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Vocab Express- 492

Vocab Express- 492

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- 491 here

(i) Spiteful (Adj.): showing or caused by malice.

Pronunciation: स्पाइट्फल

Hindi Translations: डाही, द्रोही, द्वेषी, प्रतिहिंसाशील, ईर्ष्यालु, द्वेषपूर्ण, डाह-भरा, बैप-साधन-तत्पर

Synonyms:  Malicious, Malevolent, Vindictive, Mean, Cruel, Hateful, Unkind, Vicious, Venomous, Nasty, Malignant, Unfriendly

Antonyms: Tremendous, Joyful, Spacious, Favourable, Mild, Harmless, Polite, Favourable, Able, Courteous, Efficient, Harmonious, Respectful

Usage: He could be spiteful.

Meaning: वह द्रोही हो सकता है।

(ii) Prim (Adj.): stiffly formal and respectable; feeling or showing disapproval of anything regarded as improper.

Pronunciation: प्रिम

Hindi Translations: औपचारिक, ठीक, दुरुस्त, नियमानुकूल, रस्मी, साफ, स्वच्छ, साफ़-सुथरा

Synonyms:  Strait-Laced, Prudish, Formal, Priggish, Proper, Puritanical, Stiff, Prissy, Stuffy, Rigid, Dainty, Fastidious, Decorous

Antonyms: Rumpled, Coarse, Lax, Rough, Rude, Unhandsome, Vulgar, Brash, Common, Rugged, Incorrect

Usage: The handwriting was neat and prim.

Meaning: लिखावट स्वच्छ और साफ़-सुथरी थी।

(iii) Saucy (Adj.): impudent; flippant.

Pronunciation: सॉसी

Hindi Translations: ज़िंदादिल, गुस्ताख़, सज सजाया, ठाठ का, साफ़-सुथरा, ढीठ

Synonyms:  Pert, Fresh, Impudent, Impertinent, Cheeky, Sassy, Insolent, Forward, Audacious, Brazen, Bold, Rude

Antonyms: Humble, Polite, Bland, Courteous, Genteel, Respectful, Decorous, Obedient, Obsequious, Civil, Proper, Gracious

Usage: She wore a saucy new hat.

Meaning: उसने एक साफ़-सुथरी नई टोपी पहनी थी।

(iv) Alleviate (V.): make (suffering, deficiency, or a problem) less severe.

Pronunciation: अलीवीएट / अलीवीऐट

Hindi Translations: धीमा करना, हलका करना, सुख देना, हलका कर देना, घटाना, कम करना

Synonyms:  Relieve, Ease, Soothe, Mitigate, Assuage, Allay, Lessen, Mollify, Palliate, Appease, Soften, Reduce

Antonyms: Deepen, Amplify, Redouble, Exaggerate, Exalt, Augment, Embitter, Deteriorate, Infuriate, Ascend, Distend, Promote

Usage: A cold compress can alleviate your pain.

Meaning: एक ठंडा सेक आपके दर्द को कम कर सकता है।

(v) Quell (V.):put an end to (a rebellion or other disorder), typically by the use of force.

Pronunciation: क्वेल

Hindi Translations: शांत, शांत करना, पराजित करना, दमन करना, वश में करना, कुचलना, घटाना, जीतना, दबाना

Synonyms:  Suppress, Subdue, Crush, Quash, Overcome, Put Down, Squelch, Overpower, Quench, Calm, Compose, Extinguish, Repress, Appease

Antonyms: Exasperate, Kindle, Raise, Stimulate, Surge, Goad, Generate, Develop, Offend, Invite, Get, Defy, Stir Up

Usage: Even this cold weather cannot quell it.

Meaning: यहां तक कि यह ठंडा मौसम भी इसे पराजित नहीं कर सकता 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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