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Vocab Express- 704

Vocab Express- 704

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- 703 here

(i) Gossamer (N.): a fine, filmy substance consisting of cobwebs spun by small spiders, which is seen especially in autumn.

Pronunciation: गासमर

Hindi Translations: पतला, महीन जाली, कमजोर वस्तु, भंगुर वस्तु, जाला, महीन कपड़ा

Synonyms:  Diaphanous, Sheer, Transparent, Delicate, Gauzy, Thin, Filmy, Fine, Cobweb, Flimsy, Light, Ethereal, See-Through

Antonyms: Thick, Coarse, Good, Dodgy, Strong, Solid, Opaque, Massive, Deep, Dense, Compact, Difficult, Intense, Critical

Usage: She was wearing her delightful gossamer gown.

Meaning: उसने अपना महीन कपड़े का गाउन पहना हुआ था।

(ii) Superfluous (Adj.): unnecessary, especially through being more than enough.

Pronunciation: सुपर्फ्लूअस / सूपर्फ्ल्वस

Hindi Translations: अतिरिक्त, अनावश्यक, निरर्थक, फ़ालतू, ज़रूरत से ज़्यादा, अति अधिक, ज़रूरत से ज़्यादा

Synonyms:  Redundant, Extra, Surplus, Excessive, Excess, Unnecessary, Needless, Spare, Supererogatory, Supernumerary, Unneeded, Dispensable

Antonyms: Essential, Necessary, Critical, Important, Basic, Vital, Indispensable, Deficient, Key, Reasonable, Fundamental

Usage: In this case, it is a superfluous and unreasonable demand.

Meaning: इस मामले में, यह एक अनावश्यक और अनुचित मांग है।

(iii) Whit (N.): a very small part or amount.

Pronunciation: विट / ह्विट

Hindi Translations: कण, तिनका, तिल, बिंदु, रत्ती, लेश

Synonyms:  Bit, Particle, Iota, Atom, Speck, Jot, Shred, Mite, Grain, Scintilla, Smidgen, Scrap, Crumb

Antonyms: Lot, Mass, Mess, Quantity, Myriad, A Significant Amount, World, Abundance, Wealth, Sight, Load, Aggregate

Usage: There is not a whit of truth in the statement.

Meaning: कथन में सच्चाई का लेश भी नहीं है।

(iv) Muddled (Adj.): in a state of bewildered or bewildering confusion or disorder.

Pronunciation: मडल्ड

Hindi Translations: अव्यवस्थित, संभ्रमित

Synonyms:  Confused, Jumbled, Disorganized, Muzzy, Disordered, Addled, Mixed Up, Disorderly, Befuddled, Bewildered, Disconnected, Incoherent

Antonyms: Clean, Neat, Enlightened, Lucid, Thoroughly Thought Through, Apparent, Strong, Understandable, Acute, Well-Thought-Through, Definite

Usage: That situation has muddled the mission.

Meaning: उस स्थिति ने कार्य को प्रभावित किया है।

(v) Speculative (Adj.): engaged in, expressing, or based on conjecture rather than knowledge.

Pronunciation: स्पेक्यलटिव / स्पेक्यलेटिव

Hindi Translations: अव्यवहार्य, कल्पित, काल्पनिक, चिंतनशील, चिन्तावान, ध्यानी, प्रत्याशित, विचारवान, विचार योग्य, बहुत लाभ की आशा से किया हुआ व्यापार संबंधी

Synonyms:  Conjectural, Hypothetical, Theoretical, Risky, Suppositional, Academic, Abstract, Uncertain, Contemplative, Reflective, Hazardous, Notional, Pensive, Meditative

Antonyms: Proven, Definite, Factual, Moderate, Certain, Concrete, Practical, Indubitable, Unquestionable, Actual, Distinct, Staid, Temperate, Reasonable

Usage: His approach towards the problem was highly speculative.

Meaning: समस्या के प्रति उनका दृष्टिकोण अत्यधिक अव्यवहार्य था।

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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