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Vocab Express- 572

Vocab Express- 572

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- 571 here

(i) Pummel (V.): strike repeatedly, typically with the fists.

Pronunciation: पमल

Hindi Translations: कूटना, दमकल, पम्प, मारना, ठूंस ठूंसकर बराबर करना, धमधमाना, मुष्टिवर्षा करना

Synonyms:  Thrash, Batter, Beat, Strike, Pommel, Lambaste, Belabour, Buffet, Wallop, Pelt, Trounce, Baste

Antonyms: Fail, Surrender, Tap, Praise, Compliment, Lose

Usage: I am dying for a chance to pummel that guy.

Meaning: मैं उस लड़के पर मुष्टिवर्षा करने का मौका पाने के लिए आतुर हूं।

(ii) Swot (V.): study assiduously.

Pronunciation: स्वाट

Hindi Translations: रटना, कठिन परिश्रम करना, घोखना, परिश्रम से अध्ययन करना

Synonyms:  Grind, Cram, Bone Up, Swot Up, Study, Lucubrate, Grind Away, Drum, Get Up, Mug Up, Bone, Labour

Antonyms: Wanker, Jagoff

Usage: You must swot up your English.

Meaning: आपको अपनी अंग्रेजी पर कठिन परिश्रम करना होगा।

(iii) Sophisticate (V.): make (someone or something) more sophisticated.

Pronunciation: सफिस्टकेट / सफिस्टकैट / सफिस्टकट

Hindi Translations: छलना, बिगाड़ना, बिगाड़ना, मिलावट करना, जटिल बनाना, भ्रष्ट करना, कुतर्क करना, कृत्रिम बनाना

Synonyms:  Doctor, Adulterate, Debase, Pervert, Doctor Up, Twist, Load, Alloy, Amalgamate, Contaminate, Cook, Corrupt, Defile

Antonyms: Improve, Unlearn, Aid, Assist, Clean, Cleanse, Clear, Concentrate, Divide, Enhance, Help, honor

Usage: I never enjoy reading sophisticated novels.

Meaning: मैं कभी भी परिष्कृत उपन्यास पढ़ने में रस नहीं लेता।

(iv) Inaptitude (N.): a lack of aptitude.

Pronunciation: इनैप्टिटूड

Hindi Translations: नामुनासिबत, अनुविता, अयोग्यता, अनुपयुक्तता, अकुशलता, अपटुता

Synonyms:  Incompetence, Ineptitude, Inability, Incapability, Unfitness, Incapacity, Inadequacy, Inefficiency, Incompetency, Disability, Impropriety, Incongruity, Ineptness

Antonyms: Aptitude, Power, Fitness, Aptness, Capacity, Capability, Competence, Dexterity, Flair, Gift, Ability, Skill

Usage: His inaptitude for the job is very unfortunate.

Meaning: काम के प्रति उनकी अपरिपक्वता बहुत दुर्भाग्यपूर्ण है।

(v) Horrific (Adj.): causing fear or dread or terror.

Pronunciation: हॉरिफिक

Hindi Translations: डरावना, भयंकर, भीषण, रोमांचकारी, बहुत बेकार

Synonyms:  Horrid, Hideous, Dreadful, Awful, Horrendous, Gruesome, Horrible, Appalling, Ghastly, Terrible, Atrocious, Grisly, Shocking

Antonyms: Heavenly, Delightful, Cute, Beautiful, Pleasing, Agreeable, Delectable, Enjoyable, Pleasant, Handsome, Attractive, Pleasurable, Satisfying

Usage: Police described the attack as horrific.

Meaning: पुलिस ने हमले को भयानक बताया।

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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