1) toppling (verb) – गिर पड़ना
Meaning: overbalance or cause to overbalance and fall; An unexpected result or situation, typically a win in a sporting match
Synonyms: falling tumbling capsizing upset drubbing reversal
Antonyms: employment hiring retention
Usage: Across the globe, people in large numbers have been seen toppling statues that stood as icons of their past oppression and continuing humiliation
2) lament (verb) – शोक
Meaning: Express passionate grief about; A passionate expression of grief or sorrow
Synonyms: mourn grieve bemoan lamentation moan wail
Antonyms: celebrate delight joy exultation rejoicing celebration
Usage: It is inevitable that one must lament the tardiness of the criminal justice system.
3) herald (verb) – अग्रदूत
Meaning: A person or thing viewed as a sign that something is about to happen; To declare loudly, openly or publicly
Synonyms; forerunner harbinger sign announce advertise advertize
Antonyms– adversary antagonist opponent
Usage: The Internet is often spoken about as a great equaliser. Its evolution was meant to herald a more equal society.
4) smidgen (verb) – चुटकी
Meaning: A very small quantity or amount; A very small or inadequate amount of money
Synonyms: ace, bit crumb pittance
Antonyms: entirety glob lot
Usage: The pandemic has shown us a smidgen of just how reprehensible the digital divide is.
5) staunching (noun) – निष्ठावान
Meaning: to stop the flow of (blood); to draw to a close
Synonyms: halting stemming stopping halting
Antonyms: disloyal unfaithful unreliable
Usage: A staunching of the gateways to the web invariably strikes at the dignity of individuals.
6) compunction (adj) – पश्चाताप
Meaning: A pricking of conscience or a feeling of regret, especially one which is slight or fleeting; The action of objecting to something
Synonyms: contrition guilt misgiving demur objection exception
Antonyms: happiness willingness inclination
Usage: The government feels no compunction in doing precisely just this in Jammu and Kashmir ( J&K)
7) unassailable (Noun) – अकाट
Meaning: Unable to be attacked, questioned, or defeated; Having power and influence over others
Synonyms: invincible invulnerable impregnable dominant commanding authoritative
Antonyms: assailable defenceless vulnerable worst lousiest poorest
Usage: The authorities see the restriction, which was placed in the lead up to the dilution of Article 370 of the Constitution, as unassailable.
8) impinges (noun) – टकराना
Meaning: Have an effect, especially a negative one; Enter with a disruptive or adverse effect
Synonyms: affects touches influences infringes invades violates abuts adjoins joins
Antonyms: avoids dodges leaves alone
Usage: It impinges on the liberty of an entirepopulace.
9) Ameliorate (adj) – उन्नति
Meaning: make (something bad or unsatisfactory) better.
Synonyms: tweak, enhance, ease, redress
Antonyms: worsen, deteriorate,
Usage: the courts are making an effort to ameliorate their living conditions is an undoubted source of comfort and relief.
10) exigencies (noun) – अनिवार्यता
Meaning: an urgent need or demand.
Synonyms: need demand requirement want necessity essential requisite
Antonyms: frivolousness, triviality, levity, flightiness
Usage: But here, at home, some courts have not found the time to seek an explanation for the police brutality writ large, but heartlessly shrouded in the exigencies of the Covid-19 lockdown.
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