Vocabulary is the base of English writing and speaking that creates an authentic and expressive aura around the person that puts this into practice. This vocabulary is prepared for SSC aspirants from The Hindu Editorial keeping the focus on the upcoming SSC exams.
These words are influencing and will help you with all sorts of exams and interviews. “The pen is mightier than the sword”
this statement justifies our intention. One can make their presence effective, change the course of a conversation or stand out in the crowd just by using the right set of words. “Isn’t it what you would want for the GD and Interview round?”
From all the examination point of view, vocabulary is something that is going to help you with every step. We hope this article serves the purpose of strengthening your Basic English. Keep learning.
1. NIMBLY (Adjective) तीव्रता से अदल
having or showing quickness of mind
alert, brainy, bright, brilliant, clever
dim-witted, doltish, dopey (also dopy), dorky [slang], dull,
Her nimble fingers make knitting look so easy
2. ENFEEBLEMENT (Noun) दुर्बलीकरण
a gradual sinking and wasting away of mind or body
decaying, declension, decline, degeneration, descent, deterioration
comeback, improvement, rally, recovery, recuperation, rehabilitation
Daily exercise can help to halt some of the enfeeblement that comes with advanced years.
3. INVIGORATE (Verb) सबल बनाना
to give life, vigor, or spirit to
amp (up), animate, brace, energize, enliven, fillip, fire
damp, dampen, deaden, dull, kill
The fresh air and sunshine invigorated the children after a long winter indoors.
4. DISENFRANCHISE (Verb) नागरिकता से वंचित करना
Meaning: Deprive of the right to vote.
Synonym: Opress, shackle, coerce
Antonym: Liberate, release, permit
Usage: Government should disenfranchise the people having the voting identity of two cities/states
5. SCAPEGOAT (Noun) बलि का बकरा
Meaning: A person who is blamed for the wrongdoings of others
Synonym: Whipping boy, victim
Antonym: Armed man, cocked sparrow
Usage: Rajesh always finds a scapegoat to blame whenever he encountered a problem.
6. COY(Adjective) संकोची
Meaning: intentionally keeping something secret
Synonyms: bashful, timid
Antonyms: forward, unshy
She gave me a coy look from under her schoolgirl’s fringe.7. INCUR (verb) झेलना
become subject to (something unwelcome or unpleasant) as a result of one’s own behavior or actions.
provoke, earn, arouse, induce.
avoid, shun, elude, evade.
The surgery wasn’t what scared the sick man, it was all of the medical bills he would incur from the procedure.
8. PANDER (verb) बढ़ावा देना
Meaning: gratify or indulge (an immoral or distasteful desire or taste or a person with such a desire or taste)
Synonyms: indulge, gratify, satisfy, yield.
Antonyms: dissatisfy, deny, refuse, disturb.
Usage: She tries to hold on to as much genuine stuff as she can while pandering to fancier tastes.
9. BRACE (verb) सहारा देना
Meaning: prepare (someone) for something difficult or unpleasant.
Synonyms: nerve, gird, strengthen, fortify.
Antonyms: dampen, deaden, drain, debilitate.
Usage: Along with most of my neighbors in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, I was braced for the presidential transition.
10. SMUG (adjective): आत्मसंतुष्ट
Meaning: having or showing an excessive pride in oneself or one’s achievements.
Synonyms: bighead, complacency, egotism, vainglory.
Antonyms: diffidence, bashfulness, demureness, shyness.
Usage: Because Rocky had a smug attitude during his meeting with the principal, he projected the image he was proud of his misdeeds.