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1). Propped (Verb) — समर्थन या स्थिति में रखना
Definition: support or keep in position.
Synonyms: hold up, shore up, bolster up, buttress, support, brace, underpin, reinforce, strengthen
Antonyms: discourage, down, refuse, drop.
Usage: she propped her chin in the palm of her right hand
2). Lingering (Adjective) — स्थायी
Definition: lasting for a long time or slow to end.
Synonyms: remaining, surviving, persisting, abiding, nagging, niggling, gnawing
Usage: there are still some lingering doubts in my mind
3). Normalcy (Noun) — सामान्य स्थिति
Definition: the condition of being normal; the state of being usual, typical, or expected.
Synonyms: a normal state of affairs, business as usual, the daily round, routine, a normal pattern, order
Usage: the office gradually returned to a semblance of normalcy
4). Congenial (Adjective) — अनुकूलनिय
Definition: (of a thing) pleasant or agreeable because suited to one’s taste or inclination.
Synonyms: pleasant, pleasing, to one’s liking, agreeable, enjoyable, pleasurable, nice, appealing, engaging
Antonyms: disagreeable, incompatible
Usage: he went back to a climate more congenial to his cold stony soul
5). Pursuit (Noun) — गतिविधियों
Definition: an activity of a specified kind, especially a recreational or sporting one.
Synonyms: activity, leisure activity, leisure pursuit, leisure interest, hobby, pastime, diversion, avocation
Antonyms: retreat, surrender.
Usage: a whole range of leisure pursuits
6). Fructify (Verb) — फलवान होना
Definition: make (something) fruitful or productive.
Synonyms: benefit, favour, useful, gain.
Antonyms: loss, useless, waste.
Usage: they were sacrificed in order that their blood might fructify the crops
7). Seamless (Adjective) — निर्बाध
Definition: smooth and continuous, with no apparent gaps or spaces between one part and the next.
Synonyms: logical, smooth, coherent, order.
Antonyms: rough, uneven, faulty.
Usage: the seamless integration of footage from different sources
8). Embarking (Verb) — पोतारोहण करना
Definition: begin (a course of action).
Synonyms: begin, start, commence, undertake, set about, enter on, go into, take up
Antonyms: disembark, land
Usage: she embarked on a new career
9). Slew (Verb) — अनियंत्रित रूप से घूमना
Definition: Turn or slide violently or uncontrollably.
Synonyms: kill, murder, put to the sword.
Antonyms: peace, calm.
Usage: The Renault slewed from slide to slide in the snow.
10). Decelerated (Verb) — धीमा करना
Definition: reduce or cause to reduce in speed
Synonyms: slow, slow down, reduce
Antonyms: improve, accelerate.
Usage: the train began to decelerate.