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. IMPETUOUS (adj.) : अविवेकी
Meaning: acting or done quickly and without thought or care.
Synonyms: impulsive, rash, hasty
Antonyms: careful, cautious, heedful
Sentence: He’s always been an impetuous young man, rushing into things without asking questions first.
2. ENAMOR (verb) : आनंदित करना
Meaning: be filled with a feeling of love for.
Synonyms: in love with, infatuated with, besotted with
Antonyms: allergic, averse
Sentence: Her beauty enamored the prince.
3. DESOLATION (noun) : वीरानी
Meaning: a state of complete emptiness or destruction.
Synonyms: barrenness, bleakness, starkness
Antonyms: blissfulness, ecstasy, elatedness
Sentence: His desolation after his twin brother died was incurable.
4. CONVALESCE (verb) : अच्छा हो जाना
Meaning: recover one’s health and strength over a period of time after an illness or operation.
Synonyms: recuperate, get better, recover
Antonyms: fail, collapse, sicken
Sentence: The long months that the soldier spent in the hospital slowly convalesce.
5. UNCOUTH (adj.) : गंवार
Meaning: (of a person or their appearance or behavior) lacking good manners, refinement, or grace.
Synonyms: uncivilized, uncultured, strange
Antonyms: civilized, cultured, classy
Sentence: He is unwashed, uncouth, and drunk most of the time.
6. ELUCIDATIVE (adj.) : स्पष्ट
Meaning: serving to explain
Synonyms: exegetical, explanative, explanatory
Antonyms: befogging, clouding
Sentence: Most editions of Shakespeare’s plays now have elucidative footnotes to help the modern reader.
7. PANDER (verb) : बढ़ावा देना
Meaning: gratify or indulge (an immoral or distasteful desire, need, habit or a person with such a desire, etc.).
Synonyms: indulge, gratify, satisfy
Antonyms: anger, annoy, disappoint.
Sentence: Don’t pander to such people.
8. HARANGUE (noun) : भाषण
Meaning: a lengthy and aggressive speech.
Synonyms: tirade, lecture, diatribe
Sentence: They were subjected to a ten-minute harangue by two border guards.
9. RABID (adj.) : विक्षिप्त
Meaning: having or proceeding from extreme or fanatical support of or belief in something.
Synonyms: extreme, fanatical, overzealous
Antonyms: delighted, pleased
Sentence: Even the survey’s most rabid critics acknowledge the utility of this kind of data.
10. MORIBUND (adj.) : मरणासन्न
Meaning: (of a person) at the point of death.
Synonyms: dying, expiring, near-death
Antonyms: alive, animate, live
Sentence: The patient was moribund by the time the doctor arrived.
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.