Ajax Loader Words In News | 08 September 2020

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Today’s article title is: India Inc heaves sigh of relief as Kamath panel identifies key sectors

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Important words and idioms from the article



Pronunciation: keen-lee

Meaning: as in eagerly, excitedly/as in sharply, acutely

Synonyms: avidly, eagerly, excitedly, impatiently/acutely, sharply

Antonyms: aloofly, disinterestedly, impassively/indifferently, lightly

Usage: He works keenly on his favourite project/She looked at him keenly 

Forms: Keen (adjective), Keenness (noun)



Pronunciation: dee-fawlt 

Meaning: failure to fulfill an obligation

Synonyms: delinquency, dereliction, failure, misprision, neglect, negligence, nonfeasance, oversight

Antonyms: compliance, fulfillment

Usage: A default on the repayment of loan is expected from his side 

Forms: Default (verb)



Pronunciation: lahy-uh-bil-i-tee

Meaning: a feature of someone or something that creates difficulty for achieving success

Synonyms: debit, disadvantage, disbenefit, downside, drawback, incommodity, minus, negative, strike

Antonyms: advantage, asset, edge, plus

Usage: His debts will be a liability as an entrepreneur 



Pronunciation: as-er-teyn

Meaning: to come to an awareness of

Synonyms: discover, find out, learn, realize

Antonyms: miss, overlook, disregard, ignore

Usage: She was able to ascertain the truth from him 



Pronunciation: ben-uh-fish-ee-er-ee

Meaning: someone who gains something due to an action

Synonyms: recipient, heir, heiress, assignee, grantee
Usage: His daughter has been named as his sole beneficiary 

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