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. VOLUBLE (adj.) : बातूनी
Meaning: (of a person) talking fluently, readily, or incessantly.
Synonyms: talkative, verbose, garrulous
Antonyms: silent, speechless, quiet
Sentence: Clarissa was extremely voluble on the subject of good manners.
2. SUCCINCTLY (adv.) : संक्षेप
Meaning: in a brief and clearly expressed manner.
Synonyms: briefly, compactly, concisely
Antonyms: diffusely, long-windedly, verbosely
Sentence: He succinctly summed up his manifesto as “Work hard, train hard and play hard”.
3. FREIGHT (noun) : परिवहन
Meaning: goods transported in bulk by truck, train, ship or aircraft.
Synonyms: cargo, consignment, haul
Antonyms: buy, export, import
Sentence: France derives 16% of revenue from air freight.
4. COGNATE (adj.) : सजाति
Meaning: having qualities in common
Synonyms: alike, analogous, comparable
Antonyms: different, dissimilar, unlike
Sentence: German and Dutch are cognate languages.
5. DESTITUTE (adj.) : निराश्रित
Meaning: without the basic necessities of life.
Synonyms: penniless, impoverished, impecunious
Antonyms: affluent, opulent, rich
Sentence: The flood left thousands of people destitute.
6. HAPLESS (adj.) : बदकिस्मत
Meaning: (especially of a person) unfortunate.
Synonyms: unfortunate, unlucky, luckless
Antonyms: fortunate, happy, lucky
Sentence: Many children are hapless victims of this war.
7. PREPOSTEROUS (adj.) : निरर्थक
Meaning: contrary to reason or common sense; utterly absurd or ridiculous.
Synonyms: absurd, ridiculous, foolish
Antonyms: reasonable, sensible, logical
Sentence: It’s a preposterous suggestion to go swimming in this freezing weather
8. DEARTH (noun) : कमी
Meaning: a scarcity or lack of something.
Synonyms: lack, scarcity, shortage
Antonyms: abundance, adequacy, opulence
Sentence: There seems to be a dearth of good young players at the moment.
9. THROES (noun) : पीड़ा
Meaning: intense or violent pain and struggle, especially accompanying birth, death or great change.
Synonyms: agony, pain, paroxysm
Antonyms: comfort, peace
Sentence: The country is presently in the throes of the worst recession since the second world war.
10. DELIVERANCE (noun) : मुक्ति
Meaning: the action of being rescued or set free.
Synonyms: liberation, release, freeing
Antonyms: death, evil, wasteful
Sentence: We pray for deliverance from our sins.
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.