English Vocabulary with Synonyms and Antonyms (26 November 17)

By | November 26, 2017

Important daily 10 Challenging English Words in the Article of the Day with Hindi Meaning, Synonyms, Antonyms and Examples (26-11-2017):

1. Clairvoyant (noun): (A person who claims to have a supernatural ability to perceive events in the future) (दूरदर्शी)
Synonyms: Far-Sighted, Prescient, Forecaster Of The Future, Visionary.
Antonyms: Ignorant.
Example: Because Jacob always seemed to make the best financial investments, everyone joked about his clairvoyant mindset.
Related words:
Clairvoyance (noun) – The supposed faculty of perceiving things or events in the future or beyond normal sensory contact.

2. Unpalatable (adjective): Difficult to put up with or accept./ not pleasant or acceptable to the taste or mind. (कड़ा/ अरुचिकर)
Synonyms: Disagreeable, Unpleasant, Distasteful, Unwelcomed
Antonyms: Agreeable Palatable, Acceptable
Example: It is an unpalatable fact that crime makes a good news story.
Related words:
Palatable (adjective) – Acceptable or satisfactory./ pleasant to taste.

3. Pioneer (verb): (Develop or be the first to use or apply) (अग्रगामी होना /प्रथम होना)
Synonyms: Inaugural, Initial, Lead, Be Original, Be Primary
Antonyms: Follow, Obey
Example: A lot of pioneers from Eastern Europe came to America to take up farming on the plains around the turn of the century.
Verb forms: Pioneer, Pioneered, Pioneered
Related words:
Pioneer (noun) – अग्रगामी

4. Fungible (adjective): (Replaceable by another identical item; mutually interchangeable.). (प्रतिमोच्य)
Synonyms: Synonymous, Exchangeable, Commutable, Convertible.
Antonyms: Non-Convertible.
Example: In the old days, people traded fungible items instead of paying with money.

5. Stern (adjective): Serious and unrelenting, especially in the assertion of authority and exercise of discipline. (कठोर/कड़ी)
Synonyms: Rigid, Tough, Stringent, Firm, Resolute
Antonyms: Easy, Kind, Soft, Mild, Gentle
Example: The cop gave Sheryl a stern warning that if she was caught speeding again, she would lose her license for a year.
Related words:
Sternly (adverb) – कठोरतापूर्वक
Sternness (noun) – सख्ती

6. Grumble (verb): Complain about something in a bad-tempered way. (असन्तोष दिखलाना)
Synonyms: Complain, Moan, Groan, Whine, Mutter, Grouse
Antonyms: Compliment, Praise
Example: There’s been a lot of grumbling among the employees as many of them did not get a hike.
Verb forms: Grumble, Grumbled, Grumbled

7. Hindsight (noun): (Understanding of a situation or event only after it has happened or developed.) (पश्च दृष्टि)
Synonyms: Experience, Remembrance, Monday Morning Quarterback
Antonyms: Ignorance, Negligence
Example: In hindsight, I wished I had taken my friend’s key when I discovered she had wrecked her car on the way home.

8. Sneaky (adjective): (Marked by stealth, furtiveness, or shiftiness) चतुर/ चालाक
Synonyms: Sly, Crafty, Cunning, Wily, Clever, Artful, Scheming
Antonyms: Honest, Aboveboard, Forthright.
Example: Many companies use sneaky ways of getting people to buy something they don’t need.

9. Cognitive (adjective): Relating to cognition/knowledge. (ज्ञानात्मक)
Synonyms: Perceptional, Intellectual, Cerebral.
Antonyms: Non cognitive, Physical.
Example: Young children develop their skills of cognition from their childhood experiences and social interactions.
Related words:
Cognitively (adverb): (Concerned with the act or process of knowing, perceiving)

10. Ilk (noun): (A type of person or thing similar to one already referred to (उसी के जैसा)
Synonyms: Type, Sort, Class, Category, Group, Genre
Antonyms: Dissimilar.
Example: Because I do not earn a huge salary like pro football players, rappers, and others of their ilk, I do not live in a mansion.

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