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Vocab Express- 577

Vocab Express- 577

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- 576 here

(i) Utopian (N.): an idealistic reformer.

Pronunciation: यूटोपीअन

Hindi Translations: काल्पनिक आदर्श करनेवाला, आदर्शलोक करनेवाला, आदर्शवादी व्यक्ति, यूटोपिया संबंधी

Synonyms:  Day-Dreamer, Star-Gazer, Crusader, Fairyland, Paradise, Millennium, Dreamboat, Encomiast, Heaven, Intellect, Phantasy, Optimism, Bliss

Antonyms: Material, Earthly, Hardheaded, Worldly, Fleshly, Temporal, Terrene, Sublunary, Terrestrial, Pessimistic, Earthy, Matter-Of-Fact, Pessimist

Usage: The colony was based upon the utopian theories.

Meaning: कॉलोनी आदर्शवादी सिद्धांतों पर आधारित थी।

(ii) Mundane (Adj.); lacking interest or excitement; dull.

Pronunciation: मन्डेन / मन्डैन

Hindi Translations: दुनियावी, नीरस, लौकिक, संसारी, सांसारिक, साधारण, इस लोक का

Synonyms:  Ordinary, Worldly, Every day, Commonplace, Prosaic, Routine, Earthly, Terrestrial, Temporal, Dull, Humdrum, Unsurprising, Boring, Secular, Normal

Antonyms: Exciting, Foreign, Quaint, Holy, Immaterial, Curious, Original, Blimey, Superhuman, Inspiring, Enchanting, Interesting, Intriguing

Usage: I found the job very mundane.

Meaning: मुझे नौकरी बहुत ही नीरस लगी।

(iii) Tarnish (N.): dullness of color; loss of brightness.

Pronunciation: टार्निश

Hindi Translations: कलंक, दाग, धब्बा, धुंधलापन, मलिनता

Synonyms:  Stain, Taint, Smear, Soil, Blemish, Blot, Disgrace, Slander, Damage, Spot, Mar, Flaw

Antonyms: Respect, Esteem, Homage, Reverence, Worship, Compliment, Heed, Notice, Acclaim, Account, Applause, Commendation, Consideration, Deference, Estimation

Usage: Gold does not tarnish easily.

Meaning: सोना आसानी से खराब नहीं होता है।

(iv) Kudos (N.): praise and honor received for an achievement.

Pronunciation: कूडोज़ / कूडोस

Hindi Translations: तारीफ़, प्रशंसा, यश

Synonyms:  Praise, Acclaim, Applause, Accolade, Distinction, Acclamation, Fame, Approbation, Commendation, Honor, Glory, Laudation

Antonyms: Humbleness, Sarcasm, Darkness, Gloom, Dimness, Shade, Haze, Oblivion, Abstruseness, Ambiguity, Cloudiness

Usage: He acquired kudos just by appearing on television.

Meaning: उन्होंने टेलीविजन पर दिखाई देकर यश हासिल किया।

(v) Haze (N.): a slight obscuration of the lower atmosphere, typically caused by fine suspended particles.

Pronunciation: हेज़ / हैज़

Hindi Translations: कुहरा, धुंध, धुन्ध, मानसिक व्यग्रता

Synonyms:  Fog, Cloud, Mist, Daze, Vapor, Smog, Confusion, Film, Obscurity, Shadow, Dimness, Murk

Antonyms: Brilliancy, Luminance, Shine, Luminosity, Radiance, Splendor, Luminousness, Sheen, Splendour, Refulgence, Eclat, Glossiness, Resplendence

Usage: My mind was in a complete haze.

Meaning: मेरा दिमाग पूरी तरह से धुंध में 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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