Ajax Loader Words In News | 21 September 2020

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Today’s article title is: For RBI, bank compliance officers are no Cleopatra

Did you find words that were absolutely new? Great! Below are the explanations are given for some of those difficult words you found. Go through them slowly and don’t forget to do the exercises at the end.

Important words and idioms from the article

COMPLIANCE

Noun

Pronunciation: kuhm-plahy-uhns

Meaning: the following of a custom, rule, or law

Synonyms: abidance, adherence, conformance, conformity, keeping, obedience, observance, observation

Antonyms: breach, contravention, infraction, infringement, nonobservance, transgression, trespass, violation

Usage: I look forward to your compliance 

Forms: Comply (verb), Compliant (adjective)


UNRAVEL

Verb

Pronunciation: uhn-rav-uhl

Meaning: to find an answer for through reasoning

Synonyms: answer, break, crack, unriddle, solve/ disentangle, unbraid, unlay, unsnarl, untangle, untwine, untwist, unweave

Antonyms: entangle, snarl, tangle

Usage: I will unravel the mysteral/ I will unravel the knot in the rope 

Forms: Unravelled (adjective)


CAP

Verb

Pronunciation: kap

Meaning: to set bounds or an upper limit for

Synonyms: circumscribed, confined, held down, limited, restricted

Antonyms: exceeded

Usage: The salary has been capped to 30000 per month due to the losses 


PROSPECTIVE

Noun

Pronunciation: pruh-spek-tiv

Meaning: likely to be or become something at a later time

Synonyms: possible, potential, anticipated

Antonyms: antecedent, anterior, precedent

Usage: The school had a luncheon for prospective students


STALE

Adjective

Pronunciation: steyl

Meaning: causing weariness, restlessness, or lack of interest, used or heard so often as to be dull

Synonyms: hackneyed, banal, arid, boring, colorless, drab, dreary, drudging

Antonyms: absorbing, engaging, engrossing, gripping, fresh, new, novel
Usage: That is stale news!


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