Vocabulary - Exceptional English Words With Meanings : 16 May 2022

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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. SACKED (verb) : बर्खास्त
Pronunciation: sakt
Meaning: dismiss from employment.
Synonyms: dismiss, throw out, let go
Antonyms: hire, take on, recruited
Sentence: Any official found to be involved would be sacked on the spot.
 
2. FURNISH (verb) : प्रस्तुत
Pronunciation: fuh•nuhsh
Meaning: to provide (someone) with what is needed for a task or activity.
Synonyms: donate, give, present
Antonyms: deprive, dispossess, divest
Sentence: The art students were furnished with brushes, crayons, pencils, and various other art supplies.
 
3. CINCH (noun) : आसान काम
Pronunciation: sinch
Meaning: an extremely easy task.
Synonyms: easy, uncomplicated, not difficult
Antonyms: tough, complicated, difficult
Sentence: This dish is a cinch to make.
 
4. TRANQUIL (adj.) : शांत
Pronunciation: trang•kvl
Meaning: free from disturbance; calm.
Synonyms: peaceful, restful, reposeful
Antonyms: loud, noisy, boisterous
Sentence: I am going to bed with a happy and tranquil mind
 
5. TIMOROUS (adj.) : डरपोक
Pronunciation: ti•muh•ruhs
Meaning: showing or suffering from nervousness, fear, or a lack of confidence.
Synonyms: easily frightened, lacking courage, fearful
Antonyms: brave, courageous, bold
Sentence: The timorous kitten would not come out from under the bed.
 
6. SANGUINE (adj.) : आशावादी
Pronunciation: sang•gvn
Meaning: optimistic or positive, especially in an apparently bad or difficult situation.
Synonyms: optimistic, bullish, hopeful
Antonyms: hesitant, doubtful, dubious
Sentence: He is sanguine about prospects for the global economy.
 
7. PROFLIGATE (adj.) : अपव्ययी
Pronunciation: praw•fluh•guht
Meaning: recklessly extravagant or wasteful in the use of resources.
Synonyms: wasteful, extravagant, spendthrift
Antonyms: conserving, economical, economizing
Sentence: Profligate movie producers hoping to create the next blockbuster.
 
8. IMPUNITY (noun) : दण्ड मुक्ति
Pronunciation: uhm•pyoo•nuh•tee
Meaning: exemption from punishment or freedom from the injurious consequences of an action.
Synonyms: indemnity, exemption, freedom
Antonyms: exposure, liability, vulnerability
Sentence: You cannot break the law with impunity.
 
9. DECORUM (noun) : शिष्टाचार
Pronunciation: duh•kaw•ruhm
Meaning: behavior in keeping with good taste and propriety.
Synonyms: propriety, properness, seemliness
Antonyms: impropriety, indecency, indecorum
Sentence: You exhibit remarkable modesty and decorum.
 
10. EVANESCENT (adj.) : क्षणभंगुर
Pronunciation: eh·vuh·nes·uhnt
Meaning: soon passing out of sight, memory, or existence; quickly fading or disappearing.
Synonyms: vanishing, fading, fleeting
Antonyms: endless, eternal, everlasting
Sentence: Talk is evanescent but the writing leaves footprints.
 
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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