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1) Diplomacy (Noun) – कूटनीति
Definition: the art of dealing with people in a sensitive and tactful way.
Synonyms: tact, tactfulness, sensitivity, discretion, subtlety, finesse, delicacy
Antonyms: ignorance, bad manners, rudeness, impoliteness
Usage: with perfect diplomacy, he divided his attention between Meryl and Anthea
2). Comprehensive (Adjective) – व्यापक
Definition: including or dealing with all or nearly all elements or aspects of something.
Synonyms: inclusive, all-inclusive, complete
Antonyms: partial, selective, limited
Usage: a comprehensive collection of photographs
3). Whimsical (Adjective) – सनकी,कल्पनीय
Definition: playfully quaint or fanciful, especially in an appealing and amusing way.
Synonyms: fanciful, playful, mischievous, waggish, quaint, fantastic, unusual, curious, droll
Antonyms: boring, normal, regular, sad, common
Usage: a whimsical sense of humour
4). Expansive (Adjective) – प्रशस्त
Definition: covering a wide area in terms of space or scope; extensive.
Synonyms: extensive, sweeping, rolling;
Antonyms: limited, restricted
Usage: expansive beaches
5). Rapprochement (Noun) – मेल-मिलाप,एक्य
Definition: (especially in international affairs) an establishment or resumption of harmonious relations.
Synonyms: communion, fellowship, rapport
Antonyms: disagreement, trouble, upset
Usage: there were signs of a growing rapprochement between the two countries
6). Waver (Verb) – डगडगाना
Definition: move in a quivering way; flicker.
Synonyms: flicker, quiver, tremble, twinkle, glimmer, wink, blink
Antonyms: calm, continue, persist, stay
Usage: the flame wavered in the draught
7). Arsenal (Noun) – आयुधशाला
Definition: a collection of weapons and military equipment
Synonyms: weapons, weaponry, arms, armaments
Antonyms: disarmament, disarming, demobilization
Usage: Britain’s nuclear arsenal
8). Rendezvous (Noun) – मिलन स्थल
Definition: a meeting at an agreed time and place.
Synonyms: meeting, appointment, engagement, assignation
Antonyms: scatter, separate, spread, disperse
Usage: Edward turned up late for their rendezvous
9). Iterate (Verb) – पुनारावृति करना
Definition: perform or utter repeatedly
Synonyms: repeat, recapitulate, go through again, go over again, run through again, rehearse
Antonyms: take back
Usage: the bird’s call is a monotonously iterated single note
10). Impulsive (Adjective) – आवेगी
Definition: acting or done without forethought.
Synonyms:impetuous, spontaneous, hasty, passionate, emotional, uninhibited, unrepressed, abandoned;
Antonyms: cautious, premeditated
Usage: they’d married as impulsive teenagers