Hindu Newspaper Vocabulary for SSC CGL 2017

vocabulary for SSC Exam

Hello, Greetings!! SSC CGL Pre 2017 will commence in the month of June/July 2017. In order to help and guide all of you, we’re going to post VOCABULARY BASED ON THE HINDU NEWSPAPER. In all the competitive exams, Vocabulary questions are asked from newspapers. 
1.Laggard
Meaning: a person who makes slow progress and falls behind others.
Synonym: straggler, loiterer, lingerer, dawdler
Sentence:”staff were under enormous pressure and there was no time for laggards”


2.Opulent
Meaning: ostentatiously costly and luxurious.
Synonym: luxurious, sumptuous, palatial
Antonym: penniless, poor, impoverished, penurious
Sentence: “the opulent comfort of a limousine”

3.Tautology
Meaning: the saying of the same thing twice over in different words, generally considered to be a fault of style 
Synonym: repetition, repetitiveness 
Sentence: When the lawyer spoke to the jury, he used tautology to make the jurors aware of his point without being repetitive.

4.Sinuous
Meaning: having many curves and turns.
Synonym: windy, serpentine, curving, twisting
Antonym: straight
Sentence: “the river follows a sinuous trail through the dale”

5.Altercation
Meaning:  a noisy argument or disagreement, especially in public.
Synonym: argument, quarrel, squabble, fight,
Sentence:”I had an altercation with the ticket collector”

6.Sentinel
Meaning: a soldier or guard whose job is to stand and keep watch.
Synonym: guard, keeper
Sentence: “soldiers stood sentinel with their muskets”

7.Repercussion
Meaning: an unintended consequence of an event or action, especially 
an unwelcome one.
Synonym: consequence, result, effect, outcome,
Sentence: “the move would have grave repercussions for the entire region”

8.Pristine
Meaning: in its original condition; unspoiled.
Synonym: immaculate, in perfect condition
Antonym: dirty, sullied
Sentence: “pristine copies of an early magazine”

9.Sporadic
Meaning: occurring at irregular intervals or only in a few places; scattered or isolated
Synonym: occasional, infrequent, irregular, periodical
Antonym: frequent, regular, steady, continuous
Sentence: “sporadic fighting broke out”

10.Soporific
Meaning: tending to induce drowsiness or sleep., a drug or other substance that induces drowsiness or sleep.
Synonym: sleeping pill, sleeping potion, sedative, tranquilizer, narcotic, opiate;
Antonym: invigorating,  stimulant
Sentence: “the motion of the train had a somewhat soporific effect”

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