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Today’s article title is: Madras HC orders formation of panel to ensure self-reliance in cancer drugs

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PIONEER

Adjective

Pronunciation: pahy-uh-neer

Meaning: coming before all others in time or order

Synonyms: earliest, first, foremost, headmost, inaugural, initial, original, premier

Antonyms: final, last, latest, latter, terminal, terminating, ultimate

Usage: That is the nation’s pioneer medical institution 


MEDIATION

Noun

Pronunciation: mee-dee-ey-shuhn

Meaning: action in mediating between parties, as to effect an agreement or reconciliation

Synonyms: treaty, agreement, settlement, accord, arrangement, bargain, concurrence, consensus, deal, understanding

Usage: This matter requires careful mediation 

Forms: Mediate (verb)


SURPASS

Verb

Pronunciation: ser-pas

Meaning: to be greater, better, or stronger than

Synonyms: beat, better, eclipse, exceed, excel, outclass, outdistance, outdo, outgun, outmatch, outshine, outstrip, overtop, top, tower (over), transcend

Antonyms: lose (to)

Usage: His performance surpassed all expectations 


THRIVE

Verb

Pronunciation: thrahyv

Meaning: to grow vigorously

Synonyms: flourish, prosper, excel

Antonyms: flounder, struggle, fail

Usage: The tree will thrive in these conditions 

Forms: Thriving (adjective)


FORMULATION

Noun

Pronunciation: fawrm-yoo-layhshun

Meaning: the action of creating or preparing something

Synonyms: creation, devising, preparation, articulation

Usage: The formulation of foreign policy is a difficult process 
Forms: Formulate (verb)