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. 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.Pilfer
Meaning: steal (things of little value).
Synonym: snatch, embezzle
Sentence: “she produced the handful of coins she had managed to pilfer”



2.Zenith
Meaning: the time at which something is most powerful or successful.
Synonym: highest point, high point, crowning point, height,
Antonym: nadir, bottom
Sentence:”the king was at the zenith of his power”

3.Banal
Meaning: so lacking in originality as to be obvious and boring.
Synonym: trite, hackneyed, clichéd,
Antonym: original
Sentence:”songs with banal, repeated words”

4.Ignominious
Meaning: deserving or causing public disgrace or shame.
Synonym: humiliating, undignified, embarrassing,
Antonym: glorious, admirable
Sentence: “no other party risked ignominious defeat

5.Maraud
Meaning: go about in search of things to steal or people to attack., raid and plunder (a place).
Synonym: plunder, go looting
Antonym: Guard, protect
Sentence: “bands of robbers crossed the river to maraud

6.Egregious
Meaning: outstandingly bad; shocking, remarkably good.
Synonym: atrocious, deplorable
Sentence: “egregious abuses of copyright”

7.Acrimony
Meaning: bitterness or ill feeling.
Synonym: ill feeling, ill will, bad blood, animosity, hostility, enmity,
Antonym: goodwill
Sentence:”the AGM dissolved into acrimony”

8.Imbibe
Meaning: absorb or assimilate (ideas or knowledge).
Synonym: assimilate, absorb, soak up, take in, digest
Antonym: abstain, fast
Sentence:”if one does not imbibe the culture one cannot succeed”

9.Adage
Meaning: a proverb or short statement expressing a general truth.
Synonym: saying, maxim, axiom, proverb,
Sentence: “the old adage ‘out of sight out of mind’”

10.Paraphernalia
Meaning:miscellaneous articles, especially the equipment needed for a particular activity.
Synonym: equipment, stuff, things, apparatus,
Antonym: immovables,
Sentence: “drills, saws, and other paraphernalia necessary for home improvements”

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