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Today’s article title is: Chinese firms feel the pinch of India’s new import regulations: Report

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SCRUTINY

Noun

Pronunciation: skroot-n-ee 

Meaning: a close look at or over, a fixed intent look 

Synonyms: audit, check, examination, scan, stare, gaze

Antonyms: flash, glance, peep

Usage: His constant scrutiny gover over my nerves 

Forms: Scrutinize (verb)


JEOPARDIZE

Verb

Pronunciation: jep-er-dah-eez 

Meaning: to place in danger

Synonyms:  compromise, endanger, imperil

Antonyms: guard, protect, shelter, shield

Usage: This foolish act can jeopardize the entire operations 

Forms: Jeopardy (noun) 


SCREENING

Verb

Pronunciation: skree-ning

Meaning: to drive danger or attack away from/ to keep secret 

Synonyms: bulwarking, covering, defending, fencing, fending/ belying, blanketing, cloaking, concealing

Antonyms: assailing, assaulting, attacking/ disclosing, displaying, divulging, exposing

Usage: The army will screen the mainland from attack/ The trees screen the garden from outsiders 

Forms: Screen (noun)


DELIBERATION

Noun

Pronunciation: dih-lib-uh-rey-shuhn

Meaning: a careful weighing of the reasons for or against something

Synonyms: consideration, debate, reflection

Usage: This is an important issue and needs a detailed deliberation 

Forms: Deliberate (verb)


ANONYMITY

Noun

Pronunciation: an-uh-nim-i-tee 

Meaning: the quality or state of being mostly or completely unknown

Synonyms: facelessness, namelessness, obscurity

Antonyms: celebrity, fame, notoriety, renown

Usage: He wants anonymity for the sake of his family 
Forms: Anonymous (adjective)