Vocabulary - Exceptional English Words With Meanings : 27 July 2021

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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. What’s more, take the test given at the last to check how much you learnt. This will really help you boost up your learning. 
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1. BLANCH (verb) रंग उड़ जाना
Pronunciation: blaanch
Meaning: make white or pale by extracting color
Synonyms: whiten, lighten, pale, grey, fade, blench, etiolate
Antonyms: color, darken, blush
Usage: The snake’s presence made the normally dark Gail blanch in fear.
 
2. PAROCHIAL (adjective) संकीर्ण
Pronunciation: puh·row·kee·uhl
Meaning: having a limited or narrow outlook or scope
Synonyms: provincial, insular, narrow, limited, restricted, conservative
Antonyms: cosmopolitan, liberal
Usage: John’s view of life is parochial and does not include anything outside of his own happiness.
 
3. REVULSION (noun) – विकर्षण
Pronunciation: ruh·vuhl·shn
Meaning: a sense of disgust and loathing
Synonyms: disgust, repulsion, abhorrence, repugnance, nausea, loathing, hatred
Antonyms: delight, liking
Usage: News of the attack produced a wave of sorrow and revulsion.
 
4. INCIDENTAL (adjective) – गौण
Pronunciation: in·suh·den·tl
Meaning: happening as a minor accompaniment to something else
Synonyms: secondary, subsidiary, minor, subordinate, ancillary, auxiliary
Antonyms: crucial, essential
Usage: For the fieldworker who deals with real problems, paperwork is incidental.
 
5. IMPERTINENT (adjective) धृष्ट
Pronunciation: uhm·puh·tuh·nuhnt
Meaning: not showing proper respect
Synonyms: rude, insolent, impolite, unmannerly, uncivil, discourteous, disrespectful
Antonyms: polite, courteous, respectful
Usage: It would be impertinent to suggest that he was always wrong.
 
6. MOTE (noun) कण
Pronunciation: mowt
Meaning: a tiny piece of a substance
Synonyms: speck, particle, grain, spot, fleck, atom
Antonym: beam
Usage: A mote of sand in the girl’s shoe irritated her until she stopped to wipe it away.
 
 7. COGNATE (adjective) सम्बंधित
Pronunciation: kog·neit
Meaning: related or connected
Synonyms: associated, related, connected, similar, interconnected, linked, correlated
Antonyms: unconnected, dissimilar
Usage: The two fields are cognate because they both stem from the subject of biology.
 
8. CORPOREAL (adjective) – भौतिक
Pronunciation: kaw·paw·ree·uhl
Meaning: relating to a person's body, especially as opposed to their spirit
Synonyms: bodily, mortal, earthly, physical, material, substantial
Antonyms: incorporeal
Usage: The sense of touch allows us to navigate safely through the many features of the corporeal world.
 
9. VOLUNTARY (adjective) स्वैच्छिक
Pronunciation: vo·luhn·tuh·ree
Meaning: done, given, or acting of one's own free will
Synonyms: optional, discretionary, elective, open, volitional
Antonyms: compulsory, obligatory
Usage: Working on a voluntary basis, the chef cooks for the homeless as a way to help the community.
 
10. SIGNIFY (verb) प्रकट करना
Pronunciation: sig·nuh·fai
Meaning: indicate or declare
Synonyms: express, indicate, proclaim, show, communicate, intimate, announce
Antonym: withhold
Usage: In the painting the abandoned rose is supposed to signify a lost love.
 
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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