- GRUELING (ADJECTIVE): extremely tiring
Synonyms: arduous, fierce
Antonyms: facile, gentle
Example Sentence: The grueling six-day march of nearly 200 km from Nashik to Mumbai by thousands of farmers.
- REMARKABLE (ADJECTIVE): extraordinary
Synonyms: noteworthy, curious
Antonyms: average, common
Example Sentence: The aim to gherao the Maharashtra Assembly was remarkable.
- REFRAIN (VERB): abstain
Synonyms: theme, burden
Antonyms: silence, calmness
Example Sentence: You should refrain from alcohol.
- MYRIAD (NOUN): multitude
Synonyms: infinite, endless
Antonyms: bounded, measurable
Example Sentence: Disrupting the lives of other citizens is not how India’s myriad protesters typically behave.
- PERSUADE (VERB): convince
Synonyms: influence, prompt
Antonyms: dissuade, prevent
Example Sentence: The farmers were persuaded to complete the final leg of the march.
- NEGOTIATE (VERB): consort
Synonyms: arrange, confer
Antonyms: confuse, unsuit
Example Sentence: The government emissaries could negotiate with their representatives.
- CONTEND (VERB): struggle to a difficulty
Synonyms: argue, resist
Antonyms: agree, comply
Example Sentence: Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan have had to contend with new policies.
- CAVEAT (NOUN): warning
Synonyms: caution, admonition
Antonyms: neglect, ignorance
Example Sentence: The demand that caveats to the State’s loan waiver scheme be dropped so that genuine small farmers are not excluded.
- EFFICACY (NOUN): ability to produce a desired result
Synonyms: adequacy, ability
Antonyms: failure, idleness
Example Sentence: Demonstration of the efficacy of precision bombing is seed there.
- CONSTRICT (VERB): become narrower
Synonyms: restrict, contract
Antonyms: enlarge, expand
Example Sentence: No institutional reforms are undertaken to free constricted agricultural markets.