Daily Vocabulary: 27th January

Word: Expedient (उचित)
Meaning: (of an action) convenient and practical although possibly improper or immoral. (Adjective)
Synonyms: convenient, advantageous, prudent
Antonyms: useless, inappropriate, fruitless
Usage in a Sentence: It might be expedient not to pay him until the work is finished.

Word: Stopgap (कामचलाऊ प्रबन्ध)
Meaning: a temporary way of dealing with a problem or satisfying a need.
Synonyms: makeshift, substitute, temporary, provisional
Antonyms: permanent, completed, finished, sustained, longstanding
Usage in a Sentence: The coach we have now was only hired as a stopgap until someone with more experience is found.

Word: Gaping (खुला हुआ)
Meaning: (of a hole, wound, etc.) wide open. (Adjective)
Synonyms: open, agape, staring, unclosed
Antonyms: shut, closed, clamp, blocked
Usage in a Sentence: Middle-aged women were likely to have gaping holes in their gums where their teeth used to reside.

Phrase: Yawning gap (बड़ा फ़ासला)
Meaning: a very large difference between two groups, things, or people
Synonyms: huge gap, large gap, enormous gap, wide gap
Antonyms: subtle difference, fine line, slight difference, insignificant difference
Usage in a Sentence: There used to be a yawning gap between British and American women and their attitudes to cosmetic surgery.

Word: Rationale (औचित्य)
Meaning: a set of reasons or a logical basis for a course of action or belief.
Synonyms: reason, justification, logic
Antonym: Effect
Usage in a Sentence: I don’t understand the rationale behind the council’s housing policy.

Word: Hazy (उलझन भरा/ अस्पष्ट)
Meaning: covered by a haze.
Synonyms: blurred, unclear, fuzzy, foggy
Antonyms: clear, sunny, clean, distinct
Usage in a Sentence: He gave us a hazy account of how he had spent the last two weeks.

Word: Deprive (वंचित करना)
Meaning: prevent (a person or place) from having or using something.
Synonyms: deny, strip, dispossess, divest, rob
Antonyms: give, provide, offer, supply, endow, enrich
Usage in a Sentence: Working long hours was depriving him of his sleep.

Phrase: Carve out (उत्कीर्ण करना)
Meaning: to develop a career or position for yourself by working hard.
Synonyms: sculpt, acquire, attain, capture
Usage in a sentence: I am determined to settle down and carve out my destiny in my homeland.

Word: Prospective (प्रत्याशित)
Meaning: expected or expecting to be the specified thing in the future.
Synonyms: forthcoming, expected, eventual
Antonyms: past, former, previous
Usage in a sentence: Any prospective buyer will be turned off by the sight of rotting wood.

Word: Sway (हिलना-डुलना)
Meaning: move or cause to move slowly or rhythmically backwards and forwards or from side to side. [Verb]
Synonyms: influence, control, oscillate, swing, dominion
Antonyms: stay, steady, dissuade
Usage in a sentence: The boat suddenly began to lurch and sway.

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