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1). Exchequer (Noun) – कोष
Definition: the account at the Bank of England in which is held the Consolidated Fund, into which tax receipts and other public monies are paid.
Synonyms: fund, money, investment.
Antonyms: natural evaluation
Usage: each of the protesters will be liable to a fixed fine, which could raise £200m for the Exchequer
2). Betraying (Verb) – विश्वासघात करना
Definition: expose (one’s country, a group, or a person) to danger by treacherously giving information to an enemy.
Synonyms: break one’s promise to, be disloyal to, be unfaithful to, break faith with, play someone false, fail
Antonyms: promise, loyal, protective.
Usage: a double agent who betrayed some 400 British and French agents to the Germans
3). Envisaged (Verb) – परिकल्पना की गई
Definition: contemplate or conceive of as a possibility or a desirable future event.
Synonyms: foresee, predict, forecast, foretell, anticipate, expect, think likely, envision
Antonyms: disregard, ingnore.
Usage: the Rome Treaty envisaged free movement across frontiers
4). Lacunae (Noun) — एक निर्वासित जगह
Definition: an unfilled space; a gap.
Synonyms: break, cavity, gap, interval.
Antonyms: closure, continuation, misfortune.
Usage: the journal has filled a lacuna in Middle Eastern studies
5). Faintest (Adjective) – सबसे मंद
Definition: (of a sight, smell, or sound) barely perceptible.
Synonyms: indistinct, vague, unclear, indefinite, ill-defined, obscure, imperceptible, hardly noticeable
Antonyms: clear, loud
Usage: the faint murmur of voices
6). Ragtag (Adjective) – अस्पष्ट या असंगठित
Definition: untidy, disorganized, or incongruously varied in character.
Synonyms: different, mixed, motley, assorted, eclectic.
Antonyms: homogeneous, similar, same.
Usage: a ragtag group of idealists
7). Coalition (Noun) – गठबंधन
Definition: a temporary alliance for combined action, especially of political parties forming a government.
Synonyms: alliance, union, partnership, affiliation, bloc, caucus
Antonyms: division, divorce, separate.
Usage: a coalition between Liberals and Conservatives
8). Bifurcation (Noun) — द्विभाजन
Definition: the division of something into two branches or parts.
Synonyms: split, separate.
Antonyms: joint, agreement,
Usage: the bifurcation of the profession
9). Rival (Verb) — प्रतिद्वंद्वी
Definition: a person or thing competing with another for the same objective or for superiority in the same field of activity.
Synonyms: competitor, opponent, contestant, contender, challenger
Antonyms: partner, ally
Usage: he has no serious rival for the job
10). Abstained (Verb) – मतदान करने को मना करना
Definition: formally decline to vote either for or against a proposal or motion.
Synonyms: not vote, decline/refuse to vote
Antonyms: vote, support.
Usage: forty-one voted with the Opposition, and some sixty more abstained