Thursday, February 20, 2014

Vocabulary: Words starting with C (1-10)


1. Contravention


French from medieval Latin contraventio(n- ), from late Latin contravenire 
Meaning in English: dispute, an action against the law or treaty
Meaning in Hindi: उल्लंघन, विरोध
Usage in Sentence:
"Contravention of human rights in prohibited by law."
"The advertisement was an act of contravention.."
Synonyms: infringement, transgression, violation, breach, conflict
Antonyms: obedience, peace, agreement
- contravention sounds like contra game where there was conflict and fight.

2. Conscience

Middle English (also in the sense ‘inner thoughts or knowledge’): via Old French from Latin conscientia, from conscient- ‘being privy to’, from the verb conscire, from con- ‘with’ + scire ‘know’.
Meaning in English: a person’s moral sense of right and wrong, ethical and moral principles that controls action and thoughts of person.
Meaning in Hindi: अन्तश्चेतना, अच्छे बुरे की समझ
Usage in Sentence:
"Mohit’s conscience stops him from eating non-veg food."
Synonyms: moral sense, principles, ethics, creed, inner voice, compunction.

Antonyms: immorality.

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