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English Hindi Dictionary | अंग्रेज़ी हिन्दी शब्दकोश

Quote of the week


Remember nothing is impossible for you. You can do what you never thought.
याद रखे आप के लिए कुछ भी असंभव नहीं। आप वह कर सकते हैं जो आपने कभी सोचा ही नहीं।

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English Words of German Origin


Angst: An acute but unspecific feeling of anxiety (चिंता)
Blitz: Attack suddenly and without warning (अचानक आक्रमण करना)
Delicatessen: Ready-to-eat food products (बना-बनाया खाना)
Doppelganger: A ghostly double of a living person that haunts its living counterpart (हमशक्ल)
Flak: Intense adverse criticism (आलोचना)
Hinterland: A remote and undeveloped area (भीतरी प्रदेश)

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Critic and Critique


Critic and Critique

Critic (noun) - a person who judges, evaluates, or criticizes (आलोचक)
The art critic was very efficient and very much in demand.


Critique (noun) - an article or essay criticizing a literary or other work; detailed evaluation; review (आलोचनात्मक लेख)
Book reviewers generally go deep into the text to critique it.

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Different types of manias


Ecdemomania - Abnormal compulsion for wandering
Egomania - Irrational self-centered attitude or self-worship
Eleutheromania - Manic desire for freedom
Empleomania - Mania for holding public office
Enosimania - Pathological belief that one has sinned
Entheomania - Abnormal belief that one is divinely inspired
Epomania - Craze for writing epics
Ergasiomania - Excessive desire to work; ergomania; workaholism

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Phrasal verbs with 'DIE'


Die away - Become quieter or inaudible (of a sound) (शिथिल बन जाना/ कमजोर बनना)
The last notes DIED AWAY and the audience burst into applause.
Die down - Decrease or become quieter (शांत हो जाना)
It was on the front pages of all the papers for a few days, but the interest gradually DIED DOWN.
Die for - Want something a lot (कुछ ज्यादा चाहना)
I’m DYING FOR the weekend- this week’s been so hard.
Die off - Become extinct (विलुप्त होना/ समाप्त हो जाना)
The veterans of World War II are now old and gradually DYING OFF.
Die out - Become extinct or disappear (गायब होना)
Some scientists say that the dinosaurs DIED OUT when a comet hit the earth and caused a nuclear winter

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