200 Difficult Words - Group 2

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obdurate
/'ɒbdjʊrɪt/;/'ɑbdərɪt/ a. Syn. stubborn; inflexible
hardened in wrongdoing or wickedness; not giving in to persuasion
obfuscate
/'ɒbfʌskeɪt/ v. Syn. confuse; muddle
(maul obfuscate) confuse; muddle; cause confusion; make needlessly complex
oblique
/ə'bli:k/ a. Syn. inclined
(ترچھا) having slanting or sloping direction, course, or position; inclined
obsequious
/əb'si:kwɪəs/ a.
(چاپلوس) slavishly attentive; attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery
obstreperous
/əb'strɛpərəs/ a.
(obstreperous) noisily aggressive; making great noise or outcry
obtuse
/əb'tju:s/;/əb'tu:s/ a. Syn. stupid
lacking in insight or discernment; stupid
odious
/'oʊdɪəs/ a. Syn. hateful; vile
(بہت سخت ناپسندیدہ بات) hateful; arousing strong dislike, aversion, or intense displeasure
officious
/ə'fɪʃəs/ a.
(obtrusive officious) marked by excessive eagerness in offering unwanted services or advice to others
ostensible
/ɒ'stɛnsɪb(ə)l/ a. Syn. apparent
(درشیمان) put forth or held out as real, actual, or intended; proper or intended to be shown
palliate
/'pælɪeɪt/ v.
(کم کرنا) lessen violence of disease; moderate intensity; gloss over with excuses
pallid
/'pælɪd/ a. Syn. pale; wan
(ویورن) abnormally pale; lacking intensity of color or luminousness
panacea
/pænə'sɪə/ n.
(علاج) remedy for all diseases, evils, or difficulties; a cure-all
paragon
/'pærəgən/;/'pærəgɒn/ n. Syn. model
(مثالی) model of excellence or perfection; peerless example
pariah
/'pærɪə/ n. Syn. untouchable
(pastel) social outcast; person who is rejected from society or home
parsimony
/'pɑrsɪmənɪ/;/-moʊnɪ/ n.
(بیرونی کرپنتا) extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily
pathos
/'peɪθɒs/ n. Syn. pity
(درد) tender sorrow; pity; quality in art or literature that produces these feelings
paucity
/'pɔ:sɪtɪ/ n. Syn. scarcity
(کمی) scarcity; smallness of number; fewness
pejorative
/pɪ'dʒɒrətɪv/ a.
(pejorative) tending to make or become worse; disparaging or belittling
pellucid
/pɪ'lju:sɪd/ a. Syn. transparent; limpid
(pellucid) transparent; limpid; easy to understand
perfidious
/pə'fɪdɪəs/ a. Syn. treacherous; disloyal
(بدکردار) tending to betray; disloyal; faithless
perfunctory
/pə'fʌŋktərɪ/ a. Syn. superficial
(بیپرواہ) done routinely and with little interest or care; acting with indifference; showing little interest or care
pernicious
/pə'nɪʃəs/ a. Syn. deadly
(pernicious) very destructive; tending to cause death or serious injury; deadly
pertinacious
/pɜrtɪ'neɪʃəs/;/-tn'eɪʃəs/ a. Syn. stubborn; persistent
(آگرہی) stubbornly or perversely persistent; unyielding; obstinate
pithy
/'pɪθɪ/ a. Syn. concise
(pithy) precisely meaningful; forceful and brief
platitude
/'plætɪtju:d/;/-tu:d/ n.
(platitude) dullness; insipidity of thought; commonplace statement; lack of originality
plethora
/'plɛθərə/ n. Syn. excess; overabundance
(ڈھیر سارے) excess; over-fullness in any respect; superabundance
portent
/'pɔ:tɛnt/ n. Syn. sign; omen; forewarning
(portent) omen; forewarning; something that portends an event about to occur, especially unfortunate or evil event
precocious
/prɪ'koʊʃəs/ a.
(اکالپروڑھ) advanced in development; appearing or developing early
primeval
/praɪ'mi:v(ə)l/ a. Syn. ancient; primitive
(آدم) ancient; primitive; belonging to the first or earliest age; original or ancient
proclivity
/prə'klɪvɪtɪ/ n. Syn. inclination
(جھکاو) inclination; natural tendency; readiness; facility of learning
promulgate
/'prɒməlgeɪt/ v. Syn. announce
(progenitor) proclaim doctrine or law; make known by official publication
propensity
/prə'pɛnsɪtɪ/ n. Syn. tendency; predilection
(پدررتی) natural inclination; tendency or preference; predilection
propitious
/prə'pɪʃəs/ a. Syn. favorable; fortunate; advantageous
(موزوں) presenting favorable circumstances; fortunate; advantageous
prosaic
/proʊ'zeiɪk/ a. Syn. factual
(نیرس) dull and unimaginative; matter-of-fact; factual
proscribe
/proʊ'skraɪb/;/proʊ-/ v. Syn. banish; outlaw
(proscribe) command against; banish; outlaw
protean
/'proʊtɪɛn, 'proʊti:n/ a. Syn. versatile
(protean) versatile; able to take on many shapes; readily taking on varied shapes
prurient
/'prʊərɪənt/ a.
(کامی) having or causing lustful thoughts and desires; having eager desire for something
puerile
/'pjʊəraɪl/;/-rəl/ a. Syn. childish
(بلوغت puerile) childish; belonging to childhood; immature
pulchritude
/'pʌlkrɪtju:d/ n. Syn. beauty; comeliness
(pulchritude) great physical beauty and appeal; attractive moral excellence; moral beauty
punctilious
/pʌŋk'tɪlɪəs/ a.
(punctilious) marked by precise accordance with details
quagmire
/'kwɒgmaɪə(r)/ n.
(دلدل) soft wet boggy land; complex or dangerous situation from which it is difficult to free oneself
querulous
/'kwɛrʊləs/ a. Syn. fretful; whining
habitually complaining; expressing complaint or grievance
quixotic
/kwɪk'sɒtɪk/ a.
(ولکشن) idealistic without regard to practicality
rancor
/'ræŋkə(r)/ n. Syn. enmity; hatred
(ظلم (کے کاموں) bitter, long-lasting resentment; deep-seated ill will; hatred
rebuke
/rɪ'bju:k/ v. Syn. admonish; scold
(ڈانٹ) scold harshly; criticize severely
recalcitrant
/rɪ'kælsɪtrənt/ a.
(اڑیل) obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority
rectitude
/'rɛktɪtju:d/;/-tu:d/ n. Syn. uprightness
(سکوئر) uprightness; moral virtue; correctness of judgment
replete
/rɪ'pli:t/ a.
(replete) filled to brim or to point of being stuffed; abundantly supplied
reprobate
/'rɛproʊbeɪt/ n.
(پاجی) person hardened in sin; person without moral scruples
reprove
/rɪ'pru:v/ v. Syn. censure; rebuke
(reprove) voice or convey disapproval of; rebuke; find fault with
repudiate
/rɪ'pju:dɪeɪt/ v. Syn. disown
(repudiate) disown; refuse to acknowledge; reject validity or authority of
rescind
/rɪ'sɪnd/ v. Syn. cancel; annul; repeal
(منسوخ) cancel; make void; repeal or annul
restive
/'rɛstɪv/ a.
(غیر جانبدار اشانت) impatient under restraint or opposition; resisting control; difficult to control
ribald
/'rɪbəld/ a. Syn. wanton; tasteless
(بدسلوکی) coarse or indecent; humorously vulgar or offensive
rife
/raɪf/ a. Syn. current
(جھگڑا زوروں پر) excessively abundant or numerous; in widespread existence, practice, or use
ruse
/ru:z/ n. Syn. trick; stratagem
(چال) trick; use of artifice or trickery; deceptive maneuver, especially to avoid capture
sacrosanct
/'sækroʊsæŋkt/ a. Syn. inviolable
(مقدس) regarded as sacred and inviolable
sagacity
/sə'gæsətɪ/ n.
(تدبیر) quality of being sagacious; quickness or acuteness of sense perceptions; keenness of discernment; shrewdness
salient
/'seɪlɪənt/ a. Syn. prominent
(اہم) prominent or protruding; projecting outwardly; moving by leaps or springs
sanctimonious
/sæŋktɪ'moʊnɪəs/ a. Syn. hypocritical
(پاھنڈی) excessively or hypocritically pious; possessing sanctity; sacred; holy; saintly; religious
sanguine
/'sæŋgwɪn/ a. Syn. cheerful; hopeful; ruddy
(گرما گرم) cheerfully confident; optimistic; of healthy reddish color; ruddy
scurrilous
/'skʌrɪləs/ n. Syn. obscene; indecent
(scurrilous) obscene; indecent; expressing offensive reproach
serendipity
/sɛrən'dɪpɪtɪ/ n.
(serendipity) gift for finding valuable or desirable things by accident; accidental good fortune or luck
servile
/'sɜrvaɪl/;/'sɛrvl/ a. Syn. slavish; cringing
(servile) slavish; suitable to slave or servant; relating to servitude or forced labor
solicitous
/sə'lɪsɪtəs/ a. Syn. worried; concerned
(حریص) worried or concerned; full of desire; expressing care or concern
somnolent
/'sɒmnələnt/ a.
(somnolent) half asleep; inclined to drowsiness; tending to induce sleep
spurious
/'spjʊərɪəs/ a. Syn. false; counterfeit; forged; illogical
(مصنوعی) false; counterfeit; forged; illogical
staid
/steɪd/ a. Syn. serious; sedate
(سنگین) sober; serious, organized, and professional; characterized by dignity and propriety
stolid
/'stɒlɪd/ a. Syn. dull; impassive
(stolid) dull; impassive; having or revealing little emotion or sensibility
stupefy
/'stju:pɪfaɪ/;/'stu:-/ v.
(stupefy striated) make senseless or dizzy; be mystery or bewildering to
surfeit
/'sɜrfɪt/ v.
(reek) eat until excessively full; be more than full; feed someone to excess
surmise
/sə'maɪz/ v. Syn. guess
(شبہ) guess; infer something without sufficiently conclusive evidence
surreptitious
/sʌrəp'tɪʃəs/ a. Syn. secret; furtive; sneaky; hidden
(surreptitious) secret; done or made by stealth, or without proper authority; made or introduced fraudulently
sycophant
/'sɪkəfænt/ n. Syn. bootlicker; flatterer
(چاپلوس) one who attempts to win favor by flattering influential people; bootlicker; yes man
tacit
/'tæsɪt/ a.
(خاموش) indicated or understood without expressed directly; not speaking; silent
taciturn
/'tæsɪtə:n/ a. Syn. silent
(taciturn) silent or reserved in speech; saying little; not inclined to speak or converse
tantamount
/'tæntəmaʊnt/ a.
(اتیبوجن مترادف) equivalent in effect or value
temerity
/tɪ'mɛrɪtɪ/ n. Syn. boldness; rashness
(اتاولاپن) boldness; rashness; foolhardy disregard of danger
tenuous
/'tɛnjʊəs/ a. Syn. thin; rare; slim
(کمزور) long and thin; slender; having little substance
timorous
/'tɪmərəs/ a. Syn. fearful
(بزدل) fearful; demonstrating fear; weakly hesitant
torpid
/'tɔ:pɪd/ a.
(torrid) having lost motion, or the power of exertion and feeling; numb; benumbed
tractable
/'træktəb(ə)l/ a. Syn. docile
(کپٹپورن tractable) easily managed or controlled; governable; easily handled or worked; docile
transient
/'trænsɪənt, 'trɑr-/;/trænʃnt/ a. Syn. momentary; temporary; transitory
(طاقتور) momentary; temporary; staying for short time
transmute
/træns'mju:t, trɑr-/ v. Syn. convert; transform
(transmute) change from one form, nature, substance, or state into another; transform
trenchant
/'trɛntʃənt/ a. Syn. incisive; keen
(تلھی) forceful, effective, and vigorous; sharp or keen
truculent
/'trukjələnt, 'trʌkjʊlənt/ a. Syn. belligerent
(truculent) disposed to fight; belligerent; aggressively hostile
turgid
/'tɜrdʒɪd/ a. Syn. swollen; distended
(turgid) swollen; distended; excessively ornate or complex in style or language
turpitude
/'tɜrpɪtju:d/;/-tu:d/ n. Syn. depravity
(turpitude) depravity; corrupt, depraved, or degenerate act
ubiquitous
/ju:'bɪkwɪtəs/ a. Syn. omnipresent
(سروویاپی) being or existing everywhere; omnipresent
unctuous
/'ʌŋktjʊəs/ a. Syn. oily; bland
(unctuous) oily; composed of oil or fat; characterized by affected, exaggerated, or insincere earnestness
upbraid
/ʌp'breɪd/ v. Syn. reprimand; criticize; scold
(فٹکارنا) severely criticize; reprimand; reprove sharply
usurp
/'jʊzəp/ v. Syn. appropriate
(ہڑپنا) seize and hold power or rights of another by force or without legal authority
vacillate
/'væsɪleɪt/ v. Syn. waver; fluctuate
(vacillate) sway unsteadily from one side to the other; oscillate
vacuous
/'vækjʊəs/ a. Syn. empty; inane
(صفر) empty; showing lack of thought or intelligence; vacant
vapid
/'væpɪd/ a. Syn. dull
(نیرس) dull and unimaginative; lacking taste or flavor
variegated
/'vɛərɪgeɪtɪd/ a.
(الوکک) streaked, spotted, or marked with a variety of color; very colorful
venerate
/'vɛnəreɪt/ v.
(تعظيم) treat with great respect and deference; consider hallowed or be in awe of
veracity
/və'ræsɪti/ n. Syn. truthfulness
(حقیقت) truthfulness; unwillingness to tell lies
verdant
/'vɜrdənt/ a.
(کچا) green; full of juice in vegetation
vex
/vɛks/ v. Syn. annoy; distress
(vivacious vex) annoy; disturb, especially by minor irritations; be a mystery or bewildering to
vicarious
/vɪ'kɛərɪəs/ a.
(vicarious) acting as substitute; done by deputy; experienced at secondhand
vicissitude
/vɪ'sɪsɪtud/ n.
(vicissitude) change, especially in one's life or fortunes; regular change or succession of one thing to another; alternation
vilify
/'vɪlɪfaɪ/ v. Syn. slander
debase; degrade; spread negative information about
viscous
/'vɪskəs/ a. Syn. sticky; gluey
(viscosity) sticky; gluey; having high resistance to flow
vitriolic
/vɪtrɪ'ɒlɪk/ a. Syn. corrosive; sarcastic
(vitriolic) harsh or corrosive in tone; sarcastic; bitterly scathing
wanton
/'wɒnt(ə)n/;/wɔ:ntən/ a. Syn. unrestrained; unchaste
(پردگی) unrestrained; willfully malicious; immoral or unchaste
winsome
/'wɪnsəm/ a. Syn. agreeable; gracious; engaging
(winnow) agreeable; gracious; charming, often in childlike or naive way
wistful
/'wɪstfəl/ a.
(wistful) full of wishful yearning or longing; sadly thoughtful
zenith
/'zɛnɪθ/ n. Syn. summit
(زوال) point directly overhead in sky; summit
zephyr
/'zɛfə(r)/ n.
(xenophobia) gentle breeze; west wind; any of various soft light fabrics, yarns, or garments