Vocabulary - Exceptional English Words With Meanings : 30 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. 
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1. PSEUDO (adjective) मिथ्या
Pronunciation: soo·dow
Meaning: not genuine
Synonyms: bogus, sham, imitation, artificial, mock, ersatz
Antonym: genuine
Usage: The pseudo journalist pretended to be documenting the war.
2. ATROCIOUS (adjective) घोर, नृशंस
Pronunciation: uh·trow·shuhs
Meaning: horrifyingly wicked
Synonyms: brutal, barbaric, barbarous, brutish, savage, vicious, wicked
Antonyms: admirable, kindly
Usage: The man was found guilty of committing an atrocious act against children.
3. TABOO (noun) – निषेध
Pronunciation: tuh·boo
Meaning: considered inappropriate because of societal beliefs or emotional dislikes
Synonyms: prohibition, proscription, veto, interdiction, interdict, ban, restriction
Antonyms: acceptance, encouragement
Usage: There is a taboo on smoking in this office.
4. DOPEY (adjective) – सुस्त, निस्तेज
Pronunciation: dow·pee
Meaning: stupefied by sleep or a drug
Synonyms: dazed, confused, muddled, befuddled, bewildered, disoriented
Antonym: alert
Usage: She's still a little dopey from the anesthetic.
5. NUTRITIOUS (adjective) पौष्टिक
Pronunciation: nyoo·tri·shuhs
Meaning: healthy and beneficial to feed the body
Synonyms: nourishing, nutritive, wholesome, healthy, healthful, beneficial, sustaining
Antonyms: unwholesome, unhealthy, innutritious
Usage: The cafeteria cooks healthy meals that are both nutritious and tasty.
6. FALLACIOUS (adjective)  ग़लत, तर्कहीन
Pronunciation: fuh·lei·shuhs
Meaning: based on a mistaken belief
Synonyms: erroneous, false, untrue, wrong, incorrect, faulty, flawed
Antonyms: true, correct
Usage: His argument is based on fallacious reasoning.
7. INCARCERATE (verb)  बंदी बनाना
Pronunciation: uhn·kaa·suh·reit
Meaning: imprison or confine
Synonyms: imprison, confine, detain, hold, cage, lock up
Antonyms: free, release
Usage: The court will incarcerate the suspect if he is found guilty by the jury.
8. CREEPY (adjective)  डरावना
Pronunciation: kree·pee
Meaning: causing an unpleasant feeling of fear or unease
Synonyms: frightening, scaring, spooky, terrifying, chilling, petrifying, horrible
Antonyms: relaxing, pleasant
Usage: It feels a bit creepy in here.
9. ALTOGETHER (adverb)  कुल मिलाकर
Pronunciation: awl·tuh·geh·thuh
Meaning: with everything included or counted
Synonyms: overall, mainly, largely, mostly, generally
Antonym: relatively
Usage: Altogether it was a great evening.
10. EXULTANT (adjective)  प्रसन्न, हर्षित
Pronunciation: uhg·zuhl·tnt
Meaning: triumphantly happy
Synonyms: jubilant, thrilled, triumphant, delighted, exhilarated, happy, overjoyed
Antonyms: sorrowing, gloomy
Usage: My brother and I were exultant after winning the air hockey tournament at our family reunion.
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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