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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

SWAP

Verb

Pronunciation: swop 

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)


TREND

Noun

Pronunciation: trend

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)


MERGE

Verb

Pronunciation: murj 

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)


SYNOPSIS

Noun

Pronunciation: si-nop-sis

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)


RELEGATE

Verb

Pronunciation: rel-i-geyt

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)


Practice Questions

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:

  1. Relegate-Categorise
  2. Merge-Cleave
  3. Swap- Switch
  4. Assort-Sort

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

  1. Swap
  2. Trend
  3. Relegate
  4. Merge
  5. Synopsis

Tell us your answers in the comments below.