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1) Impunity (Noun) – दण्ड मुक्ति
Definition: Exemption from punishment or freedom from the injurious consequences of an action.
Synonyms: Immunity, Indemnity
Antonyms: Liability, Responsibility
Usage: The impunity enjoyed by military officers implicated in civilian killings.
2) Travesty (Noun) – गलतफहमी
Definition: False, absurd, or distorted representation of something
Synonyms: Misrepresentation, Distortion, Perversion
Antonyms: Seriousness, Solemnity
Usage: The absurdly lenient sentence is a travesty of justice.
3) Acquittal (Noun) — दोषमुक्ति
Definition: A judgment or verdict that a person is not guilty of the crime with which they have been charged.
Synonyms: Absolution, Clearing, Exoneration
Usage: The trial resulted in an acquittal
4) Testimony (Noun) – साक्ष्य या गवाही
Definition: A formal written or spoken statement, especially one given in a court of law.
Synonyms: Evidence, Sworn Statement
Usage: The testimony of an eyewitness.
5) Abduct (Verb) — अपहरण करना
Definition: Take (someone) away illegally by force or deception; kidnap.
Usage: The millionaire who disappeared may have been abducted.
6) Perfunctory (Adjective) — वास्तविक इच्छा , भावना, या प्रयास के बिना किया जाता है|
Definition: (of an action) carried out without real interest, feeling, or effort.
Synonyms: Cursory, Desultory; Quick, Brief
Antonyms: Careful, Thorough
Usage: He gave a perfunctory nod.
7) Succour (Noun) — परेशानी में सहायता
Definition: Assistance and support in times of hardship and distress.
Synonyms: Aid, Help, Assistance
Antonyms: Blockage, Hindrance
Usage: They provide shelter and succour in times of need.
8) Leaning (Noun) – झुकाव
Definition: A tendency or partiality of a particular kind.
Synonyms: Inclination, Tendency, Bent, Proclivity, Propensity
Usage: His early leanings were towards cooking and he went off to become a chef.
9) Baffle (Verb) — चकरा देना
Definition: Totally bewilder or perplex.
Synonyms: Perplex, Puzzle, Bewilder, Mystify
Antonyms: Enlighten, Clear, Comprehensible
Usage: An unexplained occurrence that baffled everyone.
10) Denigrate (verb) — उपेक्षा करना या बदनाम करना
Definition: Criticize unfairly; Disparage.
Synonyms: Disparage, Belittle, Diminish
Usage: Doom and gloom merchants who denigrate their own country.