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Vocab Express- 687

Vocab Express- 687

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- 686 here

(i) Egregious (Adj.): conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible.

Pronunciation:  इग्रीजस

Hindi Translations: कट्टर, घोर, पक्का, प्रबल, ज़बरदस्त, बेहद खराब, अत्यंत बुरा

Synonyms:  Outrageous, Flagrant, Glaring, Gross, Monstrous, Awful, Atrocious, Rank, Heinous, Arrant, Grievous, Excessive, Extreme

Antonyms: Slight, Piddling, Insignificant, Unpretentious, Shabby, Little, Small, Piffling, Venial, Concealed, Minor, Secondary, Exiguous

Usage: It's the most egregious situation I've ever seen.

Meaning: यह मैंने अब तक देखि हुई सबसे अधिक गंभीर स्थिति है।

(ii) Belligerent (Adj.): characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight.

Pronunciation:  बलिजरन्ट

Hindi Translations: युद्धकारी, युद्धरत, योद्धा, लड़ाका, लड़ाकू

Synonyms:  Aggressive, Hostile, Warlike, Bellicose, Combative, Militant, Pugnacious, Quarrelsome, Contentious, Antagonistic, Martial, Argumentative, Warring

Antonyms: Peaceful, Amicable, Affable, Good, Helping, Genial, Pleasant, Benign, Amiable, Favourable, Companionable

Usage: That was in contrast to his belligerent attitude.

Meaning: यह उनके जुझारू रवैये के विपरीत था।

(iii) Loftiness (N.): impressiveness in scale or proportion. The quality of being high or lofty.

Pronunciation:  लॉफ्टाइनेस

Hindi Translations: ऊँचाई, महत्व, उंचाई, बुलंदी, अंग-विन्यास

Synonyms:  Pride, Elevation, Dignity, Grandeur, Nobility, Height, Arrogance, Hauteur, Majesty, Haughtiness, Lordliness, Eminence, Pretension

Antonyms: Humility, Lowness, Modesty, Meekness, Humbleness, Shyness, Timidity, Depth, Shortness, Gravity, Frugality, Submission

Usage: Such loftiness is rare these days.

Meaning: ऐसी उदात्तता इन दिनों दुर्लभ है।

(iv) Aver (V.): to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true.

Pronunciation:  अवेर / ऐवर

Hindi Translations: सिद्ध करना, प्रमाणित करना, निश्चय से कहना, वर्णन करना, वादा करना, दावे के साथ कहना, दृढ़ता से कहना

Synonyms:  Assert, Affirm, Declare, State, Asseverate, Say, Avow, Maintain, Swear, Claim, Allege, Testify, Warrant

Antonyms: Refute, Deny, Confute, Contradict, Disclaim, Disprove, Negate, Controvert, Disavow, Abnegate, Disown, Gainsay

Usage: I aver it will not rain tomorrow.

Meaning: मेरा दावा है कि कल बारिश नहीं होगी।

(v) Imperious (Adj.): assuming power or authority without justification; arrogant and domineering.

Pronunciation:  इम्पिरीअस / इम्पीरीअस

Hindi Translations: अभिमानी, आज्ञापक, उद्धत, घमण्डी, धृष्ट, शाही, दंभपूर्ण, राज्य-संबंधी, राजाधिराज-संबंधी, साम्राज्य-संबंधी

Synonyms:  Arrogant, Overbearing, Bossy, Dictatorial, Despotic, Tyrannical, Peremptory, Autocratic, Domineering, Haughty, Authoritarian, Magisterial

Antonyms: Humble, Obedient, Modest, Meek, Lowly, Deferential, Servile, Minor, Unassuming, Demure, Shabby, Amenable, Helpless

Usage: His attitude is imperious at times.

Meaning: उसका रवैया कई बार अभिमानी होता 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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