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1) Claimant (Noun) — दावेदार
Definition: A person making a claim, especially in a lawsuit or for a state benefit.
Synonyms: Applicant, Candidate, Supplicant
Usage: In dissolving the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly without giving any claimant an opportunity to form the government, Governor as violated constitutional law and convention.
2) Extraneous (Adjective) — अप्रासंगिक
Definition: Irrelevant or unrelated to the subject being dealt with.
Synonyms: Irrelevant, Immaterial
Usage: A government formed by parties with “opposing political ideologies” would not be stable — are extraneous.
3) Deprecate (Verb) – अस्वीकृति व्यक्त करना
Definition: Express disapproval of.
Synonyms: Disapprove of, Deplore, Abhor, Find unacceptable
Usage: The Governor ought to have known that the Supreme Court has deprecated such a line of reasoning.
4) Mala fide (Adjective) — दुर्भावनापूर्ण
Definition: In bad faith; With intent to deceive.
Synonyms: Ambidextrous, Backhanded, Deceitful, Deceptive
Usage: Bihar Governor Buta Singh’s recommendation for dissolving the Assembly the previous year was held to be illegal and mala fide.
5) Requisite (Adjective) — आवश्यक
Definition: Made necessary by particular circumstances or regulations.
Synonyms: Necessary, Required, Prerequisite
Antonyms: Optional, Unnecessary
Usage: In Bihar, the Assembly was then in suspended animation as no party or combination had the requisite majority.
5) Enfeeble (verb) — कमज़ोर बनाना
Definition: Make weak or feeble.
Synonyms: Weaken, Make weak, Make feeble
Usage: Trade unions are in an enfeebled state.
6) Guile (Noun) — धूर्तता
Definition: Sly or cunning intelligence.
Synonyms: Cunning, Craftiness, Craft, Artfulness
Antonyms: Honesty, Candour
Usage: Some fine batsmen, a bunch of incisive fast bowlers and spinners with guile.
7) Incisive (Adjective) — भेदक
Definition: (of a person or mental process) intelligently analytical and clear-thinking.
Synonyms: Penetrating, Acute, Sharp
Antonyms: Rambling, Vague
Usage: She was an incisive critic.
8) Debilitate (Verb) — बहुत कमजोर और अशक्त बनाना
Definition: Make (someone) very weak and infirm.
Synonyms: Weakening, Enfeebling, Enervating
Usage: He was severely debilitated by a stomach upset.
9) Sober (Adjective) — गंभीर
Definition: serious, sensible, and solemn.
Synonyms: Serious, Sensible, Solemn
Antonyms: Light-hearted, Frivolous, Sensational, Emotional
Usage: A sober view of life.
10) Tumult (Noun) — कोलाहल
Definition: A state of confusion or disorder.
Synonyms: Turmoil, Confusion, Disorder, Disarray
Antonyms: Peace, Tranquillity
Usage: The whole neighbourhood was in a state of fear and tumult.