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1) Deplorable (Adjective) — विकट परिस्थितियों
Definition: Deserving strong condemnation; completely unacceptable.
Synonyms: Disgraceful, Shameful, Dishonourable,
Usage: Children living in deplorable conditions
2) Repercussion (Noun) – प्रतिक्रिया
Definition: An unintended consequence of an event or action, especially an unwelcome one.
Synonyms: Consequence, Result, Effect, Outcome
Antonyms: Helplessness, Impotence, Impotency, Powerlessness
Usage: The move would have grave repercussions for the entire region.
3) Acrimonious (Adjective) – कडवा या भद्दा
Definition: (Typically of speech or discussion) angry and bitter.
Synonyms: Bitter, Rancorous, Caustic, Acerbic
Antonyms: Caring, Forgiving, Gentle, Unbitter
Usage: An acrimonious dispute about wages.
4) 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.
5) Intimidatory (Adjective) – आक्रामक
Synonyms: Alarming, Dangerous, Frightening
Antonyms: Remote, Aiding, Assisting
Usage: The intimidatory power of the mob made itself felt once again when the Ajmer Literature Festival abruptly cancelled veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah’s keynote address.
6) Intricate (Adjective) — पेचीदा
Definition: Very complicated or detailed.
Synonyms: Complex, Complicated, Convoluted, Tangled
Antonyms: Simple, Straightforward
Usage: An intricate network of canals.
7) Hound (Verb) – उत्पीड़न करना
Definition: Harass, persecute, or pursue relentlessly.
Synonyms: Harass, Persecute, Harry, Pester, Bother, Trouble.
Antonyms: Leave in peace
Usage: She was hounded by the Italian press.
8) Diktat (Noun) – फरमान
Definition: An order or decree imposed by someone in power without popular consent.
Synonyms: Bull, Decree, Directive, Edict, Fiat
Usage: Governments have often given in to the mob’s diktats, either as the easy way out or for political signalling.
9) Vigilante (Noun) — सतर्कताओं
Definition: one who inflicts punishment in return for an injury or offense
Synonyms: Avenger, Castigator, Chastiser
Antonyms: Ransomer, Redeemer, Vindicator
Usage: The danger of these self-appointed vigilantes is that they sometimes go after innocent people.
10) Outburst (Noun) – प्रकोप
Definition: A sudden release of strong emotion.
Synonyms: Eruption, Explosion, Burst, Outbreak
Usage: Amid the acrimonious outburst against him, no one cares to listen.