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Today’s article title is: Fee discord stokes company-auditor divorces amid Covid-19 pandemic

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DISCORD

Noun

Pronunciation: dis-kawrd

Meaning: a lack of agreement or harmony

Synonyms: conflict, disaccord, inharmony, schism

Antonyms: accord, agreement, concord, concordance, harmony, peace

Usage: The discord between them is very serious 

Forms: Discord (verb)


STOKE

Verb

Pronunciation: stohk

Meaning: to make greater in size, amount, or number

Synonyms: accelerate, add (to), aggrandize, amplify

Antonyms: abate, decrease, de-escalate, diminish, reduce

Usage:  This will only serve to stoke the negativity


INSPECT

Verb

Pronunciation: in-spekt 

Meaning: to look over closely 

Synonyms: audit, examine, overlook, oversee, review, scan, scrutinize, survey, view

Antonyms: skim, glance, miss

Usage: I will insoect each product carefully 

Forms: Inspection (noun)


DISSOCIATION

Noun

Pronunciation: dih-soh-see-ey-shuhn

Meaning: as in parting

Synonyms: disaffiliation, breakup, dissolution, disunion, parting, splitting

Antonyms: union, association

Usage: The argument led to a dissociation among the two entities 

Forms: Dissociate (verb)


PREMIUM

Adjective

Pronunciation: pree-mee-uhm

Meaning: commanding a large price

Synonyms: costly, dear, expensive, extravagant, high, high-end

Antonyms: cheap, inexpensive, regular
Usage: I will only buy premium wines at this cost