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Today’s article title is: Huawei cuts India revenue target by 50%, lays off more than half of the staff

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

BAR

Verb

Pronunciation: bahrd

Meaning: to prevent the participation, consideration, or inclusion of or entry

Synonyms: ban, rule out, shut out, forbid, interdict, outlaw, prohibit, proscribe

Antonyms: approve, endorse, sanction, accept, embrace 

Usage: They will bar him from participating in the competition 

Forms: barred (Adjective), bar (noun)


PLUNGING

Verb

Pronunciation: pluhnj-ing

Meaning: to lead or extend downward/to go to a lower level

Synonyms: crashing, declining, descending, dipping, diving,  plummeting 

Antonyms: arising, ascending, lifting, mounting, rising, soaring

Usage: I ran to see him plunging from the side of the pool 

Forms: Plunge (noun)


HOSTILITY

Noun

Pronunciation: ho-stil-i-tee 

Meaning: a deep-seated ill will

Synonyms: animosity, animus, antagonism, antipathy, bad blood, bitterness, enmity, grudge

Antonyms: amity

Usage: I sense a little bit of hostility from your side 

Forms: Hostile (adjective)


ALLEGATION

Noun

Pronunciation: al-i-gey-shuhn

Meaning: an assertion made with little or no proof

Synonyms: accusation, insinuation, suggestion

Usage: Your allegation seems to be spiteful and mean 

Forms: Allege (verb)


OUTLOOK

Noun

Pronunciation: out-look

Meaning: a way of looking at or thinking about something

Synonyms: angle, eye view, perspective, shoes, slant, standpoint, vantage point, viewpoint

Usage: My outlook is very different from yours due to the difference in our exposure 


Practice Questions

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

  1. Bar-Approve
  2. Plunging-Mounting
  3. Hostility-Amity
  4. Outlook-Viewpoint

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

  1. Barred
  2. Plunge
  3. Hostile
  4. Allege

Tell us your answers in the comments below.