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Vocabulary from Economic Times: 14 August 2017

Published on Monday, August 14, 2017

Militate: विरोध करना 

(Of a fact or circumstance) be a powerful or conclusive factor in preventing; resist, gainsay, interfere, protest, antagonize
Example: These fundamental differences will militate against the two communities coming together.

Exuberance: उल्लास 

The quality of being full of energy, excitement, and cheerfulness; ebullience
Example: A sense of youthful exuberance.

Antagonise: दुश्मनी मोल लेना 

Provoke the hostility of
Example: Don’t antagonize your boss.

Apprehension: भय 

Anxiety or fear that something bad or unpleasant will happen; angst, alarm, worry, unease
Example: The student looked around the examination room with apprehension.

Gargantuan: विशाल 

Enormous, extremely big, huge, massive
Example: Anusaraka project is a gargantuan task.

Morph: रूप 

Appearance, countenance, feature, figuration
Example: The morph of the statue is beautiful.

Ail: रोग/कष्ट 

Trouble or afflict (someone) in mind or body
Example: Exercise is good for whatever ails one.

Malaise: बेचैनी/अस्वस्थता 

A general feeling of discomfort, illness, or unease whose exact cause is difficult to identify
Example: There are signs of a creeping malaise in our office.

Paltry: तुच्छ 

Very small or meagre
Example: She would earn a paltry £33 more a month.

Impetus: गतिबल 

The force or energy with which a body moves; momentum
Example: What the economy needs is a new impetus.

Stride: लंबे कदम 

Walk with long, decisive steps in a specified direction; march
Example: He strode across the road.

Pinnacle: शिखर 

The most successful point; the culmination; highest level, peak
Example: He had reached the pinnacle of his career.

Promulgate: लागू करना/प्रचार करना 

Promote or make widely known (an idea or cause); publicize, spread
Example: VK Sasikala urged Narendra Modi to promulgate ordinance for Jallikattu.

Dearth: कमी/दुर्लभता/अकाल 

A scarcity or lack of something; shortage
Example: There is a dearth of evidence.

Quack: नीम हकीम 

A person who dishonestly claims to have special knowledge and skill in some field, typically medicine; charlatan
Example: There are many quacks these days who practise medicine.

Tout: दलाल 

A person who buys up tickets for an event to resell them at a profit
Example: A tout collects more money.

Panacea: रामबाण 

A solution or remedy for all difficulties or diseases; universal cure
Example: There is no panacea to make idiot an intelligent.

Pious: धर्मनिष्ठ 

Devoutly religious
Example: Reena’s mother is a perfect pious.

Efficacy: क्षमता 

The ability to produce a desired or intended result
Example: There is little information on the efficacy of this treatment.

Replenishment: भराई 

Restoration of a stock or supply to a former level or condition
Example: A target for replenishment of depleted fish stocks.
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