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1). Suffocating (Verb) – घुटन होना
Definition: die or cause to die from lack of air or inability to breathe.
Synonyms: smother, asphyxiate, stifle
Antonyms: free, loose, release.
Usage: ten detainees suffocated in an airless police cell
2). Eviction (Noun) — बेदखली
Definition: the action of expelling someone from a property; expulsion.
Synonyms: expulsion, ejection, ousting, throwing out, drumming out, driving out, banishing, banishment, removal, dislodgement.
Antonyms: admittance, including, receiving.
Usage: the forced eviction of residents
3). Utter (Adjective) – पूर्ण
Definition: complete; absolute.
Synonyms: complete, total, absolute, thorough, perfect, downright, out-and-out, outright, thoroughgoing
Antonyms: partial, part, imperfect
Usage: Charlotte stared at her in utter amazement
4). Remorse (Noun) – पछतावा
Definition: deep regret or guilt for a wrong committed.
Synonyms: contrition, deep regret, repentance, penitence, guilt, feelings of guilt, bad/guilty conscience
Antonyms: joy, indifference, meanness.
Usage: they were filled with remorse and shame
5). Humanitarian (Adjective) – मानवतावादी
Definition: concerned with or seeking to promote human welfare.
Synonyms: compassionate, humane; unselfish, altruistic, generous, magnanimous
Antonyms: unkind, egoistic, unkind, inhumane.
Usage: groups sending humanitarian aid
6). Carnage (Noun) – नरसंहार
Definition: the killing of a large number of people.
Synonyms: slaughter, massacre, mass murder, mass destruction, butchery, bloodbath, indiscriminate bloodshed
Antonyms: peace, calm.
Usage: the bombing was timed to cause as much carnage as possible
7). Amidst (Preposition) – बीच में
Definition: in the middle of; surrounded by; among.
Synonyms: between, inside, among.
Usage: Our weekends were jewels, sparkling brilliantly amidst the lonely drudgery of the rest of my week.
8). Depreciating (Verb) – मूल्य कम होना
Definition: diminish in value over a period of time.
Synonyms: decrease in value, lose value, decline in price, drop in price, fall in price, cheapen, devalue
Antonyms: built, construct, extend.
Usage: the latest cars will depreciate heavily in the first year
9). Scuppering (Verb) – तबाह करना
Definition: prevent from working or succeeding; thwart.
Synonyms: ruin, wreck, destroy, devastate, wreak havoc on, damage, spoil, mar, injure, blast, blight, smash
Antonyms: future, promote, float, rise.
Usage: plans for a bypass were scuppered by a public inquiry
10). Exodus (Noun) – लोगों का द्रव्यमान प्रस्थान
Definition: a mass departure of people
Synonyms: mass departure, withdrawal, evacuation, leaving
Antonyms: stay, arrival, coming, entrance.
Usage: the annual exodus of sun-seeking Canadians to Florida