HINDU NEWSPAPER Vocabulary for SSC CHSL 2016

vocabulary for SSC Exam
1.Riposte
Meaning: a quick and clever reply
Synonym: comeback, repartee, retort
Sentence: he’s known for having a brilliant riposte to nearly any insult


2.petulant
Meaning: (of a person or their manner) childishly sulky or bad-tempered
Synonym:  short-tempered, peevish,
Antonym:  affable, companionable, cordial, extroverted
Sentence: “he was moody and petulant”

3. Vacillation
Meaning: fluctuation
Synonym: hesitation, doubt, indecision
Antonym: certainty, sure
Sentence: I vacillate between the red truck and the blue one

4.Discernible
Meaning: able to be discerned; perceptible.
Synonym: visible, detectable, noticeable
Antonym: imperceptible
Sentence: “the scandal had no discernible effect on his career”

5. Sojourn
Meaning: a temporary stay., stay somewhere temporarily.
Synonym: stay, visit, stop, stopover, residence;
Sentence: “her sojourn in Rome”

6. Orthodox
Meaning: following or conforming to the traditional or generally accepted rules or beliefs of a religion, philosophy, or practice.
Synonym: conservative, traditional, observant, conformist
Antonym: unconventional, unorthodox, nonconformist
Sentence: “Burke’s views were orthodox in his time”

7. Pernicious
Meaning: having a harmful effect, especially in a gradual or subtle way.
Synonym: harmful, damaging, destructive, injurious
Antonym: beneficial, benign, favourable
Sentence: “the pernicious influences of the mass media”

8. Peremptory
Meaning: insisting on immediate attention or obedience, especially in a brusquely imperious way.
Synonym: high-handed, brisk, abrupt, summary, commanding, authoritative,
Antonym: humble, meek, modest, unassuming

Sentence: “‘Just do it!’ came the peremptory reply”

9.Espouse
Meaning: support
Synonym: adopt, maintain, defend
Antonym: attack, reject
Sentence: He was an optimist or he never would have espoused the American cause.

10.Sporadic
Meaning: on and off
Synonym: occasional, in frequent, irregular
Antonym: common, constant, frequent

Sentence:At first resistance to Western encroachment was sporadic and uncoordinated.




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