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.Onerous
Meaning: (of a task or responsibility) involving a great deal of effort, trouble, or difficulty.
Synonym: burdensome, heavy, inconvenient, troublesome,
Antonym: easy, effortless
Sentence: “he found his duties increasingly onerous”



2.Sanctimonious
Meaning: making a show of being morally superior to other people.
Synonym: self-righteous, 
Antonym: forthright, honest
Sentence: “what happened to all the sanctimonious talk about putting his family first?”

3.Amalgam
Meaning: a mixture or blend.
Synonym: combination, union, merger, blend, mixture, mingling
Antonym: division, separation
Sentence: “a curious amalgam of the traditional and the modern

4.Innate
Meaning: inborn; natural
Synonym: congenital, inherent, intrinsic
Antonym: acquired
Sentence: “her innate capacity for organization”

5.Penal
Meaning: relating to, used for, or prescribing the punishment of offenders under the legal system.
Synonym: disciplinary, punitive, corrective,
Antonym: compensatory; acquitting,
Sentence: “the campaign for penal reform”

6.Austere
Meaning: severe in manner
Synonym: exacting, formal, cold
Antonym: flexible, bland, calm
Sentence: Quickly the light died out of his face, leaving it stern and austere.

7.Apostate
Meaning: Traitor
Synonym: Backslider, defector, deserter
Antonym: adherent, loyalist, faithful
Sentence: after fifty years as an apostate he returned to the faith

8.Colloquy
Meaning: A conversation especially a formal one
Synonym: parley, conference, clambake
Antonym: quiet, silence
Sentence: They could scarcely have spoken a hundred words before their colloquy was at an end.

9.Monotheism
Meaning: the doctrine or belief that there is only one God.
Synonym:  theism
Sentence: In my church, we believe in monotheism, the idea of a solitary god.

10.Cynosure
Meaning: a person or thing that is the center of attention or admiration.
Synonym: central, core, center, epicenter, eye, focus
Sentence: “Kirk was the cynosure of all eyes

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