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: steal (things of little value).
Synonym: snatch, embezzle
Sentence: “she produced the handful of coins she had managed to pilfer”
Meaning: go about in search of things to steal or people to attack., raid and plunder (a place).
Synonym: plunder, go looting
Antonym: Guard, protect
Sentence: “bands of robbers crossed the river to maraud
Meaning: outstandingly bad; shocking, remarkably good.
Synonym: atrocious, deplorable
Antonym: concealed, good
Sentence: “egregious abuses of copyright”
Meaning: bitterness or ill feeling.
Synonym: ill feeling, ill will, bad blood, animosity, hostility, enmity,
Sentence:”the AGM dissolved into acrimony”
Meaning: absorb or assimilate (ideas or knowledge).
Synonym: assimilate, absorb, soak up, take in, digest
Antonym: abstain, fast
Sentence:”if one does not imbibe the culture one cannot succeed”
Meaning: a proverb or short statement expressing a general truth.
Synonym: saying, maxim, axiom, proverb,
Sentence: “the old adage ‘out of sight out of mind’”
Meaning: miscellaneous articles, especially the equipment needed for a particular activity.
Synonym: equipment, stuff, things, apparatus,
Sentence: “drills, saws, and other paraphernalia necessary for home improvements”
Meaning: deserving or causing public disgrace or shame.
Synonym: humiliating, undignified, embarrassing,
Antonym: glorious, admirable
Sentence: “no other party risked ignominious defeat
Meaning: the time at which something is most powerful or successful.
Synonym: highest point, high point, crowning point, height,
Antonym: nadir, bottom
Sentence:”the king was at the zenith of his power”
Meaning: so lacking in originality as to be obvious and boring.
Synonym: trite, hackneyed, clichéd,
Sentence:”songs with banal, repeated words”