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

1. Venom

Meaning – a poisonous substance secreted by animals such as snakes, spiders, and scorpions and typically injected into prey or aggressors by biting or stinging.

Synonyms – poison, toxin; archaicbane; raretoxicant.

Usage – vipers kill their victims by injecting them with venom.

2. Valiant

Meaning – possessing or showing courage or determination.

Synonyms – brave, fearless, courageous, valorous, plucky, intrepid, heroic, stout-hearted, lionhearted, manly, manful, bold, daring, audacious, gallant, confident, spirited, stout, undaunted, dauntless, doughty, mettlesome, unalarmed, unflinching, unshrinking, unblenching, unabashed, undismayed; determined, stalwart, staunch, indomitable, resolute, steadfast.

Usage – she made a valiant effort to hold her anger in check

3. Usurp

Meaning – take (a position of power or importance) illegally or by force.

Synonyms – seize, take over, expropriate, take possession of, take, appropriate, steal, wrest, arrogate, commandeer, annex, assume, lay claim to.

Usage – “Richard usurped the throne”

4. Temerity

Meaning – excessive confidence or boldness; audacity.

Synonyms – audacity, boldness, audaciousness, nerve, effrontery, impudence, impertinence, cheek, barefaced cheek, gall, presumption, presumptuousness, brazenness, forwardness, front, rashness; daring; informalface, neck, brass neck, brass; informalchutzpah; informalhide; informalcrust.

Usage – “no one had the temerity to question his conclusions”

5. Umbrage

Meaning – offence or annoyance.

Synonyms – take offence, be offended, take exception, bridle, take something personally, be aggrieved, be affronted, take something amiss, be upset, be annoyed, be angry, be indignant, get one’s hackles up, be put out, be insulted, be hurt, be wounded, be piqued, be resentful.

Usage – “she took umbrage at his remarks”

6. Vanity

Meaning – excessive pride in or admiration of one’s own appearance or achievements.

Synonyms – conceit, conceitedness, self-conceit, narcissism, self-love, self-admiration, self-regard, self-absorption, self-obsession, self-centredness, egotism, egoism, egocentrism, egomania; pride, haughtiness, arrogance, boastfulness, swagger, imperiousness, cockiness, pretension, affectation, airs, show, ostentation

Usage – “it flattered his vanity to think I was in love with him”

7. Wary

Meaning – feeling or showing caution about possible dangers or problems.

Synonyms – cautious, careful, circumspect, on one’s guard, chary, alert, on the alert, on the lookout, on the qui vive, prudent; attentive, heedful, watchful, vigilant, observant; informalwide awake, on one’s toes, cagey.

Usage – “dogs which have been mistreated often remain very wary of strangers”

8. Wilt

Meaning – (of a plant, leaf, or flower) become limp through heat, loss of water, or disease; droop.

Synonyms – droop, sag, become limp, become flaccid, flop; wither, shrivel (up)

Usage – “the roses had begun to wilt”

9. Yawn

Meaning – involuntarily open one’s mouth wide and inhale deeply due to tiredness or boredom.

Usage – “he began yawning and looking at his watch”

10. Pique

Meaning – a feeling of irritation or resentment resulting from a slight, especially to one’s pride.

Synonyms – irritation, annoyance, resentment, anger, displeasure, indignation, temper, bad temper, wounded/hurt pride, wounded/hurt feelings, petulance, ill humour, peevishness, offence, umbrage, vexation, exasperation, disgruntlement, discontent.

Usage – “he left in a fit of pique”