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1). Delineate (Verb) – चित्रित करना
Definition: describe or portray (something) precisely.
Synonyms: describe, set forth, set out, present, outline, depict, portray, represent
Antonyms: Confuse, Distort.
Usage: the law should delineate and prohibit behaviour which is socially abhorrent
2). Contours (Noun) – आकृति
Definition: an outline representing or bounding the shape or form of something.
Synonyms: outline, shape, form
Antonyms: Core, Affection, Centre.
Usage: she traced the contours of his face with her finger
3). Conjecture (Noun) – अनुमान
Definition: an opinion or conclusion formed on the basis of incomplete information.
Synonyms: guess, speculation, surmise, fancy, notion, belief, suspicion
Antonyms: fact, truth, known.
Usage: conjectures about the newcomer were many and varied
4). Signatories (Noun) — हस्ताक्षरकर्ता
Definition: a party that has signed an agreement, especially a state that has signed a treaty.
Synonyms: witness, certifier, oath.
Usage: Britain is a signatory to the convention
5). Veracity (Noun) – सच्चाई
Definition: conformity to facts; accuracy.
Synonyms: truthfulness, truth, accuracy, accurateness, correctness, exactness
Antonyms: falsehood, unfairness, deceit.
Usage: officials expressed doubts concerning the veracity of the story
6). Indelible (Adjective) – अमिट
Definition: making marks that cannot be removed.
Synonyms: ineradicable, inerasable, ineffaceable, unexpungeable, indestructible, permanent
Antonyms: Temporary, erasable, eradicable.
Usage: an indelible marker pen
7). Promulgation (Verb) – प्रचार
Definition: to make known by open declaration
Synonyms: publish; proclaim formally or put into operation
Antonyms: hide, keep secrete, keep quiet, collect.
Usage: Modi promulgated a new order.
8). Absconding (Verb) – फरार होना
Definition: leave hurriedly and secretly, typically to escape from custody or avoid arrest.
Synonyms: run away, escape, bolt, clear out, flee, make off, take flight, take off, fly, decamp
Antonyms: wait, remains, joint, appear.
Usage: the barman absconded with a week’s takings
9). Misdemeanours (Noun) – दुष्कर्म
Definition: a minor wrongdoing.
Synonyms: wrongdoing, evil deed, crime, felony, criminal act
Antonyms: goodness, loyal, trustable.
Usage: the player can expect a suspension for his latest misdemeanour
10). Consternation (Noun) – निराशा
Definition: a feeling of anxiety or dismay, typically at something unexpected.
Synonyms: dismay, perturbation, anxiety, distress, disquiet, disquietude, discomposure
Antonyms: Calm, Composure, Confidence, Peaceful.
Usage: to her consternation her car wouldn’t start
11). Defunct (Adjective) – अनुपयोगी
Definition: no longer existing or functioning.
Synonyms: disused, no longer in use, unused, inoperative, non-functioning, unusable
Antonyms: working, extant, alive, living
Usage: the now defunct Somerset & Dorset railway line
12). Crawling (Verb) — रेंगने
Definition: behave obsequiously or ingratiatingly in the hope of gaining someone’s favour.
Synonyms: grovel to, be obsequious towards, ingratiate oneself with, be servile towards, be sycophantic towards
Antonyms: oppose, disagreement.
Usage: a reporter’s job can involve crawling to objectionable people