Vocabulary - Exceptional English Words With Meanings : 12 May 2021


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.Repression (noun) - दमन
Pronunciation: ree-preh-shn
Meaning: the use of force or violence to control a group of people
Synonyms: suppression ,quashing ,subduing ,restraint ,reserve,
Antonyms: indulgence ,frankness ,bluntness ,unconstraint
Usage: They were fighting against repression and injustice in their country.
2.Condemnation (noun) - निंदा
Pronunciation: kaan-duhm-nei-shn
Meaning: the expression of very strong disapproval
Synonyms: censure ,mock ,excoriation ,punishment ,admonishment
Antonyms: endorsement ,citation ,praise ,honor ,approval
Usage: The shooting of policeman has received universal condemnation
3.Vowed (verb) - कसम खाई
Pronunciation: vawd
Meaning: solemnly promise to do a specified thing
Synonyms: swear , oath, pledge, engage, plight,  
Antonyms: mistrust, deny, dishonour, disbelieve, unlock 
Usage: She vowed to solve the problem without further bloodshed.
4.Chasm (noun) - दरार
Pronunciation: ka.zm
Meaning: a wide difference in people , viewpoints ,feeling etc. or a large gap in earth`s surface.
Synonyms: breach, gulf, split , division , cavity , hollow , ommission
Antonyms:closing , solid, remembrance, junction, juncture
Usage: There is still a vast economic chasm between developed and developing countries.

5.Rebuffed (verb) - अस्वीकार कर दिया
Meaning: reject ( someone or something) in abrupt or ungracious manner.
Synonyms: refuse, decline, banishment, ostracism, repulse, dismissal
Antonyms: acceptance, embrace, welcome, adopt , accept.
Usage: As soon as the homeowners heard the low bid on their property ,they immedietly rebuff the offer.
6.Rigorous (adjective) - कठिन   
Pronunciation : ri-gr-uhs
Meaning: very strict or careful
Synonyms:challenging , demanding , toilsome ,complex , abstract
Antonyms:comfort , painless , accessible , relaxed
Usage: Our teacher is so rigorous that he seldom lets up on us.                                    
7.Expeditiously (adverb) - शीघ्र 
Pronunciation: ex-spuh-di-shuh-slee
Meaning: with speed and efficiency
Synonyms: alert , promt , quick , responsive , immediate , fast
Antonyms: crawling , creeping , dragging, leisurely , sluggish
Usage: Various special keys have been invented for performing the electrical operations expeditiously
8.Insistence (noun) - आग्रह
Pronunciation: in-si-stns
Meaning: The act of stating or demanding something forcefully
Synonyms: affirmation , assertion , claim , declaration , justification
Antonyms: dispute , disclaimer , denial , contradiction
Usage: At the insistence of his father , he bought himself a new suit.
9.Mitigate (verb) - कमकरना
Pronunciation: mi-tuh-geit
Meaning: make (something bad) less severe, serious, or painful
Synonyms: reduce , diminish, lessen, relieve, soothe, enrich
Antonyms: injure, heighten, intensify, sharpen, aggravate
Usage: To mitigate your dry skin condition , you should moisturize your skin three times a day.
10.Succour  (noun) परेशानी में सहायता
Pronunciation: suh-kr
Meaning: assistance and support in times of hardship and distress.
Synonyms: aid , help , support, relief, boost , encourage,
Antonyms: blockage, obstruction, hindrance, stop, repression, discouragement
Usage: Her organization gave succour and strength to those who had been emotionally damaged.
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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