Important Vocabulary For DSSSB & KVS Exam: 11th October 2018

Important Vocabulary For DSSSB & KVS 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.Alliteration
Meaning: the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.
Synonym: exaggeration, expression.
Sentence: "the alliteration of ‘sweet birds sang’

2.Cantankerous
Meaning: bad-tempered, argumentative, and uncooperative
Synonym: irascible, irritable
Antonym: good-natured, affable
Sentence: "he can be a cantankerous old fossil at times"

3.Insouciant
Meaning: showing a casual lack of concern
Synonym: nonchalant, untroubled, unworried,
Antonym: anxious, concerned
Sentence: "an insouciant shrug"

4. Sobriquet
Meaning: a person's nickname.
Synonym: alias, byname, cognomen, epithet
Sentence: "she was a vast and haughty person who answered to the sobriquet ‘Duchesse’"

5.Skulduggery
Meaning: underhand, unscrupulous, or dishonest behaviour or activities.
Synonym: trickery, swindling, fraudulence
Sentence: "a firm that investigates commercial skulduggery"

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.Innocuous
Meaning-not likely to bother or offend anyone, causing no injury
Synonym-innocent, unobjectionable
Antonym -offensive, corrupting, noxious, harmful, degrading
Sentence-those innocuous lies we must tell every day if society is to remain civil.

7.Pretentious
Meaning-having or showing the unpleasant quality of people who want to be regarded as more impressive, successful, or important than they really are
Synonym-ostentatious
Antonym -unpretentious, honest, tasteful, modest, unpompous
Sentence-The houses in the neighborhood are large and pretentious.

8.Prerogative
Meaning-a right or privilege; especially : a special right or privilege that some people have
Synonym-fringe benefit, perquisite, perk, privilege, prerogative, exclusive right
Sentence-It's a writer's prerogative to decide the fate of her characters.

9.Paragon
Meaning- a person or thing that is perfect or excellent in some way and should be considered a model or example to be copied
Synonym-model, pattern, master-piece,idol, perfection.
Sentence-In Arthurian legend, Sir Galahad is depicted as the one knight who is a paragon of virtue.

10. parable
Meaning- a short story that teaches a moral or spiritual lesson; especially : one of the stories told by Jesus Christ and recorded in the Bible
Synonym- legend, fabrication, allegory, emblem,
Sentence-He told the children a parable about the importance of forgiveness


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