The Hindu Newspaper Vocabulary Editorial for SSC CGL 2017

Vocabulary for SSC CGL
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.Debunk-verb
Meaning: expose the falseness or hollowness of (an idea or belief).
synonyms: explode, deflate, puncture, quash, knock the bottom out of, drive a coach and horses through, expose, show in its true light, discredit, disprove, contradict, controvert, 
Example: “The NSA and FBI tell Congress that Russia did not influence electoral process,” only to have this statement debunked by Mr. Comey at the hearing.


2.Char-verb
Meaning: partially burn so as to blacken the surface.
Exampple1: “a region charred by bush fires”
synonyms: scorch, burn, singe, sear;
Example2: Last week, in a horrific accident in Chennai, two people were charred when their car hit a tree and went up in flames.

3.Schadenfreude-noun
Meaning: pleasure derived by someone from another person’s misfortune.
Example: What explains this culture of schadenfreude in which we are now immersed? 

4.Bolster-verb
Meaning: support or strengthen.
Example: “the fall in interest rates is starting to bolster confidence”
synonyms: strengthen, support, reinforce, make stronger, boost, fortify, give a boost to;
Example: Bolstered by a conscious effort to help traditionally backward regions, such policies will help eliminate the losses produced by inequalities that lower national human development indices. 

5.Stalemate-noun
Meaning: a position counting as a draw, in which a player is not in check but cannot move except into check.
Example: Break The Stalemate

6.Coerce-verb
Meaning: persuade (an unwilling person) to do something by using force or threats.
Example: “he was coerced into giving evidence”
synonyms: pressure, pressurize, bring pressure to bear on, use pressure on, put pressure on, constrain, lean on, press, push
Example: Here’s how a Uniform Civil Code can be introduced without coercing minorities

7.Intricacy-noun
Meaning: details, especially of an involved or perplexing subject.
Example: It is equally puzzling that those who defend the divine sanctity of Muslim Personal Law have willingly submitted to adjudication by India’s secular courts where non-Muslim judges unfamiliar with the intricacies of Islamic law and zero knowledge of Arabic decide matters ostensibly based on Sharia and Quran.

8.Promulgate-verb
Meaning: promote or make widely known (an idea or cause).
Example: “these objectives have to be promulgated within the organization”
synonyms: make known, make public, publicize, spread, communicate, 
propagate, disseminate, circulate, broadcast, promote, announce, proclaim; 
Example: “ideas which Ruskin had been the first to promulgate”

9.Behest-noun
Meaning: a person’s orders or command.
Example: “they had assembled at his behest”
synonyms: instruction, bidding, request, requirement, wish, desire; 

10.Visceral-adjective
Meaning: relating to the viscera.
Example:”the visceral nervous system”
Meaning: relating to deep inward feelings rather than to the intellect.
Example:”the voters’ visceral fear of change”

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