Vocabulary - Exceptional English Words With Meanings : 25 October 2020


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. FORMIDABLE (adjective) विकट
Pronunciation: faw·mi·duh·bl
Meaning: something that inspires fear
Synonyms: intimidating, forbidding, redoubtable, daunting, alarming, frightening, terrifying
Antonyms: comforting, easy, weak
Usage: They had to overcome formidable obstacles. 
2. FLUFFY (adjective) नरम
Pronunciation: fluh·fee
Meaning: to be furry or soft
Synonyms: fleecy, woolly, soft, hairy, feathery, downy, furry, velvety, cushiony
Antonym: rough
Usage: Emma brought two of Ruth's favorite fluffy toys.
3. PROFUSE (adjective) प्रचुर
Pronunciation: pruh·fyoos
Meaning: in a large amount
Synonyms: abundant, excessive, ample, bountiful, copious, fulsome, plentiful
Antonym: lacking, sparse, empty
Usage: Last year, my garden was so profuse with vegetation that I had to give away food.
4. SCOWL (noun) – त्यौरियाँ
Pronunciation: skawl
Meaning: a frown of anger or displeasure
Synonyms: frown, glower, glare, grimace, glunch
Antonyms: grin, smile
Usage: The teacher’s scowl was a warning to the misbehaving students.
5. EDIBLE (adjective) खाने योग्य
Pronunciation: eh·duh·bl
Meaning: suitable to be eaten
Synonyms: wholesome, consumable, digestible, palatable, comestible
Antonyms: inedible, harmful, unpalatable
Usage: The airline food was not great, but it was edible.
6. FREQUENT (adjective) बारंबार
Pronunciation: free·kwuh·nt
Meaning: occurring or done many times at short intervals
Synonyms: recurrent, constant, persistent, recurring, repeated, periodic, perennial, chronic
Antonyms: infrequent, few, irregular
Usage: The job involves frequent travel.
7. BOORISH (adjective) असभ्य
Pronunciation: baw·ruhsh
Meaning: rough and bad mannered
Synonyms: coarse, uncouth, rude, discourteous, impolite, ungentlemanly, unladylike
Antonyms: refined, sophisticated, gentle
Usage: Even though the pirate captain was brutal and boorish with his men, he was always courteous to the female captives.
8. AFTERMATH (noun) – परिणाम
Pronunciation: aaf·tuh·maath
Meaning: the consequences of an unpleasant or destructive event
Synonyms: impact, outcome, consequences, results, effects, repercussions
Antonyms: cause, origin, source
Usage: The story deals with the aftermath of warfare.
9. BUSTLING (adjective) – हलचल
Pronunciation: buh·suh·luhng
Meaning: full of activity
Synonyms: busy, crowded, swarming, teeming, full, astir, buzzing
Antonyms: deserted, inactive, slow
Usage: The flower market was bustling with shoppers.
10. GARNER (verb) संचित करना
Pronunciation: gaa·nuh
Meaning: gather or collect
Synonyms: gather, collect, accumulate, amass, assemble, store hoard
Antonyms: spend, disperse, distribute
Usage: The teacher allowed us to put up posters to garner interest in our club fundraiser.
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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