your daily life.
  •  Note the meaning of each word you find unfamiliar or difficult to remember.
  • Solve daily Quizzes on synonyms, antonyms, and the meaning of words to improve your vocabulary.

English Vocabulary Questions with Answers for CLAT

Most of you might be thinking about what questions can be asked in the English section. To help you understand the type of questions asked under the vocabulary part, we have provided a few sample questions that were asked in the previous year's question papers of CLAT. 

Practising these questions will help you better understand the difficulty level of questions and how to solve them quickly in the exam.

Q) A person who initiates a lawsuit before a court

A) Defendant

B) Plaintiff

C) Acquitted

D) Convict

Ans: B

Q) The difficulties he faced in his life made him a stronger person

A) he faces in his

B) he faces in his

C) he faced upon his

D) No Improvement

Ans: D

Q) To wash dirty linen in public

A) To quarrel openly

B) To clean solid lines

C) To understand the hidden meaning of the word

D) To wash dirty clothes

 Ans: A

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Q) Synonym of Astute 

A) Illustrative

B) Shrewd

C) Skilful

D) Informative

 Ans: B

Q) The ________ of honest politicians is the reason for the ________ state of the country.

A)slur, glorious

B) abundance, sad

C) shortage, miserable

D) lack, progressive

 Ans: C

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Q) India has no uniform civil code

P. The uniform civil code has been frozen as a directive principle of state policy since. 

Q. Decades ago, the members of the Constituent Assembly chose the politically expedient path. 

R. Treating matters such as marriage or divorce differently for different religious communities is what we witness today

S. Instead, it has several codes. 





 Ans: C

Q) Find the misspelled word

A) Carismatic

B) Stupendous

C) Corroborate

D) Successor

Ans: A

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Topic-wise Important CLAT Vocabulary Questions

In the vocabulary section, most of the questions are asked from topics like synonyms, antonyms, Idioms, spellcheck, fill-in-the-blanks, etc. Hence, you must be strong in your vocabulary to attempt this section. 


Q) Babel

A) Din B) Pounce C) Recoup D) Euphony

Q) Milksop

A) Inactive B) Weakling C) Intrepid D) Meek

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Q) Efficacy

A) Ineffectiveness B) Potency C) Extremity D) Speciality

Q) Concise

A) Aphoristic B) Lengthy C) Prolix D) Cogent


Q) Rejuvenation

A) sexual B) perfect C) killing D) magical

Q) Apathetic

A) agitated B) happy C) concerned D) surprised

Q) Prove

A) vapid B) assume C) disincline D) atone

Q) Frail

A) worried B) strong C) nervous D) wily

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One-word Substitutions

Q) The front of the building that faces the street

A) Avenue B) Facade C) Boulevard D) Troupe

Q) The sound of the funeral bell 

A) Tick-Tock  B) Reveille C) Knell D) Ding-Dong

Q) The study of the meaning of linguistic expressions

A) Phonetics  B) Linguistics C) Polyglot D) Semantics

Q) Temporary structure for holding workers and materials during construction and repair 

A) Prop B) Scaffold C) Rafter D) Pillar

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Misspelled Words

Here are a few questions based on Misspelled Words. 

Q) Find the misspelt word

A) Maoustache B) Abbrevate C) Malevolent D) Affectatious

Q) Find the misspelt word

A) Dilemma B) Escstasy C) Liasion D) Neanderthal

Q) Find the misspelt word

A) Ceiling B) Definite C) Millennium D) Ryhthm

Q) Find the misspelt word

A) Pavilion B) Persistent C) Pharaoh D) Portugese

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Fill in the Blanks

Q1) The government has identified food processing as the key _______________ rapid industrialization in Telangana

A) of

B) for

C) to

D) with

Q2) Winning an Academy Award is an emotional moment; Many stars have broken _______________ in tears making their acceptance speech

A) away

B) out

C) down

D) berserk

Q3) When I entered the dense forest, a pack of wolves _______________ ready to attack me.

A) was

B) were

C) are

D) is

Q4) Elephants are the largest living land _______________ on the earth today

A) spices

B) being

C) creature

D) animals

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