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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. Inextricable – unresolvable, असमाधेय

Meaning – impossible to disentangle or separate.

Synonyms – inseparable, impossible to separate, indivisible, entangled, tangled, ravelled etc.

Usage – “the past and the present are inextricable”

2. Idempotent – unchanged, अपरिवर्तित

Meaning – denoting an element of a set which is unchanged in value when multiplied or otherwise operated on by itself.

3. Fugacious – temporary, अस्थायी रूप से

Meaning – tending to disappear

Synonyms – fleeting.

Usage – “she was acutely conscious of her fugacious youth”

4. Rhetoric – empty words, शब्दाड़म्बर

Meaning – the art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing, especially the exploitation of figures of speech and other compositional techniques.

Synonyms – oratory, eloquence, power of speech, command of language, expression, way with words, delivery, diction etc.

Usage – “he was considered to excel in this form of rhetoric”

5. Quibble – raising irrelevant objection, बाल की खाल निकालना

Meaning – a slight objection or criticism.

Synonyms – minor criticism, trivial objection, trivial complaint, adverse comment, protest, query, argument, exception, moan, grumble, grouse, cavil.

Usage – “the only quibble about this book is the price”

6. Cynics – faultfinder, निंदक

Meaning – a person who believes that people are motivated purely by self-interest rather than acting for honourable or unselfish reasons.

Usage – “some cynics thought that the controversy was all a publicity stunt”

7. Kerfuffle – disruption, हंगामा

Meaning – a commotion or fuss, especially one caused by conflicting views.

Usage – “there was a kerfuffle over the chairmanship”

8. Hegemony – dominance, प्रभुत्व

Meaning – leadership or dominance, especially by one state or social group over others.

Synonyms – leadership, dominance, dominion, supremacy, ascendancy, predominance, primacy, authority, mastery, control, power, sway, rule, sovereignty.

Usage – “Germany was united under Prussian hegemony after 1871”

9. Entrenched – established, स्थापित

Meaning – (of an attitude, habit, or belief) firmly established and difficult or unlikely to change; ingrained.

Usage – “an entrenched resistance to change”

10. Amenable – compliant, सुवश्य

Meaning – open and responsive to suggestion; easily persuaded or controlled.

Synonyms – compliant, acquiescent, biddable, manageable, controllable, governable, persuadable, tractable, responsive, pliant, flexible, malleable, complaisant.

Usage – “an easy-going, amenable child”