Vocabulary - Exceptional English Words With Meanings : 26 October 2020

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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. 
Happy learning!!!
 
1. IMPOSING (adjective) भव्य, आलीशान
Pronunciation: uhm·pow·zuhng
Meaning: grand and impressive in appearance
Synonyms: impressive, striking, eye-catching, spectacular, staggering, stunning, awesome, awe-inspiring
Antonyms: unimposing, modest
Usage: The castle is an imposing building.
 
2. TERSE (adjective) संक्षिप्त
Pronunciation: tuhs
Meaning: sparing in the use of words
Synonyms: curt, brusque, abrupt, clipped, blunt, gruff, short
Antonyms: verbose, rambling
Usage: Although Phillip is known for making long speeches, this speech was incredibly terse.
 
3. VERACITY (noun) सच्चाई
Pronunciation: vuh·ra·suh·tee
Meaning: conformity to facts; accuracy
Synonyms: truthfulness, truth, accuracy, correctness, exactness, realism, authenticity, faithfulness
Antonyms: delusion, falsity
Usage: They questioned the veracity of her story.
 
4. TENTATIVE (adjective) प्रयोगात्मक
Pronunciation: ten·tuh·tuhv
Meaning: not certain or fixed; provisional
Synonyms: provisional, unconfirmed, unsettled, indefinite, preliminary, speculative, conjectural
Antonyms: definite, certain, final
Usage: We have made a tentative plan for the vacation but haven't really decided yet.
 
5. ARDUOUS (adjective) कठिन
Pronunciation: aa·dyoo·uhs
Meaning: difficult and tiring
Synonyms: onerous, taxing, difficult, hard, heavy, laborious, burdensome, strenuous
Antonyms: easy, effortless, facile
Usage: Playing the piano may seem arduous at first, but it gets easier with practice.
 
6. RATIONAL (adjective) तर्कसंगत
Pronunciation: ra·shuh·nuhl
Meaning: based on or in accordance with reason or logic
Synonyms: logical, reasoned, sensible, reasonable, cogent, coherent, intelligent
Antonym: irrational, illogical
Usage: Humans are essentially rational beings.
 
7. BEATIFIC (adjective) आनन्दप्रद
Pronunciation: bee·uh·ti·fuhk
Meaning: feeling or expressing blissful happiness
Synonyms: rapturous, joyful, ecstatic, seraphic, blissful, serene, happy
Antonyms: miserable, sorrowful, unhappy
Usage: She had a beatific expression on her pretty face.
 
8. MERCURIAL (adjective) अस्थिर
Pronunciation: muh·kyuor·ree·uhl
Meaning: subject to sudden or unpredictable changes of mood or mind
Synonyms: volatile, capricious, excitable, fickle, changeable, unpredictable, variable
Antonyms: stable, steady, constant
Usage: The trending topics on Twitter are mercurial because they often change within seconds.
 
9. LOPSIDED (adjective) एकतरफा, असंतुलित
Pronunciation: lop·sai·duhd
Meaning: with one side lower or smaller than the other
Synonyms: asymmetrical, uneven, unbalanced, unequal, askew, unsymmetrical
Antonyms: even, level, balanced
Usage: Wiggling back and forth, the lopsided chair distracted the worker from finishing her work.
 
10. EFFETE (adjective) – अशक्त
Pronunciation: uh·feet
Meaning: weak or effeminate
Synonyms: effeminate, unmanly, weak, soft, timid, fearful
Antonyms: manly, masculine, strong
Usage: The huge wrestler made fun of the effete man who entered the ring to challenge him.
 
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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