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Today’s article title is: Pranab as FM: Remembering how he managed controversies, even created some

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TESTIMONY

Noun

Pronunciation: tes-tuh-moh-nee

Meaning: something presented in support of the truth or accuracy of a claim

Synonyms: attestation, confirmation, corroboration, evidence, proof, substantiation, validation

Antonyms: disproof

Usage: The document is a testimony to the fact that he was a great father 


LONGEVITY

Noun

Pronunciation: lon-jev-i-tee

Meaning: the time period during which something exists or lasts

Synonyms: age, duration, term, tenure

Usage: Tortoise are known for their long-lasting longevity 


STINT

Verb

Pronunciation: stint 

Meaning: supply a very ungenerous or inadequate amount of (something)

Synonyms: keep, retain, withhold

Antonyms: allocate, allot, distribute, ration

Usage: The warehouse hasn’t been stinted properly 


CONTROVERSY

Noun

Pronunciation: kon-truh-vur-see

Meaning: an often noisy or angry expression of differing opinions

Synonyms: altercation, bicker, brawl, disagreement, dispute, row, spat, squabble, tiff

Usage: This misunderstanding and lack of communication will only lead to a controversy 

Forms: Controversial (adjective)


UTILITY

Noun

Pronunciation: yoo-til-i-tee

Meaning: the capacity for being useful for some purpose

Synonyms: serviceability, usefulness

Antonyms: uselessness, worthlessness

Usage: This is a prized possession due to its high utility 

Forms: Utilise (verb)