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Today’s article title is: India ‘flying blind’, needs better data collection to control Covid-19
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: to praise or publicize lavishly and often excessively
Synonyms: ballyhooing, blowing up, cracking up, crying up, glorifying, trumpeting, tub-thumping
Antonyms: knocking, panning, slamming
Usage: The new employee was being touted as the one who would save the company
Meaning: extended beyond normal or realistic bounds
Synonyms: exaggerated, hyperbolized, inflated, outsize, overblown, overdrawn, overweening
Antonyms: realistic, reasonable
Usage: He has a bloated sense of self-important
Forms: Bloating (noun)
Meaning: a special and usually inborn ability
Synonyms: aptitude, bent, faculty, flair, genius, gift, head, knack, talent
Antonyms: shortcoming, weakness
Usage: His intelligent is a natural endowment
Forms: Endow (verb)
Meaning: occurring in, forming, or like patches.
Synonyms: frayed, ragged, dilapidated, run-down
Antonyms: brand-new, new, spick-and-span, unused
Usage: The garden had a lot of flowers, but patchy grass
Forms: Patch (noun)
Meaning: showing signs of advanced wear and tear and neglect
Synonyms: decaying, deteriorated, deteriorating, rackety, rattletrap, rickety, tumbledown, abandoned, unkept
Antonyms: cared-for, kept-up, maintained
Usage: The mechanic buys ramshackle cars and then restores them
Q1) If the words ‘Patchy’ and ‘Frayed’ 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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