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: the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.
Sentence: “the alliteration of ‘sweet birds sang’”
Meaning: a soldier or guard whose job is to stand and keep watch.
Synonym: guard, keeper
Sentence: “soldiers stood sentinel with their muskets”
Meaning: (especially of food, money, or some other resource) insufficient for the demand.
Synonym: scanty, meagre, sparse
Antonym: plentiful, abundant
Sentence: “as raw materials became scarce, synthetics were developed”
Meaning: take (a position of power or importance) illegally or by force.
Synonym: seize, take over, expropriate,
Antonym: release, relinquish
Sentence: “Richard usurped the throne”
Meaning: (of a cruel or violent action) deliberate and unprovoked
Synonym: deliberate, malicious,
Sentence: “sheer wanton vandalism”
Meaning: lacking good manners, refinement, or grace.
Synonym: uncivilised, uncultured, uncultivated, unrefined,
Antonym: refined, cultivated, polite
Sentence: “he is unwashed, uncouth, and drunk most of the time”
Meaning: lasting or existing for a long or apparently infinite time; enduring or continually recurring
Synonym: everlasting, perpetual, eternal,
Antonym: ceasing, ending, halting, infrequent, intermittent, interrupted, occasional, temporary
Sentence:”his perennial distrust of the media”
Meaning: suggest or call attention to indirectly; hint at, mention without discussing at length.
Synonym: refer to, suggest, hint at, imply, mention,
Antonym: announce, declare, proclaim; elucidate, explain, spell out
Sentence: she had a way of alluding to Jean but never saying her name”
Meaning: superficially plausible, but actually wrong., misleading in appearance, especially misleadingly attractive
Synonym: misleading, deceptive, false, fallacious,
Antonym: candid, direct, foursquare,
Sentence: “a specious argument”
Meaning: make (suffering, deficiency, or a problem) less severe.
Synonym: reduce, ease, relieve
Sentence: “he couldn’t prevent her pain, only alleviate it”