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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. Taper – शंकु

Meaning – diminish or reduce in thickness towards one end.

Synonyms – narrow, thin (out), become narrow, become narrower, become thin, become thinner, come to a point, attenuate.

Usage – “the tail tapers to a rounded tip”

2. Dour – कड़ा

Meaning – relentlessly severe, stern, or gloomy in manner or appearance.

Synonyms – stern, unsmiling, unfriendly, frowning, poker-faced, severe, forbidding, morose, sour, gruff, surly, uncommunicative, grim, gloomy, dismal, sullen, sombre, grave, sober, serious, solemn, austere, mean-looking, stony, unsympathetic, disapproving.

Usage – “a hard, dour, humourless fanatic”

3. Debris – मलबा

Meaning – scattered pieces of rubbish or remains.

Synonyms – detritus, refuse, rubbish, waste, waste matter, discarded matter, litter, scrap, dross, chaff, flotsam and jetsam, lumber, rubble, wreckage, spoilage; remains, remnants, fragments, scraps, dregs, offscourings, odds and ends; slag; trash, garbage; mullock; informaldreck, junk; informalgrot, gash, odds and sods, gubbins; vulgar slangshit, crap; debitage; raredraff, raffle, raff, cultch, orts.

Usage – “workmen were clearing the roads of the debris from shattered buildings”

4. Deify – देवता-सदृश पूजा करना

Meaning – worship or regard as a god.

Synonyms – worship, revere, venerate, reverence, hold sacred, pay homage to, extol, exalt, adore; immortalize; raredivinize.

Usage – “she was deified by the early Romans as a fertility goddess”

5. Sunder – तोड़ना

Meaning – split apart.

Usage – “a universe sundered ages ago in a divine war”

6. Stolid – आवेगहीन

Meaning – calm, dependable, and showing little emotion or animation.

Synonyms – “a stolid bourgeois gent”

Usage – impassive, phlegmatic, unemotional, calm, placid, unexcitable; apathetic, uninterested, unimaginative, indifferent; dull, bovine, lumpish, wooden, slow, lethargic, torpid, stupid.

7. Spurn – ठुकरा

Meaning – reject with disdain or contempt.

Synonyms – refuse, decline, say no to, reject, rebuff, scorn, turn down, turn away, repudiate, treat with contempt, disdain, look down one’s nose at, despise; snub, slight, disown, jilt, repulse, repel, dismiss, brush off, turn one’s back on; give someone the cold shoulder, cold-shoulder, ignore, cut (dead), look right through; informalturn one’s nose up at, give someone the brush-off.

Usage – “he spoke gruffly, as if afraid that his invitation would be spurned”

8. Depose – अपदस्थ

Meaning – remove from office suddenly and forcefully.

Synonyms – overthrow, overturn, topple, bring down, remove from office, remove, unseat, dethrone, supplant, displace; dismiss, discharge, oust, drum out, throw out, force out, drive out, expel, eject; strip of rank, demote; cashier; informalsack, fire, axe, chuck out, boot out, defenestrate, get rid of, give someone the push, give someone the boot, give someone their marching orders, show someone the door; informalturf out.

Usage – “he had been deposed by a military coup”

9. Scuttle – अऋगीठी

Meaning – a metal container with a handle, used to fetch and store coal for a domestic fire.

10. Raspy – कर्कश

Meaning – hoarse or harsh-sounding.

Usage – his voice was raspy from days of non-stop campaigning