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Vocab Express- 382

Vocab Express- 382

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.

Read the Vocab Express-381 here

(i) Grovel (V.): lie or move abjectly on the ground with one's face downward.

Pronunciation:  ग्रवल / ग्रावल

Hindi Translations: रेंगना, गिड़गिड़ाना, विनीत भाव दरसाना, दीन होना, अपने आप को गिराना

Synonyms:  Crawl, Fawn, Cower, Cringe, Creep, Bow, Kowtow, Truckle, Apple-Polish

Antonyms: Boast, Ignore, Answer, Straighten, Alienate, Stand Up

Usage: Don't grovel — stick up for yourself!

Meaning: दीन मत बनो - अपने आप के लिए उठों!

(ii) Commiserate (V.): express or feel sympathy or pity; sympathize.

Pronunciation:  कमिज़रेट / कमिसरैट

Hindi Translations: समवेदना प्रकट करना, सहानुभूति रखना या प्रकट करना, सहानुभूति प्रकट करना, हमदर्दी रखना, दया आना, दया करना

Synonyms:  Sympathize, Pity, Condole, Console, Compassionate, Ache, Comfort, Empathise, Empathize, Feel For

Antonyms: Congratulate, Be Indifferent, Turn Away, Gloat, Hustle, Imbue, Gazump, Hook, Inebriate

Usage: I just wanted to commiserate with you.

Meaning: मैं सिर्फ तुम्हारे साथ समवेदना प्रकट करना चाहता था।

(iii) Stroll (V.): walk in a leisurely way.

Pronunciation:  स्ट्रोल

Hindi Translations: चहलक़दमी करना, घूमना, विचरना, इधर उधर फिरना, सैर करना, आवारा फिरना, मंथर गति से चलना, पैदल घूमना

Synonyms:  Walk, Amble, Ramble, Promenade, Saunter, Wander, Rove, Meander, Roam, Hike

Antonyms: Run, Scamper, Hightail, Moto

Usage: After lunch we went for a leisurely stroll.

Meaning: दोपहर के भोजन के बाद हम आराम से टहलने के लिए गए।

(iv) Makeshift (Adj.): serving as a temporary substitute; sufficient for the time being.

Pronunciation:  मेक्शिफ्ट / मैक्शिफ्ट

Hindi Translations: अस्थायी, घरेलू, सामयिक, थोड़े समय का, घर का बना हुआ, कुछ वक़्त का

Synonyms:  Stopgap, Substitute, Temporary, Improvised, Provisional, Expedient, Alternative, Band-Aid, Impromptu

Antonyms: Permanent, Complete, Finished, Strong, Ultimate, Definitive, Devise, Eternal, Irrevocable

Usage: Thousands of refugees are living in makeshift camps.

Meaning: हजारों शरणार्थी अस्थायी शिविरों में रह रहे हैं।

(v) Involuntarily (Adv.): against your will.

Pronunciation:  इन्वोलन्टरिली / इन्वालन्टरली

Hindi Translations: अनजान, अनायास, अनिच्छा से

Synonyms:  Unconsciously, Inadvertently, Instinctively, Unintentionally, Unwillingly, Automatically, Accidentally, Reluctantly, Mechanically

Antonyms: Voluntarily, Consciously, Deliberately, Designedly, Intentionally, Willingly, Advisedly, Premeditatedly

Usage: She smiled involuntarily.

Meaning: वह अनिच्छा से मुस्कुराई।

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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