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1) Rattled (Verb) – परेशान करना
Definition: Make (someone) nervous, worried, or irritated.
Synonyms: Unnerve, Disconcert, Disturb, Fluster
Antonyms: Appease, Placate, Soothe
Usage: Rattled by the erosion in upper caste votes in the recent Assembly elections in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
2) Scrutiny (Noun) — संवीक्षा
Definition: Critical observation or examination.
Synonyms: Inspection, Survey, Scan, Study
Antonyms: Glance, Cursory look
Usage: It is doubtful if it will stand judicial scrutiny.
3) Unapologetic (Adjective) – अक्षमाप्रार्थी
Definition: not acknowledging or expressing regret.
Synonyms: Impenitent, Remorseless, Unmerciful
Antonyms: Apologetic, Contrite, Penitent
Usage: The BJP government has attempted to recover this traditional vote base through an unapologetic political manoeuvre.
4) Drum up (Verb) – बढ़ाना
Definition: To create or think of by clever use of the imagination
Synonyms: Concoct, Construct, Contrive
Antonyms: Clone, Copy, Copycat, Duplicate
Usage: The 124th Constitution Amendment Bill will have to be passed by two-thirds of the MPs present and voting and the challenge will be to drum up the numbers in both Houses.
5) Reinstate (Verb) — पुनः स्थापित करना
Definition: Restore (someone or something) to their former position or state.
Synonyms: Restore, Replace, Reinstitute, Rehabilitate
Usage: Reinstated, conditionally: on CBI Director’s return
6) Contention (Noun) — विवाद
Definition: Heated disagreement.
Synonyms: Disagreement, Dispute, Disputation
Usage: Supreme Court rejects the Centre’s contention in the CBI Director’s case, but softens the blow
7) Insulated (Verb) – अछूता
Definition: to set or keep apart from others.
Synonyms: Cut off, Isolate, Seclude, Segregate
Antonyms: Desegregate, Integrate, Reintegrate
Usage: The Supreme Court has strengthened the principle that the head of the agency should be insulated against any form of interference.
8) Bulldoze (Verb) – ध्वस्त करना
Definition: clear (ground) or destroy
Synonyms: Demolish, Knock down, Tear down, Pull down, Flatten
Usage: The architect, tasked with redesigning the city’s Olympic stadium, argues that new developments need not bulldoze the past.
9) Exacerbate (Verb) — ख़राब करना
Definition: Make (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse.
Synonyms: Aggravate, Make worse, Worsen, Inflame, Compound
Antonyms: Calm, Reduce
Usage: The exorbitant cost of land in urban areas only exacerbated the problem
10) Flagrant (Adjective) – प्रमुख
Definition: (of an action considered wrong or immoral) conspicuously or obviously offensive.
Synonyms: Blatant, Glaring, Obvious, Overt, Evident, Conspicuous
Antonyms: Unobtrusive, Slight
Usage: A flagrant violation of the law
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