Vocabulary - Exceptional English Words With Meanings : 28 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. TURMOIL (noun) : उथल-पुथल
Pronunciation: tuh•moyl
Meaning: a state of great disturbance, confusion, or uncertainty.
Synonyms: confusion, upheaval, turbulence
Antonyms: calm, ease, peace
Sentence: Her mind was in a state of constant turmoil.
2. CRUSADER (noun) : जेहादी
Pronunciation: kroo•sayd•uh
Meaning: a fighter in the medieval Crusades.
Synonyms: campaigner, fighter, battler
Antonyms: dabbler, dilettante, nonmilitant
Sentence: He fought as a crusader at the Navas de Tolosa, he went to Rome to be crowned and did voluntary homage to the pope.
3. CREDIBLE (adj.) : विश्वसनीय
Pronunciation: kreh•duh•bl
Meaning: able to be believed; convincing.
Synonyms: acceptable, trustworthy, reliable
Antonyms: unbelievable, unsure, doubtful
Sentence: Few people found his story credible.
4. AGHAST (adj.) : भौचक्का
Pronunciation: uh•gaast
Meaning: filled with horror or shock.
Synonyms: horrified, appalled, astounded
Antonyms: fearless, unafraid, brave
Sentence: When the news came out they were aghast.
5. STEER (verb) : मार्गदर्शन करना
Pronunciation: steeuh
Meaning: (of a person) guides or control the movement of (a vehicle, vessel, or aircraft), for example by turning a wheel or operating a rudder.
Synonyms: guide, direct, maneuver
Antonyms: follow, trail
Sentence: He steered the boat slowly toward the busy quay.
6. EVASION (noun) : टालना
Pronunciation: uh•vay•zhn
Meaning: the action of evading something.
Synonyms: avoidance, dodging, eluding
Antonyms: abidance, endurance, submission
Sentence: He was arrested for tax evasion.
7. SPURIOUS (adj.) : नक़ली
Pronunciation: spyoo•ree•uhs
Meaning: not being what it purports to be; false or fake.
Synonyms: bogus, fake, not genuine
Antonyms: genuine, real, actual
Sentence: He was arrested in 1979 on spurious corruption charges.
8. VENGEFUL (adj.) : तामसिक
Pronunciation: venj•ful
Meaning: seeking to harm someone in return for a perceived injury.
Synonyms: vindictive, revengeful, out for revenge
Antonyms: forgiving, benevolent, calm
Sentence: He was stabbed to death by his vengeful wife.
9. MENACE (verb) : खतरा
Pronunciation: meh•nuhs
Meaning: threaten, especially in a malignant or hostile manner.
Synonyms: threaten, scare, imperil
Antonyms: guard, protect, save
Sentence: Africa’s elephants are still menaced by poaching.
10. SCRUFFY (adj.) : मैला-कुचैला
Pronunciation: skruhf•ee
Meaning: shabby and untidy or dirty
Synonyms: shabby, worn, shoddy
Antonyms: smart, tidy, clean
Sentence: His scruffy appearance does not reflect his character.
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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