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Today’s article title is: Words and numbers
Did you find words that were absolutely new? Great! Below are the explanations given for some of those difficult words you found. Go through them slowly and don’t forget to do the exercises at the end.
Important words and idioms from the article
Meaning: having a strong desire for personal advancement
Synonyms: aspiring, go-getting, hard-driving, pushing, self-seeking
Antonyms: ambitionless, unambitious
Usage: He is bound to work hard if he is so ambitious
Forms: Ambition (noun)
Meaning: caused by or suggestive of an irresistible urge
Synonyms: compulsive, driven, impulsive, obsessional, obsessive
Antonyms: controllable, manageable, resistible
Usage: He seems to have a besetting need to gossip
Meaning: something that limits one’s freedom of action or choice/
Synonyms: check, circumscription, condition, curb, fetter, limitation, restraint, restriction, stricture
Antonyms: freedom, latitude
Usage: There was a constraint in the contract terms and conditions against reporting directly to the media.
Forms: Constrained (adjective)
Meaning: being such by habit and not likely to change
Synonyms: confirmed, habitual, inveterate
Antonyms: unaccustomed, unused, intermittent, occasional
Usage: He is a chronic chain smoker
Meaning: very pleasing to look at
Synonyms: attractive, seemly, sightly
Antonyms: grotesque, hideous, unsightly
Usage: The interior of the house is very aesthetic to look at
Forms: Aesthetically (adverb)
Q1) If the words ‘Aesthetic’ and ‘Grotesque’ make a perfect pair, select the correct pair from the following set of words following the same logic:
Q2) Create sentences of your own with the following words:
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