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1) pastime (noun) – शगल
Meaning: an activity that someone does regularly for enjoyment rather than work; a
Synonyms: amusement, avocation, diversion, divertissement, distraction.
Antonyms: tediousness, languor, ennui.
Usage: Since Independence, the load on this national pastime has exponentially
2) lingering (verb) – लंबे समय के लिए स्थायी होना
Meaning: lasting for a long time or slow to end.
Synonyms: niggling, gnawing, lasting, residual, protracted, persistent, prolonged.
Antonyms: short live, leave, intermittent
Usage: Notwithstanding lingering criticism that the Supreme Court’s intervention,
on its motion, may have come too late
3) Ameliorate (adj) – सुधारना
Meaning: make (something bad or unsatisfactory) better.
Synonyms: tweak, enhance, ease, redress
Antonyms: worsen, deteriorate,
Usage: the courts are making an effort to ameliorate their living conditions is an
undoubted source of comfort and relief.
4) Chastened (verb) – अपस्फीति करना
Meaning: (of a rebuke or misfortune) have a restraining or moderating effect on.
Synonyms: deflate, squash, mortify, subdue
Antonyms: release, commend, uplift
Usage: Chastened by open criticism from former members of the higher judiciary,
as well as many senior lawyers and jurists, the top court has sought to redeem its
stature(prestige, position) by a series of directions
5) expeditions (noun) – अभियान
Meaning: . a journey undertaken by a group of people with a particular purpose,
especially that of exploration, research, or war.
Synonyms: peregrination, voyage, commission, enterprise
Antonyms: hindrance, shortage, reatrdation
Usage: Ghulam Rasool remained attached with the British expeditions as a guide
6) intrusions (verb) – अतिक्रमण करना
Meaning: the action of intruding, invading, entering illegaly
Synonyms: invasion, encroachment
Antonyms: withdraw, retreat
Usage: frequent Chinese intrusions into our territoryas also the building of roads
started receiving attention
7) reconnoitre (noun) – जांच या संवीक्षण
Meaning: make a military observation of (a region).
Synonyms: examine, scrutinize
Antonyms: overlook, neglect
Usage: .We should reconnoitre the Galwan River valley
8) austere (noun) – गंभीर या सख्त ढंग
Meaning: severe or strict in manner or attitude.
Synonyms: distant, solemn, unyielding, grim.
Antonyms: genial, friendly, lenient
Usage: London Olympics, the austere post-war games that saw the English fill the
stands to the brim
9) fascism (noun)- रिश्तेदारी, निरंकुशता
Meaning: Fascism is a form of government that is a type of one-party dictatorship.
Synonyms: Kingship, depotism
Antonyms: communism, socialism
Usage: The first fascist country, Italy, was ruled by Benito Mussolini (Il Duce) until
he was dismissed
10) clanging (verb) – बजना
Meaning: make or cause to make a clang,
Synonyms: reverberate, ring, clank
Antonyms: silent, calm.
Usage: So far, we haven’t seen supporters in Mumbai Indians jerseys clanging the
Wankhede gates, goading (provoke, annoy) the BCCI to restart IPL