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Today’s article title is: Global economic recovery slowing from a bounce to a grind: Economists

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SPRINT

Verb

Pronunciation: sprint

Meaning: to go at a pace faster than a walk

Synonyms: dash, gallop, jog, run, scamper, trip, trot

Usage: She sprinted off to the class 

Forms: Sprint (noun)


COMPOUND

Verb

Pronunciation: kom-pound

Meaning: to put or bring together so as to form a new and longer whole

Synonyms: accelerate, aggrandize, amplify, augment, boost, build up, enlarge, escalate, expand, extend, hype, increase, multiply, raise, stoke, supersize

Antonyms: abate, decrease, de-escalate, diminish, downsize, dwindle, lessen, lower, minify, reduce, subtract

Usage: This will only serve to compound the problem 

Forms: Compound (adjective)


REIMPOSE

Verb

Pronunciation: ree-im-pohz

Meaning: as in reapply, relay

Synonyms: reapply, relay, inflict, wreak, coerce, compel, force

Antonyms: abate, diminish, lessen

Usage: They will reimpose Section 144 provisions in case of riots 


SLUMP

Noun

Pronunciation: sluhmp

Meaning: a period of decreased economic activity

Synonyms: depression, recession

Antonyms: boom

Usage: The post COVID world will see a slump in economic activities 


WREAK

Verb

Pronunciation: reek

Meaning: to cause to suffer punishment or vengeance for

Synonyms: inflict, exact, fine
Usage: Such acts will wreak havoc on peace in the community