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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. Bludgeon

Meaning – a thick stick with a heavy end, used as a weapon.

Usage – “maces and spiked bludgeons”

Synonyms – cudgel, club, stick, truncheon, baton, bat, heavy weapon, blunt instrument; nightstick, blackjack; informalcosh.

2. Acquiesce

Meaning – accept something reluctantly but without protest.

3. Apropos

Meaning – with reference to; concerning.

Usage – “she remarked apropos of the initiative, ‘It’s not going to stop the abuse’”

Synonyms – with reference to, with regard to, with respect to, regarding, concerning, respecting, on the subject of, in the matter of, touching on, dealing with, connected with, in connection with, about, re; anent.

4. Pictorial

Meaning – of or expressed in pictures; illustrated.

Usage – “feelings presented in a pictorial form”

Synonyms – illustrated, with illustrations, with pictures, with drawings, with sketches; in pictures, in picture form, in photographs, photographic, graphic; representational, depictive, illustrative, drawn.

5. concoction

Meaning – a mixture of various ingredients or elements.

Usage – “the facade is a strange concoction of northern Mannerism and Italian Baroque”

Synonyms – mixture, brew, preparation, creation; potion.

6. Duress

Meaning – threats, violence, constraints, or other action used to coerce someone into doing something against their will or better judgement.

Usage – “confessions extracted under duress”

Synonyms – coercion, compulsion, force, pressure, pressurization, intimidation, threats, constraint, enforcement, exaction; informalarm-twisting.

7. Decrepit

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.

8. Mayhem

Meaning – violent or extreme disorder; chaos.

Usage – “complete mayhem broke out”

Synonyms – chaos, disorder, confusion, havoc, bedlam, pandemonium, tumult, uproar, turmoil, madness, madhouse, hullabaloo, all hell broken loose, wild disarray, disorganization, maelstrom, trouble, disturbance, commotion, riot, anarchy, destruction, violence.

9. Leeway

Meaning – the amount of freedom to move or act that is available.

Usage – “the government had greater leeway to introduce reforms”

Synonyms – freedom, scope, room to manoeuvre, latitude, elbow room, slack, space, room, liberty, room to spare, room to operate, scope for initiative, freedom of action, freedom from restriction, a free hand, flexibility, independence, licence, self-determination, free rein, free play.

10. Naivete

Meaning – lack of experience, wisdom, or judgement.

Usage – “his appalling naivety in going to the press”

Synonyms – innocence, lack of sophistication, lack of experience, ingenuousness, guilelessness, lack of guile, unworldliness, childlikeness, trustfulness, simplicity, naturalness; gullibility, credulousness, credulity, over-trustfulness, lack of suspicion, blind faith, immaturity, callowness, greenness, ignorance.