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English Vocab

1. Rancorous (adjective): Showing deep-seated resentment and bitterness. (शत्रुतापूर्ण)
Synonyms:  Acrimonious, Malicious, Malevolent, Pernicious
Antonyms: Loving, Amicable, Tender, Sympathetic
Example: My I tend to be very rancorous in the morning, when people try to wake me up before it is necessary and I could have slept a little longer.

2. Acumen (adjective): The ability to make good judgements and take quick decisions. (कुशाग्रता, बुद्धि-प्रखरता)

Synonyms:  Shrewdness, Sagacity, Ingenuity, Astuteness
Antonyms: Ineptness, Obtuseness, Fatuity, Stupidity
Example: John’s business acumen, along with his computer skills, made him an asset to the software company.
 
3. Emulate (verb): To copy something achieved by someone else and try to do it as well as they have: (की राह पर चलना)
Synonyms: Imitate, Mimic, Echo, Copy, Mirror, Parallel
Antonyms: Spurn, Ignore, Neglect, Condemn
Example: Vettel is eager to emulate Schumachers's record of seven successive world titles.
Related: Emulate, Emulated, Emulated
4. Promulgate (verb): Promote or make widely known (an idea or cause). (घोषणा करना)
Synonyms:  Publish, Disseminate, Propagate, Proclaim
Antonyms: Conceal, Withhold, Silence, Suppress
Example: The purpose of the documentary is to promulgate the importance of raising funds for additional cancer research.
Related: Promulgate, Promulgated, Promulgated
5. Culmination (noun): The highest or climactic point of something, especially as attained after a long time. (चरम बिंदु)
Synonyms:  Climax, Pinnacle, Summit, Apex, Acme, Zenith
Antonyms: Nadir, Abyss, Bottom, Beginning
Example: Their arrest was the culmination of an operation in which 120 other people were detained
6. Eloquent (adjective): One who is good at speaking and able to persuade people. (वक्तृत्वकला का धनी)
Synonyms: Glib, Potent, Articulate, Expressive
Antonyms: Unvocal, Inarticulate, Dumb, Unenthusiastic
Example: An eloquent minister can hold his congregation’s attention even during a long sermon.
7. Jingoism (noun): The extreme belief that your own country is always best, often shown in enthusiastic support for a war against another country: (अंधराष्ट्रीयता, कौमपरस्ती)
Synonyms: Nationalism, Chauvinism, Bellicism, Patriotism
Antonym: Internationalism, Betrayal, Treachery, Disloyalty
Example: Patriotism can turn into jingoism and intolerance very quickly.
8. Cordiality (noun): Behaviour that is friendly, but formal and polite. (मैत्री, सौहार्द)
Synonyms: Affability, Geniality, Hospitality, Jovial
Antonyms: Hostility, Enmity, Malevolence, Rancour
Example: The only way you can succeed in business is by having cordial relationships with your customers.
 
9. Fundamental (adjective): Forming a necessary base or core; of central importance. (मौलिक, मूलभूत, आधारभूत)
Synonyms: Rudimentary, Radical, Pivotal, Crucial
Antonyms: Secondary, Unimportant, Auxiliary, Trivial, Advanced
 Example: The belief in God is a fundamental part of most religions.
 
10. Inexplicable (adjective): Unable to be explained or understood: (व्याख्या विहीन, अकथनीय, वर्णन से बाहर)
Synonyms: Mystifying, Inscrutable, Unfathomable, Unaccountable, Uncanny
Antonyms: Intelligible, Comprehensible, Explainable, Understandable
Example: Because the weather was clear and sunny a few moments ago, the sudden thunderstorm is inexplicable.