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1). Conjecture (Noun) – अनुमान
Definition: an opinion or conclusion formed on the basis of incomplete information.
Synonyms: guess, speculation, surmise, fancy, notion, belief, suspicion,
Antonyms: fact, know.
Usage: conjectures about the newcomer were many and varied
2). Rivals (Verb) – प्रतिद्वंद्वी होना
Definition: be or seem to be equal or comparable to.
Synonyms: compete with, vie with, match, be a match for, equal, emulate, measure up to, come up to, compare with
Antonyms: partner, ally.
Usage: the efficiency of the Bavarians rivals that of the Viennese
3). Unprecedented (Adjective) – अभूतपूर्व
Definition: never done or known before.
Synonyms: unparalleled, unequalled, unmatched, unrivalled, without parallel, without equal
Antonyms: normal, common.
Usage: the government took the unprecedented step of releasing confidential correspondence
4). Fomenting (Verb) – भड़काना
Definition: instigate or stir up (an undesirable or violent sentiment or course of action).
Synonyms: instigate, incite, provoke, agitate, excite, stir up, whip up, arouse, inspire, encourage, urge
Antonyms: deter, discourage, finish, ignore.
Usage: they accused him of fomenting political unrest
5). Ferocity (Noun) – क्रूरता
Definition: the state or quality of being ferocious.
Synonyms: savagery, brutality, brutishness, barbarity, fierceness, violence, aggression, bloodthirstiness, murderousness
Antonyms: gentleness, calm, kind.
Usage: the ferocity of the storm caught them by surprise
6). Dislodge (Verb) – हटा देना
Definition: knock or force out of position.
Synonyms: remove, move, shift, displace, knock out of place, knock out of position, knock over, upset
Antonyms: plan, sow, take in.
Usage: the hoofs of their horses dislodged loose stones
7). Refurbished (Verb) – अच्छी अवस्था में लाना
Definition: renovate and redecorate (something, especially a building).
Synonyms: renovate, recondition, rehabilitate, revamp, make over, overhaul, restore, renew, develop, redevelop
Antonyms: damage, antique, break.
Usage: the premises have been completely refurbished in our corporate style
8). Behest (Noun) – आज्ञा
Definition: a person’s orders or command.
Synonyms: instruction, bidding, request, requirement, wish, desire
Antonyms: answer, reply.
Usage: they had assembled at his behest
9). Subsumes (Verb) – शामिल या अवशिषित करना
Definition: include or absorb (something) in something else.
Synonyms: classify, contain, incorporate, involve.
Antonyms: exclude, omit.
Usage: most of these phenomena can be subsumed under two broad categories
10). Plethora (Noun) – बहुतायत
Definition: a large or excessive amount of something.
Synonyms: excess, large, huge.
Antonyms: small, few amount.
Usage: a plethora of committees and subcommittees
11). Bidder (Noun) — बोली लगाने वाला
Definition: a person or organization making a formal offer for something, especially at an auction.
Synonyms: aspirant, candidate, challenger, player.
Antonyms: ally, friend, associate.
Usage: she was the highest bidder for this rare portrait