Vocabulary - Exceptional English Words With Meanings : 14 April 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. 
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1.OUTWIT (verb) चतुराई में मात देना
Pronunciation: awt·wit
Meaning: deceive by the quality of being clever, original, and inventive
Synonyms: outsmart, trick, outfox, outplay, deceive
Antonyms: surrender, lose
Usage: Speeders can outwit police radar with a variety of devices.    
 
2.OVERSEE (verb) देखरेख करना
Pronunciation: ow·vuh·see
Meaning: to direct or supervise
Synonyms: supervise, superintend, inspect, administer, organize, manage
Antonyms: ignore, neglect
Usage: The Home Secretary oversees the police service.
 
3.QUIXOTIC (adjective) – कल्पनायुक्त
Pronunciation: kwuh·so·tuhk
Meaning: extremely idealistic
Synonyms: idealistic, utopian, perfectionist, unrealistic, unworldly, impracticable
Antonyms: practical, realistic
Usage: To attempt such a thing would be quixotic.     
 
4.LIMBER (adjective) लचीला
Pronunciation: lim·buh
Meaning: lithe or flexible
Synonyms: flexible, lithe, supple, nimble, lissome, fit, spry
Antonyms: stiff, rigid, unbending
Usage: The limber gymnast was able to do the back flip with ease.
 
5.FRUGALITY (noun) - कमखर्ची
Pronunciation: froo·ga·luh·tee
Meaning: the quality of being economical with money or food
Synonyms: thriftiness, prudence, cautiousness
Antonyms: extravagance, lavishness, wastefulness
Usage: Abandon frugality and just buy me a real gold necklace. 
 
6.NOSEY (adjective) - कौतूहली
Pronunciation: now·zee
Meaning: showing too much curiosity about other people's affairs
Synonyms: prying, inquisitive, curious, busybody, probing, spying
Antonyms: uninterested, indifferent, incurious
Usage:I have always found her unbearably nosey.     
 
7.SEGREGATE (verb) - अलग करना
Pronunciation: seg·r·geit
Meaning: isolate or divide
Synonyms: separate, set apart, divide isolate, insulate
Antonyms: amalgamate, associate, connect
Usage: Schools should not segregate children with disabilities.
 
8 ECLECTIC (adjective) – विस्तृत
Pronunciation: uh·klek·tuhk
Meaning: deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources
Synonyms: wide, broad, extensive, comprehensive, encyclopedic
Antonyms: narrow, particular, specific
Usage: He has an eclectic taste in music.
 
9.EMASCULATE (verb) प्रभावहीन/शक्तिहीन करना
Pronunciation: uh·ma·skyuh·leit
Meaning: make someone or something weaker or less effective
Synonyms: weaken, debilitate, enfeeble, enervate, dilute, erode, undermine
Antonyms: strengthen, energize, invigorate
Usage: The company tried to emasculate the unions. 
 
10.SURFEIT (noun) – आधिक्य
Pronunciation: suh·fuht
Meaning: an excessive amount of something
Synonyms: excess, surplus, abundance, oversupply, plethora
Antonyms: lack, want
Usage: A surfeit of food makes one sick.     
 
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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