Vocabulary - Exceptional English Words With Meanings : 13 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.Succumb (verb) - शिकार
Pronunciation: suh-kuhm
Meaning: to stop fighting against something
Synonyms: bow, budge, surrender, quit, relent, submit
Antonyms: battle, confront, repel, defy, object
Usage: Although Jerry gave up smoking, there is always a chance he might succumb to his old habit.
 
2.Unassailable (adjective) - अभेद्य
Pronunciation: uh•nuh•sei•luh•bl
Meaning: unable to be attacked , questioned or defeated
Synonyms: impregnable, invulnerable, inviolable, priviledged, shielded
Antonyms: questionable, uncertain, profane, irreverent
Usage: India has an unassailable position at the head of the world`s poverty league.
 
3.Obfuscate (verb) - अंधेरा करना
Pronunciation: aab•fuh•skeit
Meaning: make obscure , unclear , or unintelligible.
Synonyms: shade, obscure, bedim, pall, darken, cloud, befog, perplex , tangled
Antonyms: clarify, elucidate, simplify, decifer, decode, illuminate
Usage: Remember that every parameter may be changed, no matter how much you hide or obfuscate it.
 
4.Fend (verb) - रोकना
Pronunciation: fend
Meaning: look after and provide for oneself, without any help from others.
Synonyms: clog, inhibit, prevent, intercept, defend, bulwark, avert, conserve
Antonyms: assail, assault, attack, beset, beseige
Usage: The kids had to fend for themselves while their parents were away.

5.Stark (adjective) - कठोर
Pronunciation: staark
Meaning: severe or bare in appearance or outline.
Synonyms: Austere, severe, bleak, harsh, unsympathetic, stubborn, steadfast, resolute
Antonyms: mild, gentle, moderate, goofy, tranquil, dubious
Usage: These issues have created a stark fault line within the Peace Process.
 
6.Bleak (adjective) - बेरंग
Pronunciation: bleek
Meaning: charmless and inhospitable;
Synonyms: unpromising, unfavourable, depressing, miserable, melancholic, inconsoleable
Antonyms: encouraging, hopeful, promising, propitious, blithesome.
Usage: The house stood in a bleak and desolate landscape.
 
7.Exult (verb) - मग्न होना, हर्षित होना
Pronunciation: uhg•zuhlt
Meaning: eel or show triumphant elation or jubilation.
Synonyms: rejoice, triumph, be delighted, exuberate, jubilate , flaunt
Antonyms: grieve, lament, mourn,bewail, regret
Usage: The people all over the country exulted in the success in launching a new satellite.
 
8.Decrepit (adjective) - पुराना
Pronunciation: duh•kreh•puht
Meaning: worn out or ruined because of age or neglect.
Synonyms: raucous, disreputable, decrepit, wrecked, delicate, prostated
Antonyms: maintained, hard, sturdy, mighty, robust
Usage: He moved fiercely among the decrepit houses in his white pyjamas like an angry prophet.

9.Capricious (adjective) - मनमौजी
Pronunciation: kuh•pri•shuhs
Meaning: given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behaviour.
Synonyms: changeable, fickle, unpredictable, fluctuating, unreliable
Antonyms: uniform, abiding, uniform, reliable, persistence, invariable
Usage: Since he started taking the medication, Henry has been less capricious.
 
10.Horrendous (adjective) - खराब
Pronunciation: hur•en•duhs
Meaning: extremely unpleasant, horrifying, or terrible.
Synonyms: fearful, scary, daunting, awful, gruesome, formidable
Antonyms: comforting, consoling, soothing, tranquilizing, attractive
Usage: He described it as the most horrendous experience of his life.
 
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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