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1). Convulsed (Verb) — ऐंठना
Definition: cause (someone) to make sudden, violent, uncontrollable movements.
Synonyms: laugh uproariously, roar with laughter, hold one’s sides, be doubled up with laughter
Antonyms: harmony, peace.
Usage: she rocked backwards and forwards, convulsed with helpless mirth
2). Mayhem (Noun) – हाथापाई
Definition: violent or extreme disorder; chaos.
Synonyms: chaos, disorder, confusion, havoc, bedlam, pandemonium, tumult, uproar, turmoil
Antonyms: harmony, peace, calm.
Usage: complete mayhem broke out
3). Manoeuvre (Noun) — पैंतरेबाज़ी
Definition: a movement or series of moves requiring skill and care.
Synonyms: operation, exercise, activity, move, movement, action
Antonyms: remains, destroy, forget, stop.
Usage: snowboarders performed daring manoeuvres on precipitous slopes
4). Stint (Noun) – कार्यकाल
Definition: a person’s fixed or allotted period of work.
Synonyms: period, time, turn, run, session, term
Antonyms: permanent, static, unchanged, fixed, stable
Usage: his varied career included a stint as a magician
5). Channelled (Verb) – व्यक्त करें
Definition: direct towards a particular end or object.
Synonyms: convey, transmit, transport, conduct, direct, guide, bear, carry,
relay, pass on
Antonyms: divert, ridged.
Usage: many countries channel their aid through charities
6). Standalone (Adjective) – अलग से काम करना
Definition: able to operate independently of other hardware or software.
Synonyms: separate, unconnected, detached
Antonyms: inbuilt, embedded.
Usage: a stand-alone application
7). Anomalies (Noun) – विसंगतियों
Definition: something that deviates from what is standard, normal, or expected.
Synonyms: oddity, peculiarity, abnormality, irregularity, inconsistency, incongruity, deviation
Antonyms: Conformity, regularity, standard.
Usage: there are a number of anomalies in the present system
8). Disparities (Noun) — असमानताओं
Definition: a great difference.
Synonyms: discrepancy, inconsistency, imbalance, inequality, incongruity,
Antonyms: parity, similarity
Usage: economic disparities between different regions of the country
9). Dispensing (Verb) — वितरित करना
Definition: manage without or get rid of.
Synonyms: distribute, pass round, pass out, hand out, deal out, dole out, share out
Antonyms: include, keep
Usage: let’s dispense with the formalities, shall we?
10). Backlash (Noun) – प्रतिक्रिया
Definition: a strong negative reaction by a large number of people, especially to a social or political development.
Synonyms: adverse reaction/response, counteraction, counterblast, comeback, recoil
Antonyms: cause, question.
Usage: a public backlash against racism