Wordsmith – D2G’s Glossary Ep 1


Dear Friends,

Wordsmith is the new initiative by the DayTodayGK team. Vocabulary indeed plays an important part in our daily life. Albeit we all have knowledge but we are unable to communicate due to lack of confidence, linguistic abilities and most of the time, we are unable to understand the meaning of the particular word.

So, here we present D2G’s Glossary in which we will share 10 words daily and we would encourage you to do the same. With this, we can increase our knowledge and build our Vocabulary stronger.

D2G’s Glossary- Episode 1

1. Cognizant – Adjective
Meaning: Aware (जानकार) (அறிவுடைய or எச்சரிப்புள்ள) (జ్ఞానంగల)
Sentence: The defendant is cognizant that this is a serious charge.

2. Gnaw – Verb
Meaning: To bite something persistently, To produce excessive anxiety.( कुतरना) (கொஞ்ச கொஞ்சமாக கடி) (త్రుప్పుపట్టు)
Sentence: The dog gnawed the bone until it broke into two.

3. Oblong – Noun, adjective
Meaning: A rectangle having length greater than width.(आयताकार) (நீள் சதுரம்) (దీర్ఘచతురస్రాకార)
Sentence: An oblong table

4. Wad – Noun
Meaning: A substantial Pile (गद्दी )  (செம்முப்பொருள்) (బిళ్ళ)
Sentence: Our cat loves to play with a small wad of paper.

5. Dilapidated – Verb
Meaning:(generally prefer to building)  in a state of disrepair or ruin as a result of age or neglect.(टूटा फूटा) (பாழான, இடிந்த) (శిధిలమైన)
Sentence: He stopped before the tall, dilapidated building

6. Countenance – Noun, verb
Meaning: Appearance, To Support ( समर्थन ) (முகத்தோற்றம் or ஒப்புதல் குறிப்பு) (వదనం)
Sentence: The cruel punishment was countenanced by the government, although it was not legal.

7. Evident – Adjective
Meaning: Obviously true by simple observation. (प्रत्यक्ष) (தெளிவான) (స్పష్టంగా)
Sentence: It was evident she was angry after she slammed the door.

8. Reluctance – Noun
Meaning: Unwillingness to do something.(अरुचि ) (தயக்கம்) (అయిష్టత)
Sentence: she sensed his reluctance to continue.

9. Hapless – Adjective
Meaning- Very unlucky, ill fated( भाग्यहीन ) (மகிழ்ச்சியற்ற or அதிர்ஷ்டமற்ற) (అదృష్టము లేని)
Sentence: the hapless victims of the disaster.

10. Plush – Noun, Adjective
Meaning: Luxurious( ठाठदार) (ஆடம்பரமான) (ఖరీదైన)
Sentence: A plush Apartment.

If you have come across new words, Please share it in the comment Section. We would love to know them. 

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