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Vocab Express- 449

Vocab Express- 449

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- 448 here

(i) Drone (V.): make a continuous low humming sound.

Pronunciation: ड्रोन

Hindi Translations: भिनभिनाना, गबन करना, मधु मक्खी जैसी आवाज करना, आलस्य में वक़्त गंवाना, सुस्ती में समय बिगाड़ना

Synonyms:  Buzz, Hum, Murmur, Purr, Chant, Whirr, Thrum, Whir, Whiz, Bumble, Bombinate, Burr

Antonyms: Silence, Be Quiet

Usage: The planes flew overhead with a low drone.

Meaning: विमान कम भिनभिनाते हुए ऊपर की ओर उड़ गए।

(ii) Lull (N.): a temporary interval of quiet or lack of activity.

Pronunciation: लल

Hindi Translations: ठहराव, मंदी, सन्नाटा, तूफान के पीछे का ठहराव, शांति काल

Synonyms:  Quiet, Hush, Calm, Still, Soothe, Respite, Pacify, Silence, Assuage

Antonyms: Continuation, Noise, Ruckus, Disturbance, Energy, Flare-Up, Busyness

Usage: They crossed the road during a lull in the traffic.

Meaning: उन्होंने यातायात में ठहराव के दौरान सड़क को पार किया।

(iii) Outrage (N.): an extremely strong reaction of anger, shock, or indignation.

Pronunciation: आउट्रेज / आउट्रैज

Hindi Translations: अत्याचार, उपद्रव, उल्लंघन, बलवा, ज़ुल्म, नाराज़गी, वीभत्सता

Synonyms:  Fury, Violence, Force, Savagery, Brutality, Ferocity, Uproar, Vehemence

Antonyms: Delight, Calm, Happiness, Cheer, Glee, Joy

Usage: I felt disbelief first of all, then outrage.

Meaning:   मुझे सबसे पहले अविश्वास महसूस हुआ, फिर अपमान।

(iv) Affront (N.): an action or remark that causes outrage or offense.

Pronunciation: अफ्रन्ट

Hindi Translations: अपमान, अवज्ञा, तिरस्कार, निरादर, प्रत्यक्ष अपमान

Synonyms:  Insult, Outrage, Slight, Indignity, Slur, Offense, Abuse, Anger, Pique

Antonyms: Compliment, Pleasantry, Praise, Flattery, Appeasement, Congratulations, Honor, Acclaim

Usage: His refusal to see me was an affront.

Meaning: उसका मुझे देखने से इनकार करना एक अपमान था।

(v) Blarney (N.): talk that aims to charm, pleasantly flatter, or persuade.

Pronunciation: ब्लार्नी

Hindi Translations: चापलूसी, ख़ुशामद, तलवे चाटने का कार्य

Synonyms:  Soft Soap, Flattery, Adulation, Sweet Talk, Palaver, Coaxing, Eyewash, Blandishment, Cajolery

Antonyms: Insulting Remark, Depreciation, Levelheadedness, Obloquy, Vituperation, Put-Down, Rationality

Usage: I want none of your blarney.

Meaning: मुझे तुम्हारी कोई चापलूसी नहीं चाहिए।

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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