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06 5अंग्रेजी 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 –

1. SUBTLE
(A) fine-drawn (B) unexpected (C) ephemeral

2. SUBTERFUGE

(A) succession (B) trickery (C) adversity

3. SUCCUMB

(A) to entertain (B) to die, to yield (C) to demolish

4. STRIP

(A) toendeavour (B) to undress (C) to strike

5. STRENUOUS

(A) arduous (B) elegant (C) evident

6. STUN

(A) to stupefy, to astonish (B) to stumble (C) to ovesee

7. VANQUISH

(A) to subside (B) to subjugate, to conquer (C) to endorse

Answers: 1.A 2.B 3.B 4.B 5.A 6.A 7.B
Choose the word most nearly opposite to the words given in the capital letters-

1. DOWN-TO-EARTH

(A) lucid (B) idealistic (C) rebellious

2. REBUFF

(A) to accept (B) to abolish (C) to reside

3. REBEL

(A) to delay (B) to obey (C) to realize

4. RAPACIOUS

(A) generous (B) hoarse (C) judicious

5.QUOTIDIAN

(A) passionate (B) unusual (C) shabby

6. QUIESCENT

(A) active (B) debatable (C) volatile

7. QUEER

(A) picturesque (B) normal (C) pugnacious
1.B 2.A 3.B 4.A 5.B 6.A 7.B

WORDS USED IN MEDIA

To strike down – to end a law (किसी कानून को खत्म करना) The Apex Court has struck down the ordinance and ordered fast settlement of long-pending cases of the misappropriation.
Rumour mills working overtime – speculations and gossips are fast spreading (अफवाहों और अनुमानों का तेजी से फैलना) Rumour mills regarding the bad health of the party president have been working overtime since the last month.
Float – to start something new (कुछ नया शुरू करना) The octogenarian leaders of the freedom struggle period have floated a new political party to push forward their demand of eradicating poverty from the country.

To hold all the aces- to have all the adavantages (सभी लाभ प्राप्त होना) It is not easy to ignore the truth that students in the towns hold all the aces to get the better employment opportunities.

LET US KNOW THESE PHRASAL VERBS

To take aside – to take away from a crowd (भीड़ से अलग करना) The parents took aside the boy from his friends’ company and counselled him not to waste his time so mercilessly.
To take the edge off – to make (a tool) blunt (धार को भोथरा या कुंद करना) Do not use this knife to cut an iron bar or you will take the edge off it.)

To thaw out- to cause something to become warm (किसी चीज को गरम होने देना) The mother let the chilled water thaw out for some time before giving it to the little girl to drink.)

WORD OF THE WEEK

(1.) STUMBLING BLOCK – noun, an obstacle to progress, something that prevents some an action (अड़चन, बाधा) Energy scarcity has proved to be a major stumbling block to the holistic development of the nation.


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