Vocabulary - Exceptional English Words With Meanings : 25 July 2021Vocabulary - Exceptional English Words With Meanings : 25 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.
1. SUSCEPTIBILITY (noun) – संवेदनशीलता
Meaning: being likely or liable to be influenced or harmed by a particular thing
Synonyms: vulnerability, sensitivity, openness, liability, proneness, weakness
Antonyms: immunity, resistance
Usage: The infant’s susceptibility to illness caused her to become sick very easily.
2. PRIM (adjective) – नियम-निष्ठ
Meaning: stiffly correct
Synonyms: demure, proper, formal, stuffy, prudish, prissy, mimsy
Antonyms: uninhibited, informal
Usage: Because she was such a prim lady, Gertrude made sure to keep her clothing properly starched and pressed.
3. FERVID (adjective) – जुनूनी
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.
4. CORPOREAL (adjective) – भौतिक
Meaning: relating to a person's body, especially as opposed to their spirit
Synonyms: bodily, mortal, earthly, physical, material, substantial
Usage: The sense of touch allows us to navigate safely through the many features of the corporeal world.
5. AROMATIC (adjective) – सुगन्धित
Meaning: having a pleasant and distinctive smell
Synonyms: fragrant, scented, perfumed, fragranced, odoriferous, piquant
Usage: To make the tea, the herbalist combined spices that he considered to be aromatic.
6. FATUOUS (adjective) – बुद्धिहीन
Meaning: silly and pointless
Synonyms: silly, foolish, stupid, inane, nonsensical, childish, puerile
Antonyms: intelligent, sensible
Usage: By ignoring the signs, the fatuous runner fell into a hole.
7. UPBRAID (verb) – फटकारना
Meaning: to scold
Synonyms: reprimand, rebuke, reproach, scold, chastise, reprove
Antonyms: praise, commend, congratulate
Usage: The police officer did not hesitate to upbraid the man for driving without insurance.
8. CAVALIER (adjective) – बेतकल्लुफ़
Meaning: showing a lack of proper concern
Synonyms: offhand, indifferent, casual, insouciant, uninterested, unconcerned
Antonyms: thoughtful, considerate, caring
Usage: Bryan will regret his cavalier attitude about studying when he fails to graduate on time.
9. BRAWN (noun) – शारीरिक शक्ति, बाहुबल
Meaning: physical strength
Synonyms: muscle, muscles, robustness, toughness, might
Antonyms: weakness, puniness
Usage: The football player showed his brawn by moving a parked truck.
10. SEEMLY (adjective) – उचित
Meaning: appropriate or suitable
Synonyms: decorous, proper, decent, fitting, suitable, appropriate
Antonyms: unseemly, unsuitable
Usage: Since I have little money in the bank, I do not find it seemly to go on vacation over spring break.
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.