Vocabulary - Exceptional English Words With Meanings : 22 January 2021

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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. 
Happy learning!!!   
 
1.STANDSTILL (noun)ठहराव, विराम
Pronunciation: stand·stl
Meaning: a situation or condition in which there is no movement or activity at all
Synonyms: halt, stop, stand, deadlock, impasse, stalemate, arrest
Antonyms: breakthrough, continuation, start
Usage: The train came to a complete standstill.                   
 
2.INSIGHT (noun) – समझ, बोध
Pronunciation: in·sait
Meaning: an accurate and deep understanding
Synonyms: intuition, perception, awareness, discernment, understanding, comprehension
Antonyms: stupidity
Usage: The lab results will provide more insight into the cause of the infection.
 
3.IMPROMPTU (adjective) – तात्कालिक
Pronunciation: uhm·promp·tyoo
Meaning: done without being planned
Synonyms: unrehearsed, unscripted, extempore, extemporized, improvised, improvisational
Antonyms: prepared, rehearsed, planned
Usage: The singer was more than willing to perform an impromptu song at his friend’s concert.
 
4.OMNIPOTENT (adjective) – सर्वशक्तिमान
Pronunciation: om·ni·puh·tnt
Meaning: having unlimited power
Synonyms: almighty, supreme, invincible, unconquerable, unlimited, unrestricted
Antonyms: impotent, weak, powerless
Usage: Money is not omnipotent, but we can't survive without money.
 
5.CONDUCIVE (adjective) – सहायक
Pronunciation: kun-dyoo-siv
Meaning: making a certain situation or outcome possible
Synonyms: favorable, beneficial, valuable, advantageous, opportune, propitious
Antonyms: unfavorable, baneful, unconducive
Usage: Daylight is highly conducive to plant growth.
 
6.EXPLICATE (verb) समझाना
Pronunciation: ek·spluh·keit
Meaning: analyze and develop in detail
Synonyms: explain, clarify, interpret, elucidate, expound, develop
Antonyms: obscure, confuse, conceal
Usage: Jim knows he will have to explicate the events that led to him breaking curfew.
 
7.UNFETTERED (adjective) – निरंकुश
Pronunciation: uhn·feh·tuhd
Meaning: not confined or restricted
Synonyms: unrestrained, unrestricted, unconstrained, free, unbridled, untrammeled, unchecked
Antonyms: restricted, fettered
Usage: Illegal drug sales go unfettered under the ignorant eyes of the crooked sheriff.
 
8.ECCENTRIC (adjective) सनकी
Pronunciation: uhk·sen·truhk
Meaning: unconventional and slightly strange
Synonyms: unconventional, uncommon, abnormal, irregular, aberrant, anomalous, odd
Antonyms: normal, ordinary, conventional
Usage: Most geniuses come across as eccentric because they are very unique people
 
9.SNAZZY (adjective) अत्यधिक आकर्षक
Pronunciation: sna·zee
Meaning: stylish and attractive
Synonyms: stylish, attractive, lovely, glamorous, gorgeous, stunning, fashionable
Antonyms: dowdy, unfashionable
Usage: Putting on a snazzy suit, the stylish gentleman prepared for a night out on the town.
 
10.UNDERSTATE (verb) – कम करके बताना
Pronunciation: uhn·duh·steit
Meaning: describe or represent as being smaller or less good or important than it really is
Synonyms: downplay, underrate, underplay, underemphasize, minimize, diminish
Antonyms: overstate, exaggerate
Usage: The figures probably understate the real unemployment rate.
 
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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