DAILY VOCAB

  1. Ardent (adjective): Showing strong feelings. (उत्साही)

Synonyms:  Zealous, Fervent, Passionate, Avid, Vehement

Antonyms: Lukewarm, Frigid, Reserved, Impassive, Stoic

Example: When the rock star checks his mail, he almost always finds one or two bizarre gifts from some of his ardent fans.

 

  1. Dwindle (verb): Diminish gradually in size, amount, or strength. (कमी होना, घटना)

Synonyms:  Abate, Plummet, Wane, Taper

Antonyms: Aggrandize, Augment, Amplify, Burgeon

Example: We have seen our natural resources dwindle in all areas of the world, and it is time for an international effort to do something about it.

Related: Dwindle, Dwindled, Dwindled

  1. Take to the streets (idiom): To rampage or riot. (दंगा करना, विरोध करना)

Synonyms: Protest, Rebel, Revolt, Fight

Antonyms: Cooperate, Comply, Agree, Obey

Example: Common man took to the streets when their hard earned money was embezzled in scams by the ministers.

  1. Oppressive (adjective): Unreasonably burdensome or severe. (अत्याचारी, उत्पीड़क, सतानेवाला)

Synonyms:  Tyrannical, Despotic, Stifling, Austere

Antonyms: Gentle, Humane, Hospitable, Snug

Example The oppressive laws in some countries do not allow females to attend school.

  1. Forsake (verb): To leave forever or to give up completely: (त्यागना, छोड़ देना)

Synonyms:  Abandon, Desert, Relinquish, Disown, Maroon

Antonyms: Reclaim, Harbour, Redeem,  Retain

Example: To save my parents money, I decided to forsake my plans for a large wedding ceremony.

Related: Forsake, Forsook, Forsaken

  1. Prudent (adjective): Careful and avoiding risks: (विवेकी, समझदार)

Synonyms: Circumspect, Frugal, Sagacious, Cautious, Provident

Antonyms: Unwise, Extravagant, Incautious, Inexpedient

Example: It’s always prudent to read a contract carefully before signing it..

  1. Fall in line (idiom): To follow the rules and behave according to expected standards of behaviour: ( पालन करना)

Synonyms: Adhere, Conform, Follow, Hew

Example: Teachers are expected to fall in line with the new regulations.

  1. Defiant (adjective): Refusing to obey someone. (अवज्ञापूर्ण)

Synonyms: Recalcitrant, Contumacious, Insolent, Ungovernable

Antonyms: Amenable, Conformable, Docile, Obedient, Tractable

Example: The prisoner was defiant and refused to go back into his cell

  1. Implicit (adjective): Suggested though not directly expressed. (अव्यक्त)

Synonyms: Tacit, Implied, Inherent, Unsaid, Inferred

Antonyms: Explicit, Stated, Unequivocal, Unambiguous

Example: The handshake between the two men was their implicit agreement to the terms of the contract.

  1. Forge (verb): Create (something) strong, enduring, or successful. (तैयार करना, बनाना)

Synonyms:  Build, Construct, Form, Create, Establish

Antonyms: Destroy, Dismantle, Demolish, Wreck

Example The Prime Minister is determined to forge a good relationship with America’s new leader.

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