अंग्रेजी एक लिंगुआ फ्रेंका के साथ विभिन्न परीक्षाओं में सफलता का गोल्डन पासपोर्ट भी हैI आईये, हम भी अंग्रेजी के अपने ज्ञान को बढ़ायें–
Choose the closest meaning of the words given in the capital letters –
(A) ready to fightand argue (B) insane (C) ambitious
(A) to hurt feeling with harsh criticism (B) to continue (C) to demolish
(A) to calculate (B) to reprimand (C) to edit minutely
(A) mental (B) suspicious (C) relating to present gain
(A) to reply rudely (B) to hide (C) to invite
(A) reluctant (B) a genius (C) confident
(A) sincere (B) belligerent (C) hard to please
Answers: 1.A2.A 3.B 4.C 5.B 6.B 7.A
Choose the word most nearly opposite to the words given in the capital letters –
(A) to develop fast (B) to revive (C) to reimburse
(A) to cleanse (B) to produce (C) to realize
(A) to impress (B) to indulge (C) to retain
(A) to retain, to seize (B) to relax (C) to exhaust
(A) to regenerate (B) to compensate (C) to lacerate
(A) to reply (B) to circulate (C) to dissent
(A) docile (B) diligent (C) tough
1.B2.A 3.B 4.A 5.A 6.C 7.A
LET US KNOW THESE PHRASAL VERBS
To cut across – (of a problem) to affect all the groups of the people (लोगों के सभी समूहों को प्रभावित करना) The unemployment problemcuts across the country.
To allude to– to mention something or somebody indirectly (किसीव्यक्ति या वस्तु को अप्रत्यक्ष रूप से बताना) The writer has narrated the pathetic story of childhood of a boy in his novel that I guess he has alluded to himself.
To dole out something -to give food, money, etc. to the people (लोगों को सहायता के लिए भोजन, पैसे इत्यादि देना) Thecentral government has finally decided to dole out food and economic help to the needy people in this critical condition of the natural calamity.
To laze about- to relax and enjoy, to pass time (आराम करना और आनंद लेना) The school children spent the entire day lazing around the beautiful beaches of Mumbai.
To hang around/ mess around – to spend time somewhere idly or relaxing (बिना किसी काम के किसी जगह पर समय बिताना) He spent the day just hanging/ messing around the public park with his friends.
To bring something about – to make something happen(उत्पन्न करना, कारण बनना) The government has brought about a lot of changes in the education system to enable it to compete with modern challenges.)
To bring somebody or something along – to bring somebody or something with you somewhere (किसी आदमी या वस्तु को अपने साथ कहीं लेकर जाना)She brought her two daughters along to the marriage party of yesterday.I brought some new books along to the office.
WORD OF THE WEEK
SUPPLE – adjective, compliant, easily responsive, capable of being bent or folded, pliant (आसानी से आज्ञा माननेवाला, जिसे आसानी से मोड़ा जा सकता हो) This purse is made of very supple leather. Her body is very supple.