1) Clamp down (Verb)
Meaning: suppress or prevent something in an oppressive or harsh manner.
Synonyms: suppress, prevent, stop
Usage: “the authorities have also clamped down on public demonstrations”
2) Wielding (Noun)
Meaning: hold and use (a weapon or tool).
Synonyms: brandish, flourish, wave
Antonyms:misusing, mishandling, misemploying
Usage: “a masked raider wielding a handgun”
3) Arson (Noun)
Meaning: the criminal act of deliberately setting fire to property.
Synonyms: firebombing, fire-raising
Usage: “police are treating the fire as arson”
4) Smouldering (Verb)
Meaning: show or feel barely suppressed anger, hatred, or another powerful emotion.
Synonyms: boil, fume, burn
Antonyms: friendly, affable, affectionate
Usage: “Anna smouldered with indignation”
5) Conflagration (Noun)
Meaning: an extensive fire which destroys a great deal of land or property.
Synonyms: fire, blaze, flames
Antonyms: peace, harmony, accord
Usage: “tinder-dry conditions sparked fears of a conflagration in many drought-devastated communities”
6) Incitement (Noun)
Meaning: the action of provoking unlawful behaviour or urging someone to behave unlawfully.
Synonyms: egging on, urging, goading
Antonyms: suppression, discouragement
Usage: “this amounted to an incitement to commit murder”
7) Bloc (Noun)
Meaning: a group of countries or political parties with common interests who have formed an alliance.
Synonyms: alliance, association, coalition
Antonyms: detachment, disassociation, disconnection
Usage: “the Soviet bloc”
8) Indigenous (Adjective)
Meaning: originating or occurring naturally in a particular place; native.
Synonyms: native, aboriginal, local
Antonyms: expatriate, migrant, adventitious
Usage:”the indigenous peoples of Siberia”
9) Scandal (Noun)
Meaning: an action or event regarded as morally or legally wrong and causing general public outrage.
Synonyms:wrongdoing, offence, transgression
Antonyms: credit, honour
Usage: “a bribery scandal involving one of his key supporters”
10) Topple (Verb)
Meaning: overbalance or cause to overbalance and fall.
Synonyms: fall, tumble, overturn
Antonyms: rise, uprise, ascend
Usage: “she toppled over when I touched her”
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