Vocabulary - Exceptional English Words With Meanings : 14 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. REJIG (verb) – बदलाव
Pronunciation: ree·jig
Meaning: organize (something) differently
Synonyms: alter, change, rearrange
Antonyms: sustain, retain, keep the same
Sentence: They rejigged their original design drawing.
2. BROOD (noun) बच्चे
Pronunciation: brood
Meaning: a family of young animals, especially of a bird, produced at one hatching or birth.
Synonyms: offspring, young, progeny
Antonyms: parent, adult
Sentence: The blackbird flew back and forth to its brood.
3. ENTHRALLED (verb) –  रोमांचित
Pronunciation: uhn·thrawld
Meaning: capture the fascinated attention of.
Synonyms: captivate, fascinate, enchant
Antonyms: bore, disgust, dull
Sentence: She had been so enthralled by the adventure that she had hardly noticed the cold.
4. SLUMP (verb)  – गिर पड़ना
Pronunciation: sluhmp
Meaning: sit, lean, or fall heavily and limply, especially with a bent back.
Synonyms: fall, flump, collapse
Antonyms: ascend, go up, rise
Sentence: She slumped against the cushions.
5. PLIGHT (noun)  – दुर्दशा
Pronunciation: plite
Meaning: a dangerous, difficult, or otherwise unfortunate situation.
Synonyms: predicament, trouble, unfortunate situation
Antonyms: boon, blessing, good fortune
Sentence: we must direct our efforts toward relieving the plight of children living in poverty
6. AMENITY (noun)  – सुख सुविधा
Pronunciation: uh·mee·nuh·tee
Meaning: a desirable or useful feature or facility of a building or place.
Synonyms: facility, comfort, convenience
Antonyms: inconvenience, discomfort, injury
Sentence: They will provide an amenity for local residents.
7. MORALE (noun)  – हौसला
Pronunciation: muh·raal
Meaning: the confidence, enthusiasm, and discipline of a person or group at a particular time.
Synonyms: confidence, spirit, hope
Antonyms: fear, weakness
Sentence: A win is always good for morale.
8. BLISTER (noun)  – छाला
Pronunciation: bli·stuh
Meaning: a small bubble on the skin filled with serum and caused by friction, burning, or other damage.
Synonyms: bleb, bulla, pustule
Antonyms: defend, rebuff, repulse, redirect
Sentence: His heels were covered in blisters.
9. MEMENTO (noun)  – स्मृति चिन्ह
Pronunciation: muh·men·toh
Meaning: an object kept as a reminder or souvenir of a person or event.
Synonyms: souvenir, keepsake, memorial
Antonyms: flatten, advertize, appreciate.
Sentence: They gave him a watch as a memento of his time with the company.
10. PENURIOUS (adj)  – दरिद्र
Pronunciation: puh·nyoo·ree·uhs
Meaning: extremely poor; poverty-stricken.
Synonyms: niggard, necessitous, scaly
Antonyms: rich, wealthy, prosperous
Sentence: The price was right for penurious students.
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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