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Assuage (शांत करना)

Pronunciation : अस्वेज

Hindi Meaning : शांत करना, मृदु करना, बुझाना, धीमा करना

English Meaning :
1. to make less severe
2. to appease or satisfy
3. If you assuage an unpleasant feeling that someone has, you make them feel it less strongly.


Example :
1. To assuage his wife's grief, he took her on a tour of Europe.
2. The meat they had managed to procure assuaged their hunger.
3. He tried to assuage the guilt of wrongdoing by doing right.

Synonyms : soothe, appease, calm, quiet, quell,  attenuate,  curtail

Antonyms : trouble, agitate, intensify, dissatisfy, provoke, aggravate, incite, deplete

Previous word of the week :Unravel (सुलझाना)

Unravel (सुलझाना)

Pronunciation : अनरेवल

Hindi Meaning : सुलझाना, खोलना, उधेडना

English Meaning : 
1. If something such as a plan or system unravels, it breaks up or begins to fail.
2. investigate and solve or explain (something complicated or puzzling).


Example : 
1. government began to unravel because of a banking scandal.
2. a young mother has flown to Iceland to unravel the mystery of her husband's disappearance.
3. gradually, with an intelligent use of flashbacks her story unravels.

Synonyms : tackle, deal with, clear up, dis embroil, dis embarrass, open, unwind, unzip, unpack, unscrew

Antonyms : question, wonder, entangle, join, twist, unite, wind, knot, tangle

Previous word of the week : Patronize

Patronize (संरक्षण करना)

Pronunciation :  पेट्रोनाइज़

Hindi Meaning :  संरक्षण करना, सहायता देना, आश्रय देना, प्रतिपालन करना

English Meaning : 
1. treat with an apparent kindness which betrays a feeling of superiority.
2. If someone patronizes you, they speak or behave towards you in a way which seems friendly, but which shows that they think they are superior to you in some way.


Example :
1. Don't you patronize me.
2. He often felt patronized by his tutors.
3. We will not patronize them by telling them what they already know.

Synonyms : cooperate, lend a hand, stand by, protect, guard, aid, help, redound, espouse, favor

Antonyms : be humble, contend, antagonize

Previous word of the week : Deprave

Deprave (बिगाड़ना)

Pronunciation :  डिप्रेव

Hindi Meaning : बिगाडना, भ्रष्ट करना, हानि पहुंचाना

English Meaning : Something that depraves someone makes them morally bad or evil.


Example :
1. He had a depraved childhood.
2. The house looked as if it had been depraved of a family's love for years.
3. A person who preys on children is a depraved individual.

Synonyms : ulcerate, defile, corrupt, smirch, spoil, mess, brawl, deface, damage

Antonyms : value, moralize, upgrade, praise, ennoble, improve

Previous word of the week : Evade