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- Pragmatism (noun) – व्यावहारिकता
Definition: a practical attitude or policy
Synonyms: practical, empirical, hands-on, real, actual, active, applied, experiential,
Antonyms: impractical, theoretical, unrealistic, unfeasible, unworkable
Usage: His ideology had been tempered with pragmatism
- Goad (verb) – उत्तेजित या परेशान करना
Definition: provoke or annoy (someone) so as to stimulate an action or reaction.
Synonyms: provoke, spur, prick, sting, prod, egg on, hound, badger, incite, rouse, stir, move,
Antonyms: pacify, appease, deter, allay
Usage: he was trying to goad her into a fight
- Misinterpret (verb) – झूठा अर्थ लगाना
Definition: interpret (something or someone) wrongly.
Synonyms: misunderstand, misconceive, misconstrue, misapprehend, mistake, misread
Antonyms: understand, conceive, construe
Usage: The argument arose only because he misinterpreted what she had said earlier.
- Ostracise (verb) – बहिष्कार करना
Definition: exclude from a society or group
Synonyms: exclude, shun, spurn, cold-shoulder, give someone the cold shoulder, reject,
Antonyms: welcome, believe, trust, accept, include, invite
Usage: she was declared a witch and ostracized by the villagers.
- Perceive (verb) – समझना या अनुभव करना
Definition: interpret or regard (someone or something) in a particular way.
Synonyms: look on, view, regard, consider, think of, judge, deem, appraise, assess, adjudge,
Antonyms: disbelieve, miss, overlook, ignore, neglect, misunderstand
Usage: he was perceived as too negative
- Frenetic (adjective) – उन्मत्त
Definition: fast and energetic in a rather wild and uncontrolled way.
Synonyms: frantic, wild, frenzied, hectic, fraught, feverish, fevered, mad, manic, hyperactive
Antonyms: calm, quiet, slow, weak, unenergetic, unexcited
Usage: a frenetic pace of activity was seen once the new project commenced.
- Norms (noun) – मानदंड
Definition: something that is usual, typical, or standard.
Synonyms: standard, usual, normal, typical, average, the rule, predictable, unexceptional.
Antonyms: Unusual, strange, out of the blue, unexpected, uncommon, abnormal
Usage: During the war, air strikes every few days were the norm.
- Grievance (noun) – शिकायत
Definition: a real or imagined cause for complaint, especially unfair treatment.
Synonyms: injustice, unjust act, wrong, injury, ill, offence, disservice, unfairness, evil, outrage
Antonyms: commendation, appreciation, praise, honour, award
Usage: a website which enabled staff to air their grievances was created.
- Cohesive (adjective) – एकजुट
Definition: characterized by the act of forming a united whole.
Synonyms: unity, togetherness, solidarity, bond, sticking together, continuity, coherence
Antonyms: incohesive, disorganised, lack of unity, inconsistent
Usage: each parish was formerly a cohesive unit
- Regress (noun) – लौटना
Definition: return to a former or less developed state.
Synonyms: revert, retrogress, relapse, lapse, backslide, go backwards, slip back, drift back
Antonyms: develop, improve, progress, advance, headway
Usage: they would not regress to pre-technological tribalism no matter what.