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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. Quirk – मोड़

Meaning – a peculiar aspect of a person’s character or behaviour.

Usage – “they accepted her attitude as one of her little quirks”

Synonyms – idiosyncrasy, peculiarity, oddity, eccentricity, foible, whim, whimsy, notion, conceit, vagary, caprice, fancy, kink, crotchet, mannerism, habit, characteristic, trait, feature, obsession, fad; idée fixe; informalhang-up, thing; raresingularity.

2. Puerile – बचकाना

Meaning – childishly silly and immature.

Usage – “a puerile argument”

3. Pensive – चिंताग्रस्त

Meaning – engaged in, involving, or reflecting deep or serious thought.

Usage – “a pensive mood”

Synonyms – thoughtful, thinking, reflective, contemplative, musing, meditative, introspective, prayerful, philosophical, cogitative, ruminative, absorbed, engrossed, rapt, preoccupied.

4. Piquant – चटपटा

Meaning – having a pleasantly sharp taste or appetizing flavour.

Usage – “a piquant tartare sauce”

Synonyms – spicy, tangy, spiced, peppery

5. Proclivity – झुकाव

Meaning – a tendency to choose or do something regularly; an inclination or predisposition towards a particular thing.

Usage – “a proclivity for hard work”

Synonyms – liking, inclination, tendency, leaning, disposition, propensity, bent, bias, penchant, predisposition, predilection, partiality, preference, taste, fondness, weakness, proneness; rarevelleity.

6. Pariah – ख़ारिज

Meaning – an outcast.

Usage – “they were treated as social pariahs”

Synonyms – outcast, persona non grata, leper, reject, untouchable, undesirable; rareunperson.

7. Perverse – विकृत

Meaning – showing a deliberate and obstinate desire to behave in a way that is unreasonable or unacceptable.

Usage – “Kate’s perverse decision not to cooperate held good”

Synonyms – awkward, contrary, difficult, unreasonable, uncooperative, unhelpful, obstructive, disobliging, unaccommodating, troublesome, tiresome, annoying, vexatious, obstreperous, disobedient, unmanageable, uncontrollable, recalcitrant, refractory, rebellious; wilful, headstrong, self-willed, capricious, wayward, cross-grained, stubborn, obstinate, obdurate.

8. Ponder – विचार करना

Meaning – think about (something) carefully, especially before making a decision or reaching a conclusion.

Usage – “I pondered the question of what clothes to wear for the occasion”

Synonyms – think about, give thought to, consider, review, reflect on, mull over, contemplate, study, meditate on, muse on, deliberate about, cogitate on, dwell on, brood on/over, ruminate about/on, chew over, puzzle over.

9. Quash – मिटा देना

Meaning – reject as invalid, especially by legal procedure.

Usage – “his conviction was quashed on appeal”

Synonyms – cancel, reverse, rescind, repeal, revoke, retract, countermand, withdraw, take back, rule against, disallow, overturn, override, overrule, veto, set aside, overthrow, repudiate, annul, nullify, declare null and void, invalidate.

10. Quench – बुझाना

Meaning – extinguish (a fire).

Usage – “firemen hauled on hoses in a desperate bid to quench the flames”

Synonyms – extinguish, put out, snuff out, smother, douse, dampen down.