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: an object, typically an inscribed ring or stone, that is thought to have magic powers and to bring good luck.
Synonym: lucky charm, charm, fetish, amulet, mascot
Sentence: “those rings, so fresh and gleaming, were their talismans”:
Meaning: Making or spreading scandalous claims about someone with the intention of damaging their reputation.
Synonym: abusive, vituperative, derogatory, disparaging
Antonym: clean, decent, moral
Sentence: “a scurrilous attack on his integrity”
Meaning: regular payment made to a fund by an employee towards a future pension.
Synonym: allowance, annuity, grant, payment, premium
Sentence:”had he agreed to resign, he would have been entitled to his superannuation for 29 years’ service”
Meaning: (of an argument or statement) seeming reasonable or probable.
Synonym: credible, reasonable, believable, likely,
Antonym: unlikely, improbable
Sentence: “a plausible explanation”
Meaning: criticize unfairly; disparage.
Synonym: disparage, belittle, diminish, deprecate,
Sentence: “doom and gloom merchants who denigrate their own country”
Meaning: an agreement, agree by lease, deed, or other legal contract.
Synonym: accord, deal, bargain, settlement
Antonym: disagreement, denial, misunderstanding, refusal
Sentence: “there was a covenant between them that her name was never to be mentioned”
Meaning: based on, concerned with, or verifiable by observation or experience rather than theory or pure logic
Synonym: observed, seen, factual, actual,
Sentence: “they provided considerable empirical evidence to support their argument”
Meaning: (of a person) reserved or uncommunicative in speech; saying little.
Synonym: untalkative, uncommunicative, reticent, unforthcoming
Antonym: talkative, loquacious
Sentence: “after such gatherings, she would be taciturn and morose”
Meaning: equivalent in seriousness to; virtually the same as.
Synonym: equivalent to, synonymous with
Antonym: different, opposite
Sentence: “the resignations were tantamount to an admission of guilt”
Meaning: instill (an idea, attitude, or habit) by persistent instruction.
Synonym: infuse, impress, imprint, introduce
Antonym: eliminate, remove, take away
Sentence: “I tried to inculcate in my pupils an attitude of inquiry”