Hindu Newspaper Vocabulary for SSC CGL 2017

Vocabulary for SSC CGL

Dear Students, We are providing to you Vocabulary Words from the Hindu Newspaper Editorial dated 20 March 2017. We suggest you read a newspaper daily. In case if you are not able to read The Hindu, we will post important words every day from editorial section. These vocab words will help you a lot in your competitive exams. 

1.Vox populi
Meaning: the opinions or beliefs of the majority.
Example: We must, as a democracy, respect the will of the majority. Absolutely! Because the voice of the people — vox populi — is the voice of truth.

Meaning: the remote areas of a country away from the coast or the banks of major rivers.
Example: “the hinterland of southern Italy”
synonyms: the back of beyond, the middle of nowhere, the backwoods, the wilds, the bush, 

3.Sequestered (adjective)
Meaning: (of a place) isolated and hidden away.
Example: Born to no privilege in the hinterland isolation of the temple-town of Gorakhpur, he was raised in no metropolis, educated in no sequestered school or ivy-covered college.
synonyms: secluded, cloistered, hidden away, concealed, tucked away, hard to find;

4.Eponymous (adjective)
Meaning: (of a person) giving their name to something.
Example: But being sharp-witted, he turned social stagnations into political steroids and taking his town’s eponymous dedication to cow protection seriously, became not just a priest but head priest of the temple. 

5.Quintessence (noun)
Meaning: the most perfect or typical example of a quality or class.
Example: MP Adityanath remained that quintessence of parliamentary democracy — the private Member, the back or middle-bencher, sometimes of the party in power, sometimes in the Opposition,
synonyms: perfect example, exemplar, prototype, stereotype, picture, epitome, embodiment, personification, paragon, ideal; 

6.Subversion (noun)
Meaning: the undermining of the power and authority of an established system or institution.
Example: where another stony reality stares us in the face, the reality that is our democracy’s subversion, distortion — in fact, its perversion.

7.Hedonism (noun)
Meaning: the pursuit of pleasure; sensual self-indulgence.
Example: Donald Trump is hedonism personified compared to the celibate head priest of the Gorakhnath temple.
synonyms: self-indulgence, indulgence, pursuit of pleasure, pleasure-seeking, lotus-eating, epicureanism, epicurism, self-gratification;

8.Ostracize (verb)
Meaning: exclude from a society or group.
Example: The creation of the bogey of the ‘Other’, an entity to be feared, hated, isolated, ostracized, intimidated, blocked from entering, perhaps hustled out, is a technique of emotional branding that is 
adroit; it is not clean.
synonyms: exclude, shun, spurn, cold-shoulder, give someone the cold shoulder, reject, repudiate, boycott, blackball, blacklist, 

9.Percolate (verb)
Meaning: (of a liquid or gas) filter gradually through a porous surface or substance.
Example: looked ahead to a future in which a truly representative democracy would percolate India’s soil.
synonyms: filter, drain, drip, ooze, seep, trickle, dribble, strain, leak, leach;

10.Anomaly (noun)
Meaning: something that deviates from what is standard, normal, or expected.
Example: “there are a number of anomalies in the present system”
synonyms: oddity, peculiarity, abnormality, irregularity, inconsistency, incongruity, deviation, aberration, quirk, freak, exception, departure, divergence, variation;

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