Vocabulary - Exceptional English Words With Meanings : 13 April 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.ZEAL (noun) उत्साह
Pronunciation: zeel
Meaning: great energy or enthusiasm in pursuit of a cause or an objective
Synonyms: passion, ardor, fervor, avidity, fondness
Antonym: apathy, dullness, disinterest
Usage: He shows great zeal for knowledge. 
2.UNSCATHED (adjective) अक्षत
Pronunciation: uhn·skeithd
Meaning: without suffering any injury, damage, or harm
Synonyms: unharmed, unhurt, intact, safe, uninjured, undamaged
Antonyms: harmed, injured, hurt
Usage: It was a miracle Jim survived the car wreck completely unscathed.
3.INVARIABLE (adjective) – अपरिवर्ती
Pronunciation: uhn·veuh·ree·uh·bl
Meaning: never changing
Synonyms: unvarying, unchanging, changeless, unvaried, invariant, constant, stable
Antonyms: variable, changing, inconsistent
Usage: Her routine is invariable.     
4.PATRON (noun) ग्राहक
Pronunciation: pei·truhn
Meaning: a customer of a shop, restaurant, etc., especially a regular one
Synonyms: sponsor, financier, customer, client, frequenter, supporter, subscriber
Antonyms: owner, manager, employee
Usage: Because Laura is an avid reader, she is a frequent patron at my bookstore.
5.PERK (noun) अनुलाभ
Pronunciation: puhk
Meaning: a bonus or incentive
Synonyms: benefit, advantage, bonus, dividend, gratuity, perquisite
Antonyms: loss, disadvantage
Usage: The Hawks were a solid team for the tournament, but the perk for them was getting to play every tournament game on their home field.
6.GOODLY (adjective) विशाल
Pronunciation: gud·lee
Meaning: considerable in size or quantity
Synonyms: sizeable, substantial, considerable, respectable, significant
Antonyms: paltry, small, inconsiderable
Usage: A goodly portion of this land is valuable property near Austin, the capital of Texas.   
7.CREDIBLE (adjective) विश्वसनीय
Pronunciation: kreh·duh·bl
Meaning: able to be believed
Synonyms: acceptable, trustworthy, reliable, dependable, sure, good, valid
Antonyms: untrustworthy, incredible
Usage: They haven't produced any credible evidence for convicting the jury.
8.INTERMINABLE (adjective) अनंत, अपार
Pronunciation: uhn·tuh·muh·nuh·bl
Meaning: seemingly endless
Synonyms: endless, unending, everlasting, ceaseless, unceasing
Antonyms: limited, brief, finite
Usage: Luckily for the gallery, the artist’s creativity was interminable.
9.MIFFED (verb, noun) नाराज़, परेशान
Pronunciation: mift
Meaning: to be irritated and upset
Synonyms:  displeased, annoyed, irritated, offended, pained, resentful
Antonyms: happy, pleased
Usage: When the paperboy continued to throw the newspaper into the puddle of water, the owner was miffed at the thoughtless boy. 
10.OSTENSIBLE (adjective) – तथाकथित
Pronunciation: o·sten·suh·bl
Meaning: stated or appearing to be true, but not necessarily so
Synonyms: apparent, seeming, outward, alleged, supposed
Antonyms: real, genuine
Usage: While Jerry is the ostensible author of this amendment, there is some question of who actually deserves credit for the idea.  
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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