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: a clever often underhanded means to achieve an end
Synonyms: artifice, gimmick
Sentence: asking me to take her shopping turned out to be a ploy to get me to the surprise party
Meaning: deep regret or guilt for a wrong committed.
Synonym: contrition, deep regret, repentance, penitence
Sentence: “they were filled with remorse and shame”
Meaning: contrary to reason or common sense; utterly absurd or ridiculous.
Synonym: absurd, ridiculous, foolish, stupid, ludicrous
Antonym: reasonable, sensible
Sentence: “a preposterous suggestion”
Meaning: a right or privilege exclusive to a particular individual or class.
Synonym: entitlement, right, privilege, advantage
Sentence: “in some countries, higher education is predominantly the prerogative of the rich”
Meaning: to utter taunting words
Synonyms: jibes, sneer
Sentence: “teammates gibing each other when one fouls up an important play”
Meaning: supersede and replace.
Synonyms: supersede, override
Sentence: “domestic production has been supplanted by imports and jobs have been lost”
Meaning: a person’s will, especially the part relating to personal property.
Synonyms: attestation, corroboration
Sentence: “father’s will and testament”
Meaning: angry or dissatisfied.
Synonyms: aggrieved, resentful
Sentence: “judges receive letters from disgruntled members of the public”
Meaning: the existing state
Sentence: seeks to preserve the status quo
Meaning: make (someone or something) look or feel better, younger, or more vital.
Synonym: revive, revitalize, renew, regenerate, restore,
Antonym: extinguish, kill, quench, suppress
Sentence: “a bid to rejuvenate the town centre”