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1). Alienation (Noun) – हस्तांतरण
Definition: the transfer of the ownership of property rights
Synonyms: transfer, conveyance, passing on, handing over, devolution
Antonyms: combine, joint, unite.
Usage: most leases contain restrictions against alienation
2). Brutally (Adverb) — बेरहमी से
Definition: to an extremely unpleasant or harsh degree.
Synonyms: harsh, heartless, rude.
Antonyms: gentle, humane, humble.
Usage: weeks of brutally cold weather
3). Snuffed (Verb) — बुझाना
Definition: extinguish (a candle or flame).
Synonyms: extinguish, put out, douse, smother, choke, stamp out, blow out, quench, stub out, turn out, dampen, damp down
Antonyms: light, ignite
Usage: a breeze snuffed out the candle
4). Snipers (Noun) – निशानची
Definition: a person who shoots from a hiding place, especially accurately and at long range.
Synonyms: attack, explosion, bombing.
Usage: he was killed by a sniper’s bullet in the Great War
5). Commensurate (Adjective) – समकक्ष
Definition: corresponding in size or degree; in proportion.
Synonyms: equivalent, equal, corresponding, correspondent, comparable,
Antonyms: disproportionate, disagree.
Usage: salary will be commensurate with age and experience
6). Intervene (Verb) – हस्तक्षेप करना
Definition: take part in something so as to prevent or alter a result or course of events.
Synonyms: intercede, involve oneself, get involved, interpose oneself, insinuate oneself, step in, cut in
Antonyms: leave, ignore.
Usage: he acted outside his authority when he intervened in the dispute
7). Titan (Noun) – महत्वपूर्ण पद पर होने वाला
Definition: a person who is very important, powerful, strong, big, clever
Synonyms: high-level, high-powered.
Antonyms: inferior, not important.
Usage: an intellectual titan
8). Chronicled (Verb) — कालक्रम से अभिलेखन करना
Definition: record (a series of events) in a factual and detailed way.
Synonyms: record, put on record, write down, set down, document, register, report, enter
Antonyms: refute, prove false, show to be false, give the lie to, rebut, deny, falsify, debunk, negate, invalidate
Usage: his work chronicles 20th-century migration
9). Unflinching (Adjective) – बेहिचक
Definition: not showing fear or hesitation in the face of danger or difficulty.
Synonyms: resolute, determined, single-minded, dogged, decided, resolved, firm, persistent, persevering, committed, unshrinking, unshakeable, steady, unwavering, unblinking, immoveable
Antonyms: unsteady, wavering
Usage: he has shown unflinching determination throughout the campaign
10). Acerbic (Adjective) – तेज और स्पष्ट
Definition: (especially of a comment or style of speaking) sharp and forthright.
Synonyms: sharp, sarcastic, sardonic, satirical, scathing, cutting, razor-edged, incisive, penetrating, piercing, biting, stinging, searing, keen, caustic, trenchant, bitter, acrimonious
Antonyms: mild, kind.
Usage: his acerbic wit
11). Protagonist (Noun) – समर्थक
Definition: an advocate or champion of a particular cause or idea.
Synonyms: supporter, upholder, adherent, backer, proponent, advocate,
promoter, champion, exponent, standard-bearer
Antonyms: opponent, rival, adversary, opposer, the opposition, fellow contestant, (fellow) competitor, other competitor
Usage: he’s a strenuous protagonist of the new agricultural policy
12). Foreboding (Noun) – पूर्वाभास
Definition: a feeling that something bad will happen; fearful apprehension.
Synonyms: apprehension, apprehensiveness, anxiety, perturbation, trepidation,
Antonyms: windless, still, tranquil, quiet, serene, peaceful, pacific, undisturbed,
restful, balmy, halcyon
Usage: with a sense of foreboding she read the note