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: inflicting or intended as punishment.
Synonym: penal, disciplinary, corrective,
Antonym: exonerating, condoning, pardoning
Sentence: “he called for punitive measures against the Eastern bloc”
Meaning: a piece of jewelry that hangs from a chain worn round the neck.,
Synonym: locket, medallion, drop, stone;
Sentence:”a jade-green pendant on a gold chain”
Meaning: expressing contempt or disapproval.
Synonym: disparaging, derogatory, denigratory, deprecatory,
Antonym: complimentary, approbatory
Sentence:”permissiveness is used almost universally as a pejorative term”
Meaning: punishment inflicted on oneself as an outward expression of repentance for wrongdoing
Synonym: atonement, expiation, self-punishment
Sentence:”he had done public penance for those hasty words”
Meaning: showing a lack of courage or determination; timid.
Synonym: cowardly, recreant, spineless, unheroic
Antonym: audacious, bold, brazen,
Sentence: pusillanimous politicians who vote according to whichever way the political wind is blowing
Meaning: lacking in vitality, force, or conviction; uninspired or uninspiring.
Synonym: unimaginative, dull, humdrum, colourless
Antonym: inspired, brilliant
Sentence: “no excuses were made for the team’s lacklustre
Meaning: a person who sells or deals in particular goods
Synonym: seller, vendor, trader, retailer, supplier
Sentence: “a purveyor of large luxury vehicles”
Meaning: a person or thing that is essential to the success of an organization or operation.
Antonym: inferior, subordinate, underling; mediocrity,
Sentence: “the kingpins of the television industry
Meaning: the action or crime of making a false spoken statement damaging to a person’s reputation.
Synonym: besmirch, tarnish, taint, misrepresent
Sentence: “he is suing the TV company for slander”
Meaning: make (something bad or unsatisfactory) better.
Synonym: improve, amend, better, enhance, enrich
Antonym: damage, endamage, harm, hurt, impair, injure, spoil, tarnish, vitiate
Sentence: “the reform did much to ameliorate living standards
Meaning: (of a person, speech, or style of writing) using very few words.
Synonym: brief, concise, terse, succinct, short, economical,
Antonym: verbose, long-winded, loquacious
Sentence: “his laconic reply suggested a lack of interest in the topic”
Meaning:(in Christian theology) a state of eternal punishment and damnation into which a sinful and unrepentant person passes after death
Synonym: damnation, eternal punishment;
Sentence:”she used her last banknote to buy herself a square meal before perdition”