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अंग्रेजी एक लिंगुआ फ्रेंका के साथ विभिन्न परीक्षाओं में सफलता का गोल्डन पासपोर्ट भी है,आईये, हम भी अंग्रेजी के अपने ज्ञान को बढ़ायें–

Choose the closest meaning of the words given in the capital letters –
1. DISCONSOLATE
(A) deep in grief (B) of sharp mind (C) pragmatic

2. APPLAUD
(A) to lose (B) to acclaim, to praise (C) to revive

3. DERIDE
(A) to destroy (B) to inform (C) to ridicule

4. LITERATI
(A) learned people’s class (B) resistance (C) magnificence

5. OCCLUDE
(A) to release something (B) to obstruct (C) to deny

6. QUARANTINE
(A) to consider (B) to deliver in time (C) to isolate from others

7. BEQUEST
(A) a legacy (B) an exemplar (C) chance

Answers: 1.A 2.B 3.C 4.A 5.B 6.C 7.A

Choose the word most nearly opposite to the words given in the capital letters –

1. REMONSTRATE
(A) to learn (B) to lead (C) to agree, to approve

2. PUERILE
(A) mature, grown – up (B) intelligent (C) erudite

3. ABIDE
(A) to redeem (B) to infringe (C) to cling

4. PRODIGAL
(A) frugal (B) relating to king (C) attractive

5. WAIVE
(A) to impose (B) to cease (C) to accept

6. RESIST
(A) to yield (B) to connect (C) to revoke

7. CRAVE
(A) to deteriorate (B) to loathe (C) to release

1. C 2.A 3.B 4.A 5.A 6.A 7.B

LET US KNOW THESE IDIOMS

To bite the bullet – to accept a difficult and unpleasant situation (किसी कठिन और दुखदायी स्थिति को स्वीकार करना) He loves English literature but when his parents forced him to study science in plus two, he had to bite the bullet.

To drop your bundle – to give up and cease trying to succeed (सफलता पाने के लिए प्रयास करना छोड़ देना) He failed many times to succeed in the IAS examination, but he did not drop his bundle and kept trying for it very vigorously.

To take the edge off something – to weaken the effect and intensity of a situation especially when it is very unpleasant (किसी स्थिति विशेष रूप से दुखद स्थिति का प्रभाव या तीव्रता को कमजोर करना) My friend has recently got a job in the aviation industry with good salary and this is bound to take the edge off his misery.

To walk on eggshells / to walk on eggs – to be very careful about what you say or do because you do not want to offend someone (किसी को दुखी नहीं करने के लिए कुछ कहने या करने में सावधानी रखना) She is a very short – tempered and sensitive lady and that is why living with her is like walking on eggshells.

WORD OF THE WEEK

QUAGMIRE – noun, a difficult situation for which there is no fast solution, a messy situation from which it is not easy to escape (कठिन परिस्थिति जिसका कोई शीघ्र समाधान नहीं हो, एक असमंजस और दुखद स्थिति जिससे बच पाना संभव नहीं हो) After the Supreme Court’s latest verdict, the country has now sunk into a quagmire of violence and civil war


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