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Today’s article title is: Trump elevated ties with India in ways not seen before: White House

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FACET

Noun

Pronunciation: fas-it

Meaning: a certain way in which something appears or may be regarded

Synonyms: angle, aspect, hand, phase, side

Usage: There are many facets to the story of the Indian struggle for independence 


SOLIDIFY

Verb

Pronunciation: suh-lid-uh-fahy

Meaning: to take on a definite form/ to take on a solid form

Synonyms: crystallize (also crystalize), form, jell, shape (up)

Antonyms: break down, decay, decompose, disintegrate

Usage: My ideas are beginning to solidify

Forms: Solidification (noun)


ASSERT

Verb

Pronunciation: uh-surt 

Meaning: to state clearly and strongly

Synonyms: affirm, aver, avouch, avow, declare, guarantee, lay down, profess

Antonyms: Aver

Usage:  She asserted her allegiance to the country

Forms: Assertion (noun)


ENDURING

Adjective

Pronunciation: en-dyoor-ing

Meaning: having an existence or validity that does not change or diminish

Synonyms: abiding, ageless, continuing, dateless, eternal, timeless, undying

Antonyms: archaic, dated, obsolete, outdated

Usage: The traditional design is charming and enduring. 

Forms: Endurance (noun) 


MUTUAL

Adjective

Pronunciation: myoo-choo-uhl

Meaning: used or done by a number of people as a group

Synonyms: collective, combined, common, communal, joint, public, communal

Antonyms: exclusive, individual, solitary, unilateral
Usage: They have some mutual friends