Daily Vocabulary: 8th April 2020

INCERTITUDE(noun)संदेह
Meaning: Uncertainty; doubt
Synonyms: Confused, Suspicious
Antonyms: Assurance, Belief
Example: The incertitude of his position in life caused him to postpone his marriage.

STAID (ADJECTIVE)शांत
Meaning: marked by settled sedateness and often prim self-restraint
Synonyms: dignified, composed, earnest, grave, humorless, no-nonsense
Antonyms: indecorous, frivolous, hilarious
Example: She was given a staid title-‘The Iron Lady’.

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AGGRIEVE(adjective)पीड़ा देना
Meaning: To make someone unhappy and angry
Synonyms: Offend, Hurt
Antonyms: Please, Praise Example: They were aggrieved by the continued chiefly control over land.

VOLITANT(adjective)तेजी से उड़ना
Meaning: flying or moving about rapidly
Synonyms: floating, soaring
Antonyms: slow, grounded
Example: Volitant birds have taken over the beach and quickly fly about the area looking for food.

COGNIZANCE(noun) हस्तक्षेप, संज्ञान
Meaning: To take notice of and consider something, especially when judging
Synonyms: Awareness, Familiarity
Antonyms: Unfamiliar, Ignorance
Example: The lawyer asked the jury to take cognizance of the defendant’s generosity in giving to charity.

POTENT (ADJECTIVE)प्रबल
Meaning: having an abundance of some characteristic quality (as flavor)
Synonyms: vigorous, influential, competent
Antonyms: ineffective, insignificant
Example: The potent poison killed him within seconds

DEBASE (Verb) अवमूल्यन करना
Meaning: reduce (something) in quality or value; degrade.
Synonyms: degrade, demean, disgrace, undermine
Antonyms: enhance
Example: The politician tried to debase his rival’s good reputation by spreading false rumors about him.

DERISIVE(adjective)व्यंग्यात्मक
Meaning: mocking and ridiculing
Synonyms: cheeky, scornful
Antonyms: polite, respectful
Example: The bully let out a derisive laugh when mocking his classmate’s nerdy glasses.

GUSSY(verb) सुशोभित
Meaning: to make someone or something look more attractive or impressive
Synonyms: adorn, beautify
Antonyms: deface, spoil
Example: The museum will put finishing touches on new exhibits and gussy up old ones in time for the grand reopening

TRUSS(noun)बांधना
Meaning: to secure tightly
Synonyms: bind, band
Antonyms: unbind, untie
Example: Police said the couple had been trussed up and robbed before being shot.

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