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1) Ignominious (Adjective) — अपमानजनक
Definition: Deserving or causing public disgrace or shame.
Synonyms: Humiliating, Undignified, Embarrassing, Mortifying
Antonyms: Glorious, Admirable
Usage: No other party risked ignominious defeat.
With the government of Edappadi K. Palaniswami hanging on for dear life, the result could be the difference between his continuance and an ignominious exit.
2) Upheaval (Noun) — उथल-पुथल
Definition: A violent or sudden change or disruption to something.
Synonyms: Turmoil, Pandemonium, Bedlam and Furore,
Antonyms: Stability, Tranquility
Usage: The upheaval caused by wartime evacuation
3) Egalitarian (Adjective) — समानाधिकारवादी
Definition: Believing in or based on the principle that all people are equal and deserve equal rights and opportunities.
Synonyms: Moralist, Equalitarian
Antonyms: Elitist, Tyrannical and Authoritarian
Usage: All aspects of the business of sanitation need reform if India is to meet Goal Number 6 of the Sustainable Development Goals with egalitarian policies.
4) Faecal (Adjective) – मलीय
Definition: Relating to or resembling faeces
Synonyms: Ordure, Dung, Manure, Scat
Antonyms: fresh, Pleasant, Uncorrupt
Usage: The recent data from Uttar Pradesh show that in spite of working in mission mode to expand sanitation, 87% of faecal sludge expelled from toilets in urban areas is untreated.
5) Render (Verb) — प्रस्तुत करना
Definition: Provide or give (a service, help, etc.).
Synonyms: Give, Provide, Supply
Antonyms: Keep, Take, Withhold and Conceal
Usage: Money serves as a reward for services rendered
6) Legitimacy (Noun) — वैधता
Definition: Conformity to the law or to rules.
Synonyms: Authority, Justice, Validity and Lawfulness
Usage: The present chief Minister of the state trying to retain his political legitimacy
7) Erosion (Noun) — अपक्षरण
Definition: The gradual destruction or diminution of something.
Synonyms: Abrasion, Scraping Away, Grinding down
Antonyms: Construction and Strengthening
Usage: The erosion of support for the party
8) Untenable (Adjective) — अस्थिर, असमर्थनीय
Definition: (especially of a position or view) not able to be maintained or defended against attack or objection.
Synonyms: Indefensible, Undefendable, Unarguable,
Antonyms: Tenable, Defensible
Usage: This argument is clearly untenable
9) Grave (Noun) — दफनाने की जगह , क़ब्र
Definition: Used as an allusive term for death.
Synonyms: Burying place, Tomb, Sepulcher, Vault
Antonyms: Trivial, Carefree and Cheerful
Usage: The coffin was lowered into the grave
10) Defection (Noun) — परित्याग
Definition: The desertion of one’s country or cause in favour of an opposing one.
Synonyms: Desertion, Absconding, Decamping, Flig
Antonyms: Harmony, Faithfulness
Usage: His defection from the Labour Party