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 main words

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 | 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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