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.
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”
Meaning: ostentatiously costly and luxurious.
Synonym: luxurious, sumptuous, palatial
Antonym: penniless, poor, impoverished, penurious
Sentence: “the opulent comfort of a limousine”
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.
Meaning: having many curves and turns.
Synonym: windy, serpentine, curving, twisting
Sentence: “the river follows a sinuous trail through the dale”
Meaning: a noisy argument or disagreement, especially in public.
Synonym: argument, quarrel, squabble, fight,
Sentence:”I had an altercation with the ticket collector”
Meaning: a soldier or guard whose job is to stand and keep watch.
Synonym: guard, keeper
Sentence: “soldiers stood sentinel with their muskets”
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”
Meaning: in its original condition; unspoiled.
Synonym: immaculate, in perfect condition
Antonym: dirty, sullied
Sentence: “pristine copies of an early magazine”
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”
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”