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.Asbestos
Meaning: a highly heat-resistant fibrous silicate mineral that can be woven into fabrics, and is used in brake linings and in fire-resistant and insulating materials.
Synonym: concrete, fire-resistant, incombustible
Antonym: waterproof
Sentence: fabric containing asbestos.



2.Transgress
Meaning: go beyond the limits of (what is morally, socially, or legally acceptable).
Synonym: misbehave, behave badly, break the law
Antonym: obedience
Sentence: “she had transgressed an unwritten social law”

3.Tumultuous
Meaning: making an uproar or loud, confused noise.
Synonym: loud, deafening, thunderous
Antonym: peaceful, uneventful, orderly
Sentence: “a tumultuous crowd”

4.Blistering
Meaning: (of criticism) expressed with great vehemence., (of heat) intense.
Synonym: intense, extreme, ferocious, fierce, acute, strong,
Antonym: leisurely, mild. 
Sentence: “the blistering heat of the desert”

5.Repudiate
Meaning: refuse to accept; reject., deny the truth or validity of.
Synonym: reject, renounce, abandon
Antonym: embrace, confirm, acknowledge
Sentence: “she has repudiated policies associated with previous party leaders”

6.Prolonged
Meaning: Continuing for a long time or longer than usual; lengthy.
Synonym: lengthen, make longer, extend
Antonym: shorten
Sentence: “the region suffered a prolonged drought”

7.Valiant
Meaning: Possessing or showing courage or determination.
Synonym: brave, fearless, courageous
Antonym: cowardly, irresolute
Sentence: “she made a valiant effort to hold her anger in check”

8.Edifice
Meaning: a large, imposing building., a complex system of beliefs.
Synonym: building, structure, construction, erection,
Sentence: “the concepts on which the edifice of capitalism was built”

9.Cesspool
Meaning: an underground container for the temporary storage of liquid waste and sewage., a disgusting or corrupt place.
Synonym: ditch, outlet 
Sentence: “the town is not the cesspool you portrayed”

10.Pertinent
Meaning: relevant or applicable to a particular matter; apposite.
Synonym: apposite, appropriate, suitable, relevant 
Antonym: irrelevant, inappropriate
Sentence: “she asked me a lot of very pertinent questions”

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