Vocabulary - Exceptional English Words With Meanings : 13 October 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 usages. 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. FOISTING (verb) – थोपना
Pronunciation: foyst·uhng
Meaning: impose an unwelcome or unnecessary person or thing on.
Synonyms: impose, force, thrust
Antonyms : Uncover, lose, unplug.
Sentence: The government has decided to foist yet another tax increase on the public.
2. DEXTERITY (noun) निपुणता
Pronunciation: dex·​ter·​i·​ty
Meaning: skill in performing tasks, especially with the hands.
Synonyms: deftness, adeptness, adroitness
Antonyms: stupidness, clumsiness, inability
Sentence: Dexterity comes from experience.
3. PERTINENT (adj) उचित
Pronunciation: per·​ti·​nent
Meaning:  relevant or applicable to a particular matter; apposite.
Synonyms: relevant, apposite, appropriate
Antonyms: extraneous, immaterial, impertinent
Sentence: She asked me a lot of very pertinent questions.
4. BURGLARY (noun) सेंध
Pronunciation: bur·​glary
Meaning: entry into a building illegally with intent to commit a crime, especially theft.
Synonyms: housebreaking, forced entry, robbery
Antonyms: return, release, reinstatement, restoration
Sentence: Crime is on the increase, especially mugging and burglary.
5. DISBURSE (verb) चुकाना
Pronunciation: dis·​burse
Meaning: payout (money from a fund).
Synonyms: payout, spend, expend
Antonyms: acquire, earn, gain
Sentence: The funds were to be disbursed in two installments.
6. AGGRIEVED (adj) पीड़ित
Pronunciation: ag·​grieved
Meaning: feeling resentment at having been unfairly treated.
Synonyms: resentful, affronted, indignant
Antonyms: gratified, pleased, satisfied
Sentence: He felt aggrieved at not being chosen for the team.
7 .AEGIS (noun) तत्वावधान
Pronunciation: ae·​gis
Meaning: the protection, backing, or support of a particular person or organization.
Synonyms: patronage, sponsorship, backing
Antonyms: aggression, assault, attack
Sentence: Medical supplies are being flown in under the aegis of the Red Cross.
8. EVICTION (noun) निष्कासन
Pronunciation: uh·vik·shn
Meaning: the action of expelling someone, especially a tenant, from a property
Synonyms: expulsion, ejection, ousting
Antonyms: admit, include, welcome
Sentence: The family now faces eviction from their home.
9. SUCCOR (verb) परेशानी में सहायता देना
Pronunciation: suc·​cor
Meaning: give assistance or aid to.
Synonyms: help, aid, support
Antonyms: damage, harm, hurt
Sentence: Prisoners of war were liberated and succored.
10. ROBUST (adj.) मजबूत
Pronunciation: ro·​bust
Meaning: strong and healthy; vigorous.
Synonyms: strong, vigorous, tough
Antonyms: unfit, unhealthy, unwell
Sentence: His robust  strength made him survive the disaster.
Now choose any 2 or 3 words, try to use them in your own usages and share your usages in the comment section. This will help you to retain the learnt words for a longer duration.
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