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Today’s article title is: Covid-19 crisis: Employment of young women hit most amid lockdown
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: in the middle of; surrounded by; among: during; in or throughout the course of
Synonyms: among (also amongst), mid, midst, through, during
Antonyms: out of
Usage: Amid the chaos, one can see a ray of hope
Meaning: the ability to understand inner qualities or relationships
Synonyms: discernment, perception, perceptiveness, perceptivity, sagaciousness, sagacity, sageness, sapience, wisdom
Usage: The psychologist has a real insight into people’s personalities
Forms: Insightful (adjective)
Meaning: covering everything or all important points
Synonyms: compendious, complete, cyclopedic, embracive, encyclopedic, exhaustive,
Antonyms: circumscribed, limited, narrow, restricted, specialized
Usage: After years of study, he has comprehensive knowledge about his subject
Forms: Comprehensiveness (noun)
Meaning: to diminish the physical strength of
Synonyms: devitalize, enervate, enfeeble, etiolate, prostrate, sap, soften, tire, waste, weaken
Antonyms: beef (up), fortify, strengthen
Usage: The stress will further debilitate them.
Forms: Debilitation, debility (noun), Debilitating (adjective)
Meaning: one of a group or collection that shows what the whole is like
Synonyms: case, example, exemplar, exemplification, illustration, agent, assignee, attorney, commissary, delegate
Usage: He will be my representative in case I cannot come.
Forms: Represent (verb), Representation (noun)
Q1) If the words ‘Representative’ and ‘Example’ make a perfect pair, select the correct pair from the following set of words following the same logic:
- Amid-Out of
Q2) Create sentences of your own with the following words:
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