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1). Trenchant (Adjective) – तीव्र या प्रखर
Definition: vigorous or incisive in expression or style.
Synonyms: incisive, cutting, pointed, piercing, penetrating, sharp, keen, acute, razor-sharp
Antonyms: woolly, vague
Usage: the White Paper makes trenchant criticisms of health authorities
2). Pertinent (Adjective) – संबंधित
Definition: relevant or applicable to a particular matter; apposite.
Synonyms: relevant, to the point, apposite, appropriate, suitable, fitting, fit, apt, applicable, material, germane
Antonyms: irrelevant, inappropriate
Usage: she asked me a lot of very pertinent questions
3). Innocuous (Adjective) — अहानिकर
Definition: not harmful or offensive.
Synonyms: harmless, safe, non-dangerous, non-poisonous, non-toxic, non-irritant, non-injurious, innocent
Antonyms: harmful, obnoxious
Usage: it was an innocuous question
4). Stinging (Verb) — झुकाव या अत्यधिक अधिभार होना
Definition: swindle or exorbitantly overcharge (someone).
Synonyms: swindle, defraud, cheat, fleece, gull
Antonyms: aid, cure, heal, help.
Usage: I had to buy some boxer shorts at the last minute and got stung for £42.50
5). Seditious (Adjective) — राजद्रोही
Definition: inciting or causing people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch.
Synonyms: rabble-rousing, inciting, agitating, fomenting, troublemaking, provocative, inflammatory
Antonyms: obedience, clam, peace, submission.
Usage: the letter was declared seditious
6). Incitement (Noun) — भड़काव
Definition: the action of provoking unlawful behaviour or urging someone to behave unlawfully.
Synonyms: egging on, urging, goading, spurring on, motivation, persuasion, inducement
Antonyms: suppression, discouragement
Usage: this amounted to an incitement to commit murder
7). Enunciated (Verb) — अभिव्यक्त करना
Definition: express (a proposition, theory, etc.) in clear or definite terms.
Synonyms: express, utter, state, give voice/expression to, put into words
Antonyms: ask, confine, leave alone, withhold.
Usage: a written document enunciating this policy
8). Doldrums (Noun) – उदासी
Definition: a state or period of stagnation or depression.
Synonyms: depression, melancholy, gloom, gloominess, glumness,
downheartedness, dejection, despondency
Antonyms: happiness, busy, lively
Usage: the mortgage market has been in the doldrums for three years
9). Intensified (Verb) — तीव्र होना
Definition: become or make more intense.
Synonyms: escalate, step up, boost, increase, raise, sharpen, strengthen, augment
Antonyms: lessen, abate
Usage: the dispute began to intensify
10). Carnage (Noun) — नरसंहार
Definition: the killing of a large number of people.
Synonyms: slaughter, massacre, mass murder, mass destruction, butchery, bloodbath, indiscriminate bloodshed
Antonyms: peace, calm, calmness, restfulness, peace and quiet, peacefulness, quiet, quietness
Usage: the bombing was timed to cause as much carnage as possible