Important Vocabulary For DSSSB Exam: 12th July 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. Apocalypse (N) :- a cosmic cataclysm in which God destroys the ruling powers of evil.
Synonyms: calamity, cataclysm, catastrophe, disaster, tragedy.
Uses: ISIS brings apocalypse in Syria and Iraq.

2. Vicissitude (N) :- a variation in circumstances or fortune at different times in your life or in the development of something.
Synonyms: mutability, fluctuation, variation.
Uses: The Stark family had been going through a long period of vicissitude and distraction.

3. Grotesque (Adj.) :- a very ugly or comically distorted figure or image.
Synonyms: monstrous, distorted, twisted.
Uses: The statues had been carved to represent evil spirits and had the most grotesque faces, complete with horns and bulging eyes.

4. Eavesdrop (V) :- to listen secretly to the private conversation of others.
Synonyms: listen in.
Uses: If a third party eavesdrops on the communication, the fact will be immediately obvious to the parties of the secret communication.

5. Grandiloquence (N) :- high-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation.
Synonyms: grandiosity, magniloquence, ornateness, rhetoric.
Uses: Politicians who say nothing but make it sound important are masters of grandiloquence.

6. Sartorial (Adj):- related to fashion or clothes.
Uses: His girlfriend often insulted his lack of any sartorial sense.

7. Mettlesome (Adj):- filled with courage or valor.
Synonyms: spirited, game, gritty, intrepid, fearless, courageous, hardy, brave, plucky, gallant, valiant.
Uses: For its raid on the Bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Seal Team Six has become, for many Americans, the embodiment of mettle.

8. Cupidity (N):- greed for money.
Synonyms: avarice, avariciousness, covetousness.
Uses: When the president was arrested for theft of company funds, he made no attempt to apologize for his cupidity.

9. Disabuse (V):- to persuade somebody that his/her belief is not valid.
Synonyms: inform, intimate.
Uses: Although my mother tried, she could not disabuse me of my belief in Santa Claus when I was a kid.

10. Propitiate (V):- to placate or appease.
Synonyms: appease, soothe, placate.
Uses: Only an idiot believes he can propitiate his way into heaven by giving the church all of his money.

You may also like to read:

No comments