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English Questions: Vocabulary set- 27

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Welcome to Online English Section with explanation in Here we are providing some difficult words from Editorials, which is important for IBPS PO/CLERK/LIC AAO/RRB & SSC CGL EXAM and other competitive exams.

1. Blandishment – flattering, खुशामद

Meaning – a flattering or pleasing statement or action used as a means of gently persuading someone to do something.

Usage – “the blandishments of the travel brochure”

synonyms – flattery, cajolery, coaxing, wheedling, honeyed words, smooth talk, soft words, blarney; fulsomeness, simpering, fawning, toadying, ingratiating, ingratiation etc.

2. ‪Refutation – disproof, खंडन

Meaning – to prove wrong by argument or evidence :, show to be false or erroneous.

Usage – refuted the allegations.

3. ‪Persistent – continuous, लगातार

Meaning – continuing firmly or obstinately in an opinion or course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition.

Usage – “one of the government’s most persistent critics”

synonyms – tenacious, persevering, determined, resolute, purposeful, dogged, single-minded, tireless, indefatigable, pertinacious, patient, diligent, assiduous, sedulous etc.

4. ‪Inadequate‬ – insufficient, अपर्याप्तता

Meaning – the state or quality of being inadequate; lack of the quantity or quality required.

Usage – “the inadequacy of available resources”

synonyms – insufficiency, deficiency, scantness, scarcity, scarceness, sparseness, dearth, paucity, poverty, shortage, want, lack, undersupply etc.

5. ‎Indelible‬ – unerasable, अमिट

Meaning – (of ink or a pen) making marks that cannot be removed.

Usage – “an indelible marker pen”

synonyms – ineradicable, inerasable, ineffaceable, unexpungeable, indestructible, permanent, lasting, persisting, enduring, stubborn, ingrained, unfading, imperishable etc.

6. ‪Penchant‬ – preference, झुकाव

Meaning – a strong or habitual liking for something or tendency to do something.

Usage – “he has a penchant for adopting stray dogs”

7. ‪Inexorably – continuously, बिना रुके

Meaning – not to be persuaded, moved, or affected by prayers or entreaties.

Usage – an inexorable creditor.

8. ‪Tangible – real, वास्तविक

Meaning – perceptible by touch.

Usage – “the atmosphere of neglect and abandonment was almost tangible”

synonyms – touchable, palpable, tactile, material, physical, real, substantial, corporeal, solid, concrete etc.

9. ‪‎incredulous – unbelievable, अविश्वासपूर्ण

Meaning – (of a person or their manner) unwilling or unable to believe something.

Usage – “an incredulous gasp”

synonyms – disbelieving, unbelieving, doubtful, dubious, unconvinced etc.

10. ‪Outrage – angry, गुस्सा

Meaning – arouse fierce anger, shock, or indignation in (someone).

Usage – “the public were outraged at the brutality involved”

synonyms – enrage, infuriate, incense, anger, scandalize, offend, give offence to, make indignant, affront, be an affront to, shock, horrify, disgust, revolt, repel, appal, displease etc.