Vocabulary - Exceptional English Words With Meanings : 18 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. REMIT (verb) : रद्द करना
Pronunciation: ri-ˈmit
Meaning: cancel or refrain from exacting or inflicting (a debt or punishment).
Synonyms: cancel, revoke, abrogate
Antonyms: hold, keep, receive
Sentence: The legislature has remitted the matter to the next session
 
2. SANGUINE (adj.) : आशावादी
Pronunciation: sang·gvn
Meaning: optimistic or positive, especially in an apparently bad or difficult situation.
Synonyms: optimistic, hopeful, positive
Antonyms: doubtful, dubious, uncertain
Sentence: He is sanguine about prospects for the global economy.
 
3. PRESAGING (verb) : पहले से अनुभाव करना
Pronunciation: preh·suhj·uhng
Meaning: (of an event) be a sign or warning that (something, typically something bad) will happen.
Synonyms: portend, augur, foreshadow
Antonyms: fulfilment, event, occurrence
Sentence: The outcome of the game presaged the coming year.
 
4. IMBIBE (verb) : पी लेना
Pronunciation: uhm·bibe
Meaning: to swallow in liquid form
Synonyms: drink, consume, quaff
Antonyms: abstain, fast
Sentence: Plants can imbibe water through their roots.
 
5. MOCKERY (noun) : मज़ाक
Pronunciation: mawk·uh·ree
Meaning: teasing and contemptuous language or behavior directed at a particular person or thing.
Synonyms: ridicule, derision, jeering
Antonyms: applause, praise
Sentence: There was a tone of mockery in his voice.
 
6. HECTORED (verb) : बदमाशी से बात करना
Pronunciation: hek-tər
Meaning: talk to (someone) in a bullying way.
Synonyms: bully, intimidate, browbeat
Antonyms: comforted, consoled, soothed
Sentence: Brooks had hectored employees who refused to work overtime.
 
7. RUMINATE (verb) : विचार करना
Pronunciation: roo·muh·nayt
Meaning: think deeply about something.
Synonyms: think about, contemplate, consider
Antonyms: disregard, ignore, overlook
Sentence: She ruminated for weeks about whether to tell him or not.
 
8. DIGRESSIONS (noun) : विषयांतर
Pronunciation: dai·greh·shnz
Meaning: a temporary departure from the main subject in speech or writing.
Synonyms: deviation, detour, diversion
Antonyms: Similarity, directness
Sentence: After several digressions, he finally got to the point.
 
9. PALLIATE (verb) : कम करना
Pronunciation: pa·lee·ayt
Meaning: to make it more bearable or less severe
Synonyms: allay, alleviate, assuage
Antonyms: aggravate, exacerbate, accuse
Sentence: This medicine should palliate your cough at least a little.
 
10. INVETERATE (adj.) : कट्टर
Pronunciation: uhn·veh·tuh·ruht
Meaning: having a particular habit, activity, or interest that is long-established and unlikely to change.
Synonyms: ingrained, ineradicable, deep-rooted
Antonyms: temporary, transient, short-term
Sentence: The man is an inveterate liar who only rarely tells the truth.
 
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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