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English Questions – Vocabulary For IBPS RRBs – Set 172

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Welcome to Online English Section with explanation in 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. Apropos – अनुरूप

Meaning – with reference to; concerning.

Synonyms – regarding, concerning, respecting, on the subject of, in the matter of, touching on, dealing with, connected with, in connection with, about, re; anent.

Usage – she remarked apropos of the initiative, ‘It’s not going to stop the abuse.

2. Aglow – दमकता हुआ

Meaning – glowing.

Usage – she was aglow with health

3. Shrike – एक प्रकार का पक्षी

Meaning – any of numerous usually largely gray or brownish oscine birds (family Laniidae) that have a hooked bill, feed chiefly on insects, and often impale their prey on thorns.

4. Barb – कंटिया

Meaning – a sharp projection near the end of an arrow, fish hook, or similar object, which is angled away from the main point so as to make extraction difficult.

Synonyms – spike, prong, point, projection, spur, thorn, needle, prickle, spine, quill, bristle, tine.

Usage – the barb on the hook cut his finger bad.

5. Parry – बचाव

Meaning – ward off (a weapon or attack) with a countermove.

Synonyms – ward off, fend off, stave off, turn aside; deflect, hold off, block, avert, counter, rebuff, repel, repulse.

Usage – Sharpe parried the blow.

6. Dudgeon – अपकार

Meaning – a feeling of offence or deep resentment.

Synonyms – indignantly, resentfully, angrily, furiously, wrathfully; in a temper, in indignation, in anger, with resentment, with displeasure, having taken offence, having taken umbrage; informalin a huff, in a lather, in a paddy.

Usage – the manager walked out in high dudgeon.

7. Defunct – मृत

Meaning – no longer existing or functioning.

Synonyms – disused, no longer in use, unused, inoperative, non-functioning, unusable, obsolete; no longer in existence, discontinued; extinct, fossilized.

Usage – the now defunct Somerset & Dorset railway line.

8. Collusion – मिलीभगत

Meaning – secret or illegal cooperation or conspiracy in order to deceive others.

Synonyms – conspiracy, connivance, complicity, intrigue, plotting, secret understanding, collaboration, scheming.

Usage – “there has been collusion between the security forces and paramilitary groups.

9. Ruffian – बदमाश

Meaning – a violent person, especially one involved in crime.

Synonyms – thug, scoundrel, villain, rogue, rascal, lout, hooligan, hoodlum, vandal, delinquent, rowdy, bully boy, bully, brute; larrikin; informaltough, bruiser, heavy, gorilla, yahoo; informalrough, yob, yobbo, bovver boy, lager lout, chav, hoodie; informalkeelie, ned; informalhood, goon.

Usage – she was set upon by a gang of young ruffians.

10. 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.

Usage – he gave a harsh, derisive laugh.