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Today’s article title is: Supreme Court to begin hearing SBI’s plea against Anil Ambani today

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CARTEL

Noun

Pronunciation: kahr-tel

Meaning: a number of businesses or enterprises united for commercial advantage

Synonyms: combination, combine, syndicate, trust

Usage: He is the head of a cartel of pharmaceutical companies 


INVOKE

Verb

Pronunciation: in-vohk

Meaning: to be the cause of 

Synonyms: beget, catalyze, cause, create, effectuate, induce, produce

Antonyms: impede, limit, restrict

Usage: Your act will invoke the wrath of the sea monster 

Forms: Invocation (noun)


RECKONING

Noun

Pronunciation: rek-uh-ning

Meaning: the act of placing a value on the nature, character, or quality of something

Synonyms: appraisal, appraisement, assessment, estimate, estimation, evaluation, valuation

Usage: As per my reckoning, this artifact must be worth billions

Forms: Reckon (verb)


INTERVENTION

Noun

Pronunciation: in-ter-ven-shuhn

Meaning: to act as a go-between for opposing sides

Synonyms: intercede, intermediate, interpose, mediate

Antonyms: avoid, eschew, shun

Usage: She needs immediate intervention 

Forms: Intervene (verb)


BUCKING

Verb

Pronunciation: buhk-ing

Meaning: to refuse to give in to

Synonyms: defying, fighting, opposing, repelling, resisting, withstanding

Antonyms: bowing (to), capitulating (to), giving in (to), knuckling under, submitting (to), succumbing (to), surrendering (to), yielding (to)
Usage: He will not be bucking the trend of losing the race