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Today’s article title is: Beyond taunting China: Does India have a bigger plan for Tibet?
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Important words and idioms from the article
Meaning: likely to seek revenge
Synonyms: revengeful, vengeful
Antonyms: charitable, forgiving, merciful
Usage: He was disliked for his vindictive attitude
Forms: Vindictiveness (noun)
Meaning: a brief clash between enemies or rivals
Synonyms: brush, encounter, hassle, run-in, scrape
Usage: There was a brief skirmish between the two gangs
Meaning: a time or state of affairs requiring prompt or decisive action
Synonyms: crisis, emergency
Usage: No one was able to foresee this exigency
Forms: Exigent (adjective)
Meaning: inflicting, involving, or serving as punishment
Synonyms: castigating, chastening, chastising, corrective, disciplinary, penal, penalizing
Usage: Some punitive measures need to be taken
Meaning: present in all places and at all times
Synonyms: omnipresent, universal, wall-to-wall
Antonyms: bounded, circumscribed, confined, finite, limited, measured, narrow, restricted
Usage: The aroma seems to be ubiquitous in the town
Forms: Ubiquity (noun)