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1). Effusively (Adjective) – जोश से
Definition: showing or expressing gratitude, pleasure, or approval in an unrestrained or heartfelt manner.
Synonyms: gushing, gushy, unrestrained, unreserved, extravagant, fulsome
Usage: an effusive welcome
2). Hail (Verb) – जयजयकार करना
Definition: praise (someone or something) enthusiastically.
Synonyms: barrage, volley, shower, deluge, torrent, burst, stream, storm, flood,
spate, rain, tide, avalanche, blaze
Antonyms: criticize, condemn
Usage: he has been hailed as the new James Dean
3). Stringent (Adjective) – कड़ी से कड़ी
Definition: (of regulations, requirements, or conditions) strict, precise, and exacting.
Synonyms: strict, firm, rigid, rigorous, severe, harsh, tough, tight, exacting, demanding, inflexible, stiff, hard and fast
Antonyms: lenient, flexible
Usage: stringent guidelines on air pollution
4). Normalcy (Noun) – सामान्य अवस्था
Definition: the condition of being normal; the state of being usual, typical, or expected.
Synonyms: a normal state of affairs, business as usual, the daily round, routine, a normal pattern, order, regularity
Antonyms: insanity, fast, speed.
Usage: the office gradually returned to a semblance of normalcy.
5). Archetypal (Adjective) – ठेठ
Definition: very typical of a certain kind of person or thing.
Synonyms: most typical, most characteristic, representative, standard, conventional, classic, model, exemplary,
Antonyms: atypical, unique
Usage: the archetypal country doctor
6). Abrogation (Noun) – निराकरण
Definition: the repeal or abolition of a law, right, or agreement.
Synonyms: repudiation, revocation, repeal, rescinding, rescindment, overturning, overruling, overriding, annulment
Antonyms: institution, introduction
Usage: Central government has Abrogation.
7). Festering (Verb) – सड़ना
Definition: (of a negative feeling or a problem) become worse or more intense, especially through long-term neglect or indifference.
Synonyms: rankle, chafe, gnaw (at one’s mind), eat away at one’s mind, ferment, brew, smoulder
Antonyms: built, grow, delight.
Usage: below the surface, the old antagonisms festered
8). Deftness (Noun) – निपुणता
Definition: skillful performance or ability without difficulty
Synonyms: adeptness, adroitness, facility, quickness
Antonyms: poor, week.
Usage: he can perform it with deftness.
9). Alienated (Verb) – अलग –थलग करना
Definition: transfer ownership of (property rights) to another person or group
Synonyms: transfer, convey, pass on, hand over, devolve
Antonyms: unite, fixed.
Usage: they defended the Masai against attempts to alienate their land
10). Precludes (Verb) – बंद करना ,रोकना
Definition: prevent from happening; make impossible.
Synonyms: prevent, make it impossible for, make it impracticable for, rule out, put a stop to, stop
Antonyms: aid, allow, assist, help
Usage: the secret nature of his work precluded official recognition
11). Chauvinism (Noun) — अंधराष्ट्रीयता
Definition: exaggerated or aggressive patriotism.
Synonyms: jingoism, excessive patriotism, blind patriotism, excessive nationalism, sectarianism, isolationism, excessive loyalty, flag-waving
Antonyms: unbias, unstable, imbalance.
Usage: The war stimulated an intense national chauvinism.