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Hello Aspirants.
Welcome to Online English Section with explanation in AffairsCloud.com. Here we are provding some difficult words from Editorials, which is important for IBPS PO/CLERK/LIC AAO/RRB & SSC CGL EXAM and other competitive exams.

1. Inexplicable – unexplainable, रहस्यमय

Meaning – unable to be explained or accounted for.

Usage – “he was subject to unexplainable rages”

2. Aftermath – result, परिणाम

Meaning – the consequences or after-effects of a significant unpleasant event.

Usage – “food prices soared in the aftermath of the drought”

synonyms – repercussions, after-effects, by-product, fallout, backwash, trail, wake, corollary; reverberations, consequences, effects, results etc.

3. Jeer – ताना मारना

Meaning – make rude and mocking remarks, typically in a loud voice.

Usage – “some of the younger men jeered at him”

synonyms – taunt, mock, scoff at, ridicule, laugh at, sneer at, deride, tease, insult, abuse, jibe (at), scorn, shout disapproval (at); heckle, interrupt, shout at/down, hector, catcall (at), boo (at), hoot at, whistle at, hiss (at), blow raspberries (at); informalknock, give someone a hard time etc.

4. Hostility – enmity, शत्रुता

Meaning – hostile behaviour; unfriendliness or opposition.

Usage – “their hostility to all outsiders”

synonyms – antagonism, unfriendliness, bitterness, malevolence, malice, unkindness, spite, spitefulness, rancour, rancorousness, venom, wrath, anger, hatred; aggression, aggressiveness, belligerence, bellicosity, pugnaciousness, militancy, truculence, warlikeness etc.

5. Consider – integrated, सुदृढ़

Meaning – think carefully about (something), typically before making a decision.

Usage – “each application is considered on its merits”

synonyms – think about, contemplate, give thought to, reflect on, examine, appraise, review; study, mull over, ponder, deliberate over, cogitate about, chew over, meditate on/over, ruminate over, turn over in one’s mind; assess, evaluate, compare etc.

6. Annihilation- – destruction, विनाश

Meaning – complete destruction or obliteration.

Usage – “the threat of global annihilation”

7. Hegemony – dominance, प्रभुत्व

Meaning – leadership or dominance, especially by one state or social group over others.

Usage – “Germany was united under Prussian hegemony after 1871”

synonyms – leadership, dominance, dominion, supremacy, ascendancy, predominance, primacy, authority, mastery, control, power, sway, rule, sovereignty eTC.

8. Persuade – convince, मनाना

Meaning – induce (someone) to do something through reasoning or argument.

Usage – “it wasn’t easy, but I persuaded him to do the right thing”

synonyms – prevail on, talk someone into, coax, convince, make, get, press someone into, induce, win someone over, bring someone round, argue someone into, pressure someone into, pressurize someone into, coerce, influence, sway, prompt, inveigle, entice, tempt, lure, cajole, wheedle someone into, get round, blarney etc.

9. Vanquish – beat, परास्त

Meaning – disappear suddenly and completely.

Usage – “Moira vanished without trace”

synonyms – disappear, vanish into thin air, be lost to sight/view, be/become invisible, evaporate, dissipate, disperse, fade, fade away, melt away, evanesce, recede from view, withdraw, depart, leave etc.

10. Outrage – anger, गुस्सा

Meaning – an extremely strong reaction of anger, shock, or indignation.

Usage – “her voice trembled with outrage”

synonyms – : indignation, fury, anger, rage, disapproval, wrath, shock, resentment, horror, disgust, amazement etc.