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Today’s article title is: RBI’s payout unlikely to plug the huge govt revenue hole created by Covid
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: to close up so that no empty spaces remain
Synonyms: block, bung, dam, fill, pack, stop, stuff
Antonyms: excavate, hollow (out), scoop (out), shovel
Usage: We need to plug the hole before water starts seeping in
Meaning: a falling short of an essential or desirable amount or number
Synonyms: crunch, dearth, inadequateness, insufficiency, lack, lacuna, paucity
Antonyms: abundance, adequacy, amplitude, opulence, plenitude, plenty, sufficiency, wealth
Usage: The shop in front of my house always has a deficit of supplies
Meaning: to make known (as information previously kept secret)
Synonyms: bare, discover, divulge, expose, reveal, unveil
Antonyms: cloak, conceal, cover (up), enshroud, hide, mask, shroud, veil
Usage: I will not disclose this secret
Forms: Disclosure (noun), Disclosed (adjective)
Meaning: to form an opinion from little or no evidence
Synonyms: assume, conjecture, daresay, guess, imagine, presume, suppose, surmise
Antonyms: prove, substantiate, validate
Usage: You cannot just speculate about this when I need concrete proof!
Forms: Speculation (noun)
Meaning: to give as an example, to make reference to
Synonyms: adduce, instance, mention, quote
Antonyms: disregard, forget, ignore, neglect, overlook
Usage: They cite his name whenever possible
Forms: Citation (noun)
Q1) If the words ‘Cite’ and ‘Adduce’ 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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