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

1. Pillage – लूट का माल

Meaning – the action of pillaging a place or property, especially in war.

Usage – “rebellious peasants intent on pillage”

Synonyms – robbery, robbing, raiding, pillaging, plunder, plundering, looting, sacking, sack, ransacking, ravaging, laying waste, devastation, depredation, rape, harrying, marauding; literarydespoiling, rapine; archaicspoliation, reaving.

2. Perverse – विकृत

Meaning – showing a deliberate and obstinate desire to behave in a way that is unreasonable or unacceptable.

Usage – “Kate’s perverse decision not to cooperate held good”

Synonyms – awkward, contrary, difficult, unreasonable, uncooperative, unhelpful, obstructive, disobliging, unaccommodating, troublesome, tiresome, annoying, vexatious, obstreperous, disobedient, unmanageable, uncontrollable, recalcitrant, refractory, rebellious; wilful, headstrong, self-willed, capricious, wayward, cross-grained, stubborn, obstinate, obdurate, pertinacious, mulish, pig-headed, bull-headed, intractable, intransigent, inflexible; thrawn; informalcussed; informalbloody-minded, bolshie, stroppy; informalbalky.

3. Nimble – तेज़

Meaning – quick and light in movement or action; agile.

Usage – “with a deft motion of her nimble fingers”

Synonyms – agile, lithe, sprightly, acrobatic, light-footed, nimble-footed, light, light on one’s feet, fleet-footed, spry, lively, active, quick, quick-moving, graceful, supple, limber, lissom, flexible, skilful, deft, dexterous, adroit; informalnippy, zippy, twinkle-toed; literaryfleet, lightsome.

4. Pique – मनमुटाव

Meaning – a feeling of irritation or resentment resulting from a slight, especially to one’s pride.

Usage – “he left in a fit of pique”

Synonyms – irritation, annoyance, resentment, anger, displeasure, indignation, temper, bad temper, wounded/hurt pride, wounded/hurt feelings, petulance, ill humour, peevishness, offence, umbrage, vexation, exasperation, disgruntlement, discontent, discontentment.

5. Vagrant – आवारा

Meaning – a person without a settled home or regular work who wanders from place to place and lives by begging.

Synonyms – tramp, drifter, down-and-out, derelict, beggar, itinerant, wanderer, nomad, wayfarer, traveller, gypsy, rover, vagabond, transient, migrant, homeless person, beachcomber, person of no fixed address/abode, knight of the road, bird of passage, rolling stone; hobo; bagman, knockabout, overlander, sundowner, whaler; streety; informalbag lady; informalbum, bindlestiff; informaloutie; informalderro.

6. Occult – रहस्यमय

Meaning – mystical, supernatural, or magical powers, practices, or phenomena.

Usage – “a secret society to study alchemy and the occult”

Synonyms – the supernatural, the paranormal, supernaturalism, magic, black magic, witchcraft, sorcery, necromancy, wizardry, the black arts, Kabbalah, cabbalism, occultism, diabolism, devil worship, devilry, voodoo, hoodoo, white magic, witchery, witching, orenda, mysticism; makutu; raretheurgy.

7. Waive – माफ

Meaning – refrain from insisting on or using (a right or claim).

Usage – “he will waive all rights to the money”

Synonyms – relinquish, renounce, give up, abandon, reject, surrender, yield, cede, do without, dispense with, set/put aside, abdicate, abjure, sacrifice, refuse, turn down, spurn, sign away.

8. Nasty – बुरा

Meaning – very bad or unpleasant.

Usage – “plastic bags burn with a nasty, acrid smell”

Synonyms – unpleasant, disagreeable, disgusting, distasteful, awful, dreadful, horrible, terrible, vile, foul, abominable, frightful, loathsome, revolting, repulsive, odious, sickening, nauseating, nauseous, repellent, repugnant, horrendous, hideous, appalling, atrocious, offensive, objectionable, obnoxious, unpalatable, unsavoury, unappetizing, off-putting, uninviting, dirty, filthy, squalid; noxious, evil-smelling, foul-smelling, smelly, stinking, rank.

9. Oracular – पेशीनगोई का

Meaning – relating to an oracle.

Usage – “the oracular shrine”

Synonyms – prophetic, prophetical, sibylline, predictive, prescient, prognostic, divinatory, augural; rarevatic, mantic, fatidical, fatidic, haruspical, pythonic.

10. Ordain – ठहराया

Meaning – make (someone) a priest or minister; confer holy orders on.

Usage – “he was ordained a minister before entering Parliament”

Synonyms – confer holy orders on, appoint, induct, install, invest, anoint, consecrate; archaicfrock