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Today’s article talks about Trump’s decision to reopen educational institutions in the USA  to open up and migrant students to either join or go back to their countries. 

The article title is: Cruel and reckless.

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

POSTERITY

Pronunciation: paw-steh-ruh-tee

Part of Speech: noun

Meaning: the future generations of people

Synonyms: successors, lineage, descendants

Antonyms: parent, past

Usage: We should use our resources carefully so as to leave something for the posterity.

Forms: posterior(adjective,noun)


INTEGRITY

Pronunciation: in-tuh-gruh-tee

Part of Speech: noun

Meaning: a) the quality of being honest and morally right

                 b) the state of being undivided

Synonyms: honesty, principle, probity, sincerity

Antonyms: deceit, dishonesty, corruption, dishonour

Usage: Nobody who knew her could doubt her righteousness and integrity.


DISMISS

Pronunciation: di-smuhs

Part of Speech: verb

Meaning: a) to order someone to leave

                b) to not take something into serious consideration

Synonyms: decline, disband, dissolve,expel

Antonyms: accept, allow, hold

Usage: He dismissed my opinion as soon as I proposed it.


INTENSIFY

Pronunciation: uhn-ten-suh-fai

Part of Speech: verb

Meaning: make something more compelling

Synonyms: aggravate, boost, strengthen, heighten

Antonyms: decrease, diminish, discourage

Usage: The match intensified in the last half.

Forms: intense(adjective)


IMPLICATION

Pronunciation: uhm-pluh-kei-shn

Part of Speech: noun

Meaning: the conclusion that can be drawn from something

Synonyms: connotation,indication, ramification

Antonyms: proof, reality, truth

Usage: The implications of his speech were at once understandable.

Forms: implicate(verb), imply(verb)


COHORT

Pronunciation: kow-hawt

Part of Speech: noun

Meaning: a group of people with shared characteristics 

Synonyms: companion, comrade, ally, associate

Antonyms: enemy, foe, opponent

Usage: My Aunt and her cohort arrived at our place.


EMINENCE

Pronunciation: eh-muh-nuhns

Part of Speech: noun

Meaning: fame and acknowledgement in one’s field

Synonyms: greatness, prominence, renown, prestige

Antonyms: dishonour, unimportance, disrespect

Usage: The eminence of Robert Frost in modern poetry is known to everyone.

Forms: eminent(adjective)


PANDER

Pronunciation: pan-daa

Part of Speech: verb

Meaning: indulge in an immoral desire

Synonyms: cajole, gratify, satisfy

Antonyms: dissatisfy, disturb

Usage: He pandered to his distasteful indulgences every now and then.


RECKLESS

Pronunciation: rek-luhs

Part of Speech: adjective

Meaning: a rash person

Synonyms: brash, careless, imprudent, daring

Antonyms: discreet, cautious, wise, thoughtful

Usage: His reckless life decisions led him to be broke and homeless.


RESOLVE

Pronunciation: ri-zholv

Part of Speech: verb

Meaning: settle or find a solution

Synonyms: solve, settle, work out, decide

Antonyms: tangle, mull, waver

Usage: We resolved the quarrel  by hearing out each other’s points.

Forms: resolution(noun)


Practice Questions

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

  1. Posterity-Past
  2. Dismiss-Include
  3. Pander-Indulge
  4. Reckless-Thoughtful

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

  1. Intensify
  2. Implication
  3. Pander
  4. Eminence
  5. Dismiss

Tell us your answers in the comments below.