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Vocab Express- 559

Vocab Express- 559

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- 558 here

(i) Enmity (N.): a state or feeling of active opposition or hostility.

Pronunciation: एन्मटी / एन्मिटी / एन्मिटी

Hindi Translations: विद्वेष, बैर, द्वेष, लाग, विरोध, वैर, शत्रुता, अदावत, विग्रह, वैमनस्य, घृणा, दुश्मनी

Synonyms:  Hostility, Animosity, Hate, Antagonism, Ill Will, Antipathy, Hatred, Malice, Conflict, Dislike, Warfare, Malevolence, Bitterness, Feud

Antonyms: Friendship, Love, Affection, Affinity, Benevolence, Charity, Fellowship, Kindness, Alliance, Companionship, Amity, Attachment

Usage: We denied any personal enmity towards him.

Meaning: हमने उनके प्रति किसी भी व्यक्तिगत शत्रुता से इंकार कर दिया।

(ii) Slovenly (Adj.): negligent of neatness especially in dress and person; habitually dirty and unkempt.

Pronunciation: स्लवन्ली

Hindi Translations: असावधान, आलसी, गंदा, मैला-कुचैला, लापरवाह

Synonyms:  Sloppy, Unkempt, Dirty, Untidy, Messy, Slipshod, Careless, Shabby, Filthy, Scruffy, Frowzy, Squalid, Dowdy, Frowsy

Antonyms: Neat, Stylish, Clean, Dapper, Smart, Tidy, Spruce, Meticulous, Dashing, Orderly, Classy, Immaculate, Strong, Trendy

Usage: I'll have to improve my slovenly habits.

Meaning: मुझे अपनी आलसी आदतों में सुधार करना होगा।

(iii) Slouch (V.): stand, move, or sit in a lazy, drooping way.

Pronunciation: स्लाउच

Hindi Translations: भद्देपन से चलना, टोपी मुँह पर सरका देना, टेढ़ी टोपी लगाना, झुकाना, उदास करना, आगे झुक कर खड़ा होना, आगे झुक कर बैठना, आगे झुक कर चलना, भद्दे ढंग से चलना

Synonyms:  Stoop, Slump, Loll, Droop, Lounge, Bend, Dawdle, Flop, Sag, Loiter, Plod, Bow, Wilt, Lean

Antonyms: Straighten

Usage: Be confident, Straighten your back - try not to slouch.

Meaning: आश्वस्त रहें, अपनी पीठ को सीधा करो - झुक कर न बैठने का प्रयास करें।

(iv) Menial (Adj.): (of work) not requiring much skill and lacking prestige.

Pronunciation: मीनीअल

Hindi Translations: कमीना, चापलूस, तुच्छ, नीच, परमुखापेक्षी, छोटा काम, ख़ुशामदी, ग़ुलाम का सा, दासोचित

Synonyms:  Servile, Humble, Lowly, Base, Slavish, Low, Abject, Mean, Ignoble, Subservient, Inferior, Obsequious, Subordinate, Unskilled

Antonyms: Superior, Elevated, Skilled, Talented, Arrogant, Great, Dignified, Haughty, Proud, Majestic, Sublime, Eminent, Exalted, High

Usage: Today they are qualified for only the most menial employment.

Meaning: आज वे केवल एकदम छोटा रोजगार करने के लिए योग्य हैं।

(v) Divergent (Adj.): tending to be different or develop in different directions.

Pronunciation: डाइवर्जन्ट / डिवर्जन्ट / डिवर्जन्ट

Hindi Translations: अपसारी, भिन्न, विभिन्न, इंतियाज़ी, मुक़्तलिफ़, बहका हुआ या बहकनेवाला, भटका हुआ

Synonyms:  Diverse, Different, Dissimilar, Distinct, Disparate, Opposite, Unlike, Contrary, Separate, Diverging, Aberrant, Abnormal, Discordant, Contradictory

Antonyms: Convergent, Same, Agreeing, Similar, Uniform, Alike, Parallel, Cognate, Comparable, Like, Congruent, Analogous, Correspondent

Usage: There is a wide range of divergent opinions on the incident.

Meaning: घटना पर विभिन्न विचारों की एक विस्तृत श्रृंखला 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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