The Hindu Newspaper Vocabulary 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.Unilateral
Meaning:(of an action or decision) performed by or affecting only one person, group, or country involved in a situation, without the agreement of another or the others.
Synonym: one-party, one-sided
Antonym: multilateral
Sentence: “unilateral nuclear disarmament”



2.Pugnacious
Meaning: eager or quick to argue, quarrel, or fight.
Synonym: combative, aggressive, antagonistic, belligerent,
Antonym: peaceable, friendly
Sentence: “the increasingly pugnacious demeanour of right-wing politicians”

3.Puerile
Meaning: childishly silly and immature.
Synonym: adolescent, babyish, immature, infantile, jejune, juvenile,
Antonym:  experienced, knowing, smart, sophisticated, worldly, worldly-wise
Sentence: “a puerile argument”

4.Prudent
Meaning: acting with or showing care and thought for the future.
Synonym: wise, well judged, judicious, sagacious
Antonym: unwise, imprudent, incautious, extravagant
Sentence: “no prudent money manager would authorize a loan without first knowing its purpose”

5.Pseudonym
Meaning: a fictitious name, especially one used by an author.
Synonym: pen name, assumed name, incognito, alias,
Sentence: “I wrote under the pseudonym of Evelyn Hervey”

6.Unison
Meaning: simultaneous performance or utterance of action or speech.
Synonym:  (all) at once, at the same moment, (all) together, as one, in concert, in chorus
Sentence: “‘Yes, sir,’ said the girls in unison”

7.Chicanery
Meaning: the use of deception or subterfuge to achieve one’s purpose.
Synonym: trickery, deception, deceit,
Sentence: “storylines packed with political chicanery”

8.Chauvinist
Meaning: a person displaying aggressive or exaggerated patriotism.
Synonym: jingoistic, chauvinistic, excessively patriotic
Sentence: “a chauvinist rejection of foreign interference”

9.Charlatan
Meaning: a person falsely claiming to have a special knowledge or skill.
Synonym: quack, mountebank, sham, fraud, fake
Sentence: “a self-confessed con artist and charlatan”

10.Chameleon
Meaning: a small slow-moving Old World lizard with a prehensile tail, long extensible tongue, protruding eyes that rotate independently, and a highly developed ability to change colour., 
a person who changes their opinions or behaviour according to the situation.
Synonym: opportunist, temporizer, timeserver,
Sentence:”voters have misgivings about his performance as a political chameleon”

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