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 medieval forerunner of chemistry, concerned with the transmutation of matter, in particular with attempts to convert base metals into gold or find a universal elixir
Sentence:”occult sciences, such as alchemy and astrology”
Meaning: wrong, deviant
Synonym: erratic, stray
Sentence: I saw an errant man shouting at his daughter for skipping office
Meaning: A wearing down to weaken or destroy
Synonym: erosion, grinding
Antonym: building, happiness
Sentence: The difficulty was to overcome its susceptibility to attrition.
Meaning: impossible to stop or prevent.
Synonym: relentless, unstoppable, unavoidable
Antonym: flexible, lenient
Sentence: “the seemingly inexorable march of new technology”
Meaning: engaged in, involving, or reflecting deep or serious thought.
Synonym: thoughtful, thinking, reflective
Sentence: “a pensive mood”
Meaning: comfort or consolation in a time of great distress or sadness, give solace to
Synonym: comfort, consolation, cheer, support, relief
Antonym: distress, heartache, heartbreak, torment, torture
Sentence: “she sought solace in her religion”
Meaning: up in or into the air; overhead.
Synonym: into the sky, skyward, on high, heavenward
Sentence:”the congregation sways, hands aloft”
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: 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: make (suffering, deficiency, or a problem) less severe.
Synonym: reduce, ease, relieve
Sentence: “he couldn’t prevent her pain, only alleviate it”