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Today’s article title is: PM Modi inaugurates 9.02 km long strategic Atal highway tunnel in Himalayas

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MANEUVER

Noun

Pronunciation: muh-noo-ver 

Meaning: to deal with (something) usually skillfully or efficiently

Synonyms: address, contend (with), cope (with), field, grapple (with), hack, handle, manage, manipulate

Antonyms: botch, bungle, foozle, fumble, goof (up), louse up, mess (up), mishandle, muff, scamp

Usage: He should maneuver the conversation away from the gossip 

Forms: Maneuver (verb)


MARVEL

Verb

Pronunciation: mahr-vuhl 

Meaning: something extraordinary or surprising

Synonyms: miracle, phenomenon, portent, prodigy, sensation, splendor, wonder, extraordinary

Usage: The telephone was considered a marvel of technology when it was first invented 

Forms: Marvellous (adjective)


INFLUX

Noun

Pronunciation: in-fluhks

Meaning: a flowing or coming in

Synonyms: inflow, inpouring, inrush

Antonyms: outflow, outpouring, exodus

Usage: There has been an influx of immigrants into Europe 


ARMOURED

Adjective

Pronunciation: aarm-uhrd

Meaning: as in safe, guarded

Synonyms: defended, guarded, protected, safe, safeguarded, secure, shielded

Antonyms: exposed, imperiled, insecure, liable, open, susceptible, unguarded, unprotected, unsafe

Usage: The President’s car is fully armoured 

Forms: Armour (noun), armour (verb)


POSTHUMOUS

Adjective

Pronunciation: pos-chuh-muhs

Meaning: occurring after one’s death

Synonyms: postmortem

Antonyms: antemortem

Usage: This book is the author’s posthumous publication 
Forms: Posthumously (adverb)