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Hello Aspirants.
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 !!!

1. levitate 

Meaning – rise or cause to rise and hover in the air, typically by means of supposed magical powers.

Usage – “I swear to God he levitated over the bar”

Synonyms – be suspended, defy gravity, drift, float, fly, hang, hover, rise, soar

Antonyms – decrease, depress, drop, lessen, lower, push down

2. Imbibed

Meaning – absorb or assimilate (ideas or knowledge).

Usage – “if one does not imbibe the culture one cannot succeed”

Synonyms – absorb, assimilate, belt, consume, down, gorge, guzzle, ingest, ingurgitate.

antonyms – decrease, depress, drop, lessen, lower, push down

3. Tantrum

Meaning – an uncontrolled outburst of anger and frustration, typically in a young child.

Usage – “he has temper tantrums if he can’t get his own way”

Synonyms – fit of temper, fit of rage, fit of pique, fit, outburst, flare-up, blow-up, pet, paroxysm, frenzy, bad mood, mood, huff, scene; informalpaddy, wax, wobbly; informalbate; informalblowout, hissy fit

Antonyms – calm, contentment, peace

4. Reiterate

Meaning – say something again or a number of times, typically for emphasis or clarity.

Usage – “she reiterated that the government would remain steadfast in its support”

Synonyms – a good many, commonplace, constant, continual, customary, everyday, expected, familiar, general, habitual.

Antonyms – inconstant, infrequent, irregular, occasional, rare, sporadic, uncommon, unrepeated, unusual

5. Abnegation

Meaning – the action of renouncing or rejecting something.

Usage – “abnegation of political power”

Synonyms – renunciation, rejection, refusal, abandonment, abdication, surrender, giving up, relinquishment, abjuration, repudiation, denial, eschewal, disavowal

Antonyms – acquiescence, admittance, surrender, yielding

6. Retribution

Meaning – punishment inflicted on someone as vengeance for a wrong or criminal act.

Usage – “employees asked not to be named, saying they feared retribution”

Synonyms – avengement, avenging, comeuppance, compensation, counterblow, eye for an eye, just desserts, justice, punishment.

Antonyms – forgiveness, pardon, sympathy.

7. Lacklustre

Meaning – lacking in vitality, force, or conviction; uninspired or uninspiring.

Usage – “no excuses were made for the team’s lacklustre performance”

Synonyms – dull

Antonyms – Lively

8. Preeminent

Meaning – surpassing all others; very distinguished in some way.

Usage – surpassing all others; very distinguished in some way.

Synonyms – capital, chief, consummate, distinguished, dominant, excellent, foremost, incomparable, main, major, matchless.

Antonyms – inferior, low, unimportant, unknown.

9. Pragmatic

Meaning – dealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way that is based on practical rather than theoretical considerations.

Usage – “a pragmatic approach to politics”

10. jettison

Meaning – throw or drop (something) from an aircraft or ship.

Usage – “six aircraft jettisoned their loads in the sea”

Synonyms – abandon, abdicate, cashier, cast, cast off, deep-six, discard, dump, expel, heave, hurl, junk.

Antonyms – take in, take on etc.