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1). Contours (Noun) – आकृति
Definition: an outline representing or bounding the shape or form of something.
Synonyms: outline, shape, form; lines, curves, figure; silhouette, profile
Antonyms: round-shouldered, round-backed, asymmetrical irregular
Usage: she traced the contours of his face with her finger
2). Levying (Verb) – कर लगाना
Definition: impose (a tax or fees)
Synonyms: impose, charge, exact, demand, raise, collect, gather
Antonyms: free, no charge.
Usage: a tax of two per cent was levied on all cargoes
3). Rungs (Noun) – हद
Definition: level in a hierarchical structure, especially a class or career structure.
Synonyms: degree, echelon, footing, level, place, position, rank, ranking, reach(es), situation, standing, station
Usage: we must ensure that the low-skilled do not get trapped on the bottom rung
4). Patronage (Noun) – प्रयोजन
Definition: the support given by a patron.
Synonyms: sponsorship, backing, funding, financing, philanthropy, promotion,
furtherance, help, aid
Antonyms: attack, harm, blockage.
Usage: the arts could no longer depend on private patronage
5). Protracted (Adjective) – ज्यादा देर तक टिका हुआ
Definition: lasting for a long time or longer than expected or usual.
Synonyms: long lasting, existing for long time.
Antonyms: temporary, shorten.
Usage: a protracted and bitter dispute
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). Tallies (Verb) — सहमत या मेल खाते हुए
Definition: agree or correspond.
Synonyms: correspond, agree, accord, concur, coincide, match, fit, be in agreement, be consistent
Antonyms: disagree, differ
Usage: their signatures should tally with their names on the register
8). Stray (Adjective) – भटका हुआ
Definition: not in the right place; separated from the group or target.
Synonyms: random, chance, accidental, freak, unexpected, casual, haphazard
Antonyms: stay, be direct.
Usage: he pushed a few stray hairs from her face
9). Empirical (Adjective) – प्रयोगसिद्ध
Definition: based on, concerned with, or verifiable by observation or experience rather than theory or pure logic.
Synonyms: observed, seen, factual, actual, real, verifiable, first-hand
Antonyms: hypothetical, conjectural, academic, suppositional, speculative, notional, postulatory, conjectured
Usage: they provided considerable empirical evidence to support their argument
10). Integrity (Noun) – अखंडता
Definition: the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles.
Synonyms: honesty, uprightness, probity, rectitude, honour, honourableness, upstandingness, good character, principle(s), ethics, morals, righteousness, morality, nobility, high-mindedness
Antonyms: fragility, division, dishonesty.
Usage: a gentleman of complete integrity