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1). Scrutiny (Noun) — संवीक्षा
Definition: critical observation or examination.
Synonyms: careful examination, inspection, survey, scan, study, perusal
Antonyms: glance, cursory look
Usage: every aspect of local government was placed under scrutiny
2). Sceptics (Noun) — संशयवादियों
Definition: a person inclined to question or doubt accepted opinions.
Synonyms: cynic, doubter, questioner, scoffer
Antonyms: believer, accept.
Usage: The crowd is sceptics to president
3). Intrusion (Noun) — अनाहूत प्रवेश
Definition: the action of intruding.
Synonyms: encroachment on, trespass on, obtrusion into
Usage: he was furious about this intrusion into his private life
4). Staved (Verb) — तोड़ना, टूटना
Definition: break something by forcing it inwards or piercing it roughly.
Synonyms: break in, smash in, put a hole in, push in, kick in, cave in, splinter
Antonyms: aid, assist, support.
Usage: the door was staved in
5). Leveraging (Verb) – इस्तेमाल करना
Definition: use (something) to maximum advantage.
Synonyms: grip, purchase, hold, grasp
Antonyms: disadvantage, weakness.
Usage: the organization needs to leverage its key resources
6). Rampant (Adjective) — अनियंत्रित
Definition: (especially of something unwelcome) flourishing or spreading unchecked.
Synonyms:uncontrolled, unrestrained, unchecked, unbridled, widespread, pandemic, epidemic, pervasive
Antonyms: controlled, under control
Usage: political violence was rampant
7). Fret (Verb) – झल्लाहट होना
Definition: be constantly or visibly anxious.
Synonyms: worry, be anxious, feel uneasy, be distressed, be upset, upset oneself
Antonyms: ignore , please, appease, pacify.
Usage: she fretted about the cost of groceries
8). Incurred (Verb) – झेला हुआ, खर्च किया हुआ
Definition: become subject to (something unwelcome or unpleasant) as a result of one’s own behaviour or actions.
Synonyms: suffer, sustain, experience, bring upon oneself, expose oneself to
Antonyms: loss, miss, discourage, misunderstand.
Usage: I will pay any expenses incurred
9). Abridge (Verb) — संक्षेप करना
Definition: shorten (a book, film, speech, etc.) without losing the sense.
Synonyms: shorten, cut, cut short/down, curtail, truncate, lessen, trim
Antonyms: lengthen, expand on, pad out, lengthened, expanded
Usage: an abridged text of his speech
10). Defiance (Noun) — अवज्ञा
Definition: open resistance; bold disobedience.
Synonyms: resistance, opposition, confrontation
Antonyms: submission, obedience
Usage: an act of defiance
11). Flaws (Noun) — दोषों
Definition: a mark, blemish, or other imperfection which mars a substance or object.
Synonyms: defect, blemish, fault, imperfection, deficiency, weakness, weak spot/point, inadequacy
Antonyms:power, brawn, brawniness, muscle, muscularity, burliness, sturdiness, robustness, toughness
Usage: a flaw in the glass
12). Ushered (Verb) – शुरुआत करना
Definition: cause or mark the start of something new.
Synonyms: herald, mark the start of, signal, announce, give notice of, ring in, show in, set the scene for
Antonyms: cease, close, conclude, finish, stop.
Usage: the railways ushered in an era of cheap mass travel
13). Clamping (Verb) — कसकर पकड़ना
Definition: hold (something) tightly against another thing.
Synonyms: clench, grip, hold, press, squeeze
Antonyms: release, free.
Usage: Maggie had to clamp a hand over her mouth to stop herself from laughing