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Today’s article title is: What is GST Council deliberating today?

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DEFICIT

Noun

Pronunciation: def-uh-sit

Meaning: a falling short of an essential or desirable amount or number

Synonyms: crunch, dearth, deficiency, drought, famine, inadequacy, insufficiency, lack, lacuna, paucity, pinch, poverty, scantiness, scarcity, shortage, undersupply, want

Antonyms: abundance, adequacy, amplitude, opulence, plenitude, plenty, sufficiency, wealth

Usage: There is a deficit of supplies in this factory outlet. 

Forms: Deficient (adjective)


IMPLICATION

Noun

Pronunciation: im-pli-key-shuhn

Meaning: an idea that is conveyed often indirectly/a future condition or occurrence traceable to a cause

Synonyms: clue, cue, hint, indication, inkling, intimation, suggestion/ ramification, denouement, repercussion 

Usage: You misunderstood my implication/ The implications of this new law might be troublesome 


DISBURSE

Verb

Pronunciation: dis-burs

Meaning: to hand over or use up in payment

Synonyms: drop, expend, give, lay out, outlay, pay, shell out, spend

Antonyms: cache, hoard, lay up, save

Usage: You need to disburse some funds immediately 

Forms: Disbursal (noun)


DISTINCTION 1

Noun

Pronunciation: dih-stingk-shuhn

Meaning: exceptionally high quality

Synonyms: choiceness, excellence, excellency, first-rateness, greatness, perfection, preeminence, primeness, superbness, superiority, supremacy

Antonyms: averageness, badness, crumminess, inferiority, mediocrity, ordinariness, worthlessness

Usage: I own a shop selling native handicrafts of distinction 


DISTINCTION 2

Noun

Pronunciation:  dih-stingk-shuhn

Meaning: the quality or state of being different

Synonyms: contrast, difference, disagreement, discrepancy, disparateness

Antonyms: alikeness, analogousness, analogy, community, likeness, resemblance, sameness, similarity
Usage: There is a clear distinction between the cheaper and costlier goods