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1). Misery (Noun) – कष्ट,दुःख
Definition: a state or feeling of great physical or mental distress or discomfort.
Synonyms: unhappiness, distress, wretchedness, hardship, suffering, affliction, anguish, anxiety
Antonyms: contentment, pleasure
Usage: a man who had brought her nothing but misery
2). Ferocity (Noun) — क्रूरता
Definition: the state or quality of being ferocious.
Synonyms: savagery, brutality, brutishness, barbarity, fierceness, violence, aggression
Usage: the ferocity of the storm caught them by surprise
3). Mitigate (Verb) – कम करना
Definition: make (something bad) less severe, serious, or painful.
Synonyms: alleviate, reduce, diminish, lessen, weaken, lighten, attenuate, take the edge off, allay
Antonyms: aggravate, increase, intensify
Usage: drainage schemes have helped to mitigate this problem
4). Aerosols (Noun) — वायु या गैस में फैले कणों का एक कोलाइडियल निलंबन।
Definition: a colloidal suspension of particles dispersed in air or gas.
Usage: the organisms are spread in the aerosols generated by showers
5). Unilaterally (Adverb) – इकतरफ़ा
Definition: used to indicate that something is done by only one person, group, or country involved in a situation, without the agreement of others.
Synonyms: one part, one side.
Antonyms: multilateral, five-side
Usage: in 1996 the region unilaterally declared independence
6). Curtailed (Verb) – कटौती करना
Definition: reduce in extent or quantity; impose a restriction on.
Synonyms: reduce, cut, cut down, cut back, decrease, lessen, diminish, slim down
Antonyms: increase, improve.
Usage: civil liberties were further curtailed
7). Wrecked (Verb) – बर्बाद करना
Definition: spoil completely.
Synonyms: ruin, spoil, disrupt, undo, mar, play havoc with, make a mess of, put an end to
Antonyms: preserve, protect.
Usage: an eye injury wrecked his chances of a professional career
8). Tumultuous (Adjective) – शोर
Definition: making an uproar or loud, confused noise.
Synonyms: loud, deafening, thunderous, thundering, ear-shattering, ear-splitting, ear-piercing
Antonyms: peaceful, uneventful, orderly
Usage: tumultuous applause
9). Preparedness (Noun) – तत्परता
Definition: a state of readiness, especially for war.
Synonyms: ready, about to start.
Antonyms: delay, late.
Usage: the country maintained a high level of military preparedness
10). Buckle (Noun) – बकसुआ
Definition: a flat, typically rectangular frame with a hinged pin, used for joining the ends of a belt or strap
Synonyms: clasp, clip, catch, fastener, fastening, hasp
Antonyms: release, unfasten.
Usage: most rucksacks have quick release buckles