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Welcome to Online English Section with explanation in Here we are providing some difficult words , which is important for IBPS PO/CLERK/LIC AAO/RRB & SSC CGL EXAM and other !!!

1. Affray – कलह

Meaning – an instance of group fighting in a public place that disturbs the peace.

Usage – “Lowe was charged with causing an affray”

Synonyms – fight, brawl, battle, engagement, encounter, confrontation, melee, clash, skirmish, scuffle, tussle, fracas, altercation; disturbance, commotion, breach of the peace, riot; informalscrap, dust-up, punch-up, set-to, shindy, shindig, free-for-all.

2. Amplify – बढ़ा-चढ़ा कर कहना

Meaning – increase the volume of (sound), especially using an amplifier.

Usage – “amplified pop music”

Synonyms – louden, make louder, turn up, increase, boost, step up, raise, magnify, intensify, escalate, swell, heighten; add to, augment, supplement.

3. Biennial – द्वैवार्षिक

Meaning – taking place every other year.

Usage – “the first of a series of biennial exhibitions”

4. Asinine – बुद्धू

Meaning – extremely stupid or foolish.

Usage – “Lydia ignored his asinine remark”

Synonyms – stupid, foolish, pointless, brainless, mindless, senseless, doltish, idiotic, imbecilic, imbecile, insane, lunatic, ridiculous, ludicrous, absurd, preposterous, nonsensical, fatuous, silly, childish, infantile, puerile, immature, juvenile, inane, witless, half-baked, empty-headed, unintelligent, half-witted, slow-witted.

5. Berate – डाँटना

Meaning – scold or criticize (someone) angrily.

Usage – “she berated herself for being fickle”

Synonyms – rebuke, reprimand, reproach, reprove, admonish, remonstrate with, chastise, chide, upbraid, take to task, pull up, castigate, lambaste, read someone the Riot Act, give someone a piece of one’s mind, go on at, haul over the coals, criticize, censure.

6. Beguile – छलना

Meaning – charm or enchant (someone), often in a deceptive way.

Usage – “he beguiled the voters with his good looks”

Synonyms – charm, attract, enchant, entrance, win over, woo, captivate, bewitch, spellbind, dazzle, blind, hypnotize, mesmerize, seduce, tempt, lead on, lure, entice, ensnare, entrap; deceive, mislead.

7. Callow – अनाड़ी

Meaning – (of a young person) inexperienced and immature.

Usage – “earnest and callow undergraduates”

Synonyms – immature, inexperienced, naive, green, as green as grass, born yesterday, raw, unseasoned, untrained, untried; juvenile, adolescent, jejune; innocent, guileless, artless, unworldly, unsophisticated.

8. Chide – डाँटना

Meaning – scold or rebuke.

Usage – “she chided him for not replying to her letters”

Synonyms – scold, chastise, upbraid, berate, castigate, lambaste, rebuke, reprimand, reproach, reprove, admonish, remonstrate with, lecture, criticize, censure etc.

9. Devoid – रहित

Meaning – entirely lacking or free from.

Usage – “Lisa kept her voice devoid of emotion”

Synonyms – lacking, without, free from/of, empty of, vacant of, void of, bare of, barren of, bereft of, drained of, denuded of, deprived of, depleted of, destitute of etc.

10. Effigy – पुतला

Meaning – a sculpture or model of a person.

Usage – “a tomb effigy of Eleanor of Aquitaine”

Synonyms – statue, statuette, carving, sculpture, graven image, model, dummy, figure, figurine, guy; likeness, representation, image; bust, head