Exceptional words of English vocabulary from the newspaper ‘The Hindu’ are listed here. Go through these words and read the usages to learn how to use them in sentences. After this, take the quiz based on the vocabulary to check how much you learnt. This will really help you boost up your learning.
1. GROUSE (verb) : बड़बड़ाना
Meaning: complaint pettily; grumble.
Synonyms: grumble, complain, moan
Antonyms: commendation, compliment, plaudit
Sentence: She heard him grousing about his assistant.
2. ECHELON (noun) : टोली
Meaning: a level or rank in an organization, a profession, or society.
Synonyms: level, rank, grade
Antonyms: repulsion, attraction, centrifugal force.
Sentence: Officers were drawn largely from the top echelons of society.
3. DELINQUENT (noun) : अपराधी
Meaning: (typically of a young person or that person’s behavior) showing or characterized by a tendency to commit a crime, mainly minor crime.
Synonyms: lawless, lawbreaking, criminal
Sentence: Most delinquents have deprived backgrounds.
4. DEFERENCE (noun) : सम्मान
Meaning: humble submission and respect.
Synonyms: respect, regard, esteem
Antonyms: defiance, disobedience, intractability
Sentence: He treats her with such deference.
5. BRANDISHING (verb) : दिखाते
Meaning: to put into view in a threatening or excited manner
Synonyms: flourishing, waving, displaying
Antonyms: concealing, covering, hiding
Sentence: The horseman came up to Robin Hood, brandishing his sword.
6. INDESCRIBABLE (adj.) : अवर्णनीय
Meaning: too unusual, extreme, or indefinite to be adequately described.
Synonyms: inexpressible, undefinable, inenarrable
Antonyms: definable, expressible
Sentence: The chaos and confusion were indescribable.
7. LITTORALS (noun) : समुद्र तट
Meaning: a region lying along a shore.
Synonyms: coastlands, seaside, banks
Antonyms: oceanic, deepwater, blue-water
Sentence: The tea plant thrives and is being planted relatively rapidly on the Black Sea littoral in Transcaucasia
8. COMPEL (verb) : मजबूर
Meaning: force or oblige (someone) to do something.
Synonyms: force, coerce into, pressurize into
Antonyms: allow, let, permit
Sentence: The law will compel employers to provide health insurance.
9. INGENUITY (adj.) : सरलता
Meaning: the quality of being clever, original, and inventive.
Synonyms: inventiveness, creativity, imagination
Antonyms: dryness, dullness
Sentence: We are looking for someone with ingenuity and imagination.
10. CHASM (noun) : खाई
Meaning: a deep fissure in the earth, rock, or another surface.
Synonyms: abysm, abyss, deep
Antonyms: closing, closure, remembrance.
Sentence: A huge chasm gaped before them.
Now choose any 2 or 3 words, try to use them in your own sentences and share your sentences in the comment section. This will help you to retain the learnt words for a longer duration.