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- Humongous (adjective) — बहुत ही बड़ा
Definition: extremely large; enormous.
Synonyms: enormous, vast, immense, very large, very big, great, massive, cosmic, colossal, huge
Antonyms: tiny, small, mini, miniature, petite, small-scale, minute, microscopic
Usage: He owned a humongous private yacht.
- Embark (verb) — पोतारोहण करना
Definition: begin (a course of action).
Synonyms: begin, start, commence, undertake, set about, enter on, go into, take up
Antonyms: end, finish, complete, finish-up, accomplished, fulfilled, settled
Usage: She embarked on a new career.
- Curtail (verb) – कम करना
Definition: reduce in extent or quantity; impose a restriction on.
Synonyms: reduce, cut, cut down, cut back, decrease, lessen, diminish, slim down, tighten up, retrench, pare down, trim, dock, lop, shrink
Antonyms: improve, increase, grow, promote, spread, cultivate, fatten, encourage
Usage: They prepared measures to curtail the outbreak.
- Clamour (noun) — कोलाहल
Definition: a loud and confused noise, especially that of people shouting.
Synonyms: din, racket, loud noise, uproar, tumult, babel, shouting, yelling, screaming, baying, roaring, blaring, clangour
Antonyms: silence, quiet, quietness, hush, tranquility, peace, noiselessness
Usage: As soon as he stepped out of the crime scene, the questions rose to a clamour
- Fillip (noun) – प्रोत्साहन
Definition: something which acts as a stimulus or boost to an activity.
Synonyms: stimulus, stimulation, stimulant, boost, encouragement, incitement, incentive, impetus, inducement, motivation
Antonyms: subdue, curb, control, restrict, limit, contain, constrain, curtail
Usage: the halving of car tax would provide a fillip to sales
- Unveil (verb) – अनावरण करना
Definition: show or announce publicly for the first time.
Synonyms: reveal, present, disclose, divulge, make known, make public, air, communicate, publish, broadcast
Antonyms: hide, cover-up, conceal, cover, veil, disguise
Usage: the Home Secretary has unveiled plans to crack down on crime
- Blasphemy (noun) — ईश्वर निन्दा
Definition: the action or offence of speaking sacrilegiously about God or sacred things; profane talk.
Synonyms: profanity, profaneness, sacrilege, irreligiousness, irreverence, swearing, curse, cursing, impiety, impiousness, ungodliness, unholiness
Antonyms: respectful, holiness, piousness, reverence, holy, faithful
Usage: he was detained on charges of blasphemy
- Subsequent (adjective) — उत्तरवर्ती
Definition: coming after something in time; following.
Synonyms: following, ensuing, succeeding, successive, later, future, coming, upcoming, to come, next
Antonyms: preceding, before, first, foregoing, antecede, predate, antedate
Usage: the theory was developed subsequent to the earthquake of 1906
- Hardline (adjective) — समझौता का विरोधी
Definition: uncompromising; strict.
Synonyms: uncompromising, strict, diehard, extreme, tough, inflexible, immoderate, intransigent, intractable, unyielding, undeviating, unwavering, single-minded
Antonyms: flexible, agreeable, moderate, yielding, wavering, open-minded
Usage: He was a hardlined rationalist.
- Exacerbate (verb) — ख़राब करना
Definition: make (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse.
Synonyms: aggravate, make worse, worsen, inflame, compound
Antonyms: control, relieve, alleviate, treat, strengthen, fix, isolate
Usage: the exorbitant cost of land in urban areas only exacerbated the problem