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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

FREIGHT

Noun

Pronunciation: freyt

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


CONFISCATE

Verb

Pronunciation: kon-fuh-skeyt

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)


DISPOSAL 1

Noun

Pronunciation: dih-spoh-zuhl

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)


DISPOSAL 2

Noun

Pronunciation: dih-spoh-zuhl

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


SEIZE

Verb

Pronunciation: seez

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)


Practice Questions

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:

  1. Disposal-Setup
  2. Discarding-Dumping
  3. Confiscate-Cede
  4. Freight-Cargo

Q2) Create sentences of your own with the following words:

  1. Confiscate
  2. Seize
  3. Disposal
  4. Freight

Tell us your answers in the comments below.