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    *Important Words from Today's Article*

    1. *Word: Retaliatory (प्रतिशोध का)*

    Pronunciation: ri-tal-ee-eyt-ory/रीटैल्यटॉरीPart of Speech: Adjective Meaning: (of an action) characterized by a desire for revenge.
    Synonyms: vengeful, avenging, retributive Antonyms: forgiving, benevolent Use in a Sentence: He urged people not to resort to retaliatory violence.

    2. *Word: Skirmish (झगड़ा / छोटे टुकड़ों में भिड़ना)*

    Pronunciation: skur-mish / स्कर्मिशPart of Speech: Noun, Verb Meaning:

    a. an episode of irregular or unplanned fighting, especially between small or outlying parts of armies or fleets. [Noun]

    b. to engage in a minor battle or dispute. [Verb]

    Synonyms: Clash, Fight, Scuffle, Brawl Antonyms: Peace, Accord Use in a Sentence: When the temper of both teams erupted, it resulted in minor skirmishes.

    3. *Word: Escalation (तेजी)*

    Pronunciation: es-kuh-le-sion/एस्कलैशनPart of Speech: Noun Meaning:

    a. a rapid increase; a rise.

    b. an increase in the intensity or seriousness of something; an intensification.

    Synonyms: increase, elevation Antonyms: reduction, decrease Use in Sentence: A further escalation of the change now seems determined.

    4. *Word: Concur (सहमत होना)*

    Pronunciation: kuh n-kur/कन्करPart of Speech: Verb Meaning:

    a. be of the same opinion; agree.
    b. happen or occur at the same time; coincide.

    Synonyms: accord, assent Antonyms: dissent, oppose Use in a Sentence: My father concurs absolutely with my decision.

    5. *Word: Retreat (निर्णय बदलना)*

    Pronunciation: ri-treet/रीट्रीटPart of Speech: Verb/Noun Meaning:

    a. an act of changing one's mind or plans as a result of criticism or difficulty. [Noun]

    b. (of an army) withdraw from enemy forces as a result of their superior power or after a defeat. [verb]

    c. withdraw to a quiet or secluded place. [verb]

    Synonyms: recede, depart Antonyms: remain, progression Use in a Sentence: The man made a tactful retreat before they started arguing.

    6. *Word: Punitive (दण्डकर)*

    Pronunciation: pyoo-ni-tiv/प्यूनिटिवPart of Speech: Adjective Meaning: inflicting or intended as punishment.
    Synonyms: harsh, corrective Antonyms: rehabilitative, rewarding Use in a Sentence: The government is expected to take punitive steps against offenders

    7. *Word: Wither (नष्ट हो जाना)*

    Pronunciation: with-er/विदरPart of Speech: Verb Meaning: fall into decay or decline.
    Synonyms: fade, weaken Antonyms: bloom, develop Use in a Sentence: In autumn the leaves wither and fall off the trees.

    8. *Word: Ratchet up (बढ़ावा)*

    Pronunciation: rach-it -up/रैचट अपPart of Speech: Phrasal verb with Ratchet Meaning: to increase something over a period of time
    Synonyms: surge, boost Antonyms: decline, drop Use in a Sentence: The debate should ratchet up awareness of the problem among members of the general public.

    9. *Word: Fly in the face of (के स्पष्ट विपरीत होना)*

    Part of Speech: Phrase of fly Meaning: be openly at variance with (what is usual or expected).
    Synonyms: call out, challenge Antonyms: pay attention, take advice Use in a Sentence: You can't fly in the face of business rules and expect to be successful.

    10. *Word: Stave off (निवारण करना)*

    Part of Speech: Verb Meaning: to avert or hold off (something undesirable or harmful), esp temporarily
    Synonyms: obviate, avoid Antonyms: foster, take a look Use in a Sentence: We were hoping to stave off these difficult decisions until January.

    11. *Word: Up (or raise) the ante (विद्रोह ग्रस्त )*

    Part of Speech: Phrase of ante Meaning: increase what is at stake or under discussion, especially in a conflict or dispute.
    Synonyms: raise the bar, Antonyms: lower standards Use in Sentence: I think the situation did up the ante quite a bit.


    12 *Word: Parochialism (संकीर्णता)*

    Pronunciation: puh-roh-kee-uh-liz-uh m/परोकीअलिज़्मPart of Speech: Noun Meaning: a limited or narrow outlook, especially focused on a local area; narrow-mindedness.
    Synonyms: prejudice, separation Antonyms: open-mindedness, accomplishment Use in a Sentence: There is no room for parochialism in our model of the future
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