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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. Beatific

Meaning – feeling or expressing blissful happiness.

Usage – “a beatific smile”

Synonyms – rapturous, joyful, ecstatic, seraphic, blissful, serene, happy, beaming, glad.

2. Sneaky

Meaning – furtive; sly.

Usage – “sneaky, underhand tactics”

Synonyms – sly, crafty, cunning, wily, clever, artful, scheming, devious, guileful, tricky, conniving, designing, deceitful, duplicitous, dishonest, disingenuous, underhand, untrustworthy, unscrupulous, double-dealing; furtive, secretive, secret, stealthy, surreptitious, sneaking, skulking, slinking, clandestine, hidden, covert, cloaked, conspiratorial, under the table; black; informaldirty, foxy.

3. Cannon

Meaning – a large, heavy piece of artillery, typically mounted on wheels, formerly used in warfare.

Usage – “they would cross at the Town ford, under cover of the defending cannon”

Synonyms – mounted gun, field gun, gun, piece of artillery, piece of ordnance; mortar, howitzer; informalbig gun; historicalcarronade, bombard, culverin, falconet, long tom, serpentine; historicalpom-pom.

4. Horde

Meaning – a large group of people.

Usage – “a horde of beery rugby fans”

5. Truant

Meaning – a pupil who stays away from school without leave or explanation.

Synonyms – absentee, non-attender; informalskiver; informalwag.

6. Axiom

Meaning – a statement or proposition which is regarded as being established, accepted, or self-evidently true.

Usage – “the axiom that sport builds character”

Synonyms – accepted truth, general truth, dictum, truism, principle; proposition, postulate; maxim, saying, adage, aphorism; rareapophthegm, gnome.

7. Facsimile

Meaning – an exact copy, especially of written or printed material.

Usage – “a facsimile of the manuscript”

Synonyms – copy, reproduction, duplicate, photocopy, mimeograph, mimeo, replica, likeness, carbon, carbon copy, print, reprint, offprint, image; fax, telefax; clone; telecopy; autotype; trademarkXerox, photostat.

8. Cannibal

Meaning – a person who eats the flesh of other human beings.

Usage – “cannibal tribes”

Synonyms – man-eater, people-eater; rareanthropophagite, anthropophagist.

9. Recluse

Meaning – a person who lives a solitary life and tends to avoid other people.

Usage – “she has turned into a virtual recluse”

Synonyms – hermit, ascetic; monk, nun; marabout, santon; rareeremite, anchorite, anchoress, stylite, cenobite.

10. Impregnable

Meaning – (of a fortified position) unable to be captured or broken into.

Usage – “a massive and impregnable fortress”

Synonyms – invulnerable, impenetrable, unattackable, unassailable, inviolable, secure, strong, stout, safe, well fortified, well defended; invincible, unconquerable, unbeatable, indestructible.