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Notice These Words and Expressions in the Text. Infer Their Meaning from the Context. Treacherous, Subdued My Pride, Flailed at the Surface - English Core

Short Note

Notice these words and expressions in the text. Infer their meaning from the context.

  1. treacherous
  2. subdued my pride
  3. flailed at the surface
  4. fishing for landlocked salmon
  5. misadventure
  6. bob to the surface like a cork
  7. curtain of life fell
  8. back and forth across the pool
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Solution

  1. treacherous –  unpredictable danger; not dependable or trustworthy
  2. subdued my pride – to lower or restrain the intensity of self-respect and confidence
  3. flailed at the surface – to strike or lash out vigorously at the surface of the water in trying to come out
  4. fishing for landlocked salmon – to go fishing for a specific variety of salmon available in certain lakes
  5. misadventure – an incident that turns out to be a disaster
  6. bob to the surface like a cork – to float or show the characteristics of buoyancy as a cork in water
  7. curtain of life fell – to indicate that life has ended or a near-death experience
  8. back and forth across the pool – to swim across the swimming pool from one side to the other
Concept: Reading Skill (Textual)
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NCERT Textbook for Class 12 English Flamingo
Chapter 3.1 DEEP WATER
Exercise | Q 1 | Page 23
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