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1). Rationale (Noun) – तर्क या सोच
Definition: a set of reasons or a logical basis for a course of action or belief.
Synonyms: reasoning, thinking, (logical) basis, logic, grounds, sense; principle, theory, philosophy, hypothesis
Antonyms: discouragement, proof, reality.
Usage: he explained the rationale behind the change
2). Reinvigorate (Verb) — पुनर्जीवित करना
Definition: give new energy or strength to.
Synonyms: modernize, renew, restore, revive.
Antonyms: kill, destroy, discourage.
Usage: we are fully committed to reinvigorating the economy of the area
3). Standalone (Adjective) — स्वतंत्र, व्यक्तिगत
Definition: (of computer hardware or software) able to operate independently of other hardware or software.
Synonyms: independent, individualistic, unconventional, maverick
Antonyms: dependent, parasitic.
Usage: a stand-alone application
4). Perceived (Verb) – जागरूक होना
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
Antonyms: ignore, misunderstand.
Usage: his mouth fell open as he perceived the truth
5). Inevitable (Adjective) — अवश्यंभावी
Definition: certain to happen; unavoidable.
Synonyms: unavoidable, inescapable, bound to happen, sure to happen, inexorable, unpreventable
Antonyms: avoidable, uncertain
Usage: war was inevitable
6). Acquiesced (Verb) – चुपचाप मानना
Definition: accept something reluctantly but without protest.
Synonyms: agree, allow, adopt.
Antonyms: differ, oppose, decline.
Usage: Sara acquiesced in his decision
7). Blatantly (Adverb) – स्पष्ट रूप से
Definition: in an open and unashamed manner.
Synonyms: flagrant, glaring, obvious, undisguised, unconcealed, overt, open, transparent, patent, evident, manifest
Antonyms: inconspicuous, subtle
Usage: yet another space show that blatantly disregarded scientific fact
8). Nimble (Adjective) – चतुर
Definition: quick and light in movement or action; agile.
Synonyms: agile, lithe, sprightly, acrobatic, light-footed, nimble-footed, light, light on one’s feet, fleet-footed
Antonyms: stiff, clumsy, lumbering
Usage: with a deft motion of her nimble fingers
9). Behemoths (Noun) – कुछ बड़ा
Definition: something enormous, especially a large and powerful organization.
Synonyms: monster, huge.
Antonyms: small, little.
Usage: shoppers are now more loyal to their local shops than to faceless behemoths
10). Waiving (Verb) – त्याग देना
Definition: refrain from insisting on or using (a right or claim).
Synonyms: relinquish, renounce, give up, abandon, reject, surrender, yield, cede, do without, dispense with
Antonyms: claim, pursue
Usage: he will waive all rights to the money