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Today’s article title is: By Liberalising FDI Policy, India Would Surely Grab The Opportunity To Attract Global OEMs: Defence Minister For State Shripad Naik

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Important words and idioms from the article

LIBERAL 1

Adjective

Pronunciation: lib-er-uhl

Meaning: not bound by traditional ways or beliefs

Synonyms: broad-minded, nonconventional, nonorthodox

Antonyms: conservative, conventional

Usage: He is very liberal in his ideas   


LIBERAL 2

Adjective

Pronunciation: lib-er-uhl

Meaning: giving or sharing in abundance and without hesitation

Synonyms: bighearted, bounteous, bountiful

Antonyms: cheap, close, closefisted, costive

Usage: He is well liked because he is a liberal man 


LIBERAL 3

Adjective

Pronunciation: lib-er-uhl

Meaning: being more than enough without being excessive

Synonyms: abundant, ample, aplenty, bounteous

Antonyms: bare, minimal, scant, spare

Usage: The piza has a liberal amount of cheese on it


CRITICAL

Adjective

Pronunciation: krit-i-kuhl

Meaning: given to making or expressing unfavorable judgments about things/ needing immediate attention/ of high importance

Synonyms: captious, carping, caviling/  acute, dire, compelling/ prerequisite, compulsory

Antonyms: uncritical/ noncritical, nonurgent/ dispensable, inessential, needless

Usage: He makes critical remarks/The need is critical/The nucleus is critical to survival of the cell 

Forms: Critically (adverb), Criticize (verb), Criticism (noun)


ESCALATE

Verb

Pronunciation: es-kuh-leyt

Meaning: to become or make greater in extent

Synonyms: accelerate, accumulate, appreciate

Antonyms: contract, decrease, diminish, dwindle, abate, decrease

Usage: Your shouting will only escalate the matter 

Forms: Escalation (noun)


Practice Questions

Q1) If the words ‘Critical’ and ‘Dispensable’ make a perfect pair, select the correct pair from the following set of words following the same logic:

  1. Contract-Decrease
  2. Carping-Caviling
  3. Liberal-Ample
  4. Escalate-Abate

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

  1. Critical
  2. Liberal
  3. Escalate

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