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Vocab Express- 380

Vocab Express- 380

Dear Aspirants,

To enhance your vocabulary here are 5 new words. Use these words to improve Written and Spoken English skills. In case you have missed out on our previous Vocab Express, we would strongly advise you to read it.

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(i) Cinch (N.): an extremely easy task.

Pronunciation:  सिन्च

Hindi Translations: सुनिश्चित बात, बहुत आसान, आसान काम, कटिबन्ध, कमरबन्द, प्रभाव, मेखला, जीन की पेटी, पक्की बात, निश्चित बात

Synonyms:  Snap, Conviction, Cert, Certainty, Breeze, Steadiness, Belief, Guarantee, Picnic

Antonyms: Bear, Beast, Chore, Headache, Antagonism, Bear Away, Bear in Mind, Bear Off

Usage: The first question is a cinch.

Meaning: पहला सवाल बहुत आसान है।

(ii) Gawk (N.): an awkward or shy person.

Pronunciation:  गॉक

Hindi Translations: ढोला आदमी, बेतुका आदमी, भद्दा मनुष्य, गावदी, मूर्ख, बेढंगा या लजीला आदमी

Synonyms:  Clod, Lout, Oaf, Glare, Lubber, Lummox, Lump, Stumblebum, Goon, Clown, Dolt

Antonyms: Ignore, Look Away, Lookout, Peek, Skim, Gleam, Glance, Glare, Polite

Usage: The villager was a gawk person.

Meaning: देहाती एक बहुत बेढंगा मनुष्य था।

(iii) Nuance (N.): a subtle difference in or shade of meaning, expression, or sound.

Pronunciation:  नूआन्स

Hindi Translations: अति सूक्ष्म अंतर, जरा सा फर्क, बारीक भेद, सूक्ष्म भेद, अति सूक्ष्म अंतर, नाज़ुक फ़र्क, बारीकी, भेद

Synonyms:  Shade, Nicety, Subtlety, Distinction, Refinement, Slight Difference, Subtle Distinction, Gradation, Degree, Hint

Antonyms: Blatancy, Roughness, Unimportance, Directness, Straightness, Garishness, Rudeness, Discourtesy, Impoliteness

Usage: He was aware of every nuance in her voice.

Meaning: वे उसकी आवाज़ के हर अति सूक्ष्म अंतर से अवगत थे।

(iv) Vilify (V.): spread negative information about

Pronunciation:  विलफाइ / विलिफाइ

Hindi Translations: गाली देना, तिरस्कार करना, कलंक लगाना, बदनाम करना, कलंकित करना, मिथ्यापवाद करना, अपवाद करना, हल्का करना

Synonyms:  Malign, Disparage, Defame, Slander, Revile, Denounce, Libel, Traduce, Calumniate, Criticize

Antonyms: Praise, Compliment, Admire

Usage: He was vilified by the press for his controversial views.

Meaning: अपने विवादास्पद विचारों के लिए उन्हें प्रेस द्वारा तिरस्कृत किया गया।

(v) Bilious (Adj.): irritable as if suffering from indigestion

Pronunciation:  बिलीअस / बिल्यस

Hindi Translations: चिड़चिड़ा, पित्तदोषग्रस्त, पित्तातुर, पैत्तिक, भद्दा, पित्त विषयक, पित्तदोष युक्त

Synonyms:  Peevish, Choleric, Cross, Testy, Bad-Tempered, Cantankerous, Dyspeptic, Ill-Tempered, Splenetic, Irascible

Antonyms: Delicious, Nice, Good-Tempered, Well, Agreeable, Amiable, Congenial, Good-Natured, Pleasant

Usage: He was a bilious old gentleman.

Meaning: वह एक चिड़चिडे बूढ़े सज्जन थे।

Try a quick exercise on Antonyms and Synonyms to get simple problems to ensure that you have mastered these concepts.

Hope this was helpful.

All the best!!!

OT Team

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