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Vocab Express- 383

Vocab Express- 383

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) Desecrate (V.): treat (a sacred place or thing) with violent disrespect; violate.

Pronunciation:  डेज़क्रैट / डेसक्रेट / डेसक्रैट

Hindi Translations: दूषित करना, अपमान करना,  तिरस्कार करना, अनादर करना, अपवित्र करना, अशुद्ध करना, भ्रष्ट करना

Synonyms:  Violate, Defile, Profane, Debase, Outrage, Pollute, Pervert, Despoil, Misuse, Abuse

Antonyms: Bless, Consecrate, Dedicate, Sanctify, Honor, Praise, Deify, Enshrine

Usage: It's a crime to desecrate the country's flag.

Meaning: देश के ध्वज का अपमान करना यह अपराध है।

(ii) Pert (Adj.): characterized by a lightly exuberant quality.

Pronunciation:  पर्ट

Hindi Translations: अविनीत, आकर्षक, उद्धत, चपल, चालाक,  ढीठ, धृष्ट, फुर्तीला, फूलदार,  हँसमुख

Synonyms:  Saucy, Sassy, Fresh, Impertinent, Impudent, Forward, Insolent, Brazen, Cheeky, Rude

Antonyms: Dull, Humble, Dead, Lifeless, Indolent, Bland, Decorous, Languid, Lazy, Lethargic

Usage: She wore a pert green velvet slipper.

Meaning: उसने एक आकर्षक हरी मखमल की चप्पल पहनी थी।

(iii) Phlegmatic (Adj.): (of a person) having an unemotional and stolidly calm disposition.

Pronunciation:  फ्लेग्मैटिक

Hindi Translations: कफपूर्ण, ठंडा, निरुत्साह, निष्क्रिय, निस्तेज, भावशून्य, मंद, शांतचित्त, श्लेष्मीय, सुस्त

Synonyms:  Apathetic, Indifferent, Listless, Stoic, Sluggish, Languid, Cool, Lethargic, Impassive

Antonyms: Flirty, Business-Minded, Fervent, Active, Clairvoyant, Demonstrative, Sentimental, Zealous, Ardent

Usage: The nurse was a kind but phlegmatic person.

Meaning: नर्स एक दयालु लेकिन भावशून्य व्यक्ति है।

(iv) Unmitigated (Adj.): absolute; unqualified.

Pronunciation:  अन्मिटगेटिड / अन्मिटगैटिड

Hindi Translations: निरंतर, पूरा, लगातार, अबाधित

Synonyms:  Complete, Absolute, Utter, Unqualified, Perfect, Outright, Sheer, Thorough, Downright

Antonyms: Imperfect, Mitigated, Mixed, Pretty, Scrappy, Assorted, Combined, Composite

Usage: The whole venture has been an unmitigated disaster.

Meaning: पूरा उद्यम एक निरंतर आपदा है।

(v) Retrench (V.): tighten one's belt; use resources carefully.

Pronunciation:  रिट्रेन्च / रीट्रेन्च

Hindi Translations: छटनी करना, काटना, घटाना, निकालना, हटाना, कम करना, काट डालना, सीमा बांधना, किफायत करना

Synonyms:  Curtail, Economize, Lessen, Reduce, Decrease, Cut Back, Cut Down, Diminish, Save

Antonyms: Augment, Add, Aggrandize, Amplify, Dilate, Enlarge, Expand, Multiply, Overdo

Usage: Inflation has forced us to retrench.

Meaning: मुद्रास्फीति ने हमें कटौती के लिए मजबूर किया है।

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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