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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. Relentless – continuously, लगातार

Meaning – Relentlessly

Usage – “the relentless heat of the desert”

Synonyms – persistent, continuing, constant, continual, continuous, non-stop, lasting, never-ending, steady, uninterrupted, unabated, unabating, unbroken, interminable, incessant, unstoppable, unceasing, endless, unending, perpetual, unremitting, unrelenting, unrelieved etc.

2. Ubiquitous – omnipresent, सर्वव्यापी

Meaning – present, appearing, or found everywhere.

Usage – “his ubiquitous influence was felt by all the family”

Synonyms – omnipresent, ever-present, present everywhere, everywhere, all-over, all over the place, pervasive, all-pervasive, universal, worldwide, global; rife, prevalent, predominant etc.

3. Inclination – tendency, इरादा

Meaning – a person’s natural tendency or urge to act or feel in a particular way; a disposition.

Usage – “John was a scientist by training and inclination”

Synonyms – tendency, propensity, proclivity, leaning; predisposition, disposition, predilection, weakness, proneness; desire, wish, readiness, impulse; bent etc.

4. Indigenous – native, स्वदेसी

Meaning – originating or occurring naturally in a particular place; native.

Usage – “the indigenous peoples of Siberia”

Synonyms – native, aboriginal, local; original, earliest, first, initial; ancient, primitive, primeval, primordial; rareautochthonous, autochthonic etc.

5. Tyranny – dictatorship, निरंकुशता

Meaning – cruel and oppressive government or rule.

Usage – “refugees fleeing tyranny and oppression”

Synonyms – despotism, absolutism, absolute power, autocracy, dictatorship, undemocratic rule, reign of terror, totalitarianism, Fascism; oppression, suppression, etc.

6. Benevolence – charity ,परोपकारिता

Meaning – the quality of being well meaning; kindness.

Synonyms – kindness, kind-heartedness, big-heartedness, goodness, goodwill, benignity, compassion, consideration, thoughtfulness, decency, public-spiritedness, social conscience, charity, charitableness, altruism, humanity

7. Sheer – absolute, नीरा

Meaning – nothing other than; unmitigated (used for emphasis).

Usage – “she giggled with sheer delight”

Synonyms – utter, complete, absolute, total, pure, perfect, downright, out-and-out, thorough, thoroughgoing, through and through, consummate, patent, surpassing etc.

8. Masquerading – pretend, स्वांग

Meaning – pretend to be someone one is not.

Usage – “a journalist masquerading as a man in distress”

Synonyms – pretend to be, pose as, pass oneself off as, impersonate, disguise oneself as, simulate etc.

9. Reinforces – strengthen, मजबूत

Meaning – strengthen or support (an object or substance), especially with additional material.

Usage – “the helmet has been reinforced with a double layer of cork”

Synonyms – strengthen, fortify, bolster up, shore up, buttress, prop up, underpin, brace, stiffen, toughen, support etc.

10. Behemoths – big,  बड़ा

Meaning – a huge or monstrous creature.

Usage – “behemoths like the brontosaurus”