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Today’s article title is: Elon Musk is going to have a hard time finding an important lifeline for Tesla

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CLINCH

Verb

Pronunciation: klinch

Meaning: to make final, definite, or beyond dispute

Synonyms: decide, determine, nail, settle

Antonyms: confuse, muddle, muddy, unsettle

Usage: This decision will clinch matters finally 


CRAM

Verb

Pronunciation: kram

Meaning: to put into (something) as much as can be held or contained

Synonyms: crowd, crush, jam, ram, sandwich, shoehorn, squeeze, stuff, wedge

Antonyms: clear, empty, evacuate, vacate, void

Usage: He can cram as many as six cookies in his mouth at one time 


RUPTURE

Verb

Pronunciation: ruhp-cher

Meaning: to develop a hole, crack, or tear often in a sudden and forceful or violent way

Synonyms: blow, break, cleave, split

Antonyms: assemble, recombine, combine

Usage: The balloon will rupture if there is too much air in it 

Forms: Rupture (noun), Ruptured (adjective)


SOUGHT

Verb

Pronunciation: sawt

Meaning: to make an effort to do/to search for

Synonyms: assayed, attempted, endeavored, strove, tried

Antonyms: dropped, gave up, quit, ignored, neglected

Usage: She sought to win, but could not. 

Forms: Seek (present tense)


COMPOUNDING

Verb

Pronunciation: kuhm-pound-ing

Meaning: to make greater in size, amount, or number/ to make bigger in scale

Synonyms: building up, enlarging, escalating, expanding, hyping

Antonyms: abating, decreasing, de-escalating, diminishing
Usage: Use of private cars has an effect of further compounding the problem of pollution