HINDU Newspaper Vocabulary for SSC CHSL Exams 2016

vocabulary for SSC Exam
1.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”



2.interlocutor
Meaning: a person who takes part in a dialogue or conversation.
Synonym: minstrel show, middleman, minstrel
Sentence: The music at the party was so loud my interlocutor couldn’t understand a word I said during our conversation.

3.interim
Meaning: the intervening time., in or for the intervening period; provisional.
Synonym: meantime, meanwhile,  interlude; interregnum
Antonym: permanent
Sentence: “an interim arrangement”

4.interdict
Meaning: an authoritative prohibition, in particular:
Synonym: prohibition, ban, bar, veto, proscription,
Antonym: :corroborate, support
Sentence: “army efforts to interdict enemy supply shipments”

5.insurgent
Meaning: a person fighting against a government or invading force; a rebel or revolutionary.
Synonym: rebel, revolutionary, revolutionist, mutineer, agitator, subversive, 
guerrilla, anarchist
Antonym: loyal, government
Sentence: “an attack by armed insurgents”


6.posthumous
Meaning: occurring, awarded, or appearing after the death of the originator., (of a child) born after the death of its father.
Synonym: postmortem
Antonym: antemortem
Sentence: “he was awarded a posthumous Military Cross”

7.potable
Meaning: safe to drink; drinkable.
Synonym: drinkable
Antonym: contaminated, dirty, foul, polluted;
Sentence: “there is no supply of potable water available”

8.potpourri
Meaning: a mixture of dried petals and spices placed in a bowl to perfume a room.
a mixture or medley of things.
Synonym: mixture, assortment, collection, selection
Sentence: “he played a potpourri of tunes from Gilbert and Sullivan”

9.pragmatic
Meaning: dealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way that is based on practical rather than theoretical considerations.
Synonym: practical, realistic
Antonym: idealistic, impractical, unrealistic, utopian
Sentence: “a pragmatic approach to politics”

10.predilection
Meaning: a preference or special liking for something; a bias in favour of something.
Synonym: liking, fondness, preference, partiality,
Sentence: “your predilection for pretty girls”



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