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Today’s article title is: Apple hits $2 trn market valuation, but the next trillion won’t come easy

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Pronunciation: bohst

Meaning: to praise or express pride in one’s own possessions, qualities, or accomplishments often to excess/ to have within

Synonyms: blow, brag, swagger/ bear, contain, hold

Antonyms: belittle, deprecate, diminish

Usage: She tends to boast about her achievements/ The house boasts around a 100 rooms 

Forms: Boast (noun), Boastful (adjective)



Pronunciation: fawl-out

Meaning: aftermath

Synonyms: aftereffect, aftermath, effect, consequence

Antonyms:  causation, cause

Usage: Destruction is the fallout of war 



Pronunciation: roh-buhst

Meaning: enjoying health and vigor/ having an abundance of some characteristic quality

Synonyms: firm, forceful, hearty, solid, strong/  concentrated, potent, rich

Antonyms: delicate, light, mild, thin, weak, dull, lethargic, listless, sluggish, torpid

Usage:  He is a robust man/Pasta should be accompanied with robust wines 

Forms: Robustness (noun)



Pronunciation: hed-ee

Meaning: experiencing or marked by overwhelming usually pleasurable emotion/ having an abundance of some characteristic quality

Synonyms: ecstatic, elated, euphoric, rapturous, rhapsodic / concentrated, full, full-bodied, potent

Antonyms: depressed/delicate, light, mild

Usage: She is still heady from her win in the elections/ The sauce is heady indeed 

Forms: Headiness (noun)



Pronunciation: lawf-tee

Meaning: having a feeling of superiority/ extending to a great distance upward

Synonyms: arrogant, assumptive, bumptious, cavalier, pretentious, superior/ altitudinous, high, tall, towering

Antonyms: humble, lowly, modest, unarrogant, unpretentious/ low, low-lying, short, squat

Usage: The mountains reached lofty heights due to internal forces/ He has a lofty attitude 
Forms: Loftiness (noun)

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