Vocabulary is an important part of English that helps you deal with all kinds of questions in objective as well as descriptive papers of various exams. You can learn new words daily from our Daily Word List. Learn the words and make your own sentences on the basis of the given word list. Here are a few words and phrases from articles published in a reputed Newspaper.
1. Quagmire: (noun)/नाज़ुक हालत
Meaning: a difficult, puzzling, or embarrassing situation from which there is no easy escape
Synonyms: bind,corner, dilemma, fix, hole, impasse, jam, mire, pickle, predicament, spot
Antonyms: advantage, solution, agreement, contentment
Usage: He’s caught in a quagmire of debt.
2. Subtler: (adjective)/जटिल
Meaning: clever at attaining one’s ends by indirect and often deceptive means
Synonyms: artful, beguiling, cagey, crafty, cunning, cute, designing, devious, foxy, guileful, scheming, shrewd, slick, sly, tricky, wily
Antonyms: artless, guileless, ingenuous, innocent
Usage: There have been many subtler, more original and more systematic thinkers about the conditions of the social union.
3. Proffer: (noun)/निवेदन करना
Meaning: something which is presented for consideration
Synonyms: offer, proposal, proposition, suggestion
Usage: A generous proffer of his baronial estate for the charity gala
4. Hoary: (adjective)/वयोवृद्ध
Meaning: dating or surviving from the distant past
Synonyms: age-old, aged, ancient, antediluvian, antique, dateless, hoar, immemorial, old, venerable
Antonyms: modern, new, recent
Usage: From one point of view they shadow out the great epic of the destinies of the human race; again, the universal solar myth claims a share in them; hoary traditions were brought into ex post facto connexion with them; or they served to commemorate simple meteorological and astronomical facts.
5. Tinker: (verb)/ठठेरा
Meaning: to handle thoughtlessly, ignorantly, or mischievously
Synonyms: fiddle (with), fool (with), mess (with), monkey (with), play (with), tamper (with), toy (with), twiddle (with)
Usage: The camera hasn’t worked properly ever since our son tinkered with it.
6. Punitive: (adjective)/दंडात्मक
Meaning: inflicting, involving, or serving as punishment
Synonyms: castigating, chastening, chastising, correcting, correctional, corrective, disciplinary, disciplining, penal, penalizing
Usage: Any misbehavior was immediately met with a punitive response.
7. Prudent: (adjective)/विवेकी
Meaning: having or showing good judgment and restraint especially in conduct or speech
Synonyms: discreet, intelligent, judicious
Antonyms: imprudent, indiscreet, injudicious
Usage: Now as he sat and waited he wondered if the decision had been a prudent one
Meaning: a bodily injury in which small blood vessels are broken but the overlying skin is not
Usage: Dean noticed a darkening bruise on her left cheek.
9. Vitriol: (noun)/व्यंग्य
Meaning: biting sharpness of feeling or expression
Synonyms: acidity, acridity, acridness, acrimony, asperity, bile, bitterness, cattiness, mordancy, tartness, virulence
Antonyms: civility, cordiality, courtesy, diplomacy, geniality, graciousness, kindness, politeness, tactfulness
Usage: A film critic noted for the vitriol and sometimes outright cruelty of his pronouncements
10. Brickbat: (noun)/रोड़ा
Meaning: an act or expression showing scorn and usually intended to hurt another’s feelings
Synonyms: affront, barb, cut, dart, dig, epithet, indignity, insult, name, offense (or offence), outrage, personality, poke, put-down, sarcasm, slap, slight, slur
Antonyms: accolade, commendation, compliment, acclaim, applause, praise, adulation, flattery
Usage: The candidates were reduced to hurling brickbats at each other.
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