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

1. Henpecked

Meaning – (of a woman) continually criticize and order about (her husband or other male partner).
“henpecked husbands”

Usage – “he was a henpecked husband at the end of his tether”

Synonyms – browbeaten, downtrodden, bullied, dominated, nagged, subjugated, oppressed, repressed, intimidated, ground down, without a mind of one’s own, tied to someone’s apron strings, under someone’s heel; meek, timid, docile, cringing, cowering, abject; informalunder someone’s thumb, led by the nose, treated like dirt.

2. Decease

Meaning – a person’s death.

Usage – “he held the post until his untimely decease in 1991”

3. Domineer

Meaning – assert one’s will over another in an arrogant way.

Usage – “Cathy had been a martyr to her gruff, domineering husband”

Synonyms – browbeat, bully, intimidate, pressurize, menace, hector, boss (about/around), push around/about, order about/around, give orders to, lord it over, tyrannize, terrorize, persecute, oppress.

4. Reign

Meaning – hold royal office; rule as monarch.

Usage – “Queen Elizabeth reigns over the UK”

Synonyms – be king/queen, be monarch, be sovereign, sit on the throne, occupy the throne, wear the crown, wield the sceptre, hold sway, rule, govern.

5. Bridle

Meaning – show one’s resentment or anger, especially by throwing up one’s head and drawing in one’s chin.

Usage – “she bridled at his tone”

Synonyms – bristle, be/become indignant, take offence, take umbrage, be affronted, be offended.

6. Canvass

Meaning – solicit votes from (electors or members).

Usage – “in each ward, two workers canvassed some 2,000 voters”

Synonyms – campaign, electioneer, solicit votes, drum up support; stump; informaldoorstep.

7. Beatific

Meaning – feeling or expressing blissful happiness.

Usage – “a beatific smile”

Synonyms – rapturous, joyful, ecstatic, seraphic, blissful, serene, happy, beaming, glad.

8. Sensuous

Meaning – relating to or affecting the senses rather than the intellect.

Usage – “the work showed a deliberate disregard of the more sensuous and immediately appealing aspects of painting”

Synonyms – aesthetically pleasing, aesthetic, pleasurable, gratifying, rich, sumptuous, luxurious; affective; sensory, sensorial.

9. Rapt

Meaning – completely fascinated or absorbed by what one is seeing or hearing.

Usage – “a rapt teenage audience”

Synonyms – fascinated, enthralled, spellbound, captivated, riveted, gripped, mesmerized, enchanted, entranced, charmed, bewitched, transported, enraptured; thrilled, ecstatic, rapturous.

10. Rein

Meaning – check or guide (a horse) by pulling on its reins.

Usage – “he reined in his horse and waited”