Wordsmith – D2G’s Glossary Ep 37

1)Precedent:Adjective
Meaning:preceding in time, order, or importance.मिसाल
sentence;The precedent it set does not augur well for future similar elections.

2)Belie:Verb
Meaning:(of an appearance) fail to give a true notion or impression of (something); disguise or contradict.झुठलाना
Sentence:his lively alert manner belied his years.

3)Forays:Noun,Verb
Meaning:a sudden attack or incursion into enemy territory, especially to obtain something; a raid.हमलों
sentence:the garrison made a foray against Richard’s camp.

4)Adage:noun
Meaning :old saying that has come to be accepted as truth over time.लोकोक्ति
Sentence:the old adage ‘out of sight out of mind.

5)Ennui:Noun
Meaning :a feeling of listlessness and dissatisfaction arising from a lack of occupation or excitement.विरक्ति
Sentence: he succumbed to ennui and despair.

6) Pernicious:Adjective
Meaning:having a harmful effect, especially in a gradual or subtle way.तेज़
Sentence:the pernicious influences of the mass media.

7)Tenet:noun
Meaning:a principle or belief, especially one of the main principles of a religion or philosophy.सिद्धांत
Sentence:the tenets of classical liberalism.

8)Snuggle:verb
Meaning:settle or move into a warm, comfortable position.ठहरना
sentence:I snuggled down in my sleeping bag.

9)Suave:Adjective
Meaning:(especially of a man) charming, confident, and elegant.– शिष्ट
sentence:all the waiters were suave and deferential.

10) Rapt:Adjective
Meaning:completely fascinated or absorbed by what one is seeing or hearing.मगन
Sentence:a rapt teenage audience.

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