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1). Exude (verb) – पसीजना
Definition: A strong display of emotion or quality by a person; to ooze out
Synonyms: give off/out, discharge, release, send out, send forth, emit, issue, emanate
Antonyms: Absorb, take-up, use, consume, conceal, fill, hold, load
Usage: The flowers exuded a sweet fragrance.
2). Converge (verb) – अभिसरण
Definition: tend to meet at a point.
Synonyms: meet, intersect, cross, come together, connect, link up, coincide
Antonyms: Separate, diverge, disagree, disconnect, disjoin, divide, part, separate
Usage: Economic forces converged to bring the country out of a recession.
3). Capricious (adjective) – मनमौजी
Definition: Governed or characterized by impulsiveness
Synonyms: fickle, inconstant, changeable, variable, unstable, mercurial, volatile, erratic, vacillating,
Antonyms: stable, consistent, reliable, constant
Usage: They are employees who are at the mercy of a capricious manager
4). Deficit (noun) – घाटा
Definition: a falling short of an essential or desirable amount or number
Synonyms: shortfall, deficiency, shortage, undersupply, slippage
Antonyms: abundance, adequacy, amplitude, opulence, plenitude, plenty, sufficiency, wealth
Usage: The team overcame a four-point deficit to win the game.
5). Bilateral (adjective) — द्विपक्षीय
Definition: having two sides
Synonyms: symmetrical, mutual, reciprocal, two-sided
Antonyms: asymmetrical, direct, nonreversible, colourless
Usage: They have been negotiating a bilateral trade deal.
6). Consensual (adjective) – सह संवेदी
Definition: based on mutual consent.
Synonyms: accepted, agreed, consistent, solid, unified, united, universal
Antonyms: scorned, unaccepted, avoided, disfavored, rejected
Usage: They came to a consensual agreement that both dogs must not be allowed outside without a leash.
7). Categorical (adjective) – स्पष्ट
Definition: involving, according with, or considered with respect to specific categories
Synonyms: unconditional, unequivocal, unreserved, absolute, explicit, unambiguous,
Antonyms: vague, uncategorical, inexact, equivocal, conditional
Usage: He issued a categorical denial about his involvement in the deal.
8). Venture (verb) – प्रवेश करना
Definition: to proceed especially in the face of danger, a risky undertaking
Synonyms: adventure, chance, enterprise, flier (also flyer), gamble, speculation, throw
Antonyms: sure thing, regular, not risky, safe
Usage: The company is venturing into the computer software industry.
9). Gamut (noun) – पूरी श्रुंखला
Definition: an entire range or series
Synonyms: range, scale, spectrum, spread, stretch
Antonyms: singular, one, constant
Usage: She experienced the full gamut of human emotions at her wedding.
10). Retrograde (adjective) – प्रतिकृति
Definition: moving, occurring, or performed in a backward direction
Synonyms: backward, rearward, rewind, not progressing
Antonyms: progressing, moving forward, evolving, growing
Usage: This will be a retrograde policy that would leave more people poorer than they are now