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1). Arraignment (Noun) – अभियोग
Definition: the action of arraigning someone in court.
Synonyms:indictment, accusation, denunciation, prosecution, trial, charge, summons,
Antonyms: vindication, acquittal, exculpation, applause
Usage: he’s scheduled for arraignment in New York
2). Bribery (Noun) – रिश्वतखोरी
Definition: the giving or offering of a bribe
Synonyms: corruption, subornation
Antonyms: integrity, honesty, probity, frankness
Usage: his opponent had been guilty of bribery and corruption
3). Amiss (Adjective) – अनुचित
Definition: not quite right; inappropriate or out of place.
Synonyms: wrong, awry, faulty, out of order, defective, unsatisfactory, incorrect, untoward, adrift, astray, inappropriate, improper, unsuitable
Antonyms: right, in order
Usage: there was something amiss about his calculations
4). Vendetta (Noun) – प्रतिशोध
Definition: a prolonged bitter quarrel with or campaign against someone
Synonyms: eud, blood feud, quarrel, argument, falling-out, wrangle, clash, altercation, dispute, fight, war
Antonyms: agreement, harmony, great understanding
Usage: he has accused the British media of pursuing a vendetta against him
5). Acquit (Noun) – अपराधमुक्त करना
Definition: free (someone) from a criminal charge by a verdict of not guilty.
Synonyms: absolve, clear, exonerate, exculpate
Antonyms: convict, accuse, blame, charge
Usage: she was acquitted on all counts
6). Abate (Verb) – रोक-थाम करना
Definition: (of something unpleasant or severe) become less intense or widespread
Synonyms: subside, die down/away/out, drop off/away, lessen, ease (off), let up, decrease, diminish, moderate, decline, fade, dwindle,
Antonyms: intensify, advance, extend, develop
Usage: the storm suddenly abated
7). Confrontation (Adjective) – आमना – सामना
Definition: a hostile or argumentative situation or meeting between opposing parties.
Synonyms: conflict, clash, brush, fight, battle, contest, encounter, head-to-head, face-off, engagement, tangle, skirmish
Antonyms: agreement, calm, peace
Usage: a confrontation with the legislature
8). Provocation (Noun) – उकसावा
Definition: action or speech that makes someone angry, especially deliberately.
Synonyms: incitement, rousing, stirring, stimulation, prompting, inducement, encouragement, urging
Antonyms: compliment, happiness, discouragement, hindrance
Usage: you should remain calm and not respond to provocation
9). Rescind (Verb) – रद्द कर देना
Definition: revoke, cancel, or repeal (a law, order, or agreement).
Synonyms:revoke, repeal, cancel, reverse, abrogate, overturn, overrule, override, annul, nullify,
Antonyms: enforce, enact
Usage: the government eventually rescinded the directive
10). Coalesce (Verb) – संगठित होना
Definition: come together to form one mass or whole.
Synonyms:unite, jointogether, combine, merge, fuse, mingle, meld, blend, intermingle
Antonyms: divide, separate, detach, disconnect
Usage: the puddles had coalesced into shallow streams