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1). Ambit (Noun) – सीमा
Definition: the scope, extent, or bounds of something.
Synonyms: Circut, scope, range, reach.
Antonyms: No limit, without end.
Usage: a full discussion of this complex issue was beyond the ambit of one book
2). Abrogating (Verb) — अभिनिषेध करना
Definition: repeal or do away with (a law, right, or formal agreement).
Synonyms: repudiate, revoke, repeal, rescind, overturn, overrule, override, do away with
Antonyms: institute, introduce
Usage: a proposal to abrogate temporarily the right to strike
3). Brunt (Noun) – आघात
Definition: the worst part or chief impact of a specified action.
Synonyms: full force, force, impact, shock, burden, pressure, strain, stress, impetus, thrust
Antonyms: ease, peace, relaxation.
Usage: education will bear the brunt of the cuts
4). Sacrosanct (Adjective) – पुण्यमय
Definition: (especially of a principle, place, or routine) regarded as too important or valuable to be interfered with.
Synonyms: sacred, hallowed, respected, inviolable, inviolate, unimpeachable,
Antonyms: violable, impeachable.
Usage: the individual’s right to work has been upheld as sacrosanct
5). Repealed (Verb) – निरस्त कर देना
Definition: revoke or annul (a law or act of parliament).
Synonyms: revoke, rescind, cancel, reverse, abrogate, annul, nullify, declare null and void
Antonyms: introduce, enact, ratify
Usage: the legislation was repealed five months later
6). Insurgency (Noun) — विद्रोह
Definition: an active revolt or uprising.
Synonyms: revolt, uprising, defiance, dissent.
Antonyms: calm, obedience, peace, orthodoxy.
Usage: rebels are waging an armed insurgency to topple the monarchy
7). Apparatchik (Noun) – सदस्य
Definition: a member of a Communist Party apparat.
Usage: old apparatchiks have given way to the Russian government’s young reformers
9). Bureaucratic (Adjective) – नौकरशाही
Definition: relating to a system of government in which most of the important decisions are taken by state officials rather than by elected representatives.
Synonyms: administrative, official, procedural, red-tape, governmental, ministerial, state
Antonyms: simple, unofficial.
Usage: well-established bureaucratic procedures
10). Formidable (Adjective) – दुर्जेय
Definition: inspiring fear or respect through being impressively large, powerful, intense, or capable.
Synonyms: intimidating, forbidding, redoubtable, daunting, alarming, frightening, terrifying, petrifying
Antonyms: pleasant-looking, comforting, easy, weak
Usage: a formidable opponent
11). Guerrillas (Noun) – छापामारों
Definition: a member of a small independent group taking part in irregular fighting, typically against larger regular forces.
Synonyms: freedom fighter, underground fighter, irregular soldier, irregular, resistance fighter
Usage: this town fell to the guerrillas
12). Limbo (Noun) – अपूर्ण
Definition: an uncertain period of awaiting a decision or resolution; an intermediate state or condition.
Synonyms: in abeyance, unattended to, unfinished, incomplete
Antonyms: in hand, under way, continuing
Usage: the legal battle could leave the club in limbo until next year
13). Cynical (Adjective) — संशयी
Definition: doubtful as to whether something will happen or whether it is worthwhile.
Synonyms: sceptical, doubtful, distrustful, suspicious, disbelieving, unbelieving,
Antonyms: optimistic, credulous
Usage: most residents are cynical about efforts to clean mobsters out of their city