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Today’s article title is: Pressure on officials to clear 740 tonnes of ammonium nitrate near Chennai
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: a mass or quantity of something taken up and carried, conveyed, or transported
Synonyms: burden, cargo, draft, haul, lading, load, loading, payload, weight
Usage: I shipped a large freight of steel to the factory
Meaning: to take ownership or control of (something) by right of one’s authority
Synonyms: expropriate, sequester
Antonyms: cede, deliver, forfeit, give up, hand over, release, relinquish
Usage: The teacher will confiscate this firecracker if he hears about it
Forms: Confiscated (adjective)
Meaning: the getting rid of whatever is unwanted or useless
Synonyms: discarding, disposition, dumping, jettison, junking, removal, riddance, scrapping, throwing away
Antonyms: accumulation, acquirement, acquisition, collection, deposit, gathering
Usage: Trash disposal is mandatory on Thursday
Forms: Dispose (verb), Disposable (adjective)
Meaning: the way objects in space or events in time are arranged or follow one another
Synonyms: arrangement, array, disposition, distribution, order, ordering, sequence, setup
Antonyms: confusion, disorder, disorganization
Usage: The disposal of troops along the LAC has been long pending
Meaning: to take control of/ to have a clear idea of
Synonyms: apprehend, bag, capture/ appreciate, apprehend
Antonyms: miss, discharge
Usage: The police seized the drug cartel once they got to know the entire truth.
Forms: Seizure (noun)
Q1) If the words ‘Seize’ and ‘Miss’ 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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