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Vocab Express- 595

Vocab Express- 595

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- 594 here

(i) Divination (N.): the practice of seeking knowledge of the future or the unknown by supernatural means.

Pronunciation: डिवनेशन / डिवनैशन

Hindi Translations: पेशीनगोई, भविष्य-कथन, अटकल, अनुमान, भविष्यवाणी, शकुन, शकुन-विचार, सगुनौती

Synonyms:  Presage, Portent, Prophecy, Augury, Prognostication, Prediction, Foreboding, Sign, Foreshadowing, Prognostic, Auspice, Soothsaying, Forecast

Antonyms: Compute

Usage: He cheats people in the name of practicing divination.

Meaning: वह लोगों को भविष्य-कथन के नाम पर धोखा देता है।

(ii) Prettify (V.): make (someone or something) appear superficially pretty or attractive.

Pronunciation: प्रिटफाइ

Hindi Translations: आक, सँवारना, सजाना, सुन्दर बनाना, सुंदर बनाना, अच्छी तरह से

Synonyms:  Beautify, Embellish, Dress Up, Adorn, Decorate, Deck, Ornament, Titivate, Garnish, Fancily, Preen, Embroider, Grace

Antonyms: Blot, Disfigure, Spoil, Deflower, Ravish, Violate, Destroy, Pollute, Undo, Deface, Impair

Usage: To please others, we prettify ourselves.

Meaning: दूसरों को खुश करने के लिए, हम खुद को सँवारते हैं।

(iii) Sublimate (V.): (especially in psychoanalytic theory) divert or modify (an instinctual impulse) into a culturally higher or socially more acceptable activity.

Pronunciation: सब्लमेट

Hindi Translations: उत्सादित करना, ऊंचा करना, उत्तेजित करना, परिशोधन करना, परिशुद्ध करना, निर्मल करना, परिष्कार करना, उत्सादित होना, परिष्कृत बनाना, उदात्तीकरण करना

Synonyms:  Impure, Dirty, Blighted, Alloy, Bastardize, Pollute, Sully, Unpolished

Antonyms: Impure, Dirty, Blighted, Alloy, Bastardize, Pollute, Sully, Unpolished

Usage: We need sublimate water for our experiment.

Meaning: हमें अपने प्रयोग के लिए परिशुद्ध पानी की जरूरत है।

(iv) Indiscreet (Adj.): having, showing, or proceeding from too great a readiness to reveal things that should remain secret or private.

Pronunciation: इन्डिस्क्रीट

Hindi Translations: अविवेकी, अविवेकपूर्ण, असावधानीपूर्ण

Synonyms:  Imprudent, Unwise, Rash, Thoughtless, Reckless, Hasty, Injudicious, Careless, Heedless, Ill-Advised, Ill-Considered, Incautious, Impolitic, Foolish

Antonyms: Prudent, Discreet, Intelligent, Shy, Careful, Sensible, Tactful, Wary, Circumspect, Politic, Vigilant, Chary

Usage: How could he be so indiscreet?

Meaning: वह इतना अविवेकपूर्ण कैसे हो सकता है?

(v) Hedonistic (Adj.): engaged in the pursuit of pleasure; sensually self-indulgent.

Pronunciation: हीडनिस्टिक

Hindi Translations: भोगी, सुखवादी, सुखसंबंधी

Synonyms:  Epicurean, Hedonic, Sybaritic, Voluptuary, Voluptuous, Self-Indulgent, Luxurious, Sensual, Dissolute, Depraved, Lascivious, Lecherous, Slutty

Antonyms: Ascetic, Abstemious, Austere, Strict, Stern, Harsh, Severe, Astringent, Plain, Rigid, Rigorous

Usage: At the New Year’s party many people do many hedonistic things.

Meaning: नए साल की पार्टी में कई लोग कई भोग विलास से जुडी चीजें 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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