English Vocabulary Preparation Set 4 with Word Meaning and Synonyms

Here we are presenting Set 4 of English Vocabulary word meanings. This will help you in preparation of Competitive exams like SSC, IBPS, UPSC and improve your score.
Here are the difficult words and their meaning in English, Hindi followed by example sentence.
The format is
Word: Meaning in English – Meaning in Hindi
Applause – approval or praise expressed by clapping – वाहवाही
“they gave him a round of applause”

Grievous – (of something bad) very severe or serious – क्षतिकर
“his death was a grievous blow”

Secular – not connected with religious or spiritual matters – धर्म निरपेक्ष
“secular buildings”

Dampener – a thing that has a restraining or subduing effect – हतोत्साहित
“television and booze, those twin dampeners of the revolutionary spirit”

Grappling – engage in a close fight or struggle without weapons; wrestle – जूझ
“passers-by grappled with the man after the knife attack”

Embittered – make (someone) feel bitter or resentful – कड़वा हुआ
“he died an embittered man”

Vow – solemnly promise to do a specified thing – कसम खाई
“the rebels vowed to continue fighting”

Coincidence – a remarkable concurrence of events or circumstances without apparent causal connection –
“it was a coincidence that she was wearing a jersey like Laura’s”

Contradiction – the statement of a position opposite to one already made – विरोधाभासों
“the second sentence appears to be in flat contradiction of the first”

Redressing – remedy or set right (an undesirable or unfair situation) – निवारण
“the question is how to redress the consequences of racist land policies”

Relying – be dependent on – भरोसा
“the charity has to rely entirely on public donations”

Dampens – make less strong or intense – कम करना
“nothing could dampen her enthusiasm”

Demographic – relating to the structure of populations – जनसांख्यिकीय
“the demographic trend is towards an older population”

Coercive – relating to or using force or threats – बलपूर्वक
“coercive measures”

Offspring – a person’s child or children – संतति
“the offspring of middle-class parents”

Immense – extremely large or great, especially in scale or degree – अत्यधिक
“the cost of restoration has been immense”

Exclusion – the process of excluding or the state of being excluded – बहिष्कार
“he had a hand in my exclusion from the committee”

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