Vocabulary - Exceptional English Words With Meanings : 16 April 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 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.BUCOLIC (adjective) ग्रामीण
Pronunciation: byoo-kolik
Meaning: relating to the pleasant aspects of the countryside and country life
Synonyms: rustic, rural, pastoral, country, countryside, agricultural, agrarian
Antonym: urban
Usage: The painting shows a typically bucolic scene with peasants harvesting crops in a field.    
2.AFFABLE (adjective) – मिलनसार
Pronunciation: a·fuh·bl
Meaning: friendly, good-natured, or easy to talk to
Synonyms: friendly, congenial, cordial, warm, pleasant, nice, likeable
Antonyms: unfriendly, prickly
Usage: Murray was an affable, free-spirited man.
3.TENTATIVE (adjective) प्रयोगात्मक
Pronunciation: ten·tuh·tuhv
Meaning: not certain or fixed
Synonyms: provisional, unconfirmed, unsettled, indefinite, preliminary, speculative, conjectural
Antonyms: definite, decisive, final
Usage: We have made a tentative plan for the vacation but haven't really decided yet.       
4.NEBULOUS (adjective) अस्पष्ट
Pronunciation: neh·byoo·luhs
Meaning: not clearly defined
Synonyms: hazy, uncertain, indefinite, indeterminate, imprecise
Antonyms: certain, precise, clear
Usage: Normality is a rather nebulous concept.  
5.IMPISH (adjective) – शरारती
Pronunciation: im·puhsh
Meaning: mischievous or annoyingly playful
Synonyms: mischievous, naughty, wicked, prankish, playful, waggish, elfin
Antonyms: good, moral, behaved
Usage: Gillespie is well known for his impish sense of humor.
6.PUTATIVE (adjective) – तथाकथित
Pronunciation: pyoo·tuh·tuhv
Meaning: generally considered or assumed to be
Synonyms: supposed, assumed, presumed, acknowledged, accepted
Antonyms: proven, real, true
Usage: Even though the count is not yet official, the putative governor has already made plans to have his wife redecorate the mansion.       
7.INSTANTANEOUS (adjective) – तात्क्षणिक
Pronunciation: in·stuhn·tei·nee·uhs
Meaning: done immediately
Synonyms: spontaneous, rapid, quick, direct, immediate
Antonyms: delayed, eventual, late
Usage: Her response was instantaneous.  
8.EXPEDITIOUS (adjective) अविलम्ब, अतिशीघ्र
Pronunciation: ek·spuh·di·shuhs
Meaning: done with speed and efficiency
Synonyms: speedy, swift, quick, rapid, fast, prompt, punctual
Antonyms: delayed, late
Usage: In order to locate the treasure box and win the contest, Tim must move at an expeditious pace.
9.SNUG (adjective) आरामदायक
Pronunciation: snuhg
Meaning: comfortable, warm, and cozy
Synonyms: cozy, comfortable, warm, homely, cheerful, welcoming, friendly
Antonyms: bleak, uncomfortable
Usage: The snug sweater hugged the man’s body tightly and helped him stay warm.
10.NUISANCE (noun)उत्पात, उपद्रव
Pronunciation: nyoo-suns
Meaning: a person or thing causing inconvenience or annoyance
Synonyms: annoyance, inconvenience, bore, bother, irritant, problem, difficult                     
Antonyms: comfort, help, blessing
Usage: She's generally regarded as a nuisance.
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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