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Vocab Express- 526

Vocab Express- 526

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- 525 here

(i) Feign (V.): pretend to be affected by (a feeling, state, or injury).

Pronunciation: फेन / फैन

Hindi Translations: गढ़ना, का अभिनय करना, स्वांग करना, का स्वाँग भरना, बहाना करना, झूठा करना, अनुमान करना, छल करना

Synonyms:  Pretend, Simulate, Counterfeit, Fake, Sham, Make Believe, Affect, Dissemble, Assume, Act, Dissimulate, Put On

Antonyms: Be True, Be Honest, Tell Truth

Usage: He used to feign an excuse.

Meaning: वह क्षमायाचना करने का स्वांग करता था।

(ii) Intrigue (N.): the secret planning of something illicit or detrimental to someone.

Pronunciation: इन्ट्रीग

Hindi Translations: कपट प्रबंध, कूट युक्ति, गुप्त प्रेम संबंध, उपन्यास का कथानक, दुरभिसन्धि, षड्यंत्र, साजिश, कुतूहल

Synonyms:  Plot, Scheme, Machination, Conspiracy, Liaison, Plan, Cabal, Stratagem, Interest, Affair, Trick, Manoeuvre

Antonyms: Hate, Honesty, Hatred, Dislike, Truthfulness

Usage: The palace was a nest of intrigue.

Meaning: महल साज़िश का निलय था।

(iii) Enthrall (V.): capture the fascinated attention of.

Pronunciation: एन्थ्रॉल

Hindi Translations: मोहित करना, दास बनाना, मंत्रमुग्ध करना, ग़ुलाम बनाना

Synonyms:  Captivate, Delight, Ravish, Charm, Fascinate, Enthral, Restraint, Mesmerize, Bewitch, Enslave, Enchant, Enrapture, Entrance

Antonyms: Dig, Repel, Annoy, Excavate, Perforate, Deplete, Practise, Wear, Offend, Faze, Fret, Frustrate

Usage: They were enthralled with the play.

Meaning: वे नाटक से मंत्रमुग्ध हो रहे थे।

(iv) Grieve (V.): suffer grief.

Pronunciation: ग्रीव

Hindi Translations: कल्पाना, रोना, दुःख देना, शोक करना, रंज करना, शोक पहुंचाना, शोक मनाना, दुःखित होना

Synonyms:  Mourn, Lament, Bewail, Bemoan, Sorrow, Regret, Distress, Weep, Hurt, Sadden, Aggrieve, Pain

Antonyms: Cheer, Rejoice, Exult, Hide, Delight, Please, Congratulate, Satisfy, Praise, Be Glad, Be Happy, Aid, Cure, Release, Gladden

Usage: Be sure and not grieve.

Meaning: सुनिश्चित रहे और शोक न करें।

(v) Enliven (V.): make (something) more entertaining, interesting, or appealing.

Pronunciation: एन्लाइवन

Hindi Translations: साहस देना, हर्षित करना, सजीव करना, जान डालना, तीव्र करना, जान डाल देना, अनुप्राणित करना, जिलाना

Synonyms:  Animate, Invigorate, Stimulate, Inspirit, Excite, Inspire, Vitalize, Energize, Brighten, Exhilarate, Refresh, Arouse

Antonyms: Extinguish, Mortify, Spoil, Overwhelm, Stun, Impel, Breathe, Suffocate, Drench, Demolish, Devastate

Usage: Humour can help enliven a dull subject.

Meaning: हास्य एक सुस्त विषय को जीवंत बनाने में मदद कर सकता 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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