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- Manifold (adjective) – बहुविध या विविध
Definition: many and various.
Synonyms: many, numerous, multiple, multifarious, multitudinous, multiplex, legion, diverse, various, several, varied, different, miscellaneous, assorted, sundry, copious,
Antonyms: singular, only, sole, single, one (and only), solitary, lone, unique, only possible, individual, exclusive
Usage: the implications of this decision were manifold
- Inclined (verb) — अनुकूल रूप से तैयार रहना
Definition: be favourably disposed towards or willing to do something.
Synonyms: disposed, minded, of a mind, willing, ready, prepared; predisposed
Antonyms: disinterested, unbiased, unprejudiced, impartial, neutral, non-partisan, non-discriminatory
Usage: he was inclined to accept the offer
- Liberalise (verb) — उदार बनाना
Definition: remove or loosen restrictions on (something, typically an economic or political system)
Synonyms: make liberal, free, wide-ranging, broad-based, general, humanistic
Antonyms: constricted, restricted, confined, cramped, minimal
Usage: several agreements to liberalize trade were signed
- Pitfall (noun) — ख़तरा
Definition: a hidden or unsuspected danger or difficulty.
Synonyms: hazard, danger, risk, peril, difficulty, issue, problem, catch, snag, stumbling block, drawback
Antonyms: pros, advantages, upper hand, edge, positives
Usage: the pitfalls of buying goods at public auctions
- Concord (noun) — सामंजस्य
Definition: agreement or harmony between people or groups.
Synonyms: agreement, harmony, accord, consensus, concurrence, unity, unanimity, unison
Antonyms: disagreement, chaos, dissent, dispute, dissimilarity, variance, disparity
Usage: They signed a pact of peace and concord
- Incumbent (adjective) — अवलंबी
Definition: necessary for (someone) as a duty or responsibility.
Synonyms: binding, obligatory, mandatory, necessary, compulsory, required, requisite, essential, imperative
Antonyms: unnecessary, not needed, unimportant, insignificant, trivial
Usage: it is incumbent on the government to give a clear lead
- Irregularity (noun) — अनियमितता
Definition: the state or quality of being irregular.
Synonyms: asymmetry, lack of symmetry, non-uniformity, unevenness, crookedness, lopsidedness, contortion, deformity, jaggedness, raggedness, cragginess
Antonyms: regular, orderly, organized, methodical, systematic, structured
Usage: there is evidence that fraud and irregularity continue on a large scale
- Forefront (noun) – सबसे आगे
Definition: the leading or most important position or place.
Synonyms: vanguard, van, spearhead, head, lead, fore, front, front line, cutting edge, foreground
Antonyms: follow, copy, imitate, follow suit, unoriginal, final, last
Usage: the issue has moved to the forefront of the political agenda
- Rhetoric (noun) — अलंकार शास्र
Definition: language designed to have a persuasive or impressive effect, but which is often regarded as lacking in sincerity or meaningful content.
Synonyms: bombast, loftiness, turgidity, grandiloquence, magniloquence, ornateness, portentousness, pomposity, boastfulness, boasting, bragging, heroics, hyperbole,
Antonyms: sincere, meaningful, to the point, direct, honest
Usage: all we have from the Opposition is empty rhetoric
- Mainstream (noun) — मुख्यधारा
Definition: the ideas, attitudes, or activities that are shared by most people and regarded as normal or conventional.
Synonyms: normal, conventional, ordinary, orthodox, conformist, accepted, established, recognized, common, usual, prevailing, popular
Antonyms: radical, uncommon, strange, unnatural, not accepted, unusual, out of ordinary
Usage: the author never strays far from mainstream physics