Easy Way to Learn English Vocabulary for SSC Exams 2021: Check here Easy Steps!

By Ashwini Shivhare|Updated : October 23rd, 2021

English Vocabulary for SSC Exams 2021: There is one question that always clicks in student's minds during the preparation phase i.e., Will I be able to recall all the vocabulary words during the exam time? This is nothing but a Phobia of English. English Phobia influences students and their communicative language. It reflects on their communicative skills & results as well. To help you overcome the phobia & learn new words in a systematic way, we are going to list down some easy ways to learn vocab & memorize words based on a common theme.

This article would be very important for upcoming SSC Exams like SSC CGL Tier 2, SSC MTS 2020-21, SSC GD Constable 2021, etc. 

Easy Way to Learn English Vocabulary for SSC Exams 2021

Let us start by understanding some basics:

Roots in the English language are made up of four parts. These are -


If you learn these roots, you can figure out the meaning of hundreds of English language words without even knowing their exact meaning. Yes, you read it right!! 

The first question arises here is what is root?

A root is the part of the word which gives instructions to a word. Now, how many parts is a word made of? A word is made up of three parts. For ex- subtracted

                                Sub (prefix) --------tract (root) ---------- ed (suffix)

Note: PREFIX---a word, letter or number placed before another.

SUFFIX---a letter or a group of letters added to the end of a word to change its meaning.


ROOT -  CIDE means Killing or murder or cutting

With the help of this root, you can get the meaning of several other English words. Such as,

  • SUICIDE----killing oneself
  • MATRICIDE----killing one’s mother
  • PATRICIDE----killing one’s father
  • FRATRICIDE----killing one’s own brother
  • INFANTICIDE----killing a newborn
  • FOETICIDE----killing an unborn child
  • INSECTICIDES----chemicals which are used for killing insects
  • PESTICIDES----chemicals which are used for killing pests
  • HOMICIDE----killing a human being


ROOT ----Pater or Patri   means father or fatherhood or relating to fathers or father land

Other Words -

  • PATRIARCHY----A system (a family/ society) which is run by the male head (father) of the family.
  • PATRIOT----One who loves his nation (the word actually originated from Germany where they call their nation as fatherland instead of motherland).
  • COMPATRIOT----People who belong to the same nation and live together.
  • EXPATRIATE----People who share the same origin but are living in some other nation.
  • PATERNITY----Fatherhood
  • PATERNAL----related to father


Consider APO or APHO as a ROOT means away, off, separate, without, absent, loss, regret, lack.

Other words:

  • APHOBIA----Fearlessness, a lack of fear.
  • APHONIC---- having no voice or sound; mute.
  • APHONOUS---- Without a voice, voiceless.
  • APHORISM---- a short expression of a general truth.
  • APOLOGETIC---- expressing or showing regretful acknowledgment of an offence or failure.
  • APOLOGETICISM---- An instance use of an expression of regret.
  • APOLOGIAN---- one who regrets.
  • APOGEOTROPIC---- Bending away from the ground.
  • APOSTROPHE---- address to an absent or imaginary person


ROOT ----CAUST or CAUT means to burn, caution, careful

Other English words:

  • CAUTEL---- caution
  • CAUTELOUS---- careful
  • CAUTERANT---- an instrument or substance used to destroy tissue for medical reasons by burning it with a hot iron or an electric current or a caustic or by freezing it.
  • CAUSTIC---- any chemical substance that burns or destroys living tissue
  • CAUSTICITY---- The quality of being physically caustic, burning, corrosive.
  • CAUSTICIZATION---- The act of making something burn (caustic).
  • CAUSTICALLY---- burnt in a vitriolic manner
  • CAUTERIZE----to burn with a hot instrument.
  • HOLOCAUST----total devastation, especially by fire.



Other words:

  • BELLIC----warlike
  • BELLICISM---- The policy or practice of resorting to war even when it is not necessary and is avoidable.
  • BELLICIST---- Adherent of bellicism, an advocate of war, one who is war-centered or war-oriented.
  • BELLICOSE---- having or showing a ready disposition to fight
  • BELLIGERENT----hostile ready to fight
  • BELLICOSITY---- a natural disposition to fight
  • BELLIGERATI---- Literary people, authors — literati — who promote wars of aggression.
  • BELLIGERENCY---- aggressive or warlike behaviour.
  • REBEL----person who opposes and fights
  • REBELLIOUS---- resisting control or authority
  • REBELLER---- One who rebels or opposes



Other words:

  • AMOR---- god of love
  • AMORET---- A love knot, love token, or love song.
  • AMORALLY---- without regard for morality
  • AMORETTE---- A petty love affair.
  • AMORIST---- one dedicated to love and lovemaking especially one who writes about love
  • AMORISTIC---- of or pertaining to romantic love
  • AMOROUS---- inclined toward or displaying love
  • AMITY----friendly and peaceful relations
  • AMIABLE----friendly, pleasant, lovable
  • AMIABLENESS---- a disposition to be friendly and approachable (easy to talk to)
  • AMOROUSNESS---- a feeling of love or fondness

Vocabulary Books for SSC Exams 2021

Here are some of the books to prepare vocabulary words for SSC Exams

Name of the BookPublication/Author
Word Power Made EasyNorman Lewis
Black Books of English VocabularyNikhil Gupta
From Plinth to ParamountNeetu Singh

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All The Best !!!



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  • Around 3 - 4 Vocabulary questions are asked in SSC Exams.

  • Vocabulary questions in SSC Exams are asked based on Antonyms and Synonyms, One word substitution, Idioms and phrases etc.

  • Students must revise regularly vocabulary words and practice previous years papers questions of SSC Exams,

  • Word Power made easy and Objective general English are some books to prepare vocabulary for SSC Exams.

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