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Vocab Express- 507

Vocab Express- 507

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- 506 here

(i) Brutish (Adj.): resembling or characteristic of a brute.

Pronunciation: ब्रूटिश

Hindi Translations: पशुवत्, पाशविक, क्रूर

Synonyms:  Brutal, Cruel, Savage, Barbarous, Inhuman, Ferocious, Bestial. Fierce, Beastly, Rude, Barbaric, Wild

Antonyms: Charitable, Benevolent, Kind, Sympathetic, Kindhearted, Humane, Beneficent, Compassionate, Feeling, Kind-Hearted, Polished

Usage: The man was brutish and coarse.

Meaning: आदमी पशुवत् और मोटा था।

(ii) Embitter (V.): cause (someone) to feel bitter or resentful.

Pronunciation: एम्बिटर

Hindi Translations: बिगाड़ना, कटु बनाना, क्रुद्ध करना, तिक्त करना, कड़ुआ करना

Synonyms:  Aggravate, Exasperate, Annoy, Irritate, Rankle, Exacerbate, Envenom, Acerbate, Anger, Sour, Inflame, Incense

Antonyms: Pacify, Calm, Comfort, Make Happy, Ameliorate, Conciliate, Embellish, Mollify, Improve, Placate, Soothe

Usage: He was embittered by his failures.

Meaning: वह अपनी असफलताओं से क्रुद्ध था।

(iii) Scupper (V.): sink (a ship or its crew) deliberately.

Pronunciation: स्कपर

Hindi Translations: घात में बैठना, जहाज़ डुबाना, टूटना, हत्या करना, चकित करना, तबाह करना, असफल करना

Synonyms:  Expose, Endanger, Ambush, Bushwhack, Lurk, Queer, Peril, Waylay, Ambuscade, Lie In Wait, Debunk, Jeopardize

Antonyms: Camouflage, Coat, Ensconce, Envelop, Guard, Shelter, Shield, Shroud, Swathe, Veil, Wrap

Usage: Now Russia is raising new demands that could scupper the whole treaty.

Meaning: अब रूस नई मांगों को उठा रहा है जो पूरी संधि को खराब कर सकता है।

(iv) Demulcent (Adj.): having a softening or soothing effect especially to the skin.

Pronunciation: डिमल्सन्ट

Hindi Translations: शांतिदायक, प्रसन्न करनेवाला, संतुष्ट करनेवाला, शांति देनेवाला

Synonyms:  Emollient, Lenitive, Anodyne, Softening, Soothing, Mild, Sedative, Salving, Mollifying, Unguent, Balsamic, Remedy, Balmy

Antonyms: Hard, Exacerbating, Hard To Please, Hard Up, Hard Put, Flappable

Usage: As a result the patient of 97% achieves favourable demulcent result.

Meaning: नतीजतन 97% रोगी अनुकूल संतुष्ट करनेवाला परिणाम प्राप्त करते है।

(v) Corny (Adj.): trite, banal, or mawkishly sentimental.

Pronunciation: कॉर्नी

Hindi Translations: सुनने में अजीब, घट्ठेदार, धान्यमय, कम इस्तेमाल करने वाला, प्राचीन

Synonyms:  Sentimental, Stale, Platitudinous, Stereotyped, Commonplace, Banal, Trite, Bromidic, Hackneyed, Tired, Unoriginal, Platitudinal

Antonyms: Original, Groundbreaking, New, Fresh, Sophisticated, Creative, Modern, Innovative, Sensitive, Authentic, Native

Usage: He has an endless supply of corny jokes.

Meaning: उसके पास सुनने में अजीब चुटकलों का अंतहीन भंडार 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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