Daily Vocabulary : 17th February

Contrition:(Noun) : पछतावा
Meaning:- the state of feeling sorry for bad behaviour: the state of repentance.
Synonyms: contriteness, guilt, penitence, regret, remorse, repentance
Antonyms:-impenitence, remorselessness
Sentence:- The defendant pled guilty to the crime and expressed heartfelt contrition for the things he had done.

Plaintive (Adjective) : दर्दनाक
Meaning: expressing suffering or sadness, sounding sad and mournful.
Synonym: aching, agonized, bitter, mournful, sad, wistful, doleful, pathetic, pitiful, piteous, melancholy, lamentable
Antonym: delighted, exulting, glorying, happy, joyful, rejoicing, triumphant, jocus, blithesome, euphoric.
Sentence:- We could hear the plaintive cry of the wounded animal in the woods.

Piquant (Adjective) : सरस
Meaning: having a pleasantly sharp taste or appetizing flavour., pleasantly stimulating or exciting to the mind.
Synonym: poignant, intriguing, stimulating, interesting, fascinating, zesty
Antonym: bland, insipid, dull, zestless, insipid
Sentence:- Gobblezz restaurant have a secret piquant sauce that makes the dish scrumptious.

Scurrilous (Adjective) : मिथ्या
Meaning: Making or spreading scandalous claims about someone with the intention of damaging their reputation.
Synonym: abusive, vituperative, derogatory, disparaging
Antonym: clean, decent, moral, deferential, tempered
Sentence: There were scurrilous attacks on the party leader by the opposition.

Protracted (adjective) फैला हुआ
Meaning: lasting for a long time or longer than expected or usual.
Synonyms: expanded, lasting, prolonged, sustained.
Antonyms: abbreviated, abridged, curtailed, shortened.
Usage: Three years of long and protracted negotiations characterized the proposals for an indoor-events arena.

Downright (adjective) सर्वथा
Meaning: (of something bad or unpleasant) utter; complete (used for emphasis).
Synonyms: total, absolute, thorough, perfect, sheer.
Antonyms: inadequate, incomplete, insufficient, unfinished.
Usage: It was downright bad marking that allowed Dermot Shields head past Larkin from six yards for the lead goal.

Agony (noun) : व्यथा
Meaning: extreme physical or mental suffering.
Synonym: pain, hurt, suffering
Antonym: Heaven, paradise
Usage: The victim’s legs had been crushed under the car and she was in obvious agony.

Gob­smacked (adjective) : चकित
Meaning: utterly astonished; astounded.
Synonym: astonished, surprised
Antonym: unsurprised
Usage: At the time I was gobsmacked at his sheer lack of worldliness.

Pulsating (verb) : स्पंदनशील
Meaning: expand and contract with strong regular movements.
Synonym: palpitate, pulse
Antonym: stillness
Usage: The lights pulsated with the music.

Marauder (noun) : लूटेरा
Meaning: a person who marauds; a raider.
Synonym: raider, plunderer,
Antonym: keeper, guard
Usage: They were a mob of marauders, each carrying a quantity of articles

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