Welcome to Online English Section with explanation in AffairsCloud.com. Here we are provding some difficult words from Editorials, which is important for IBPS PO/CLERK/LIC AAO/RRB & SSC CGL EXAM and other competitive exams.
1. Quenched – satisfied, संतुष्ट
Meaning – satisfy (one’s thirst) by drinking.
Usage – “firemen hauled on hoses in a desperate bid to quench the flames”
Synonyms – extinguish, put out, snuff out, smother, douse, dampen down etc.
2. Arduous – difficult, कठिन
Meaning – involving or requiring strenuous effort; difficult and tiring.
Usage – “an arduous journey”
Synonyms – onerous, taxing, difficult, hard, heavy, laborious, burdensome, strenuous, vigorous, back-breaking, stiff, uphill, relentless, Herculean; demanding, trying, tough, challenging, formidable, exacting; exhausting, wearying, fatiguing, tiring, punishing etc.
3. Apoplectic – angry, गुस्सेल
Meaning – overcome with anger; furious.
Usage – “Mark was apoplectic with rage at the decision”
Synonyms – : furious, enraged, overcome with anger, infuriated, in a temper, incensed, raging; incandescent, wrathful, fuming, ranting, raving, seething, frenzied, in a frenzy, beside oneself, outraged, in high dudgeon; informalmad etc.
4. Adjournment – postpone, स्थगन
Meaning – an act or period of adjourning or being adjourned.
Usage – “she sought an adjournment of the trial”
Synonyms – suspension, breaking off, discontinuation, interruption, postponement, rescheduling, deferment, deferral, delay, shelving, stay, pigeonholing, prorogation, dissolution etc.
5. Relentless – continuous, लगातार
Meaning – unceasingly intense.
Usage – “the relentless heat of the desert”
Synonyms – persistent, continuing, constant, continual, continuous, non-stop, lasting, never-ending, steady, uninterrupted, unabated, unabating, unbroken, interminable etc.
6. Reiterate – repeat, दोहराना
Meaning – say something again or a number of times, typically for emphasis or clarity.
Usage – “she reiterated that the government would remain steadfast in its support”
Synonyms – repeat, say again, restate, retell, recapitulate, go over (and over), iterate, rehearse, belabour, dwell on, harp on, hammer away at; informaldo over; archaicingeminate etc.
7. Robust – strong, सुदृढ़
Meaning – (of an object) sturdy in construction.
Usage – “a robust metal cabinet”
Synonyms – durable, resilient, tough, hard-wearing, long-lasting, well made; sturdy, strong, strongly made etc.
8. Jeopardy – risks, जोखिम
Meaning – danger of loss, harm, or failure.
Usage – “the whole peace process is in jeopardy”
Synonyms – danger, peril; at risk; endangerment, imperilment, insecurity; perilousness, riskiness, precariousness, uncertainty, instability, vulnerability, threat, menace etc.
9. Peasantry – farmer class, कृषक वर्ग
Meaning – A peasant is a member of a traditional class of farmers, either laborers or owners of small farms, especially in the Middle Ages under feudalism, or more generally, in any pre-industrial society.
10. Extol – praise, प्रंशसा
Meaning – praise enthusiastically.
Usage – “he extolled the virtues of the Russian peoples”
Synonyms – praise enthusiastically, go into raptures about/over, wax lyrical about, sing the praises of, praise to the skies, heap praise on, eulogize, rhapsodize over, rave about, enthuse about/over, gush about/over, throw bouquets at, express delight over, acclaim etc.