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Vocab Express- 728

Vocab Express- 728

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.

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(i) Puritan (N.): a person excessively concerned about propriety and decorum.

Pronunciation: प्युअरीटन / प्युरटन / प्युरिटन

Hindi Translations:  नियम-निष्ठ व्यक्ति, अतिधर्मनिष्ठ, आचारी, धर्मनिष्ठ

Synonyms:  Prude, Bluenose, Prude, Moralist, Purist, Prig, Fanatic, Religionist, Zealot, Monk, Old Maid

Antonyms: Sensualist, Sybarite, Libertine, Satyr, Sick Puppy

Usage: He was accepted as being a Puritan leader.

Meaning: उन्हें अतिधर्मनिष्ठ नेता के रूप में स्वीकार किया गया था।

(ii) Prig (N.): a self-righteously moralistic person who behaves as if superior to others.

Pronunciation: प्रिग

Hindi Translations: घमण्डी, दंभी, बाँका, मिथ्याभिमानी, नियमवादी, रूप का गर्व करनेवाला

Synonyms:  Prude, Snob, Puritan, Pedant, Snot, Old Maid, Priggish, Bluenose, Thief, Purist, Goody Two-Shoes, Snoot, Moralist

Antonyms: Sick Puppy

Usage: I come to know that he was not a prig.

Meaning: मुझे पता चला कि वह घमण्डी नहीं था।

(iii) Restive (Adj.): impatient especially under restriction or delay. Being in a tense state.

Pronunciation: रेस्टिव

Hindi Translations: चलना न चाहने वाला, अधीर, अशांत, अड़ियल, बेचैन, बेसब्र, हठी, तनावग्रस्त, बेताब

Synonyms:  Restless, Unruly, Impatient, Fidgety, Edgy, Uneasy, Nervous, Jumpy, Refractory, Tense, Uptight, Obstinate, High-Strung, Jittery

Antonyms: Calm, Patient, Relaxed, Collected, Restless, Tranquil, Bland, Mild, Serene, Sober, Staid, Unmoved, Faint, Fine

Usage: The crowd was growing increasingly restive.

Meaning: भीड़ तेजी से अशांत हो रही थी।

(iv) Numb (Adj.): deprived of the power of sensation.

Pronunciation: नम

Hindi Translations: सुन्न, सुस्त, स्तब्ध, स्तब्धगति, ठिठुरा हुआ, सन्न हो गया, गूंगा हो गया

Synonyms:  Insensible, Unfeeling, Insensitive, Dull, Callous, Dead, Blunt, Benumbed, Heartless, Aloof, Numbed, Insensate, Deadened, Anesthetized

Antonyms: Responsive, Sensitive, Alert, Aware, Lively, Awake, Active, Sensible, Red, Poignant, Agile

Usage: Now his knee is numb with a cold pack.

Meaning: अब उसका घुटना ठंडे पैक से सुन्न हो गया है।

(v) Virtuousness (N.): the quality of doing what is right and avoiding what is wrong.

Pronunciation: वर्चूअस्नेस

Hindi Translations: शुचिता, सदाचार

Synonyms:  Virtue, Righteousness, Goodness, Probity, Honesty, Integrity, Morality, Rectitude, Uprightness, Decency, Purity, Chastity, Honour, Good

Antonyms: Badness, Dishonesty, Sin, Corruption, Evil, Wrong, Immorality, Culpability, Guilt, Guiltiness, Impurity, Error, Criminality

Usage: It is an action to display his virtuousness.

Meaning: यह उसकी सदाचार को प्रदर्शित करने की क्रिया 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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