Vocabulary - Exceptional English Words With Meanings : 01 October 2022


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.
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1. DOMINEERING (adj.) : अत्याचारी
Pronunciation: daw·muh·neeuh·ruhng
Meaning: asserting one’s will over another in an arrogant way.
Synonyms: browbeat, bully, intimidate
Antonyms: humble, meek, modest
Sentence: Many of her women friends also had domineering husbands.
2. DEVIOUS (adj.) : चालाक
Pronunciation: Devious
Meaning: showing a skillful use of underhanded tactics to achieve goals.
Synonyms: underhand, deceptive, dishonest
Antonyms: guileless, ingenuous, innocent
Sentence: You have to be a bit devious if you’re going to succeed in business.
3. OPTOMETRIST (noun) : चिकित्सक
Pronunciation: awp·taw·muh·truhst
Meaning: a person who practices optometry.
Synonyms: doctor, medic, physician
Antonyms: nondoctor, nonphysician
Sentence: A swollen optic nerve found by her optometrist led to the discovery of the tumor.
4. DESICCATE (verb) : सूखना
Pronunciation: deh·suh·kayt
Meaning: remove the moisture from (something); cause it to become completely dry.
Synonyms: dried, dried up, dehydrated
Antonyms: hydrate, wash, water
Sentence: The bricks were desiccated by the sun.
5. RIPOSTE (verb) : जवाबी हमला
Pronunciation: ruh·pawst
Meaning: make a quick, clever reply to an insult or criticism.
Synonyms: retort, counter, hurl back
     Antonyms: ask, inquire, question
Sentence: The US delivered an early riposte to the air attack.
6. TRIVIAL (adj.) : तुच्छ
Pronunciation: tri·vee·uhl
Meaning: of little value or importance.
Synonyms: unimportant, insignificant, inconsequential
Antonyms: consequential, important, major
Sentence: He could remember every trivial incident in great detail.
7. SLEUTH (noun) : जासूस
Pronunciation: slooth
Meaning: a person who investigates crimes; a detective.
Synonyms: private detective, detective, private investigator
Antonyms: Ignore, miss, neglect
Sentence: The trusty Dr. Watson narrates the stories of his adventures with the sleuth of Baker Street.
8. QUIBBLE (noun) : वक्रोक्ति
Pronunciation: kvi·bl
Meaning: a slight objection or criticism about a trivial matter.
Synonyms: minor criticism, trivial objection, trivial complaint
Antonyms: applaud, commend, compliment
Sentence: The only quibble about this book is the lack of color illustrations.
9. BEREAVE (verb) : वंचित करना
Pronunciation: buh·reev
Meaning: be deprived of a loved one through a profound absence, especially due to the loved one’s death.
Synonyms: deprive, dispossess, strip
Antonyms: cheerful, glad, happy
Sentence: The plane crash bereaved her of her husband.
10.SYMPOSIUM (noun) : संगोष्ठी
Pronunciation: suhm·poze·ee·uhm
Meaning: a conference or meeting to discuss a particular subject.
Synonyms: assembly, conclave, congregation
Antonyms: division, lawlessness, fractionation
Sentence: He had been taking part in an international symposium on population.
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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