Vocabulary - Exceptional English Words With Meanings : 28 July 2021Vocabulary - Exceptional English Words With Meanings : 28 July 2021
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. VENGEFUL (adjective) – बदला लेनेवाला, प्रतिहिंसक
Meaning: seeking to harm someone in return for a perceived injury
Synonyms: vindictive, revengeful, avenging, unforgiving, resentful, acrimonious
Antonyms: forgiving, benevolent
Usage: Many comic book villains are consumed by a vengeful quest to annihilate all those who have wronged them.
2. GRUBBY (adjective) – धूलमय
Meaning: covered with dirt
Synonyms: dirty, grimy, filthy, unwashed, stained, soiled, smeared
Antonyms: clean, washed
Usage: His white coat was grubby and stained.
3. VAGUE (adjective) – अस्पष्ट
Meaning: of uncertain, indefinite, or unclear character or meaning
Synonyms: indistinct, indefinite, indeterminate, unclear, hazy, cloudy, misty
Antonyms: clear, precise, firm
Usage: The governor gave only a vague outline of his tax plan.
4. FIERCE (adjective) – उग्र
Meaning: having or displaying an intense or ferocious aggressiveness
Synonyms: ferocious, savage, aggressive, vicious, wild, feral, untamed
Antonyms: gentle, tame, mild
Usage: The house is guarded by a fierce dog.
5. TANGY (adjective) – तीव्र
Meaning: having a strong, piquant flavor or smell
Synonyms: sharp, acid, acidic, tart, sour, bitter, harsh
Antonyms: sweet, bland
Usage: It comes with a tangy coarse-grained mustard sauce.
6. MATERIALISTIC (adjective) – भौतिकवादी
Meaning: excessively concerned with material possessions
Synonyms: worldly, consumerist, capitalistic, bourgeois, acquisitive, greedy
Antonyms: spiritual, religious, intellectual
Usage: We are living in a highly materialistic society.
7. ABSTRACTED (adjective) – असावधान, ध्यानरहित
Meaning: lacking concentration on what is happening around one
Synonyms: distracted, inattentive, preoccupied, absorbed, engrossed, dreamy
Antonyms: attentive, alert
Usage: Carla seemed abstracted and unaware of her surroundings.
8. ABORTIVE (adjective) – निष्फल
Meaning: failing to produce the intended result
Synonyms: failed, unsuccessful, vain, thwarted, futile, useless, fruitless
Antonyms: successful, fruitful
Usage: The surgery was abortive and did not repair the damage to the man’s heart.
9. DREARY (adjective) – उदास
Meaning: depressingly dull and bleak or repetitive
Synonyms: dull, drab, uninteresting, flat, dry, banal, bland
Antonyms: exciting, cheerful, bright
Usage: When I read the rejection letter, I immediately became dreary.
10. SCRAWNY (adjective) – दुबला
Meaning: unattractively thin and bony
Synonyms: skinny, thin, gaunt, bony, angular, gawky, scraggy
Antonyms: plump, fat
Usage: The scrawny boy was too thin to be a weight lifter.
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.