HINDU NEWSPAPER Vocabulary for SSC CHSL 2016

vocabulary for SSC Exam
Meaning: excessively showy
Synonym: flamboyant, glitzy, razzle-dazzle
Sentence:  She wears an  ostentatious diamond ring on her little finger

Meaning: occurring before the usual or expected time 
Synonym: premature, early, unseasonable
Sentence: “a precocious baldness makes him look older than he really is”

Meaning: a sinking to a state of low moral standards and behavior
Synonym: abjection, debasement, depravity
Sentence: “pictorial advertisements for chic clothing and fragrances in which 
drug addiction and other forms of moral turpitude are depicted as alternative fashion statements”

Meaning: to make (something) no longer necessary: to prevent or avoid 
Synonym: avert, forestall, prevent, preclude,
Antonym: cultivate, encourage, forward, foster, further, nurture, promote
Sentence: The new medical treatment obviates the need for surgery.

Meaning: very strong, clear, and effective
Synonyms: edgy
Sentence: a writer with a trenchant wit

Meaning: marked by wet and windy conditions
Synonyms: bleak, dirty
Sentence: be careful driving in this squally weather

Meaning: hostility and ill-treatment, especially because of race or political or religious beliefs
Synonyms: oppression, maltreatment
Sentence: “her family fled religious persecution”

Meaning: insisting on immediate attention or obedience, especially in a 
brusquely imperious way.
Synonym: high-handed, brisk, abrupt, summary, commanding, authoritative,
Antonym: humble, meek, modest, unassuming
Sentence: “‘Just do it!’ came the peremptory reply”

9. Percussion
Meaning: musical instruments played by striking with the hand or with a stick or 
beater, or by shaking, including drums, cymbals, xylophones, gongs, bells, and 
Synonym: crash, bang, smash, clash, bump
Sentence: “percussion instruments”

10. Pernicious
Meaning: having a harmful effect, especially in a gradual or subtle way.
Synonym: harmful, damaging, destructive, injurious
Antonym: beneficial, benign, favourable
Sentence: “the pernicious influences of the mass media”


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