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1). Remunerative (Adjective) — पारिश्रमिक-संबंधी
Definition: financially rewarding; lucrative.
Synonyms: lucrative, well paid, financially rewarding, financially worthwhile, moneymaking, paying, gainful
Antonyms: loss, unfavourable.
Usage: highly remunerative activities
2). Chunk (Noun) – टुकड़ा
Definition: a thick, solid piece of something.
Synonyms: lump, hunk, wedge, block, slab, square, nugget, nub, brick, cube, bar
Antonyms: some, few, little quantity.
Usage: huge chunks of masonry littered the street
3). Curb (Noun) – संयम
Definition: a check or restraint on something.
Synonyms: restraint, restriction, check, brake, rein, control, limitation, limit,
Antonyms: free, set free, let go, allow to leave, set/let/turn loose, let out, liberate, set at liberty, deliver, rescue
Usage: plans to introduce tougher curbs on insider dealing
4). Shackles (Verb) – हथकड़ी लगाना
Definition: chain with shackles.
Synonyms: secure, tie (up), bind, tether, hobble;
put in chains, put/clap in irons, handcuff
Antonyms: free, release.
Usage: the prisoner was shackled to the heavy steel chair in the centre of the room
5). Contentious (Adjective) – विवादास्पद
Definition: causing or likely to cause an argument; controversial.
Synonyms: controversial, disputable, debatable, disputed, contended, open to question/debate, moot, vexed
Antonyms: agree, approve.
Usage: a contentious issue
6). Plenary (Adjective) – शर्थ्राहित
Definition: unqualified; absolute.
Synonyms: unconditional, unlimited, unrestricted, unqualified, absolute, complete, sweeping, comprehensive;
Antonyms: incomplete, limit, part, partial
Usage: crusaders were offered a plenary indulgence by the Pope
7). Burgeoning (Verb) – तेजी से बढ़ते
Definition: begin to grow or increase rapidly; flourish.
Synonyms: grow rapidly, increase rapidly/exponentially, expand, spring up, shoot up, swell, explode, boom
Antonyms: shrink, reduce.
Usage: manufacturers are keen to cash in on the burgeoning demand
8). Assassination (Noun) – हत्या
Definition: the action of assassinating someone.
Synonyms: murder, killing, political execution, slaughter, butchery, homicide, liquidation, elimination, extermination, termination
Antonyms: bear, create, keep.
Usage: the assassination of President Kennedy
9). Mainstreamed (Adjective) – मुख्यधारा
Definition: considered normal, and having or using ideas, beliefs
Synonyms: normal, conventional, ordinary, orthodox, conformist, accepted,
established, recognized, common
Antonyms: abnormal, extraordinary, unusual, secondary.
Usage: vegetarianism has been mainstreamed
10). Untapped (Adjective) – अप्रयुक्त
Definition: (of a resource) not yet exploited or used.
Synonyms: initial, first, fresh, new
Antonyms: final, used, old, concluded.
Usage: the vast untapped potential of individual women and men