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Vocab Express- 498

Vocab Express- 498

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- 497 here

(i) Splinter (V.): break or cause to break into small sharp fragments.

Pronunciation: स्प्लिन्टर

Hindi Translations: किरचों में टूटना, किरचों में तोड़ना, चीरना, अलग हो जाना, पतली पट्टी चीरना, खमाची बनाना

Synonyms:  Fragment, Shatter, Sliver, Shiver, Chip, Fracture, Break, Split, Smash, Break Up, Disintegrate, Scrap

Antonyms: Fix, Combine

Usage: The mirror cracked but did not splinter.

Meaning: दर्पण टूट गया लेकिन किरचों में अलग नहीं हुआ था।

(ii) Inquisitiveness (N.): a state of active curiosity.

Pronunciation: इन्क्विज़िटिव्नेस

Hindi Translations: खोज, जांच, जिज्ञासा

Synonyms:  Curiosity, Interest, Curiousness, Nosiness, Snoopiness, Inquiring Mind, Thirst For Knowledge, Foreignness, Prurience, Questioning, Meddling, Strangeness, Fascination

Antonyms: Apathy, Lethargy, Phlegm, Impreciseness, Indifference, Inactivity, Inertia, Lassitude,

Doldrums, Dreaminess, Drowsiness

Usage: Students lose their innate inquisitiveness and imagination

Meaning: छात्र अपनी सहज जिज्ञासा और कल्पना खो देते हैं।

(iii) Underhand (Adj.): (of a throw or stroke in sports) made with the arm or hand below shoulder level.

Pronunciation: अन्डर्हैन्ड

Hindi Translations: छलपूर्ण, चालाकीपूर्ण, कपटपूर्ण तरीके से, गुपचुप तरीके से, कपटपूर्ण, गुप्त

Synonyms:  Furtive, Sly, Deceitful, Dishonest, Sneaky, Insidious, Crooked, Clandestine, Devious, Treacherous, Surreptitious, Crafty

Antonyms: Overhand, Forthright, Honest, Above-Board, Good, Frank, Sincere, Honourable, Decent, Fair, Genuine

Usage: It is a sneaky and underhand way of doing business.

Meaning: यह व्यवसाय करने का एक बेवकूफ और छलपूर्ण तरीका है।

(iv) Controversial (Adj.): giving rise or likely to give rise to public disagreement.

Pronunciation: कान्ट्रवर्शल

Hindi Translations: तकरारी, तार्किक, विवादग्रस्त, विवादात्मक, विवादास्पद, विवादी, बहस के संबंध में, विवाद संबंधी, विविदास्पाद

Synonyms:  Disputable, Questionable, Arguable, Contentious, Moot, Uncertain, Debatable, Doubtful, Polemical, Open, Undecided, Argumentative

Antonyms: Agreeable, Incontrovertible, Peaceful, Undisputed, Unquestionable, Uncontroversial, Certain, Indisputable, Incontestable, Irrefutable, Undeniable

Usage: The government brought in a controversial law under which it could take any land it wanted.

Meaning: सरकार ने एक विवादास्पद कानून लाया जिसके तहत वह किसी भी भूमि को ले सकता था।

(v) Unkempt (Adj.): (especially of a person) having an untidy or dishevelled appearance.

Pronunciation: अन्केम्प्ट

Hindi Translations: असावधान, अस्तव्यस्त, गंदा, गन्दा, मैला, बिखरा हुआ, बिखरे बालों वाला

Synonyms:  Messy, Untidy, Slovenly, Sloppy, Dirty, Dishevelled, Wild, Shabby, Scruffy, Dishevelled,

Dowdy, Frowzy

Antonyms: Tidy, Neat, Trim, Well-Groomed, Spruce, Kempt, Dapper, Natty, Clean, Chic, Smart

Usage: His hair was unkempt and filthy.

Meaning: उसके बाल अस्तव्यस्त और मैले थे।

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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