Daily Vocabulary: 25th January

Word: Undermine (दुर्बल बना देना)
Meaning: erode the base or foundation of (a rock formation)
Synonyms: weaken, impair, subvert
Antonyms: strengthen, encourage
Usage in a sentence: The scandal threatened to undermine the institution of the Presidency.

Word: Consolidate (संघटित करना)
Meaning: make (something) physically stronger or more solid.
Synonyms: merge, unite, combine, strengthen
Antonyms: separate, weaken, divide
Usage in a sentence: The company is planning to consolidate its business activities at a new site in Arizona.

Word: Requisite (मांग/ अपेक्षित)
Meaning: a thing that is necessary for the achievement of a specified end. [Noun]
Synonyms: essential, necessary, required, indispensable
Antonyms: non-essential, optional
Usage in a sentence: She lacks the requisite experience for the job.

Word: Acumen (कुशाग्रता)
Meaning: the ability to make good judgements and take quick decisions.
Synonyms: shrewdness, sharpness, sharp-wittedness, cleverness, brightness
Antonyms: dullness, foolishness
Usage in a Sentence: He had demonstrated considerable business acumen.

Word: Charisma (प्रतिभा)
Meaning: compelling attractiveness or charm that can inspire devotion in others.
Synonyms: magnetism, charm, allure, glamour, fascination
Antonyms: ugliness, unattractiveness, offensiveness
Usage in a Sentence: He has neither the policies nor the personal charisma to inspire people.

Word: Vest (अधिकृत करना)
Meaning: confer or bestow (power, authority, property, etc.) on someone.
Synonyms: endow, lodge, entrust to
Antonyms: disapprove, divest
Usage in a sentence: The local planning authorities are vested with powers to regulate land use and development.

Word: Contest (संघर्ष करना)
Meaning: an event in which people compete for supremacy in a sport or other activity, or in quality. (Noun)
Synonyms: competition, dispute, challenge, fight
Antonyms: collaborate, concord, support, compromise
Usage in a Sentence: She plans to contest a seat in Congress next year.

Word: Retrograde (प्रतिगामी)
Meaning: directed or moving backwards. [Adjective]
Synonyms: reverse, rearward, regressive, downhill,
Antonyms: progress, advance, modern
Usage in a Sentence: The closure of the factories is seen as a retrograde step.

Word: Embark (प्रारम्भ करना)
Meaning: begin (a course of action).
Synonyms: start, commence, launch
Antonyms: disembark, end, finish
Usage in a sentence: He is about to embark on a new business venture.

Word: Overturn (नष्ट करना)
Meaning: abolish, invalidate, or reverse (a previous system, decision, situation, etc.) [Verb]
Synonyms: overthrow, upset, reverse
Antonyms: build, allow, permit
Usage in a Sentence: He accused his opponents of wanting to overturn the government.

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