English Vocab

TELLTALE (adjective) : किसी की चुगली करने वाला 
Meaning: revealing, indicating, or betraying something. Synonyms: denotative, indicative, reflective, signifying.
Antonyms: cheeseparing, uninformative, unaired, secretive.
Usage: Her nasty tone was a telltale sign of her irritation, even though she didn’t say anything particularly mean.

CORUSCATE (verb): चमकना 
Meaning: (of light) flash or sparkle.
Synonyms: scintillate, shimmer, sparkle, twinkle.
Antonyms: converge, darkle, dull.
Usage: The flashlight was used to coruscate a message to the other campers across the lake.

PANOPLY (noun) : धूमधाम / शानदार प्रदर्शन
Meaning: a splendid display.
Synonyms: show, pomp, array, exhibit.
Antonyms: concealment, cover, hiding, plainness.
Usage: The designer’s exciting panoply of dresses won over the fashion critics.

BANAL (Adjective) : साधारण /मामूली 
Meaning: so lacking in originality as to be obvious and boring.
Synonyms: trite, hackneyed, conventional, stereotyped, predictable,
Antonyms: new, original
Usage: Because the movie’s plot was banal, we knew exactly how the film would end.

SANCTIMONIOUS (Adjective) : पाखंडी
Meaning: making a show of being morally superior to other people.
Synonyms: churchy, pious, moralizing, unctuous, smug,
Antonyms: sincere, forthright
Usage: My sanctimonious aunt tends to look down upon people who do not go to church every Sunday.

EFFETE (Adjective) : निर्बल 
Meaning: affected, over-refined, and ineffectual.
Synonyms: affected, ineffectual, artificial, studied, pretentious
Antonyms: unpretentious
Usage: The effete man was scared of his own shadow and hid in the closet during thunderstorms.

IMMINENT (Adjective) : होने जा रहा, नजदीक में ही घटित होने वाला   
Meaning: about to happen.
Synonyms: close, near, approaching, forthcoming
Antonyms: distant, remote
Usage: Some people thought it was funny when the media predicted the imminent death of the drug-addicted celebrity.

INADVERTENT (Adjective) : बेपरवाह/असावधान 
Meaning: not resulting from or achieved through deliberate planning.
Synonyms:  unintended, accidental, unpremeditated, unplanned,
Antonyms: deliberate, intentional
Usage: I wonder how many inadvertent inventions were developed in the process of trying to discover something totally different.

 DILATORY (adjective) : धीमा सुस्त 
Meaning: slow to act
Synonyms: sluggish, slothful, lax, slack.
Antonyms: fast, prompt, brisk, quick.
Usage: They were dilatory in providing the researchers with information.

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