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- Unsustainable (adjective) — अरक्षणीय
Definition: not able to be maintained at the current rate or level.
Synonyms: unsuitable, infeasible, unworkable, implausible, untenable, unviable
Antonyms: suitable, steady, feasible, tenable, viable, stable
Usage: macroeconomic instability led to an unsustainable boom
- Imperative (adjective) — आज्ञार्थक
Definition: of vital importance; crucial.
Synonyms: vitally important, of vital importance, all-important, vital, crucial, critical, essential
Antonyms: unimportant, insignificant, not of importance, trivial, trifling, minor
Usage: immediate action was imperative
- Evolved (verb) – विकसित होना
Definition: develop gradually.
Synonyms: develop, progress, make progress, advance, move forward, make headway, mature
Antonyms: regress, revert, retrogress, relapse, lapse, backslide, go backwards, slip back, drift back
Usage: The human race took thousands of years to evolve
- Tantamount (adjective) – समान
Definition: equivalent in seriousness to; virtually the same as.
Synonyms: equivalent to, equal to, amounting to, as good as, more or less, synonymous with
Antonyms: unequal, not similar, different, unrelated, incomparable, opposite to
Usage: not taking action would be tantamount to dereliction of duty
- Curb (noun) – प्रतिबंध
Definition: a check or restraint on something
Synonyms: restraint, restriction, check, brake, rein, control, limitation, limit, constraint, stricture
Antonyms: free, without restriction, not limited, no limitations, unchecked
Usage: plans to introduce tougher curbs on insider dealing
- Perpetrator (noun) – अपराधी
Definition: a person who carries out a harmful, illegal, or immoral act.
Synonyms: criminal, offender, delinquent, doer, culprit, guilty
Antonyms: obedient, law-abiding, innocent, not guilty, righteous
Usage: the perpetrators of this horrific crime must be brought to justice
- Expedite (verb) — शीघ्रता करना
Definition: make (an action or process) happen sooner or be accomplished more quickly.
Synonyms: speed up, accelerate, hurry, hasten, step up, quicken, precipitate, rush
Antonyms: slow down, unhurried, unrushed, relaxed, gentle, slow-going
Usage: he promised to expedite economic reforms
- Manifestation (noun) – अभिव्यक्ति
Definition: an event, action, or object that clearly shows or embodies something abstract or theoretical.
Synonyms: display, demonstration, showing, show, exhibition, presentation, indication, illustration
Antonyms: not displayed, secret, not discussed, theoretical, unproven, unseen
Usage: the first obvious manifestations of global warming have been noticed
- Deterrent (noun) — निवारक
Definition: a thing that discourages or is intended to discourage someone from doing something.
Synonyms: disincentive, discouragement, dissuasion, damper, brake, curb, check, restraint
Antonyms: encouragement, motivation, persuasion , incitement, stimulation
Usage: cameras are a major deterrent to crime
- Truant (noun) — अनुपस्थित रहना
Definition: a member who stays away from an organization without leave or explanation.
Synonyms: absentee, non-attender, missing, uninvolved, not present, unseen
Antonyms: common, seen, present, found, noticed, available
Usage: He believed that the presence of cameras would make crimes truant