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Vocab Express- 594

Vocab Express- 594

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- 593 here

(i) Famine (N.): extreme scarcity of food.

Pronunciation: फैमन / फैमिन

Hindi Translations: अकाल, कमी, भुखमरी, महंगी, सूखा, अनाहार, दुर्भिक्ष, दुष्काल

Synonyms:  Hunger, Starvation, Shortage, Drought, Dearth, Paucity, Poverty, Scarcity, Want, Lack Deficiency, Destitution, Deficit

Antonyms: Plenty, Abundance, Feast, Wealth, Plethora, Quantity, Surfeit, Amplitude, Stores, Supply, Bounty

Usage: They generously contributed to the famine relief fund.

Meaning: उन्होंने उदारता से अकाल राहत निधि में योगदान दिया।

(ii) Protestation (N.): an emphatic declaration that something is or is not the case.

Pronunciation: प्राटिस्टेशन / प्रोटेस्टैशन

Hindi Translations: आपत्ति, प्रतिज्ञापन, विरोध, इकरार जो धरम इमान से कहा जावे, दृढ़ वाक्य, विरोध वचन, दृढ़ वचन

Synonyms:  Protest, Complaint, Objection, Gripe, Beef, Demur, Exception, Remonstrance, Remonstration, Expostulation, Opposition, Challenge

Antonyms: Support, Approval, Acceptance, Applause, Approbation, Acclaim, Agreement, Recognition, Admiration, Acclamation, Acknowledgment, Acquiescence

Usage: They have to make a protestation of that news.

Meaning: उन्हें उस खबर का विरोध करना है।

(iii) Impinge (V.): have an effect or impact, especially a negative one.

Pronunciation: इम्पिन्ज

Hindi Translations: टकराना, लगाना, ऊपर गिराना, ठोकर खाना, अतिक्रमण करना, चोट लगना, टकरा जाना, टक्कर खाना, धक्का लगना

Synonyms:  Encroach, Infringe, Hit, Intrude, Entrench, Invade, Trench, Touch, Impact, Bump, Violate, Collide, Strike

Antonyms: Dodge, Avoid

Usage: He heard the rain impinge on the windows.

Meaning: उन्होंने खिड़कियों पर बारिश के टकराने की आवाज सुनी।

(iv) Arrant (Adj.): without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers.

Pronunciation: ऐरन्ट

Hindi Translations: अत्यन्त, कुख्यात, निरा, पक्का, परले दर्जे का

Synonyms:  Utter, Absolute, Shameless, Complete, Gross, Pure, Stark, Thoroughgoing, Out-And-Out, Unmitigated, Flagrant, Consummate, Perfect, Outright

Antonyms: Minor, Shabby, Defective, Light, Obscure, Unknown, Unclear, Imperceptible, Weak, Mild, Feeble, Lively

Usage: He's talking arrant nonsense.

Meaning: वह परले दर्जे की बकवास कर रहा है।

(v) Acerbic (Adj.): (especially of a comment or style of speaking) sharp and forthright.

Pronunciation: असर्बिक / असेर्बिक

Hindi Translations: कटु, कड़वा, कसैला, खट्टा, तिक्त, तीखा, कषाय

Synonyms:  Bitter, Acid, Caustic, Sharp, Tart, Acrimonious, Sarcastic, Acrid, Cutting, Harsh, Sour, Astringent, Biting, Mordant

Antonyms: Pleasant, Sweet, Mild, Bland, Smooth, Gracious, Polite, Handsome, Affable, Amicable, Calm, Genial

Usage: The article was written in her usual acerbic style.

Meaning: लेख हमेशा की तरह उसकी कटु शैली में लिखा गया 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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