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1). Scandal (Noun) – कांड
Definition: an action or event regarded as morally or legally wrong and causing general public outrage.
Synonyms: outrageous wrongdoing, outrageous behaviour, immoral behaviour, unethical behaviour, discreditable behaviour
Antonyms: approval, honor, praise.
Usage: a bribery scandal involving one of his key supporters
2). Denting (Verb) – कमजोर करना
Definition: have an adverse effect on; diminish.
Synonyms: diminish, reduce, lessen, shrink, weaken, erode, undermine, sap, shake, break
Antonyms: increase, bulge.
Usage: this neither deterred him nor dented his enthusiasm
3). Ferried (Verb) – यहाँ से वहां ले जाना
Definition: transport from one place to another on short or regular trips.
Synonyms: transport, convey, carry, bear, ship, run, chauffeur, take, bring, shuttle
Antonyms: hold, keep, maintain.
Usage: ambulances ferried the injured to hospital
4). Ruthless (Adjective) – क्रूर
Definition: having or showing no pity or compassion for others.
Synonyms: merciless, pitiless, cruel, heartless, hard-hearted, hard, stony-hearted, stony
Antonyms: calm, civilized, easy, feeling.
Usage: a ruthless manipulator
5). Trauma (Noun) – अभिघात
Definition: physical injury.
Synonyms: injury, damage, hurt, wound, wounding, sore, bruise, cut, laceration,
Usage: rupture of the diaphragm caused by blunt trauma
6). Aliens (Noun) – विदेशी
Definition: a foreigner, especially one who is not a naturalized citizen of the country where he or she is living.
Synonyms: foreigner, foreign national, non-native, immigrant, emigrant, émigré
Antonyms: local, national, native.
Usage: an enemy alien
7). Endure (Verb) – सहना
Definition: suffer (something painful or difficult) patiently.
Synonyms: undergo, go through, live through, experience, meet, encounter
Antonyms: disallow, reject, retreat.
Usage: it seemed impossible that anyone could endure such pain
8). Anxiety (Noun) – व्यग्रता
Definition: a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome.
Synonyms:worry, concern, apprehension, apprehensiveness, consternation,
Antonyms: advantage, calm, certainty.
Usage: he felt a surge of anxiety
9). Grotesque (Adjective) – विकृत
Definition: comically or repulsively ugly or distorted.
Synonyms: malformed, deformed, misshapen, misproportioned, distorted, twisted
Antonyms: common, familiar, little.
Usage: a figure wearing a grotesque mask
10). Enshrined (Verb) – प्रतिष्ठापित करना
Definition: preserve (a right, tradition, or idea) in a form that ensures it will be protected and respected.
Synonyms: set down, set out, spell out, express, lay down, set in stone, embody, realize, manifest
Antonyms: condemn, desecrate, defile, disrespect
Usage: the right of all workers to strike was enshrined in the new constitution
11). Repercussions (Noun) – नतीजों
Definition: an unintended consequence of an event or action, especially an unwelcome one.
Synonyms: consequence, result, effect, outcome, by-product
Antonyms: cause, reason.
Usage: the move would have grave repercussions for the entire region
12). Impartial (Adjective) – निष्पक्ष
Definition: treating all rivals or disputants equally.
Synonyms: unbiased, unprejudiced, neutral, non-partisan, non-discriminatory, anti-discrimination
Antonyms: interested, partial, unfair.
Usage: the minister cannot be impartial in the way that a judge would be