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Today’s article title is: Why vocal for local won’t bother Google

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PRESTIGIOUS

Adjective

Pronunciation: pre-stij-uhs

Meaning: standing above others in rank, importance, or achievement

Synonyms: celebrated, exalted, famed, famous, glorious, honored, renowned, reputable

Antonyms: obscure, uncelebrated, unsung

Usage: The post is a very prestigious one 

Forms: Prestige (noun)


ACCORD

Verb

Pronunciation: uh-kawrd

Meaning: to give the ownership or benefit of (something) formally or publicly

Synonyms: award, confer, grant, vest

Antonyms: recant, retract, take back, withdraw

Usage: Women were finally accorded the right to vote in 1920


FEAT

Noun

Pronunciation: feet

Meaning: an act of notable skill, strength, or cleverness

Synonyms: accomplishment, achievement, attainment, coup, success, triumph

Usage: Everyone knows about the legendary feat of the Ramatukan tribe. 


PRISTINE

Adjective

Pronunciation: pris-teen

Meaning: being in an original and unused or unspoiled state

Synonyms: brand-new, fresh, mint

Antonyms: stale

Usage: The forest is beautiful and pristine 

Forms: Pristinely (adverb)


CONFER

Verb

Pronunciation: kuhn-fur

Meaning: to exchange viewpoints or seek advice for the purpose of finding a solution to a problem/ to give the ownership or benefit of (something) formally or publicly

Synonyms: advise, confab, confabulate, consult, counsel, parley, treat/accord, award, grant, vest

Usage: Let me confer with my partner first/ The monarch continue to confer knighthood on those who practice excellence 
Forms: Conference (noun)