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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. Futile – व्यर्थ

Meaning – producing no result or effect

Usage – “a futile attempt to keep fans from mounting the stage”

Synonyms – fruitless, vain, pointless; useless, worthless, ineffectual, ineffective, inefficacious, to no effect, of no use, in vain, to no avail, unavailing; unsuccessful, failed, thwarted; unproductive, barren, unprofitable, abortive; impotent, hollow, empty, forlorn, idle, sterile, nugatory, valueless; hopeless, doomed, lost; informalno good to gundy; archaicbootless.

2. Aggrandize – शक्ति अथवा प्रतिक्षा में बढ़ाना

Meaning – make great or greater in power, rank, honour, or wealth.

Usage – “an action intended to aggrandize the Frankish dynasty”

3. Theocracy

Meaning – a form of government in which the religious officials are the leaders.

Usage – “his ambition is to lead a worldwide theocracy”

4. Recluse – वैरागी

Meaning – a person who lives alone and avoids other people.

Usage – she has turned into a virtual recluse”

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

5. Ode – स्तोत्र

Meaning – a poem that praises or celebrates something.

Usage – a classical poem of a kind originally meant to be sung.

6. Alcove – आला

Meaning – a small area that is secluded from a large space .

Usage – a recess in the wall of a room or garden.

Synonyms – recess, niche, nook, opening, bay, hollow, cavity, corner, indentation, booth; apse; inglenook.

7. Vacillate – डोलना

Meaning – to waver between different opinions or actions.

Usage – “I vacillated between teaching and journalism”

Synonyms – dither, be indecisive, be irresolute, be undecided, be uncertain, be unsure, be doubtful, waver, teeter, temporize, hesitate, oscillate, fluctuate, keep changing one’s mind; haver, hum and haw; swither; informaldilly-dally, shilly-shally, blow hot and cold.

8. Mausoleum – समाधि

Meaning – a large elegant building that holds tombs.

Usage – “the cathedral was built in 1517 as a royal mausoleum”

Synonyms – tomb, sepulchre, crypt, vault, charnel house, burial chamber, catacomb, undercroft

9. Trenchant – तल्खी

Meaning – Characterized by or full of force and vigour.

Usage – the White Paper makes trenchant criticisms of health authorities”

Synonyms – incisive, cutting, pointed, piercing, penetrating, sharp, keen, acute, razor-sharp, razor-edged, rapier-like; vigorous, forceful, strong, telling, emphatic, forthright, blunt; biting, stinging, mordant, pungent, scathing, caustic, acid, tart, acerbic, astringent, sarcastic; devastating, savage, fierce, searing, blistering, withering; acerb; raremordacious, acidulous.

10. Vested – निहित

Meaning – confer or bestow (power, authority, property, etc.) on someone.

Usage – “executive power is vested in the President”

Synonyms – entrust to, invest in, bestow on, confer on, grant to, give to; endow, lodge, lay, place; put in the hands of.