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1). Enclave (Noun) – विभिन्न
Definition: a place or group that is different in character from those surrounding it.
Synonyms: different, alter, vary.
Antonyms: same, similar.
Usage: the engineering department is traditionally a male enclave
2). Imminent (Adjective) — समुपस्थित
Definition: about to happen.
Synonyms: impending, at hand, close, near, approaching, fast approaching, coming, forthcoming, on the way
Usage: they were in imminent danger of being swept away
3). Humanitarian (Adjective) — मानवीय
Definition: concerned with or seeking to promote human welfare.
Synonyms: compassionate, humane; unselfish, altruistic, generous, magnanimous, benevolent, civilized
Antonyms: selfish, for profit
Usage: groups sending humanitarian aid
4). Catastrophe (Noun) – तबाही
Definition: an event causing great and usually sudden damage or suffering; a disaster.
Synonyms: disaster, calamity, cataclysm, crisis, holocaust, ruin, ruination, tragedy
Antonyms: salvation, godsend
Usage: an environmental catastrophe
5). Rebellion (Noun) — बगावत
Definition: an act of armed resistance to an established government or leader.
Synonyms: uprising, revolt, insurrection, mutiny, revolution, insurgence, insurgency,
rising, rioting, riot
Antonyms: obedience, truth.
Usage: the authorities put down a rebellion by landless colonials
6). Brute (Noun) – निर्दयी
Definition: a savagely violent man or animal.
Synonyms: savage, beast, monster, animal, sadist, barbarian, devil, demon
Antonyms: gentle, mild, week.
Usage: he was a cold-blooded brute
7). Dilemma (Noun) — दुविधा
Definition: a difficult situation or problem.
Synonyms: quandary, predicament, difficulty, problem, puzzle, conundrum, awkward situation, tricky situation
Antonyms: solution, good, advantage.
Usage: the insoluble dilemma of adolescence
8). Federal (Adjective) — संघीय
Definition: relating to or denoting the central government as distinguished from the separate units constituting a federation.
Synonyms: confederate, federated, federative
Antonyms: private, local
Usage: the health ministry has sole federal responsibility for health care
9). Oblige (Verb) — उपकृत करना
Definition: make (someone) legally or morally bound to do something.
Synonyms: require, compel, bind, make, constrain, obligate, force, put under an obligation
Antonyms: delay, free, release.
Usage: doctors are obliged by law to keep patients alive while there is a chance of recovery
10). Rejuvenated (Verb) — फिर से युवा करना
Definition: make (someone or something) look or feel better, younger, or more vital.
Synonyms: revive, revitalize, renew, regenerate, restore, breathe new life into, make someone feel young again
Antonyms: destroy, damage, kill, ruin.
Usage: a bid to rejuvenate the town centre
11). Retrospect (Noun) — बीती बातों की जांच
Definition: a survey or review of a past course of events or period of time.
Synonyms: re-examination, reminiscence, revision.
Antonyms: prospect, prophesy.
Usage: a full retrospect of the battle