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Welcome to Online English Section with explanation inAffairsCloud.com. Here we are providing some difficult words , which is important for IBPS PO/CLERK/LIC AAO/RRB & SSC CGL EXAM and other !!!

1. Martinet – कठोर अनुशासक

Meaning – a person who demands complete obedience; a strict disciplinarian.

Usage – “the woman in charge was a martinet who treated all those beneath her like children”

Synonyms – disciplinarian, slave-driver, stickler for discipline, taskmaster, taskmistress, authoritarian, tyrant; drill sergeant.

2. Mincing – नख़रेबाज़

Meaning – (of a man) affectedly dainty in manner or gait; effeminate.

Usage – “I don’t have to go through the rest of my life with that mincing voice of yours”

3. Lascivious – कामुक

Meaning – feeling or revealing an overt sexual interest or desire.

Usage – “he gave her a lascivious wink”

Synonyms – lecherous, lewd, lustful, licentious, libidinous, goatish, salacious, wanton, lubricious, prurient, dirty, smutty, filthy, naughty, suggestive, indecent, ribald; debauched, depraved, degenerate, dissolute, dissipated, unchaste, loose; informalhorny, blue; informalrandy; rareconcupiscent, lickerish.

4. Modicum – भोजन की थोड़ी मात्रा

Meaning – a small quantity of a particular thing, especially something desirable or valuable.

Usage – “his statement had a modicum of truth”

Synonyms – little bit, small amount, particle, degree, speck, fragment, scrap, crumb, grain, morsel, taste, soupçon, shred, mite, dash, drop, pinch, ounce, touch, tinge, dab, jot, iota, whit, tittle, jot or tittle, atom, inch, snippet, sliver, smattering, scintilla, hint, suggestion, whisper, trifle; informalsmidgen, smidge, tad; archaicscantling, scruple.

5. Knell – समाधिवाली झंकार

Meaning – the sound of a bell, especially when rung solemnly for a death or funeral.

Usage – “the knell of the ship’s bell”

Synonyms – toll, tolling, ringing, chime, clang, dong, peal, stroke, resounding, reverberation, clangour, boom; death knell; archaicknoll, tocsin.

6. Jocund – आनंदमय

Meaning – cheerful and light-hearted.

Usage – “a jocund wedding party”

7. Jejune – बेसूद

Meaning – naive, simplistic, and superficial.

Usage – “their entirely predictable and usually jejune opinions”

8. Jeer – मज़ाक

Meaning – make rude and mocking remarks, typically in a loud voice.

Usage – “some of the younger men jeered at him”

Synonyms – taunt, mock, scoff at, ridicule, laugh at, sneer at, deride, tease, insult, abuse, jibe (at), scorn, shout disapproval (at); heckle, interrupt, shout at/down, hector, catcall (at), boo (at), hoot at, whistle at, hiss (at), blow raspberries (at).

9. Levity – छिछोरापन

Meaning – the treatment of a serious matter with humour or lack of due respect.

Usage – “as an attempt to introduce a note of levity, the words were a disastrous flop”

Synonyms – light-heartedness, carefreeness, light-mindedness, high spirits, vivacity, liveliness, conviviality, cheerfulness, cheeriness, humour, gaiety, fun, jocularity, hilarity, frivolity, frivolousness, amusement, mirth, laughter, merriment, glee, comedy, funniness, wit, wittiness, jollity, joviality, joking, drollery, good cheer, sportiveness, nonsense, irreverence, facetiousness, flippancy.

10. languor – शिथिलता

Meaning – tiredness or inactivity, especially when pleasurable.

Usage – “her whole being was pervaded by a dreamy languor”

Synonyms – lassitude, lethargy, listlessness, tiredness, torpor, fatigue, weariness; laziness, idleness, indolence, inactivity, inertia, sluggishness; sleepiness, drowsiness, somnolence, enervation, lifelessness, apathy.