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1). Fraught (Adjective) – चिंतित
Definition: causing or affected by anxiety or stress.
Synonyms: anxious, worried, upset, distraught, overwrought, agitated, distressed
Antonyms: Calm, passion, peace.
Usage: there was a fraught silence
2). Prevailed (Verb) – प्रबल होना
Definition: prove more powerful or superior.
Synonyms: win, win out, win through, triumph, be victorious, be the victor, gain the victory
Antonyms: Fail, forfeit, lose, surrender.
Usage: it is hard for logic to prevail over emotion
3). Imperative (Adjective) — आज्ञार्थक
Definition: of vital importance; crucial.
Synonyms: vitally important, of vital importance, all-important, vital, crucial, critical, essential
Antonyms: unimportant, optional
Usage: immediate action was imperative
4). Ballooning (Verb) – तेजी से वृद्धि होना
Definition: (of an amount of money spent or owed) increase rapidly.
Synonyms: increase rapidly, soar, rocket, shoot up, escalate, mount, surge, spiral, grow rapidly
Antonyms: sag, flap
Usage: the company’s debt has ballooned in the last five years
5). Overarching (Adjective) – संपूर्ण
Definition: comprehensive or all-embracing.
Synonyms: Overall, throughout, underlying, including.
Antonyms: limit, small, narrow, null.
Usage: a single overarching principle
6). Demarcated (Verb) – परिसीमित करना
Definition: to determine or mark off the boundaries or limits of
Synonyms: delimt, markoff, detach, divide.
Antonyms: attach, combine, connect
Usage: art was being demarcated from the more objective science
7). Parleys (Noun) – बातचीत
Definition: a conference between opposing sides in a dispute, especially a discussion of terms for an armistice.
Synonyms: negotiation, talk(s), meeting, conference, summit, discussion, dialogue
Antonyms: quiet, silence.
Usage: a parley is in progress and the invaders may withdraw
8). Skirmishes (Noun) – झडपों
Definition: any brisk conflict or encounter
Synonyms: altercation, argument, battle, clash.
Antonyms: accord, calm, aggrement.
Usage: She had a skirmish with her landlord about the rent
9). Intrusion (Noun) – अतिक्रमण
Definition: the action of intruding.
Synonyms: encroachment on, trespass on, obtrusion into
Usage: he was furious about this intrusion into his private life
10). Conciliatory (Adjective) – मिलाप करने वाला
Definition: intended or likely to placate or pacify.
Synonyms: propitiatory, placatory, appeasing, pacifying, pacific, mollifying
Usage: a conciliatory approach