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. Windfall
Meaning: a large amount of money that is won or received unexpectedly.
Synonym: bonanza, jackpot,
Sentence: “members are to get an average £520 cash windfall for voting ‘yes’ to the merger”


2. Solvent
Meaning: having assets in excess of liabilities; able to pay one’s debts.
Synonym: financially sound, able to pay one’s debts, debt-free
Antonym: in debt
Sentence: “interest rate rises have very severe effects on normally solvent companies”

3. Sojourn
Meaning: a temporary stay., stay somewhere temporarily.
Synonym: stay, visit, stop, stopover, residence;
Sentence: “her sojourn in Rome”

4. Orthodox
Meaning: following or conforming to the traditional or generally accepted rules or beliefs of a religion, philosophy, or practice.
Synonym: conservative, traditional, observant, conformist
Antonym: unconventional, unorthodox, nonconformist
Sentence: “Burke’s views were orthodox in his time”

5. Pernicious
Meaning: having a harmful effect, especially in a gradual or subtle way.
Synonym: harmful, damaging, destructive, injurious
Antonym: beneficial, benign, favourable
Sentence: “the pernicious influences of the mass media”

6. Perfidious
Meaning: deceitful and untrustworthy.
Synonym: treacherous, duplicitous, deceitful, disloyal, faithless, unfaithful, traitorous
Antonym: faithful, loyal
Sentence: “a perfidious lover”

7. Peremptory
Meaning: insisting on immediate attention or obedience, especially in a brusquely imperious way.
Synonym: high-handed, brisk, abrupt, summary, commanding, authoritative,
Antonym: humble, meek, modest, unassuming
Sentence: “‘Just do it!’ came the peremptory reply”

8. Penury
Meaning: the state of being very poor; extreme poverty.
Synonym:  impecuniousness, impoverishment, indigence,
Antonym: wealth, affluence
Sentence: “he couldn’t face another year of penury”

9. Percussion
Meaning: musical instruments played by striking with the hand or with a stick or 
beater, or by shaking, including drums, cymbals, xylophones, gongs, bells, and rattles.
Synonym: crash, bang, smash, clash, bump
Sentence: “percussion instruments”

10. Sombre
Meaning: having or conveying a feeling of deep seriousness and sadness
Synonym: solemn, earnest, serious,
Antonym: cheerful, bright
Sentence: “he looked at her with a sombre expression”

Download Upcoming Government Exam Calendar 2021

×

Download success!

Thanks for downloading the guide. For similar guides, free study material, quizzes, videos and job alerts you can download the Adda247 app from play store.

Thank You, Your details have been submitted we will get back to you.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

×
Login
OR

Forgot Password?

×
Sign Up
OR
Forgot Password
Enter the email address associated with your account, and we'll email you an OTP to verify it's you.


Reset Password
Please enter the OTP sent to
/6


×
CHANGE PASSWORD