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Vocab Express- 505

Vocab Express- 505

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- 504 here

(i) Daze (N.): a state of stunned confusion or bewilderment.

Pronunciation: डेज़ / डैज़

Hindi Translations: अचरज, विस्मय, सदमा, स्तब्धता, हैरानी, तिलमिला, स्तब्धता चकाचौंध

Synonyms:  Stun, Shock, Surprise, Stupor, Puzzle, Muddle, Fog, Confusion, Haze, Bewilderment, Baffle, Benumb, Trance, Numb, Befuddlement

Antonyms: Understanding, Alertness, Expectation, Sharpness, Clarity, Lightness, Vivacity, Brilliance, Radiance, Sheen, Lustre, Luster, Splendour, Glossiness, Refulgence

Usage: Chandu wandered the streets in a daze.

Meaning: चंदू हैरान होकर सड़कों पर भटक रहा था।

(ii) Acumen (N.): the ability to make good judgments and quick decisions, typically in a particular domain.

Pronunciation: अक्यूमन

Hindi Translations: अतिसूक्ष्मता, कुशाग्रता, चतुरता, विदग्धता, सूझबूझ, कुशाग्र बुद्धि, तीव्र दृष्टि, सूक्ष्म बुद्धि

Synonyms:  Discernment, Intelligence, Perception, Discrimination, Perspicacity, Wit, Insight, Understanding, Astuteness, Penetration, Sagacity, Shrewdness, Acuteness, Wisdom, Judgment

Antonyms: Stupidity, Foolishness, Ignorance, Inability, Denseness, Ineptness, Obtuseness, Dullness, Density, Fatuity, Ineptitude, Naivete

Usage: She has considerable business acumen.

Meaning: उसके पास काफी व्यवसायिक कौशल है।

(iii) Bluntness (N.): without sharpness or clearness of edge or point.

Pronunciation: ब्लन्ट्नस

Hindi Translations: स्पष्टवादिता, भुथरा, भोथरापन, मंदबुद्धि, रुखाई, रूखापन

Synonyms:  Honesty, Directness, Openness, Frankness, Sincerity, Candor, Straightforwardness, Outspokenness, Brusqueness, Obtuseness, Dullness, Candidness, Harshness

Antonyms: Sharpness, Asperity, Keenness, Acumen, Acuteness, Artifice, Point, Tact, Fraudulence, Indirection, Fraud, Treachery, Lying

Usage: His bluntness got him into trouble.

Meaning: उसकी स्पष्टवादिता के कारण वह परेशानी में पड़ गया।

(iv) Bootless (Adj.): (of a task or undertaking) ineffectual; useless.

Pronunciation: बूट्लिस

Hindi Translations: निकम्मा, बेकार, व्यर्थ, बेफ़यादा

Synonyms:  Futile, Useless, Vain, Unavailing, Fruitless, Ineffective, Ineffectual, Worthless, Pointless, Unproductive, Unprofitable, Abortive, Idle, Unsuccessful, Inefficacious

Antonyms: Successful, Supportive, Expedient, Useful, Worthwhile, Effective, Effectual, Productive, Efficient, Potent, Fruitful, Efficacious, Powerful, Cost-Effective

Usage: That effort will be bootless.

Meaning: वह प्रयास बेकार होगा।

(v) Allied (Adj.): joined by or relating to members of an alliance.

Pronunciation: अलाइड / ऐलाइड

Hindi Translations: संश्रित, समवर्गी, सहबद्ध, संबद्ध, समवर्गी

Synonyms:  Related, Akin, Associated, Affiliated, Cognate, Connected, United, Kindred, Agnate, Confederate, Similar, Joined

Antonyms: Unrelated, Disunited, Independent, Unfriendly, Opposing, Rival, Sole, Unconnected, Hostile, Conflicting, Factious, Jealous

Usage: Allied troops captured over 300 enemy soldiers.

Meaning: सम्बद्ध सैनिकों ने 300 से अधिक दुश्मन सैनिकों को बंदी बनाया।

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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