Daily Vocabulary : 9th February

Word: Trail (निशान/ खींचना)
Meaning: a mark or a series of signs or objects left behind by the passage of someone or something.
Synonyms: track, trace, drag, pursue, path
Antonyms: lead, surpass
Usage in a sentence: The hurricane left a trail of destruction behind it.

Word: Incumbent (अवलंबी)
Meaning: necessary for (someone) as a duty or responsibility.
Synonyms: necessary, tenured, compulsory, officeholder
Antonyms: optional, unnecessary
Usage in a sentence: It is incumbent upon all users of this equipment to familiarize themselves with the safety procedure.

Word: Retain (बनाये रखना)
Meaning: continue to have (something); keep possession of.
Synonyms: keep, hold, preserve
Antonyms: abandon, release
Usage in a sentence: The union needs to retain the allegiance of all its members for the strike to succeed

Word: Compel (बाध्य करना)
Meaning: force or oblige (someone) to do something.
Synonyms: force, oblige, coerce, enforce
Antonyms: impede, obstruct, discourage, dissuade
Usage in a Sentence: Illness compelled him to stay in bed.

Word: Verdict (निर्णय)
Meaning: a decision on an issue of fact in a civil or criminal case or an inquest.
Synonyms: decision, sentence, judgement
Antonyms: accusation, suggestion
Usage in a sentence: In the case of an adverse verdict, the company could stand to lose millions.

Word: Tarnish (दूषित करना)
Meaning: lose or cause to lose lustre, especially as a result of exposure to air or moisture. (Verb)
Synonyms: discolour, stain, sully, besmirch, blacken, smear, defile
Antonyms: improve, purify, clean, brighten, enhance
Usage in a sentence: The scandal tarnished his reputation.

Word: Stride (छलाँग, तरक़्क़ी)
Meaning: walk with long, decisive steps in a specified direction. (Verb)
Synonyms: pace, tread, advance, progress, strut
Antonyms: drag, hobble, crawl
Usage in a sentence: A gang of armed men strode into the bank and approached the teller.

Word: Robust (पुष्ट, सुदृढ़)
Meaning: strong and healthy; vigorous.
Synonyms: strong, sound, powerful
Antonyms: weak, feeble, frail
Usage in a sentence: The company is taking a more robust approach to management.

Word: Charismatic (आकर्षक व्यक्तित्व युक्त)
Meaning: exercising a compelling charm which inspires devotion in others. (Adjective)
Synonyms: charming, captivating, enchanting, glamorous
Antonyms: repulsive, unrelatable, tedious, abominable, unappealing
Usage in a sentence: Not an obviously charismatic figure, Mr Chan’s principal qualities are those of a high-order bureaucrat.

Word: Lopsided (असंतुलित, एकतरफ़ा)
Meaning: with one side lower or smaller than the other
Synonyms: uneven, unequal, irregular, unbalanced, disproportionate, partial
Antonyms: level, balanced, even
Usage in a Sentence: After all, such lopsided enthusiasm indicates that you feel well equipped to tell judges how to do their jobs

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