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1). Tackling (Verb) – निपटने का
Definition: make determined efforts to deal with (a problem or difficult task).
Synonyms: get to grips with, apply oneself to, address oneself to, address, set about, go about
Antonyms: complete, end, finish, lazy.
Usage: police have launched an initiative to tackle rising crim
2). Shambles (Noun) – खंडहर
Definition: a state of total disorder.
Synonyms: chaos, mess, muddle, confusion, disorder, disarray, disorganization
Antonyms: calm, peace, quiet.
Usage: my career was in a shambles
3). Inward (Adjective) – आवक
Definition: directed or proceeding towards the inside; coming in from outside.
Synonyms: towards the inside, going in, ingoing
Antonyms: outward, outgoing, public.
Usage: inward mail
4). Rein (Verb) – लगाम कसना
Definition: keep under control; restrain.
Synonyms: restrain, check, curb, constrain, hold back, keep in check, keep under control, hold in, regulate, restrict, control
Antonyms: release, free.
Usage: with an effort, she reined back her impatience
5). Peculiar (Adjective) – अजीब
Definition: different to what is normal or expected; strange.
Synonyms: strange, unusual, odd, funny, curious, bizarre, weird, uncanny, queer, unexpected, unfamiliar, abnormal, atypical, anomalous, untypical, different
Antonyms: general, common, normal, usual, similar.
Usage: he gave her some very peculiar looks
6). Expeditiously (Adverb) – शीघ्रता से
Definition: with speed and efficiency.
Synonyms: accurate, correct, acute.
Antonyms: approximate, random.
Usage: the directors will move expeditiously to reach a conclusion
7). Augur (Noun) – शकुनश
Definition: a religious official who observed natural signs, especially the behaviour of birds, interpreting these as an indication of divine approval or disapproval of a proposed action.
Synonyms: seer, soothsayer, fortune teller, crystal gazer, clairvoyant, psychic, visionary
Usage: the end of the cold war seemed to augur well
8). Intransigence (Noun) – कठोरता
Definition: refusal to change one’s views or to agree about something.
Synonyms: disagree, refuse, inflexible, inexorability.
Antonyms: flexible, agree, accept.
Usage: in the face of government intransigence, he resigned in disgust
9). Puzzling (Verb) – माथापच्ची करना
Definition: think hard about something because one cannot understand it.
Synonyms: think hard about, give much thought to, rack one’s brains about, mull over, muse over, ponder, brood about, contemplate
Antonyms: clear, explicit, intelligible.
Usage: she was still puzzling over this problem when she reached the office
10). Consultative (Adjective) – परामर्श
Definition: intended to give professional advice or recommendations.
Synonyms: advising, consulting, conclusive.
Antonyms: ruling, arguing.
Usage: a process of consultative review