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Monday, 4 March 2019

The Hindu Vocabulary For All Competitive Exams | 04-03-19

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1. FURLOUGH (NOUN): (गैरहाजिरी की छुट्टी)leave of absence 

Synonyms: leave, sabbatical 

Antonyms: work, endeavor 

Example Sentence: 

During my furlough, I am taking a weeklong cruise to the Caribbean. 

2. RANKLE (VERB): (खिजाना/चिढ़ाना) to cause bitterness or irritation 

Synonyms: annoy, embitter 

Antonyms: comfort, pacify 

Example Sentence: 

Sarika was rankled by his assertion. 

3. AKIN (ADJECTIVE): (समान) similar in nature 

Synonyms: analogous, comparable 

Antonyms: dissimilar, unlike 

Example Sentence:  

Something akin to gratitude overwhelmed her. 

4. ARCHAIC (ADJECTIVE): (प्राचीन) old and no longer useful 

Synonyms: primitive, old-fashioned 

Antonyms: modern, up-to-date 

Example Sentence: 

In comparison to portable laptop typewriters are archaic.

5. CONCORD (NOUN): (समझौता) a state of accord or agreement 

Synonyms: unanimity, harmony 

Antonyms: disagreement, agitation 

Example Sentence: 

The two countries signed a pact of peace and concord. 

6. BRUSQUE (ADJECTIVE): (बेअदब) blunt in manner or harsh speech 

Synonyms: gruff, discourteous 

Antonyms: polite, kind 

Example Sentence: 

His child is brusque and impatient. 

7. QUANDARY (NOUN): (असमंजस) dilemma 

Synonyms: delicate situation, impasse 

Antonyms: advantage, boon 

Example Sentence: 

I find myself in a moral quandary about whether or not I should tell my wife the truth about my affair.

8. CHAFF (NOUN): (छांटन) waste 

Synonyms: debris, remains 

Antonyms: assets, possessions 

Example Sentence: 

Only a fool would pay so much money for something that is obviously chaff.

9. ENNUI (NOUN): (थकान) boredom 

Synonyms: tedium, languor 

Antonyms: excitement, liveliness

Example Sentence: 

Eaten up by ennui at his workplace, he decided to go on a vacation. 

10. GRAPPLE (VERB): (भिड़ जाना) confront 

Synonyms: cope, deal with 

Antonyms: dodge, idle 

Example Sentence: 

It might not be the best idea to grapple with someone twice your size.

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