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Vocab Express- 553

Vocab Express- 553

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- 552 here

(i) Grandiosity (N.): high-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation.

Pronunciation: ग्रैन्डीआसिटी

Hindi Translations: प्रभावकारिता, आडंबर, भव्यता, शब्दाडंबरता

Synonyms:  grandiloquence, grandeur, magniloquence, greatness, splendour, ostentation, pomposity, rhetoric, grandness, majesty, pretension, affectation, ornateness

Antonyms: modesty, chastity, decency, reserve, bashfulness, humility, demureness, diffidence, humbleness, backlog, honesty, reservation

Usage: That is why certain grandiosity creeps into his speeches at times.

Meaning: यही कारण है कि एक निश्चित शब्दाडंबरता कभी-कभी उनके भाषणों में आती है।

(ii) Reproach (N.): a mild rebuke or criticism, disgrace or shame.

Pronunciation: रिप्रोच / रीप्रोच

Hindi Translations: धिक्कार की वस्तु, भला-बुरा, उलाहना, कलंक, झिड़की, तिरस्कार, दोषारोपण, धिक्कार, निन्दा, परिवाद, बदनामी, भर्त्सना

Synonyms:  censure, rebuke, reprimand, blame, shame, disgrace, reproof, lecture, disapproval, slur, discredit, scandal, abuse, charge

Antonyms: praise, approval, honor, approbation, compliment, acclaim, gratitude, respect, congratulations, eulogy, applause, endorsement, plaudit

Usage: He knows his behaviour has not always been above reproach.

Meaning: वह जानता है कि उसका व्यवहार हमेशा धिक्कार से ऊपर नहीं रहा है।

(iii) Harbour (V.): keep (a thought or feeling, typically a negative one) in one's mind, especially secretly.

Pronunciation: हार्बर

Hindi Translations: बनाए रखना, आश्रय देना, शरण देना, स्थान देना, प्रश्रय देना, पनाह देना, विचार करना, मन में रखना

Synonyms:  nurse, lodge, accommodate, shelter, shield, hold, entertain, conceal, house, protect, keep, billet, guard

Antonyms: undock, channel, dig, entrust, exchange, oasis, dish the dirt, anchors aweigh, Beat, the tar out of

Usage: He was really happy when he learned we would harbour them.

Meaning: वह वास्तव में खुश था जब उसने जाना कि हम उन्हें आश्रय देंगे।

(iv) Billet (N.): a place, usually a civilian's house or other nonmilitary facility, where soldiers are lodged temporarily.

Pronunciation: बिलट / बिलिट / बिलिट

Hindi Translations: फौजों के घर, सैनिकों के ठहराने, भोजन व्यवस्था संबंधी आज्ञा पत्र, सैनिकों के जत्थे ठहराने का स्थान, लक्ष्य, गंतव्य स्थान, लकड़ी का कुंदा

Synonyms:  house, position, post, lodge, place, quarter, berth, spot, office, situation, note, canton, barracks, camp

Antonyms: depose, elicit, evict, eject, expel, can, dismiss, displace, rouse, terminate, deliver, discard

Usage: They are hoping for a better billet.

Meaning: वे एक बेहतर गंतव्य स्थान की उम्मीद कर रहे हैं।

(v) Fanatical (Adj.): filled with excessive and single-minded zeal.

Pronunciation: फनैटिकल

Hindi Translations: कट्टर, झक्की, धर्मान्ध, मतांध, भ्रांत बुद्धिवाला

Synonyms:  zealous, rabid, enthusiastic, fervent, fanatic, extreme, mad, passionate, ardent, overzealous, immoderate, radical, avid, burning

Antonyms: disinterested, dispassionate, impartial, unenthusiastic, stoic, indifferent, #calm, impassive, perfunctory, casual, lukewarm, nonchalant, passable, unbiased, unbiassed

Usage: "They are so fanatical,” she said.

Meaning: "वे बहुत कट्टरपंथी हैं," उसने कहा।

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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