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Learn English from News Today: 2021-02-08

The main words:

demand, impeachment, Republican, Ron, Wright, Texas, first, sitting, member, Congress, die, splinter, relief, bill, Washington, child, tax, credits, India, glacier, people, dead, panel, probe

The top six news:

  • Trump lawyers demand dismissal on impeachment | TheHill – The Hill
  • Republican Rep. Ron Wright of Texas is first sitting member of Congress to die of Covid – CNBC
  • Democratic lawmakers splinter over criteria for $1,400 stimulus payments as Biden relief bill advances – The Washington Post
  • Democrats want $3,600 per child tax credits in Covid relief bill – NBC News
  • India glacier burst: Rescue workers looking for 171 people feared dead in Uttarakhand – CNN
  • – House panel renews probe into Trump administration’s interference with covid response – The Washington Post

Analyzing the main words:

Word.:  demand
Tag. VBP
Def.:  an urgent or peremptory request
synonyms:  demand, requirement
antonyms:  obviate, supply

Word.:  impeachment
Tag. NN
Def.:  a formal document charging a public official with misconduct in office
synonyms:  impeachment
antonyms:  

Word.:  Republican
Tag. NNP
Def.:  a member of the Republican Party
synonyms:  Republican_River, republican, Republican
antonyms:  
 
Word.:  Wright
Tag. NNP
Def.:  United States writer of detective novels (1888-1939)
synonyms:  Willard_Huntington_Wright, Richard_Wright, S._S._Van_Dine, Wright
antonyms:  

Word.:  Texas
Tag. NNP
Def.:  the second largest state; located in southwestern United States on the Gulf of Mexico
synonyms:  TX, Texas, Lone-Star_State
antonyms:  

Word.:  first
Tag. JJ
Def.:  the first or highest in an ordering or series
synonyms:  number_one, first, number_1
antonyms:  second, middle, last

Word.:  sitting
Tag. VBG
Def.:  (photography) the act of assuming a certain position (as for a photograph or portrait)
synonyms:  posing, sitting, seance
antonyms:  arise, stand, standing

Word.:  member
Tag. NN
Def.:  one of the persons who compose a social group (especially individuals who have joined and participate in a group organization)
synonyms:  member, extremity, fellow_member, appendage
antonyms:  nonmember

Word.:  Congress
Tag. NNP
Def.:  the legislature of the United States government
synonyms:  US_Congress, United_States_Congress, U.S._Congress, congress, Congress
antonyms:  


Word.:  splinter
Tag. NN
Def.:  a small thin sharp bit or wood or glass or metal
synonyms:  break_away, secede, splinter, sliver
antonyms:  

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

Word.:  bill
Tag. NN
Def.:  a statute in draft before it becomes law
synonyms:  invoice, measure, account, bill
antonyms:  

Word.:  Washington
Tag. NNP
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, capital_of_the_United_States, American_capital, Washington_D.C.
antonyms:  

Word.:  child
Tag. NN
Def.:  a young person of either sex
synonyms:  kid, child, youngster, shaver, minor
antonyms:  parent

Word.:  tax
Tag. NN
Def.:  charge against a citizen's person or property or activity for the support of government
synonyms:  taxation, revenue_enhancement, tax
antonyms:  

Word.:  credits
Tag. NNS
Def.:  a list of acknowledgements of those who contributed to the creation of a film (usually run at the end of the film)
synonyms:  credit, credits, recognition
antonyms:  debit, cash

Word.:  India
Tag. NNP
Def.:  a republic in the Asian subcontinent in southern Asia; second most populous country in the world; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
synonyms:  Bharat, India, Republic_of_India
antonyms:  

Word.:  glacier
Tag. NN
Def.:  a slowly moving mass of ice
synonyms:  glacier
antonyms:  

Word.:  people
Tag. NNS
Def.:  (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively
synonyms:  citizenry, multitude, people
antonyms:  

Word.:  dead
Tag. JJ
Def.:  people who are no longer living
synonyms:  dead, all_in
antonyms:  live, alive, living

Word.:  panel
Tag. NN
Def.:  sheet that forms a distinct (usually flat and rectangular) section or component of something
synonyms:  venire, panel, jury
antonyms:  

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

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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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