Wordsmith – D2G’s Glossary Ep 92

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1)Reprieve:Noun

Meaning: a cancellation or postponement of a punishment.दण्ड देना
Sentence: Official reprieves and pardons were not uncommon, and some such acts of mercy were purposely announced only when the convicted stood on the scaffold and spectators had assembled.

 

2)Rampart:Noun ,Verb

Meaning: a defensive wall of a castle or walled city, having a broad top with a walkway and typically a stone parapet.दुर्ग-प्राचीर
Sentence: Take the track to the left of the castle ramparts , rounding small sewage works on its left.

 

3)Quirk:Noun,Verb

Meaning: a peculiar behavioral habit,धुन.
Sentence: his distaste for travel is an endearing quirk.

 

4)Raze:Verb

Meaning: completely destroy (a building, town, or other site).ढहाना
Sentence: villages were razed to the ground.

 

5)Induct:Verb

Meaning:admit (someone) formally to a position or organization.शामिल करना
Sentence: each worker, if formally inducted into the Mafia, is known as a “soldier.

 

6)Smug:Adjective

Meaning:having or showing an excessive pride in oneself or one’s achievements.आत्मसंतुष्ट
Sentence:he was feeling smug after his win.

 

7)Expurgate:Verb

Meaning: remove matter thought to be objectionable or unsuitable from (a book or account).संशोधन करना
Sentence: the expurgated Arabian Nights.

 

8)Queer:Adjective,Noun,Verb

Meaning: strange; odd.
Sentence: she had a queer feeling that they were being watched.

 

9)Snare: Noun,Verb

Meaning: a trap for catching birds or animals, typically one having a noose of wire or cord.जाल
Sentence: Most poachers used silent and invisible methods such as wire snares and jaw traps to capture their quarry, be it deer or tigers.

10)Soar: Verb

Meaning: fly or rise high in the air.ऊंची उड़ान भरना.
Sentence: the bird spread its wings and soared into the air.

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