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: tear or make deep cuts in (flesh or skin).
criticize forcefully or severely.
Example: “the point had lacerated his neck”
“her true venom seems reserved for the media itself as she lacerates our obsession with celebrity”
Synonyms: cut (open), gash, slash, tear, rip, rend, mangle, mutilate,
Meaning: criticize (someone or something) harshly.
Example: “they lambasted the report as a gross distortion of the truth”
synonyms: criticize, castigate, chastise, censure, condemn
Meaning: theft of personal property. In English law larceny was replaced as a statutory crime by theft in 1968.
Example: After finding his computer was not where he left it, he accused his sister of larceny.
synonyms: theft, stealing, robbery, pilfering, thieving, thievery, purloining
Meaning: a state of physical or mental weariness; lack of energy.
Example: “she was overcome by lassitude and retired to bed”
synonyms: lethargy, listlessness, weariness, languor, sluggishness, enervation, tiredness,
Meaning: the state of existing but not yet being developed or manifest; concealment.
Example: “tension, and the latency of violence, make the greatest impressions”
Meaning: humorous or witty conversation
Sentence: “he developed a nice line in badinage with the Labour leader”
Meaning: the playful and friendly exchange of teasing remarks.
Synonym: wisecracks, crosstalk, wordplay; More
Sentence:”there was much good-natured banter”
Meaning: a person’s nickname.
Synonym: alias, byname, cognomen, epithet
Sentence: “she was a vast and haughty person who answered to the sobriquet ‘Duchesse’”
Meaning: underhand, unscrupulous, or dishonest behaviour or activities.
Synonym: trickery, swindling, fraudulence
Sentence: “a firm that investigates commercial skulduggery”
Meaning: giving the impression that something harmful or evil is happening or will happen.
Synonym: menacing, threatening, ominous
Antonym: auspicious, benign, bright, encouraging, favorable
Sentence: “there was something sinister about that murmuring voice”