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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. – Umpteen

Meaning – indefinitely many; a lot of.

Usage – “you need umpteen pieces of identification to cash a cheque”

2. – Snide

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, mean; informalsarky; raremordacious.

3. – Echelon

Meaning – a level or rank in an organization, a profession, or society.

Usage – “the upper echelons of the business world”

Synonyms – level, rank, grade, step, rung, tier, stratum, plane, position, order, division, sector.

4. – Fillip

Meaning – something which acts as a stimulus or boost to an activity.

Usage – “the halving of car tax would provide a fillip to sales”

Synonyms – stimulus, stimulation, stimulant, boost, encouragement, incitement, incentive, impetus, inducement, motivation; tonic, uplift, lift, reviver, spur, goad, prod, push, prompt, aid, help; informalshot in the arm, pick-me-up.

5. – Impugn

Meaning – dispute the truth, validity, or honesty of (a statement or motive); call into question.

Usage – “the father does not impugn her capacity as a good mother”

Synonyms – call into question, challenge, question, dispute, query, take issue with, impeach.

6. – Inveigle

Meaning – persuade (someone) to do something by means of deception or flattery.

Usage – “he inveigled her back to his room”

Synonyms – cajole, wheedle, coax, persuade, convince, talk; tempt, lure, allure, entice, ensnare, seduce, flatter, beguile, dupe, fool; informalsweet-talk, soft-soap, butter up, twist someone’s arm, con, bamboozle; informalsucker; archaicblandish.

7. – Infidel

Meaning – a person who has no religion or whose religion is not that of the majority.

Usage – “a crusade against infidels and heretics”

Synonyms – unbeliever, disbeliever, non-believer, heathen, pagan, idolater, idolatress, heretic, agnostic, atheist, non-theist, nihilist, apostate, freethinker, libertine, dissenter, nonconformist; archaicpaynim; rarenullifidian.

8. – Hunch

Meaning – raise (one’s shoulders) and bend the top of one’s body forward.

Usage – “Eliot hunched his shoulders against a gust of snow”

Synonyms – arch, curve, hump, bend, bow, curl, crook.

9. – Sleuth

Meaning – a detective.

Usage – “they make MI5 look like a bunch of amateur sleuths”

Synonyms – private detective, detective, private investigator, investigator; enquiry agent; informalprivate eye, PI, snoop, sleuth-hound; informalprivate dick, dick, peeper, shamus, gumshoe; informalhawkshaw, sherlock.

10. – Secession

Meaning – the action of withdrawing formally from membership of a federation or body, especially a political state.

Usage – “the republics want secession from the union”

Synonyms – withdrawal, break, breakaway, separation, severance, schism, apostasy, leaving, quitting, split, splitting, disaffiliation, resignation, pulling out, dropping out, desertion, defection.