Vocabulary - Exceptional English Words With Meanings : 27 November 2022


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. PERNICIOUS (adj.) : हानिकारक
Pronunciation: puh·ni·shuhs
Meaning: having a harmful effect, especially in a gradual or subtle way.
Synonyms: harmful, damaging, destructive
Antonyms: anodyne, benign, harmless
Sentence: The business may be troublesome, but idleness is pernicious.
2. FEISTY (adj.) : लड़ाकू
Pronunciation: fai·stee
Meaning: feeling or displaying an eagerness to fight
Synonyms: aggressive, agonistic, argumentative
Antonyms: nonaggressive, nonbelligerent, pacific
Sentence: He’s a pretty feisty kid, isn’t he?
3. ERUDITION (noun) : पांडित्य
Pronunciation: eh·ru·di·shn
Meaning: the quality of having or showing great knowledge or learning; scholarship.
Synonyms: learning, scholarship, knowledge
Antonyms: ignorance, illiteracy, illiterateness
Sentence: His erudition was apparently endless.
4. ASSEVERATION (noun) : दृढ़ वचन
Pronunciation: uh·seh·vuh·ray·shn
Meaning: the solemn or emphatic declaration or statement of something.
Synonyms: affirmation, assertion, avouchment
Antonyms: disapproval, contradiction, denial
Sentence: You can forget the asseveration of past but want to remember own of sincerely.
5. COMMENSURATE (adj.) : अनुरूप
Pronunciation: kuh·men·suh·ruht
Meaning: corresponding in size or degree; in proportion.
Synonyms: equivalent, equal, corresponding
Antonym: disproportionate
Sentence: Six yards is commensurate with eighteen feet.
6. HERETOFORE (adv.) : पहले
Pronunciation: heeuh·tu·faw
Meaning: before now.
Synonyms: hitherto, theretofore, yet
Antonyms: henceforth, henceforward, hereafter
Sentence: Diseases that heretofore were usually confined to rural areas.
7. BRAVADO (noun) : वाहवाही
Pronunciation: bruh·vaa·doh
Meaning: a bold manner or a show of boldness intended to impress or intimidate.
Synonyms: boldness, bold manner, swagger
Antonyms: bashfulness, demureness, self-distrust
Sentence: Their behavior was just sheer bravado.
8. MUNIFICENCE (noun) : उदारता
Pronunciation: myoo·ni·fuh·sns
Meaning: the quality or action of being lavishly generous; great generosity.
Synonyms: generosity, bountifulness, magnanimity
Antonyms: mercilessness, pitilessness, ruthlessness
Sentence: I thanked them for their munificence.
9. PESTERED (verb) : सताया
Pronunciation: peh·stuhd
Meaning: trouble or annoy (someone) with frequent or persistent requests or interruptions.
Synonyms: badger, hound, annoy
Antonyms: delighted, pleased, humble
Sentence: He’d been pestered by reporters for days.
10. DISCOMFITURE (noun) : पराभव
Pronunciation: duh·skuhm·fuh·chuh
Meaning: a feeling of unease or embarrassment; awkwardness.
Synonyms: embarrassment, unease, uneasiness
Antonyms: assurance, composure, confidence
Sentence: Without experiencing discomfiture and setbacks, one can never find the truth.
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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