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- Offshoot (noun) – शाखा
Definition: a thing that develops from something else.
Synonyms: subsidiary, branch, derivative, adjunct, appendage, secondary
Antonyms: main, root, primary, original, central, initial, paramount
Usage: commercial offshoots of universities were coming up.
- Bureaucrats (noun) – नौकरशाहों
Definition: an official in a government department, in particular one perceived as being concerned with procedural correctness at the expense of people’s needs.
Synonyms: official, administrator, office-holder, office-bearer, civil servant, public servant, government servant, minister, functionary, appointee, apparatchik
Antonyms: private worker, self-employed, private office-goer
Usage: the unemployed will be dealt with not by faceless bureaucrats but by individuals
- Acumen (noun) – कुशाग्र बुद्धि
Definition: the ability to make good judgements and take quick decisions.
Synonyms: astuteness, awareness, shrewdness, acuity, sharpness, sharp-wittedness, cleverness
Antonyms: witlessness, unintelligent, unaware, not shrewd, stupid
Usage: she hides a shrewd business acumen
- Influential (adjective) – प्रभावशाली
Definition: having great influence on someone or something.
Synonyms: powerful, authoritative, dominant, controlling, strong
Antonyms: weak, insignificant, unimportant, inconsequential, trivial, negligible
Usage: her work is influential in feminist psychology
- Emulate (verb) – अनुकरण करना
Definition: match or surpass (a person or achievement), typically by imitation.
Synonyms: imitate, copy, reproduce, mimic, mirror, echo, follow, model oneself on, take as a model
Antonyms: ignore, neglect, disregard, pay no attention to, brush aside
Usage: most rulers wished to emulate Alexander the Great
- Dissenter (noun) – भिन्न-मतावलंबी
Definition: a person who dissents.
Synonyms: dissident, dissentient, objector, protester, disputant, rejectionist, non-conformist, freethinker
Antonyms: acceptor, welcomer, receiver, conformist
Usage: He was considered a dissenter and a reformist.
- Leeway (noun) – अनुवातगमन
Definition: the amount of freedom to move or act that is available.
Synonyms: freedom, scope, room to manoeuvre, latitude, elbow room, slack, space, room, liberty
Antonyms: caged, no freedom, forced, constraint, restriction
Usage: the government had greater leeway to introduce reforms
- Cumbersome (adjective) – बोझिल
Definition: slow or complicated and therefore inefficient.
Synonyms: complicated, complex, involved, inefficient, badly organized, wasteful, unwieldy, slow
Antonyms: quick, easy, efficient, organized, useful, fast
Usage: organizations with cumbersome hierarchical structures
- Consensual (adjective) – सह संवेदी
Definition: relating to or involving consent or consensus.
Synonyms: agreed, concur, consent, assent, accede, sympathize, allow
Antonyms: disagree, disallow, dissent, differ, vary, diverge
Usage: They came to consensual decision to take action against the terror groups.
- Reckon (verb) – मानना
Definition: be of the opinion.
Synonyms: believe, think, be of the opinion, be of the view, be convinced, suspect, dare say, have an idea
Antonyms: doubt, disbelieve, discredit, distrust, mistrust, have no confidence in
Usage: he reckons that the army should pull out entirely