Challengeing Words In The Article The Hindu | 6 March 2018
1)Fugitive (adjective) ( भ्रष्टाचार): pro-fli-gay-ci
Meaning – quick to disappear; fleeting/an individual who is fleeing incarceration or a threatening situation
Synonyms – transient, transitory, ephemeral, evanescent
Antonyms – permanent, long-lasting
Example – As he daydreamed, fugitive thoughts passed through his mind.
2)Forfeiture (noun) ( भ्रष्टाचार): pro-fli-gay-ci
Meaning – the loss or giving up of something as a penalty for wrongdoing/giving up (a property or a right as a result of violating legality).
Synonyms – confiscation, sequestration, loss, losing, denial
Antonyms – retain, keep, maintain
Example – Failure to meet repayments leads automatically to forfeiture of the lease.
3)Confiscation (noun) ( भ्रष्टाचार): pro-fli-gay-ci
Meaning – the action of taking or seizing someone’s property with authority; seizure.
Synonyms – seizure, impounding, commandeering, requisition
Antonyms – return,deliver
Example – According to school policy, the principal has the authority to confiscatesuspicious items from students.
4)Enshrine (verb) ( भ्रष्टाचार): pro-fli-gay-ci
Meaning – preserve (a right, tradition, or idea) in a form that ensures it will be protected and respected.
Synonyms – embody, manifest, incorporate, preserve, treasure, protect
Antonyms – condemn, desecrate, defile, disrespect
Example – A lot of memories are enshrined in this photo album.
5)Recoup (verb) ( भ्रष्टाचार): pro-fli-gay-ci
Meaning – regain (something lost or expended)/to earn back
Synonyms – get back, regain, recover, win back, retrieve, repossess, redeem
Antonyms – lose, mislay, misplace
Example – The airlines are adding a fuel surcharge to ticket prices in an effort to recouptheir deficits caused by increased fuel prices.
6)Impunity (noun) ( भ्रष्टाचार): pro-fli-gay-ci
Meaning – exemption from punishment or freedom from the injurious consequences of an action.
Synonyms – immunity, indemnity, exemption
Antonyms – liability, responsibility
Example – Despite the heinous nature of the crimes they committed, the old men receivedimpunity from the court because of their ages.
7)Ratify (verb) ( भ्रष्टाचार): pro-fli-gay-ci
Meaning – sign or give formal consent to (a treaty, contract, or agreement), making it officially valid.
Synonyms – accredit, approve, authorize, clear, confirm
Antonyms – ban, enjoin, forbid, illegalize, interdict, prohibit
Example – The shareholders will ratify any merger that will increase their dividends.
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