vocabVocabulary - Exceptional English Words With Meanings : 01 February 2023

Vocabulary - Exceptional English Words With Meanings : 01 February 2023


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. 
Happy learning!!!
1. EGREGIOUS (adj.) : भयंकर
Pronunciation: uh·gree·juhs
Meaning: outstandingly Bad or shocking
Synonyms: appalling, horrific, terrible
Antonyms: marvelous, excellent
Sentence: It was an egregious performance in the GRE exam.
2. PLAUSIBLE (adj.) : मुमकिन
Pronunciation: plaw·zuh·bl
Meaning: that you can believe
Synonyms: believable, credible, probable
Antonyms: absurd, doubtful, fantastic
Sentence: She could find no plausible explanation for its disappearance.
3. EMBELLISH (verb) : संवारना
Pronunciation: uhm·beh·luhsh
Meaning: make more attractive by the addition of decorative details
Synonyms: elaborate, amplify, enhance
Antonyms: simplify, bare
Sentence: I asked him not to embellish the truth with ideas of his own.
4. WAIVER (noun) : त्याग
Pronunciation: vay·vuh
Meaning: a situation in which somebody gives up a legal claim or right
Synonyms: disclaimer, release
Antonyms: allowance, accept, approval
Sentence: We had to sign a waiver, giving up any rights to the land in the future.
5. SUBSTANTIVE (adj.) : मूल
Pronunciation: sub·​stan·​tive
Meaning: having a firm basis in reality and so important, meaningful
Synonyms: considerable, biggish, major, significant
Antonyms: minute, trivial, marginal
Sentence: Substantive research on the subject needs to be carried out.
6. TANDEM (adverb) : मिलकर
Pronunciation: tan·​dem
Meaning: alongside each other
Synonym: together
Antonyms: Individual, single
Sentence: The two teams are designed to work in tandem.
7. IMPERATIVE (adj.) : अनिवार्य
Pronunciation: im·​per·​a·​tive
Meaning: Not to be avoided
Synonyms: compulsory, incumbent, necessary
Antonyms: unnecessary, optional
Sentence: It is imperative that politician should be good communicators.
8. DETERRENCE (noun) : अवरोध
Pronunciation: de·​ter·​rence
Meaning: action of discouraging through fear of the consequence
Synonyms: discouragement, dictation
Antonyms: allowance, permission, approval
Sentence: This guideline stresses the deterrence of war.
9. NAIVE (adj.) : अनुभवहीन
Pronunciation: na·​ive
Meaning: without enough experience
Synonyms: innocent, primitive, unwary
Antonyms: incredulous, wary, critical
Sentence: Riya is naïve in this field.
10. ASTOUND (verb) : हक्का बक्का
Pronunciation: as·​tound
Meaning: to surprise somebody very much
Synonyms: amaze, astonish, flabbergas
Antonyms: expect, calm, clarify, enlighten
Sentence: He wants to surpass & astound them by transforming the district.
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.
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