Vocabulary - Exceptional English Words With Meanings : 24 October 2020

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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. 
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1. ORATE (verb) भाषण देना
Pronunciation: aw·reit
Meaning: make a speech, especially pompously or at length
Synonyms: declaim, speak, discourse, pontificate, preach, sermonize, spiel
Antonyms: whisper
Usage: It certainly is a fine thing to be able to orate.
 
2. SUBJUGATE (verb) अधीन करना
Pronunciation: suhb·joo·geit
Meaning: bring under domination or control, especially by conquest
Synonyms: enslave, conquer, vanquish, defeat, crush, quell, quash
Antonym: liberate
Usage: Good pet owners are unwilling to subjugate their dogs by placing them in cages.
 
3. DEMURE (adjective) संकोची
Pronunciation: duh·myuor
Meaning: reserved, modest, and shy
Synonyms: modest, meek, mild, reserved, retiring, quiet, shy, bashful
Antonym: brazen, shameless, bold
Usage: The princess was a demure woman who hated being in the spotlight.
 
4. INSOUCIANT (adjective) लापरवाह
Pronunciation: uhn·soo·see·uhnt
Meaning: showing a casual lack of concern
Synonyms: indifferent, heedless, relaxed, unconcerned, equable, carefree, unruffled
Antonyms: anxious, concerned, worried
Usage: Since Jane is insouciant about her health, she does not bother to take her medication.
 
5. DISCERN (verb) पहचानना
Pronunciation: duh·suhn
Meaning: recognize or find out
Synonyms: perceive, detect, recognize, notice, observe, see, spot, identify
Antonyms: overlook, miss
Usage: Looking at the muddy footprints in the kitchen will make it easier for us to discern which of the kids stole the plate of cookies.
 
6. OPULENCE (noun) बहुतायत
Pronunciation: o·pyoo·luhns
Meaning: great wealth or luxuriousness
Synonyms: richness, luxury, magnificence, grandeur, grandiosity, wealth
Antonyms: restraint, poverty
Usage: His eyes had never beheld such opulence.
 
7. BEWILDER (verb) – उलझन में डालना
Pronunciation: buh·wil·duh
Meaning: cause someone to become perplexed and confused
Synonyms: baffle, mystify, bemuse, perplex, puzzle, confuse, confound
Antonyms: enlighten
Usage: Those shifting attitudes bewilder me.
 
8. FERVID (adjective) – जुनूनी
Pronunciation: fuh·vuhd
Meaning: intensely enthusiastic or passionate
Synonyms: fervent, ardent, passionate, impassioned, intense, vehement, heated
Antonyms: unenthusiastic, perfunctory
Usage: Although Stewart was fervid about basketball, he really could not play the game very well.
 
9. OFFEND (verb) अपमान करना
Pronunciation: uh·fend
Meaning: to cause another to feel upset or angry
Synonyms: affront, upset, displease, distress, hurt, annoy, irritate
Antonyms: calm, comfort, please
Usage: Neil did not mean to offend anybody with his joke.
 
10. BOUNDLESS (adjective) असीम
Pronunciation: bawnd·luhs
Meaning: unlimited or immense
Synonyms: limitless, unlimited, illimitable, unbounded, bottomless, immeasurable
Antonyms: limited, bounded, restricted
Usage: The toddler’s boundless energy seemed endless, as he played from sun up to sun down.
 
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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