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Vocab Express- 686

Vocab Express- 686

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- 685 here

(i) Unfathomable (Adj.): incapable of being fully explored or understood.

Pronunciation:  अन्फैदमबल

Hindi Translations: अगाध, अज्ञेय, अथाह, गहन, विशाल, अनापा, अपरिमेय

Synonyms:  Incomprehensible, Deep, Impenetrable, Inscrutable, Infinite, Mysterious, Bottomless, Immeasurable, Obscure, Abysmal, Unintelligible, Enigmatic

Antonyms: Fathomable, Clear, Comprehensible, Straightforward, Shallow, Understandable, Believable, Explainable, Comprehendible, Palpable, Lucid, Sound

Usage: Some problems would seem unfathomable in the beginning.

Meaning: शुरुआत में कुछ समस्याएं विशाल प्रतीत होंगी।

(ii) Pugnacious (Adj.): eager or quick to argue, quarrel, or fight.

Pronunciation:  पग्नेशस / पग्नैशिस

Hindi Translations: अवसर, झगड़ालू, लड़ाका

Synonyms:  Combative, Bellicose, Hostile, Belligerent, Quarrelsome, Contentious, Antagonistic, Aggressive, Warlike, Truculent, Irascible, Militant, Disputatious

Antonyms: Peaceful, Friendly, Peaceable, Amicable, Gracious, Genial, Conciliatory, Amiable, Pleasant, Hearty, Complaisant, Benign

Usage: He had been pugnacious and irritable in those days.

Meaning: वह उन दिनों बहुत ही झगड़ालू और चिड़चिड़ा हो गया था।

(iii) Intimidate (V.): frighten or overawe (someone), especially in order to make them do what one wants.

Pronunciation:  इन्टिमिडेट / इन्टिमिडैट

Hindi Translations: डराना, डांटना, धमकाना, भयभीत करना, भय दिलाना, धमकी देना

Synonyms:  Bully, Frighten, Scare, Threaten, Browbeat, Daunt, Terrify, Terrorize, Cow, Alarm, Hector, Discourage

Antonyms: Encourage, Comfort, Reassure, Assist, Help, Arise, Administer, Calm, Cherish, Hearten, Embolden, Endure

Usage: You cannot intimidate  him this way.

Meaning: आप उसे इस तरह से डरा नहीं सकते।

(iv) Curb (N.): a stone or concrete edging to a street or path.

Pronunciation:  कर्ब

Hindi Translations: सांकल, नियंत्रण रखना, पटरी का किनारा, लगान की कड़ी, निप्रह, नियंत्रण, फुटपाथ, अटकाव, कड़ी, दबाव, नियंत्रण,  प्रतिबंध

Synonyms:  Check, Control, Restrain, Restraint, Inhibit, Limit, Stop, Hold Back, Bridle, Hinder, Impede, Brake, Suppress, Restrict

Antonyms: Aid, Support, Encouragement, Drive, Opening, Spur, Central Location, Incentive, Push, Nutriment, Incitement, Relief

Usage: They put a curb on advertisement.

Meaning: उन्होंने विज्ञापन पर अंकुश लगाया।

(v) Dissent (N.): the expression or holding of opinions at variance with those previously, commonly, or officially held.

Pronunciation:  डिसेन्ट

Hindi Translations: असम्मति, असहमति, मतभेद, विरोध, विसम्मति, असहमत होना, विचार-विभिन्नता, नाइत्तिफ़ाक़ी

Synonyms:  Conflict, Protest, Dissension, Disaccord, Opposition, Dispute, Disagreement, Discord, Contention, Difference, Clash, Dissidence, Object

Antonyms: Assent, Agreement, Consent, Concurrence, Sanction, Approval, Compliance, Endorsement, Accord, Compromise, Congruence, Consensus

Usage: Voices of dissent began to rise against the violence.

Meaning: हिंसा के खिलाफ असंतोष के स्वर उठने लगे।

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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