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. Ominous
Meaning: giving the worrying impression that something bad is going to happen; threateningly inauspicious.
Synonym: threatening, menacing, baleful, forbidding, sinister,
Antonym: promising, auspicious, propitious
Sentence: “there were ominous dark clouds gathering overhead”


2. Monologue
Meaning: a long speech by one actor in a play or film, or as part of a theatrical or broadcast programme.
Synonym: soliloquy, speech, address, lecture, oration, sermon,
Sentence: “he was reciting some of the great monologues of Shakespeare” 

3.Taradiddle
Meaning: a petty lie., pretentious nonsense.
Synonym: fable, fabrication, falsehood,
Antonym: 
Sentence: “no sane person would make up such a taradiddle”
4. Tarnish
Meaning: lose or cause to lose lustre, especially as a result of exposure to air or moisture
Synonym: discolour, stain, rust, oxidize, corrode, deteriorate;
Antonym: brighten, polish
Sentence: “silver tarnishes too easily”

5. Monotheism
Meaning: the doctrine or belief that there is only one God.
Synonym:  theism
Sentence: In my church we believe in monotheism, the idea of a solitary god.

6. Onerous
Meaning: (of a task or responsibility) involving a great deal of effort, trouble, or difficulty.
Synonym: burdensome, heavy, inconvenient, troublesome,
Antonym: easy, effortless
Sentence: “he found his duties increasingly onerous”

7.Tautology
Meaning: the saying of the same thing twice over in different words, generally considered to be a fault of style 
Synonym: repetition, repetitiveness 
Sentence: When the lawyer spoke to the jury, he used tautology to make the jurors aware of his point without being repetitive.

8. Mortify
Meaning: cause (someone) to feel very embarrassed or ashamed.
Synonym: embarrass, humiliate, chagrin,
Antonym: indulge, heal
Sentence: “she was mortified to see her wrinkles in the mirror”

9. Temerity
Meaning: excessive confidence or boldness; audacity
Synonym: audacity, boldness
Sentence: “no one had the temerity to question his conclusions”

10. Moribund
Meaning: (of a thing) in terminal decline; lacking vitality or vigour.
Synonym: waning, dying, stagnating, stagnant, decaying,
Antonym: thriving, recovering, flourishing
Sentence: “the moribund commercial property market”

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