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Vocab Express- 705

Vocab Express- 705

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- 704 here

(i) Crucial (Adj.): decisive or critical, especially in the success or failure of something.

Pronunciation: क्रूशल

Hindi Translations: आड़ा, कठिन, ठीक, निर्णायक, प्रामाणिक, संकटकालीन, अत्यंत महत्वपूर्ण

Synonyms:  Critical, Important, Vital, Essential, Pivotal, Necessary, Urgent, Significant, Momentous, Major, Imperative, Serious, Fundamental, Decisive

Antonyms: Unimportant, Minor, Inessential, Noncrucial, Trivial, Insignificant, Worthless, Little, Inconsequential, Unnecessary, Negligible, Futile

Usage: She needs to be here at this crucial moment.

Meaning: उसे इस महत्वपूर्ण समय पर यहां आने की जरूरत है।

(ii) Righteous (Adj.): (of a person or conduct) morally right or justifiable; virtuous.

Pronunciation: राइचस

Hindi Translations: साधु, सुकृत, न्याय परायण, ईमानदार, धार्मिक, नेक, न्यायसंगत, पवित्र, भला, सच्चा, सदाचारी

Synonyms:  Virtuous, Moral, Upright, Honest, Right, Good, Just, Ethical, Fair, Noble, Principled, Pure, Upstanding

Antonyms: Shameful, Sinful, Hypocritical, Bad, Unfair, Corrupt, Immoral, Shy, Criminal, Dishonest, Depraved, Disreputable, Dark, Disgraceful

Usage: He is regarded as a righteous and holy man.

Meaning: उन्हें एक नेक और पवित्र इंसान माना जाता है।

(iii) Undermine (V.): erode the base or foundation of (a rock formation).

Pronunciation: अन्डर्माइन

Hindi Translations: नष्ट करना, क्षीण करना, दुर्बल करना, अवमूल्यन करना, सुरंग लगाना, सुरंग खोदना, गुप्त रूप से हानि पहुंचाना, कमज़ोर कर देना, सुरंग खोद, दुर्बल बना देना, खोखला कर देना

Synonyms:  Weaken, Harm, Impair, Sabotage, Damage, Compromise, Sap, Ruin, Subvert, Threaten, Hurt, Enfeeble, Destroy, Cripple

Antonyms: Strengthen, Bolster, Reinforce, Support, Aid, Encourage, Invigorate, Boost, Assist, Fortify, Hearten, Toughen

Usage: This undermines their parental authority.

Meaning: यह उनके अभिभावकीय अधिकार को कमजोर करता है।

(iv) Pestilence (N.): a fatal epidemic disease, especially bubonic plague.

Pronunciation: पेस्टलन्स

Hindi Translations: ताऊन, प्लेग, महामारी, वबा

Synonyms:  Plague, Disease, Epidemic, Pest, Blight, Sickness, Pandemic, Curse, Scourge, Infection, Virus, Canker, Infestation

Antonyms: Health, Cure

Usage: A pestilence was raging in that area.

Meaning: उस इलाके में एक महामारी फैल रही थी।

(v) Pristine (Adj.): in its original condition; unspoiled.

Pronunciation: प्रिस्टीन

Hindi Translations: बकबक, मूल, मौलिक, पूर्वकालीन, प्राचीन समय का, अपरिवर्तित, असली, आरम्भिक, पुराना, प्रथम, प्राचीन

Synonyms:  Clean, Immaculate, Pure, Spotless, Undefiled, Unsullied, Fresh, Original, Untouched, Impeccable, Virgin, Flawless

Antonyms: Dirty, Polluted, Impure, Grubby, Spoiled, Imperfect, Stale, Sullied, Mucky, Foul, Marred, Used

Usage: It's such a magical, pristine site I have ever visited.

Meaning: यह एक ऐसा जादुई, प्राचीन स्थल है जिसे मैंने कभी भेट दी 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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