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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. – Whittle – छीलना

Meaning – carve (wood) into an object by repeatedly cutting small slices from it.

Usage – “he was sitting at the tent door, whittling a piece of wood with a knife”

Synonyms – pare, shave, peel, cut, hew, trim, carve, shape, model.

2. – Naivete – भोलेपन

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.

3. – Wince – दर्द का भाव

Meaning – make a slight involuntary grimace or shrinking movement of the body out of pain or distress.

Usage – “he winced at the disgust in her voice”

Synonyms – grimace, pull a face; flinch, blench, start, draw back, shrink away, recoil, cringe, squirm.

4. – Panegyric – स्तुतिपाठ

Meaning – a public speech or published text in praise of someone or something.

Usage – “a panegyric on the pleasures of malt whisky”

Synonyms – eulogy, speech of praise, paean, accolade, tribute, testimonial; commendation, acclamation.

5. – polemical – विवादात्मक

Meaning – of or involving strongly critical or disputatious writing or speech.

Usage – “a polemical essay”

Synonyms – critical, hostile, bitter, polemic, virulent, vitriolic, venomous, waspish, corrosive, biting, caustic, trenchant, cutting, acerbic, sardonic, sarcastic, scathing, acid, sharp, keen, tart, pungent, stinging, astringent, incisive, devastating, piercing; rareacidulous, mordacious.

6. – Torrid – उमसदार

Meaning – very hot and dry.

Usage – “the torrid heat of the afternoon”

Synonyms – hot, sweltering, sultry, scorching, boiling, parching, sizzling, roasting, blazing, burning, blistering, tropical, stifling, suffocating, oppressive; dry, arid, barren, parched, waterless, desert.

7. – Snide – जाली

Meaning – derogatory or mocking in an indirect way.

Usage – “snide remarks about my mother”

Synonyms – disparaging, derogatory, deprecating, deprecatory, denigratory, insulting, vituperative, disapproving, contemptuous; mocking, taunting, ridiculing, sneering, jeering, scoffing; scornful, derisive, sarcastic, caustic, biting, bitchy, shrewish, spiteful, hurtful, nasty.

8. – Revelry – मद्यपान का उत्सव

Meaning – lively and noisy festivities, especially when these involve drinking a large amount of alcohol.

Usage – “sounds of revelry issued into the night”

Synonyms – celebration(s), partying, parties, revels, festivity/festivities, jollification, merrymaking, carousing, carousal, roistering, debauchery.

9. – Sleazy – निर्बल

Meaning – (of a person or situation) sordid, corrupt, or immoral.

Usage – “a sleazy private detective”

Synonyms – corrupt, immoral, sordid, unsavoury, unpleasant, disreputable; informalshady, sleazoid.

10. – Strident – तेज़

Meaning – (of a sound) loud and harsh; grating.

Usage – “his voice had become increasingly strident”

Synonyms – harsh, raucous, rough, grating, rasping, jarring, loud, stentorian, shrill, screeching, piercing, ear-piercing; unmelodious, unmusical, discordant, dissonant, unharmonious; rarestridulous, stridulant, stridulatory, stentorious.