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. GRAVITAS (noun) गंभीरता
Meaning: dignity, seriousness, or solemnity of manner.
Synonyms: grandeur, sobriety, distinction, stateliness, majesty, prestige, staidness, nobility.
Antonyms: mischief, rascality, mischievousness, frivolity, roguishness, lightheartedness.
Usage: It is going to take a commander with a lot of gravitas to lead this discouraged group of soldiers into battle.
2. PANACHE (noun) आडम्बर
Meaning: flamboyant confidence of style or manner.
Synonyms: stylishness, flair, dash, flourish, verve, zest, spirit, brio, vivacity, vigor, gusto, animation, liveliness, vitality.
Antonyms: maladroitness, clumsiness, retardation, gaucherie, cower, tackiness, ungainliness, inclemency, stiffness.
Usage: Each morning, the fashionable young man chooses a colorful tie to add panache to one of his many suits.
3. SLEIGHT (noun) धूर्तता
Meaning: a clever often underhanded means to achieve an end
Synonyms: artifice, dodge, flimflam, gambit, gimmick, jig, knack, ploy, shenanigan, stratagem, trick, wile.
Antonyms: inadequacy, incompetence, ineptitude, ineptness, doltishness, dopiness, dullness, dumbness, fatuity, foolishness, obtuseness.
Usage: He must have employed some sophisticated sleight to con that wary couple out of their money.
4. FALTER (verb) डगमगाना
Meaning: to show uncertainty about the right course of action
Synonyms: balance, dither, halt, hang back, hesitate, scruple, sway, stagger, teeter, vacillate, waver.
Antonyms: decide, budge, stir, steady, persist, remain, maintain, continue.
Usage: Martin Luther King, Jr. never once faltered in his demand for equal rights.
5. HYSTERICAL (adjective) उन्माद
Meaning: affected by or deriving from wildly uncontrolled emotion.
Synonyms: overwrought, unrestrained, frenzied, frantic, wild, feverish, mad, crazed, berserk, maniac, delirious, unhinged, derange, raving.
Antonyms: placid, serene, tranquil, coolheaded, undisturbed, unperturbed, unshaken, collected, composed.
Usage: Leaders counseled the people not to get hysterical over the spread of the disease.
6. WOEBEGONE (adjective) उदास
Meaning: sad or miserable in appearance.
Synonyms: dejected, forlorn, crestfallen, abject, downcast, glum, gloomy, doleful, downhearted, despondent, melancholy, lugubrious, desolate, wretched.
Antonyms: blissful, buoyant, cheerful, chipper, delighted, glad, gladdened, gladsome, gleeful, joyous, jubilant, sunny, upbeat.
Usage: The mother could tell that her son was woebegone when she told him that he was grounded.
7. MYSTIQUE (noun) रहस्यपूर्ण
Meaning: a quality of mystery, glamour, or power associated with someone or something.
Synonyms: charisma, glamour, mystery, fascination, magic, spell, charm, appeal, allure, awe, aura.
Antonyms: plainness, limpidity, perspicuity, resplendency, lucidity, luster.
Usage: The detective was captivated by the suspect’s mystique.
8. PALLIATE (verb) कम करना
Meaning: make (a disease or its symptoms) less severe without removing the cause.
Synonyms: alleviate, ease, relieve, soothe, assuage, allay, dull, soften, lessen, moderate, temper, mitigate, abate.
Antonyms: hurt, impair, injure, heighten, intensify, sharpen, aggravate, exacerbate.
Usage: This medicine should palliate your cough at least a little.
9. Plenary (adjective) परिपूर्ण
Meaning: unqualified; absolute.
Synonyms: unconditional, unlimited, unrestricted, complete, comprehensive, plenipotentiary, integral, intact, grand, whole.
Antonyms: abbreviated, abridged, cut, diminished, reduced, imperfect, incomplete, partial.
Usage: The delegation to the international convention was given plenary authority to negotiate a treaty in the nation’s best interest.
10. REPINE (verb) विलाप करना
Meaning: feel or express discontent; fret.
Synonyms: mope, languish, miserable, upset, despondent, brood, lament, grieve, mourn, sorrow, pine, agonize.
Antonyms: complacent, fulfilled, acclaim, exult, rejoice, contented, satisfied.
Usage: The soldiers repine for their families when they are stationed overseas.
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