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Vocab Express- 578

Vocab Express- 578

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- 577 here

(i) Quaint (Adj.): attractively unusual or old-fashioned.

Pronunciation: क्वेन्ट / क्वैन्ट

Hindi Translations: अजीब, अनूठा, अनोखा, ठीक, निराला, विचित्र, विलक्षण, सुथरा, सूक्ष्म, स्वच्छ, पुराने ढंग का

Synonyms:  Odd, Curious, Strange, Eccentric, Unusual, Peculiar, Outlandish, Queer, Extraordinary, Bizarre, Weird, Fantastic, Offbeat, Picturesque

Antonyms: Ordinary, Normal, Common, Usual, Commonplace, Every Day, Conventional, Up-To-Date, Prosaic, Average, Current, New, Mainstream

Usage: This quaint custom should be revived now.

Meaning: यह विचित्र रिवाज अब पुनर्जीवित किया जाना चाहिए।

(ii) Rabble (N.): a disorderly crowd; a mob.

Pronunciation: रैबल

Hindi Translations: भीड़, भीड़-भाड़, मेला, समूह, प्राकृत गण, निम्न वर्ग

Synonyms:  Mob, Masses, Crowd, Populace, Proletariat, Multitude, Ragtag And Bobtail, Hoi Polloi, Public, Riffraff, Scum

Antonyms: Elite

Usage: Her speech stirred the emotions of the rabble.

Meaning: उसके भाषण ने भीड़ की भावनाओं को उकसाया।

(iii) Crusty (Adj.): having a crisp or hard outer layer or covering.

Pronunciation: क्रस्टी

Hindi Translations:  चिड़चिड़ा, छिलकेदार, दुःशीण, पपड़ीदार, परतदार

Synonyms:  Peevish, Cantankerous, Cross, Testy, Crabby, Cranky, Snappish, Irritable Churlish, Crabbed, Surly, Grouchy, Curmudgeonly

Antonyms: Pleasant, Soft, Cheerful, Flexible, Pliable, Good-Natured, Pliant, Soggy, Bendable, Friendly Smooth, Easy-Going

Usage: Serve the soup with crusty bread.

Meaning: पपड़ीदार रोटी के साथ सूप परोंसे।

(iv) Execration (N.): the object of cursing or detestation; that which is execrated.

Pronunciation: एक्सक्रेशन

Hindi Translations: अभिशाप, घृणा, जुगुप्सा, फटकार, शाप, नफ़रत, लानत, घिनौनापन

Synonyms:  Hate, Detestation, Loathing, Odium, Abhorrence, Hatred, Abomination, Malediction, Anathema, Curse, Imprecation, Aversion

Antonyms: Blessing, Benediction, Liking, Loving, Approval, Strong Liking, Compliment, Praise, Regard, Respect

Usage: I can already hear the howls of execration.

Meaning: मैं पहले ही फटकार की चीख सुन रहा था।

(v) Impoverish (V.): make (a person or area) poor.

Pronunciation: इम्पावरिश / इम्पाव्रिश

Hindi Translations: दरिद्र कर देना, गरीब करना, दरिद्र करना, निःसत करना, निर्धन करना, शक्तिहीन करना, अशक्त कर देना, निधन कर देना, दरिद्र बना देना, साधनहीन करना

Synonyms:  Exhaust, Ruin, Drain, Pauperize, Deplete, Reduce, Bankrupt, Fleece, Break, Beggar, Deprive, Bust, Weaken, Despoil, Divest

Antonyms: Enrich, Embellish, Adorn, Decorate, Beautify, Fertilize, Apparel, Applique, Array, Bard, Barded, Be

Usage: Fast-growing trees remove nutrients and impoverish the soil.

Meaning: तेजी से बढ़ते पेड़ पोषक तत्वों को हटाते हैं और मिट्टी को निःसत करते हैं।

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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