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Today’s article title is: Auto firms wary of sharing key import data

Did you find words that were absolutely new? Great! Below are the explanations 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

CONTINGENT

Adjective

Pronunciation: kuh n-tin-juh nt 

Meaning: unintended, accidental

Synonyms: accidental, inadvertent, incidental, unintended, unintentional, unplanned, unpremeditated

Antonyms: arranged, managed, orchestrated, ordered, planned

Usage: Along with the regular plan, we also need to plan some contingent measures 

Forms: Contingency (noun)


PROVISION

Noun

Pronunciation: pruh-vizh-uhn

Meaning: arrangement or preparation beforehand/ something upon which the carrying out of an agreement or offer depends

Synonyms: accoutre (or accouter), equip, fit (out), furnish/ condition, contingency, proviso

Antonyms: deprive, dispossess, divest, strip

Usage: We gave them ample provisions to start a company/ I loaned them money with the provision that they are honest with it 


IMPOSE

Verb

Pronunciation: im-pohz

Meaning: to establish or apply as a charge or penalty

Synonyms: assess, charge, exact, fine, lay, levy, put

Antonyms: remit

Usage:  They impose a fine if someone comes late

Forms: Imposition (noun)


CURB

Verb

Pronunciation: kurb

Meaning: to keep from exceeding a certain degree or level

Synonyms: bridle, check, constrain, contain, control, inhibit, regulate, rein (in), restrain, tame

Antonyms: lose

Usage: You need to curb your enthusiasm and act professional 

Forms: Curb (noun)


PROCURE

Verb

Pronunciation: proh-kyoor

Meaning: to receive a return for the effort

Synonyms: acquire, attain, win, reap

Antonyms: lose, forfeit

Usage: You will procure points for every victory in the game 
Forms: Procurement (noun)


Practice Questions

Q1) If the words ‘Procure’ and ‘Forfeit’ make a perfect pair, select the correct pair from the following set of words following the same logic:

  1. Curb-Bridle
  2. Impose-Assess
  3. Provision-Divest
  4. Contingent-Accidental

Q2) Create sentences of your own with the following words:

  1. Impose
  2. Provision
  3. Contingent
  4. Assess

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