Vocabulary Part 4

  1. TENACIOUS (ADJECTIVE): (दृढ़):  firm 
    Synonyms: tight, strong 
    Antonyms: loose 
    Example Sentence: 
    He had a tenacious grip on the rope so as to win. 
  2. THREATEN (VERB): (धमकाना):  menace 
    Synonyms: intimidate, browbeat 
    Antonyms: assist 
    Example Sentence: 
    To threaten someone is something that should be avoided. 
  3. OFFENSIVE (ADJECTIVE): (अपमानजनक):  insulting 
    Synonyms: rude, derogatory 
    Antonyms: complimentary 
    Example Sentence: 
    The allegations made are deeply offensive to us. 
  4. CUMULATIVE (ADJECTIVE): (संचयी):  increasing 
    Synonyms: accumulative, growing 
    Antonyms: subtractive 
    Example Sentence: 
    The cumulative effect of two years of drought. 
  5. PRESUMPTIVE (ADJECTIVE): (प्रकल्पित):  conjectural 
    Synonyms: speculative, tentative 
    Antonyms: definitive 
    Example Sentence: 
    His was a presumptive diagnosis. 
  6. PRESUMPTUOUS (ADJECTIVE): (अभिमानी): brazen 
    Synonyms: overconfident, arrogant 
    Antonyms: timid 
    Example Sentence: 
    If I offer some advice, I hope I won’t be considered presumptuous. 
  7. VETERAN (NOUN): (अनुभवी):  old-hand 
    Synonyms: old-timer, old stager 
    Antonyms: novice 
    Example Sentence: 
    He is a veteran sitar player. 
  8. STOKE (VERB): (ईधन झोंकना):  fuel 
    Synonyms: mend, add fuel to 
    Antonyms: dimnish 
    Example Sentence: 
    He stoked up the barbecue. 
  9. INTROSPECTION (NOUN): (आत्मनिरीक्षण):  brooding 
    Synonyms: self-analysis, soul-searching 
    Antonyms: extrospection 
    Example Sentence: 
    Quiet introspection can be very valuable. 
  10. ERECT (VERB): (निर्माण करना):  build 
    Synonyms: construct, put up 
    Antonyms: demolish 
    Example Sentence: 
    The guest house was erected in the eighteenth century.

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