English Vocabulary with Synonyms and Antonyms (04 January 18)

By | January 4, 2018

Important daily 10 Challenging English Words in the Article of the Day with Hindi Meaning, Synonyms, Antonyms and Examples (04-01-2018):

1. Stunt (verb): (Prevent from growing or developing properly.) (रोकना/बाधा होना या करना)
Synonyms: Inhibit, Impede, Hamper, Hinder, Restrict, Restrain.
Antonyms: Promote, Encourage, Aid.
Example: Malnutrition can stunt the growth of children.
Verb forms: Stunt, Stunted, Stunted.

2. Dingy (adjective): (Poorly bad / gloomy and drab/ discolored, often dark or depressing) (बेकार/निराशाजनक)
Synonyms: Gloomy, Drab, Dull, Badly/Poorly Lit, Dim, Dismal, Sombre, Grim, Dreary.
Antonyms: Bright, Cheerful, Encouraging.
Example: The wrong policies by the government led to a dingy economy in the state.

3. Emaciated (adjective): ((Of a person or a part of the body) weak or thin or haggard, especially from hunger or disease). (कमजोर)
Synonyms: Atrophied, Withered, Shrivelled, Weak, Wasted, Frail, Skeletal, Rickety, Scrawny.
Antonyms: Strong, Healthy, Salubrious.
Verb forms: Emaciate, Emaciated, Emaciated.
Related words:
Emaciate (verb) – To make extremely thin or wasted

4. Innocuous (adjective): Not harmful or offensive. (हानि रहित/ अहानिकर)
Synonyms: Harmless, Safe, In-Noxious, Non-Injurious, Non-Dangerous.
Antonyms: Damaging, Destructive, Harmful, Hurtful, Injurious.
Example: In an attempt to spread good influence, the politician worked hard to make innocuous speeches that would not offend anyone.
Related words:
Innocuously (adverb) – बिना हानि पहुंचाए

5. Brag (verb): (Saysomething in a boastful manner.) (डींग मारना/अभिमान युक्त बात करना/बढ़-बढ़कर बातें करना)
Synonyms: Boast, Crow, Swagger, Swank, Bluster, Blow One’s Own Trumpet.
Antonyms: Be Modest, Show Humility.
Example: Never brag of your achievements; it is important to remain modest.
Verb forms: Brag, Bragged, Bragged.
Related words:
Brag (noun) – A boastful statement.

6. Plague (verb): (Cause continual trouble or distress to/ pester or harass (someone) continually.) (मुसीबत होना या करना)
Synonyms: Afflict, Bedevil, Cause Suffering To, Torture, Torment, Trouble.
Antonyms: Aid, Soothe, Mollify.
Example: Plagued by poverty, He has been living his life in misery.
Verb forms: Plague, Plagued, Plagued.

7. Mortal (adjective): (Sufficient to cause death/fatally vulnerable) (घातक)
Synonyms: Lethal, Fatal, Deadly, Causing Death, Death-Dealing, Life-Threatening.
Antonyms: Protective, Safe, Guarding.
Example: Ageing is unavoidable mortal cause of death.
Related words:
Mortality (noun): The condition of being susceptible to death.

8. Patchy (adjective): (Not of the same quality throughout/unevenly distributed) (विचित्र/विविध)
Synonyms: Inconsistent, Fragmentary, Scattered, Uneven, Bitty.
Antonyms: Uniform, Constant, Consistent.
Example: The patchy climate of India is also responsible for its diversity.

9. Reap (verb): (Receive (something, especially something beneficial) as a consequence of one’s own or another’s actions.) (अर्जित करना/फल मिलना)
Synonyms: Receive, Obtain, Get, Acquire, Derive, Procure.
Antonyms: Miss, Fail, Lose.
Example: All political leaders are generally demagogue for reaping divisive gain.
Verb forms: Reap, Reaped, Reaped.

10. Subsist (verb): (Remain in force or effect.) (बने रहना/किसी स्थान या प्रभाव में)
Synonyms: Persist, Endure, Prevail, Hold out, Carry on, Live on, Be in existence.
Antonyms: Die, Disappear, Fade Out.
Example: After winning all series in 2017, the dominance of India will be subsisted if they defeat South Africa.
Verb forms: Subsist, Subsisted, Subsisted.
Related words:
Subsist (noun) – Existence
Origin: from Latin subsistere ‘stand firm’, from sub- ‘from below’ + sistere ‘set, stand’

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