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Today’s article title is: China is building new, green cities but can’t find people to live there

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Pronunciation: dih-nouns

Meaning: to express one’s unfavorable opinion of the worth or quality of

Synonyms: blame, censure, condemn, criticize, dispraise, fault, knock, pan, reprehend, slag

Antonyms: extol, laud, praise, condemn

Usage: I don’t mean to denounce your practice 

Forms: Denouncement (noun)



Pronunciation: in-ten-shuhn

Meaning: something that one hopes or intends to accomplish

Synonyms: aim, ambition, aspiration, design, dream, end, goal, idea, ideal, intent, objective, purpose

Usage: It was never my intention to hurt him 

Forms: Intentional (adverb), Intend (verb)



Pronunciation: uhn-brahyd-ld

Meaning: showing no signs of being under control

Synonyms: abandoned, intemperate, rampant, raw, runaway, unbounded, unchecked, uncontrolled, unhampered, unhindered, unrestrained

Antonyms: bridled, checked, constrained, controlled, curbed, governed, hampered, hindered, restrained, temperate

Usage: The unbridled horse ran across the field 



Pronunciation: luhsh

Meaning: growing thickly and vigorously

Synonyms: luxuriant, prosperous, rampant, rank, weedy

Antonyms: sparse

Usage: Lush trees turned the landscape green 



Pronunciation: em-bod-ee

Meaning: to represent in visible form

Synonyms: body, epitomize, express, externalize, incarnate, incorporate, instantiate, manifest, materialize, personalize, personify, substantiate

Antonyms: disembody

Usage: They embody the virtues of the ancient tribe. 
Forms: Embodiment (noun)