Important Vocabulary For DSSSB Exam: 11th 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. Bedlam (N):- a state of extreme confusion and disorder.
Synonyms: chaos, pandemonium, topsy-turvydom, topsy-turvyness
Uses: As "Bhangarh To Bedlam" hits the stands, author Deepta Roy Chakraverti urges readers to separate the paranormal from the superstitious

2. Penurious (Adj):- lacking money; excessively unwilling to spend, not having enough money to pay for necessities.
Synonyms: parsimonious, hard up, impecunious, in straitened circumstances, penniless, pinched
Uses: Warren Buffett, famous multi-billionaire, still drives a cheap sedan, not because he is penurious, but because luxury cars are gaudy and impractical.

3. Imbibe (V):- to drink or absorb as if drinking; take in, also metaphorically
Synonyms: absorb, draw, soak up, sop up, suck, suck up, take in, take up
Uses: Plato imbibed Socrates’ teachings to such an extent that he was able to write volumes of work that he directly attributed, sometimes word for word, to Socrates.

4. Ponderous (Adj):- having great mass and weight and unwieldiness
Synonyms: heavy, lumbering
Uses: Laden with 20 kilograms of college text books, the freshman moved ponderously across the campus.

5. Diatribe (N):- a strong verbal attack against a person or institution.
Synonyms: fulmination, rebuke, remonstrate, reprimand, reproof, scold, take to task, trounce, vituperate
Uses: Steve’s mom launched into a diatribe during the PTA meeting, contending that the school was little more than a daycare in which students stare at the wall and teachers stare at the chalkboard.

6. Contrite (Adj):- feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses.
Synonyms: remorseful, rueful, ruthful.
Uses: The defendant who plead guilty seemed contrite for his actions, crying a river in front of everyone, and he even went as far as requesting 500 hours community service.
Tricks: I feel contrite because I didn't do it right.

7. Ingrain (V):- produce or try to produce a vivid impression of.
Synonyms: impress, instil.
Uses: His hands were grained with dirt.
Tricks: Mother tried to ingrain respect for our elders in us.

8. Pedantic (Adj):- marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects.
Synonyms: academic, donnish.
Uses: My father is a pedantic man who usually misses all the vacation fun because he is busy reviewing travel documents.
Tricks: pedantic sounds like VEDANTIC. Any body who follows Vedas is usually a v. conservative and bookish person.

9. Pandemonium (N):- a state of extreme confusion and disorder.
Synonyms: bedlam, chaos, tumult.
Uses: I live a serene and peaceful life, but yours is full of pandemonium.
Tricks: Pan (all) + Demon (devil) + ium (like) = like full of devils (wild place)

10. Paragon (N):- an ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a concept.
Synonyms: beau ideal, idol, perfection
Uses: In the movie, the angel represents the paragon of goodness that will save the world.
Tricks: paragon which is a slipper brand makes products which are models for perfection.

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