HINDU NEWSPAPER Vocabulary for SSC CHSL 2016

vocabulary for SSC Exam
1. Assuage
Meaning: make (an unpleasant feeling) less intense.
Synonym: relieve, ease, alleviate, soothe, mitigate
Antonym: aggravate
Sentence: “the letter assuaged the fears of most members”



2. Approbation
Meaning: approval or praise.
Synonym: approval, acceptance, assent, endorsement, encouragement, recognition, appreciation, 
Sentence: “a term of approbation”

3. Anodyne
Meaning: not likely to cause offence or disagreement and somewhat dull.
Synonym: inoffensive, innocuous, neutral, unobjectionable, unexceptionable, unremarkable, 
Sentence: “anodyne music”

4. Dichotomy
Meaning: a division or contrast between two things that are or are represented as being opposed or entirely different.
Synonym: division, separation, divorce, split, gulf, chasm; 
Sentence: “a rigid dichotomy between science and mysticism”

5. Dolorous
Meaning: feeling or expressing great sorrow or distress.
Synonym: grieving, heartbroken, lamentable, lugubrious, plaintive, plangent, 
Antonym: delighted, exulting, glorying, happy, joyful, rejoicing, triumphant;
Sentence: “a dolorous and repetitive tale of atrocity”

6. Fusillade
Meaning: a series of shots fired or missiles thrown all at the same time or in quick succession.
Synonym: salvo, volley, barrage, bombardment, cannonade,
Sentence: “marchers had to dodge a fusillade of missiles”

7. Flippancy
Meaning: lack of respect or seriousness; frivolousness.
Synonym: frivolousness, levity, superficiality, shallowness
Sentence: “she was infuriated by his careless flippancy”

8. Harbinger
Meaning: a person or thing that announces or signals the approach of another.
Synonym: herald, sign, indicator, indication, signal, prelude, portent, omen, augury, forewarning, 
Sentence: “witch hazels are the harbingers of spring”

9. Genesis
Meaning: the origin or mode of formation of something.
Synonym: origin, source, root, beginning, commencement, start, outset
Sentence: “this tale had its genesis in fireside stories”

10. Herculean
Meaning: requiring great strength or effort.
Synonym: arduous, gruelling, laborious, back-breaking, onerous, strenuous, difficult,
Antonym: easy
Sentence: “a Herculean task”

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