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- Warranted (verb) – औचित्य करना
Definition: justify or necessitate (a course of action)
Synonyms: justify, vindicate, call for, sanction, validate, be a justification/reason for
Antonyms: unjustified, uncalled for, invalidate
Usage: The employees feel that industrial action is warranted.
- Intervention (noun) – हस्तक्षेप
Definition: the action or process of intervening to improve the outcome
Synonyms: involvement, intercession, interceding, interposing, interposition
Antonyms: exclude, preclude, uninvolved, keep out of
Usage: a high degree of state intervention is seen in the economy.
- Sensitise (verb) — सुग्राही बनाना
Definition: cause (someone or something) to respond to certain stimuli; make sensitive.
Synonyms: responsive to, quick to respond to, sensitized to, reactive to, sentient of
Antonyms: unresponsive, insensitive, lack of response, unfeeling
Usage: The introductory section aims to sensitize students to the methodology of the course
- Arbitrary (adjective) — मनमाना
Definition: (of power or a ruling body) unrestrained and autocratic in the use of authority
Synonyms: despotic, tyrannical, tyrannous, peremptory, summary, autocratic, dictatorial
Antonyms: democratic, peaceful, accountable, rational, reasoned
Usage: As a country under an arbitrary government, the citizens suffered a great deal.
- Stigma (noun) — कलंक
Definition: a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person
Synonyms: shame, disgrace, dishonour, ignominy, discredit, degradation, disrepute, ill-repute, infamy
Antonyms: honor, credit, fame, reputed
Usage: The stigma of having gone to prison will always remain with a person.
- Legitimate (adjective) — विधिसम्मत
Definition: conforming to the law or to rules, able to be defended with logic or justification.
Synonyms: legal, lawful, licit, legalized, authorized, permitted, permissible, allowable, allowed, admissible
Antonyms: illegal, illegitimate, invalid, unjustifiable
Usage: His claims to legitimate authority could not be ignored.
- Taint (verb) — कलंकति करना
Definition: affect with a bad or undesirable quality.
Synonyms: tarnish, sully, blacken, stain, besmirch, smear, blot, blemish, stigmatize, mar, corrupt
Antonyms: cleanse, improve, revamp, refine, upgrade
Usage: The people had many complaints since his administration was tainted with scandals.
- Scrutiny (noun) — संवीक्षा
Definition: critical observation or examination.
Synonyms: careful examination, inspection, survey, scan, study, perusal
Antonyms: glance, cursory look, superficial checks
Usage: every aspect of local government was placed under scrutiny
- Impunity (noun) – दण्ड मुक्ति
Definition: exemption from punishment or freedom from the injurious consequences of an action.
Synonyms: immunity, indemnity, exemption from punishment, freedom from punishment, exemption
Antonyms: held accountable, unexempted, punished
Usage: the impunity enjoyed by military officers implicated in civilian killings
- Rigged — जल्दी से इकट्ठा करो
Definition: set up (equipment or a device or structure), typically in a makeshift or hasty way
Synonyms: assemble hastily, cobble together, put together, whip up, improvise, devise, contrive
Antonyms: dismantle, break apart, beak
Usage: He had rigged up a sort of a tent in the little time he had before it rained.