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Important Words from the Article ~ The Indian Express

Word: Antagonistic (प्रतिरोधी)

Pronunciation: an-tag-uh-nis-tik / ऐन्टैगनिस्टिक

Part of Speech: Adjective

Meaning: showing or feeling active opposition or hostility towards someone or something.

Synonyms: hostile, unfriendly, contrary

Antonyms: friendly, peaceful, kind

Usage in a sentence: He is always antagonistic towards new ideas.

Phrase: Tip of the iceberg

Pronunciation: टिप अव दी आइस्बर्ग

Meaning: a situation in which one sees only a small part of a really big problem.

Synonyms: small portion

Antonyms: larger part, unknown part

Usage in a sentence: As with many injuries, the damage we can see is only the tip of the iceberg.

Word: Outlaw (ग़ैरक़ानूनी बनाना)

Pronunciation: out-law / आउट्लॉ

Part of Speech: Verb, Noun

ban or make illegal. (Verb)
b. a person who has broken the law, especially one who remains at large or is a fugitive. (Noun)

Synonyms: proscribe, prohibit, forbid

Antonyms: paragon, legalize, allow

Usage in a sentence: The new law will outlaw smoking in public places.

Word: Endorsement (अनुमोदन)

Pronunciation: en-dawrs-muh nt / एन्डॉर्स्मन्ट

Part of Speech: Noun

Meaning: the action of endorsing someone or something.

Synonyms: approval, sanction, affirmation

Antonyms: contempt, disapproval, disfavour

Usage in a sentence: His presidential campaign won endorsement from several celebrities.

Word: Wield (उपयोग करना)

Pronunciation: weeld/ वील्ड

Part of Speech: Verb

Meaning: have and be able to use (power or influence).

Synonyms: handle, exert, utilize

Antonyms: conceal, flip

Usage in a sentence: Though the central banks wield enormous power, we should not overstate their ability to shape the economy in the long run.

Word: Deter (डराना)

Pronunciation: dih-tur/ डिटर

Part of Speech: Verb

Meaning: discourage (someone) from doing something by instilling doubt or fear of the consequences.

Synonyms: discourage, dissuade, hinder

Antonyms: encourage, support, persuade

Usage in a sentence: These measures are designed to deter an enemy attack.

Word: Distinction (अन्तर)

Pronunciation: dih-stingk-shuhn / डिस्टिंगक्शन

Part of Speech: Noun

Meaning: a difference or contrast between similar things or people.

Synonyms: difference, dissimilarity, discrepancy

Antonyms: equality, conformity

Usage in a sentence: A distinctionshould be made between the primary and secondary contradictions.

Word: Pursuant (के आधार पर/अनुरूप)

Pronunciation: per-soo-uh nt / पर्सूअन्ट

Part of Speech: Adverb, Adjective

a. in accordance with (a law or a legal document or resolution). [Adverb]
b. following; going in pursuit. [Adjective]

Synonyms: according, by virtue of

Antonyms: conflicting, inconsistent

Usage in a sentence: A complaint was made pursuant to section 13 of the Act of 1987.

Word: Extrinsic (बाहरी)

Pronunciation: ik-strin-sik / इक्स्ट्रिन्सिक

Part of Speech: Adjective

Meaning: not part of the essential nature of someone or something; coming or operating from outside.

Synonyms: external, extraneous, outer

Antonyms: intrinsic, internal

Usage in a sentence: Staff who complete extra qualifications receive no extrinsic.

Word: Viable (साध्य)

Pronunciation: vahy-uh-buhl / वाइअबल

Part of Speech: Adjective

Meaning: capable of working successfully; feasible.

Synonyms: strong, sound, feasible

Antonyms: unsustainable, unfeasible

Usage in a sentence: The committee came forward with one viablesolution.

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