Vocabulary - Exceptional English Words With Meanings : 17 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. DELINQUENCY (noun) : अपराध
Pronunciation: duh·ling·kvuhn·see
Meaning: minor crime, especially that committed by young people.
Synonyms: crime, wrongdoing, criminality
Antonyms: compliance, goodness, morality
Sentence: There is a high rate of juvenile delinquency in this area.
 
2. STOICAL (adj.) : अडिग
Pronunciation: stoh·uhk·uhl
Meaning: enduring pain and hardship without showing one’s feelings or complaining.
Synonyms: uncomplaining, patient, forbearing
Antonyms: complaining, fed up, impatient
Sentence: His great-grandfather had been a dedicated and stoical traveler.
 
3. BESEECH (verb) : प्रार्थना करना
Pronunciation: buh·seech
Meaning: ask (someone) urgently and fervently to do something; implore; entreat.
Synonyms: implore, beg, entreat
Antonyms: insist, demand, command
Sentence: I beseech you to forgive me.
 
4. SQUANDER (verb) : गंवाना
Pronunciation: skvawn·duh
Meaning: waste (something, especially money or time) in a reckless and foolish manner.
Synonyms: waste, misspend, misuse
Antonyms: conserve, preserve
Sentence: He didn’t squander his money on flashy cars or bikes.
 
5. INCONCEIVABLE (adj.) : समझ से बाहर
Pronunciation: in·kuhn·seev·uh·bl
Meaning: not capable of being imagined or grasped mentally; unbelievable.
Synonyms: beyond belief, unbelievable, extremely difficult to believe
Antonyms: believable, cogitable, conceivable
Sentence: She found the idea quite inconceivable.
 
6. EMBEZZLE (verb) : हड़प लेना
Pronunciation: uhm·beh·zl
Meaning: steal or misappropriate (money placed in one’s trust or belonging to the organization for which one works).
Synonyms: steal, rob, pilfer
Antonyms: pay, return
Sentence: He embezzled thousands of dollars from the charity.
 
7. DENIZEN (noun) : निवासी
Pronunciation: deh·nuh·zn
Meaning: an inhabitant or occupant of a particular place.
Synonyms: inhabitant, resident, native
Antonyms: transient, non-resident, guest
Sentence: Deer, foxes, and squirrels are among the denizens of the forest.
 
8. TRAILBLAZING (adj.) : पथप्रदर्शक
Pronunciation: trayl·blayz·uhng
Meaning: introducing new ideas or methods; innovative or pioneering.
Synonyms: pioneering, progressive, innovative
Antonyms: traditional, conventional
Sentence: The journalist, businesswoman, and author spoke about their trailblazing career.
 
9. REDACT (verb) : संपादन करना
Pronunciation: ruh·dakt
Meaning: edit (text) for publication.
Synonyms: redraft, revamp, revise
Antonyms: stet, mess, disturb
Sentence: You can redact a word simply by selecting it with your mouse cursor.
 
10. EPITOME (noun) : प्रतीक
Pronunciation: uh·pi·tuh·mee
Meaning: a person or thing that is a perfect example of a particular quality or type.
Synonyms: personification, embodiment, incarnation
Antonyms: amplification, enlargement, expansion
Sentence: She looked the epitome of elegance and good taste.
 
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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