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Today’s article title is: Struggling to find work under MGNREGS, Bihar migrants head back to cities

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Important words and idioms from the article

IMPOSE

Verb

Pronunciation: im-pohz

Meaning: to establish or apply as a charge or penalty

Synonyms: assess, charge, exact, fine, lay, levy, put

Antonyms: remit

Usage: We will impose a fine for this act 

Forms: Imposition (noun)


FRONTLINE

Noun

Pronunciation: fruhnt-lahyn

Meaning: the most important or influential position in a debate or movement

Usage:  In the pandemic, doctors and nurses are on the frontline.


DISPATCH

Verb

Pronunciation: dih-spach

Meaning: to cause to go or be taken from one place to another

Synonyms: consign, pack (off), send, ship, shoot, transfer, transmit, transport

Antonyms: accept, receive

Usage: We can dispatch the parcel today 

Forms: Dispatch (noun)


PERTAIN

Verb

Pronunciation: per-teyn

Meaning: to have a relation or connection

Synonyms: appertain, apply, bear, refer, relate

Usage: The message pertains to the conversation we had yesterday


CORROBORATE

Verb

Pronunciation: kuh-rob-uh-reyt

Meaning: to provide evidence or information for

Synonyms: back, bolster, buttress, reinforce (also reenforce), shore (up), substantiate, support

Antonyms: undercut, undermine, weaken

Usage: His personal experience does not corroborate your faith in the essential goodness of people
Forms: Corroboration (noun)