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

1. Cardinally – प्रधानता

Meaning – of the greatest importance; fundamental.

Synonyms – fundamental, basic, main, chief, primary, prime, principal, premier, first, leading, capital, paramount, pre-eminent; important, major, foremost, top, topmost, greatest, highest, key; essential, vital, crucial, intrinsic, integral, elemental, rudimentary, root, radical.

Usage – “two cardinal points must be borne in mind”

2. Better off – किस्मत का धनी

Meaning – in a more desirable or advantageous position, especially in financial terms.

Usage – “the proposals would make her about £400 a year better off”

3. Oligopoly – अल्पाधिकार

Meaning – a state of limited competition, in which a market is shared by a small number of producers or sellers.

4. Wizard – जादूगर

Meaning – (in legends and fairy tales) a man who has magical powers.

Synonyms – sorcerer, warlock, male witch, magus, (black) magician, necromancer, occultist, enchanter; pishogue; archaicmage; rarethaumaturge, thaumaturgist

Usage – “the wizard had cast a spell over them”

5. Vistas – योजना

Meaning – a pleasing view.

Synonyms – view, prospect, panorama, aspect, perspective, spectacle, sight; scenery, landscape, seascape, riverscape, townscape, cityscape, snowscape; archaicoutlook.

Usage – “sweeping lawns and landscaped vistas”

6. Ingenuity – सरलता

Meaning – the quality of being clever, original, and inventive.

Synonyms – inventiveness, creativity, imagination, originality, innovation, resourcefulness, enterprise, insight, inspiration, perceptiveness, perception, intuition, flair, finesse, artistry, genius; cleverness, intelligence, brilliance, mastery, talent, skill; sharpness, astuteness, acumen, acuity, sharp-wittedness, quick-wittedness, quickness.

Usage – “considerable ingenuity must be employed in writing software”

7. Oblivious – भुलक्कड़

Meaning – not aware of or concerned about what is happening around one.

Synonyms – unaware, unconscious, heedless, unmindful, insensible, unheeding, ignorant, blind, deaf, unsuspecting, unobservant, disregardful, unconcerned, impervious, unaffected, insensitive, indifferent, detached, removed; rareincognizant.

Usage – “she became absorbed, oblivious to the passage of time”

8. Paucity – कमी

Meaning – the presence of something in only small or insufficient quantities or amounts.

Usage – “a paucity of information”

9. Euphoria – उत्साह

Meaning – a feeling or state of intense excitement and happiness.

Synonyms – elation, happiness, joy, joyousness, delight, glee, excitement, exhilaration, animation, jubilation, exultation; ecstasy, bliss, rapture, rhapsody, rhapsodies, intoxication.

Usage – “in his euphoria, he had become convinced he could defeat them”

10. Percolate – चूना

Meaning – (of a liquid or gas) filter gradually through a porous surface or substance.

Synonyms – filter, drain, drip, ooze, seep, trickle, dribble, strain, leak, leach; rarefiltrate, transude.

Usage – “the water percolating through the soil may leach out minerals”