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1). Lethal (Adjective) — प्राणघातक
Definition: very harmful or destructive.
Synonyms: fatal, deadly, mortal, causing death, death-dealing, life-threatening, murderous, homicidal
Antonyms: harmless, safe
Usage: the Krakatoa eruption was the most lethal on record
2). Encephalitis (Noun) — मस्तिष्क की सूजन
Definition: inflammation of the brain, caused by infection or an allergic reaction.
3). Disorientation (Noun) – भटकाव
Definition: the condition of having lost one’s sense of direction.
Synonyms: confusion, perplexity, daze, surprise.
Antonyms: expectation, well known, conform, explain.
Usage: as we walked on into the night, an air of total disorientation descended
4). Stuttering (Verb) – हकलाना
Definition: talk with continued involuntary repetition of sounds, especially initial consonants.
Synonyms: stammer, stumble, speak haltingly, falter, speak falteringly, flounder, hesitate.
Antonyms: stop, pause, a gap.
Usage: the child was stuttering in fright
5). Contagious (Adjective) – सांसर्गिक
Definition: (of a disease) spread from one person or organism to another, typically by direct contact.
Synonyms: infectious, communicable, transmittable, transmissible, transferable,
Antonyms: non communicable, harm less.
Usage: Tuberculosis is a contagious disease.
6). Unrivalled (Adjective) – अप्रतिम
Definition: better than everyone or everything of the same type.
Synonyms: unequalled, without equal, unparalleled, without parallel, matchless, unmatched, peerless
Antonyms: average, equal, same.
Usage: the paper’s coverage of foreign news is unrivalled
7). Midst (Noun) – बीच में
Definition: the middle part or point.
Synonyms: middle, centre, midpoint, halfway point, kernel, nub, focal point
Antonyms: outside, exterior, periphery.
Usage: he left his flat in the midst of a rainstorm
8). Brutal (Adjective) – क्रूर
Definition: savagely violent.
Synonyms: savage, cruel, bloodthirsty, vicious, ferocious, barbaric, barbarous,
wicked, murderous, cold-blooded
Antonyms: gentle, humane
Usage: a brutal murder
9). Countenanced (Verb) – सहन करना
Definition: admit as acceptable or possible.
Synonyms: tolerate, permit, allow, admit of, approve (of), agree to, consent to, give one’s blessing to, take kindly to
Antonyms: block, disagree, hinder.
Usage: he was reluctant to countenance the use of force
10). Rampant (Adjective) – अनियंत्रित
Definition: (especially of something unwelcome) flourishing or spreading unchecked.
Synonyms: uncontrolled, unrestrained, unchecked, unbridled, widespread,
pandemic, epidemic, pervasive
Antonyms: control, mild, under control.
Usage: political violence was rampant