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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 !!!

1. Fritter

Meaning – waste time, money, or energy on trifling matters.

Usage – “I wish we hadn’t frittered the money away so easily”

Synonyms – squander, waste, misuse, misspend, spend unwisely, throw away, dissipate, make poor use of; overspend, spend like water, throw around like confetti, be prodigal with, be wastefully extravagant with, run through, get through, lose, let money slip through one’s fingers; informalblow, splurge.

Antonyms – hold,save,store

2. Vault

Meaning – a large room or chamber used for storage, especially an underground one.

Usage – “a wine vault”

Synonyms – cellar, basement, underground chamber, crypt, undercroft, catacomb, cavern; burial chamber, tomb, sepulchre

Antonyms – attic

3. Morph

Meaning – change smoothly from one image to another by small gradual steps using computer animation techniques.

Usage – “the characters can be morphed on screen”

Synonyms – change, alter, modify

Antonyms – zygomorphic

4. Bulwark

Meaning – a defensive wall.

Synonyms – wall, rampart, fortification, parapet, stockade, palisade, barricade, embankment, earthwork, breastwork, berm; vallum; rarecircumvallation

Antonyms – weak point

5. Primordial

Meaning – existing at or from the beginning of time; primeval.

Usage – “the primordial oceans”

Synonyms – ancient, earliest, first, prehistoric, antediluvian, antique, primeval, primitive, primal; rareautochthonous, autochthonic, primigenial

Antonyms – last, latest

6. Apogee

Meaning – the highest point in the development of something; a climax or culmination.

Usage – “a film which was the apogee of German expressionist cinema”

Synonyms – acme, apex, climax, crest, peak, summit, zenith

Antonyms – nadir

7. Accolades

Meaning – an award or privilege granted as a special honour or as an acknowledgement of merit.

Usage – “the hotel has won numerous accolades”

Synonyms – honour, recognition, privilege, award, gift, title; prize, laurels, bays, palm

Antonyms – silence

8. Meddle

Meaning – interfere in something that is not one’s concern.

Usage – “I don’t want him meddling in our affairs”

Synonyms – intrude, invade, kibitz, mess around, mix in, molest, obtrude, pry, push in, put two cents in, sidewalk-superintend, snoop

Antonyms – avoid, dodge, ignore, stay out of

9. platitudes

Meaning – a remark or statement, especially one with a moral content, that has been used too often to be interesting or thoughtful.

Usage – “she began uttering liberal platitudes”

Synonyms – cliché, truism, commonplace, hackneyed/trite/banal/overworked saying, banality, old chestnut; bromide, inanity

Antonyms – coinage, nuance

10. Disentangle

Meaning – free (something or someone) from something that they are entangled with.

Usage – “‘I must go,’ she said, disentangling her fingers from Gabriel’s”

Synonyms – extricate, extract, free, remove, disengage, untwine, disentwine, release, liberate, loosen, unloose, detach, unfasten, unclasp, disconnect

Antonyms – entangle,entwine,twist,wind