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.
1. VIRTUOSO (noun) : कलाप्रवीण व्यक्ति
Meaning: a person highly skilled in music or another artistic pursuit.
Synonyms: genius, expert, prodigy
Antonyms: amateur, amateurish, inexperienced
Sentence: He was gaining a reputation as a remarkable virtuoso.
2. EXHORT (verb) : समझाना
Meaning: strongly encourage or urge (someone) to do something.
Synonyms: urge, encourage, adjure
Antonyms: deter, discourage, dissuade
Sentence: The governor exhorted the prisoners not to riot.
3. INKLING(noun) : आभास
Meaning: a slight knowledge or suspicion; a hint.
Synonyms: idea, sense, notion
Antonyms: answer, solution
Sentence: The records give us an inkling of how people saw the world.
4. PERVERSE (adj.) : विकृत
Meaning: (of a person or their actions) showing a deliberate and obstinate desire to behave in a way that is unreasonable or unacceptable, often in spite of the consequences.
Synonyms: awkward, contrary, difficult
Antonyms: affable, companionable, cordial
Sentence: This kind of reasoning is deeply perverse.
5. VENERATION (noun) : उपासना
Meaning: a feeling or act of great respect, admiration, or devotion
Synonyms: reverence, respect, worship
Antonyms: condemnation, disapproval, disdain
Sentence: Holy relics are often objects of veneration.
6. UNAMBIGUOUS (adj.) : स्पष्ट
Meaning: not open to more than one interpretation.
Synonyms: obvious, plain, apparent
Antonyms: ambiguous, indefinite, vague
Sentence: Instructions should be unambiguous.
7. DEFUNCT (adj.) : मृत
Meaning: no longer existing or functioning.
Synonyms: non-existent, faded, moribund
Antonyms: alive, existent, living
Sentence: After being hit by a hurricane, the entire neighborhood was defunct.
8. MUCK (noun) : कूड़ा-कर्कट
Meaning: dirt, rubbish, or waste matter.
Synonyms: dirt, grime, filth
Antonyms: cleanliness, cleanness
Sentence: I’ll just clean the muck off the windshield.
9. CONSENSUS (noun) : आम सहमति
Meaning: a general agreement.
Synonyms: agreement, harmony, concord
Antonyms: conflict, disagreement, dissensus
Sentence: I want to get a new bike but I am not getting consensus from my family members.
10. WARLOCK (noun) : जादूगर
Meaning: a man who practices witchcraft; a sorcerer.
Synonyms: sorcerer, wizard, diviner
Antonyms: Witch, big thinker, deep thinker
Sentence: A dead warlock does no damage.
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.