Important Vocabulary For DSSSB Exam: 6th 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. Perjury
Meaning: the offence of willfully telling an untruth or making a misrepresentation under oath.
Synonym: violation of an oath, giving false evidence/testimony, bearing false witness/testimony, forswearing oneself, making false statements, wilful falsehood
Sentence: "he claimed two witnesses at his trial had committed perjury"

2. Solace
Meaning: comfort or consolation in a time of great distress or sadness, give solace to
Synonym: comfort, consolation, cheer, support, relief
Antonym: distress, heartache, heartbreak, torment, torture
Sentence: "she sought solace in her religion"

3. Ostensible
Meaning: stated or appearing to be true, but not necessarily so.
Synonym: apparent, seeming, outward, surface, superficial,
Antonym: real, genuine
Sentence: "the real dispute which lay behind the ostensible complaint"

4. Agnostic
Meaning: a person who believes that nothing is known or can be known of the existence or nature of God
Synonym: sceptic, doubter,
Sentence: After my husband became agnostic, he stopped going to church because of his doubt about god's existence

5.Agile
Meaning: able to move quickly and easily.
Synonym: acrobatic, dexterous, deft,
Antonym: clumsy, stiff, slow, dull
Sentence: "Ruth was as agile as a monkey"

6.Posthumous
Meaning:occurring, awarded, or appearing after the death of the originator., (of a child) born after the death of its father.
Synonym: postmortem
Antonym:antemortem
Sentence: "he was awarded a posthumous Military Cross"

7.Potable
Meaning:safe to drink; drinkable.
Synonym: drinkable
Antonym:contaminated, dirty, foul, polluted;
Sentence: "there is no supply of potable water available"

8.Potpourri
Meaning:a mixture of dried petals and spices placed in a bowl to perfume a room.
a mixture or medley of things.
Synonym: mixture, assortment, collection, selection
Sentence: "he played a potpourri of tunes from Gilbert and Sullivan"

9.Pragmatic
Meaning:dealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way that is based on practical rather than theoretical considerations.
Synonym:practical, realistic
Antonym: idealistic, impractical, unrealistic, utopian
Sentence: "a pragmatic approach to politics"

10.Predilection
Meaning:a preference or special liking for something; a bias in favour of something.
Synonym:liking, fondness, preference, partiality,
Sentence: "your predilection for pretty girls"


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