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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
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
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:
- Blend- Separate
Q2) Create sentences of your own with the following words:
- Elevate (to lift someone’s mood)
- Elevate (to lift up)
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