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1) Rogue (Noun) — दुष्ट
Definition: A dishonest or unprincipled man.
Synonyms: Scoundrel, Villain, Reprobate, Rascal, Good-for-nothing
Antonyms: Aboveboard, Honest, Straight
Usage: Saudi Arabia maintained it was a rogue operation carried out without the Crown Prince’s involvement.
2) Extradite (Verb) — अपराधी को प्रत्यर्पित करना
Definition: Hand over (a person accused or convicted of a crime) to the jurisdiction of the foreign state in which the crime was committed.
Synonyms: Repatriate, Expel, Banish
Antonyms: Hold, Keep
Usage: Turkey’s request for the 18 arrested suspects to be extradited for questioning has been turned down.
3) Haphazard (Adjective) — क्रमरहित
Definition: Lacking any obvious principle of organization.
Synonyms: Random, Unplanned, Unsystematic, Unmethodical
Antonyms: Methodical, Systematic
Usage: Welfare measures, even if they have been implemented haphazardly, have enabled outreach into tribal areas where the state was hitherto absent.
4) Uptick (Noun) — इजाफा
Definition: A small increase or slight upward trend.
Synonyms: Accretion, Accrual, Addendum, Addition
Antonyms: Deduction, Subtraction
Usage: There has been an uptick in attacks by Maoists, indicating that their ability to strike remains strong.
5) Earmark (Verb) — विशेष प्रयोजन के लिए रखना
Definition: Designate (funds or resources) for a particular purpose.
Synonyms: Set aside, Lay aside, Set apart
Antonyms: Ignore, Neglect, Misapply, Misuse
Usage: The government’s strategy of using military force while earmarking funds for infrastructure and welfare programmes in the districts most affected by left-wing extremism has weakened the Maoists.
6) Wage (verb) — आचरण करना
Definition: Carry on (a war or campaign).
Synonyms: Engage in, Carry on, Conduct, Execute, Pursue
Antonyms: Cease, Destroy, Fail, Forget
Usage: The government continued to wage war on the guerrillas
7) Repression (Noun) — दमन
Definition: The restraint, prevention, or inhibition of a feeling, quality, etc.
Synonyms: Restraint, Restraining, Holding back, Keeping back
Usage: These actions have resulted in the militarization of these areas, repression of tribal people both by state actions,
8) Insurgency (Noun) — विद्रोह
Definition: An active revolt or uprising.
Synonyms: Insurrection, Mutiny, Outbreak, Rebellion
Antonyms: Counterinsurgency, Counterrevolution
Usage: Rebels are waging an armed insurgency to topple the monarchy
9) Deprivation (Noun) – गरीबी
Definition: The damaging lack of material benefits considered to be basic necessities in a society.
Synonyms: Poverty, Impoverishment, Penury, Privation,
Usage: Low wages mean that 3.75 million people suffer serious deprivation
10) Persuade (verb) — राज़ी करना
Definition: Induce (someone) to do something through reasoning or argument.
Synonyms: Prevail on, Talk someone into, Coax, Convince, Make
Antonyms: Dissuade, Discourage, Deter
Usage: The question is, what must be done to persuade Saudi Arabia to bring the perpetrators of this murder to light?