vVocabulary - Exceptional English Words With Meanings : 31 January 2023

Vocabulary - Exceptional English Words With Meanings : 31 January 2023


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. ROUSE (verb) : उत्तेजित करना
Pronunciation: rawz
Meaning: cause to feel angry or excited.
Synonyms: stir up, excite, galvanize
Antonyms: rest, calm
Sentence: The crowds were roused to a fever pitch by the drama of the race.
2. DEXTERITY (noun) : निपुणता
Pronunciation: dek•steh•ruh•tee
Meaning: skill in performing tasks, especially with the hands.
Synonyms: deftness, adeptness, adroitness
Antonyms: inadequacy, inability, incapability
Sentence: I don’t have the dexterity for juggling.
3. PERILOUS (adj.) : जोखिम
Pronunciation: peh•ruhl•uhs
Meaning: full of danger or risk.
Synonyms: dangerous, hazardous, risky
Antonyms: harmless, unhazardous, safe
Sentence: The journey through the jungle was perilous.
4. ALACRITY (noun) : तत्परता
Pronunciation: uh•la•kruh•tee
Meaning: brisk and cheerful readiness.
Synonyms: eagerness, willingness, readiness
Antonyms: unwillingness, antipathy, averseness
Sentence: She accepted the invitation with alacrity.
5. CAVEAT (noun) : चेतावनी
Pronunciation: ka•vee•at
Meaning: a warning or proviso of specific stipulations, conditions, or limitations.
Synonyms: warning, caution, admonition
Antonyms: inattentiveness, incaution, persuasive.
Sentence: He agreed to the interview, with the caveat that he could approve the final article.
6. JEOPARDIZE (verb) : ख़तरे में डालना
Pronunciation: jeop·​ar·​dize
Meaning: put (someone or something) into a situation in which there is a danger of loss, harm, or failure.
Synonyms: threaten, endanger, imperil
Antonyms: guard, protect, shield
Sentence: A devaluation of the dollar would jeopardize New York’s position as a financial center.
7. COUNTENANCED (verb) : प्रत्युत्तर
Pronunciation: kawn•tuhn•uhnst
Meaning: admit as acceptable or possible.
Synonyms: permit, allow, approve of
Antonyms: disapproved (of), discountenanced, disfavored
Sentence: He was reluctant to countenance the use of force.
8. UNWONTED (adj.) : असामान्य
Pronunciation: uhn•vawnt•uhd
Meaning: unaccustomed or unusual.
Synonyms: unusual, uncommon, unaccustomed
Antonyms: common, customary, normal
Sentence: He spoke with unwonted enthusiasm.
9. GAIETY (noun) : आमोद-प्रमोद
Pronunciation: gay•uh•tee
Meaning: the state or quality of being lighthearted or cheerful.
Synonyms: cheerfulness, merriment, joy
Antonyms: misery, mourning, despondence
Sentence: Their gaiety helped the party a lot.
10. DEPRAVE (verb) : भ्रष्ट करना
Pronunciation: duh•prayv
Meaning: make (someone) immoral or wicked.
Synonyms: corrupt, lead astray, pervert
Antonyms: dignify, honor, ennoble
Sentence: This book would deprave and corrupt young children.
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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