जानो इंग्लिश: Gist means the essence of a speech

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किसी भी भाषा को पूरी तरह समझने के लिए यह जरूरी है कि हम उसमें आने वाले बदलावों पर नजर रखें। अगर आपको अंग्रेजी बोलने और समझने से संबंधित कोई भी दिक्कत हो रही है तो सलाह लें अंग्रेजी के जानकार मधुसूदन...
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किसी भी भाषा को पूरी तरह समझने के लिए यह जरूरी है कि हम उसमें आने वाले बदलावों पर नजर रखें। अगर आपको अंग्रेजी बोलने और समझने से संबंधित कोई भी दिक्कत हो रही है तो सलाह लें अंग्रेजी के जानकार मधुसूदन एस. से। इस कॉलम में वह आपके सवालों के जवाब देंगे।

Gist means the essence of a speech

Sir, what is the difference between confidant and confident?      Rohan
If you have close friends, and someone whom you can trust and with whom you can share personal matters, then you have a confidant with you.
Rahul is my confidant with whom I can share all my personal matters.
Some synonyms of the word confidant:
Close friend, best friend, companion, intimate, adviser, counsellor etc.
Some antonyms of the word confidant:
Enemy, foe, stranger etc.
Confident on the other hand is being certain of your abilities or having trust in people, plans or even the future.
Be a bit more confident in yourself
They don't sound confident about the future of the auto industry.
I'm confident of his skills as a manager.
Sir, what is the meaning of gist?  Arun Tyagi
Gist means the essence of a speech or text. A summary.
Can you give me the gist of today's lecture in History.
I can tell you the gist of the picture I saw yesterday.
Some synonyms of the word Gist;
Summary, tenor, basis, core, essence, substance, idea, significance etc.
Some antonyms of the word gist:
Insignificant, meaningless, etc.
Sir, is the word threshold something to hold on to?    Mihir
No. you don't hold on to threshold. It actually means a point of entry or beginning.  
As the guruji crossed the threshold, he turned around and blessed me.
Nothing happens until the signal passes the threshold.
Some synonyms of the word threshold:
Brink, doorstep, verge, gate, edge, entrance, entry, etc.
Some antonyms of the word threshold:
Middle, conclusion, completion, etc, etc.
What is a 'suffix'? Chandrakant Misra
A 'suffix' is a phonetic unit placed after a root word.  The root word is the part of the word that contains the basic meaning. A root word stands on its own as a word.  But you can make new words from it by adding the ending 'suffix'. e.g. : While 'comfort' is a root word, you can make a new word by adding the suffixes like 'able' (comfortable), 'ing' (comforting).

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