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The article title is: UNICEF India Partners with FICCI for #Reimagine Campaign.

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

VULNERABLE

Adjective

Pronunciation: vuhl-nuh-rei-bl

Meaning: exposed to the possibility of being harmed physically or emotionally

Synonyms: in danger, in peril, in jeopardy, at risk, endangered, unsafe

Antonyms: well protected, invulnerable, resilient, immune to, above

Usage: I feel very vulnerable after sharing my feelings 

Forms: Vulberability (noun)


AFTERMATH

Noun

Pronunciation: aaf-tuh-math

Meaning: consequences or after-effects of a significant unpleasant event

Synonyms: repercussions, after-effects, by-product, fallout, corollary, consequences

Antonyms: antecedent, causation, cause, occasion, reason

Usage:  The aftermath of war is never pleasant


MOBILIZE

Verb

Pronunciation: moh-buh-lahyz

Meaning: (a) make movable or capable of movement

                  (b) prepare and organize (troops) for active service

Synonyms: marshal, muster, rally

Antonyms: demobilize

Usage: They will mobilize an army of doctors to fight coronavirus 

Forms: Mobilization (noun)


DEVASTATING

Adjective

Pronunciation: dev-uh-stey-ting

Meaning: causing or tending to cause destruction

Synonyms: annihilatory, calamitous, cataclysmal, destructive, devastative, disastrous, ruinous

Antonyms: nondestructive, preservative

Usage: War will have a devastating effect on our economy

Forms: Devastation (noun), devastating (verb)


COGNITIVE

Adjective

Pronunciation: kog-ni-tiv

Meaning: relating to, or involving conscious mental activities/concerned with act of knowing

Synonyms: analytic, coherent, consequent, rational, reasonable

Antonyms: casuistic, eristic , fallacious, misleading, sophistic, specious

Usage:  This involves a lot of cognitive input
Forms: Cognition (noun)



Practice Questions

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

  1. Cognitive-reasonable
  2. Devastation-Calamitous
  3. Fallout-Antecedent
  4. Estimate-Truth

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

  1. Cognition
  2. Mobilize
  3. Vulnerable
  4. Aftermath
  5. Calamitous

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