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Today’s article title is: Towards Self-reliance
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: something or someone to which one looks for support/state of needing something or someone
Synonyms: dependence, anchor, mainstay, pillar
Antonyms: self-dependence, self-reliance, self-sufficiency, self-support
Usage: She has a great deal of reliance on her sister.
Forms: Rely (verb), Reliable (adjective)
Meaning: a thing or place that is of greatest importance to an activity or interest
Synonyms: axis, base, capital, center, central, core, cynosure, epicenter, eye, focus
Usage: The central market is the hub of all economic activity in the city
Meaning: the power to direct the thinking or behavior of others usually indirectly
Synonyms: authority, credit, heft, in, influence, leverage, pull
Antonyms: helplessness, impotence, impotency, powerlessness, weakness
Usage: She has a lot of clout in the movie industry
Meaning: a method worked out in advance for achieving some objective
Synonyms: arrangement, design, game, game plan, scheme, strategy
Usage: We need to create a blueprint of the steps for higher efficiency
Forms: Blueprinting (verb)
Meaning: belonging only to the one person, unit, or group named
Synonyms: single, sole, unshared
Antonyms: nonexclusive, common, communal
Usage: This is an exclusive club meant only for management students
Forms: Exclude (verb), Exclusion (noun)
Q1) If the words ‘Hub’ and ‘Axis’ 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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