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. LAMBASTE (verb) : आलोचना करना
Meaning: criticize (someone or something) harshly.
Synonyms: criticize, castigate, chastise
Antonyms: acclaim, commend, compliment
Sentence: The professor lambasted me for my careless mistake.
2. PARTISAN (noun) : पक्षपातपूर्ण
Meaning: a strong supporter of a party, cause, or person.
Synonyms: supporter, follower, adherent
Antonyms: impartial, neutral, nonpartisan
Sentence: British newspapers are highly partisan.
3. PHALANX (noun) : झुंड
Meaning: formal a large collection of people, animals, or things often placed close together
Synonyms: brigade, crew, platoon
Antonyms: individual, single
Sentence: A solid phalanx of armed guards stood in front of the castle.
4. PROSCRIPTION (noun) : बहिष्कार
Meaning: the action of forbidding something; banning.
Synonyms: prohibition, prohibiting, forbidding
Antonyms: allowance, permission, sufferance
Sentence: The proscription against bicycles and skateboards is intended to make the plaza a more pedestrian-friendly place
5. CREDULITY (noun) : भोलापन
Meaning: a tendency to be too ready to believe that something is real or true.
Synonyms: credulousness, naivety, gullibility
Antonyms: incredulity, skepticism
Sentence: The quack pushing the phony medicine was taking advantage of the credulity of people hoping for miracle cures
6. DEMAGOGUE (noun) : जनसमुदाय का नेता
Meaning: a political leader who seeks support by appealing to the desires and prejudices of ordinary people rather than by using rational argument.
Synonyms: rabble-rouser, political agitator, agitator
Antonyms: peacemaker, reconciler, uniter
Sentence: The Senator was a gifted demagogue, with particular skill in manipulating press and television.
7. SWAY (noun) : बोलबाला
Meaning: the power to bring about a result on another
Synonyms: effect, impact, influence
Antonyms: impotence, impotency, powerlessness
Sentence: Under the sway of euphoria, she offered to take us all out to dinner in celebration of her new job.
8. UNWITTING (adj.) : अनिच्छित
Meaning: (of a person) not aware of the full facts.
Synonyms: unknowing, unconscious, unsuspecting
Antonyms: acquainted, aware, cognizant
Sentence: The two women claimed they were the unwitting victims of a drug dealer who planted a large quantity of heroin in their luggage.
9. MASQUERADE (noun) : छद्मवेष
Meaning: a false show or pretense.
Synonyms: pretense, deception, facade
Antonyms: candidness, candor
Sentence: His masquerade ended when he was arrested.
10.SYMPOSIUM (noun) : संगोष्ठी
Meaning: a conference or meeting to discuss a particular subject.
Synonyms: assembly, conclave, congregation
Antonyms: division, lawlessness, fractionation, splitting up
Sentence: He had been taking part in an international symposium on population.
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.