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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. Berate – गाली देना

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

2. Besmirch – गंदा करना

Meaning – damage (someone’s reputation).

Usage – “he had besmirched the good name of his family”

Synonyms – sully, tarnish, blacken, drag through the mud/mire, stain, taint, smear, befoul, soil, contaminate, pollute, disgrace, dishonour, bring discredit to, stigmatize, injure, damage, debase, spoil, ruin; slander, defame; literarysmirch, besmear.

3. Construe – लगाया

Meaning – interpret (a word or action) in a particular way.

Usage – “his words could hardly be construed as an apology”

Synonyms – interpret, understand, read, see, take, take to mean, parse, render, analyse, explain, elucidate, gloss, decode

4. Chagrin – चिढ़

Meaning – annoyance or distress at having failed or been humiliated.

Usage – “to my chagrin, he was nowhere to be seen”

Synonyms – annoyance, irritation, vexation, exasperation, displeasure, pique, spleen, crossness, anger, rage, fury, wrath; dissatisfaction, discontent, indignation, resentment, umbrage, disgruntlement, rankling, smarting, distress, discomposure, discomfiture, disquiet, fretfulness, frustration; embarrassment, mortification, humiliation, shame.

5. Jubilation – आनंदोत्सव

Meaning – a feeling of great happiness and triumph.

Usage – “unbelievable scenes of jubilation”

Synonyms – exultation, triumph, joy, joyousness, rejoicing, elation, euphoria, ecstasy, rapture, transports of delight, glee, gleefulness, exuberance.

6. Lascivious – कामुक

Meaning – feeling or revealing an overt sexual interest or desire.

Usage – “he gave her a lascivious wink”

Synonyms – lecherous, lewd, lustful, licentious, libidinous, goatish, salacious, wanton, lubricious, prurient, dirty, smutty, filthy, naughty, suggestive, indecent, ribald; debauched, depraved, degenerate, dissolute, dissipated, unchaste, loose; informalhorny, blue; informalrandy.

7. Martial – सामरिक

Meaning – relating to fighting or war.

Usage – “martial bravery”

Synonyms – military, soldierly, soldier-like, army, naval, fighting, service; courageous, brave, valiant, valorous, heroic.

8. Nauseous – वमनजनक

Meaning – affected with nausea; feeling inclined to vomit.

Usage – “a rancid odour that made him nauseous”

Synonyms – sick, nauseated, queasy, bilious, sick to one’s stomach, green, green about/at the gills, ill, unwell, bad; seasick, carsick, airsick, travel-sick; informalabout to throw up; informalbarfy; rarequalmish.

9. Precocious – असामयिक

Meaning – (of a child) having developed certain abilities or inclinations at an earlier age than is usual or expected.

Usage – “a precocious, solitary boy”

Synonyms – advanced, old beyond one’s years, forward, ahead of one’s peers, mature, prematurely developed, ahead, gifted, talented, clever, intelligent, quick; informalsmart; rarerathe-ripe.

10. Quench – बुझाना

Meaning – satisfy (one’s thirst) by drinking.

Usage – “firemen hauled on hoses in a desperate bid to quench the flames”

Synonyms – extinguish, put out, snuff out, smother, douse, dampen down.