Quick Vocabulary Bites: Part 3

Published on Monday, December 05, 2016

Quick Vocabulary Bites: Part 3

1. Quandary: आशंका

Meaning: State of being uncertain
Synonyms: Dilemma, Plight, Stew, Fix
Antonyms: Certainty, Boon, Solution,  
Usage: John is in a quandary about whether he should keep the wallet that he had found on the road.

2. Vie: प्रतियोगिता करना

Meaning: compete eagerly with someone
Synonyms: Jostle, Grapple, Compete, Feud
Antonyms: Assist, Support, Give up, Retreat
Usage: In the championship trophy, the two teams will vie for the title.

3. Spurn: अस्वीकार करना

Meaning: reject with disdain
Synonyms: Contempt, Rebuff, Scorn, Repudiate
Antonyms: Sanction, Approve, Ascend, Embrace
Usage: I’ll never understand why did my cousin choose to spurn the chance to join us.

4. Relegate: पीछे करना

Meaning: Assign an inferior rank 
Synonyms: Demote, Degrade, Disrate, Bust
Antonyms: Upgrade, Promote, Repatriate, Harbour
Usage: If you don’t want your manager to relegate you to the status of unemployed, you’d better obey him.

5. Glean: बीनना

Meaning: To obtain from various sources
Synonyms: Derive, Extract, Cull, Gather
Antonyms: Disperse, Separate, Dissipate, Spend
Usage: I was not able to glean much information from his files. 

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