Vocabulary - Exceptional English Words With Meanings : 18 June 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. 
Happy learning!!!   
1.OUTRAGEOUS (adjective) – अपमानजनक
Pronunciation: awt·rei·juhs
Meaning: shockingly bad or excessive
Synonyms: shocking, disgraceful, scandalous, atrocious, appalling, unreasonable, intolerable
Antonyms: acceptable, mild, moderate
Usage: Her outrageous behavior at the party offended everyone.
2.ETHICAL (adjective) नैतिक
Pronunciation: eh·thuh·kl
Meaning: morally correct or acceptable
Synonyms: moral, righteous, virtuous, principled, honest, proper, noble
Antonyms: immoral, unethical, unrighteous
Usage: He was known for being ethical in all of his dealings, which made him easy to trust.
3.VOID (adjective) खाली, रिक्त
Pronunciation: voyd
Meaning: completely empty
Synonyms: empty, emptied, vacant, blank, unfilled, unoccupied
Antonyms: full, filled, valid
Usage: The void spaces between the atoms count for nothing.
4.STREW (verb) – बिखेरना
Pronunciation: stroo
Meaning: to spread or scatter things all over the place
Synonyms: scatter, spread, disperse, distribute, sprinkle
Antonyms: gather, collect, compile
Usage: Do not strew books over the table.
5.KINDRED (adjective) संबंधित
Pronunciation: kin·druhd
Meaning: similar in kind
Synonyms: related, allied, connected, comparable, similar, alike, matching
Antonyms: unrelated, dissimilar, irrelevant
Usage: English and Dutch are kindred languages.
6.VAIN (adjective) व्यर्थ
Pronunciation: vein
Meaning: producing no result
Synonyms: futile, useless, pointless, worthless, ineffective, ineffectual, fruitless
Antonyms: successful, productive, useful
Usage: The toddler’s attempt to reach the cookie jar on the counter was in vain.
7.COMMUNAL (adjective) सामुदायिक
Pronunciation: kuh·myoo·nuhl
Meaning: shared by all members of a community
Synonyms: collective, shared, common, communistic, cooperative, mutual, joint
Antonyms: individual, personal, private
Usage: The communal pool at the community center is open to everyone that lives in the neighborhood.
8.MEDLEY (noun) – मिश्रण
Pronunciation: med·lee
Meaning: a mixture of things
Synonyms: assortment, miscellany, mixture, blend, variety, collection, combination
Antonyms: loneness, singularity, division
Usage: A medley of various types of art was displayed on the gallery walls.
9.PEACEABLE (adjective) – शांतिप्रिय
Pronunciation: pee·suh·bl
Meaning: inclined to avoid conflict or dissent
Synonyms: peaceful, friendly, serene, amiable, calm, complacent, nonviolent
Antonyms: aggressive, belligerent, unfriendly
Usage: He has lived a peaceable and honest life.
10.EXECRABLE (adjective) घटिया
Pronunciation: ek·suh·kruh·bl
Meaning: extremely bad or unpleasant
Synonyms: awful, dreadful, terrible, frightful, disgusting, disgraceful
Antonyms: good, admirable, pleasant
Usage: I think that smoking is an execrable vice that annoys people around you and makes you smell bad.
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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