Vocabulary - Exceptional English Words With Meanings : 24 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.BEFUDDLE (verb) – संभ्रमित
Pronunciation: buh·fuh·dl
Meaning: cause to become unable to think clearly
Synonyms: confused, addled, muddled, bewildered, disoriented
Antonyms: clear, explicate
Usage: Even in befuddled state I could find my key.
 
2.VERSE (noun) कविता
Pronunciation: vuhs
Meaning: writing arranged with a metrical rhythm, typically having a rhyme
Synonyms: poetry, rhyme, balladry, rhyming, doggerel, poems, lyrics
Antonym: prose
Usage: This verse describes three signs of spring.
 
3.SUNDRY (adjective) – विविध
Pronunciation: suhn·dree
Meaning: of various kinds
Synonyms: various, miscellaneous, assorted, diverse, different, several, many
Antonyms: same, similar, singular
Usage: This cream can be used to treat sundry minor injuries.
 
4.SOLACE (noun, verb) – सांत्वना
Pronunciation: so·luhs
Meaning: comfort or consolation in a time of great distress or sadness
Synonyms: comfort, cheer, support, relief, console, support, consolation
Antonyms: dishearten, discourage, annoy
Usage: The prisoners find solace in prayer.
 
5.RAPTURE (noun) – हर्षातिरेक
Pronunciation: rap·chuh
Meaning: a feeling of intense pleasure or joy
Synonyms: ecstasy, bliss, euphoria, elation, exaltation, joy
Antonyms: boredom, indifference,
Usage: The kids were in rapture after watching magic tricks.
 
6.UPTURN (noun) – चढ़ाव
Pronunciation: uhp·turn
Meaning: an improvement or upward trend
Synonyms: increase, rise, jump, leap, surge, upswing, upsurge, boost
Antonyms: fall, slump, downturn
Usage: They do not expect an upturn in the economy until the end of the year.
               
7.DILEMMA (noun)दुविधा, कशमकश
Pronunciation: duh·leh·muh
Meaning: a situation in which you have to make a tough choice
Synonyms: quandary, predicament, difficulty, problem, puzzle, conundrum
Antonym: solution
Usage: I am in a dilemma whether to do Math or English.
 
8.ALTOGETHER (adverb) कुल मिलाकर
Pronunciation: awl·tuh·geh·thuh
Meaning: with everything included or counted
Synonyms: overall, mainly, generally, largely, mostly
Antonym: relatively
Usage: Altogether it was a great evening.
 
9.LIBERTY (noun) – आज़ादी
Pronunciation: li·buh·tee
Meaning: the freedom to do and act as one pleases
Synonyms: independence, freedom, autonomy, sovereignty, liberation
Antonyms: dependence, subjugation, imprisonment
Usage: The slaves escaped to the north and cherished the liberty and freedom found there.
 
10.STENTORIAN (adjective) बुलंद
Pronunciation: sten·taw·ree·uhn
Meaning: loud and powerful
Synonyms: loud, booming, thundering, thunderous, trumpeting, blaring, roaring
Antonyms: gentle, soft, quiet
Usage: He spoke in a stentorian tone.
 
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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