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English Questions – Vocabulary For IBPS PO – Set 160

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Welcome to Online English Section with explanation inAffairsCloud.com. Here we are providing some difficult words from editorials, which is important for IBPS PO/CLERK/LIC AAO/RRB & SSC CGL EXAM and other !!!

1. Protean – बहुरूपिया

Meaning – tending or able to change frequently or easily.

Synonyms – ever-changing, variable, changeable, mutable, kaleidoscopic, erratic, quicksilver, inconstant, inconsistent, unstable, unsteady, shifting, uneven, unsettled, fluctuating, chameleon-like, chameleonic; fluid, wavering, vacillating, mercurial, volatile, unpredictable, wayward, unreliable, undependable; technicallabile.

Usage – it is difficult to comprehend the whole of this protean subject.

2. Myopic – कमबीन

Meaning – short-sighted.

Synonyms – short-sighted; nearsighted; informalas blind as a bat; archaicpurblind.

Usage – most myopic children can be fitted with glasses to correct their vision.

3. Cursory – सतही

Meaning – hasty and therefore not thorough or detailed.

Synonyms – perfunctory, desultory, casual, superficial, token, uninterested, half-hearted, inattentive, unthinking, offhand, mechanical, automatic, routine; hasty, quick, hurried, rapid, brief, passing, fleeting, summary, sketchy, careless, slapdash.

Usage – a cursory glance at the figures.

4. Sobriety – संयम

Meaning – the state of being sober.

Synonyms – soberness, clear-headedness; abstinence, teetotalism, non-indulgence; abstemiousness, temperance, moderation, moderateness.

Usage – the price of beer compelled me to maintain a certain level of sobriety.

5. Appalling – भय उत्पन्न करनेवाला

Meaning – causing shock or dismay; horrific.

Synonyms – shocking, horrific, horrifying, horrible, terrible, awful, dreadful, ghastly, hideous, horrendous, frightful, atrocious, abominable, abhorrent, outrageous, hateful, loathsome, odious, gruesome, grisly, monstrous, nightmarish, heinous, harrowing, dire, vile, shameful, unspeakable, unforgivable, unpardonable; abject; disgusting, revolting, repellent, repulsive, repugnant, sickening, nauseating.

Usage – the cat suffered appalling injuries during the attack.

6. Slave – दास

Meaning – (especially in the past) a person who is the legal property of another and is forced to obey them.

Synonyms – bondsman, bondswoman, bondservant, bondslave, serf, vassal, thrall; historicalhelot, odalisque, blackbird, hierodule.

Usage – he killed the natives or turned them into slaves.

7. Crooked – कुटिल

Meaning – bent or twisted out of shape or out of place.

Synonyms – bent, curved, twisted, contorted, warped, angled, bowed, hooked.

Usage – his teeth were yellow and crooked.

8. Stingy – कंजूस

Meaning – mean; ungenerous.

Synonyms – mean, miserly, parsimonious, niggardly, close-fisted, penny-pinching, cheese-paring, penurious, Scrooge-like, ungenerous, illiberal, close; informalmingy, tight, tight-fisted; informalcheap; vulgar slangtight-arsed; archaicnear.

Usage – his boss is stingy and idle.

9. Grieve – शोक

Meaning – feel intense sorrow.

Synonyms – mourn, lament, be mournful, be sorrowful, sorrow, be sad, be miserable; cry, sob, weep, shed tears, keen, weep and wail, beat one’s breast; suffer, ache, be in anguish, be distressed, be in distress, eat one’s heart out.

Usage – she grieved for her father.

10. Divulge – प्रकाशित करना

Meaning – make known (private or sensitive information).

Synonyms – disclose, reveal, make known, tell, impart, communicate, pass on, publish, broadcast, proclaim, promulgate, declare; expose, uncover, make public, go public with, bring into the open, give away, let slip, let drop, blurt out, leak, confess, betray, admit, come out with; informalspill the beans about, let the cat out of the bag about, let on about, tell all about, blow the lid off, squeal about; informalblow the gaff on; archaicdiscover, unbosom.

Usage – I am too much of a gentleman to divulge her age.