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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: Work-from-home exemption extended for IT & ITeS industry till December 31, 2020

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

OPTIMIZE

Verb

Pronunciation: op-tuh-mahyz

Meaning: to make the best of, to perfect

Synonyms: advance,amend, better, correct, develop, enhance, hone, improve

Antonyms: diminish, lessen, lower, reduce

Usage:  We need to optimize the process for better results

Forms: Optimization (Noun), Optimized (adjective)


EXEMPTION

Noun

Pronunciation: ig-zemp-shuhn

Meaning: freedom from punishment, harm, or loss

Synonyms: immunity, impunity

Antonyms: exposure, liability, susceptibility

Usage: He has an exemption from the punishment because of his health issues 

Forms: Exempt (verb), Exempted (adjective)


BLEND

Verb

Pronunciation: blend

Meaning: (a) to mix or intermingle smoothly and inseparably

                 (b) to fit or relate harmoniously; accord; go

Synonyms: amalgamate, combine, comingle, commingle, commix,  meld, merge, mingle, conform, consort, coordinate, groove, harmonize

Antonyms: clash, collide, conflict, detach, disengage, split

Usage: The workshop blends online and offline learning 

Forms: Blend (noun), Blended (Adjective)


ELEVATE 1

Verb

Pronunciation: el-uh-veyt

Meaning: to raise to a higher level

Synonyms: boost, heave, heft, heighten, uplift

Antonyms: drop, lower, depress

Usage: I will elevate the company’s profit in the next quarter 

Forms: Elevation(noun), Elevated (Adjective)


ELEVATE 2

Verb

Pronunciation: el-uh-veyt

Meaning: to fill with great joy

Synonyms: elate, enrapture, exhilarate, intoxicate, transport

Antonyms: depress, sadden, distress

Usage: The song elevates all those who hear it. 


Practice Questions

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

  1. Elevate-Distress
  2. Blend- Separate
  3. Exemption-Immunity
  4. Optimize-Diminish

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

  1. Optimize
  2. Exemption
  3. Elevate (to lift someone’s mood)
  4. Elevate (to lift up)
  5. Blend

Tell us your answers in the comments below.