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1). Abrupt (Adjective) – अकस्मात्
Definition: sudden and unexpected.
Synonyms: sudden, immediate, instantaneous, hurried, hasty, quick, swift, rapid, speedy, precipitate
Antonyms: gradual, unhurried, smooth, flowing.
Usage: I was surprised by the abrupt change of subject
2). Confrontation (Noun) – आमना-सामना
Definition: a hostile or argumentative situation or meeting between opposing parties.
Synonyms: conflict, clash, brush, fight, battle, contest, encounter, head-to-head, face-off, engagement
Antonyms: agreement, clam, peace.
Usage: a confrontation with the legislature
3). Utterances (Noun) – उक्ति
Definition: the action of saying or expressing something aloud.
Synonyms: voicing, saying, speaking, expression, delivery, sounding, mouthing, breathing, articulation
Antonyms: listening, silence.
Usage: the simple utterance of a few platitudes
4). Nonetheless (Adverb) – बहरहाल
Definition: in spite of that; nevertheless.
Synonyms: however, although, but, ever so.
Usage: the rally, which the government had declared illegal, was nonetheless attended by some 6,000
5). Rhetoric (Noun) – अलंकार शास्त्र
Definition: the art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing, especially the exploitation of figures of speech and other compositional techniques.
Synonyms: oratory, eloquence, power of speech, command of language, expression, way with words, delivery, diction
Antonyms: quiet, conciseness.
Usage: he is using a common figure of rhetoric, hyperbole
6). Conciliatory (Adjective) – अनुरंजनार्थक
Definition: intended or likely to placate or pacify.
Synonyms: propitiatory, placatory, appeasing, pacifying, pacific, mollifying, so as to pour oil on troubled waters
Antonyms: hostile, opposed, inimical, antipathetic, unsympathetic, ill-disposed, resistant, averse
Usage: a conciliatory approach
7). Galvanise (Verb) – प्रेरित करना
Definition: shock or excite (someone) into taking action.
Synonyms: jolt, shock, startle, impel, stir, spur, prod, urge, motivate, stimulate, electrify, excite, rouse
Usage: the urgency of his voice galvanized them into action
8). Disparate (Adjective) – भिन्न
Definition: essentially different in kind; not able to be compared.
Synonyms: contrasting, different, differing, dissimilar, unlike, unalike, poles apart
Antonyms: homogeneous, same.
Usage: they inhabit disparate worlds of thought
9). Dissimilitude (Noun) – विभिन्नता
Definition: dissimilarity or diversity.
Synonyms: contrasty, disparity, divergence.
Antonyms: harmony, sameness, uniformity.
Usage: there’s a real dissimilitude between literature and film, and a critic shouldn’t evaluate one in terms of the other
10). Viable (Adjective) – व्यवहार्य
Definition: capable of working successfully; feasible.
Synonyms: workable, feasible, practicable, practical, applicable, usable,
manageable, operable, operational, possible
Antonyms: impracticable, unworkable, non-viable, impossible to carry out, unfeasible, inoperable, out of the question
Usage: the proposed investment was economically viable
11). Yoking (Verb) – जुड़ा हुआ
Definition: cause (two people or things) to be joined in a close relationship.
Synonyms: harness, hitch, hitch up, couple, tether, fasten, attach, join, join up, tea
Antonyms: divide, lose, sever, unlock
Usage: Hong Kong’s dollar has been yoked to America’s