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Vocab Express- 588

Vocab Express- 588

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- 587 here

(i) Insistent (Adj.): insisting or demanding something; not allowing refusal.

Pronunciation: इन्सिस्टन्ट

Hindi Translations: आग्रही, हठी, आग्रहपूर्ण, अड़ा हुआ

Synonyms:  Determined, Stubborn, Resolute, Uncompromising, Firm, Intransigent, Relentless, Inexorable, Rigid, Unrelenting, Obdurate, Inflexible, Unyielding, Unbending

Antonyms: Tolerant, Half-Hearted, Disinterested, Lenient, Irresolute, Feeble, Indifferent, Flabby, Languid, Flaccid, Listless, Spiritless, Clumsy, Shaky

Usage: She was insistent about inviting him.

Meaning: वह उसे आमंत्रित करने के लिए आग्रही थी।

(ii) Fretful (Adj.): feeling or expressing distress or irritation.

Pronunciation: फ्रेट्फल

Hindi Translations: चिड़चिड़ा, शिकायती, तुनुकमिज़ाज

Synonyms:  Querulous, Irritable, Testy, Petulant, Whiny, Anxious, Uneasy, Fidgety, Impatient, Cross, Peevish, Crabby, Restless, Nervous

Antonyms: Relaxed, Happy, Calm, Joyous, Pleased, Cheered, Easy-Going, Laid-Back, Carefree, Tranquil, Bland, Mild, Serene

Usage: The child was tired and fretful.

Meaning: बच्चा थका हुआ और परेशान था।

(iii) Smack (V.): strike (someone or something), typically with the palm of the hand and as a punishment.

Pronunciation: स्मैक

Hindi Translations: आभास देना, बू आना, चटाक से मारना, ज़ोर से भिड़ जाना, स्वाद आना, चटखारे ले कर खाना, चांटा मारना, चपत की ध्वनि उत्पन्न करना, तमाचा मारना, स्वाद देना, थप्पड़ मारना

Synonyms:  Whack, Slap, Bang, Hit, Cuff, Punch, Wallop, Thwack, Strike, Blow, Thump, Knock, Clout, Spank

Antonyms: Fix

Usage: He hit me smack in the mouth.

Meaning: उसने मुझे मुंह में मारा।

(iv) Acquiescent (Adj.): ready to accept something without protest, or to do what someone else wants.

Pronunciation: ऐक्वीएसन्ट

Hindi Translations: अनुवर्ती, राजी, संतुष्ट, सरल, सहमत

Synonyms:  Submissive, Compliant, Yielding, Docile, Tractable, Flexible, Meek, Amenable, Pliant, Agreeable, Willing, Obedient, Humble

Antonyms: Stubborn, Defiant, Resistant, Insubordinate, Intractable, Adamant, Assertive, Tough, Distasteful, Foul, Yucky, Proud

Usage: Perhaps you are too acquiescent.

Meaning: शायद आप बहुत ही संतुष्ट हैं।

(v) Effusive(adj.): expressing feelings of gratitude, pleasure, or approval in an unrestrained or heartfelt manner.

Pronunciation: इफ्यूसिव / एफ्यूसिव

Hindi Translations: असंयत, निस्सारी, बहनेवाला, अधिक भावुक

Synonyms:  Gushing, Emotional, Enthusiastic, Gushy, Exuberant, Talkative, Verbose, Expansive Sentimental, Unrestrained, Ebullient, Profuse, Demonstrative, Lavish

Antonyms: Quiet, Retiring, Modest, Bashful, Diffident, Fearful, Timid, Ashamed, Coy, Nervous, Reticent, Self-Conscious

Usage: He was effusive in his praise.

Meaning: वह अपनी प्रशंसा में बहनेवाला 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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