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27th June 2021 Daily Words

 01. Nuance (noun)

A subtle difference in or shade of meaning, expression, or sound. (अति सूक्ष्म अंतर)


Synonyms:

  • Fine distinction, Variation, Modulation


Example:

Her singing has both warmth of sound and delicacy of nuance.


02. Intimidation (noun)

  • The act of frightening or threatening somebody so that they will do what you want. (डराना-धमकाना)


Synonyms:

  • Terrifying, Frightening, Unnerving, Daunting, Browbeating


Example:

Confidence in the strength of their ideas will give people the will to stand up to the threats and intimidation.


03. Flounder (verb)

  • Be in a difficult and serious situation financially. (तड़पना)


Synonyms:

  • Struggle financially, Be in dire straits, Face insolvency


Antonyms:

  • Do Well, Prosper, Succeed, Flourish


Example:

The new democracy there continues to flounder.


04. Countenance (verb)

  • Admit as acceptable or possible. (प्रतिपालन करना अनुग्रह करना)


Synonyms:

  • Permit, Allow, Approve, Go along with


Antonyms:

  • Disapprove, Reject, Refuse, Disallow


Example:

He was reluctant to countenance the use of force.


05. Galling (adjective)

  • Causing annoyance or resentment. (कष्टप्रद)


Synonyms:

  • Annoying, Irritating, Infuriating, Vexing


Antonyms:

  • Pleasing, Soothing, Gratifying


Example:

I find it galling to see such negativity applied to our young people.


06. Proffer (verb)

  • Hold out or put forward (something) to someone for acceptance. (प्रस्ताव करना)


Synonyms:

  • Offer, Extend, Propose


Antonyms:

  • Take back, Withdraw, Withhold


Example:

They too will have to work with accepting the new notes and with proffering the correct change.


07. Rhetoric (noun)

  • Speech or writing that is intended to influence people, but that is not completely honest or sincere. (वक्रपटुता)


Synonyms:

  • Loftiness, Turgidity, Magniloquence


Example:

  • His speech was dismissed as mere rhetoric by the opposition.


08. Nudge (verb)

  • Coax or gently encourage (someone) to do something. (आगेबढना)


Synonyms:

  • Prompt, Encourage, Coax, Stimulate, Jog


Antonyms:

  • Discourage, Hold back, Restrain, Repress


Example:

  • We have to nudge the politicians in the right direction.


09. Commensurate (adjective)

  • Corresponding in size or degree. (आनुपातिक)


Synonyms:

  • Proportionate, Comparable, Equal


Antonyms:

  • Disproportionate, Incommensurate, Inappropriate


Example:

Salary will be commensurate with experience.


10. Sever (verb)

  • Put an end to (a connection or relationship). (अलग होना)


Synonyms:

  • Break off, Discontinue, Suspend


Example:

  • Now, that, one would think, is sufficient to sever the relationship.




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