Dear Students, SSC CGL 2017 Exam will be conducted from 1st August to 20 August 2017. For vocabulary related questions, you need to read a lot and memorize the words so that you can answer all the questions based on vocab. Your reading habit can make all the difference. If you are not able to read a newspaper for SSC Exam, here we are providing vocab words based on the Hindu newspaper editorial.
Meaning: strongly prejudiced against women.
Example: No one would deny that Pakistan is a particularly misogynistic country, where patriarchal relations and attitudes discriminate heavily against women.
Meaning: the process of excluding or the state of being excluded.
synonyms: barring, keeping out, debarment, debarring, disbarring, banning, ban, prohibition, embargo.
Example: Killings in the name of some medieval notion of ‘honour’ meant mainly to control women’s sexuality and choices in terms of marriage, supposedly archaic ‘tribal’ customs of exclusion from public assembly, participation and representation, fatwas against women’s deportment and behaviour, or even against their constitutional right to vote as citizens, are all frequent episodes in the life of the Pakistani woman.
Meaning: relating to tailoring, clothes, or style of dress.
Example: Not surprisingly then, that Pakistan has been ranked very low in the Gender Gap Index, with only Yemen being worse off. These facts about the position of women in Pakistan are often related to social and cultural norms, where ‘Islam’ is said to blame for women’s backwardness, or the fact that the Saudisation of Pakistan over the last few decades has meant that the hijab or the abaya worn in parts of Islamic West Asia by women have become the sartorial choice of many women in Pakistan. Such essentialising fits in well with the stereotypes which abound about a supposedly Talibanised Pakistan.
Meaning: preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience.
Synonyms: preconceived idea, preconception, preconceived notion; prejudgement
Example: Yet despite such images and happenings, much has changed in the social, cultural and demographic position, and lives, of women in Pakistan over the last two decades. Despite patriarchy, institutional and state prejudices and restrictions, even something called ‘culture’ and ‘religion’, women are changing their condition, and redefining social sensibilities.
Meaning: the action of endorsing someone or something.
Synonyms: support, backing, approval, seal of approval, agreement, acceptance, recommendation, advocacy, championship, patronage.
Example: Over the last year, barely a week has gone by without a regulator announcing new measures to help resolve India’s problem of large and mounting non-performing loans/assets, or NPAs. These announcements are usually accompanied by endorsements from the government, as determined reminders that the resolution of the NPA problem is on the top of the government’s mind. Then why does India’s war on NPAs seem intractable? And why have Indian regulators not yet resolved a case that can be showcased as an example of what the recent regulatory measures can achieve?
Meaning: a military operation in which enemy forces surround a town or building, cutting off essential supplies, with the aim of compelling those inside to surrender.
Synonyms: blockade, beleaguerment, encirclement;
Example: The city of Marawi in the south of the Philippines has been engulfed by a deadly, ongoing siege since late May, when government forces began to take on heavily armed militants linked to the Islamic State. Local media estimate the death toll to be above 300. Over 200,000 residents have fled what has effectively become an urban battlefield.
Meaning: not discovered or known about; uncertain.
Synonyms: unclear, uncertain, unknown, in doubt, doubtful, dubious, mysterious, hazy, vague, indeterminate, concealed, hidden
Example: The forthcoming election to the post of the President of India has produced a lot of debate: is Kovind more obscure than Pratibha Patil was, when announced as a candidate? Is this just your Dalit vs mine, or is the Opposition justified in putting up a contest on ideological grounds?
Meaning: deprived of strength or power; debilitated.
Example: The V-P holds the second-highest constitutional post, after the President. In case the latter dies, or is incapacitated, or impeached, the V-P takes over as President.
Meaning: ability to move quickly and easily., ability to think and understand quickly.
Example: Saina Nehwal won an Olympic bronze in 2012; P V Sindhu bagged a silver in 2016. Much of the credit goes to Gopichand, who insists on the most modern and demanding training to maximise speed, agility and endurance in his academy. It is rare to find a coach with his discipline, doggedness and eye for talent.
Meaning: shock or excite (someone) into taking action.
Synonyms: jolt, shock, startle, impel, stir, spur, prod, urge, motivate, stimulate, electrify, excite,
Example: India’s 1983 World Cup cricket victory in England, its first, galvanised a nation. Sponsorships and other income is huge, training is top notch. With its current performances, badminton should get that sort of eyeballs and funding. This could be the beginning of a smash hit for Indian badminton.
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