Welcome to Online English Section with explanation in AffairsCloud.com. 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. inescapable – अतनिायश
Meaning – unable to be avoided or denied.
Usage – “political reform was inescapable”
synonyms – unavoidable, inevitable, ineluctable, ineliminable, inexorable, assured, sure, certain, bound to happen, sure to happen, unpreventable, preordained, predestined, predetermined; necessary, required, compulsory, mandatory etc.
2. sporadic – तििपुि
Meaning – occurring at irregular intervals or only in a few places; scattered or isolated.
Usage – “sporadic fighting broke out”
synonyms – occasional, infrequent, irregular, periodical, periodic, scattered, patchy, isolated, odd, uneven; intermittent, spasmodic, on and off, random, fitful, desultory, erratic, unpredictable etc.
3. poignancy – मार्मशर्ता
Meaning – the quality of evoking a keen sense of sadness or regret; pathos.
Usage – “the pregnancy has a special poignancy for her family”
synonyms – pathos, sadness, pitifulness, piteousness, sorrow, mournfulness, wretchedness, misery, bitterness, pain, painfulness, distress, tragedy etc.
4. fray – कलह
Meaning – (of a fabric, rope, or cord) unravel or become worn at the edge, typically through constant rubbing.
Usage – “cheap fabric soon frays”
synonyms – unravelling, unravelled, worn, well worn, threadbare, tattered, ragged, holey, moth-eaten, shabby; torn, ripped, split etc.
5. concrete – ठोस
Meaning – existing in a material or physical form; not abstract.
Usage – “concrete objects like stones”
synonyms – solid, material, real, physical, tangible, touchable, tactile, palpable, visible, existing etc.
6. palpable – स्पष्ट
Meaning – able to be touched or felt.
Usage – “the palpable bump at the bridge of the nose”
synonyms – perceptible, perceivable, visible, noticeable, appreciable, discernible, detectable, observable, tangible, recognizable, notable, unmistakable, transparent, indisputable, self-evident, incontrovertible, incontestable, undeniable etc.
7. litigation – सामास्जर् मुद्दों
Meaning – the process of taking legal action.
Usage – “the company wishes to avoid litigation”
synonyms – legal action, lawsuit, legal dispute, legal case, case, legal contest, action, cause, judicial proceeding(s), suit, suit at law, legal process, prosecution, bringing of charges, indictment, trial etc.
8. envisaged – परिकल्पित
Meaning – contemplate or conceive of as a possibility or a desirable future event.
Usage – “the Rome Treaty envisaged free movement across frontiers”
synonyms – foresee, predict, forecast, foretell, anticipate, expect, think likely, envision; intend, propose, mean etc.
9. subtle – सूक्ष्म
Meaning – (especially of a change or distinction) so delicate or precise as to be difficult to analyse or describe.
Usage – “his language expresses rich and subtle meanings”
synonyms – fine, fine-drawn, ultra-fine, nice, overnice, minute, precise, narrow etc.
10. endanger – जोखिम में डालना
Meaning – put (someone or something) at risk or in danger.
Usage – “he was driving in a manner likely to endanger life”
synonyms – imperil, jeopardize, risk, put at risk, put in danger, expose to danger, put in jeopardy, leave vulnerable, put someone’s life on the line; threaten, pose a threat to, be a danger to, be detrimental to, damage, injure etc.