Important Vocabulary For SSC CHSL & SSC CGL Exams

Dear Students,

In this modern era, everything seems incomplete without the involvement of English in our daily life. And no one can deny the importance of Vocabulary that is a momentous section to score up to the mark. SSC CHSL Exam is a nearby opportunity and then other exams conducted by SSC are in a loop this year where dealing with English Section may demand a grip over enticingly illustrious words. Envisaging the anxiety and perplexity of the aspirants who find it an uphill task to learn new words, we are providing important vocab facilitated with synonyms, antonyms, their proper usage through examples which will surely ease your grapple of storing apt number of  words in your memory for longer time and in an effective way. It will be our pleasure to add up in your efficiency with each passing day leaving you well prepared for vying part of life.

1. ENCOMIUM (Noun) : गुणानुवाद
Meaning: a speech or piece of writing that praises someone or something highly.
Synonyms: accolade, salutation, commendation, dithyramb, eulogium, eulogy, homage, hymn, paean, panegyric, tribute
Antonyms: blame, criticism, censure, condemnation, denunciation, indictment, rebuke, reprimand, reproof, admonition, harangue.
Usage: Of the many statesmen who have written an encomium, Abraham Lincoln wrote one in praise of “The Great Invention of Writing.”

2. CLANDESTINE (Adjective) : गुप्त
Meaning:  kept secret or done secretively, especially because illicit.
Synonyms: covert, fraudulent, furtive, hole-and-corner, hush-hush, privy, sneaky, stealth, surreptitious, undercover.
Antonyms: legal, acknowledged, avowed, aboveboard, unconcealed, undisguised, unrestricted
clear, evident, manifest, obvious.
Usage: In the prison, some of the inmates have developed a clandestine means of selling drugs.

3. DICHOTOMY (Noun) : विरोधाभास
Meaning: a division or contrast between two things that are or are represented as being opposed or entirely different.
Synonyms:  disagreement, split, contradiction, incongruity, paradox, conundrum, enigma.
Antonyms: unity, consensus, agreement, similarity, likeness.
Usage: The dichotomy of nature versus nurture is an ongoing debate.

4. TUSSLE (Noun): संघर्ष
Meaning: a vigorous struggle or scuffle, typically in order to obtain or achieve something.
Synonyms: brawl, fray, battle, clash, combat, conflict, fracas, hassle, scrap, scrimmage, scuffle, skirmish.
Antonyms: surrender, retreat, accord, peace, harmony, agreement, truce.
Usage: Then we had another tussle over folding her napkin.

5. CADGE (Verb) : भीख माँगना
Meaning: ask for or obtain (something to which one is not strictly entitled).
Synonyms: scrounge, sponge, peddle, mooch, hawk, huckster, panhandle
Antonyms: donate, give, endow, procure.
Usage: Despite a lack of funds, the charming gambler was able to cadge a spot at the poker table.

6. WANDERLUST (Noun) : सफ़र का अनुराग
Meaning: a strong desire to travel.
Synonyms: driving, excursion, wandering, roaming, drifting, errantry, journey, vagabondism, flitting.
Antonyms: halt, inactivity, homesickness, hermit, wistfulness, hiraeth
Usage: Bob left school for a year to satiate his wanderlust for the Asia continent.

7. TEEM (Verb) : बहुतायात
Meaning: be full of or swarming with.
Synonyms: brim, overflow, bulge, burst, bustle, buzz, crawl, hum, overflow, swarm, abound
Antonyms: retreat, lack, need, want
Usage: Suddenly the river began to teem with salmon and the hungry bears eagerly took to the water for food.

8. ESPOUSE (Verb) : सहायता देना
Meaning: adopt or support (a cause, belief, or way of life).
Synonyms: adopt, advocate, affiance, betroth, commit, engage, pledge, promise, propose, marry, match.     
Antonyms: reject, refuse, forsake, give up, relinquish, abjure, abnegate, disown, repudiate, spurn, discard, jettison, junk, throw away.
Usage: Although most scientists espouse the Big Bang Theory for the beginning of the universe, there is still no absolute proof of how we got here.

9. RAPACIOUS (Adjective) : लालची
Meaning: aggressively greedy or grasping.
Synonyms: ravenous, avaricious, greedy, edacious, esurient, gluttonous, greedy, hoggish, piggish, voracious.
Antonyms:  generous, selfless, content, full, sated, satiated, satisfied, stuffed.
Usage: The Vikings had a reputation for being merciless conquerors, and they were rapacious about taking away as much loot from their raids as their ships could carry.

10. NOSTRUM (Noun) : इलाज
Meaning: a scheme or remedy for bringing about some social or political reform or improvement.
Synonyms: panacea, potion, elixir, cure-all, theriac, cure, quick fix, treatment, remedy.
Antonyms: disease, injury, illness, poison.
Usage: Does garlic actually cure colds or is this remedy simply another nostrum?

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