Vocabulary - Exceptional English Words With Meanings : 22 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. HEADY (adjective) नशीला
Pronunciation: heh·dee
Meaning: potent and intoxicating
Synonyms: potent, intoxicating, inebriating, strong, alcoholic, spirituous, vinous
Antonym: non-alcoholic
Usage: The wine was making her heady, but she let him refill her glass.
2. HISTRIONIC (adjective) नाटकीय
Pronunciation: hi·stree·o·nuhk
Meaning: excessively theatrical or dramatic in character or style
Synonyms: melodramatic, theatrical, affected, dramatic, exaggerated, stagy
Antonyms: unaffected, unaltered
Usage: The widow’s histrionic screaming made the detectives suspicious.
3. EXHILARATE (verb) – आनन्दित करना
Pronunciation: uhg·zi·luh·reit
Meaning: make someone feel very happy, animated, or elated
Synonyms: thrill, excite, intoxicate, elate, delight, gladden, brighten
Antonyms: depress, boring
Usage: Because Ellen loves chocolate, your gift of a chocolate cake will exhilarate her.
4. DETERIORATE (verb) – बिगड़ना
Pronunciation: duh·teeuh·ree·uh·reit
Meaning: become progressively worse
Synonyms: worsen, decline, degenerate, decay, collapse, fail, fall, drop, sink
Antonyms: improve, enhance
Usage: The value of your car begins to deteriorate as soon as you drive the vehicle off the lot.
5. ANNULMENT (noun) रद्द करना
Pronunciation: uh·nuhl·muhnt
Meaning: the act of annulling something
Synonyms: voiding, repeal, cancellation, rescinding, reversal, revocation, abolition
Antonyms: restoration, enactment
Usage: He may appeal to the Pope for an annulment of his 24-year marriage.
6. SCREECH (verb) चीख
Pronunciation: skreech
Meaning: give a loud, harsh, piercing cry
Synonyms: shriek, squeal, squawk, howl, shout, yell, bellow
Antonyms: whisper, mumble
Usage: Maria hit her brother, causing him to screech with pain.
 7. RANCOROUS (adjective) द्वेषपूर्ण
Pronunciation: rang·kuh·ruhs
Meaning: characterized by bitterness or resentment
Synonyms: bitter, spiteful, hateful, resentful, acrimonious, malicious, malevolent
Antonyms: amicable, friendly
Usage: The debate in America over health care reform turned rancorous.
8. TOLERABLE (adjective) सहनीय
Pronunciation: to·luh·ruh·bl
Meaning: able to be endured
Synonyms: bearable, endurable, admissible, manageable, pardonable, excusable, forgivable
Antonyms: intolerable, unbearable
Usage: The heat was tolerable at night but suffocating during the day.
9. AFFLICT (verb) कष्ट देना
Pronunciation: uh·flikt
Meaning: cause pain or trouble to
Synonyms: trouble, bother, burden, distress, beset, harass, worry
Antonyms: comfort, ease
Usage: I don't want to afflict you with my troubles.
10. INVIGORATE (verb) जान डालना
Pronunciation: uhn·vi·guh·reit
Meaning: give strength or energy to
Synonyms: revitalize, energize, refresh, revive, vivify, brace, rejuvenate
Antonyms: tire, tiring
Usage: As soon as the water hits the roots of the dehydrated plant, it will invigorate it.
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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