Wordsmith – D2G’s Glossary Ep 33

1)Foliage: Noun
Meaning: plant leaves, collectively(पत्ते)
Sentence: healthy green foliage

2)Verdure:Noun
Meaning: lush green vegetation(हरियाली)
Sentence: My soul was thrilled with the invigorating freshness of the verdure.

3)Camouflage:Verb, Noun
Meaning: hide or disguise the presence of (a person, animal, or object) by means of camouflage(छलावरण लगाना)
Sentence:It was also effective in stripping camouflage from concealed bunkers.

4)Foible:Noun
Meaning: a minor weakness or eccentricity in someone’s character(चरित्र की दुर्बलता)
Sentence: they have to tolerate each other’s little foibles.

5)Follies: Noun
Meaning: lack of good sense; foolishness(मूर्खता)
Sentence: an act of sheer folly.

6) Disinclination: Noun
Meaning: a reluctance or lack of enthusiasm(अनिच्छा)
Sentence :Lucy felt a strong disinclination to talk about her engagement.

7)Eerie:Adjective
Meaning:strange and frightening(भयानक)
Sentence : Some show York street scenes so deserted that they have an eerie quality.

8)Avow :Verb
Meaning :assert or confess openly (खुलकर कहना )
Sentence : he avowed that he had voted Republican in every election.

9) Détente: Noun
Meaning: the easing of hostility or strained relations, especially between countries (अमन)
Sentence : a serious effort at detente with the eastern bloc

10) Ameliorate: verb
Meaning : make (something bad or unsatisfactory) better (सुधारना)
Sentence: the reform did much to ameliorate living standards.

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