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Welcome to Online English Section with explanation inAffairsCloud.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. Envisage – imagine, विचारना

Meaning – contemplate or conceive of as a possibility or a desirable future event.

Synonyms – foresee, predict, forecast, foretell, anticipate, expect, think likely, envision; intend, propose etc.

Usage – “it was envisaged that such hospitals would be opened in all the principal towns”

2. Apt – capably, कुशलतापूर्वक

Meaning – appropriate or suitable in the circumstances.

Synonyms – suitable, fitting, appropriate, befitting, relevant, felicitous, congruous, fit, applicable, judicious, apposite, apropos etc.

Usage – “the theme could not be more apt”

3. Diligent – with hardwork, मेहनत से

Meaning – having or showing care and conscientiousness in one’s work or duties.

Synonyms – industrious, hard-working, assiduous; conscientious, particular, punctilious, meticulous, painstaking, rigorous, exacting, careful, thorough, sedulous.

Usage – “after diligent searching, he found a parcel”

4. Robust – strong, मजबूत

Meaning – (of an object) sturdy in construction.

Synonyms – durable, resilient, tough, hard-wearing, long-lasting, well made; sturdy, strong.

Usage – “a robust metal cabinet”

5. Prima facie – clearly, प्रत्यक्ष

Meaning – based on the first impression; accepted as correct until proved otherwise.

Usage – “a prima facie case of professional misconduct”

6. Perfunctorily – as a formality, यंत्रवत ढंग से

Meaning – (of an action) carried out without real interest, feeling, or effort.

Synonyms – cursory, desultory; quick, brief, hasty, hurried, rapid, passing, fleeting, summary; token, casual, superficial, uninterested, careless, half-hearted, unthinking, sketchy.

Usage – “he gave a perfunctory nod”

7. Cite – mention, उल्लेख

Meaning – refer to (a passage, book, or author) as evidence for or justification of an argument or statement, especially in a scholarly work.

Synonyms – quote, reproduce etc.

Usage – “authors who are highly regarded by their peers tend to be cited”

8. Devastating – destructive, विनाशकारी

Meaning – highly destructive or damaging.

Synonyms – destructive, ruinous, disastrous, catastrophic, calamitous, cataclysmic; pernicious, noxious, harmful, damaging, injurious, hurtful.

Usage – “a devastating cyclone”

9. Fragment – divided, विखंडित

Meaning – a small part broken off or separated from something.

Synonyms – piece, bit, particle, speck; chip, shard, sliver, splinter; shaving, paring, snippet, scrap, offcut, flake, shred, tatter, wisp, morsel, shiver, spillikin.

Usage – “small fragments of pottery”

10. Pellucid – transparent, पारदर्शी

Meaning – translucently clear.

Synonyms – translucent, transparent, clear, crystal clear, crystalline, bright, glassy, limpid, unclouded.

Usage – “the pellucid Caribbean waters”