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Vocab Express- 642

Vocab Express- 642

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- 641 here

(i) Passable (Adj.): just good enough to be acceptable; satisfactory.

Pronunciation: पैसबल / पैसब्ल

Hindi Translations: गमनीय, प्रचलित, गम्य, मध्यम, आज्ञा योग्य, काम चलाऊ, ग्रहण योग्य, पार करने लायक, अच्छा, कामचलाऊ

Synonyms:  Tolerable, Adequate, Fair, Acceptable, Satisfactory, Mediocre, Average, Middling, All Right, Admissible, Decent, Okay, Not Bad

Antonyms: Royal, Impassable, Bad, Atrocious, Inadequate, Unsatisfactory, Unacceptable, Vile, Terrific, Exceptional, Dreadful, Abysmal, Awful

Usage: She has a passable knowledge of the subject.

Meaning: उसके पास विषय का काम चलाऊ ज्ञान है।

(ii) Ruffle (V.): disorder or disarrange (someone's hair), typically by running one's hands through it.

Pronunciation: रफल

Hindi Translations: घबड़ाना, चिढ़ाना, फेंकना, फेंटना, फड़फड़ाना, घबरा देना, व्याकुल करना, परेशान करना, खलबली मचाना, चुन्नट डालना, अस्त-व्यस्त करना, रूखा व्यवहार करना

Synonyms:  Disturb, Upset, Fluster, Agitate, Rumple, Perturb, Irritate, Disconcert, Disorder, Trouble, Fret, Annoy, Unsettle, Provoke

Antonyms: Calm, Soothe, Smooth, Sprint

Usage: Nothing could ruffle his composure.

Meaning: कुछ भी उसके धैर्य को हिला नहीं सकता।

(iii) Altruistic (Adj.): showing a disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others; unselfish.

Pronunciation: ऐल्ट्रूइस्टिक / ऑल्ट्रूइस्टिक

Hindi Translations: परहितवादी, परार्थवादी, परोपकारी, लोकोपकारवादी

Synonyms:  Benevolent, Selfless, Kind-Hearted, Charitable, Generous, Unselfish, Philanthropic, Kind, Magnanimous, Beneficent, Humanitarian, Considerate, Humane

Antonyms: Selfish, Greedy, Self-Absorbed, Egoistic, Egocentric, Self-, Entered, Narcissistic, Egotistic, Stingy, Self-Involved, Self-Centred, Self-Obsessed

Usage: The political concern is not altruistic.

Meaning: राजनीतिक सरोकार परहितवादी नहीं है।

(iv) Brevity (N.): concise and exact use of words in writing or speech.

Pronunciation: ब्रेवटी / ब्रेविटी

Hindi Translations: संक्षेप, अल्पता, कमी, लघुता, संक्षिप्तता

Synonyms:  Shortness, Briefness, Terseness, Conciseness, Concision, Compactness, Succinctness, Economy, Pithiness, Crispness, Transience, Curtness, Condensation, Littleness

Antonyms: Longevity, Lengthiness, Wordiness, Verbosity, Long-Windedness, Extension, Length, Elongation, Extent, Distance, Duration, Compass, Depth, Dimension

Usage: The report is a masterpiece of brevity.

Meaning: रिपोर्ट संक्षिप्तता की श्रेष्ट कृति है।

(v) Obscene (Adj.): (of the portrayal or description of sexual matters) offensive or disgusting by accepted standards of morality and decency.

Pronunciation: अब्सीन / आब्सीन / अब्सीन

Hindi Translations: गंदा, घिनौना, घृणित, निर्लज्ज, बेहिसाब, मनहूस, नाज़ेबा, फ़हश, अशुभ, अश्लीलता

Synonyms:  Dirty, Indecent, Filthy, Lewd, Smutty, Gross, Vulgar, Foul, Ribald, Coarse, Bawdy, Pornographic, Offensive, Rude

Antonyms: Pure, Decent, Clean, Beautiful, Innocent, Moral, Upright, Immaculate, Chaste Good, Neat, Proper, Decorous

Usage: He continued to use obscene language.

Meaning: वह गंदी भाषा का इस्तेमाल करता रहा।

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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