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.Pompous
Meaning: affectedly grand, solemn, or self-important, characterized by pomp or splendour.
Synonym: self-important, imperious, overbearing,
Antonym: modest, humble, self-effacing
Sentence: “a pompous ass who pretends he knows everything”


2.Reprimand
Meaning: a formal expression of disapproval, 
Synonym: rebuke, reproof,
Antonym: praise, commendation
Sentence:”the golfer received a reprimand for a breach of rules”

3.Bourgeois
Meaning: belonging to or characteristic of the middle class, typically with reference to its perceived materialistic values or conventional attitudes.
Synonym: middle-class, property-owning,
Antonym: proletarian, unconventional
Sentence: “a rich, bored, bourgeois family”

4.Obsequious
Meaning: obedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree
Synonym: sycophantic, servile
Antonym: domineering
Sentence: “they were served by obsequious waiters”

5.Scavenger
Meaning: an animal that feeds on carrion, dead plant material, or refuse., a person who searches for and collects discarded items.
Synonym: hunter
Sentence: “a reputation as a scavenger of discarded odds and ends”

6.Abeyance
Meaning: a state of temporary disuse or suspension
Synonym: suspension,
Antonym: continue, resume
Sentence: “matters were held in abeyance pending further enquiries”

7.Masquerade
Meaning: a false show or pretence, pretend to be someone one is not.
Synonym: pretence, deception,
Sentence: “I doubt he could have kept up the masquerade for long”

8.Promenade
Meaning: a paved public walk, typically one along the seafront at a resort., take a leisurely public walk, ride, or drive so as to meet or be seen by others
Synonym: front, seafront, parade,
Sentence: “they promenaded along the waterfront”

9.Raucous
Meaning: making or constituting a disturbingly harsh and loud noise.
Synonym: harsh, strident,
Antonym: soft, dulcet, peaceful, quiet, restrained
Sentence: “raucous youths”

10.Poignant
Meaning: evoking a keen sense of sadness or regret.
Synonym: touching, moving, sad
Antonym: indifferent, unemotional
Sentence: “a poignant reminder of the passing of time”

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