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1).Coalition (Noun) – गठबंधन
Definition: a temporary alliance for combined action, especially of political parties forming a government.
Synonyms:alliance, union, partnership, affiliation, bloc, caucus
Antonyms:separate, detach, division.
Usage:a coalition between Liberals and Conservatives
2).Rapprochement (Noun) – मेल- मिलाप
Definition:(especially in international affairs) an establishment or resumption of harmonious relations.
Synonyms:harmony, friendship, reunion.
Antonyms:trouble, upset, disagreement.
Usage:there were signs of a growing rapprochement between the two countries
3).Wrested (Verb) – छीन लेना
Definition:forcibly pull (something) from a person’s grasp.
Synonyms:wrench, snatch, seize, grab, take by force, remove by force, force, prise, peel, pluck, tear, rip
Antonyms:give, provide, help, assist.
Usage:Leila tried to wrest her arm from his hold
4).Ally (Verb) — संबद्ध करना
Definition:combine or unite a resource or commodity with (another) for mutual benefit.
Synonyms:combine, marry, couple, merge, amalgamate, join, pool, fuse
Usage:he allied his racing experience with his father’s business acumen
5).Rallying (Noun) – इकट्ठा होना
Definition:the action or process of coming together to support a person or cause.
Synonyms:reassemble, regroup, re-form, reunite, gather together again, get together again; round up
Usage:the rallying of ethnic minorities to form a new opposition party
6).Tumbled (Verb) – अचानक गिरना
Definition: fall suddenly, clumsily, or headlong.
Synonyms:fall (over), fall down, topple over, lose one’s footing, lose one’s balance, keel over, pitch over
Antonyms: rise, soar
Usage:she pitched forward, tumbling down the remaining stairs
7).Apprehensive (Adjective) – शंकित
Definition:anxious or fearful that something bad or unpleasant will happen.
Synonyms:anxious, alarmed, worried, uneasy, nervous, concerned, agitated, restless, edgy, on edge, fidgety, tense
Antonyms:self-assured, assured, sure of oneself, self-confident, positive
Usage:he felt apprehensive about going home
8).Unleashed (Verb) – खोल देना
Definition:release from leash.
Synonyms:let loose, release, free, set free, loose, unloose, unbridle, untie, untether, unchain, unbind, unshackle, unmanacle
Usage:they dig up badger setts and unleashterriers into them
9). Hedge (Verb) – सीमित करना
Definition: limit or qualify (something) by conditions or exceptions.
Synonyms: confine, restrict, limit, hinder, obstruct, impede, constrain, trap
Usage: they hedged their story about with provisos
10). Profligacy (Noun) – आवारगी
Definition: reckless extravagance or wastefulness in the use of resources.
Synonyms: experience, luxury, excess.
Antonyms: lack, frugality.
Usage: the government returned to fiscal profligacy
11). Propped (Verb) — समर्थन या स्थिति में रखें
Definition: support or keep in position.
Synonyms: hold up, shore up, bolster up, buttress, support, brace, underpin, reinforce, strengthen
Antonyms: discourage, hinder, refuse.
Usage: she propped her chin in the palm of her right hand
12). Upheavals (Noun) – विघटन
Definition: a violent or sudden change or disruption to something.
Synonyms: disruption, upset, disturbance, trouble, turbulence
Antonyms: stability, tranquillity
Usage: major upheavals in the financial markets