HINDU NEWSPAPER Vocabulary for SSC CHSL 2016

vocabulary for SSC Exam
1.Verity
Meaning: a true principle or belief, especially one of fundamental importance.
Synonym: verisimilitude, accuracy
Antonym: falsehood
Sentence: to question the verity of a statement.

2.Apotheosis
Meaning: the perfect form or example of something, the highest or best part of 
something
Synonym: epitome, exemplar, ideal, perfection
Sentence:”his appearance as Hamlet was the apotheosis of his career”

3.Hubris
Meaning: Exaggerated pride or self-confidence
Synonym: arrogance, conceit,
Antonym: modesty
Sentence:”the self-assured hubris among economists was shaken in the late 1980s”

4.Insidious
Meaning: proceeding in a gradual, subtle way, but with very harmful effects.
Synonym: stealthy, subtle, surreptitious, sneaking
Antonym: straightforward
Sentence:”sexual harassment is a serious and insidious problem”

5.Masquerade
Meaning: a false show or pretence
Synonym: pretence, deception
Antonym: honesty, openness, reality
Sentence:”I doubt he could have kept up the masquerade for long”

6.Cascade
Meaning: a small, steep waterfall; especially one that is part of a series of waterfalls, a large amount of something that flows or hangs down
Synonym: waterfall, falls
Sentence: the waterfall raced down in a series of cascades”

7.Verbiage
Meaning: excessively lengthy or technical speech or writing.
Synonym: verbosity
Sentence: the basic idea here, despite all the verbiage, is simple”

8.Venial
Meaning:(of a fault or offence) slight and pardonable
Synonym: pardonable, forgivable, excusable, condonable
Antonym: unforgivable, unpardonable, mortal
Sentence:”we cannot prevent ourselves sometimes from dreaming of performing 
venial if not mortal sins”

9.Apocryphal
Meaning: well-known but probably not true
Synonym: fictitious, made-up, untrue, fabricated,
Antonym: authentic, true
Sentence:”an apocryphal story about a former president”

10.Carnal
Meaning: relating to physical, especially sexual, needs and activities
Synonym: sensual, erotic, lustful, lascivious
Antonym: spiritual
Sentence:”carnal desire”

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