Vocabulary : 12 May 2020


1. DOLE: अंशदान
Meaning: benefit paid by the state to the unemployed.
Synonyms: benefit, allowance, charity, benefit
Antonyms: forfeit, loss
Example: Do any of these people have jobs or are they all freeloading on the public dole?

2. PAUCITY: न्यूनता
Meaning: the presence of something in only small or insufficient quantities or amounts.
Synonyms: scarcity, dearth, shortage, rarity
Antonyms: abundance
Example: Because of the paucity of our oil supply, we need to seek out other fuel resources.

3. Mettle : दिलेरी
Meaning: a person’s ability to cope well with difficulties; spirit and resilience.
Synonyms: fortitude, tenacity, spirit, valor
Antonyms: cowardice, timidity, weakness
Example: To prove his mettle and show that he was daring enough to join the club, Timmy had to spend an hour alone in the haunted house on the hill.

4. SHREWD: कुशल
Meaning: having or showing sharp powers of judgment; astute.
Synonyms: astute, sharp-witted, sharp, acute, intelligent
Antonyms: stupid, unwise, ingenuous
Example: As a motivational speaker, Clark is a shrewd manipulator of human emotions.

5. IMPASSE: गतिरोध
Meaning: a situation in which no progress is possible, especially because of disagreement; a deadlock.
Synonyms: deadlock, dead-end, stalemate, checkmate, stand-off; standstill
Antonyms: solution, boon
Example: Because of the impasse between workers and management, the factory has been closed for two weeks.


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