Words to enhance your vocabulary - 19 JAN 2023

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1. Ill-fated: (adjective)

Meaning:   Not lucky. (अभागा)

Antonym:   Happy, Fortunate, Lucky, Favored

Synonym:   Doomed, Blighted, Condemned, Damned

Example:   That ill-fated ship was built in my constituency.

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2. Aviation: (noun)

Meaning:   The designing, building and flying of aircraft. (वैमानिकी)

Antonym:   Domestic Flight, International Flight, Uncreativeness, Unhurried

Synonym:   Aeronautics, Flight, Flying, Gliding.

Example:   The planes are too, in the absence of an aviation policy.


3. Inaugurated: (verb)

Meaning:   To introduce a new official, leader, etc. at a special formal ceremony. (उद्घाटन)

Antonym:   End, Wind Up, Cease, Close.

Synonym:   Initiate, Begin, Start, Launch

Example:   They inaugurated the new headquarters with a brief ceremony.

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4. Courtesy: (noun)

Meaning:   Polite and pleasant behaviour that shows respect for other people. (सौजन्‍य)

Antonym:   Discourtesy, Rudeness

Synonym:   Politeness, Good Manners, Civility, Respect

Example:   Courtesy is all about using your good manners

Related words:

 Courteous, Courteously

5. Air-borne: (adjective)

Meaning:   Flying in the air. (आकाश में उड़ते हुए)

Antonym:   Slow, Ground, Lowly, Terrestrial

Synonym:   Aerial, Floating, Soaring, Drifting

Example:   Once the plane was airborne I loosened my seat belt.


6. Retrieved: (verb)

Meaning:   To get something back from the place where it was left or lost. (पुनः प्राप्‍त करना)

Antonym:   Hide, Misplace, Lose, Steal, Misplaced

Synonym:   Recover, Recoup, Reclaim, Redeem

Example:   The files were retrieved from the computer.

Related words:

 Retrieval, Retrievable, Retrieving

7. Grieved: (verb)

Meaning:   To feel great sadness (especially about the death of somebody you love). (गहरी उदासी होना)

Antonym:   Rejoice, Laugh, Be Happy

Synonym:   Mourn, Lament, Sorrow

Example:   We understand, and we certainly grieved with her at her sad loss.

Related words:

 Grieving, Grievingly

8. Unreliable: (adjective)

Meaning:   That cannot be trusted or depended on. (गै़र-भरोसेमंद)

Antonym:   Reliable, Steadfast, Accurate

Synonym:   Undependable, Untrustworthy, Irresponsible, Reckless

Example:   She also returns to the unreliability of some dictionary-based sources of data.

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9. Wreckage: (noun)

Meaning:   The broken pieces of something that has been destroyed. (मलबा)

Antonym:   Booty, Find, Pickings, Salvage

Synonym:   Wreck, Debris, Detritus, Remainder

Example:   Workers sifted through the wreckage of the building, searching for bodies.

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 Wrecking, Wrecked

10. Scrambling: (verb)

Meaning: To climb quickly up or over something using your hands to help you; to move somewhere quickly. (जल्‍दी-जल्‍दी कहीं जाना)

Antonym:   Dawdle, Crawl, Amble, Stroll.

Synonym:   Clamber, Climb, Crawl, Scrabble

Example:   She scrambled up the steep hillside and over the rocks.

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