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Meaning: a state of nervous excitement or agitation.
Usage: When the five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court began hearing petitions challenging the validity of instant triple talaq, halala and polygamy, there was a tizzy of excitement across India, especially in Muslim circles.
Meaning: be appropriate, related, or applicable to.
Synonyms: concern, relate to, be related to, be connected with, be relevant to, have relevance to, apply to, be pertinent to, have reference to, refer to, have a bearing on, appertain to, bear on, affect, involve, cover.
Usage: It pertained to the rights of Hindu daughters under the Hindu Succession (Amendment) Act, 2005. Aware of this fact, the court conceded (in paragraphs 27-30 of the judgment) that the issue of gender discrimination in Muslim law was not directly involved in the appeal before them.
3. METAMORPHOSE (verb)
Meaning: To change into a wholly different form or appearance; transform.
Usage: Indeed, amid a storm of media hype, one of these issues — triple talaq — metamorphosed into a convenient stick in the hands of majoritarian forces to beat the Muslims with.
Meaning: an idea that is taken to be true on the basis of probability.
Synonyms: brazenness, audacity, boldness, audaciousness, temerity, arrogance, egotism, front, presumptuousness, pertness, forwardness.
Usage:Therefore, even the hypothetical presumption that all these women were divorced instantly would not take the number of triple talaq-divorced Muslim women in India beyond quarter per cent of their population — 2.12 lakh is just 0.25% of 83.97 million.
Meaning: very large.
Synonyms: huge, massive, enormous, gigantic, very big, very large, great, giant, colossal, mammoth, vast, immense, tremendous, mighty, stupendous, monumental, epic, prodigious, mountainous, monstrous, titanic, towering, elephantine, king-sized, king-size, gargantuan, Herculean, Brobdingnagian, substantial, extensive, hefty, bulky, weighty, heavy.
Usage: Compare this to the fact that a whopping 48.1% of Muslim women in India are illiterate as per the same census, which no Muslim women’s group seems to be aware of.
6. NABBED (verb)
Meaning: catch (someone) doing something wrong.
Synonyms: seize, arrest, apprehend, arrest, collar, pinch, pull in, restrain.
Antonyms: emancipate, free, liberate, loose, release, spring, unbind, unchain.
Usage: A bank robber was nabbed because he made the classic mistake of returning to the scene of the crime.
7. BAGATELLE (noun)
Meaning: a thing regarded as too unimportant or easy to be worth much consideration.
Synonyms: trifle, frippery, picayune, gimcrack, trinket, kickshaw.
Antonyms: worth, gargantuan.
Usage: The question of who will pick up the coffee is a mere bagatelle in the overall planning of the conference.
8. BEWAIL (verb)
Meaning: express great regret, sadness, or disappointment about (something).
Synonyms: bemoan, deplore, grieve (for), lament, mourn, wail (for), moan, weep, bawl.
Antonyms: cheer, laugh, smile, delight, exult (in), glory, joy, rejoice
Usage: He invariably spends more time bewailing his predicament than trying to fix it.
9. BREVIARY (noun)
Meaning: a short statement of the main points.
Synonyms: summary, conspectus, encapsulation, outline, roundup, synopsis.
Antonyms: enlargement, expansion, supplement, amplification.
Usage: A speech that could serve as a breviary for impeachment.
10. CULLING (verb)
Meaning: select from a large quantity; obtain from a variety of sources.
Synonyms: elect, select, choose, pick, take, obtain, get, glean.
Antonyms: reject, disapprove, repudiate, spurn, discard, throw away, throw out.
Usage: In nine months, we as a group, tracked an unknown number of missing children, culling out two hundred and eleven Howie attempted to locate.
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