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1). Unbecoming (Adjective) – अनुचित
Definition: (of behaviour) not fitting or appropriate; unseemly.
Synonyms: inappropriate, unfitting, unbefitting, unsuitable, unsuited, ill-suited, inapt, out of keeping
Antonyms: becoming, proper, appropriate
Usage: it was unbecoming for a university to do anything so crass as advertising its wares
2). Ushering (Verb) – साथ देना
Definition: show or guide (someone) somewhere.
Synonyms: escort, accompany, help, assist, take, show, see, lead
Antonyms: conclude, end, finish, stop.
Usage: a waiter ushered me to a table
3). Arbitrarily (Adverb) – मनमाने ढंग से
Definition: on the basis of random choice or personal whim, rather than any reason or system.
Synonyms: capricious, whimsical, random, chance, erratic, unpredictable, inconsistent, wild, hit-or-miss, haphazard, casual
Antonyms: slowly, calmly.
Usage: recurrent infection is arbitrarily defined as three or more infections a year
4). Capriciously (Adjective) – चंचलता से
Definition: given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behaviour.
Synonyms: fickle, inconstant, changeable, variable, unstable, mercurial, volatile, erratic, vacillating, irregular, inconsistent
Antonyms: constant, stable, invariant.
Usage: a capricious and often brutal administration
5). Denied (Verb) – मना करना
Definition: state that one refuses to admit the truth or existence of.
Synonyms: contradict, repudiate, gainsay, declare untrue, dissent from, disagree with, challenge, contest, oppose
Antonyms: accept, support, confirm.
Usage: both firms deny any responsibility for the tragedy
6). Magnetism (Noun) – चुम्बकत्व
Definition: the ability to attract and charm people.
Synonyms: allure, attraction, fascination, enchantment, appeal, draw, drawing power, pull, charm, seductiveness
Antonyms: incapacity, weakness, repulsion, impotence.
Usage: his personal magnetism attracted men to the brotherhood
7). Anarchy (Noun) – अराजकता
Definition: a state of disorder due to absence or non-recognition of authority or other controlling systems
Synonyms: lawlessness, absence of government, nihilism, mobocracy, revolution, insurrection, riot, rebellion, mutiny
Antonyms: calm, harmony, order, peace.
Usage: he must ensure public order in a country threatened with anarchy
8). Rampant (Adjective) – अनियंत्रित
Definition: (especially of something unwelcome) flourishing or spreading unchecked.
Synonyms: uncontrolled, unrestrained, unchecked, unbridled, widespread,
pandemic, epidemic, pervasive
Antonyms: checked, moral, moderate, gentle.
Usage: political violence was rampant
9). Proliferation (Noun) – शीघ्रता से बढ़ना
Definition: rapid increase in the number or amount of something.
Synonyms: rapid increase, growth, multiplication, spread, escalation, expansion, build-up, buildout, burgeoning
Antonyms: decrease, stagnant, destroy, shrink.
Usage: a continuing threat of nuclear proliferation
10). Dismal (Adjective) – निराशजनक
Definition: causing a mood of gloom or depression.
Synonyms: dingy, dim, dark, gloomy, sombre, dreary, drab, dull, desolate, bleak, cheerless, comfortless, depressing
Antonyms: bright, cheerful.
Usage: the dismal weather made the late afternoon seem like evening
11). Aesthetically (Adverb) – सौन्दर्य की दृष्टी से
Definition: in a way that gives pleasure through beauty.
Synonyms: decorative, ornamental, graceful, elegant, exquisite, beautiful,
attractive, pleasing, lovely, stylish, artistic.
Antonyms: displeasing, ugly, unattractive.
Usage: the buildings and gardens of the factory have been aesthetically designed and laid out