🔰 Wednesday, 2 September 2020 🔰 - Vocabulary


1. MERE (ADJECTIVE): (एकमात्र): trifling

Synonyms: meagre, bare

Antonyms: important

Example Sentence: Many questions cannot be answered by mere mortals.


2. SPAWN (VERB): (उत्पन्न करना): give rise to

Synonyms: occasion, generate

Antonyms: destroy, kill

Example Sentence: The decade spawned a bewildering variety of books on the forces.


3. FOSTER (VERB): (प्रोत्साहन देना): encourage

Synonyms: promote, further

Antonyms: neglect

Example Sentence: The teacher's task is to foster learning not fear.


4. EXEMPTION (NOUN): (छूट): immunity

Synonyms: exception, dispensation

Antonyms: liability

Example Sentence: Vehicles that qualify for exemption from tax would be sold out sooner.


5. DISCRETIONARY (ADJECTIVE): (ऐच्छिक): optional

Synonyms: non-compulsory, voluntary

Antonyms: compulsory

Example Sentence:

There has been an increase in year-end discretionary bonuses.


6. CONTEMPT (NOUN): (अपमान): scorn

Synonyms: disdain, disrespect

Antonyms: respect

Example Sentence: He was meant to be punished for his contempt.


7. COMBAT (NOUN): (युद्ध): battle

Synonyms: fighting action

Antonyms: harmony

Example Sentence: They lost badly in a combat.


8. PREJUDICED (ADJECTIVE): (पक्षपातपूर्ण): biased Synonyms: bbigote discriminatory

Antonyms: unbiased

Example Sentence: People are prejudiced against us.


9. ZEALOUS (ADJECTIVE): (उत्साही): fervent

Synonyms: ardent, fervid

Antonyms: apathetic

Example Sentence: I was extremely zealous to finally see him.


10. EXPEDITE (VERB): (जल्दी करना): speed up

Synonyms: accelerate, hurry

Antonyms: delay

Example Sentence: He promised to expedite economic reforms.

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