Vocabulary - Exceptional English Words With Meanings : 27 September 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. SEDULOUS (noun) : परिश्रमी
Pronunciation: seh·joo·luhs
Meaning: (of a person or action) showing dedication and diligence.
Synonyms: diligent, careful, meticulous
Antonyms: idle, inactive, unbusy
Sentence: He watched himself with the most sedulous care.
2. 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
Sentence: He’d been pestered by reporters for days.
3. INSALUBRIOUS (adj.) : अस्वस्थ
Pronunciation: in·suh·loo·bree·uhs
Meaning: (especially of a climate or locality) not salubrious; unhealthy.
Synonyms: seedy, unsavory, sordid
Antonyms: healthful, healthy
Sentence: After inhaling the insalubrious city smog for a month, I was happy to once again breathe in the fresh air of the country.
4. INFATUATED (adj.) : मुग्ध
Pronunciation: uhn·fa·choo·ayt·uhd
Meaning: possessed with an intense but short-lived passion or admiration for someone.
Synonyms: besotted, obsessed
Antonyms: allergic, averse, disinclined
Sentence: She was infatuated with her boss.
5. RETICENT (adj.) : मौन रहने वाला
Pronunciation: reh·tuh·snt
Meaning: not revealing one’s thoughts or feelings readily.
Synonyms: reserved, withdrawn, introverted
Antonyms: communicative, open, frank
Sentence: She was extremely reticent about her personal affairs.
6. ASININE (adj.) : नासमझ
Pronunciation: a·suh·nine
Meaning: extremely stupid or foolish.
Synonyms: stupid, foolish, brainless
Antonyms: judicious, prudent, sagacious
Sentence: It was asinine to run into the street like that
7. SERENDIPITY (noun) : नसीब
Pronunciation: seh·ruhn·di·puh·tee
Meaning: the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.
Synonyms: luck, good fortune, chance
Antonyms: mischance, misfortune, unluckiness
Sentence: Nature has created wonderful serendipity.
8. UMBRAGE (noun) : अपमान
Pronunciation: uhm·bruhj
Meaning: offense or annoyance.
Synonyms: take offense, be offended, be affronted
Antonyms: appeasement, mollification, pacification
Sentence: She took umbrage at his remarks.
9. CONFRONTATION (noun) : आमना-सामना
Pronunciation: kawn·fruhnt·ay·shn
Meaning: a hostile or argumentative meeting or situation between opposing parties.
Synonyms: conflict, clash, brush
Antonyms: concord, harmony, peace
Sentence: The government was dragged willy-nilly into the confrontation.
10. DISCONSOLATE (adj.) : निराश
Pronunciation: duh·skawn·suh·luht
Meaning: without consolation or comfort; unhappy.
Synonyms: unhappy, doleful, woebegone
Antonyms: happy, cheerful, blissful
Sentence: The death of her father left Mary disconsolate.
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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