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 !!!
- Slipshod – असावधानीपूर्ण
Meaning – characterized by a lack of care, thought, or organization.
Usage – “he’d caused many problems with his slipshod management”
Synonyms – careless, lackadaisical, slapdash, disorganized, unorganized, haphazard, hit-or-miss, last-minute, untidy, messy, unsystematic
Antonyms – attentive, serious
2. Resuscitate – पुनर्जीवित
Meaning – revive (someone) from unconsciousness or apparent death.
Usage – “an ambulance crew tried to resuscitate him”
Synonyms – bring round, revive, bring back, bring (back) to life, bring someone (back) to their senses, bring back to consciousness
Antonyms –asphyxiate, suffocate
3. Prodigious – अस्वाभाविक
Meaning – remarkably or impressively great in extent, size, or degree.
Usage – “the stove consumed a prodigious amount of fuel”
Synonyms – enormous, huge, colossal, immense, vast, great, massive, gigantic, mammoth, tremendous, considerable, substantial, large
Antonyms – small, tiny
4. Nebulous -अस्पष्ट
Meaning – (of a concept) vague or ill-defined.
Usage – “nebulous concepts like quality of life”
Synonyms – vague, ill-defined, unclear, hazy, uncertain, indefinite, indeterminate, imprecise, unformed, muddled, confused, ambiguous
Antonyms – clear, distinct
5. Melancholy – उदासी
Meaning – a feeling of pensive sadness, typically with no obvious cause.
Usage – “an air of melancholy surrounded him”
Synonyms – desolation, sadness, pensiveness, woe, sorrow
Antonyms – buoyant, noisy
6. Inebriated – मदोन्मत्त
Meaning – make (someone) drunk; intoxicate.
Usage – “I got mildly inebriated”
Synonyms – intoxicated, high, smashed, drunk
Antonyms – sober, restrained
7. Embezzle – गबनकरना
Meaning – steal or misappropriate (money placed in one’s trust or belonging to the organization for which one works).
Usage – “she had embezzled £5,600,000 in company funds”
Synonyms – misappropriate, steal, rob, thieve, pilfer, appropriate, abstract, defraud someone of
Antonyms – compensate, reimburse
8. Ameliorate – सुधारना
Meaning – make (something bad or unsatisfactory) better.
Usage – “the reform did much to ameliorate living standards”
Synonyms – better, improve, amend, promote
Antonyms – mar, worsen
9. Castigate – फटकारना
Meaning – reprimand (someone) severely.
Usage – “he was castigated for not setting a good example”
Synonyms – reprimand, rebuke, admonish, chastise, chide, upbraid, reprove, reproach, scold, remonstrate with, berate
Antonyms – praise, appreciate
10. Timorous – डरपोक
Meaning – showing or suffering from nervousness or a lack of confidence.
Usage – “a timorous voice”
Synonyms – easily frightened, lacking courage, fearful, apprehensive, faint-hearted
Antonyms – bold, dauntless