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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. Precincts – सीमा

Meaning – the area within the walls or perceived boundaries of a particular building or place.

Usage – “a former MP who still works in the precincts of the House”

Synonyms – bounds, boundaries, limits, confines; surrounding area, environs, surroundings, purlieus, surrounds, neighbourhood, vicinity, locality.

2. Paroxysm – आवेग

Meaning – a sudden attack or outburst of a particular emotion or activity.

Usage – “a paroxysm of weeping”

Synonyms – spasm, attack, fit, burst, bout, convulsion, seizure, outburst, outbreak, eruption, explosion, flare-up, access; throes; rareebullition, boutade.

3. Perpetrate – पाप करना

Meaning – carry out or commit (a harmful, illegal, or immoral action).

Usage – “a crime has been perpetrated against a sovereign state”

Synonyms – commit, carry out, perform, execute, do, effect, bring about, be guilty of, be to blame for, be responsible for, accomplish, inflict, wreak; informalpull off, pull; rareeffectuate.

4. Presage – सगुन

Meaning – be a sign or warning of (an imminent event, typically an unwelcome one).

Usage – “the heavy clouds above the moorland presaged snow”

Synonyms – portend, augur, foreshadow, foretell, prophesy, be an omen of, herald, be a sign of, be the harbinger of, be a warning of, give a warning of, warn of, be an indication of, indicate, be a presage of, signal, bode, announce, promise, threaten; point to, mean, signify, spell, denote.

5. Prowess – कौशल

Meaning – skill or expertise in a particular activity or field.

Usage – “his prowess as a fisherman”

Synonyms – skill, skilfulness, expertise, effectiveness, mastery, facility, ability, capability, capacity, talent, genius, adroitness, adeptness, aptitude, dexterity, deftness, competence, competency, professionalism, excellence, accomplishment, experience, proficiency, expertness, finesse.

6. Pertain – संबद्ध होना

Meaning – be appropriate, related, or applicable to.

Usage – “matters pertaining to the organization of government”

Synonyms – concern, relate to, be related to, be connected with, be relevant to, have relevance to, apply to, be pertinent to, have reference to, refer to, have a bearing on, appertain to, bear on, affect, involve, cover, touch; archaicregard.

7. Peccadillo – अल्पदोष

Meaning – a relatively minor fault or sin.

Synonyms – misdemeanour, minor offence, petty offence, delinquency; indiscretion, lapse, misdeed, infraction, error, slip; informalslip-up.

8. Peddler – गप्पी

Meaning – a person who sells illegal drugs or stolen goods.

Usage – “a drug peddler”

9. Plummet – बोझ

Usage – “a climber was killed when he plummeted 300 feet down

Synonyms – plunge, fall headlong, hurtle, nosedive, dive, drop, crash, descend rapidly.

10. Prevaricate – छलकपट

Meaning – speak or act in an evasive way.

Usage – “he seemed to prevaricate when journalists asked pointed questions”