Important Vocabulary For DSSSB Exam: 27th June 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.Reminiscence (noun)
Meaning: a story told about a past event remembered by the narrator.
Example: India is not short of memories on 1962. The India-China War ended fifty-five years ago to the day, yet each winter brings back reminiscences of the conflict. 

2.Ceasefire (noun)
Meaning: a temporary suspension of fighting; a truce, an order or signal to stop fighting.
Example: The unilateral ceasefire that China announced on November 21, 1962, saving Assam but ending India’s chance of recovering the Aksai Chin. And above all, the scar of national humiliation at the hands of a triumphant China.

3.Erupt (verb)
Meaning: break out suddenly and dramatically.
Synonyms: break out, flare up, blow up, boil over, start suddenly.
Example: When large-scale fighting erupted between China and India, it did not take long for NEFA’s civilian officials to realise their entire administration was in jeopardy. 

4.Porous (adjective) 
Meaning: (of a rock or other material) having minute interstices through which liquid or air may pass.
Synonyms: permeable, penetrable, pervious. 
Example: China too faced an uphill struggle to concretise its hold there, and it too needed border inhabitants’ cooperation. Yet, in this porous Himalayan borderland criss-crossed by social, cultural or family ties and regular movement, people had ample opportunity to observe and compare what India and China respectively offered — both the good and the bad.

5.Avert (verb)
Meaning: turn away (one's eyes or thoughts), prevent or ward off (an undesirable occurrence).
Synonyms: turn aside, turn away, turn to one side, prevent, stop, avoid, nip in the bud
Example: The need for a strong middle ground could not be greater than it is at this point. Once the Netherlands and France averted political instability at the hands of populist and eurosceptic parties earlier this year, the outcome in Germany had appeared to be a foregone conclusion.

6. PERENNIAL (adjective)  
Meaning: lasting or existing for a long or apparently infinite time; enduring or continually recurring.
Synonyms: everlasting, perpetual, eternal, continuing, unending, endless, undying, ceaseless, abiding, persisting, permanent, continual, timeless.
Antonyms: antiquated, archaic, dated, obsolete, outdated, outmoded, out-of-date, outworn, passé.

7. RESOLUTE (adjective)  
Meaning: admirably purposeful, determined, and unwavering.
Synonyms: resolved, decided, adamant, firm, fixed, set, intent, insistent, steadfast, staunch, stalwart, earnest, unfaltering, unflinching, persevering, persistent, pertinacious, tenacious, steely, obstinate, relentless, intransigent, implacable, unrelenting.
Antonyms: skeptical, suspicious, uncertain, unconvinced, undecided, unsettled, unsure
disinclined, indisposed, faltering, hesitant, indecisive, irresolute, undetermined, unresolved, vacillating, wavering.

8. PETULANT (adjective)  
Meaning: easily irritated or annoyed.
Synonyms: choleric, crabby, cranky, crotchety, fiery, grouchy, grumpy, irascible, irritable, peevish, pettish, prickly, snappish, snappy, snippy, stuffy, testy.
Antonyms: affable, cordial, extroverted, friendly, genial, gregarious, outgoing, sociable
agreeable, amiable, well-disposed, easygoing.

9. POISED (adjective)   
Meaning: having a composed and self-assured manner.
Synonyms: composed, assured, calm, cool, tranquil, serene, unperturbed, unruffled, impassive, nonchalant, confident, dignified, suave, urbane, elegant, unfazed.
Antonyms: unbalanced, discomposed, contemptuous, slothful, unreliable, inelegant, graceless, rustic.

10. HOT UP: (verb)  
Meaning: to increase in intensity, pace, or excitement.
Synonyms: intensify, build up, heighten, warm up, sharpen strengthen, reinforce, augment, amplify, accelerate.
Antonyms:  moderate, inactive, slummock, stagnate, maunder, tootle.

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