word of the Day – 22 February 2020

Choose a word out of these and use it today while talking, Discussing or writing…. Believe Me….That word will be yours forever. It will get added to you vocabulary.

1. FACET (Noun): पहलू
Meaning: a particular aspect or feature of something.
Synonyms: angle, appearance, character, feature, front
Antonyms: back, rear
Example: The yoga philosophy maintains that the breath is the most important facet of health.

 

2.STINT (Noun): कार्यकाल
Meaning: a limited period of work or a limited time in a specific job or profession.
Synonyms: assignment, , duty, job, spell, stretch
Antonyms: entertainment, failure, fun, pastime, stagnation
Example: I want to finish this stint, so as to have the afternoon off.

 

3.MANDATE (noun): शासनादेश
Meaning: an official order or commission to do something.
Synonyms: instruction, directive, direction, decree, command
Antonyms: encourage
Example: They carried out the governor’s mandate to build more roads.

 

4. INCIPIENT (Adjective): उत्पन्न होनेवाला
Meaning: in the beginning stages.
Synonym: nascent, , basic, beginning, commencing, elementary, fundamental
Antonym: developed, grown, mature
Example: He, too, was found to be suffering from incipient tuberculosis.

 

5.PROTRACTED (adjective) फैला हुआ
Meaning: lasting for a long time or longer than expected or usual.
Synonyms: expanded, lasting, prolonged, sustained.
Antonyms: abbreviated, abridged, curtailed, shortened.
Usage: Three years of long and protracted negotiations characterized the proposals for an indoor-events arena.

 

6.CONFLATE (verb) मिलाना
Meaning: combine (two or more sets of information, texts, ideas, etc.) into one.
Synonyms: amalgamate, converge, unify, fuse.
Antonyms: divide, part, separate, rupture.
Usage: To conflate art and science, teachers must design activities that blend the two.

 

7. EERILY (adverb) भयपूर्वक
Meaning: in a strange and frightening manner.
Synonyms: hauntingly, creepily, scarily, spookily.
Antonyms: dulcetly, pleasingly, pleasantly, agreeably.
Usage: In front of him stood a masked man clutching a knife in one hand, grinning eerily at him.

 

8.POLYMATH (noun) बहुश्रुत
Meaning: a person of wide knowledge or learning.
Synonyms: intellectual, genius
Antonyms: Fool, illiterate
Usage: His CV reads something like a masterclass in being a polymath: he was an accomplished musician and designer.

 

9.Molder (verb) गलना
Meaning: Slowly decay or disintegrate, especially because of neglect.
Synonym: decay, decompose
Antonym: Renew, restore
Usage: if you store your books in the damp basement of your uncle’s house, they are sure to molder.

 

10. Dearth (Noun) अकाल
Meaning: A scarcity or lack of something.
Synonym: meagreness, scantiness
Antonym: abundance, a surfeit
Usage: A dearth of nutritious food is a serious problem.

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