Vocabulary - Exceptional English Words With Meanings : 16 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. ENTAILING (verb) आकर्षक
Pronunciation: uhn·tayl·uhng
Meaning: involve (something) as a necessary or inevitable part or consequence.
Synonyms: necessitate, make necessary, require
Antonyms: unnecessary, optional
Sentence: The journey will entail changing trains twice.
2. TANNERY (noun) चमड़े का कारख़ाना
Pronunciation: tan·​nery
Meaning: a place where animal hides are tanned; the workshop of a tanner.
Synonyms: cannery, foundry, gasometer
Antonyms: studio, idle, inactivity
Sentence: Boots are made in this tannery.
3. JOSTLE (verb) झटका
Pronunciation: jos·​tle
Meaning: push, elbow, or bump against (someone) roughly, typically in a crowd.
Synonyms: bump into, knock into, bang into
Antonyms: leave alone, pull, repress
Sentence: Don’t jostle against me!
4. BLATANT (adj) प्रबल
Pronunciation: bla·​tant
Meaning: (of bad behavior) done openly and unashamedly.
Synonyms: flagrant, glaring, undisguised
Antonyms: concealed, moral, disguised
Sentence: Despite their blatant attraction to each other they try to stay just friends.
5. DOLOROUS (adj) दर्दनाक
Pronunciation: do·​lor·​ous
Meaning: feeling or expressing great sorrow or distress.
Synonyms: mournful, woeful, doleful
Antonyms: cheery, happy, hopeful
Sentence: The dolorous film made me recall sad times.
6. EVOKE (verb) आह्वान
Pronunciation: i-ˈvōk
Meaning: bring or recall to the conscious mind.
Synonyms: bring to mind, call to mind, put one in mind of
Antonyms: disregard, forget, ignore
Sentence: The old house evoked memories of his childhood.
7. UNCANNY (adj) अलौकिक
Pronunciation: un·​can·​ny
Meaning: strange or mysterious, especially in an unsettling way.
Synonyms: eerie, unnatural, preternatural
Antonyms: common, expected, natural
Sentence: His powers of observation were uncanny.
8. PERTINENT (adj) उचित
Pronunciation: per·​ti·​nent
Meaning: relevant or applicable to a particular matter
Synonyms: relevant, appropriate, apposite
Antonyms: irrelevant, pointless, inapposite
Sentence: He asked me a lot of very pertinent questions.
9. PERUSAL (noun) अध्ययन
Pronunciation: pe·​rus·​al
Meaning: the action of reading or examining something.
Synonyms: reading, scrutiny, inspection
Antonyms: ignorance, neglect
Sentence: I continued my perusal of the instructions.
10. THUD (verb)  गिरना
Pronunciation: thuhd
Meaning: move, fall, or strike something with a dull, heavy sound.
Synonyms: thump, clunk, clonk
Antonyms: evade, dodge, escape
Sentence: The bullets thudded into the dusty ground.
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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