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.Motif
Meaning: a dominant or recurring idea in an artistic work.
Synonyms: theme, idea
Sentence: “superstition is a recurring motif in the book”



2.Obtuse
Meaning: annoyingly insensitive or slow to understand.
Synonyms: not sharp, blunt
Sentence: “he wondered if the doctor was being deliberately obtuse”

3.Plagiarise
Meaning: take (the work or an idea of someone else) and pass it off as one’s own
Synonyms: copy, pirate
Sentence: “he was fined $6,000 for having plagiarized the song”

4.Distasteful
Meaning: causing dislike or aversion
Synonyms: disagreeable or unpleasant.
Sentence: “he found such cynicism distasteful”

5.Paucity
Meaning: the presence of something in only small or insufficient quantities or amounts.
Synonyms: fewness, bleak
Sentence: “a paucity of information”

6.Dearth
Meaning: a scarcity or lack of something.
Synonyms: famine, meagerness
Sentence: “there is a dearth of evidence”

7.Sedentary
Meaning: tending to spend much time seated; somewhat inactive.
Synonyms: desk-bound
Sentence: “He became sedentary later on in his life.”

8.Holocaust
Meaning: destruction or slaughter on a mass scale, especially caused by fire or nuclear war.
Synonyms: cataclysm, catastrophe
Sentence: “There were fears of a nuclear holocaust.”

9.Concur
Meaning: be of the same opinion
Synonyms: be in accord, agree
Sentence: “ I concur with your assessment of the political situation”

10.Pacify
Meaning: quell the anger, agitation, or excitement of.
Synonyms: tranquilize, quieten
Sentence: “he had to pacify angry spectators”

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