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1). Coalesce (Verb) – संगठित होना
Definition: come together to form one mass or whole
Synonyms: unite, combine, merge, fuse, mingle, meld, blend, intermingle
Antonyms: divide, separate, detach, disconnect
Usage: the puddles had coalesced into shallow streams
2). 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,
Antonyms: quiet, conciseness
Usage: he is using a common figure of rhetoric, hyperbole
3). Brutal (Adjective) – क्रूर या निष्ठुर
Definition: savagely violent
Synonyms: savage, cruel, bloodthirsty, vicious, ferocious, barbaric, barbarous, wicked, murderous, cold-blooded, hard-hearted, harsh
Antonyms: gentle, humane
Usage: a brutal murder
4). Cessation (Noun) – समाप्ति
Definition: the fact or process of ending or being brought to an end.
Synonyms:end, ending, termination, stopping, halting, ceasing, finish, finishing, stoppage, closing, closure, close, conclusion,
Antonyms: start, resumption
Usage: the cessation of hostilities
5). Inclination (Noun) – प्रवृत्ति
Definition: a person’s natural tendency or urge to act or feel in a particular way; a disposition.
Synonyms: tendency, propensity, proclivity, leaning
Antonyms: aversion, disinclination
Usage: John was a scientist by training and inclination
6). Asunder (Adverb) – अलग-अलग
Synonyms: divided, disconnected, split, disjoined
Usage: those whom God hath joined together let no man put asunder
7). Fester (Verb) – बदतर या अधिक तीव्र हो जाना
Definition: (of a negative feeling or a problem) become worse or more intense, especially through long-term neglect or indifference.
Synonyms: rankle, chafe, gnaw (at one’s mind), eat away at one’s mind, ferment, brew, smoulder
Antonyms: build, delight, flourish, grow, improve
Usage: below the surface, the old antagonisms festered
8). Amiss (Adjective) – अनुचित
Definition: not quite right; inappropriate or out of place.
Synonyms: wrong, awry, faulty, out of order, defective, unsatisfactory, incorrect, untoward, adrift
Antonyms: proper, suitable, right
Usage: there was something amiss about his calculations
9). Firmament (Noun) – आकाश
Definition: the heavens or sky
Synonyms: welkin, heaven, sky, vault
Antonyms: hell, terrain, descends
Usage: thunder shakes the firmament
10). Roil (Verb) – एक अशांत, घुमावदार तरीके से आगे बढ़ना
Definition: (of a liquid) move in a turbulent, swirling manner.
Synonyms: disturb, rile, agitate, annoy, bother
Antonyms: aid, help, calm, please, soothe
Usage: the sea roiled below her