HINDU Newspaper Vocabulary for SSC CHSL Exams 2016

vocabulary for SSC Exam
1.Alchemy
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
Synonym: chemistry
Sentence:”occult sciences, such as alchemy and astrology”


2. Alacrity
Meaning: brisk and cheerful readiness
Synonym: eagerness, willingness, readiness
Sentence: “she accepted the invitation with alacrity”

3.Quixotic
Meaning: idealistic
Synonym: dreamy, foolish, impractical
Antonym: cautious, realistic, wise
Sentence:That sounds quixotically noble, this stand for the ‘inviolability of marriage.

4.Pernicious 
Meaning: hurtful
Synonym: malicious, fatal, evil
Antonym: assisting, good,
Sentence:He thought “such a system would be wrong and pernicious in the extreme.

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

6.Reverberate
Meaning: (of a loud noise) be repeated several times as an echo.
Synonym: resound, echo, re-echo, repeat, resonate, pulsate, vibrate,
Antonym: dampen, deaden, dull, quiet
Sentence: “her deep booming laugh reverberated around the room”
7.Revulsion
Meaning: a sense of disgust and loathing.
Synonym: disgust, repulsion, abhorrence,
Sentence:”news of the attack will be met with sorrow and revulsion”
8.Badinage
Meaning: humorous or witty conversation
Synonym: repartee
Sentence: “he developed a nice line in badinage with the Labour leader”

9.Banter
Meaning: the playful and friendly exchange of teasing remarks.
Synonym: wisecracks, crosstalk, wordplay; More
Sentence:”there was much good-natured banter”

10.Barbarian
Meaning: (in ancient times) a member of a people not belonging to one of the 
great civilizations (Greek, Roman, Christian).
Synonym: savage, uncivilized, barbaric, barbarous, primitive,
Sentence: “the city was besieged by the barbarians”


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