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Today’s article talks about the measures taken by the Delhi government to increase the recovery rate of covid-affected people. 

The article title is: ‘HDFC Bank MD Aditya Puri emerges as the highest paid banker’.

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

KICK-START

Verb

Pronunciation: kik-stahrt

Meaning: to begin or set-out

Synonyms: jump-start, reactivate, restart, revive, stimulate, spur, rouse, provoke

Antonyms: extinguish, kill, quench, suppress

Usage: Now that you feel better, let’s kick-start the journey  


ENTAIL

Verb

Pronunciation: en-teyl

Meaning: to have as part of a whole

Synonyms: carry, comprehend, contain, embrace, encompass, include, involve, number, subsume, take in

Antonyms: exclude, leave (out), miss out, omit

Usage: The plan will entail leaving behind the non-essentials. 


FISCAL

Noun

Pronunciation: fis-kuh l

Meaning: of or relating to money, banking, or investments

Synonyms:  financial, monetary, pecuniary

Antonyms: nonfinancial

Usage: If I want to invest wisely, I need to gain some fiscal knowledge first. 

Forms: Fiscal (adjective)


EMERGE

Verb

Pronunciation:  ih-murj

Meaning: to come forth into view or notice

Synonyms: arise, come up, crop (up), materialize, spring (up), surface, appear

Antonyms: disappear ,depart, fade, recede, retreat, sink, submerge, wane

Usage: The sky turns pink as the sun emerges every dawn 

Forms: Emergence (noun), Emerged/Emergent (Adjective)


NOVEL

Adjective

Pronunciation: nov-uhl

Meaning: not known or experienced before

Synonyms: fresh, new, original, strange, unaccustomed, unfamiliar, unheard-of, unknown, unprecedented

Antonyms: familiar, hackneyed, old, time-honored, tired, warmed-over

Usage: The recently discovered virus is a novel form of the previously known ones 

Forms: Novelty (noun)


Practice Questions

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

  1. Emerge-Arise
  2. Fiscal- Non-financial
  3. Entail-Exclude
  4. Kick-start- Kill

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

  1. Entail
  2. Emerge
  3. Kick-start
  4. Fiscal
  5. Novel

Tell us your answers in the comments below.