The Hindu Newspaper Editorial Vocabulary For SSC CGL and MTS Exam

Dear Students, we are providing to you Vocabulary Words from The HINDU Newspaper Editorial. We suggest you read a newspaper daily. In case if you are not able to read The Hindu, we will post important words every day from editorial section. These vocab words will help you a lot in your competitive exams.

1.Exasperation (noun)
Meaning::The state of being irritated
Synonym:irritation, frustration
Antonym :delight, joy, pleasure
Sentence:The longer Jorge waited in line at the ticket counter, the more his exasperation grew.

2.Absolve (verb)

Meaning:To forgive; to free from guilt
Synonym:exculpate, pardon
Antonym :charge, impeach, indict; convict
Sentence:Marta felt greatly relieved after her mother absolved her for breaking the vase.

3.Epitaph (noun)
Meaning:Brief statement honoring a dead person
Synonym:inscription, eulogy
Sentence:”Beloved by all,” was the epitaph Edgar chose for his wife’s tombstone.

4.Misanthrope (noun)
Meaning:a person who does not like other people
Synonym:cynic, naysayer, pessimist
Antonym : idealist, sentimentalist, optimist,
Sentence:a former misanthrope who now professes a newly discovered love of mankind

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

6.Culpable (adjective)
Meaning:deserving blame : guilty of doing something wrong
Synonym:censurable, blameworthy, reprehensible,
Antonym :flawless, perfect, pure; guiltless, innocent
Sentence:They held her culpable for the accident.

7.Intermittent (adjective)
Meaning- starting, stopping, and starting again : not constant or steady
Synonym-continual, on-and-off, periodic
Antonym – eternal, everlasting, interminable, perpetual
Sentence-The patient was having intermittent pains in his side.

8.Renegade (noun)
Meaning-a person who leaves one group, religion, etc., and joins another that opposes it
Synonym-apostate, defector, deserter,
Antonym -disciple, follower, supporter
Sentence-They were renegades who thought they had permission to steal from the rich …” 

9.Mercenary (adjective/noun)
Meaning-a soldier who is paid by a foreign country to fight in its army : a soldier who will fight for any group or country that hires him
Synonym-acquisitive, avaricious, avid, coveting,
Antonym -non-materialistic; altruistic,
Sentence-His motives in choosing a career were purely mercenary.

10.Mediocre (adjective)
Meaning-not very good
Synonym-common, fair, indifferent, medium,
Antonym – excellent, exceptional, exquisite, fabulous, fantastic, 
Sentence-The dinner was delicious, but the dessert was mediocre.

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