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.Besotted
Meaning: Very Drunk
Synonym: Buzzed, drunk
Antonym: Sober, straight
Sentence: I had traveling money and got besotted in the bar downstairs



2.Spurious
Meaning: not being what it purports to be; false or fake.
Synonym: specious, false, counterfeit, fraudulent
Antonym: authentic, genuine, real

3.Reprimand
Meaning: a formal expression of disapproval.
Synonym: admonition, reproach, reproval, scolding
Sentence: “the golfer received a reprimand for a breach of rules”

4.Reverberate
Meaning: (of a loud noise) be repeated several times as an echo.
Synonym: resound, echo, re-echo, repeat, resonate, pulsate, vibrate,
Antonym: dampen, deaden, dull, quiet
Sentence: “her deep booming laugh reverberated around the room”
5.Monologue
Meaning: a long speech by one actor in a play or film, or as part of a theatrical or broadcast programme.
Synonym: soliloquy, speech, address, lecture, oration, sermon,
Sentence: “he was reciting some of the great monologues of Shakespeare” 

6.Ominous
Meaning: giving the worrying impression that something bad is going to happen; threateningly inauspicious.
Synonym: threatening, menacing, baleful, forbidding, sinister,
Antonym: promising, auspicious, propitious
Sentence: “there were ominous dark clouds gathering overhead”

7.Repertoire
Meaning: a stock of plays, dances, or items that a company or a performer knows or is prepared to perform.
Synonym: collection, stock, range, repertory
Sentence: “the mainstream concert repertoire”

8.Badinage
Meaning: humorous or witty conversation
Synonym: repartee
Sentence: “he developed a nice line in badinage with the Labour leader”

9.Pugnacious
Meaning: eager or quick to argue, quarrel, or fight.
Synonym: combative, aggressive, antagonistic,
Antonym: peaceable, friendly
Sentence: “the increasingly pugnacious demeanour of right-wing politicians”

10.Pejorative
Meaning: expressing contempt or disapproval.
Synonym: disparaging, derogatory, denigratory, deprecatory, 
Antonym: complimentary, approbatory
Sentence: “permissiveness is used almost universally as a pejorative term”

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