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1). Convicts (Noun) – अपराधी
Definition: a person found guilty of a criminal offence and serving a sentence of imprisonment.
Synonyms: prisoner, inmate; criminal, offender, lawbreaker, felon
Antonyms: acquit, clear
Usage: two escaped convicts kidnapped them at gunpoint
2). Assassination (Noun) – हत्या
Definition: the action of assassinating someone.
Synonyms: murder, killing, political execution, slaughter, butchery, homicide, liquidation, elimination, extermination
Antonyms: safe, protect, birth.
Usage: the assassination of President Kennedy
3). Ramifications (Noun) – असर या परिणाम
Definition: a complex or unwelcome consequence of an action or event.
Synonyms: consequence, result, aftermath, outcome, effect, upshot, issue
Antonyms: cause, origin, source.
Usage: any change is bound to have legal ramifications
4). Incarceration (Noun) — क़ैद कर देना
Definition: the state of being confined in prison; imprisonment.
Synonyms: imprisonment, internment, confinement, detention, custody, captivity
Antonyms: freedom, independent.
Usage: the public would not be served by her incarceration
5). Retrograde (Adjective) — पश्चगामी
Definition: directed or moving backwards.
Synonyms: backward, backwards, reverse, rearward, directed backwards
Antonyms: ahead, forwards, onwards, onward, on, further
Usage: a retrograde flow
6). Acme (Noun) — परिपूर्णता
Definition: the point at which something is at its best or most highly developed.
Synonyms: optimum, top, height.
Antonyms: base, bottom.
Usage: physics is the acme of scientific knowledge
7). Eclectic (Adjective) – उदार
Definition: deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources.
Synonyms: wide-ranging, wide, broad, broad-ranging, broad-based, extensive, comprehensive, encyclopedic, genera
Antonyms: narrow, dogmatic
Usage: universities offering an eclectic mix of courses
8). Panache (Noun) — कलँगी
Definition: flamboyant confidence of style or manner.
Synonyms: flamboyant confidence, flamboyance, confidence, self-assurance, style, stylishness, flair
Usage: he entertained London society with great panache
9). Drowned (Verb) — डुबा हुआ
Definition: die through submersion in and inhalation of water.
Synonyms: suffocate in water, inhale water
Usage: a motorist drowned when her car plunged off the edge of a quay
10). Microcosm (Noun) — सूक्ष्म जगत
Definition: humankind regarded as the representation in miniature of the universe.
Usage: the belief in correspondences between the Universe and Man—between microcosm and macrocosm