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

1 – Aquiline – गरूड़ के समान

Meaning – (of a person’s nose) hooked or curved like an eagle’s beak.

Usage – “he had an aquiline nose”

Synonyms – hooked, curved, hook-shaped, hook-like, bent, bowed, angular; technicalfalcate, falciform.

2 – Besotted – फ़िदा

Meaning – strongly infatuated.

Usage – “he became besotted with a local barmaid”

Synonyms – infatuated with, smitten with, in love with, love-struck by, head over heels in love with, hopelessly in love with, obsessed with, passionate about, consumed with desire for, devoted to, doting on, greatly enamoured of, very attracted to, very taken with, charmed by, captivated by, enchanted by, enthralled by, bewitched by, beguiled by, under someone’s spell.

3 – Bullwark

Meaning – a defensive wall.

Usage – “the inner-city ring road follows the line of the ancient bulwarks”

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

4 – Crusade – धर्मयुद्ध

Meaning – a vigorous campaign for political, social, or religious change.

Usage – a crusade against crime”

Synonyms – campaign, drive, push, move, movement, effort, struggle; battle, war, offensive
“a crusade against crime”.

5 – Venial

Meaning – (of a fault or offence) slight and pardonable.

Usage – “we cannot prevent ourselves sometimes from dreaming of performing venial if not mortal sins”

Synonyms – pardonable, forgivable, excusable, condonable, tolerable, permissible, allowable, understandable, justifiable; slight, minor, unimportant, insignificant, trivial, trifling, not serious, all right, within accepted bounds.

6 – Coeval – मामूली गलती

Meaning – having the same age or date of origin; contemporary.

Usage – “these lavas were coeval with the volcanic activity”

7 – Decrepit – जरा-जीर्ण

Meaning – worn out or ruined because of age or neglect.

Usage – “a row of decrepit houses”

Synonyms – dilapidated, rickety, run down, broken-down, tumbledown, ramshackle, worn out, derelict, in ruins, ruined, falling apart, falling to pieces, in (a state of) disrepair, creaky, creaking, gone to rack and ruin, on its last legs; battered, decayed, decaying, crumbling, deteriorated, deteriorating, antiquated, superannuated.

8 – Espouse – अपनाना

Meaning – adopt or support (a cause, belief, or way of life).

Usage – “the left has espoused the causes of sexual and racial equality”

Synonyms – adopt, embrace, take up, take to, take to one’s heart, receive enthusiastically/wholeheartedly, accept, welcome; support, back, champion, give help to, help, assist, aid, be on the side of, side with, be in favour of, favour, prefer, abet, aid and abet, encourage; vote for, ally oneself with, stand behind, fall in with, stand up for, defend.

9 – Gauche – फूहड़ या भद्दा

Meaning – unsophisticated and socially awkward.

Usage – “a shy and gauche teenager”

Synonyms – awkward, gawky, inelegant, graceless, ungraceful, ungainly, bumbling, maladroit, inept; socially awkward, socially inept, lacking in social grace(s), unpolished, unsophisticated, uncultured, uncultivated, unrefined, raw, inexperienced, uneducated, unworldly.

10 – Innuendo – इंगित

Meaning – an allusive or oblique remark or hint, typically a suggestive or disparaging one.

Usage – “she’s always making sly innuendoes”

Synonyms – insinuation, implication, hint, suggestion, intimation, overtone, undertone, whisper, allusion, nuance, reference, imputation, aspersion, slur.