Top Useful Idioms and Phrases or Vocabulary for SSC CGL and Bank Exams!
- Hamstring (Verb) — पंख काटना
Definition: severely restrict the efficiency or effectiveness of.
Synonyms: handicap, constrain, restrict, cripple.
Antonyms: help, support, advice.
Usage: “We were hamstrung by a total lack of knowledge”
- Bracing (Adjective) – ताजा और सशक्त
Definition: fresh and invigorating.
Synonyms: invigorating, refreshing, stimulating, energizing, exhilarating, enlivening, reviving.
Antonyms: dull, lax, sluggard, nerveless, floppy, weary
Usage: ‘Brace’ yourself for some bad news.
- Peers (Verb) – साथियों
Definition: look with difficulty or concentration at someone or something.
Synonyms: squint, look closely/earnestly, try to see, look through narrowed eyes, narrow one’s eye
Antonyms: neglect, rival, oppose, superior, stranger, foe, proletarian, enemy, fellah, opponent.
Usage: Faye peered at her with suspicion
- Bluster (Verb) – धमकाना
Definition: talk in a loud, aggressive, or indignant way with little effect.
Synonyms: rant, thunder, boast, brag, swagger
Antonyms: calm, deprecate, tranquillity, serenity, order, still, quiet, peace.
Usage: you threaten and bluster, but won’t carry it through
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- To run away with a lover – Elope
- Words of similar meaning – Synonyms
- (A) Meniature
- (A) Susceptible
(IDIOMS AND PHRASES)
- A perfect storm
Meaning: The worst possible situation
Example: Some political experts believe a perfect storm of circumstances led to the success of the recall drive.
- Add insult to injury
Meaning: To make a bad situation worse
Example: My car broke down in the middle of nowhere, then, to add insult to injury, it started to rain.