Ajax Loader Words In News | 13 October 2020

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Today’s article title is: A pragmatic fiscal stimulus package that nudges households to spend

Did you find words that were absolutely new? Great! Below are the explanations are given for some of those difficult words you found. Go through them slowly and don’t forget to do the exercises at the end.

Important words and idioms from the article



Pronunciation: poizd

Meaning: as in serene, cool

Synonyms: collected, composed, cool, coolheaded, recollected, self-possessed, serene, tranquil, unperturbed, unshaken

Antonyms: unpoised, diffident, insecure, jittery, jumpy

Usage: She was well-known for her poised demeanour 

Forms: Poise (noun), Poise (verb) 



Pronunciation: fuhm-buhl-ing

Meaning: as in awkward, clumsy

Synonyms: awkward, bungling, clumsy, gauche, gawky, graceless, klutzy, rough-hewn, stiff, stilted, uncomfortable, uneasy, ungainly, ungraceful

Antonyms: graceful, limber, coordinated

Usage: His fumbling ways were very apparent 

Forms: Fumble (noun), Fumble (verb)



Pronunciation: slahyt

Meaning: a clever often underhanded means to achieve an end/ mental skill or quickness

Synonyms: artifice, device, gambit, gimmick, ploy, ruse, scheme, shenanigan, stratagem, trick, wile/adroitness, cleverness, dexterity, finesse

Usage: She must have employed some sophisticated sleight to con that couple/ The speech pays tribute to his remarkable sleight of mind  



Pronunciation: fluhsh

Meaning: to develop a rosy facial color (as from excitement or embarrassment)

Synonyms: bloom, blush, color, crimson, glow, redden

Usage: He flushed at the sight of his diary  

Forms: Flush (noun), Flush (adjective) 




Meaning: as in realism

Synonyms: realism

Usage: You have to display a certain degree of pragmatism in this work 
Forms: Pragmatic (adjective)

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