Vocabulary - Exceptional English Words With Meanings : 11 May 2021

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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.Eradicate (verb) - उन्मूलन
Pronunciation: erad-i-cate
Meaning: to pull by roots
Synonyms: abolish, black out, cancel, stamp out, sweep away, wipe out
Antonyms: conserve, fabricate, rebuild, revamp
Usage: His ambition is to eradicate poverty in his community. 
 
2.Inequitable (adjective) - अन्यायी
Pronunciation: in-eq-ui-ta-ble
Meaning: unfair
Synonyms: discriminatory, prejudiced, unjust, biased, unequal
Antonyms:  fair, impartial, balanced
Usage: Unfortunately, vaccination distribution has thus far been deeply inadequate and inequitable.
 
3.Resurgence (noun) - पुनर्जीवन
Pronunciation: re-sur-gence
Meaning: a rising again into life or activity
Synonyms: reanimation, rebirth, rejuvenation, revival, revital, renewal
Antonyms: declination, devolution, decay, disappearance
Usage: There has been some resurgence in economic activity recently.       
 
4.Entitlement (noun) - पात्रता
Pronunciation: en-ti-tle-ment
Meaning: the official right to have or to do something
Synonyms: allocation, allotment, grant, subsidy, permission
Antonyms:denial,refusal,limitation,prohibition
Usage: It is the entitlement of the gynaecologist who has not bothered to judge you on the basis of your religion.
 
5.Stipulate (verb) - शर्तलगाना
Pronunciation: stip-yuh-layt
Meaning: to say exactly and officially what must be done
Synonyms: designate, guarantee, impose, require
Antonyms: decline,refuse,calculate, break
Usage: The law stipulates that all schools must be inspected every three years.
 
6.Repine (verb) - विलापकरना
Pronunciation: ruh-pain
Meaning: be discontented
Synonyms: grumble,languish,whimper,regret,moan
Antonyms:dislike,praise,compliment,hate
Usage: The former manager of the company repined against his cruel fate.
 
7.Ostracism (noun) - समाजसेनिकाला
Pronunciation: aa-struh-si-zm
Meaning: social isolation
Synonyms: avoidance, boycott, exclusion, rejection, Exile
Antonyms: sanction,approval, acceptance, endorsement
Usage: All websites with average or below average content become victims of isolation and cyber ostracism.
 
8.Equivocate (verb) - गोलमोलबातकहना
Pronunciation: uh-kwi-vuh-keit
Meaning: avoid telling the truth
Synonyms: cavil, dodge, escape, waffle, cop out, fudge, elude
Antonyms: encounter, confront, be honest, face
Usage: How could she equivocate, with her child lying dead in the house.
 
9.Languish (verb) - दुर्बल
Pronunciation: lang-gwuhsh
Meaning: fade away, get weaker
Synonyms: deteriorate, faint, weaken, decline, lag , sag, fail, sink
Antonyms: grow, develop, build, improve, recover, rebound
Usage: Large organisations languish and die because the top executives listen only to echoes.
 
10.Cynical (adjective) - निंदक
Pronunciation: si-nuh-kl
Meaning: believing that people act only out of selfish motives
Synonyms: contemptuous, ironic, mocking, sarcastic, sceptical, suspicious
Antonyms: believing, hopeful, optimistic, undoubtful, trusting
Usage: The cynical woman did not believe a word the car salesman told her.
 
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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