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1). Advocacy (Noun) — वकालत
Definition: public support for or recommendation of a particular cause or policy.
Synonyms: support for, argument for, arguing for, calling for, pushing for, pressing for
Antonyms: stoppage, discourage, protest.
Usage: his outspoken advocacy of the agreement has won no friends
2). Discriminatory (Adjective) — भेदभावपूर्ण
Definition: making or showing an unfair or prejudicial distinction between different categories of people
Synonyms: prejudicial, biased, prejudiced, preferential, unfair, unjust, invidious,
Antonyms: fair, impartial.
Usage: discriminatory employment practices
3). Stereotype (Noun) — टकसाली
Definition: a widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing.
Synonyms: standard/conventional image, received idea, cliché, hackneyed idea
Antonyms: unconventional, original, fresh
Usage: the stereotype of the woman as the carer
4). Guardianship (Noun) — संरक्षकता
Definition: the position of being legally responsible for the care of someone who is unable to manage their own affairs.
Synonyms: protection, care, custody, trust.
Usage: she was granted temporary guardianship of the three children
5). Drought (Noun) — अनावृष्टि
Definition: a prolonged absence of something specified.
Synonyms: absents, rare.
Antonyms: consistence, frequent.
Usage: he ended a five-game goal drought
6). Riveted (Verb) – जमा होना
Definition: fix (someone or something) so as to make them incapable of movement.
Synonyms: fixed, rooted, frozen
Antonyms: flexible, trivial.
Usage: the grip on her arm was firm enough to rivet her to the spot
7). Sobering (Verb) — (अधिक) गंभीर बनना
Definition: make or become more serious, sensible, and solemn.
Synonyms: become (more) serious, settle (down), relax, soften, steady
Antonyms: calm, easy, facile.
Usage: his expression sobered her
8). Contingent (Noun) – दल
Definition: a group of people sharing a common feature, forming part of a larger group.
Synonyms: group, party, body, band, set
Usage: a contingent of Japanese businessmen attending a conference
9). Perhaps (Adverb) – शायद
Definition: used to express uncertainty or possibility.
Synonyms: maybe, for all I know, for all you know, it could be (that)
Antonyms: unlikely, never, improbably.
Usage: perhaps I should have been frank with him
10). Slumped (Verb) — तेजी से गिरना
Definition: undergo a sudden severe or prolonged fall in price, value, or amount.
Synonyms: fall steeply, plummet, plunge, tumble, drop, go down, slide, decline
Antonyms: rise, soar
Usage: land prices slumped