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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. Tweaking – ठीक करना

Meaning – twist or pull (something) sharply.

Usage – “he tweaked the boy’s ear”

Synonyms – pull sharply, twist, tug, pinch, nip, twitch, squeeze, jerk.

2. Lobby

Meaning – seek to influence (a legislator) on an issue.

Usage – “they insist on their right to lobby Congress”

Synonyms – seek to influence, try to persuade, bring pressure to bear on, importune, persuade, influence, sway; petition, solicit, appeal to, call on, urge, press, pressure, pressurize, push.

3. Plunge – डुबकी

Meaning – jump or dive quickly and energetically.

Usage – “our little daughters whooped as they plunged into the sea”

Synonyms – jump, dive, hurl oneself, throw oneself, fling oneself, launch oneself, catapult oneself, cast oneself, pitch oneself.

4. Briefings – ब्रीफिंग

Meaning – a meeting for giving information or instructions.

Usage – “a media briefing in the House of Commons”

Synonyms – information, orientation, preparation, rundown; instructions, directions, guidelines, guidance.

5. Acumen – कुशाग्रता

Meaning – the ability to make good judgements and take quick decisions.

Usage – “she hides a shrewd business acumen”

Synonyms – astuteness, awareness, shrewdness, acuity, sharpness, sharp-wittedness, cleverness, brightness, smartness; judgement, understanding, sense, common sense, canniness, discernment, wisdom, wit, sagacity, perspicacity, ingenuity, insight, intuition, intuitiveness, perception, perspicuity, penetration; capability, enterprise.

6. Frangible – भंगुर

Meaning – able to be broken into fragments; brittle or fragile.

Usage – “the frangible skull of an infant”

7. Formidable – दुर्जेय

Meaning – inspiring fear or respect through being impressively large, powerful, intense, or capable.

Usage – “a formidable opponent”

Synonyms – intimidating, forbidding, redoubtable, daunting, alarming, frightening, terrifying, petrifying, horrifying, chilling, disturbing, disquieting, dreadful, brooding, awesome, fearsome, ominous, foreboding, sinister, menacing, threatening, dangerous; informalspooky, scary, creepy; archaicdireful.

8. Contends – तर्क

Meaning – struggle to surmount (a difficulty).

Usage – “she had to contend with his uncertain temper”

Synonyms – cope with, face, grapple with, deal with, take on, pit oneself against; resist, withstand.

9. Primacy – प्रधानता

Meaning – the fact of being pre-eminent or most important.

synonyms –  greater importance, priority, precedence, pre-eminence, preference, superiority, first place, pride of place, weighting, supremacy, ascendancy, sovereignty, dominance, dominion.

Usage – “London’s primacy as a financial centre”

10. Stalling – रोकने

Meaning – stop or cause to stop making progress.

Usage – “his career had stalled, hers taken off”

Synonyms – obstruct, impede, interfere with, hinder, hamper, block, interrupt, hold up, hold back, stand in the way of, frustrate, thwart, baulk, inhibit, hamstring, sabotage, encumber, restrain, slow, slow down, retard, delay, stonewall, forestall, arrest, check, stop, halt, stay, derail, restrict, limit, curb.