Vocabulary - Exceptional English Words With Meanings : 29 June 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. TRAVAILS (noun) : गम
Pronunciation: tra·vaylz
Meaning: painful or laborious effort.
Synonyms: ordeal, trouble, tribulation
Antonyms: comfort, consolation, solace
Sentence: He gained the medal through his painful travail.
2. SUBSUME (verb) : किसी नियम के अंतर्गत करना
Pronunciation: suhb·syoom
Meaning: include or absorb (something) in something else.
Synonyms: comprehend, contain, embrace
Antonyms: exclude, leave (out), miss out
Sentence: States subsume many of the responsibilities of governing from the county.
3. SAPIENCE (noun) : बुद्धिमत्ता
Pronunciation: Si piensas
Meaning: the ability to understand inner qualities or relationships
Synonyms: discernment, insight, perception
Antonyms: foolishness, idiocy, imbecility
Sentence: The kind of sapience that comes from a lifetime of experience as an educator.
4. INCREDULOUS (adj.) : विश्वास न होना
Pronunciation: in·kreh·dyoo·luhs
Meaning: (of a person or their manner) unwilling or unable to believe something.
Synonyms: disbelieving, unbelieving, doubtful
Antonyms: credulous, gullible, trustful
Sentence: She gave me an incredulous glance.
5. SHUDDER (verb) : थरथरना
Pronunciation: shuh·duh
Meaning: (of a person) tremble convulsively, typically as a result of fear or revulsion.
Synonyms: shiver, tremble, quiver
Antonyms: braveness,pluck,courageousness.
Sentence: I shuddered with horror.
6. HARBINGER (noun) : अग्र-दूत
Pronunciation: haa·buhn·juh
Meaning: a person or thing that announces or signals the approach of another.
Synonyms: herald, sign, indicator
Antonyms: reporter, narrator, realtor
Sentence: The hope that the housing slump does not harbinger a general economic recession.
7. INCORPOREAL (adj.) : निराकार
Pronunciation: in·kaw·paw·ree·uhl
Meaning: not composed of matter; having no material existence.
Synonyms: intangible, impalpable, nonmaterial
Antonyms: bodily, corporeal, material
Sentence: Plato demonstrated the incorporeal nature of the soul.
8. WHAMMY (noun) : बुरा प्रभाव
Pronunciation: va·mee
Meaning: an event with a powerful and unpleasant effect; a blow.
Synonyms: curse, augury
Antonyms: amulet, charm
Sentence: The third whammy was the degradation of the financial system.
9. WITHER (verb) : क्षय या पतन
Pronunciation: vi·dhuh
Meaning: cease to flourish; fall into decay or decline.
Synonyms: diminish, dwindle, shrink
Antonyms: develop, grow, increase
Sentence: The flowers will wither if you don’t put them in water.
10. DIAPHANOUS (adj.) : पारदर्शक
Pronunciation: dai·a·fuh·nuhs
Meaning: (especially of fabric) light, delicate, and translucent.
Synonyms: sheer, fine, ultra-fine
Antonyms: opaque, cloudy, foggy
Sentence: The little light fades the immense and diaphanous shadows.
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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