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Today’s article title is: GST compensation cess mop-up rises for first time in five months

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TUSSLE

Noun

Pronunciation: tuhs-uhl

Meaning: a physical dispute between opposing individuals or groups

Synonyms: battle, clash, combat, conflict, scrimmage, scrum, scuffle, skirmish

Antonyms: truce

Usage: There was a small tussle in the playground today 

Forms: Tussle (verb)


ATTRIBUTE

Verb

Pronunciation: uh-trib-yoot

Meaning: to give the reason for or cause of/ to explain (something) as being the result of something else

Synonyms: account (for), explain/ accredit, ascribe

Usage: They attribute the strange happenings to the history of the region 

Forms: Attribution (noun) 


EVASION

Noun

Pronunciation: ih-vey-zhuhn 

Meaning: the act or a means of getting or keeping away from something undesirable

Synonyms: avoidance, cop-out, dodging, escape, shunning

Antonyms: abidance, endurance, submission, toleration

Usage: Evasion of duties is never the correct way out 

Forms: Evade (verb)


ALTERNATIVE

Adjective

Pronunciation: awl-tur-nuh-tiv

Meaning: available as another possibility or choice/ relating to activities that depart from or challenge traditional norms

Synonyms: alternate, optional, substitute/ nontraditional, unconventional, unorthodox

Antonyms: original/ conventional, customary, established, orthodox, traditional

Usage: There is no alternative to this situation/ He chose to lead an alternative lifestyle 

Forms: Alternatively (Adverb), Alternative (noun)


RESOLUTION

Noun

Pronunciation: rez-uh-loo-shuhn

Meaning: a position arrived at after consideration/ firm or unwavering adherence to one’s purpose

Synonyms:  conclusion, decision, verdict/ resolve, decision

Antonyms: deadlock, draw, halt, stalemate, standoff, tie/ irresolution, vacillation

Usage: This is the only resolution to the problem/ It is my resolution to solve this 
Forms: Resolve (verb)