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.Uncouth
Meaning: lacking good manners, refinement, or grace.
Synonym: uncivilized, uncultured, uncultivated, unrefined,
Antonym: refined, cultivated, polite
Sentence: “he is unwashed, uncouth, and drunk most of the time”



2.Versatile
Meaning: able to adapt or be adapted to many different functions or activities.
Synonym: flexible, all-round, multifaceted,
Antonym: inflexible, limited
Sentence: “a versatile sewing machine”

3.Puerile
Meaning: childishly silly and immature
Synonym: jejune, infantile 
Antonym: mature, adult
Sentence: “a puerile argument”

4.Afflicting
Meaning: Cause or become hurt
Synonym: annoy, rack, grieve
Antonym: Aid, delight
Sentence: Not only does she afflict my children; but my cattle, my gun and myself have been bewitched by her.

5.Allure
Meaning: Appeal
Synonym: attraction, charm, glamor
Antonym: repulsion
Sentence: They allure and baffle us, as the smile on the lips of the Mona Lisa.

6.Wanton
Meaning: (of a cruel or violent action) deliberate and unprovoked
Synonym: deliberate, malicious,
Antonym: justifiable
Sentence: “sheer wanton vandalism”

7.Vernacular
Meaning: the language or dialect spoken by the ordinary people of a country or region.
Synonym: everyday language, spoken language, colloquial speech,slang
Sentence: “he wrote in the vernacular to reach a larger audience”

8.Loquacious
Meaning: tending to talk a great deal; talkative.
Synonym: talkative, garrulous,
Antonym: reticent, taciturn
Sentence: “never loquacious, Sarah was now totally lost for words”

9.Ambidextrous
Meaning: able to use the right and left hands equally well.
Synonym: two-handed,
Antonym: right-handed
Sentence: “few of us are naturally ambidextrous”

10.Amalgamation
Meaning: the action, process, or result of combining or uniting.
Synonym: combination, union, merger, blend, mixture
Sentence: “the threat of amalgamation with another college”

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