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1. Encompasses
• Surround and have or hold within.
Usage: This area of Mumbai encompasses Borivali to the north and Colaba to the south.
Synonyms: surround, enclose, ring, encircle, circumscribe

2. Qualified institutional placement
• Qualified institutional placement is a capital-raising tool, primarily used in India and other parts of southern Asia, whereby a listed company can issue equity shares, fully and partly convertible debentures, or any securities other than warrants which are convertible to equity shares to a qualified institutional buyer.
• A qualified institutional buyer is a purchaser of securities that is deemed financially sophisticated and is legally recognized by securities market regulators to need less protection from issuers than most public investors.

3. Embargo
• An official ban on trade or other commercial activity with a particular country.
Usage: An embargo on grain sales.

4. Riposte
• A quick, clever reply to an insult or criticism.
Usage: You’ve got a strange sense of humour, Grant riposted.

5. Stopgap Measure
• A temporary measure or short-term fix, a ‘gap filler’, used until something better can be obtained
Usage: Small Company uses their old product with a few kludged enhancements as a stopgap until they can develop a new product.

6. Parlous
• Full of danger or uncertainty.
Usage: The parlous state of the economy.
Synonyms: bad, dire, dreadful, awful, terrible, appalling.

7. Masquerade
• Pretend to be someone one is not.
Usage: A journalist masquerading as a man got lost in the crowd.
Synonyms: pretend to be, pose as, impersonate, and disguise oneself as.
• A masquerade ball is an event in which the participants attend in costume wearing a mask. Less formal “costume parties” may be a descendant of this tradition.

8. Inculcate
• Instil an idea, attitude, or habit by persistent instruction.
Usage: I tried to inculcate in my pupils an attitude of enquiry and curiosity.
Synonyms: instil, implant, fix, ingrain, infuse, impress

9. Tenable
• Able to be maintained or defended against attack or objection.
Usage: Such a simplistic approach is no longer tenable.
Synonyms: defensible, justifiable, and defendable.

10. Walloping
• Large or powerful.
Usage: He cut me a walloping slice of cake.

11. Pernicious
• Having a harmful effect, especially in a gradual or subtle way.
Usage: The pernicious influences of the mass media.
Synonyms: harmful, damaging, and destructive.

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