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Vocab Express- 517

Vocab Express- 517

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- 516 here

(i) Clandestine (Adj.): kept secret or done secretively, especially because illicit.

Pronunciation: क्लैन्डेस्टिन

Hindi Translations: अप्रकट, अवैध, अव्यक्त, गुप्त, प्रच्छन्न, ग़ैरक़ानूनी, निषेधित, छिपा हुआ

Synonyms:  Secret, Covert, Surreptitious, Hidden, Furtive, Concealed, Undercover, Stealthy, Private, Underhand, Hush-Hush

Antonyms: Public, Open, Evident, Obvious, Forthright, Truthful, Blatant, Overt, Undisguised, Barefaced, Plain

Usage: But this was supposed to be a clandestine operation.

Meaning: लेकिन यह एक गुप्त ऑपरेशन माना जाता था।

(ii) Facile (Adj.): expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively.

Pronunciation: फैसल / फैसिल

Hindi Translations: अनुकूल, आसान, कुशल, फुरतीला, मिलनसार, मुलायम, सरल, सहज, सहल, सीधा, सुगम, सुनम्य, , सुलभ, सुसाध्य

Synonyms:  Easy, Fluent, Simple, Smooth, Superficial, Effortless, Glib, Adroit, Deft, Dexterous, Ready, Uncomplicated, Eloquent

Antonyms: Laborious, Difficult, Hard, Profound, Arduous, Complicated, Involved, Severe, Strenuous, Difficult, Tough, Uphill

Usage: This approach provides a facile solution to a complex problem.

Meaning: यह दृष्टिकोण जटिल समस्या के लिए एक आसान समाधान प्रदान करता है।

(iii) Fettle (N.): condition.

Pronunciation: फेटल

Hindi Translations: अवस्था, दशा, योग्यता, हालत

Synonyms:  Health, Condition, Form, Shape, Fitness, Trim, Order, Physical Fitness, State, Repair, Kilter

Antonyms: Disorder, Blighted, Malady, Dash To Pieces, Break A Window, Dishevel, Affection, Disrepair, Complication, Ail, Indisposition

Usage: The good news put him in fine fettle.

Meaning: अच्छी खबर ने उसे ठीक हालत में रखा।

(iv) Disquiet (N.): a feeling of anxiety or worry.

Pronunciation: डिस्क्वाइअट / डिस्क्वाइइट

Hindi Translations: अशांति, अशान्ति, घबराहट, चिंता, परेशानी, बेकली, अशांत होना

Synonyms:  Trouble, Worry, Anxiety, Upset, Uneasiness, Fluster, Distress, Alarm, Bother, Concern, Nervousness, Discomfort, Disturbance

Antonyms: Calm, Ease, Comfort, Peace, Calmness, Calm, Collectedness, Serenity, Easiness, Peacefulness, Placidity, Composure

Usage: Her disquiet made us uneasy too.

Meaning: उसकी निराशा ने हमें भी असहज बना दिया।

(v) Stopgap (N.): a temporary way of dealing with a problem or satisfying a need.

Pronunciation: स्टाप्गैप

Hindi Translations: बदली, स्थानपन्न, एवज़, डिप्टी, कामचलाऊ प्रबन्ध, कामचलाऊ उपाय, कामचलाऊ वस्तु

Synonyms:  Makeshift, Substitute, Expedient, Band-Aid, Temporary Measure, Alternative, Shift, Quick Fix, Refuge, Resort, Improvisation

Antonyms: Permanent, Permanency

Usage: It was just a stopgap measure.

Meaning: यह सिर्फ एक कामचलाऊ उपाय था।

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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