Vocabulary - Exceptional English Words With Meanings : 29 July 2021

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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. 
Happy learning!!!
 
1. UNKEMPT (adjective) गंदा
Pronunciation: uhn·kempt
Meaning: having an untidy or disheveled appearance
Synonyms: untidy, messy, scruffy, disordered, disheveled, disarranged, rumpled
Antonyms: tidy, neat
Usage: After being locked in the dungeon for two years, the prisoner looked pale and unkempt.
 
2. PROHIBIT (verb)  निषेध
Pronunciation: pruh·hi·buht
Meaning: formally forbid something by law, rule, or other authority
Synonyms: forbid, ban, bar, interdict, veto, proscribe, outlaw
Antonyms: permit, authorize
Usage: The government decided to prohibit the import of toxic waste.
 
3. LACKADAISICAL (adjective) – उत्साहविहीन
Pronunciation: la·kuh·dei·zuh·kl
Meaning: lacking enthusiasm and determination
Synonyms: careless, lazy, lax, unenthusiastic, uninterested, lukewarm, indifferent
Antonyms: enthusiastic, excited
Usage: My son’s lackadaisical attitude about studying is causing him to do poorly in school.
 
4. QUAINT (adjective) – विचित्र, विलक्षण
Pronunciation: kweint
Meaning: attractively unusual or old-fashioned
Synonyms: unusual, different, attractive, charming, picturesque, sweet
Antonyms: modern, ugly, normal, ordinary
Usage: Tabitha looked adorable in her quaint homemade dress.
 
5. FLIPPANT (adjective)  अविनीत
Pronunciation: fli·pnt
Meaning: not showing a serious or respectful attitude
Synonyms: frivolous, superficial, shallow, glib, thoughtless, carefree, irresponsible
Antonyms: serious, respectful
Usage: If you are flippant during your job interview, you will not be offered a position.
 
6. INAUGURATE (verb)  उद्घाटन करना
Pronunciation: uh·naw·gyuh·reit
Meaning: begin or introduce
Synonyms: initiate, begin, start, institute, launch, establish, commence
Antonyms: end, wind up
Usage: Officials in Japan say they will inaugurate a new bullet train route in August.
 
7. STEEP (adjective) तीव्र ढलानवाला
Pronunciation: steep
Meaning: rising or falling sharply
Synonyms: precipitous, sheer, abrupt, sharp, perpendicular, vertical, bluff
Antonym: gentle
Usage: His brakes failed on a steep hill.
 
8. IMPEACH (verb)  दोषी ठहराना
Pronunciation: uhm·peech
Meaning: to charge a public official with a crime
Synonyms: indict, charge, accuse, arraign, prosecute
Antonym: acquit
Usage: We must impeach the judge for taking bribes.
 
9. CHIVALROUS (adjective)  उदार
Pronunciation: shi·vuhl·ruhs
Meaning: courteous and gallant, especially towards women
Synonyms: gallant, gentlemanly, respectful, thoughtful, considerate, protective
Antonyms: rude, boorish, unmannerly
Usage: During the heavy rain, the chivalrous man gave the woman his umbrella.
 
10. SNEAKY (adjective) – गुप्त
Pronunciation: snee·kee
Meaning: behaving in a sly or secretive manner
Synonyms: sly, crafty, cunning, furtive, wily, clever, artful, scheming
Antonyms: honest, open
Usage: The sneaky thief snuck into the jewelry store and stole several thousand dollars’ worth of diamonds without anyone knowing.
 
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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