Vocabulary - Exceptional English Words With Meanings : 25 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. GLEANED (verb) : से प्राप्त
Pronunciation: gleend
Meaning: extract (information) from various sources.
Synonyms: obtain, get, take
Antonyms: dug, extirpated, picked
Sentence: What do you glean from the news?
2. SURREAL (adj.) : असली
Pronunciation: suh·reel
Meaning: having the qualities of surrealism; bizarre.
Synonyms: unreal, bizarre, unusual
Antonyms: certain, sure, true
Sentence: The whole situation was completely surreal.
3. IDYLLIC (adj.) : सुखद जीवन का
Pronunciation: uh·dil·uhk
Meaning: (especially of a time or place) like an idyll; extremely happy, peaceful, or picturesque.
Synonyms: perfect, ideal, idealized
Antonyms: imperfect, amiss, flawed
Sentence: It appears to be an idyllic domestic setup.
4. SHRUG (verb) : कंधे उचकाने की क्रिया
Pronunciation: shruhg
Meaning: raise (one’s shoulders) slightly and momentarily to express doubt, ignorance, or indifference.
Synonyms: action, bow, curtsy.
Antonyms: repose, rest.
Sentence: “I suppose so,” said Anna with a shrug.
5. INQUIRINGLY (adv.) : जाँचते
Pronunciation: in·​quire.ingly
Meaning: to search through or into
Synonyms: examine, inspect, study
Antonyms: disinterested, incurious, unskeptical.
Sentence: Victor looked at her inquiringly.
6. MUSHY (adj.) : भावुक
Pronunciation: muhsh·ee
Meaning: excessively sentimental.
Synonyms: sentimental, mawkish, emotional
Antonyms: unsentimental, hard-edged
Sentence: Don’t go getting all mushy and sentimental.
7. IMPINGING (verb) : प्रभाव पडना
Pronunciation: uhm·pinj·uhng
Meaning: have an effect or impact, especially a negative one.
Synonyms: banging, bashing, bumping
Antonyms: missing, skirting
Sentence: Nora was determined that the tragedy would impinge as little as possible on Constance’s life
8. INDUCEMENT (noun) : प्रलोभन
Pronunciation: uhn·dyoos·muhnt
Meaning: a thing that persuades or influences someone to do something.
Synonyms: incentive, attraction, encouragement
Antonym: deterrent
Sentence: The higher payments were offered as an inducement.
9. DE FACTO (adj.) : वास्तव में
Pronunciation: de fac·​to 
Meaning: denoting someone or something that is such in fact.
Synonyms: actual, existing, existent
Antonyms: conjectural, hypothetical, nonexistent
Sentence: The island has been de facto divided into two countries.
10. IRRETRIEVABLY (adv.) : अपूर्य
Pronunciation: i·ruh·treev·uh·blee
Meaning: in a way that cannot be retrieved or put right.
Synonyms: incorrigible, incurable, irrecoverable
Antonyms: curable, reversible, recoverable
Sentence: Some of our old traditions are irretrievably lost.
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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