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.

Meaning: often angry and annoyed
Synonym: acid, bearish, 
Sentence: “a cantankerous old woman insisted that nothing should ever be allowed to change”

Meaning: intended to make a person or thing seem of little importance or value
 Synonym: belittling, decrying, demeaning
Sentence: “fans made a steady stream of derogatory remarks about the players on the visiting team”

Meaning: highly decorated
Synonym: bedizened, gingerbread
Sentence: “an ornate gambling casino that is designed to look like an Italian palace.”

Meaning: a steep wall of rock, earth, or ice
Synonym: crag, escarpment
Sentence: “scaled the steep precipice with the ease of an experienced climber”

Meaning: beneficial to the health of body or mind 
Synonym: medicinal, restorative, wholesome
Sentence:  “fresh air and exercise are always salubrious”

Meaning: different from the ordinary in a way that causes curiosity or suspicion 
Synonym: bizarre, erratic, kinky
Sentence: “The sudden appearance of a man dressed in quaint clothes immediately drew the notice of passersby”

Meaning: more than adequate or average in capacity 
Synonym: ample, commodious, roomy
Sentence:  “that car has a capacious trunk that makes it a good choice for families”

Meaning: causing or intended to cause laughter 
Synonym: droll , farcical, jocund
Sentence: “the ludicrous sight of their teacher in a Halloween costume”

Meaning: acting or done with excessive or careless speed
Synonym: cursory, drive-by, headlong
Sentence: “They soon regretted their precipitous actions in international affairs”

10. Carping
Meaning: marked by or inclined to querulous and often perverse criticism
Synonym: critical, fault finding, censorious
Sentence: “a peevish and carping old woman who is not a favorite at the nursing home.”

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