Daily Vocabulary: 30th January

Concede (स्वीकार करना)
Meaning: admit or agree that something is true after first denying or resisting it.
Synonyms: admit, allow, acknowledge
Antonyms: deny, refuse, contradict
Usage in a sentence: The organisers of the demonstration conceded that they hadn’t sought permission for it.

Loom (संकट मँडराना)
Meaning: appear as a vague form, especially one that is large or threatening
Synonyms: menace, emerge, stand out
Antonyms: disappear, diminish, remove
Use in a Sentence: We should flag those problems that could loom ahead.

Desperate (हताश)
Meaning: feeling or showing a hopeless sense that a situation is so bad as to be impossible to deal with.
Synonyms: hopeless, despairing, forlorn, wretched, serious, urgent
Antonyms: hopeful, safe, cheerful, content
Usage in a Sentence: They made one last desperate attempt to fight their way out.

Backdrop (पृष्ठभूमि)
Meaning: a painted cloth hung at the back of a theatre stage as part of the scenery.
Synonyms: background, setting, scenery, context
Antonyms: foreground, forefront
Usage in a Sentence: The mountains provided a perfect backdrop for the wedding photos.

Whittle (काटना)
Meaning: carve (wood) into an object by repeatedly cutting small slices from it.
Synonyms: carve, cut, decrease, diminish, reduce
Antonyms: build, create, construct, increase, advance
Usage in a sentence: We need to whittle down the list of guests for the party.

Trigger (सक्रिय करना)
Meaning: cause (a device) to function.
Synonyms: activate, spark, initiate
Antonyms: halt, block, deactivate
Usage in a Sentence: Some people notice that certain foods trigger their headaches.

Surge (उमड़ पड़ना, तेज़ी से चढ़ना)
Meaning: a sudden powerful forward or upward movement, especially by a crowd or by a natural force such as the tide.
Synonyms: rise, rush, increase, flood
Antonyms: decline, fall, diminish, slump
Usage in a Sentence: There has been a surge of immigrants into the city.

Muster (एकत्र करना)
Meaning: a formal gathering of troops, especially for inspection, display, or exercise
Synonyms: assemble, gather, collect, congregate
Antonyms: separate, disperse, vanish, remove
Usage in a Sentence: The team will need all the strength they can muster to win this game.

Impasse (गतिरोध)
Meaning: a situation in which no progress is possible, especially because of disagreement; a deadlock.
Synonyms: deadlock, stalemate, gridlock
Antonyms: breakthrough, betterment
Usage in a sentence: Negotiations seemed to have reached an impasse.

Burnish (चमकना)

Meaning: polish (something, especially metal) by rubbing
Synonyms: shine, polish, gloss, glaze
Antonyms: tarnish, dull, dark, bland
Usage in a Sentence: The company is currently trying to burnish its socially responsible image.