DAILY VOCAB

1. Ordain (verb ) To officially make someone a priest or other religious leader, in a religious ceremony: (विधिवत् पादरी बनाना, नियुक्त करना)

Synonyms: Appoint, Consecrate, Enact, Anoint, 

Antonyms: Dismiss, Expel, Revoke

Example:  He was ordained (as) a priest in Ely cathedral in 1987. 

Related: Ordained , Ordained


2. Prerogative (adj) A right or privilege exclusive to a particular individual or class (विशेषाधिकार, खास हक)

Synonyms: Perquisite, Privilege, Entitlement, Advantage

Antonyms: Duty, Obligation

Example: Since he was a senior member of the golf club, Allan had the prerogative to reject new member applications

3. Proscribe (verb) Forbid, especially by law. (मनाही करना)

Synonyms: Ban, Injunction, Forbid, Interdict, Prohibit

Antonyms: Allow, Let, Permit

Example:  In our country, there are laws which proscribe discrimination based on race and gender

Related: Proscribed, Proscribed

4. Ecclesiastical (adj) Relating to the Christian Church or its clergy. (गिरजाघर या पादरी संबंधी)

Synonyms:  Pontifical, , Apostolic, Priestly, Clerical

Antonyms:  Profane, Secular, Non-Sectarian  

Example: While preparing for service, the Reverend donned his ecclesiastical robes

5. Susceptible  (adj). Easily influenced or harmed by something: (अतिसंवेदनशील, आसानी से प्रभावित होने वाला)

Synonyms : Vulnerable, Prone, Disposed, Sensitive

Antonyms : Resistant, Immune, Protected, Guarded 

Example: He’s very susceptible to colds. 

6. Celibacy  (adj)) The state of abstaining from marriage and sexual relations.  (ब्रह्मचर्य, अविवाहित जीवन)

Synonyms: Chastity, Virginity,   Abstinence, Asceticism

Antonyms: Lechery , Promiscuousness ,  Licentiousness, Libidinousness

Example: A widower   has maintained absolute celibacy since the death of his wife

7. Precinct  (noun) The area within the walls or perceived boundaries of a particular building or place. (अड़ोस-पड़ोस, अहाता)

Synonyms:   Purlieus, Vicinity, Surrounding, Confines 

Antonyms:    Distance, Remoteness, Faraway

 Example : A tunnel entrance was found within the precincts of the prison camp.

8. Muddle  (verb). bring into a disordered or confusing state ( अव्यवस्थित करना, घालमेल कर देना)

Synonyms : Chaos, Dishevelment, Imbroglio, Clutter

Antonyms :  Order, Orderliness

Example : they were muddling up the cards

9. Perpetuate (verb) Make (something) continue indefinitely. (बनाए रखना, जारी रखना)

Synonyms : Eternalize, Immortalize,  Maintain, Preserve

Antonyms: Extinguish, Cease, Halt, Stop

Example: We must not perpetuate the religious divisions of the past.

Related: perpetuated, perpetuated

10. Pernicious (adj) Having a very harmful effect or influence (हानिकारक, घातक)

Synonyms: Noxious, Pestilent, Deleterious, Detrimental

Antonyms: Beneficial, Innocuous, Benign

Example: The pernicious fire burned down most of the houses in our subdivision.

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