Welcome to Online English Section with explanation in AffairsCloud.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. Faze – हतोत्साह करना
Meaning – disturb or disconcert (someone).
Usage – she was not fazed by his show of anger.
2. Nuisance – बाधा
Meaning – a person or thing causing inconvenience or annoyance.
Synonyms – source of annoyance/irritation, annoyance, inconvenience, bore, bother, irritant, problem, difficulty, trouble, trial, burden; pest, plague, thorn in one’s side/flesh; informalpain, pain in the neck, pain in the backside, headache, hassle, bind, drag, aggravation, menace; informalnyaff.
Usage – it’s a nuisance having all those people clomping through the house.
3. Cognoscente – कला-मर्मज्ञ
Meaning – a connoisseur; a discerning expert.
Usage – the art historian as professional, expert, cognoscente, and aficionado.
4. Daub – लीपापोती
Meaning – carelessly coat or smear (a surface) with a thick or sticky substance.
Synonyms – bedaub, smear, plaster, bespatter, splash, stain, spatter, splatter, cake, cover thickly, smother, coat, deface; slap; literarybesmear, befoul, besmirch, begrime.
Usage – the walls were daubed with splashes of paint.
5. Stymie – गतिरोध
Meaning – prevent or hinder the progress of.
Synonyms – impede, interfere with, hamper, hinder, obstruct, inhibit, frustrate, thwart, foil, spoil, stall, shackle, fetter, stop, check, block, cripple, handicap, scotch; informalput paid to, put the kibosh on, snooker; informalscupper.
Usage – the changes must not be allowed to stymie new medical treatments.
6. Reinstate – पुनः स्थापित करना
Meaning – restore (someone or something) to their former position or state.
Synonyms – restore, return to a former position, return to power, put back, replace, bring back, reinstitute, reinstall, rehabilitate, re-establish.
Usage – the union threatened strike action if Owen was not reinstated.
7. Derisive – व्यंग्यात्मक
Meaning – expressing contempt or ridicule.
Synonyms – mocking, ridiculing, jeering, scoffing, jibing, pillorying, teasing, derisory, snide; disdainful, disparaging, denigratory, dismissive, slighting, detracting, contemptuous; sneering, scornful, taunting, insulting; caustic, scathing, sarcastic; satirical, lampooning; informalsnidey; informalsarky; rarecontumelious.
Usage – he gave a harsh, derisive laugh.
8. Mannish – अस्रीवत
Meaning – (of a woman) having an appearance and qualities that are typically associated with men and considered unbecoming in a woman.
Synonyms – manlike, masculine, unfeminine, unwomanly, unladylike, Amazonian.
Usage – a mannish, sadistic matron.
9. Tumble – गिरना
Meaning – fall suddenly, clumsily, or headlong.
Synonyms – fall (over), fall down, topple over, lose one’s footing, lose one’s balance, keel over, pitch over, take a spill, collapse, fall headlong, fall head over heels, fall end over end; trip, trip up, stumble; informalcome a cropper; datedmeasure one’s length.
Usage – she pitched forward, tumbling down the remaining stairs.
10. Shirker – कामचोर
Meaning – n a person who shirks his work or duty (especially one who tries to evade military service in wartime)
Synonyms – slacker Types: goldbrick.