Vocabulary is the base of English writing and speaking that creates an authentic and expressive aura around the person that puts this into practice. This vocabulary is prepared for SSC aspirants from The Hindu Editorial keeping the focus on the upcoming SSC exams
These words are influencing and will help you with all sorts of exams and interviews. “The pen is mightier than the sword”
this statement justifies our intention. One can make their presence effective, change the course of a conversation or stand out in the crowd just by using the right set of words. “Isn’t it what you would want for the GD and Interview round?”
From all the examination point of view, vocabulary is something that is going to help you with every step. We hope this article serves the purpose of strengthening your Basic English. Keep learning.
SLUMP (verb) गिर पड़ना
Meaning: undergo a sudden severe or prolonged fall in price, value, or amount.
Synonyms: plummet, plunge, tumble, decline.
Antonyms: rise, ascend, grow, soar.
Example: When the task force was putting together its original report, the world price of oil had slumped as low as $10 a barrel.
SIEGE (Noun): घेराबंदी
Meaning: a military operation in which enemy forces surround a town or building, cutting off essential supplies, with the aim of compelling those inside to surrender.
Synonyms: blockade, barricade, restriction
Antonyms: clearance, opening
Example: During the siege of the village, the villagers were forced to give up their property.
Meaning: a state of nervous excitement or agitation.
Synonyms: acrimony, animosity, annoyance, chagrin.
Antonyms: calm, calmness, delight, ease
Example: Her mother was in a tizzy over Liz’s divorce.
FARRAGO (noun) संमिश्रण
Meaning: a confused mixture.
Synonyms: mishmash, jumble, hodgepodge, turmoil.
Antonyms: constituent, ravel, sequence, categorization.
Example: The present gun law is a farrago of nonsense as most of it is unenforceable.
REBOUND(verb) वापस आना
Meaning: If an action rebounds on you, it does not have the effect you hoped for but has an unpleasant effect on you instead
Synonyms: recoil, recuperate
Antonyms: weaken, hurt
Example: His continual demands for sympathy rebounded on him because his friends finally stopped listening.
Meaning: usual or repeated
Synonyms: addicted, perpetual
Antonyms: infrequent, occasional
Example: Longer prison sentences will help keep habitual criminals off the streets.
Meaning: excellent, or beautiful and impressive
Synonyms: excellent, amazing
Antonyms: dull, normal
Example: It is a splendid and challenging book which seeks answers to large questions in interesting cultural and psychological agendas.
CONSTERNATION (Noun) सनसनी
Meaning: a feeling of anxiety or dismay, typically at something unexpected.
Synonyms: perturbation, anxiety, distress, disquiet,
Example: I sleep in consternation not knowing where my keys are.
MOOT (Adjective) विवादास्पद
Meaning: subject to debate, dispute, or uncertainty.
Synonyms: debatable, arguable, problematic, contentious
Antonyms: certain, definite
Example: It is again a moot point whether India’s ASAT test and its positioning as a critical element in India’s strategic defense capability, will have the desired impact that the nation’s leaders hope for.