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English Questions – Vocabulary set 132

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

1. Apparition

Meaning – a ghost or ghostlike image of a person.

Synonyms – ghost, phantom, spectre, spirit, wraith, shadow, presence; vision, hallucination; bodach; Doppelgänger; duppy; informalspook; literaryphantasm, shade, revenant, visitant, wight; rareeidolon, manes.

Usage – “a monstrous apparition”

2. Append – जोड़ना

Meaning – add (something) to the end of a written document.

Synonyms – add, attach, affix, adjoin, include, put in/on; informaltack on, tag on; formalsubjoin, conjoin.

Usage – “the head teacher has the right to append comments to the final report”

3. Aspersion – कलंक

Meaning – an attack on the reputation or integrity of someone or something.

Synonyms – vilification, disparagement, denigration, defamation, defamation of character, abuse, vituperation, condemnation, criticism, censure, castigation, denunciation, flak, deprecation, opprobrium.

Usage – “I don’t think anyone is casting aspersions on you”

4. Augur – शकुनश

Meaning – (of an event or circumstance) portend a good or bad outcome.

Synonyms – bode; portend, herald, be a sign of, be an indication of, be a warning of, warn of, forewarn of, be an omen of, be a harbinger of, foreshadow, presage, indicate, signify, signal, point to, promise, threaten, spell, denote; foretell, forecast, predict, prophesy, prognosticate.

Usage – “their recent successes augur well for the future”

5. Astral – सूक्ष्म

Meaning – relating to or resembling the stars.

Usage – “astral navigation”

6. Awry – टेढ़ा

Meaning – away from the usual or expected course; amiss.

Synonyms – amiss, wrong, not right; informal up.

Usage – “I got the impression that something was awry”

7. Bedlam – हंगामा

Meaning – a scene of uproar and confusion.

Synonyms – uproar, pandemonium, commotion, mayhem, confusion, unrest, furore, upheaval, hubbub, hurly-burly, turmoil, riot, ruckus, tumult, disarray, turbulence; disorder, chaos, anarchy, lawlessness.

Usage – “there was bedlam in the stadium after he won”

8. Coeval – समवयस्क

Meaning – having the same age or date of origin; contemporary.

Usage – “these lavas were coeval with the volcanic activity”

9. Cohort – जत्था

Meaning – an ancient Roman military unit, comprising six centuries, equal to one tenth of a legion.

Synonyms – unit, outfit, force; army, group, corps, division, brigade, battalion, regiment, squadron, company, commando, battery, troop, section, patrol, cadre, crew, detachment, contingent, column, squad, detail, band, legion.

Usage – “the Roman army was organized into centuries, cohorts, and legions”

10. Contemn – नफ़रत करना

Meaning – treat or regard with contempt.

Synonyms – despise, scorn, treat with contempt, feel contempt for, look down on, disdain, slight, undervalue, disregard, deride, scoff/jeer at, mock, revile, spurn.

Usage – “would he contemn her for forwardness?