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1). Mythical (Adjective) — कल्पित
Definition: occurring in or characteristic of myths or folk tales.
Synonyms: legendary, mythological, fabled, fabulous, folkloric, fairy-tale, storybook
Antonyms: real, actual
Usage: one of Denmark’s greatest mythical heroes
2). Infuse (Verb) — जुड़ा होना
Definition: fill; pervade.
Synonyms: fill, pervade, permeate, suffuse, charge, saturate, imbue, inspire
Antonyms: empty, take away.
Usage: her work is infused with an anger born of pain and oppression
3). Tangible (Adjective) — मूर्त
Definition: perceptible by touch.
Synonyms: touchable, palpable, tactile, material, physical, real, substantial
Antonyms: impalpable, untouchable, imperceptible to the touch, non-physical, bodiless, incorporeal,
Usage: the atmosphere of neglect and abandonment was almost tangible
4). Pursuit (Noun) – पीछा करना
Definition: the action of pursuing someone or something.
Synonyms: chasing, pursuing, stalking, tracking, trailing, shadowing
Antonyms: retreat, surrender.
Usage: the cat crouched in the grass in pursuit of a bird
5). Allegedly (Adverb) — कथित तौर पर
Definition: used to convey that something is claimed to be the case or have taken place, although there is no proof.
Synonyms: reportedly, supposedly, reputedly, purportedly, ostensibly, apparently, by all accounts, so the story goes
Antonyms: certain, definite, sure.
Usage: he was allegedly a leading participant in the coup attempt
6). Tussle (Noun) –संघर्ष
Definition: a vigorous struggle or scuffle, typically in order to obtain or achieve something.
Synonyms: scuffle, fight, struggle, skirmish, brawl, scrimmage, scramble, scrum, fisticuffs, wrestling match
Antonyms: agreement, peace, calm.
Usage: there was a tussle for the ball
7). Dissent (Noun) — असहमति
Definition: the holding or expression of opinions at variance with those commonly or officially held.
Synonyms: disagreement, lack of agreement, difference of opinion, argument, dispute
Antonyms: agreement, acceptance
Usage: there was no dissent from this view
8). Incriminating (Verb) — दोषी ठहराना
Definition: make (someone) appear guilty of a crime or wrongdoing.
Synonyms: implicate, involve
Antonyms: absolve, clear
Usage: he refused to answer questions in order not to incriminate himself
9). Intervene (Verb) — हस्तक्षेप करना
Definition: take part in something so as to prevent or alter a result or course of events.
Synonyms: intercede, involve oneself, get involved, interpose oneself, insinuate oneself, step in, cut in
Antonyms: combine, joint, unite.
Usage: he acted outside his authority when he intervened in the dispute
10). Arbitrary (Adjective) — मनमाना
Definition: based on random choice or personal whim, rather than any reason or system.
Synonyms: capricious, whimsical, random, chance, erratic, unpredictable
Antonyms: rational, reasoned
Usage: an arbitrary decision