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English Questions – Vocabulary set 139

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Welcome to Online English Section with explanation 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. Strenuous – ज़ोरदार

Meaning – requiring or using great effort or exertion.

Synonyms – arduous, difficult, hard, tough, taxing, demanding, exacting, uphill, stiff, formidable, heavy, exhausting, tiring, fatiguing, gruelling, back-breaking, murderous, punishing; informalno picnic, killing.

Usage – “the government made strenuous efforts to upgrade the quality of the teaching profession”

2. Strive – प्रयास करते हैं

Meaning – struggle or fight vigorously.

Synonyms – try, try hard, attempt, endeavour, aim, aspire, venture, undertake, seek, make an effort, make every effort, spare no effort, exert oneself, do one’s best, do all one can, do one’s utmost, give one’s all, labour, work, toil, strain.

Usage – “scholars must strive against bias”.

3. Queasy – कोमल

Meaning – nauseous; feeling sick.

Synonyms – nauseous, nauseated, bilious, sick; seasick, carsick, trainsick, airsick, travel-sick, suffering from motion sickness, suffering from altitude sickness; ill, unwell, poorly, bad, out of sorts, dizzy, peaky, liverish, green about the gills; off, off colour; sick to one’s stomach; informalfunny, peculiar.

Usage – “in the morning he was still pale and queasy”

4. Coronation – राज तिलक करना

Meaning – the ceremony of crowning a sovereign or a sovereign’s consort.

Synonyms – crowning, enthronement, enthroning, accession to the throne, investiture, anointing, inauguration.

Usage – “they built a tower to celebrate Victoria’s coronation”

5. Itinerant – चलनेवाला

Meaning – travelling from place to place.

Synonyms – travelling, peripatetic, wandering, wayfaring, roving, roaming, rambling, touring, nomadic, gypsy, migrant, migratory, ambulatory; vagrant, vagabond, homeless, of no fixed address/abode, displaced; footloose, rootless, drifting, floating, unsettled, restless; globetrotting, jet-setting.

Usage – “a market for both local and itinerant traders”

6. Gospel – सुसमाचार

Meaning – the teaching or revelation of Christ.

Synonyms – Christian teaching, Christ’s teaching, the life of Christ, the word of God, the good news, Christian doctrine.

Usage – “the Gospel was spread informally by missionaries”

7. Mawkish – कुत्सित

Meaning – sentimental in an exaggerated or false way.

Synonyms – sentimental, over-sentimental, overemotional, cloying, sickly, saccharine, sugary, syrupy, sickening, nauseating, maudlin, lachrymose, banal, trite; twee; informalmushy, slushy, sloppy, schmaltzy, weepy, cutesy, lovey-dovey, gooey, drippy, sloshy, soupy, treacly, cheesy, corny, icky, sick-making, toe-curling; informalsoppy; informalcornball, sappy, hokey, three-hanky.

Usage – “a mawkish ode to parenthood”

8. Perchance – मुमकिन है

Meaning – by some chance; perhaps.

Synonyms – by chance, by any chance, by some chance, as it may be, as it may happen, as things may turn out.

Usage – “if perchance he arrives on time”

9. Mayhem – हाथापाई

Meaning – violent or extreme disorder; chaos.

Synonyms – chaos, disorder, confusion, havoc, bedlam, pandemonium, tumult, uproar, turmoil, madness, madhouse, hullabaloo, all hell broken loose, wild disarray, disorganization, maelstrom, trouble, disturbance, commotion, riot, anarchy, destruction, violence

Usage – “furious TV bosses watched stunned as the band created mayhem onstage”

10. Pulchritude – ख़ूबसूरती

Meaning – beauty.

Usage – “the irresistible pulchritude of her friend”