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- Conundrum (noun) – पहेली
Definition: a confusing and difficult problem or question.
Synonyms: problem, difficult question, vexed question, difficulty, quandary, dilemma
Antonyms: solution, remedy, fix, answer, reaction, solving
Usage: one of the most difficult conundrums for the experts
- Cautionary (adjective) – सावधान
Definition: serving as a warning.
Synonyms: example, deterrent, lesson, caution, exemplar, message
Antonyms: recommended, tested, successful, endorse, commend
Usage: It served as a cautionary tale
- Subsequent (adjective) – उत्तरवर्ती
Definition: coming after something in time; following.
Synonyms: following, ensuing, succeeding, successive, later, future, coming, upcoming, to come, next
Antonyms: previous, first, preceding, former, prior, earlier, antecede, antedate
Usage: the theory was developed subsequent to the earthquake of 1906
- intellectual (noun) – बौद्धिक
Definition: a person possessing a highly developed intellect.
Synonyms: intelligent person, learned person, highbrow, academic, bookworm, bookish person, thinker, scholar
Antonyms: stupid, foolish, unintelligent, ignorant, dense, mindless, imbecile
Usage: He was a prominent political thinker and intellectual
- Tumble (verb) – अचानक गिरना
Definition: fall suddenly, clumsily, or headlong.
Synonyms: fall (over), fall down, topple over, lose one’s footing, lose one’s balance, keel over, pitch over, take a spill, collapse
Antonyms: steady, constant, strong, balanced, stable, fixed, secure
Usage: she pitched forward, tumbling down the remaining stairs
- Imprecise (adjective) – अनिश्चित
Definition: lacking exactness and accuracy of expression or detail.
Synonyms: vague, loose, indefinite, inexplicit, indistinct, non-specific, unspecific, coarse-grained, broad, general, sweeping
Antonyms: exact, accurate, correct, error-free, pinpoint, specific, detailed, explicit, clear-cut
Usage: the witness could give only vague and imprecise descriptions
- Rattled (verb) – परेशान करना
Definition: make (someone) nervous, worried, or irritated.
Synonyms: unnerve, disconcert, disturb, fluster, shake, perturb, discompose, discomfit, discountenance
Antonyms: calm, peace, tranquil, comfort, console, aid, support, stay composed
Usage: she turned quickly, rattled by his presence
- Perceive (verb) – समझना
Definition: become aware or conscious of (something); come to realize or understand.
Synonyms: discern, recognize, become cognizant of, become aware of, become conscious of, get/come to know, tell, distinguish, grasp, understand
Antonyms: misunderstand, doubtful, vague, unsure, unclear, confused
Usage: his mouth fell open as he perceived the truth
- Implication (noun) – निहितार्थ
Definition: the conclusion that can be drawn from something although it is not explicitly stated.
Synonyms: suggestion, inference, insinuation, innuendo, hint, intimation, imputation, indication
Antonyms: unclear, not suggested, not implied, vague, doubtful, confusing
Usage: the implication is that no one person at the bank is responsible
- Rallied (verb) – बेहतर हो जाना
Definition: recover or cause to recover in health, spirits, or poise.
Synonyms: recover, improve, get better, pick up, revive, come back, make a comeback, rebound, bounce back, perk up
Antonyms: worsen, aggravate, exacerbate, make worse, compound, add to, intensify, increase, magnify
Usage: he floundered for a moment, then rallied again