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SSC CGL ENGLISH

SSC CGL ENGLISH

Candidates preparing SSC CGL English Vocabulary for SSC Graduate Level, RBI assistant exam, RBI Grade-B exam, LIC AAO, LIC ADO exam CPO SI, Uttarakhand SI, Railway, UPSC, PCS exams and other state level competitive exams must understand and learn SSC CGL English Vocabulary already asked in the exams as there is a huge probability of repetition of such English Vocabulary questions again and again in the upcoming competitive exams. So it’s always advisable to keep brushing your knowledge besides gaining the new found one!

For your convenience we have come up with the series of collection of important English Vocabulary which can be asked in the upcoming Staff selection Commission SSC exams and other competitive exams. Just learn them and remain tension free…

SSC CGL ENGLISH VOCABULARY-IV

  • Abeyance; suspended action
  • Abysmal: Bottomless, extreme
  • Aloof: Reserved, indifferent
  • Bellicose-belligerent, pugnacious, warlike
  • Benevolence-wish or activity in doing good
  • Blithe: Cheerful, casual, carefree
  • Boisterous: Loud, noisy, rough, lacking restraint
  • Cite: Give as an example
  • Cogitate: Think deeply, mediate
  • Coherent: Sticking together
  • Decree: Order given by authority
  • Denigrate: Blacken, belittle, sully, defame
  • Deter: Discourage, hinder
  • Egress: Way out, exit
  • Eloquence: Fluent speaking; skillful use of language
  • Endemic: Prevailing in a specific area
  • Fallacy: False or mistaken belief
  • Flout: Reject, mock, to go against
  • Foil: Prevent from carrying out; contrast
  • Grave: Serious, requiring consideration
  • Grievance: Cause for complaint or protest
  • Harangue: a long, passionate speech
  • Hoax: Mischievous trick
  • Hoodwink: To deceive.
  • Immaculate: Pure, faultless
  • Imminent: Likely to come or happen soon
  • Impecunious: Having little or no money
  • Jabber: Talk excitedly; utter rapidly
  • Lament: Show, feel great sorrow
  • Loquacious: Talkative, garrulous
  • Lull: Become quiet or less active
  • Malign: Injurious, speak ill of somebody
  • Manacle: Chains for the hands or feet
  • Mercurial: Quick, changeable in character, fleeting
  • Mesmerize: Hypnotize

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IDIOMS AND PHRASES-III

IDIOMS AND PHRASES-III

Candidates preparing Idioms and Phrases for SSC Graduate Level, CPO SI, Uttarakhand SI, Railway, UPSC, PCS exams and other state level competitive exams must understand and learn Idioms and Phrases already asked in the exams as there is a huge probability of repetition of such Idioms and Phrases questions again and again in the upcoming competitive exams. So it’s always advisable to keep brushing your knowledge besides gaining the new found one!

For your convenience we have come up with the series of collection of important Idioms and Phrases which can be asked in the upcoming Staff selection Commission SSC exams and other competitive exams. Just go through them and remain tension free…

IDIOMS AND PHRASES-III

1) At arm’s length :-To keep at a distance

Example: He is a thorough crook, so keep him at arm’s length

2) At daggers drawn :-To be sworn enemies

Example: Ram and Sham are at daggers drawn over a small piece of land.

3) At one’s wits end :-Confused; not knowing what to do

Example: He was at his wits end when he heard of the income-tax raid on his firm

4) Alpha and omega :-The beginning and the end

Example: The alpha and omega of Gandhi’s life was truth and non-violence.

5) To hit below the belt. :-Unfair act

Example: Spreading a false rumour about someone is hitting below the belt.

6) A bolt from the blue   :-Something unexpected

Example: The news of his father’s death came to us like a bolt from the blue

7) By hook or by crook :-By all means — fair or foul

Example: The aim of the majority of the students is to pass an examination by hook or by crook.

8) A bird’s eye view :-A general view or study

Example: This pamphlet gives a bird’s eye view of the ethnic problem in Sri Lanka

9) A dark horse :-A person of hidden qualities

Example: Our new Principal is a dark horse. No one thought that he was so capable.

10) Sword of Damocles :-An impending danger

Example: The possibility of a third world war is hanging over our heads like a sword of Damocles

11) Gift of the gab :-Fluency of speech

Example: A person without the gift of the gab cannot be a successful teacher

12) To keep abreast of :-To be in touch with

Example: Read the newspapers if you want to keep abreast of the times.

13) The long and the short :-The main point

Example: The long and the short of the report is that the clerk is at fault

14) A stumbling block :-An obstacle

Example: If a person is determined to do something, he can uproot any stumbling block on his way

15) A bone of contention :-A source of quarrel

Example: Kashmir is a bone of contention between India and Pakistan.

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IDIOMS AND PHRASES-II

IDIOMS AND PHRASES-II

Candidates preparing Idioms and Phrases for SSC Graduate Level, CPO SI, Uttarakhand SI, Railway, UPSC, PCS exams and other state level competitive exams must understand and learn Idioms and Phrases already asked in the exams as there is a huge probability of repetition of such Idioms and Phrases questions again and again in the upcoming competitive exams. So it’s always advisable to keep brushing your knowledge besides gaining the new found one!

For your convenience we have come up with the series of collection of important Idioms and Phrases which can be asked in the upcoming Staff selection Commission SSC exams and other competitive exams. Just go through them and remain tension free…

IDIOMS AND PHRASES-II

  • All and sundry :-Everything without exception

Example: All and sundry were full of praise for him.

  • At sixes and sevens :-In a disordered manner

Example: In a writer’s room, the books always remain at sixes and sevens.

  • Alpha and omega :-The beginning and the end

Example: The alpha and omega of Gandhi’s life was truth and non-violence.

  • To build castles in the air :-To make imaginary schemes

Example: Those who simply build castles in the air hardly achieve anything worth-while in life.

  • By hook or by crook :-By all means — fair or foul

Example: The aim of the majority of the students is to pass an examination by hook or by crook.

  • A dark horse :-A person of hidden qualities

Example: Our new Principal is a dark horse. No one thought that he was so capable.

  • Gift of the gab :-Fluency of speech

Example: A person without the gift of the gab cannot be a successful teacher

  • Kith and kin :-Friends and relations

Example: All my kith and kin left me in the lurch in my predicament.

  • A bone of contention :-A source of quarrel

Example: Kashmir is a bone of contention between India and Pakistan.

  • By leaps and bounds :-Rapid growth

Example: The company is growing by leaps and bounds.

  • To turn the corner :-To pass the crisis

Example: The company was doing badly until they obtained the government contract, but then they turned the corner and prospered.

  • Hard and fast rules :-Rigid rules

Example: There are hard and fast rules about punctuality in my firm; I dare not be late.

  • To end in smoke :-To end in failure

Example: For all his expensive promotion, his business venture ended in smoke

  • Let bygones be bygones :-To forget the past, especially after a quarrel

Example: The two enemies agreed to let bygones be bygones and become friends.

  • To cut a sorry figure :-To make a poor show

Example: Abraham Lincoln cut a sorry figure when he made his maiden speech.

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IDIOMS AND PHRASES

IDIOMS AND PHRASES

Candidates preparing Idioms and Phrases for SSC Graduate Level, CPO SI, Uttarakhand SI, Railway, UPSC, PCS exams and other state level competitive exams must understand and learn Idioms and Phrases already asked in the exams as there is a huge probability of repetition of such Idioms and Phrases questions again and again in the upcoming competitive exams. So it’s always advisable to keep brushing your knowledge besides gaining the new found one!

For your convenience we have come up with the series of collection of important Idioms and Phrases which can be asked in the upcoming Staff selection Commission SSC exams and other competitive exams. Just go through them and remain tension free…

IDIOMS AND PHRASES

  • A bull in a china shop:-A misfit

Example – He was basically a teacher. When he was asked to work as an administrator, he proved to be a bull in a china shop.

  • To eat humble pie:-To apologise in a humble manner

Example -If I place the facts before you, you shall have to eat humble pie.

  • Once in a blue moon:-Very rarely

Example -Anita comes to see us once in a blue moon.

  • From pillar to post:-From one person to another

Example -He moved from pillar to post for his son’s admission to the public school but in vain.

  • Bury the hatchet:-Make peace after a quarrel

Example -After a compromise, they decided to bury the hatchet and become friends again.

  • A cock and bull story:-An improbable excuse

 

Example -When asked why he was late, the boy made up a cock and bull story which nobody believed.

  • To call a spade a spade:-To be frank and truthful

 

Example -I believe in calling a spade a spade even if the heavens fall.

 

  • A cold fish:-A person devoid of emotions

 

Example -It is no use making a sentimental appeal to that man. He is a cold fish

  • To turn over a new leaf:-To reform oneself

 

Example -After Rajesh was sacked for drinking, he turned over a new leaf and became a teetotaller.

 

  • To make a clean breast of it:-To confess a wrong doing

 

Example -The boy made a clean breast of it and told his father that he had smashed the window.

 

  • Harp on the same string:-Dwell on the same subject repetitively

 

Example -He is a bore, he always harp on the same string.

 

  • A wild goose chase:-A useless and foolish search

 

Example -Your efforts to find a solution to your son’s problems are nothing short of a wild goose chase.

 

  • A man of straw:-A man of no substance; a symbolic representative of power or office

 

Example -The new managing director is so much under the chairman’s thumb that he is a man of straw.

 

  • To keep one’s fingers crossed:-To hope fervently

 

Example -Although I was doubtful, I kept my fingers crossed in the hope that I would pass the exam.

 

  • The pros and cons:-The arguments for and against a proposition

 

Example -They argued the pros and cons before accepting the assignment.

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