Vocabulary - Exceptional English Words With Meanings : 15 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. MULL (verb) – विचार करना
Pronunciation: muhl
Meaning: think about (a fact, proposal, or request) deeply and at length.
Synonyms: ponder, consider, think over
Antonyms: disregard, ignore, overlook
Sentence: She began to mull over the various possibilities.
2. AVERSION (noun) घृणा
Pronunciation: aver·​sion
Meaning: a strong dislike or disinclination.
Synonyms: dislike of, distaste for, hatred
Antonyms: affection, appetite, love
Sentence: He had a deep-seated aversion to most forms of exercise.
3. DIZZY (adj.) अस्थिर/चक्कर
Pronunciation: diz·​zy
Meaning: having or involving a sensation of spinning around and losing one’s balance.
Synonyms: giddy, lightheaded, faint
Antonyms: clearheaded, stable, steady
Sentence: Jonathan had begun to suffer dizzy spells.
4. PERTURB (verb) घबड़ा देना
Pronunciation: per·​turb
Meaning: make (someone) anxious or unsettled.
Synonyms: worry, upset, unsettle
Antonyms: calm, compose, quiet
Sentence: They were perturbed by her capricious behavior.
5. SPORADIC (adj) छिटपुट
Pronunciation: spo·​rad·​ic
Meaning: occurring at irregular intervals or only in a few places; scattered or isolated.
Synonyms: occasional, infrequent, irregular
Antonyms: constant, continuous, periodic
Sentence: Her attendance at school was sporadic.
6. ALLAY (verb)  कम करना
Pronunciation: al·​lay
Meaning: diminish or put at rest (fear, suspicion, or worry).
Synonyms: reduce, diminish, decrease
Antonyms: increase, intensify, enlarge
Sentence: The report attempted to educate the public and allay fears.
7. ADAMANT (adj) हठी
Pronunciation: ad·​a·​mant
Meaning: refusing to be persuaded or to change one’s mind.
Synonyms: adamantine, bullheaded, inconvincible
Antonyms: acquiescent, agreeable, flexible
Sentence: He is adamant that he is not going to resign.
8. RECONDITE (adj) गंभीर
Pronunciation: re·​con·​dite
Meaning: (of a subject or knowledge) little known
Synonyms: obscure, abstruse, arcane
Antonyms: shallow, superficial, simple
Sentence: The book is full of recondite information.
9. SERENDIPITY (noun) नसीब
Pronunciation: ser·​en·​dip·​i·​ty
Meaning: the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.
Synonyms: luck, good fortune, chance,
Antonyms: mischance, misfortune, unluckiness
Sentence: Nature has created wonderful serendipity.
10. FEEBLE (adj) – कमज़ोर
Pronunciation: fee·​ble
Meaning: lacking physical strength, especially as a result of age or illness.
Synonyms: weak, puny, frail
Antonyms: mighty, powerful, rugged
Sentence: My legs are very feeble after the flu.
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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