Important Vocabulary For DSSSB Exam: 30th April 2018

Important Vocabulary For Teaching Exam

Dear Readers, we are providing to you Word List from The Newspaper to improve your word power. It will help you to enhance your word power as well as you can understand the correct usage of the word.Your reading habit can make all the difference. If you are not able to read a newspaper for Teaching Exam.We will post important words every day from editorial section.

1.Punitive
Meaning: inflicting or intended as punishment.
Synonym: penal, disciplinary, corrective,
Antonym: exonerating, condoning, pardoning
Sentence: "he called for punitive measures against the Eastern bloc"

2.Pendant
Meaning: a piece of jewellery that hangs from a chain worn round the neck.,
Synonym: locket, medallion, drop, stone;
Sentence:"a jade-green pendant on a gold chain"

3.Pejorative
Meaning: expressing contempt or disapproval.
Synonym: disparaging, derogatory, denigratory, deprecatory,
Antonym: complimentary, approbatory
Sentence:"permissiveness is used almost universally as a pejorative term"

4.Penance
Meaning: punishment inflicted on oneself as an outward expression of repentance for wrongdoing
Synonym: atonement, expiation, self-punishment
Sentence:"he had done public penance for those hasty words"

3.Pusillanimous
Meaning: showing a lack of courage or determination; timid.
Synonym: cowardly, recreant, spineless, unheroic
Antonym: audacious, bold, brazen,
Sentence: pusillanimous politicians who vote according to whichever way the political wind is blowing

4.Lacklustre
Meaning: lacking in vitality, force, or conviction; uninspired or uninspiring.
Synonym: unimaginative, dull, humdrum, colourless
Antonym: inspired, brilliant
Sentence: "no excuses were made for the team's lacklustre performance"

5.Purveyor
Meaning: a person who sells or deals in particular goods
Synonym: seller, vendor, trader, retailer, supplier
Sentence: "a purveyor of large luxury vehicles"

6.Kingpin
Meaning: a person or thing that is essential to the success of an organization or operation.
Synonym: bigwig,
Antonym: inferior, subordinate, underling; mediocrity,
Sentence: "the kingpins of the television industry

7.Slander
Meaning: the action or crime of making a false spoken statement damaging to a person's reputation.
Synonym: besmirch, tarnish, taint, misrepresent
Sentence: "he is suing the TV company for slander"

8.Ameliorate
Meaning: make (something bad or unsatisfactory) better.
Synonym: improve, amend, better, enhance, enrich
Antonym: damage, endamage, harm, hurt, impair, injure, spoil, tarnish, vitiate
Sentence: "the reform did much to ameliorate living standards

9.Laconic
Meaning: (of a person, speech, or style of writing) using very few words.
Synonym: brief, concise, terse, succinct, short, economical,
Antonym: verbose, long-winded, loquacious
Sentence: "his laconic reply suggested a lack of interest in the topic"

10.Perdition
Meaning:(in Christian theology) a state of eternal punishment and damnation into which a sinful and unrepentant person passes after death
Synonym: damnation, eternal punishment;
Sentence:"she used her last banknote to buy herself a square meal before perdition"