Vocabulary - Exceptional English Words With Meanings : 24 June 2022


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. ATTENUATE (verb) : कम करना
Pronunciation: at·​ten·​u·​ate
Meaning: reduce the force, effect, or value of.
Synonyms: weakened, reduced, lessened
Antonyms: enhance, mark up, upgrade
Sentence: Engineers began to attenuate the strength of signals at chosen frequencies
2. IMPASSE (noun) : गतिरोध
Pronunciation: im·paas
Meaning: a situation in which no progress is possible, especially because of disagreement; a deadlock.
Synonyms: deadlock, dead end, stalemate
Antonyms: solution, boon, agreement
Sentence: The political process is at an impasse.
3. SLOVENLY (adj.) : गंदा
Pronunciation: sluh·vuhn·lee
Meaning: (especially of a person or their appearance) messy and dirty.
Synonyms: scruffy, untidy, messy
Antonyms: stainless, clean, tidy
Sentence: Their table manners perfectly reflect the slovenly appearance.
4. SEAMLESS (adj.) : निरपराध
Pronunciation: seem·luhs
Meaning: being entirely without fault or flaw
Synonyms: absolute, faultless, flawless
Antonyms: censurable, defective, faulty
Sentence: The conductor’s seamless interpretation of Mozart’s Jupiter symphony was greeted with a standing ovation.
5. SERMON (noun) : उपदेश
Pronunciation: suh·muhn
Meaning: a talk on a religious or moral subject, especially one given during a church service and based on a passage from the Bible.
Synonyms: homily, address, speech
Antonyms: commendation, pat on the back
Sentence: He delivered the sermon with a fiery passion.
6. ETIQUETTE (noun) : शिष्टाचार
Pronunciation: eh·tuh·kayt
Meaning: the customary code of polite behavior in society or among members of a particular profession or group.
Synonyms: polite behavior, good manners, manners
Antonyms: discourtesy, immorality, impoliteness.
Sentence: The couple exhibited poor etiquette when they left the party without saying goodbye to the host and hostess.
7. CAMARADERIE (noun) : भाई-चारा
Pronunciation: ka·muh·raa·duh·ree
Meaning: mutual trust and friendship among people who spend a lot of time together.
Synonyms: friendship, comradeship, fellowship
Antonyms: forlornness, loneliness, lonesomeness
Sentence: The camaraderie among fellow employees made the tedious work just bearable.
8. AVARICIOUS (adj.) : लालची
Pronunciation: a·vuh·rish·uhs
Meaning: having or showing extreme greed for wealth or material gain.
Synonyms: grasping, acquisitive, covetous
Antonyms: sated, satisfied, controlled
Sentence: An avaricious man is always needy.
9. CON (verb) : ठगना
Pronunciation: kawn
Meaning: persuade (someone) to do or believe something, typically by use of deception.
Synonyms: swindle, defraud, cheat
Antonyms: undeceive, disclose
Sentence: Tried to con me into thinking that he had won the lottery.
10. CLUTTER (noun) : ढेरी
Pronunciation: kluh·tuh
Meaning: an unorganized collection or mixture of various things
Synonyms: agglomerate, agglomeration, mixed bag
Antonyms: order, organization, singularity
Sentence: Sorry about the clutter in the kitchen
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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