Daily Vocabulary : 21st March 2020

STRIP (noun) : पट्टी
Meaning: remove all coverings from.
Synonyms: layer, ribbon, rod
Antonyms: whole
Usage : Wrap in a strip of gauze or cheesecloth and place in a steamer.

ATRABILIOUS (Adjective) : उदास
Meaning: given or marked by melancholy
Synonyms: Doleful, Lugubrious, discontent, discouraged, rueful, despondent, miserable, morose
Antonyms: placid, easygoing
Usage – Since my friend has a atrabilious temper I don’t approach him often.

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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.
Usage:- We could hear the plaintive cry of the wounded animal in the woods.

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
Usage There were scurrilous attacks on the party leader by the opposition.

COVENANT (Noun) : प्रतिज्ञापत्र
Meaning: an agreement., agree by lease, deed, or other legal contract.
Synonym: accord, deal, bargain, settlement
Antonym: disagreement, denial, misunderstanding, refusal
Usage: “there was a covenant between the Indian government and British government to bring down the fugitive.

DEVOLVE (verb) सौंपना
Meaning: transfer or delegate (power) to a lower level, especially from central government to local or regional administration.
Synonyms: depute, assign, consign, entrust.
Antonyms: centralize, retain, preserve, confine.
Usage: The State Government devolving its powers on local self-governments is not to be criticized.

EXPUNGE (verb) मिटाना
Meaning: obliterate or remove completely (something unwanted or unpleasant).
Synonyms: eradicate, eliminate, abolish, annihilate.
Antonyms: renovate, repair, restore, revamp.
Usage: Time and the weather have expunged any evidence that a thriving community once existed here.

UNTRAMMELED (adjective) बेरोक
Meaning: not deprived of freedom of action or expression; not restricted or hampered.
Synonyms: unobstructed, unhampered, unrestrained, unfettered.
Antonyms: limited, restrained, restricted, obstructed.
Usage: My mother always encourages me to let my untrammeled dreams run wild.

PANDER (verb) बढ़ावा देना
Meaning: gratify or indulge (an immoral or distasteful desire or taste or a person with such a desire or taste)
Synonyms: indulge, gratify, satisfy, yield.
Antonyms: dissatisfy, deny, refuse, disturb.
Usage: She tries to hold on to as much genuine stuff as she can while pandering to fancier tastes.

BLOC (noun) गुट
Meaning: a group of countries or political parties with common interests who have formed an alliance.
Synonyms: association, coalition, federation, confederation.
Usage: The parliamentary members tended to coalesce in blocs, which were alliances in support of particular philosophies.

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