Important English Vocabulary (Set-17)

Important English Vocabulary (Set-17)

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1) Intrigue - (साज़िश)

Meaning - arouse the curiosity or interest of; fascinate.

Synonyms - interest, be of interest to, fascinate

Antonyms - honesty, truthfulness

Usage - "I was intrigued by your question"


2) Garrulous – (बातूनी)

Meaning – excessively talkative, especially on trivial matters.

Usage – “a garrulous cab driver”

Synonyms –talkative, loquacious, voluble, verbose, long-winded, chatty, chattering, gossipy, gossiping, babbling, blathering, prattling

Antonyms –taciturn


3) Dialectical – (द्वंद्वात्मक)

Meaning – relating to the logical discussion of ideas and opinions.

Usage – “dialectical ingenuity”

Synonyms – analytic,argumentative,controversial,dialectical,persuasive, polemical, rationalistic

Antonyms –illogical,irrational


4) Lurk – (दुबकना)

Meaning - be or remain hidden so as to wait in ambush for someone or something.

Synonyms - skulk, loiter, lie in wait

Antonyms - come out, materialize, show up

Usage - "a ruthless killer still lurked in the darkness"


5) Desertion - (परित्याग)

Meaning - the action of deserting a person, cause,or organization.

Synonyms- abandonment, leaving

Antonyms - allowance, approval

Usage - "I resented what I saw as my parents'desertion"


6) Proponent - (समर्थक)

Meaning – a person who advocates a theory, proposal, or course of action.

Usage – “a strong proponent of the free market and liberal trade policies”

Synonyms – advocate, supporter, upholder, exponent, promoter, adherent, endorser, champion, defender, backer, subscriber, patron, espouser, friend

Antonyms –enemy, foe, opponent


7) Obfuscate – (समझनेमेंकठिन)

Meaning – make obscure, unclear, or unintelligible.

Usage – “the spelling changes will deform some familiar words and obfuscate their etymological origins”

Synonyms – obscure, confuse, make obscure/unclear, blur, muddle, jumble, complicate, garble, muddy, cloud, befog

Antonyms –add, pencil in, uncover


8) Unabashed - (अचल)

Meaning - not embarrassed, disconcerted, or ashamed.

Synonyms - unashamed, shameless,unembarrassed

Antonyms - abashed, ashamed, embarrassed

Usage - "he was unabashed by the furore his words provoked"


9) Faction - (दलबंदी)

Meaning - a small organized dissenting group within a larger one, especially in politics.

Synonyms - clique, coterie, caucus, cabal, bloc

Antonyms - individual, whole

Usage - "the left-wing faction of the party"


10) Lucid – (चमकदार)

Meaning – expressed clearly; easy to understand.

Usage – “a lucid account”

Synonyms – intelligible, comprehensible, understandable, cogent, coherent, communicative, articulate, eloquent

Antonyms -clouded, obscure, unclear, vague