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1) Negate (Verb) — निष्फल नकारना
Definition: Make ineffective; Nullify.
Synonyms: Invalidate, Nullify
Antonyms: Confirm, Support, Validate
Usage: Dissolution of Sri Lanka’s Parliament negates the letter and spirit of constitutional reforms
2) Roil (verb) — क्रोधित करना
Definition: To move or proceed turbulently.
Synonyms: Annoy, Fret, Ruffle, Exasperate, Provoke, Rile.
Antonyms: Aid, Calm, Help
Usage: Sri Lanka has been roiled by political uncertainty
3) Garner (Verb) — संचित करना
Definition: Gather or collect (something, especially information or approval).
Synonyms: Gather, Collect, Accumulate, Amass
Antonyms: Spend, Disperse, Distribute, Divide
Usage: This was a move to buy Mr. Rajapaksa time to garner support through defections.
4) Fig leaf (Noun) — छलावरण
Definition: A thing intended to conceal a difficulty or embarrassment.
Synonyms: Camouflage, Affectation, Appearance
Antonyms: Reality, Truth
Usage: A fig leaf of constitutionality has been made up, citing Article 33(2)(c), which says the President has the power to summon, prorogue and dissolve Parliament.
5) Cryptic (Adjective) — गुप्त
Definition: Having a meaning that is mysterious or obscure.
Synonyms: Enigmatic, Mysterious
Antonyms: Straightforward, Clear
Usage: The clarification is cryptic, referring to “misunderstandings of public data products and the ways that the LIGO data need to be treated” by those raising objections.
6) Lacuna (Noun) — एक निर्वासित जगह
Definition: an unfilled space; a gap
Synonyms: Break, Cavity, Depression, Gap
Antonyms: Closure, Continuation
Usage: The journal has filled a lacuna in Middle Eastern studies
7) Correlate (Verb) — सहसंबंधी बनाना
Definition: Establish a mutual relationship or connection between.
Synonyms: Connect, Analogize, Associate, Relate, Compare
Usage: we should correlate general trends in public opinion with trends in the content of television news”
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, Insupportable
Antonyms: Tenable, Defensible
Usage: Mr. Rajapaksa’s continuance became untenable.
9) Enumerate (Verb) — एक एक करके बताना
Definition: Mention (a number of things) one by one.
Synonyms: List, Itemize, Catalogue
Antonyms: Conceal, Estimate, Guess, Hide
Usage: It is difficult to see how a general provision enumerating some powers can override a specific provision elsewhere in the Constitution that expressly limits those powers.
10) Prorogue (Verb) — स्थगित करना
Definition: Discontinue a session of (a parliament or other legislative assembly) without dissolving it.
Synonyms: Adjourn, Defer, Delay
Antonyms: Advance, Continue, Expedite, Forward
Usage: A fig leaf of constitutionality has been made up, citing Article 33(2) (c), which says the President has the power to summon, prorogue and dissolve Parliament.