Vocabulary - Exceptional English Words With Meanings : 21 July 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. What’s more, take the test given at the last to check how much you learnt. This will really help you boost up your learning. 
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1. ABNEGATE (verb) अस्वीकार करना
Pronunciation: ab·nuh·geit
Meaning: renounce or reject something desired or valuable
Synonyms: renounce, reject, refuse, abandon, spurn, abdicate, give up
Antonyms: accept, claim
Usage: The athlete decided to abnegate the unhealthy snack even though she really wanted to have a bite.
2. TIMOROUS (adjective) भीरू, कायर
Pronunciation: ti·muh·ruhs
Meaning: showing or suffering from nervousness or a lack of confidence
Synonyms: fearful, apprehensive, faint-hearted, trembling, quaking, cowering, weak-kneed, shy
Antonyms: bold, brazen
Usage: The timorous soldier ran from his post when he saw the enemy approaching.
3. PLETHORA (noun) – बहुतायत
Pronunciation: pleh·thuh·ruh
Meaning: a large or excessive amount of something
Synonyms: excess, abundance, overabundance, superfluity, surfeit, profusion, surplus
Antonyms: dearth, lack
Usage: He eagerly accepted the job because it came with a plethora of opportunities.
4. PROVIDENTIAL (adjective) भाग्यशाली, दैवी
Pronunciation: pro·vuh·den·shl
Meaning: occurring at a favorable time
Synonyms: opportune, advantageous, favourable, auspicious, propitious, lucky, fortunate
Antonyms: inopportune, unfortunate
Usage: It was providential that we missed the train that derailed.
5. AMORAL (adjective) नीतिहीन
Pronunciation: ei·mo·ruhl
Meaning: lacking a moral sense
Synonyms: unprincipled, without standards, without morals, unethical, unscrupulous
Antonyms: moral, principled
Usage: She was amoral but honest.
6. LUSCIOUS (adjective) सुस्वाद
Pronunciation: luh·shuhs
Meaning: having a pleasingly rich, sweet taste
Synonyms: delicious, succulent, lush, juicy, sweet, tasty, flavourful
Antonyms: unappetizing, distasteful
Usage: I wanted to take a bite of the luscious apple.
7. SNUG (adjective) आरामदायक
Pronunciation: snuhg
Meaning: well protected from the weather or cold
Synonyms: cozy, comfortable, warm, homely, cheerful, welcoming, friendly
Antonyms: bleak, unwelcoming
Usage: The snug sweater hugged the man’s body tightly and helped him stay warm.
8. CAPITULATION (noun) आत्म समर्पण
Pronunciation: kuh·pi·chuh·lei·shn
Meaning: the action of ceasing to resist an opponent or demand
Synonyms: surrender, submission, yielding, succumbing, acquiescence, fall, defeat
Antonyms: resistance, fight
Usage: Waving a white flag in the air was the enemy’s way of announcing their capitulation.
9. PERVERSE (adjective) विकृत
Pronunciation: puh·vuhs
Meaning: showing a deliberate and obstinate desire to behave in a way that is unreasonable or unacceptable
Synonyms: awkward, contrary, difficult, unreasonable, uncooperative, unhelpful, obstructive
Antonyms: accommodating, cooperative
Usage: What kind of perverse person would harm a small child?
10. CORROBORATE (verb) समर्थन करना
Pronunciation: kuh·ro·buh·reit
Meaning: confirm or give support to
Synonyms: confirm, verify, endorse, ratify, authenticate, validate, certify
Antonyms: contradict, deny
Usage: If his words are not enough, the evidence will corroborate his claim.
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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