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- Prudent (adjective) – विवेकी
Definition: acting with or showing care and thought for the future.
Synonyms: wise, well judged, judicious, sagacious, sage, shrewd, advisable, well advised, politic
Antonyms: ill-advised, not recommended, misguided, unwise
Usage: no prudent money manager would authorize a loan without first knowing its purpose
- Fiscal (adjective) – राजकोषीय
Definition: relating to government revenue, especially taxes.
Synonyms: tax, budgetary, revenue, monetary, material
Antonyms: not material, abstract, not monetary
Usage: Changes had to be introduced in the fiscal policy.
- Stagger (verb) – चौंका देना
Definition: astonish or deeply shock.
Synonyms: astonish, amaze, nonplus, startle, astound, surprise, bewilder, stun, flabbergast
Antonyms: expected, planned, decided, not shocked
Usage: I was staggered to find it was six o’clock
- Portent (noun) – चेतावनी
Definition: a sign or warning that a momentous or calamitous event is likely to happen
Synonyms: omen, sign, indication, presage, warning, forewarning, harbinger, augury, signal
Antonyms: unexpected, insignificant, meaningless, inconsequential, unimportant
Usage: many birds are regarded as being portents of death
- Rebound (noun) – प्रतिक्षेप
Definition: recover in value, amount, or strength after a decrease or decline.
Synonyms: recover, rally, bounce back, pick up, make a recovery, make a comeback
Antonyms: lose, deteriorate, worsen, go downhill
Usage: they revealed a big rebound in profits for last year
- Quibble (verb) – वक्रोक्ति होना
Definition: a slight objection or criticism, a slight argument on a trivial matter
Synonyms: minor criticism, trivial objection, trivial complaint, adverse comment, protest, query
Antonyms: applaud, commend, compliment, praise, recommend, approve, endorse
Usage: they are always quibbling about the amount they are prepared to pay
- Swung (verb) – बदलाव आना
Definition: shift or cause to shift from one opinion, mood, or state of affairs to another.
Synonyms: change, fluctuate, oscillate, waver, alternate, see-saw, yo-yo, vary, shift, alter
Antonyms: stay constant, unchanging, steady
Usage: opinion swung in the Chancellor’s favour
- Cap (verb) – एक सीमा निर्धारित करना
Definition: place a limit or restriction on (prices, expenditure, or borrowing).
Synonyms: set a limit on, put a ceiling on, limit, restrict, keep within bounds
Antonyms: unlimited, inexhaustible, limitless, illimitable, boundless, unbounded, immense, vast, great
Usage: Starting next month, the council budget will be capped.
- Monopolise (verb) – एकाधिकृत करना
Definition: (of an organization or group) obtain exclusive possession or control of (a trade, commodity, or service).
Synonyms: corner, control, take over, gain control/dominance over, have sole/exclusive rights in
Antonyms: share, divide, allot, allocate, allowance
Usage: they instituted press censorship and monopolized the means of communication
- Clampdown (noun) – रोकथाम
Definition: a concerted or harsh attempt to suppress something.
Synonyms: suppression, prevention, stopping, stamping out
Antonyms: instigate, worsen, cause, encourage, incite
Usage: The recent murder cases have made the government focus on the clampdown on crime