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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
Antonyms: good deal, compliment, flattery, praise.
Usage: a bribery scandal involving one of his key supporters
2). Lavish (Verb) – उदार होना
Definition: bestow something in generous or extravagant quantities on.
Synonyms: give freely, spend, expend, heap, shower, pour, deluge, give generously
Antonyms: lacking, poor, reasonable, saving.
Usage: the media couldn’t lavish enough praise on the film
3). Erstwhile (Adjective) – भूतपूर्व
Synonyms: former, old, past, one-time, sometime, as was, ex-, late
Antonyms: new, recently developed, newly discovered, brand new
Usage: the erstwhile president of the company
4). Bumiputras (Noun) — स्वदेशी मलय मूल के एक मलेशियाई
Definition: a Malaysian of indigenous Malay origin.
Usage: bumiputra ownership
5). Preferential (Adjective) – अधिमान्य
Definition: of or involving preference or partiality; constituting a favour or privilege.
Synonyms: special, better, privileged, superior, favoured, advantageous, favourable
Antonyms: worse, bad, oppose.
Usage: preferential interest rates may be offered to employees
6). Incumbent (Adjective) – अवलंबी
Definition: necessary for (someone) as a duty or responsibility.
Synonyms: binding, obligatory, mandatory, necessary, compulsory, required,
Antonyms: unnecessary, not important.
Usage: the government realized that it was incumbent on them to act
7). Barring (Verb) — को छोड़कर
Definition: except for; if not for.
Synonyms: except for, with the exception of, excepting, if there is/are no, bar, discounting
Antonyms: including, in addition to
Usage: barring accidents, we should win
8). Alleviate (Verb) – कम करना
Definition: make (suffering, deficiency, or a problem) less severe.
Synonyms: reduce, ease, relieve, take the edge off, deaden, dull, diminish, lessen, weaken, lighten
Antonyms: irritate, worsen, incite.
Usage: he couldn’t prevent her pain, only alleviate it
9). Indigenous (Adjective) – देशज
Definition: originating or occurring naturally in a particular place; native.
Synonyms: native, aboriginal, local
Antonyms: alien, foreign
Usage: the indigenous peoples of Siberia
10). Portraying (Verb) – चित्रित
Definition: describe (someone or something) in a particular way.
Synonyms: represent, depict, characterize, describe, present
Antonyms: Confuse, Mix up, Obscure.
Usage: the book portrayed him as a self-serving careerist