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1) Infusion (Noun) — आसव
Definition: The introduction of a new element or quality into something.
Synonyms: Imbue, Inculcate, Ingrain
Antonyms: Deprive, Divest, Strip, Clear, Empty
Usage: This situation demands a massive infusion of both manpower and resources.
2) Prescribed (Noun) — निर्धारित
Definition: State authoritatively or as a rule that (an action or procedure) should be carried out.
Synonyms: Stipulate, Lay Down, Dictate, Specify, Impose
Antonyms: Confuse, Disallow, Disorganize
Usage: A study released last year by the Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy revealed that the recruitment cycle in most States far exceeded the time limit prescribed by the Supreme Court.
3) Lumbering (Adjective) — चू-चरखकर चलना
Definition: Moving in a slow, heavy, awkward way.
Synonyms: Lurch, Stumble, Shamble, Shuffle
Antonyms: Nimble, Agile
Usage: The burgeoning docket burden that weighs down the judiciary is not because of its
lumbering judicial processes alone, as it is often made out.
4) Docket (Noun) – दस्तावेज़ या कूपन
Definition: A document or label listing the contents of a consignment or package.
Synonyms: Document, Chit, Coupon, Voucher
Usage: The burgeoning docket burden
5) Rigidity (noun) – कठोरता
Definition: Inability to be to bent or be forced out of shape.
Synonyms: Exactingness, Hardness, Harshness
Antonyms: Forbearance, Indulgence, Kindness, Lenience
Usage: Sometimes the rigidity of the headmaster’s discipline was deemed excessive by even much of the faculty
6) Intimidation (Noun) — अभित्रास
Definition: The action of intimidating someone, or the state of being intimidated.
Synonyms: Frightening, Menacing, Terrifying, Scaring
Antonyms: Assure, Calm, Comfort
Usage: The intimidation of witnesses and jurors
7) Credence — विश्वास
Definition: Belief in or acceptance of something as true.
Synonyms: Acceptance, Belief, Faith, Trust
Antonyms: Disbelief, Incredulity, Unbelief
Usage: Psychoanalysis finds little credence among laymen
8) Bluff (Verb) — झांसा देना
Definition: Try to deceive someone as to one’s abilities or intentions.
Synonyms: Pretend, Sham, Fake, Feign
Antonyms: Diplomatic, Evasive
Usage: A big, bluff, hearty man
9) Bigotry (Noun) – पूर्वाग्रह, पक्षपात
Definition: Intolerance towards those who hold different opinions from oneself.
Synonyms: Prejudice, Bias, Partiality, Partisanship
Usage: The difficulties of combating prejudice and bigotry
10) Capitulate (verb) – समर्पण करना
Definition: Cease to resist an opponent or an unwelcome demand; yield.
Synonyms: Surrender, Give in, Yield, Admit defeat, Concede defeat
Antonyms: Resist, Hold out
Usage: The patriots had to capitulate to the enemy forces.