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

1. Recluse

Meaning – a person who lives a solitary life and tends to avoid other people.

Usage – “she has turned into a virtual recluse”

Synonyms – hermit, ascetic; monk, nun; marabout, santon; rareeremite, anchorite, anchoress, stylite, cenobite.

2. Eruption

Meaning – an act or instance of erupting.

Usage – “the eruption of Vesuvius”

Synonyms – discharge, venting, ejection, emission, explosion.

3. Honorary

Meaning – conferred as an honour, without the usual requirements or functions.

Usage – “an honorary doctorate”

Synonyms – titular, nominal, in name only, in title only, unofficial, token, so-called; honoris causa, ex officio.

4. Coquette

Meaning – a flirtatious woman.

Usage – “her transformation from an ice maiden warrior into a winsome coquette”

5. Heretic

Meaning – a person believing in or practising religious heresy.

Usage – “he was condemned as a heretic and executed at the stake

Synonyms – dissident, dissenter, nonconformist, unorthodox thinker, heterodox thinker, apostate, freethinker, iconoclast, schismatic, renegade; sceptic, agnostic, atheist, non-theist, non-believer, unbeliever, idolater, idolatress, pagan, heathen; separatist, sectarian, revisionist; raretergiversator, recreant, recusant, nullifidian.

6. Cannibal

Meaning – a person who eats the flesh of other human beings.

Usage – “cannibal tribes”

Synonyms – man-eater, people-eater; rareanthropophagite, anthropophagist.

7. Illiterate

Meaning – unable to read or write.

Usage – “his parents were illiterate”

Synonyms – unable to read or write, unlettered, analphabetic, functionally illiterate

8. Cynosure

Meaning – a person or thing that is the centre of attention or admiration.

Usage – “Kirk was the cynosure of all eyes”

9. Pacifist

Meaning – a person who believes that war and violence are unjustifiable.

Usage – “she was a committed pacifist all her life”

Synonyms – peace-lover, conscientious objector, passive resister, peacemaker, peace-monger, appeaser, pacifier; informaldove, peacenik; informalconchie; raresatyagrahi.

10. Fugitive

Meaning – a person who has escaped from captivity or is in hiding.

synonyms: Usage – “fugitives from justice”

Synonyms – escapee, escaper, runaway, deserter, refugee, renegade, absconder; archaicrunagate.