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- Cede (verb) – समर्पण करना
Definition: give up (power or territory).
Synonyms: surrender, concede, relinquish, yield, part with, give up
Antonyms: keep, gain, conquer, win
Usage: Napoleon had forced the Portuguese government to cede to him a large portion of the land.
- Deflate (verb) — अवस्फीति करना
Definition: make (someone) suddenly lose confidence or feel dispirited.
Synonyms: subdue, humble, cow, humiliate, mortify, chasten, chagrin, dispirit, dismay, discourage, dishearten
Antonyms: encourage, aggrandize, inflate, develop
Usage: He has worked to deflate popular myths about investing.
- Fanned (verb) – बात को बढ़ाना
Definition: increase the strength of (a fire or issue) by blowing on it or stirring up the air near it.
Synonyms: stir up, whip up, encourage, incite, stoke up, fuel, kindle, ignite, inflame, stimulate, instigate, provoke, excite, arouse, awaken
Antonyms: subdue, reduce, lower, suppress, cover-up
Usage: He unknowingly fanned the flames of suspicion when he asked about the cause of death.
- Spatial (adjective) — अंतरिक्ष सम्बन्धी
Definition: relating to space.
Synonyms: space, area, territorial, regional
Antonyms: non-existent, single point
Usage: The spatial distribution of population is surveyed once every few years.
- Wilderness (noun) – निर्वासित
Definition: an uncultivated, uninhabited, and inhospitable region/ politically disfavorable position
Synonyms: wastes, uninhabited region, inhospitable region, neglected area
Antonyms: city, urban, town, developed area
Usage: He was considered the man who lead the Labor Party out of the wilderness.
- Invincible (adjective) – अजेय
Definition: too powerful to be defeated or overcome.
Synonyms: invulnerable, indestructible, unconquerable, unbeatable, indomitable, unassailable
Antonyms: weak, cowardly, vulnerable, defenceless
Usage: Mohammed Ali was often thought to be invincible by most boxers.
- Hallow (verb) — पवित्र
Definition: to be considered holy
Synonyms: sacred, blessed, sanctified, consecrated, revered
Antonyms: unholy, profane, cursed, unconsecrated
Usage: The ganges is hallowed as a sacred and cleansing river.
- Slump (verb/noun) – मंदी
Definition: undergo a sudden severe or prolonged fall in price, value, or amount.
Synonyms: plummet, plunge, tumble, drop, go down, slide, decline, decrease
Antonyms: improve, rise, soar
Usage: The sudden slump in gold prices was totally unexpected.
- Torment (verb) — यातनाएं देना
Definition: Causing severe physical or mental suffering
Synonyms: torture, afflict, harrow, plague, distress, agonize,
Antonyms: comfort, console, solace, commiseration
Usage: He was tormented by jealousy.
- Elite (noun) – अभिजात वर्ग
Definition: a select group that is superior in terms of ability or qualities to the rest of a group or society.
Synonyms: best, pick, cream, flower, nonpareil, elect
Antonyms: ordinary, common, normal, expected, accustomed
Usage: The Elite of Britain’s armed forces were considered formidable foes.