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1) Echelons (Noun) – स्तर
Definition: A level or rank in an organization, a profession, or society.
Synonyms: Level, Rank, Grade, Step, Rung, Tier, Stratum
Usage: The unseemly tussle in the CBI’s top echelons reaches an unsatisfactory end.
2) Denouement (verb) – परिणाम
Definition: The final part of a play, film, or narrative in which the strands of the plot are drawn together and matters are explained or resolved.
Synonyms: Outcome, Upshot, Consequence, Result
Usage: The removal of Alok Verma as Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation is a disconcerting denouement to an unseemly episode.
3) Couch (Verb) – अभिव्यक्त करना
Definition: Express (something) in language of a specified style.
Synonyms: Express, Phrase, Word, Frame
Usage: Director Rakesh Asthana has ended with the former’s removal, although it is couched as a transfer.
4) Convene (Verb) – बुलाना या इकट्ठा होना
Definition: Come or bring together for a meeting or activity; assemble.
Synonyms: Summon, Call
Usage: The government quickly convened a meeting, which was attended by Justice A.K. Sikri, as the nominee of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi.
5) Untenable (Adjective) — अस्थिर, असमर्थनीय
Definition: (especially of a position or view) not able to be maintained or defended against attack or objection.
Synonyms: Indefensible, Undefendable, Unarguable
Antonyms: Tenable, Defensible
Usage: Even if this position is not strictly untenable from a legal standpoint, it has serious implications for the CBI’s independence.
6) Stratagem (Noun) – युक्ति या योजना
Definition: A plan or scheme, especially one used to outwit an opponent or achieve an end.
Synonyms: Plan, Scheme, Tactic, Manoeuvre, Move
Antonyms: Frankness, Honesty, Honor, Inactivity
Usage: An important learning from the entire episode is that the bipartisan appointment process for the post with the presence of a high judicial functionary as envisaged by the 2003 amendments may not be enough to thwart political stratagems.
7) Morass (Noun) — उलझी हुई स्थिति
Definition: A complicated or confused situation.
Synonyms: Confusion, Chaos, Muddle, Tangle
Antonyms: Order, Organization
Usage: the border wall with Mexico has become a morass of partisan bickering that has stalemated the U.S. federal government into a three-week-long shutdown.
8) Strident (Adjective) – कर्कश
Definition: (of a sound) loud and harsh; grating.
Synonyms: Harsh, Raucous, Rough, Grating, Rasping
Antonyms: Soft, Dulcet
Usage: Mr. Trump has steadily contributed to the strident and crude anti-migrant rhetoric.
9) Veracity (Noun) — यथार्थता
Definition: Conformity to facts; accuracy.
Synonyms: Truthfulness, Truth, Accuracy
Usage: There are disquieting questions about the veracity of some of Mr. Trump’s claims.
10) Blatant (Adjective) — बेखौफ
Definition: (of bad behaviour) done openly and unashamedly.
Synonyms: Flagrant, Glaring, Obvious, Undisguised, Unconcealed
Antonyms: Inconspicuous, Subtle
Usage: Then there is the more blatantly flawed reasoning touted by the President that “Mexico will pay” for the wall.