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Gigantic (बहुत बड़ा)

Pronunciation :  जायगेन्टिक

Hindi Meaning : विशाल, महाकाय, बहुत बड़ा, लम्बा चौड़ा


English Meaning : of very great size or extent; huge or enormous.

Example : 1. Thousands of students are enrolling in gigantic open on line courses. 2. A gigantic task of national reconstruction awaits us. 3. Dozens of youths in the street combing their hair peering into gigantic foot square mirrors.

Synonyms : giant, spacious, enormous, immense, bulky, mammoth, huge, immeasurable, large

Antonyms : teeny, tiny, small, little, miniature, insignificant, minute

Previous word of the week : Placate

Desperate (हताश)

Pronunciation : डेस्परेट

Hindi Meaning : हताश, निराश, मायूस, मरने पर उतारू

English Meaning : If you are desperate, you are in such a bad
situation, that you are willing to try anything to change it.

Example : 
1. He also know he is feeling desperate right about now.
2. I crashed the car and was desperate for help.
3. People are desperate for him to do something.

Synonyms :  heartsick, dead alive, frustrated, hopeless, despondent, depressing, disappointing, dispirited, downward, downcast,

Antonyms :  confident, satisfied, hopeful, secure, peaceful, cowardly, calm, moderate, meek, contented

Previous word of the week : Placate

Placate (सांत्वना देना)

Pronunciation : प्लेकेट

Hindi Meaning : सांत्वना देना, दिलासा देना, तसल्ली देना

English Meaning : make (someone) less angry or hostile.



Example :  
1. He smiled, trying to placate me.
2. I tried to placate the sad little boy by giving him a chocolate.
3. If no one tries to placate my brother when she is angry, he gets even angrier.

Synonyms :  tranquilize, calm down, console, cheer up, pacify, reconcile, stroke

Antonyms :  upset, provoke, worry, trouble, irritate, incite

Previous word of the week : Esoteric

Esoteric (गुप्त)

Pronunciation : एसॉटेरिक

Hindi Meaning : गूढ़, गुप्त

English Meaning : If you describe some as esoteric you mean it is known, understood, or appreciated by only a small number of people.

Example :
1. Only a couple of people I know share your esoteric thoughts on those religious principles.
2. He made an esoteric joke that only he and his sister understood.
3. Mohit was very familiar with esoteric literature from the Middle Ages.

Synonyms :  heavy, occult, secret, Orphic, hidden, cryptic, mystical, abstruse, hermetic, profound, inscrutable

Antonyms : obvious, known, public, familiar, common

Previous word of the week : Vex


Vex (चिढ़ना)

Pronunciation : वेक्स

Hindi Meaning : चिढ़ना, खीझाना, सताना

English Meaning : 1. make (someone) feel annoyed, frustrated, or worried, especially with trivial matters.

       2. to bring trouble, distress, or agitation to  


Example : 
1. The sound of a fly buzzing near my ear is something that can vex me to no end.
2. Please accept my apology because I did not mean to vex you with my words.
3. If you attempt to vex the dog by pulling his tail, he is sure to bite you.

Synonyms : annoy, afflict, disturb, disquiet, rile, give a hard time, nettle, infuriate, exasperate

Antonyms :  comfort, please, soothe, mollify, cheer, calm, ease, please, assist, delight, appease, make happy

Previous word of the week : Browbeat