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29th June 2021 Daily Words

 01. Gaze (verb)

  • Look steadily and intently, especially in admiration, surprise, or thought. (टकटकी लगाकर देखना)


Synonyms:

  • Stare, Look fixedly, Gape


Antonyms:

  • Glance, Glimpse


Example:

The settlement would be reached somewhere away from the public gaze and media glare.


02. Beacon (noun)

  • A light or other visible object serving as a signal, warning, or guide at sea, on an airfield, etc. (संकेत-दीप)


Synonyms:

  • Signal, Sign, Guiding light


Example:

He had turned up all the field lights to maximum and turned on the beacon.


03. Meagre (adjective)

  • Small in quantity and poor in quality. (थोड़ा)


Synonyms:

  • Inadequate, Scanty, Paltry, Limited, Insufficient, Deficient


Antonyms:

  • Ample, Full, Abundant, Sufficient


Example:

She supplements her meagre income by cleaning at night.


04. Quest (noun)

  • A long or arduous search for something. (तलाश)


Synonyms:

  • Search, Hunt, Pursuit


Antonyms:

  • Ignorance, Cover


Example:

These cultural notions run counter to the quest for academic excellence.


05. Retrograde (adjective)

(of an action) making a situation worse or returning to how something was in the past. (पश्चगामी)


Synonyms:

  • Retreating, Retrogressive, Reverse


Antonyms:

  • Progressive, Improving


Example:

This newest version is both progressive and retrograde.


06. Antithesis (noun)

  • A person or thing that is the direct opposite of someone or something else. (विपरीत)


Synonyms:

  • Opposite, Converse, Reverse


Antonyms:

  • Same, Replica, Copy, Duplicate


Example:

The current establishment is the antithesis of democracy.


07. Imbibe (verb)

  • To receive and understand ideas or information. (ग्रहण करना)


Synonyms:

  • Assimilate, Absorb, Soak Up, Acquire


Antonyms:

  • Abstain, Refrain, Desist


Example:

He imbibed elements of oriental mysticism from the years he spent in India.


08. Amnesty (noun)

  • An official pardon for people who have been convicted of political offences. (अपराध-क्षमा)


Synonyms:

  • Pardon, Reprieve


Example:

He was eventually given a pardon under a general amnesty in 1945 at the age of 59.


09. Expiate (verb)

  • Make amends or reparation for (guilt or wrongdoing). (प्रायश्चित करना)


Synonyms:

  • Make up for, Pay for, Redeem, Atone for


Antonyms:

  • Forfeit, Punish, Blame


Example:

Their sins must be expiated by sacrifice.


10. Onus (noun)

  • The responsibility for something. (दायित्व)


Synonyms:

  • Duty, Obligation, Responsibility


Antonyms:

  • Advantage, Benefit, Gain


Example:

The onus is on employers to follow health and safety laws.


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