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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: Two expert members of Char Dham panel call the road project a ‘Himalayan blunder’.
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: an unintentional mistake
Synonyms: fumble, gaff, gaffe, goof, inaccuracy, lapse, miscue, misstep, mistake, oversight
Antonyms: correction, perfection
Usage: In my hurry, I ended up making an error
Forms: Blunder (verb), blunderous (adjective)
Meaning: touching; in contact
Synonyms: abutting, adjacent, adjoining, bordering, conterminous, flanking
Antonyms: apart, detached, disconnected, discrete, away, distant, far
Usage: The two contiguous pieces of land belong to the same person
Forms: contiguousness (noun)
Meaning: to signal or warn
Synonyms: beckon, gesture, motion, signal, wave
Usage: I flagged the cars towards the safer route
Forms: Flag (noun), flagged (adjective)
Meaning: to lose bodily strength or vigor
Synonyms: decay, droop, emaciate, fade, fail, go, lag, languish, sag, sink, waste (away), weaken, wilt, wither
Antonyms: convalesce, rally, rebound, recover, recuperate
Usage: They flagged by the end of the race
Pronunciation: mit-i-gey-shuh n
Meaning: making less in intensity
Synonyms: decrease, diminishment, moderation, mollification, alleviation, comfort, ease, release, relief
Antonyms: aggravation, intensification
Usage: The exercise today was just a mitigation measure
Forms: Mitigate (verb)
Q1) If the words ‘mitigation’ and ‘aggravation’ make a perfect pair, select the correct pair from the following set of words following the same logic:
- Flag- Droop
Q2) Create sentences of your own with the following words:
- Flag (to weaken)
- Flag (to beckon)
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