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Vocab Express- 627

Vocab Express- 627

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.

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(i) Bereft (Adj.): deprived of or lacking something, especially a nonmaterial asset.

Pronunciation: बरेफ्ट / बिरेफ्ट

Hindi Translations: दीवाना, पागल

Synonyms:  Bereaved, Destitute, Grieving, Forlorn, Deprived, Lovelorn, Abandoned, Impoverished, Cut Off, Mourning, Devoid, Minus, Denuded, Grief-Stricken

Antonyms: Happy, Full, Blithe, Pleasant, Felicitous, Gay, Buoyant, Gleeful, Bright, Carefree, Cheery, Convivial, Delightful, Favourable

Usage: The place seemed to be utterly bereft of human life.

Meaning: यह स्थान मानव जीवन के लिए अत्यंत घातक प्रतीत हो रहा था।

(ii) Overtone (N.): a musical tone that is a part of the harmonic series above a fundamental note and may be heard with it.

Pronunciation: ओवर्टोन

Hindi Translations: उलट जाना

Synonyms:  Nuance, Suggestion, Connotation, Implication, Undertone, Innuendo, Intimation, Hint, Partial, Meaning, Sense, Undercurrent, Inference, Insinuation

Antonyms: Undertone, Hint, Clue, Dash, Intimation, Suggestion, Tip, Touch, Trace, Cue, Inkling, Implication, Indication, Innuendo

Usage: There was an overtone of regret in his farewell speech.

Meaning: उनके विदाई भाषण में अफ़सोस की लहर थी।

(iii) Lament (V.): mourn (a person's loss or death).

Pronunciation: लमेन्ट

Hindi Translations: शोक करना, विलाप करना, मातम करना, रञ्ज करना, दुखी होना, शोक प्रकट करना, पर शोक करना, रोना

Synonyms:  Grieve, Bemoan, Mourn, Bewail, Regret, Wail, Moan, Deplore, Weep, Sorrow, Keen, Complain, Rue

Antonyms: Rejoice, Celebrate, Compliment, Praise, Be Happy, Elevate, Exalt, Enliven, Exhilarate, Laud, Applaud, Exult, Amuse, Hearten

Usage: But that's something to lament, not to celebrate.

Meaning: लेकिन यह जश्न मनाने के लिए नहीं, विलाप करने के लिए कुछ है।

(iv) Malicious (Adj.): characterized by malice; intending or intended to do harm.

Pronunciation: मलिशस

Hindi Translations:  दुर्जन, दुष्ट, द्रोही, द्वेषी, बद, दुर्भावनापूर्ण, दुष्टात्मा, द्वेषपूर्ण, बुरा चाहने वाला, दुर्वासनामय, डाह-भरा

Synonyms:  Malevolent, Spiteful, Cruel, Hateful, Mean, Vicious, Evil, Malignant, Sinister, Venomous, Wicked, Unkind, Villainous

Antonyms: Kind, Benevolent, Kind-Hearted, Cushion Hearted, Overprotective, Loving, Considerate, Sympathetic, Good, Friendly, Benignant, Humane, Gracious

Usage: He's always putting about malicious rumours.

Meaning: वह हमेशा दुर्भावनापूर्ण अफवाहें फैलाते रहता है।

(v) Cardinal (Adj.): of the greatest importance; fundamental.

Pronunciation: कार्डनल / कार्डिनल

Hindi Translations: असली, आधारभूत, ख़ास, प्रधान, प्रमुख, बुनियादी, मुख्य, मूल, मौलिक, मेख्य

Synonyms:  Primary, Chief, Principal, Main, Prime, Fundamental, Essential, Leading, Central, Key, Foremost, Paramount, First, Important

Antonyms:  Minor, Ancillary, Unimportant, Negligible, Ordinal, Insignificant, Secondary, Inferior, Inessential, Inconsiderable, Trivial, Subordinate, Slight, Trifling

Usage: This is a matter of cardinal significance.

Meaning: यह आधारभूत महत्व का मामला है।

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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