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. Concomitant – सहगाम़ी
Meaning – naturally accompanying or associated.
Usage – “she loved travel, with all its concomitant worries”
Synonyms – attendant, accompanying, associated, collateral, related, connected, linked; accessory, auxiliary; resultant, resulting, consequent etc.
2. Escalation – वृद्धि
Meaning – a rapid increase; a rise.
Usage – “cost escalations”
Synonyms – intensification, aggravation, exacerbation, compounding, increase, enlargement, magnification, mushrooming, amplification, augmentation; expansion, stepping-up, build-up, buildout, heightening, widening, worsening; deterioration etc.
3. casualty – दुर्घटना
Meaning – person killed or injured in a war or accident.
Usage – “the shelling caused thousands of civilian casualties”
Synonyms – victim, fatality, mortality; loss, MIA; dead and injured/wounded, missing in action, missing etc.
4. daunting – fearful, भयप्रद/ चुनौत़ीपूणश
Meaning – seeming difficult to deal with in prospect; intimidating.
Usage – “a daunting task”
Synonyms – intimidating, formidable, disconcerting, unnerving, unsettling, dismaying; discouraging, disheartening, dispiriting, demoralizing; forbidding, ominous, awesome, frightening, fearsome; challenging, taxing, exacting etc.
5. Snuggle – ठहरना
Meaning – settle or move into a warm, comfortable position.
Usage – “I snuggled down in my sleeping bag”
Synonyms – nestle, curl up, huddle (up), cuddle up (to), nuzzle (up to), settle etc.
6. Enumerate – गिनना
Meaning – mention (a number of things) one by one.
Usage – “there is not space to enumerate all his works”
Synonyms – list, itemize, catalogue, set out, set forth, give; cite, name, mention, specify, identify, spell out, detail, particularize; summarize, recount, recite, rehearse, recapitulate, quote, relate; run through, reel off etc.
7. nudge – कुहनी से हलका धक्का
Meaning – prod (someone) gently with one’s elbow in order to attract attention.
Usage – “people were nudging each other and pointing at me”
Synonyms – poke, elbow, dig, prod, jog, jab, butt etc.
8. semblance – दिखावा
Meaning – the outward appearance or apparent form of something, especially when the reality is different.
Usage – “she tried to force her thoughts back into some semblance of order”
Synonyms – appearance, outward appearance, approximation, show, air, guise, pretence, facade, front, veneer etc.
9. Glitch – गड़बड़
Meaning – a sudden, usually temporary malfunction or fault of equipment.
Usage – “a draft version was lost in a computer glitch”
10. steadfastly – लगातार
Meaning – resolutely or dutifully firm and unwavering.
Usage – “steadfast loyalty”
Synonyms – firm, determined, resolute, steady, staunch, stalwart, stout, relentless, implacable, single-minded; unchanging, unwavering, unhesitating, unfaltering, unswerving, unyielding, unflinching, inflexible, uncompromising etc.