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Vocab Express- 509

Vocab Express- 509

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- 508 here

(i) Enshroud (V.): envelop completely and hide from view.

Pronunciation: इन्श्राउड / एन्श्राउड

Hindi Translations: ओढ़ना, छिपाना, ढकना, लपेटना, परदा डालना

Synonyms:  Cover, Conceal, Hide, Shroud, Envelop, Cloak, Wrap, Bury, Enfold, Veil, Mask, Screen

Antonyms: Expose, Unveil, Reveal, Uncover, Broadcast, Display, Show, Brandish, Proclaim, Publish, Disclose

Usage: The island was enshrouded in mist.

Meaning: द्वीप धुंध में घिरा हुआ था।

(ii) Benevolent (Adj.): well-meaning and kindly.

Pronunciation: बनेवलन्ट

Hindi Translations: उदार, कृपालु, दयालु, परोपकारी, भद्र, शीलवन्त, शुभचिन्तक, सद्भावपूर्ण, हितैषी, दयालू, भला चाहने वाला, भदभद्र

Synonyms:  Kind, Charitable, Kindly, Generous, Considerate, Kind-Hearted, Sympathetic, Beneficent, Philanthropic, Compassionate, Benign, Humanitarian

Antonyms: Selfish, Unkind, Malevolent, Spiteful, Mean, Greedy, Hateful, Merciless, Atrocious, Nasty, Malicious, Cruel

Usage: She believed in the existence of a benevolent power.

Meaning: उसने एक उदार शक्ति के अस्तित्व में विश्वास किया।

(iii) Sinister (Adj.): threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments.

Pronunciation: सिनिस्टर

Hindi Translations: मनहूस, वाम, अशुभ, कपटी, कुटील, डरावना, बायां, बुरा, बेईमान, भयावह

Synonyms:  Ominous, Menacing, Scary, Evil, Malevolent, Wicked, Malicious, Foreboding, Threatening, Bad, Disastrous, Baleful

Antonyms: Good, Benign, Benevolent, Favorable, Joyful, Elegant, Hospitable, Lovable, Favourable, Complaisant, Pleasant

Usage: There was something cold and sinister about him.

Meaning: उसके बारे में कुछ उदासीन और भयावह था।

(iv) Stigma (N.): a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person.

Pronunciation: स्टिग्म / स्टिग्मै

Hindi Translations: किसी रोग का विशेष चिह्न, योनि-छत्र, कलंक, चिह्न, धब्बा, बट्टा, लांछन, कुक्षि, फूल के गर्भ केसर का सिरा

Synonyms:  Blot, Stain, Blemish, Slur, Mark, Brand, Disgrace, Shame, Spot, Taint, Scar, Smear

Antonyms: Pride, Honour, Credit, Dignity, Approval, Respect, Gratitude, Fame, Interest, Renown, Belief

Usage: In the US, smoking carries a stigma.

Meaning: अमेरिका में, धूम्रपान में एक कलंक है।

(v) Devastation (N.): great destruction or damage.

Pronunciation: डेवस्टेशन / डेवस्टैशन

Hindi Translations: उजाड़, तबाही, ध्वंस, नाश, प्रलय, बरबादी, विध्वंस, विनाश, सर्वनाश, सर्व-नाशक, सर्व-नाश, उज़ाड़ना

Synonyms:  Destruction, Ruin, Havoc, Desolation, Ruination, Damage, Spoliation, Loss, Wreck, Depredation, Destruction, Waste, Demolition

Antonyms: Construction, Creation, Building, Assembly, Composition, Establishment, Fabric, Fabrication, Association, Texture, Unit

Usage: The tornado left a trail of devastation in its wake.

Meaning: बवंडर ने इसके बाद में विनाश का निशान छोड़ा।

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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