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1). Desperate (adjective) – हताश
Definition: feeling or showing a hopeless sense that a situation is so bad as to be impossible to deal with.
Synonyms: despairing, hopeless, in great need of, urgently requiring, craving, in want of, lacking, wanting
Antonyms: cheerful, composed, merry, happy, joyful
Usage: a desperate sadness enveloped Ruth
2). Inextricable (adjective) – विच्छेदन या अलग करना असंभव है
Definition: impossible to disentangle or separate.
Synonyms: inseparable, impossible to separate, indivisible, entangled, tangled, ravelled, mixed up
Antonyms: independent, individual, separate, unconnected, unrelated, different, discrete, distinct, disparate
Usage: the past and the present are inextricable
3). Divergent (adjective) – विभिन्न
Definition: tending to be different or develop in different directions.
Synonyms: differing, varying, different, dissimilar, unlike, unalike, disparate, contrasting
Antonyms: similar, alike, indistinguishable, close, near, almost identical, homogeneous, interchangeable
Usage: divergent interpretations of the policy were discussed.
4). Provisions (noun) – प्रावधान
Definition: an amount or thing supplied or provided.
Synonyms: facilities, services, amenities, resource(s), equipment, arrangements, solutions
Antonyms: inaccessible, unapproachable, inconvenient, unattainable, unobtainable
Usage: changing levels of transport provision affected the economy.
5). Competence (noun) – सक्षमता
Definition: the ability to do something successfully or efficiently.
Synonyms: capability, ability, competency, capacity, proficiency, accomplishment, adeptness
Antonyms: disability, incapable, not proficient, unaccomplished, useless
Usage: courses to improve the competence of staff is required.
6). Concurrence (noun) – समवर्ती
Definition: the fact of two or more events or circumstances happening or existing at the same time.
Synonyms: simultaneous, concurrent, happening at the same time, done at the same time, contemporaneous,
Antonyms: asynchronous, independent, individual, not together
Usage: the incidental concurrence of two separate tumours meant he could not be saved.
7). Amorphous (adjective) – अनाकार
Definition: lacking a clear structure or focus.
Synonyms: shapeless, formless, unformed, unshaped, structureless, unstructured, indeterminate, indefinite, vague
Antonyms: definite, specific, clear, concise, structured, determined
Usage: an amorphous and leaderless legislature is useless.
8). Escalate (verb) – गहरा बनाना
Definition: make or become more intense or serious.
Synonyms: grow, develop, mushroom, increase, be increased, be stepped up, build up, heighten
Antonyms: plunge, sink, plummet, drop, fall, reduce, lower
Usage: the disturbance escalated into a full-scale riot
9). Harness (verb) – उपयोग करना
Definition: control and make use of (natural resources), especially to produce energy.
Synonyms: : control, exploit, utilize, use, make use of, put to use, render useful, make productive
Antonyms: waste, untapped, not exploited, unused
Usage: attempts to harness solar energy were successful.
10). Curb (verb) – पर अंकुश लगाना
Definition: check or restraint something.
Synonyms: restraint, restriction, check, brake, rein, control, limitation, limit, constraint, stricture
Antonyms: unrestrained, unchecked, free, limitless, without boundaries
Usage: she promised she would curb her temper.