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Today’s article title is: PM lists out potential sectors for US investors, says India could power global eco recovery

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

EMPHASIZE

Verb

Pronunciation: em-fuh-sahyz 

Meaning: lay stress upon; to make more apparent

Synonyms: accent, accentuate, feature, highlight, illuminate

Antonyms: de-emphasize, play down

Usage:  I would like to emphasize the fact that she is the only hardworking employee in this team

Forms: Emphasis (noun), emphatic (adjective)


INTEGRATION

Noun

Pronunciation: in-ti-grey-shuhn

Meaning: a state or the act of combining or being combined into a cohesive whole 

Synonyms: coupling, linking, unification, union 

Antonyms: bifurcation, breakup, cleavage, dissolution, disunion, division

Usage: The integration of the conclaves into mainland India was a big relief for its citizens 

Forms: Integrate (verb), integral/integrated (adjective)


DIVERSIFY

Verb

Pronunciation: dih-vur-suh-fahy

Meaning: to make diverse in form or character

Synonyms: expand, transform, alter, assort, change, modify, variegate

Antonyms: continue, keep, remain, stay, conform, unvary

Usage: I would like to diversify my careers options after class 12th

Forms: Diversity/diversification (noun), Diverse/diversified (adjective)


ELABORATE 1

Adjective

Pronunciation: ih-lab-er-it

Meaning: including many small descriptive features

Synonyms: blow-by-blow, circumstantial, detailed, full, minute, particular, particularized, thorough

Antonyms: compendious, summary

Usage: I want an elaborate description of the new land you discovered 

Forms: Elaboration (noun), elaborated (adjective)


ELABORATE 2

Adjective

Pronunciation: ih-lab-er-it

Meaning: made or done with great care or with much detail

Synonyms: complex, complicated, detailed, fancy, intricate, involved, sophisticated

Antonyms: no-frills, simple, unfancy, unsophisticated

Usage: The wedding ceremony was an elaborate affair 


Practice Questions

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

  1. Complicated-No frills
  2. Detailed- Compendious
  3. Diversify-Variegate
  4. Emphasize-Play down

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

  1. Emphasize
  2. Elaborate (with great detail)
  3. Diversify
  4. Integrate

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