Ssc aspirants Prakasheen4u welcome you all..
First of all I am going to tell you that Ssc exam contains 4 sections-
Here I am going to discuss few topics that is common and very important for the exam point of view-
Simplication tricks to make calculation fast-
Memorise table from 1 to 30.
Squares upto 50,
Cubes from 1 to 25,
Break addition into parts to make calculation easier and error free ex. 45+67=(40+60)+(7+5), for fraction addition ex. 1 1/2+3 1/2=(1+3) +(1/2+ 1/2)
Multiplication also do it part wise.
Percentage effective use at diff places-
1/2=50%, 1/3=33.33%, 1/4=25%, 1/5=20%, 1/6=16.66%, 1/7=14.7%, 1/8=12.5%, 1/9=11.11%, 1/10=10%, 1/11=9.09%, 1/12=, 2/5=40%, 3/4=75%.
Use % thoughts effectively ex. 10% of 25 = 25% of 10, 355% of 500= 500% of 355, suppose 2/5 of 100= twice the 5th part of 100.
Word Meanings for Ssc..
Amnesia- Loss of memory power
Abolish- Destroy, eradicate
abstruse- Puzzling, complex
Alien- Foriegn, strange
Anarchy- Chaos, disorder
Alturistic- Unselfish, philanthropic
Ambiguous- Vague, dubious
Allegiance- Obedience, loyalty
Affirm- Accept, endorse
Apathy- Indifference, insensibility
Anomalous- Irregular, Abnormal
Brisk- Active, lively
Brisket- Breast of an animal
Brittle- Easily broken
Bask- To make warm by genial heat.
Beatify- To make supremely happy.
Broach- Bring up, announce, begin to talk about
Brook- To tolerate, endure buoyant-able to float; light-hearted
Burgeon- Grow forth, send out buds burnish-to polish, rub to a shine
Bust- Run out of money
Bedaub- To smear over, as with something oily or sticky.
Churl- Bad-tempered person
Cite- Give as an example
Coalescing- Coming together and uniting into one substance
Coax- Get smb to do smth by kindness
Coddle- Treat with care and tenderness
Centurion- Leader of a unit of 100 soldiers
Collusion- Secret agreement for a deceitful purpose
Combustion- Process of burning
Condense- Increase in density, strength, make laconic
Chastisement- Punishment chauvinist-a blindly devoted patriot
Chisel- Steel tool for shaping materials
Coerce- Compel, to force to make obedient
Coeval- Of the same period, coexisting
Cogent- Strong, convincing
Clamor- Shout, complain with a lot of noise
Comply- Act in accordance
Cling to- Resist separation
Comply- Act in accordance
Compound- Mix or combine
Clot- Half-solid lump formed from liquid
Cloture- Closing, device (in Parliament) to end a debate by voting
Cogitate- Think deeply, mediate cognition-knowing, awareness (emotionless) Cognizant- Being fully aware of
Cleanse- Make pure, thoroughly clean
Caustic- Biting, sarcastic
Censure- Expression of blame or disapproval; a rebuke
Census- Official counting of the population
Complaisance- Tending to comply, obliging, willingness to please
Chary- Cautious, wary chastened-corrected, punished
Commendable- Worthy of praise
Commingle- Mingle together
Coherent- Sticking together
Conciliatory- Reconciling, soothing, comforting, mollifying
Concord- Agreement or harmony concur-agree in opinion, happen together
Connoisseur- a person with good judgement
Connotation- Suggestion in addition to
Constrict- Make tight or smaller
Consume- Get to the end of
Comprise- Be composed of compunction-feeling of regret for one’s action
Commemorate- Keep the memory of
Colander- Bowl-shaped vessel with many holes used to drain off water Collaborate- work in partnership
Congeal- Make or become stiff and solid
Conjoin- To join together
Contemn- To scorn or despise
Commuter- Person who travels regularly complacently-with self-satisfaction Conceal- Hide, keep secret
Conceit- Over-high opinion of, too much pride
Consent- Give agreement or permission
Consequential- Pompous, self important
Consolation- Consoling or being consoled console-give comfort, dismay
Contentious- Argumentative, pugnacious
Deter- Discourage, hinder
Detraction- Slandering, verbal attack, aspersion
Deviance- Being different in moral standards (from normal)
Dexterity- Skill (esp. In handling)
Dexterous- Clever, skillful with hands
Deprave- Make morally bad; corrupt
Deprecate- Protest against, express disapproval of
Dereliction- Deserting and leaving to fall into ruins
Derision- Ridicule, mockery, deriding
Derivative- Derived, not original or primitive
Derivative- Unoriginal, tending to damage
Descry- Catch sight of
Desiccate- To dry up, dehydrate
Desultory- Aimless, haphazard, digressing at random
Diaphanous- Transparent, gauzy
Diatribe- Bitter and violent attack in words
Diffident- Lacking in self-confidence
Dilate- Speak comprehensively, become wider, large
Dilatory- Causing delay, procrastinating
Disabuse- To undeceive, correct a false impression
Discredit- Refuse to believe
Disdain- Look on with contempt
Distribute (esp. Ideas)
Dissent- Have a different opinion, refuse to assent
Dissipation- Going away, dispersing
Disallow- Refuse to allow or accept as a correct
Discern- See with an effort but clearly
Disingenuous- Sophisticated, artful, trying to deceive, cunning
Disinter- Dig up from the earth
Dislodge- Move, force from the place occupied
Dismal- Sad, gloomy, miserable
Disparate- Essentially different
Dispassionate- Free from passion
Dissolution- Disintegration, looseness in morals
Diverse- Of different kinds
Indulge- Gratify, give way to, satisfy; allow oneself
Indulgent- Inclined to indulge
Ineffable- To great to be described in words
Ineluctable- Certain, inevitable
Infertile- Not fertile, barren inflame-become red, angry
Inflammatory- Tending to inflame
Infuriate- Fill with fury or rage
Insouciant- Unconcerned, carefree
Insularity- Narrow-mindedness, isolated
Insurrection- Rising of people to open resistance to
Inherent- Existing as a natural part
Infuse- Put, pour, fill
Ingenuous- Naive, young, artless, frank, honest, sincere
Ingest- Take in by swallowing
Insinuate- Suggest unpleasantly
Inimical- Harmful or friendly
Inimitable- Defying imitation, unmatchable
Innocuous- Causing no harm
Inscrutable- Incapable of being discovered or understood
Insensible- Unconscious, unresponsive, unaffected
Inhibit- Hinder, restrain
Insipid- Without taste or flavor
Jocular- Meant as a joke
Jibe- Gibe, make fun of
Lugubrious: Mournful, excessively sad
Lull- Become quiet or less active
Luminary- Star, light-giving body
Lustrous- Being bright, polished
Legacy- Something handed down from ancestors
Limn- Paint, portray
Limp- Lacking strength, walking unevenly
Lithe- Bending, twisting
Loll- Rest, to sit or stand in a lazy way; hang (dog’s tongue)
Libel- Statement that damages reputation
Lachrymose- Given to shedding tears.
Loquacious- Talkative, garrulous
Lubricant- Substance that makes work easier
Liberality- Free giving; generosity
Libertine- Immoral person
Lien- Legal claim until a debt on it is repaid
Lubricate- Put oil to make work easily
Lubricious- Lewd, wanton, greasy, slippery
Lucubrate- Write in scholarly fashion
Lassitude- Lack of vitality or energy.
Morbid- Diseased, unhealthy
Morose- Ill-tempered, unsocial
Mortuary- Place where dead bodies are taken to be kept until burial Multifarious- Varied, motley, greatly diversified
Mundane- Worldly as opposed to spiritual, commonplace, everyday
Myriad- Very great number
Malaise- A condition of uneasiness or ill-being.
Maudlin- Foolishly and tearfully affectionate.
Mawkish- Sickening or insipid.
Mellifluous- Sweetly or smoothly flowing.
Malevolence- Ill will.
Malign- To speak evil of, especially to do so falsely and severely. Malleable- Pliant.
Massacre- The unnecessary and indiscriminate killing of human beings.
Malcontent- One who is dissatisfied with the existing state of affairs. Mollify- Make calmer or quieter
Molt- lose hair, feathers before new growing
Reproach- Scold, upbraid
Regicide- Crime of killing a king
Reiterate- Say or do again several times
Requite- Repay, give in return
Reluctant- Unwilling or disinclined
Rejuvenation- Becoming young in nature or appearance
Relapse- Fall back again
Renovate- Restore something to better condition
Renowned- Celebrated, famous
Resigned- Unresisting, submissive
Resilience- Quality of quickly recovering the original shape
Resolve- Determine resort to: Frequently visit
Rent- Regular payment for the use of something, division or split
Remonstrate- To protest, object
Render- Deliver, provide, represent
Relinquish- Give up
Reprobate- Person hardened in sin; one devoid of decency
Repudiate- Disown, refuse to accept or pay
Repulsive- Causing a feeling of disgust
Idiom and Phrases for Ssc..
A piece of cake- An easy task/job
Burn the midnight oil- Work or labour late into the night
Once in a blue moon- Once in a while, infrequently
A green horn- Inexperienced
A man of straw- A weak person
A penny saved is a penny earned- By not spending money, you are saving
money (little by little)
A baker’s dozen- Thirteen
A fool’s errand- A useless undertaking
A picture paints a thousand words- A visual presentation is far more
descriptive than words
A wolf in sheep’s clothing- A dangerous person pretending harmless
Above board- Fair and honest
Actions speak louder than words- It’s better to actually do something than
hust talk about it
All in all- Considering everything
An axe to grind- To have a dispute with someone
At last- Finally, after a long time
Back and forth- In a backward and forward motion
Bag and baggage- With all goods
Bird’s eye view- General view
Bite your tongue- To avoid talking
Black and white- In writing
By fits and starts- Irregularly
By leaps and bound- Speedily
By far- By a great margin, clearly
By the way- Incidentally
By the skin of one’s teeth- Only just
Chew someone out- Verbally scold someone
Cats and bull story- Untrue story
French leave- Absence without permission
Foar in the mouth- To be furious
Fits and stars- Irregularly
Feather one’s own nest Make money unfairly
Fool’s paradise- False sense of happiness
Fall back- To Recede; To Retreat
Fall down- From a higher position to a lower one
Fall off- To Withdraw; To Drop Off
Fall under- To come under
In cold blood- Deliberately and without emotion
In hot water- In trouble
In high spirits- Very happy
In the long run- Eventually, Ultimately
It’s Greek to me- Something that is not understandable
Intends and purposes- Practically
It takes two to tango- Actions or communications need more than one person
Icing on the cake- Something that turns good into great
Moot point- A debatable point
Neck out Invite- Trouble unnecessarily
Skating on thin ice- Do or say something risky
Show a clean pair of heals- Run away
Sitting on the fence- Hesitate between two decisions
Spread like wild fire- Spread quickly
Smell a rat- Suspect something foul
Stick to one’s guns- Remain faithful to the cause
Something up one’s sleeve- A secret plan
Spill the beans- To disclose a secret
To be in abeyance- In suspense
To hit the nail on the head- To guess right
To pull one’s socks up- To try hard
To make the grade- To come out successful
To hold a brief for- To defend someone
To cut the Gordian knot- to be victorious
To make a shot- To make a guess
To ride hell for leather- To ride with furious speed
To be at daggers drawn- To be bitter enemy
To spell the beans- To reveal secret information
To get cold feet- To be afraid
To draw bead upon- To take aim at
To turn the cover- To pass the crisis
To oil the knocker- To tip the office boy
One word substitution for Ssc..
Abattoir : Place where animals are killed for food.
Accesssible : Which can be approached.
Advertisement : A public notice offering or asking for goods, services, etc.
Afforestation : The act of forestation by planting many trees.
Aggressor : One who commits the first act of attack, offence and hostility
Anarchist : One who wishes to all established government, laws and order.
Alimony : Allowance fixed after divorce to a wife
Alliteration : Commencement of adjacent words with the same letter
Altruist : A lover of One’s own self.
Amphibian : Animal which live both in sea of on land.
Amnesia : Partial or total loss memory.
Avaricious : One who is greedy.
Bay : A Part of sea
Benefactor : One who gives financial help to a school.
Biography : Life History of a person written by someone else.
Bigamy : Have two husband or two wifes at a time
Bachelorhood : State of being Unmarried.
Bankrupt : One who can not pay the debt.
Beach : A stretch of sand / stones along the edge of the sea.
Belligerents : Nation engaged in war.
Bellicose : A person who is fond of fighting.
Belligerents : Nation engaged in war.
Bibliophile : One who loves to collect books.
Cartographer : A person who draws maps and charts.
Cartography : Art of map making.
Casino : A place where gambling is practice.
Cataclysm : Sudden and violent change.
Catalogue : List of books and articles.
Celibate : One who has taken a vow not to have sex.
Cemetery : The place for corpses to be buried.
Centenary : Hundredth Anniversary .
Crusade : A war of religions
Centipede : An insects with many legs.
Cynosure : A centre of attraction .
Centrifugal, Centripetal : Anything tending to move towards centre.
Convalescence : period of gradual recovery of health after illness
Chronological : According to sequence of time.
Contemporary : A person born or living at the same time as another.
Circumstantial : Clues available at a scene.
Congregation : Gathering of worshippers.
Circumlocution : A roundabout way of expression.
Condolence : Expression of sympathy
Claustrophobia : An extreme fear of being in a small confined place.
Coronation : Ceremony of crowning a king
Cloakroom : The place for luggage at a railway station.
Coerce : Compel to a course of action.
Dictatorship : Government carried on by an absolute ruler.
Democracy : A government by the people, of the people and for the people.
Diplomacy : The skill and policy of a country statesman and politicians.
Dermatology: The medical study of the skin and its diseases.
Discrepancy : Difference between two things that should be the same.
Digestible : That can be digested.
Dissimulate : To hide or disguise.
Dynasty : Succession of rulers belonging to one family.
Dittograph : A letter or word repeated unintentionally in writing and copying.
Diurnal : Of the daytime.
Dwarf : A person, plant or animal who is below the usual size.
Despondancy : Loss of complete hope.
Divisible : That which can be divided.
Drawn : A game or battle in which no party gains victory.
Dipsomania : A strong desire to take liquor.
Detrimental : Causing harm or damage.