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Learn English from News 2021-02-01 14:23

The main words:

meet, Republican, float, smaller, relief, plan, Myanmar, file, resolution, strip, Taylor, Greene, committee, Hudson, York, Chicago, mother, school, killing, mentally

The top six news:

  • Biden will meet with 10 Republican senators as they float smaller $618 billion Covid relief plan – CNBC
  • Myanmar Coup: With Aung San Suu Kyi Detained, Military Takes Control – NPR
  • Winter Storm Blankets Northeast U.S., Halting Travel And Vaccine Appointments – NPR
  • House Democrats file resolution to strip Marjorie Taylor Greene of committee assignments – NBC News
  • Governor Cuomo Declares State of Emergency Throughout Hudson Valley, New York City and Long Island – New Yorkers Encouraged To Avoid Travel – ny.gov
  • – Chicago mother says coronavirus public school shutdowns ‘killing our kids mentally’ – Fox News

Analyzing the main words:

Word.: meet
Tag. VB
Def.: a meeting at which a number of athletic contests are held
synonyms: sports_meeting, meet, run_into, encounter
antonyms: diverge

Word.: Republican
Tag. JJ
Def.: a member of the Republican Party
synonyms: republican, Republican_River, Republican
antonyms:

Word.: float
Tag. VBP
Def.: the time interval between the deposit of a check in a bank and its payment
synonyms: ice-cream_soda, float, ice-cream_float
antonyms: sink

Word.: smaller
Tag. JJR
Def.: small or little relative to something else
synonyms: littler, smaller, small, minor, little
antonyms: big, large

Word.: relief
Tag. NN
Def.: the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced
synonyms: relief, alleviation, ease, assuagement
antonyms:

Word.: plan
Tag. NN
Def.: a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished
synonyms: program, plan, programme, design
antonyms:

Word.: Myanmar
Tag. NNP
Def.: a mountainous republic in southeastern Asia on the Bay of Bengal
synonyms: Union_of_Burma, Myanmar, Burma
antonyms:

Word.: file
Tag. NN
Def.: a set of related records (either written or electronic) kept together
synonyms: single_file, Indian_file, data_file, file
antonyms:

Word.: resolution
Tag. NN
Def.: a formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote
synonyms: declaration, resolution, resolve, resolving_power
antonyms: irresoluteness, preparation

Word.: strip
Tag. NN
Def.: a relatively long narrow piece of something
synonyms: airstrip, strip, flight_strip, slip
antonyms: dress

Word.: Taylor
Tag. NNP
Def.: United States composer and music critic (1885-1966)
synonyms: Deems_Taylor, Elizabeth_Taylor, Taylor, Joseph_Deems_Taylor
antonyms:

Word.: Greene
Tag. NNP
Def.: English novelist and Catholic (1904-1991)
synonyms: Greene, Henry_Graham_Greene, Graham_Greene
antonyms:

Word.: committee
Tag. NN
Def.: a special group delegated to consider some matter; – Milton Berle
synonyms: commission, citizens_committee, committee
antonyms:

Word.: Hudson
Tag. NNP
Def.: a New York river; flows southward into New York Bay; explored by Henry Hudson early in the 17th century
synonyms: Hudson_River, W._H._Hudson, William_Henry_Hudson, Hudson
antonyms:

Word.: York
Tag. NNP
Def.: the English royal house (a branch of the Plantagenet line) that reigned from 1461 to 1485; its emblem was a white rose
synonyms: House_of_York, York
antonyms:

Word.: Chicago
Tag. NNP
Def.: largest city in Illinois; a bustling Great Lakes port that extends 26 miles along the southwestern shoreline of Lake Michigan
synonyms: Newmarket, Michigan, Windy_City, Chicago
antonyms:

Word.: mother
Tag. NN
Def.: a woman who has given birth to a child (also used as a term of address to your mother)
synonyms: female_parent, mother
antonyms: father, male_parent

Word.: school
Tag. NN
Def.: an educational institution
synonyms: schooling, schoolhouse, school
antonyms:

Word.: killing
Tag. VBG
Def.: an event that causes someone to die
synonyms: putting_to_death, violent_death, kill, killing
antonyms:

Word.: mentally
Tag. RB
Def.: in your mind
synonyms: mentally
antonyms:

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Learn English from News 2021-01-30 15:35

weather, storm, heavy, snow, dangerous, conditions, rule, wear, face, heiress, share, money, rally, ready, probe, riot, evidence, coordination, assault, Washington, January, release, man, Afghanistan

Here are five News Headlines from today’s news.

  • N.J. weather: Winter storm warnings issued with heavy wind-driven snow, dangerous driving conditions expected – NJ.com
  • CDC issues rule requiring travelers to wear face masks – POLITICO
  • Report: Publix heiress gave ‘lion’s share’ of money for Jan. 6 Trump rally – WJXT News4JAX
  • ‘Be ready to fight’: FBI probe of U.S. Capitol riot finds evidence detailing coordination of an assault – The Washington Post
  • $1,400 stimulus checks: Where we stand as January ends – fox8.com
  • Biden faces calls to secure release of U.S. man in Afghanistan – NBC News

Here an analysis of the words that came in the news headline for today:

weather:
Def.: the atmospheric conditions that comprise the state of the atmosphere in terms of temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation
synonyms: atmospheric_condition, weather, weather_condition, conditions
antonyms:

storm:
Def.: a violent weather condition with winds 64-72 knots (11 on the Beaufort scale) and precipitation and thunder and lightning
synonyms: storm, tempest, violent_storm
antonyms:

heavy:
Def.: an actor who plays villainous roles
synonyms: heavy
antonyms: light

snow:
Def.: precipitation falling from clouds in the form of ice crystals
synonyms: C._P._Snow, Snow, snow, snowfall
antonyms:

dangerous:
Def.: involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm
synonyms: grave, dangerous, unsafe, grievous
antonyms: safe

conditions
Def.: the prevailing context that influences the performance or the outcome of a process
synonyms: weather, weather_condition, conditions
antonyms:

rule:
Def.: a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior
synonyms: rule, convention, pattern, normal, regulation
antonyms:

wear:
Def.: impairment resulting from long use
synonyms: clothing, article_of_clothing, vesture, wear
antonyms: refresh

face
Def.: the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear
synonyms: look, expression, human_face, face, aspect
antonyms: back, avoid

heiress
Def.: a female heir
synonyms: heiress, inheritress, inheritrix
antonyms:

share
Def.: assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group
synonyms: part, share, percentage, portion
antonyms:

money
Def.: the most common medium of exchange; functions as legal tender
synonyms: money
antonyms:

rally
Def.: a large gathering of people intended to arouse enthusiasm
synonyms: mass_meeting, rally, rallying
antonyms: demobilize

ready
Def.: poised for action
synonyms: make, ready, cook, fix
antonyms: unready

probe
Def.: an inquiry into unfamiliar or questionable activities
synonyms: probe, investigation
antonyms:

riot
Def.: a public act of violence by an unruly mob
synonyms: public_violence, riot, belly_laugh, rioting
antonyms:

evidence
Def.: your basis for belief or disbelief; knowledge on which to base belief
synonyms: attest, grounds, evidence
antonyms:

coordination
Def.: the skillful and effective interaction of movements
synonyms: coordination
antonyms: incoordination

assault
Def.: close fighting during the culmination of a military attack
synonyms: Assault, violation, assault, rape
antonyms:

Washington
Def.: the capital of the United States in the District of Columbia and a tourist mecca; George Washington commissioned Charles L’Enfant to lay out the city in 1791
synonyms: Washington, Washington_D.C., American_capital, capital_of_the_United_States
antonyms:

January
Def.: the first month of the year; begins 10 days after the winter solstice
synonyms: Jan, January
antonyms:

release
Def.: merchandise issued for sale or public showing (especially a record or film)
synonyms: release, liberation, freeing
antonyms: hold, block, freeze, confine

man:
Def.: an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)
synonyms: military_man, man, adult_male, serviceman
antonyms: civilian, woman

Afghanistan
Def.: a mountainous landlocked country in central Asia; bordered by Iran to the west and Russia to the north and Pakistan to the east and south
synonyms: Afghanistan, Islamic_State_of_Afghanistan
antonyms:

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