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Today’s article title is: ‘Reliance Industries and Future Retail in the Process of Finalising Share-Swap Deal’.
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 exchange/replace
Synonyms: change, exchange, shift, substitute, switch, trade
Usage: They will swap places to confuse the attackers
Forms: Swap (noun), Swapped (adjective)
Meaning: the general course or prevailing tendency/ style
Synonyms: buzz, chic, craze, fad, fashion, mode, rage, sensation, style
Antonyms: classic, standard
Usage: It has become a trend today to come late for meetings
Forms: Trend (verb), Trendy (Adjective)
Meaning: to turn into a single mass or entity that is more or less the same throughout
Synonyms: amalgamate, blend, combine, comingle, conflate, fuse, homogenize, immingle
Antonyms: cleave, disjoin, disunite, divide, disperse
Usage: The two paints seemed two merge into one another
Forms: mergence (noun), merged (adjective)
Meaning: A brief summary
Synonyms: abstract, breviary, brief, capsule, conspectus, digest, encapsulation, outline, précis
Antonyms: amplification, enlargement, expansion
Usage: I’m running out of time, so just give me a brief synopsis
Forms: synopsise (verb), synopsised (adjective)
Meaning: to arrange or assign according to type
Synonyms: assort, categorize, class, classify, codify, compartmentalize, peg, rank, separate, sort, type
Antonyms: misclassify, missort, mistype, lump
Usage: The astrophysicists decided to relegate Pluto to another class of celestial bodies
Forms: Relegation (noun), relegated (adjective)
Q1) If the words ‘trend’ and ‘classic’ make a perfect pair, select the correct pair from the following set of words following the same logic:
- Swap- Switch
Q2) Create sentences of your own with the following words:
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