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The Hindu Newspaper Vocabulary for SSC CGL 2017

The Hindu Newspaper Vocabulary for SSC CGL 2017


Dear Students, we are providing to you Vocabulary Words from The HINDU Newspaper. 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.Pilfer
Meaning: steal (things of little value).
Synonym: snatch, embezzle
Sentence: "she produced the handful of coins she had managed to pilfer"


2.Zenith
Meaning: the time at which something is most powerful or successful.
Synonym: highest point, high point, crowning point, height,
Antonym: nadir, bottom
Sentence:"the king was at the zenith of his power"

3.Banal
Meaning: so lacking in originality as to be obvious and boring.
Synonym: trite, hackneyed, clichéd,
Antonym: original
Sentence:"songs with banal, repeated words"

4.Ignominious
Meaning: deserving or causing public disgrace or shame.
Synonym: humiliating, undignified, embarrassing,
Antonym: glorious, admirable
Sentence: "no other party risked ignominious defeat

5.Maraud
Meaning: go about in search of things to steal or people to attack., raid and plunder (a place).
Synonym: plunder, go looting
Antonym: Guard, protect
Sentence: "bands of robbers crossed the river to maraud

6.Egregious
Meaning: outstandingly bad; shocking, remarkably good.
Synonym: atrocious, deplorable
Sentence: "egregious abuses of copyright"

7.Acrimony
Meaning: bitterness or ill feeling.
Synonym: ill feeling, ill will, bad blood, animosity, hostility, enmity,
Antonym: goodwill
Sentence:"the AGM dissolved into acrimony"

8.Imbibe
Meaning: absorb or assimilate (ideas or knowledge).
Synonym: assimilate, absorb, soak up, take in, digest
Antonym: abstain, fast
Sentence:"if one does not imbibe the culture one cannot succeed"

9.Adage
Meaning: a proverb or short statement expressing a general truth.
Synonym: saying, maxim, axiom, proverb,
Sentence: "the old adage ‘out of sight out of mind’"

10.Paraphernalia
Meaning:miscellaneous articles, especially the equipment needed for a particular activity.
Synonym: equipment, stuff, things, apparatus,
Antonym: immovable,
Sentence: "drills, saws, and other paraphernalia necessary for home improvements"
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