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1). Patriarch (Noun) — आदरणीय वृद्ध पुस्र्ष
Definition: any of those biblical figures regarded as fathers of the human race, especially Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and their forefathers, or the sons of Jacob.
Synonyms: senior figure, father, paterfamilias, leader, elder, grandfather
Antonyms: youthful, juvenile; junior, adolescent, teenage, teenaged; immature Usage: Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia
2). Encroaching (Verb) – अतिक्रमण करना
Definition: intrude on (a person’s territory, rights, personal life, etc.).
Synonyms: intrude, trespass, impinge, butt in, barge in, cut in, obtrude, impose oneself
Antonyms: give, ignore, keep off.
Usage: rather than encroach on his privacy she might have kept to her room
3). Rebellion (Noun) – बगावत
Definition: an act of armed resistance to an established government or leader.
Synonyms: uprising, revolt, insurrection, mutiny, revolution, insurgence, insurgency, rising
Antonyms: calm, peace, harmony.
Usage: the authorities put down a rebellion by landless colonials
4). Ripping (Verb) – फाड़ना
Definition: make (a hole) by force.
Synonyms: tear, snatch, jerk, tug, wrench, wrest, prise, force, heave, haul, drag
Antonyms: dull, weak.
Usage: the truck was struck by lightning and had a hole ripped out of its roof
5). Authentic (Adjective) – प्रमाणिक
Definition: of undisputed origin and not a copy; genuine.
Synonyms: genuine, original, real, actual, pukka, bona fide, true, veritable
Antonyms: corrupt, false, doubtful.
Usage: the letter is now accepted as an authentic document
6). Disincentive (Noun) — निस्र्त्साहित
Definition: a factor, especially a financial disadvantage, that discourages a particular action.
Synonyms: deterrent, discouragement, dissuasion, damper
Antonyms: help, aid, benefit.
Usage: spiralling house prices are beginning to act as a disincentive to development
7). Credible (Adjective) – प्रत्ययनीय
Definition: able to be believed; convincing.
Synonyms: acceptable, trustworthy, reliable, dependable, sure, good, valid
Antonyms: dishonest, unacceptable.
Usage: few people found his story credible
8). Intended (Adjective) – अभिप्रेत
Definition: planned or meant.
Synonyms: deliberate, intentional, calculated, conscious, done on purpose, planned, considered
Antonyms: accidental, approximate.
Usage: the intended victim escaped
9). Proximity (Noun) – सामीप्य
Definition: nearness in space, time, or relationship.
Synonyms: closeness, nearness, presence, juxtaposition, propinquity, adjacency
Antonyms: distance, remoteness.
Usage: do not operate microphones in close proximity to television sets
10). Spies (Noun) — ध्यान से देखना
Definition: discern or make out, especially by careful observation.
Synonyms: notice, observe, see, spot, sight, catch sight of, glimpse, catch/get a glimpse of
Usage: he could spy a figure in the distance