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Vocab Express- 450

Vocab Express- 450

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- 449 here

(i) Weaken (V.): make or become weaker in power, resolve, or physical strength.

Pronunciation: वीकन

Hindi Translations: उतरना, कम, निर्बल, पतला, निर्बल करना, दुर्बल करना, दुर्बल होना, हल्का करना, शक्तिहीन करना

Synonyms:  Diminish, Enervate, Debilitate, Undermine, Decline, Soften, Enfeeble, Impair, Fail

Antonyms: Power Through, Strengthen, Fortify, Recover, Escalate, Intensify, Enhance, Harden

Usage: Nothing could weaken his resolve to continue.

Meaning: उनके जारी रखने के संकल्प को कोई भी कमजोर नहीं कर सकता था।

(ii) Reinforce (V.): strengthen or support, especially with additional personnel or material.

Pronunciation: रीइन्फॉर्स / रीइन्फोर्स

Hindi Translations: बढ़ाना, समर्थन करना, सहारा देना, बल देना, नी सेना से सहायता करना, मजबूत बनाना, नई सेना से सहायता करना, विचारों को अधिक शक्तिशाली बनाना, सुदृढ़ या मजबूत करना

Synonyms:  Strengthen, Fortify, Brace, Support, Buttress, Intensify, Bolster, Augment, Boost

Antonyms: Weaken, Diminish, Undermine, Enervate, Annihilate, Corrode, Devastate, Discourage, Hurt

Usage: We must reinforce the troops at the front.

Meaning: हमें आगे के सैनिकों का समर्थन करना होगा।

(iii) Devastate (V.): destroy or ruin (something).

Pronunciation: डेवस्टेट / डेवस्टैट

Hindi Translations: उजाड़ना, कुचलना, दबाना, लूटना, उजाड़ना, नाश करना, अत्याचार करना, विनाश करना, नष्ट करना

Synonyms:  Ruin, Destroy, Demolish, Ravage, Lay Waste, Wreck, Annihilate, Waste

Antonyms: Construct, Build, Improve, Create, Preserve, Protect, Enrich, Help, Assemble, Save

Usage: Earthquakes can also cause tsunamis, which devastate coastal regions.

Meaning: भूकंप सूनामी भी पैदा कर सकता है, जो तटीय क्षेत्रों को नष्ट कर देता है।

(iv) Vandalize (V.): deliberately destroy or damage (public or private property).

Pronunciation: वैन्डलाइज़

Hindi Translations: उपद्रव मचाना, तहस नहस करना, तोड़-फोड़ करना, अंधेर मचाना

Synonyms:  Ravage, Ruin, Wreck, Damage, Demolish, Despoil, Destroy, Sabotage, Mar, Devastate

Antonyms: Beautify, Conserve, Besiege, Build, Adorn, Construct, Ornament, Consecrate, Illuminate

Usage: Some young heathen has vandalized the bus shelter.

Meaning: कुछ युवा असभ्य व्यक्तियों ने बस आश्रय को बर्बाद कर दिया है।

(v) Embellish (V.): make (something) more attractive by the addition of decorative details or features.

Pronunciation: इम्बेलिश / एम्बेलिश

Hindi Translations: सँवारना, सजाना, संजोना, सुशोभित करना, अलंकृत करना, सुन्दर बनाना, आरास्ता करना, सज देना

Synonyms:  Decorate, Elaborate, Beautify, Ornament, Embroider, Adorn, Enhance, Trim, Enrich

Antonyms: Uglify, Deface, Spoil, Disfigure, Mar, Simplify, Contract, Deform

Usage: You don't need to embellish to be interesting.

Meaning: आपको दिलचस्प होने के लिए अलंकृत होने की आवश्यकता नहीं 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!!!

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