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1). Aggrieved (Adjective) – असंतुष्ट
Definition: feeling resentment at having been unfairly treated.
Synonyms: resentful, affronted, indignant, disgruntled, discontented, angry, distressed, unhappy, disturbed
Antonyms: happy, glad, delighted, gratified, grateful, thankful, content, contented, satisfied, well pleased
Usage: they were aggrieved at the outcome
2). Pragmatic (Adjective) – व्यावहारिक
Definition: dealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way that is based on practical rather than theoretical considerations.
Synonyms: efficient, logical, hard headed, businesslike.
Antonyms: excited, impractical, inefficient, irrational
Usage: a pragmatic approach to politics
3). Fiefdoms (Noun) – जागीर
Definition: a territory or sphere of operation controlled by a particular person or group.
Synonyms: control, rule.
Antonyms: free, allow.
Usage: a mafia boss who has turned the town into his private fiefdom
4). Dilution (Noun) – मन्दन
Definition: the action of making something weaker in force, content, or value.
Synonyms: week, reduce, compress.
Antonyms: ascent, rise, increase.
Usage: he is resisting any dilution of dogma
5). Perpetuation (Noun) – चिरस्थायीकरण
Definition: the continuation or preservation of a situation, idea, etc.
Synonyms: care, storage, curing, safety.
Antonyms: danger, neglect, hurt, injury.
Usage: we criticized the perpetuation of racial stereotypes
6). Stripped (Verb) – छीन लेना या खाली कर देना
Definition: leave bare of accessories or fittings.
Synonyms: empty, clear, clean out, plunder, rob, burgle, loot, rifle, pillage, ransack, gut, lay bare, devastate
Antonyms: construct, assemble
Usage: thieves stripped the room of luggage
7). Dispel (Verb) – दूर करना
Definition: make (a doubt, feeling, or belief) disappear.
Synonyms: banish, eliminate, dismiss, chase away, drive away, drive off, get rid of, dissipate, disperse, scatter, disseminate
Antonyms: cause, be the cause of, give rise to, bring about, lead to, result in, produce, create, generate
Usage: the brightness of the day did nothing to dispel Elaine’s dejection
8). Credibility (Noun) – विश्वसनीयता
Definition: the quality of being trusted and believed in.
Synonyms: trustworthiness, reliability, dependability, integrity, character
Usage: the government’s loss of credibility
9). Bigotry (Noun) – पूर्वाग्रह
Definition: intolerance towards those who hold different opinions from oneself.
Synonyms: prejudice, bias, partiality, partisanship, sectarianism, discrimination,
Antonyms: forbearance, toleration, sufferance, liberality
Usage: the difficulties of combating prejudice and bigotry
10). Nudged (Verb) – धीरे-धीरे किसी को कोहनी के साथ धकलना
Definition: prod (someone) gently with one’s elbow in order to attract attention.
Synonyms: poke, elbow, dig, prod, jog, jab, butt
Antonyms: clash, hit, collide, clash.
Usage: people were nudging each other and pointing at me