Wordsmith – D2G’s Glossary Ep 2

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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 2

1. Leisure – Noun
Meaning: Free Time (खाली समय) (ஓய்வுநேரம்) (విశ్రాంతి)
Sentence: Writers love to read novels in their leisure.

2. Nocturnal – Adjective
Meaning: Primarily active during the night.( निशाचर) (இரவில் நடமாடுகிற) (నిద్రలో)
Sentence: Owl is a Nocturnal bird.

3. Obscure – Adjective
Meaning: Uncertain, difficult to understand.( अज्ञात) (தெளிவாகச் சொல்லப்படாத) (తేలికగా అర్ధంకాని)
Sentence: The speaker made obscure references to little known literary works.

4. Aperture – Noun
Meaning: An opening or  a gap or a hole. ( छेद) (இடைவெளி) (ద్వారం)
Sentence: They have an aperture in their house.

5. Swarthy– Adjective
Meaning: dark- skinned. ( साँवला) (கருநிறங்கொண்ட) (చీకటిగా ఉన్న (or)నల్లటి శరీరం కలిగిన)
Sentence: These days girls usually like swarthy men.

6. Venerable – Adjective
Meaning: Commanding respect because of age, dignity or character. (पूज्य ) (வணங்கத்தக்க) (గౌరవనీయులైన)
Sentence: There is something venerable about our President.

7. Patriarchal – Noun
Meaning: relating to or denoting a system of society or government controlled by men.( कुलपिता संबंधी) (தந்தை குடும்பத் தலைவனாக இருக்கும் சமுதாயம்) (పితృస్వామ్య)

Sentence: A Patriarchal Society.

8. Ecclesiastical – Adjective
Meaning: priestly (relating to Christian society) (गिरजा संबंधी) (திருச்சபை) (పురోహిత సంబంధ)
Sentence: Ecclesiastical history.

9. Benign – Adjective
Meaning- Kind, gentle ( कृपालु) (அன்பான) (కోమలమైన)
Sentence: He was always a benign host.

10. Unctuous –  Adjective
Meaning: Oily or greasy, excessively flattering. (स्निग्ध) (எண்ணெய்ப் பிசுக்குடைய or பாசப் பரிவு மிக்க) (జిడ్డు)
Sentence: He wanted to please him but not in an unctuous way.

Also Read- Episode 1


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