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Today’s article title is: ‘Would be massive’: Paytm Money looks to tap India’s stock trading mania

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FIERCE

Adjective

Pronunciation: feers

Meaning: violently unfriendly or aggressive in disposition/ extreme in degree, power, or effect

Synonyms: grim, savage, vicious/ acute, intense

Antonyms: gentle, mild, unaggressive/ light, moderate, soft

Usage: He is a fierce person/The wind was fierce yesterday 

Forms: Fierceness (noun), Fiercely (adverb)


STOKE

Verb

Pronunciation: stohk

Meaning: to make greater in size, amount, or number

Synonyms:  aggrandize, amplify, augment, boost, build up, compound, enlarge, escalate, expand, extend, hype

Antonyms: abate, decrease, de-escalate, diminish, downsize, dwindle, lessen, lower, minify, reduce, subtract

Usage: Moving the logs will stoke the fire 


SPECULATIVE

Adjective

Pronunciation: spek-yuh-ley-tiv

Meaning: existing only as an assumption or speculation

Synonyms: conjectural, hypothetical, suppositional, theoretical

Antonyms: actual, factual, real

Usage: I cannot believe in speculative hearsay 

Forms: Speculation (noun)


OUST

Verb

Pronunciation: oust 

Meaning: to drive or force out

Synonyms: banish, boot (out), bounce, cast out, dismiss

Antonyms: accept, admit, receive, take, take in

Usage: They can oust the king from his throne 

Forms: Ouster (noun)


RALLY

Verb

Pronunciation: ral-ee

Meaning: to assemble and make ready for action/to regain a former or normal state

Synonyms: mobilize, muster/ bounce (back), come back, rebound, recover, snap back

Antonyms: demobilize/ decline, fail, worsen
Usage: The forces will rally together/She will quickly rally to win the race