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Today’s article title is: Rupee gets cushion from stock flows, current account surplus amid pandemic

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CUSHION

Verb

Pronunciation: koosh-uhn

Meaning: to lessen the shock of

Synonyms: buffer, gentle, soften

Antonyms: heighten, intensify, sharpen

Usage: This foam will cushion the fall 

Forms: Cushion (noun)


OUTPERFORM

Verb

Pronunciation: out-per-fawrm 

Meaning: to do or perform better than (someone or something) 

Synonyms: best, clobber, conquer, crush, defeat 

Usage: The new student will outperform all the others 


BATTER

Verb

Pronunciation: bat-er

Meaning: to strike repeatedly

Synonyms: beat, bludgeon, pound, pummel

Usage: The children will batter the pinata till it breaks 


RAMPAGE

Noun

Pronunciation: ram-peyj

Meaning: a state of wildly excited activity or emotion

Synonyms: agitation, deliriousness, delirium, distraction, fever, feverishness, flap, frenzy, furor, furore, fury, hysteria, rage, uproar

Antonyms: calm, calmness, peace, peacefulness, placidity, repose, quietude, serenity, still, stillness, tranquillity 

Usage: They public will go on a rampage if their demands are not met 


LURE

Verb

Pronunciation: loor

Meaning: to lead away from a usual or proper course by offering some pleasure or advantage

Synonyms: allure, bait, beguile, betray, decoy, entice, lead on, seduce, solicit, tempt

Antonyms: repulse, ward off

Usage: The king lured the lion away with a piece of ham 
Forms: Lure (noun)