Vocabulary - Exceptional English Words With Meanings : 27 October 2020


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. ORNATE (adjective) अलंकृत
Pronunciation: aw·neit
Meaning: extravagantly adorned or worded
Synonyms: elaborate, flowery, florid, flamboyant, grandiose, pompous, pretentious
Antonyms: plain, austere, simple
Usage: The uneducated man could not understand the ornate speech made by the professor. 
2. SUNDRY (adjective) विविध
Pronunciation: suhn·dree
Meaning: of various kinds
Synonyms: various, miscellaneous, assorted, diverse, different, several, many
Antonym: same, dissimilar, singular
Usage: This cream can be used to treat sundry minor injuries.
3. VERISIMILITUDE (noun) सत्याभास
Pronunciation: veh·ruh·suh·mi·luh·chood
Meaning: the appearance of being true or real
Synonyms: authenticity, realism, genuineness, plausibility, resemblance
Antonym: unlikeness, falseness, difference
Usage: To add verisimilitude, the stage is covered with sand for the desert scenes.
4. COMMODIOUS (adjective) – खुला
Pronunciation: kuh·mow·dee·uhs
Meaning: roomy and comfortable
Synonyms: roomy, capacious, spacious, wide, large, spacey, ample
Antonyms: small, confined, cramped
Usage: The apartment is commodious enough for us.
5. MOROSE (adjective) उदास
Pronunciation: muh·rows
Meaning: in a bad mood
Synonyms: sullen, sulky, gloomy, dour, surly, sour, glum
Antonyms: bright, cheerful, content
Usage: When her dog died, the little girl was morose for months.
6. RANT (verb) निंदा करना, दोषारोपण करना
Pronunciation: rant
Meaning: speak or shout at length in an angry, impassioned way
Synonyms: diatribe, harangue, oration, rhetoric, tirade, bluster, bombast
Antonyms: calm, quiet
Usage: In a tirade, the deranged stranger proceeded to rant about pharmaceutical overcharges.
7. BOOST (verb) बढावा देना
Pronunciation: boost
Meaning: to help, stimulate, or encourage something to improve
Synonyms: improve, raise, uplift, increase, amplify, enhance, encourage
Antonyms: decrease, hinder, discourage
Usage: The movie helped to boost her screen career.
8. ODIOUS (adjective) – घृणास्पद
Pronunciation: ow·dee·uhs
Meaning: extremely unpleasant
Synonyms: revolting, repulsive, repellent, repugnant, disgusting, offensive, objectionable
Antonyms: delightful, pleasant, agreeable
Usage: The athlete got arrested for participating in the odious sport of dog fighting.
9. AUGUST (adjective) प्रतापी
Pronunciation: aw·guhst
Meaning: much admired and respected
Synonyms: distinguished, respected, eminent, honored, prestigious, renowned, celebrated
Antonyms: undignified
Usage: Everyone wanted the chance to dine with the august president.
10. FINESSE (noun) कौशल
Pronunciation: fuh·nes
Meaning: impressive delicacy and skill
Synonyms: skill, subtlety, expertise, flair, knack, panache, dash
Antonyms: inability, ineptness, stupidity
Usage: The stunning wedding cake showed the baker’s finesse and creativity.
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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