Hello, Greetings!! SSC CGL Pre 2017 will commence in the month of June/July 2017. In order to help and guide all of you, we’re going to post VOCABULARY BASED ON THE HINDU NEWSPAPER. In all the competitive exams, Vocabulary questions are asked from newspapers.
Meaning: lacking flavour; weak or tasteless.
Synonym: tasteless, flavourless, unflavoured
Antonym : interesting, imaginative, tasty
Sentence: The soup was rather insipid.
Meaning: a gradual increase in loudness in a piece of music.
Usage:”each time the key changes, there is a gradual crescendo”
Meaning: existing from the time a person or animal is born, existing as part of the basic nature of something
Synonym: inborn, natural, inbred, congenital
Antonym : acquired
Sentence: her innate capacity for organization”
Meaning: (of a person or action) innocent and unsuspecting
Synonym: naive, innocent, simple, childlike, trusting,
Antonym : disingenuous, artful
Sentence:”he eyed her with wide, ingenuous eyes”
Meaning: uncontrolled in a way that is playful or full of energy
Synonym: hell-raising, knockabout, boisterous
Antonym : noiseless, peaceful, placid, quiet, restrained, serene,
Sentence: The schoolyard was filled with rambunctious kids.
Meaning: having or showing a great desire to possess something belonging to someone else.
Synonym: grasping, greedy, rapacious, insatiable
Usage:”she fingered the linen with covetous hands”
Meaning: widespread respect and admiration felt for someone or something on the basis of a perception of their achievements or quality.
Synonym: status, standing, stature,
Antonym: Disrespect, humility
Sentence:”the firm has recently gained considerable prestige”
Meaning: a monument to someone buried elsewhere, especially one commemorating people who died in a war
Sentence: The town of Chhatarpur, which is named after Chhatar Sal, and contains his cenotaph, is 70 m.
Meaning: free from disturbance; calm.
Synonym: peaceful, restful,
Usage: the house was once again tranquil after the kids moved outside to play
Meaning: of little value or importance.
Synonym: unimportant, insignificant
Usage: huge fines were imposed for trivial offences”