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- Unprecedented (adjective) — अभूतपूर्व
Definition: never done or known before.
Synonyms: unparalleled, unequalled, unmatched, unrivalled, without parallel, without equal
Antonyms: known, expected, experienced, seen, well-known
Usage: the government took the unprecedented step of releasing confidential correspondence
- Deluge (noun) — बाढ़
Definition: overwhelmed with a heavy flood.
Synonyms: flood, inundate, engulf, submerge, swamp, drown, flash flood
Antonyms: safe, dry-land, drought, dry, emerged
Usage: caravans were deluged by the heavy rains
- Marooned (verb) – असहाय होना
Definition: leave (someone) trapped and alone in an inaccessible place, especially an island
Synonyms: strand, leave stranded, cast away, cast ashore, abandon, leave behind, leave, leave in the lurch, desert, turn one’s back on, leave isolated
Antonyms: saved, safe, rescued, together, rescued, found, comfortable
Usage: It is a novel about schoolboys marooned on a desert island
- Respite (noun) – राहत
Definition: a short period of rest or relief from something difficult or unpleasant.
Synonyms: rest, break, breathing space, interval, intermission, interlude, recess, lull, pause, time out, hiatus, halt, stop, stoppage, cessation, discontinuation, standstill
Antonyms: continuous, continuing, not ceasing, incessant, without break, constant
Usage: the refugee encampments will provide some respite from the suffering
- Unleash (verb) — उजागर करना
Definition: cause (a strong or violent force) to be released or become unrestrained
Synonyms: let loose, release, free, set free, loose, unloose, unbridle, untie, untether, unchain, unbind, unshackle, unmanacle
Antonyms: restrain, hold back, control, manage, subdue, withhold
Usage: the failure of the talks could unleash more fighting
- Benign (adjective) — सौम्य
Definition: gentle and kind, not harmful in nature.
Synonyms: kindly, kind, warm-hearted, good-natured, friendly, warm, affectionate, agreeable, amiable, good-humoured, genial, congenial, cordial, approachable, tender
Antonyms: troublesome, dangerous, harmful, damaging, injurious, detrimental
Usage: he was admired by his peers for his benign but firm manner
- Bracing (adjective) — ताजा और उत्साहजनक
Definition: fresh and invigorating.
Synonyms: invigorating, refreshing, stimulating, energizing, exhilarating, enlivening, reviving
Antonyms: tiring, draining, weakening, consuming, troubling
Usage: She enjoyed the bracing sea air
- Wrest (verb) – गलतफहमी होना
Definition: distort the meaning or interpretation of (something) to suit one’s own interests or views.
Synonyms: misconstrue, misunderstand, misinterpret, misconceive, misapprehend, mistake, misread, miss, confuse, confound
Antonyms: understand, know, interpret, conceive, read, construe
Usage: you appear convinced of my guilt, and wrest every reply I have made
- Deplete (verb) – व्यय करना
Definition: use up the supply or resources of.
Synonyms: exhaust, use up, consume, expend, spend, drain, empty, sap, milk, suck dry, evacuate
Antonyms: refill, fill up, rejuvenate, replenish, recharge, stock, reload
Usage: fish stocks are severely depleted
- Debut (verb) – पहली बार शुरू होना
Definition: happening for the first time
Synonyms: first time, entrance, premiere, beginning, introduction, inception, inauguration
Antonyms: repeated, seen before, witnessed, expected, known, well known
Usage: the Rolling Stones debuted at the Marquee