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Today’s article title is: Railway Board restructuring gets green flag: Vinod Yadav to be first CEO

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SURRENDER

Verb

Pronunciation: suh-ren-der

Meaning: to cease resistance

Synonyms: concede, give in, knuckle under, quit, relent, submit, succumb, yield 

Antonyms: resist

Usage: They will surrender when they hear about our power 

Forms: Surrender (noun)


LEAN

Adjective

Pronunciation: leen 

Meaning: thin and healthy/ efficient

Synonyms: trim/ efficient, effective, productive

Antonyms: bulky/ inefficent, fruitless, useless

Usage: They will build a lean organisation 


REFORM

Verb

Pronunciation: ri-fawrm

Meaning: to change one’s behavior or character for the better, to correct errors

Synonyms: amend, mend, correct, rectify

Antonyms: backslide, regress, damage, harm, hurt

Usage: He will reform his ways after training 

Forms: Reformed (adjective)


UNIFY

Verb

Pronunciation: yoo-nuh-fahy 

Meaning: to come together to form a single unit

Synonyms: associate, coalesce, combine, conjoin, unite

Antonyms: break up, dissever, part, section, separate, sever, split, sunder, unlink

Usage: They will unify under a single king 

Forms: Unification (noun), Unified (adjective)


INFIGHTING

Noun

Pronunciation: in-fahy-ting 

Meaning: a lack of agreement or harmony

Synonyms: conflict, discord, discord, schism, strife

Antonyms: accord, agreement, concord, concordance, harmony, peace
Usage: There is a lot of infighting in that tribe