English Questions – Vocabulary set 138

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1. Forthright – निष्कपट

Meaning – (of a person or their manner or speech) direct and outspoken.

Synonyms – frank, direct, straightforward, honest, candid, open, sincere, straight, straight to the point, blunt, plain-spoken, outspoken, downright, uninhibited, unreserved, point blank, no-nonsense, matter-of-fact, bluff, undiplomatic, tactless.

Usage – he was forthright in speaking out against human rights abuses.

2. Spruce – सजाना

Meaning – a widespread coniferous tree which has a distinctive conical shape and hanging cones, widely grown for timber, pulp, and Christmas trees.

3. Tumble – गिरना

Meaning – fall suddenly, clumsily, or headlong.

Synonyms – fall (over), fall down, topple over, lose one’s footing, lose one’s balance, keel over, pitch over, take a spill, collapse, fall headlong, fall head over heels, fall end over end; trip, trip up.

Usage – he staggered a step or two and tumbled over.

4. Tussle – संघर्ष

Meaning – a vigorous struggle or scuffle, typically in order to obtain or achieve something.

Synonyms – scuffle, fight, struggle, skirmish, brawl, scrimmage, scramble, scrum, fisticuffs, wrestling match, rough and tumble, free-for-all, fracas, fray, rumpus, melee, disturbance; donnybrook.

Usage – in the ensuing tussle his glasses were smashed.

5. Shirker – कामचोर

Meaning – a person who shirks his work or duty (especially one who tries to evade military service in wartime) slacker.

6. Sanity – मानसिक स्वास्थ्य

Meaning – the ability to think and behave in a normal and rational manner; sound mental health.

Synonyms – soundness of mind, mental health, mental faculties, balance, balance of mind, stability, reason, rationality, saneness, lucidity, lucidness, sense, senses, wits, normality.

Usage – I began to doubt my own sanity.

7. Defunct – मृत

Meaning – no longer existing or functioning.

Synonyms – disused, no longer in use, unused, inoperative, non-functioning, unusable, obsolete; no longer in existence, discontinued; extinct, fossilized.

Usage – the now defunct local paper mill.

8. Pricey – मूल्यवान

Meaning – expensive.

Synonyms – expensive, dear, costly, high-priced, high-cost, high-end, big-budget; overpriced, exorbitant, excessive, extortionate, outrageous, inflated; lavish, extravagant; upmarket.

9. Aglow – दमकता हुआ

Meaning – glowing.

Synonyms – she was aglow with health.

10. Caucus – कोकस

Meaning – (in some US states) a meeting at which local members of a political party register their preference among candidates running for office or select delegates to attend a convention.

Synonyms – meeting, assembly, gathering, congress, conference, convention, rally, conclave, congregation, convocation, synod, council, session, parley; informalget-together.

Usage – caucuses will be held in eleven states.

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