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Today’s article title is: Vodafone-Idea’s fate hinges on the Supreme Court’s AGR verdict today

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HINGE

Verb

Pronunciation: hinj

Meaning: to be determined by, based on, or subject (to)

Synonyms: depend, hang, ride, turn

Usage: The verdict hinges upon the ideals of the judge 


VERDICT

Noun

Pronunciation: vur-dikt

Meaning: a position arrived at after consideration

Synonyms: award, call, conclusion, decision, deliverance

Antonyms: deadlock, draw, halt, stalemate

Usage: The verdict of the trial is not positive 


PEG

Verb

Pronunciation: peg

Meaning: to arrange or assign according to type

Synonyms: assort, break down, categorize, class, classify, codify, compartment

Antonyms: confuse, disarrange, jumble

Usage: I had pegged him as a weak team member since the beginning


TENURE

Noun

Pronunciation: ten-yer

Meaning: a fixed period of time during which a person holds a job or position 

Synonyms: hitch, stint, term, tour 

Usage: His tenure as VP was a smooth one


DEFER

Verb

Pronunciation: dih-fur

Meaning: to assign to a later time 

Synonyms: delay, postpone, put off, put over, remit, shelve

Antonyms: act, deal (with), decide (upon), do, work 
Usage: We will defer the results until the evidence comes in