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1) Solidarity (Noun) — एकजुटता
Definition: unity or agreement of feeling or action, especially among individuals with a common interest; mutual support within a group.
Synonyms: unanimity, unity, like- mindedness, agreement, accord, harmony, consensus, concord, concurrence
Antonyms: individual, separate, different.
Usage: factory workers voiced solidarity with the striking students
2) Scrutinised (Verb) — संवीक्षण करना
Definition: examine or inspect closely and thoroughly.
Synonyms: examine carefully, inspect, survey, scan, study, look over, peruse
Antonyms: glance at, over through.
Usage: customers were warned to scrutinize the small print
3) Felonies (Noun) – घोर पाप
Definition: a crime regarded in the US and many other judicial systems as more serious than a misdemeanour.
Synonyms: arson, murder, robbery, assault.
Antonyms: obedience, truth.
Usage: he pleaded guilty to six felonies
4) Pertained (Verb) – सम्बंधित होना
Definition: be appropriate, related, or applicable to.
Synonyms: concern, relate to, be related to, be connected with, be relevant to, have relevance to, apply to
Antonyms: irrelevant, inappropriate
Usage: matters pertaining to the organization of government
5) Prosecutorial (Adjective) — अभियोजन
Definition: relating to the institution and conducting of legal proceedings against someone in respect of a criminal charge.
Synonyms: agent, inspector, analyst.
Antonyms: offender, criminal.
Usage: the government’s prosecutorial powers against suspected terrorists
6) Rely (Verb) – निर्भर होना
Definition: depend on with full trust or confidence.
Synonyms: depend, count, bank, place reliance, bargain, plan, reckon
Antonyms: distrust, mistrust, suspicion, wariness
Usage: I know I can rely on your discretion
7) Impeach (Verb) — महाभियोग चलाना
Definition: call into question the integrity or validity of (a practice).
Synonyms: challenge, question, call into question, cast doubt on, raise doubts about
Antonyms: assert, reassert, give an assurance, assure someone, repeat, say again, state again
Usage: there is no desire to impeach the privileges of the House of Commons
8) Expediently (Adjective) – उचित तरीके से
Definition: convenient and practical although possibly improper or immoral.
Synonyms: convenient, advantageous, in one’s own interests, to one’s own advantage, useful, of use, of service
Antonyms: inexpedient, ill-advised
Usage: holding a public enquiry into the scheme was not expedient
9) Provocateurs (Noun) – उत्तेजक
Definition: a person who deliberately behaves controversially in order to provoke argument or other strong reactions
Usage: no one can win her, she is such a great provocateur.
10) Pardon (Noun) — क्षमा करना
Definition: the action of forgiving or being forgiven for an error or offence.
Synonyms: forgiveness, absolution, remission, clemency, mercy, lenience,
Antonyms: blame, report.
Usage: he obtained pardon for his sins