HINDU NEWSPAPER Vocabulary for SSC CHSL 2016

vocabulary for SSC Exam
1.Penance
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”



2.Mortify
Meaning: cause (someone) to feel very embarrassed or ashamed.
Synonym: embarrass, humiliate, chagrin,
Antonym: indulge, heal
Sentence: “she was mortified to see her wrinkles in the mirror”

3.Vanquish
Meaning: defeat thoroughly.
Synonym: conquer, defeat
Antonym: surrender
Sentence: “he successfully vanquished his rival”

4.Alliteration
Meaning: the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.
Synonym: exaggeration, expression. 
Sentence: “the alliteration of ‘sweet birds sang’

5.Tarnish
Meaning: lose or cause to lose lustre, especially as a result of exposure to air or moisture
Synonym: discolour, stain, rust, oxidize, corrode, deteriorate;
Antonym: brighten, polish
Sentence: “silver tarnishes too easily”

6.Temerity
Meaning: excessive confidence or boldness; audacity
Synonym: audacity, boldness
Sentence: “no one had the temerity to question his conclusions”

7.Moribund
Meaning: (of a thing) in terminal decline; lacking vitality or vigour.
Synonym: waning, dying, stagnating, stagnant, decaying,
Antonym: thriving, recovering, flourishing
Sentence: “the moribund commercial property market”

8.Perennial
Meaning: lasting or existing for a long or apparently infinite time; enduring or continually recurring
Synonym: everlasting, perpetual, eternal,
Antonym: ceasing, ending, halting, infrequent, intermittent, interrupted, occasional, temporary
Sentence:”his perennial distrust of the media”

9.Perdition
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”

10.Pendant
Meaning: a piece of jewellery that hangs from a chain worn round the neck. 
Synonym: locket, medallion, drop, stone;
Sentence: “a jade-green pendant on a gold chain”

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