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Capsule 69
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Capsule 69 brought to you by Testbook's team of experts! Today's words: Adage,
Affable, Aggrandize, Erstwhile and Sabotage!
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Word Power Made Easy PDF Capsule 69.

Adage (noun)
Hindi translation:
Meaning: A proverb or wise saying that states general truth.
Memory Tip: Advice + aged = Wise advice.

Use in Sentence: A man who asks is a fool for five minutes. A man who never asks
is a fool for life, is a Chinese adage.

Affable (adjective)
Hindi translation:
Meaning: Friendly, good-natured or easy to talk to.

Memory Tip: Aff+able = laugh+able = Someone who is able to laugh with

you is generally good-natured and friendly.
Use in Sentence: Wherever you work, you must be affable in order to have a good
work life.

Aggrandize (verb)
Hindi translation:
Meaning: Enhance someones reputation beyond a justified limit.
Memory Tip: Grand + ize (= make) Make a person more grand.

Use in Sentence: Some people support only those causes that aggrandize them.

Erstwhile (adverb, adjective)

Hindi translation:
Meaning: Formerly, former.
Memory Tip: Erst ( = earlier) + while ( = a period of time) In the
earlier times, no longer now.

Use in Sentence: Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, erstwhile the President of India, was a
great scientist.

Sabotage (verb, noun)

Hindi translation: -
Meaning: Deliberately destroy or damage, especially for military advantage.
Memory Tip: Sab hatao! Or destroy everything like Saaboo would!

Use in Sentence: He sabotaged the enemy forces by throwing a giant elephant at


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