HINDU Newspaper Vocabulary for All SSC Exams 2016-17

vocabulary for SSC Exam
1. Epiphany
Meaning: A moment of sudden understanding or revelation 
Synonym: Flash, oracle
Antonym: Confusion, Secret
Sentence:In the first grade, I experienced an epiphany that girls were always treated differently than boys.

2. Erudite
Meaning: Well- educated
Synonym: literate, scholarly
Antonym: uneducated, ignorant
Sentence:As to what India derived from Greece there has been a good deal of erudite debate.

3. Recede
Meaning: Pull back or move away or backwards
Synonym: subside, ebb, taper
Antonym: forge, ascend, prolong
Sentence: The unhappy memories of her childhood receded as she grew older

4.Modicum
Meaning: a small quantity of a particular thing, especially something desirable or valuable
Synonym: particle, degree, fragment, scrap,
Sentence: “his statement had a modicum of truth”

5.Blasphemous
Meaning: sacrilegious against God or sacred things; profane.
Synonym: irreligious, irreverent, impious, ungodly,
Antonym: reverent
Sentence: “blasphemous and heretical talk”

6.Egregious
Meaning: outstandingly bad; shocking, remarkably good.
Synonym: atrocious, deplorable
Antonym: concealed , good
Sentence: “egregious abuses of copyright”

7.Acrimony
Meaning: bitterness or ill feeling.
Synonym: ill feeling, ill will, bad blood, animosity, hostility, enmity,
Antonym: goodwill
Sentence:”the AGM dissolved into acrimony”

8.Imbibe
Meaning: absorb or assimilate (ideas or knowledge).
Synonym: assimilate, absorb, soak up, take in, digest
Antonym: abstain, fast
Sentence:”if one does not imbibe the culture one cannot succeed”

9.Adage
Meaning: a proverb or short statement expressing a general truth.
Synonym: saying, maxim, axiom, proverb,
Sentence: “the old adage ‘out of sight out of mind’”

10. Prudent
Meaning: Careful and sensible; marked by sound judgment
Synonym: wise, sensible, reasonable
Antonym: careless, indiscreet, inattentive
Sentence:”That sacrifice may also be a prudent action,” observed Madeleine.



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