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Today’s article title is: RS passes Banking Amendment Bill to put cooperative banks under RBI ambit

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AMBIT

Noun

Pronunciation: am-bit 

Meaning: an area over which activity, capacity, or influence extends

Synonyms: amplitude, breadth, compass, confines, dimension(s), extent, range, reach, realm, scope, sweep, width

Usage: No changes can be made within the ambit of this law 


AMALGAMATION

Noun

Pronunciation: uh-mal-guh-mey-shuhn

Meaning: a distinct entity formed by the combining of two or more different things

Synonyms: admixture, alloy, amalgam, blend, cocktail, combination, composite

Antonyms: component, constituent, element, ingredient

Usage: This alloy is an amalgamation of silver and mercury 

Forms: Amalgamate (verb)


AMEND

Verb

Pronunciation: uh-mend

Meaning: to make better, make corrections

Synonyms: ameliorate, better, enhance, enrich, help, improve, meliorate, perfect, refine, upgrade

Antonyms: worsen, backslide, regress

Usage: He will amend his behavior 

Forms: Amendment (noun)


THROTTLE

Verb

Pronunciation: throt-l 

Meaning: cause narrowing or constriction of

Synonyms: stifle, suppress, suffocate

Usage: They cannot throttle his freedom of speech 


AMENABLE

Adjective

Pronunciation: uh-mee-nuh-buhl

Meaning: readily giving in to the command or authority of another

Synonyms: biddable, compliant, conformable, docile, law-abiding, obedient, submissive, tractable

Antonyms: balky, contrary, contumacious, defiant, disobedient, froward, incompliant, recalcitrant

Usage: He is the most amenable creature 
Forms: Amenability (noun), Amenably (verb)