|Saturday, May 18, 2002||
Synonyms — unclean, foul, filthy.
Antonyms — hygienic, clean.
— These beggars are living in squalid conditions.
Disseminate (di-semmi-nayt) spread ideas, beliefs, etc.
Synonyms — broadcast, circulate, propagate.
Antonyms — withhold, suppress.
—The media is the best way to disseminate any information.
Prosaic (pro-zay-ik): ordinary and not showing any imagination.
Synonyms — banal, mundane, trite, dull.
Antonyms — inspiring, imaginative, unusual.
— His book did not
draw much attention because of his prosaic style of writing.
Synonyms — implore, appeal, entreat.
Antonyms — command, demand.
— I beseech you to help me out.
Eulogise (yoo-lo-jaiz): to highly praise somebody or something.
Synonyms — extol, laud, acclaim.
Antonyms — belittle, condemn, discredit.
— My neighbour is always eulogising her children’s achievements.
Random (ran’ dum): done or chosen without method or specific directions.
Synonyms — accidental, haphazard.
Antonyms — planned, deliberate.
— About twenty women were randomly interviewed for the survey.
Match column A with Column B:
1. The meat of a deer
2. The flesh of sheep
3. The inside of a nut
4. Rock from which metal is extracted
5. A thick underground stem
6. A cluster of flowers on a branch
Ironsides was the name given to the troopers of Cromwell’s army, because they were sober, solid, brave, god-fearing men who could be relied on to stand firm in the severest shock of battle.
Talebearers are just as bad as tale makers.
1c, 2a, 3b, 4f, 5d, 6e.
— Illa Vij