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1). Episodic (Adjective) – प्रासंगिक
Definition: containing or consisting of a series of separate parts or events.
Synonyms: in episodes, in instalments, in sections, in parts
Antonyms: complete, entire.
Usage: an episodic narrative
2). Tranquil (Adjective) – शांत
Definition: free from disturbance; calm.
Synonyms: peaceful, restful, reposeful, calm, quiet, still, serene, placid, relaxing, soothing
Antonyms: disturbed, busy, excitable
Usage: her tranquil gaze
3). Uptrend (Noun) — ऊपर प्रवृत्ति
Definition: an upward tendency, especially a rise in economic value.
Synonyms: rise, improvement, advancement.
Antonyms: loss, decrease, reduction.
Usage: the uptrend in sales and profits is expected to be sustained in the October-March period
4). Regime (Noun) – शासन
Definition: a government, especially an authoritarian one.
Synonyms: government, authorities, system of government, rule, reign, dominion, sovereignty
Usage: ideological opponents of the regime
5). Fortnightly (Adjective) – पाक्षिक
Definition: a magazine or other periodical issued every two weeks.
Usage: the review was launched as a fortnightly in 1957
6). Teargas (Noun) — आँसू गैस
Definition: gas that causes severe irritation to the eyes, chiefly used in riot control to force crowds to disperse.
Usage: police used water cannon and tear gas against demonstrators
7). Alienation (Noun) – अलगाव की भावना
Definition: the state or experience of being alienated.
Synonyms: isolation, detachment, estrangement, distance, separation, severance
Antonyms: agreement, charm, endearment.
Usage: a sense of alienation from our environment
8). Rallied (Verb) – पुनः इकट्ठा होना
Definition: (of troops) come together again in order to continue fighting after a defeat or dispersion.
Synonyms: reassemble, regroup, re-form, reunite, gather together again, get together again
Antonyms: demobilize, disband
Usage: De Montfort’s troops rallied and drove back the king’s infantry
9). Speculated (Verb) – अनुमान लगाना
Definition: form a theory or conjecture about a subject without firm evidence.
Synonyms: conjecture, theorize, form theories, hypothesize, make suppositions
Antonyms: forget, neglect.
Usage: my colleagues speculate about my private life
10). Temptation (Noun) – प्रलोभन
Definition: the desire to do something, especially something wrong or unwise.
Synonyms: desire, urge, itch, impulse, inclination
Antonyms: desire, hate, prevention.
Usage: he resisted the temptation to call Celia at the office