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1). Incumbent (Adjective) —अवलंबी
Definition: necessary for (someone) as a duty or responsibility.
Synonyms: binding, obligatory, mandatory, necessary, compulsory, required, requisite, essential, imperative
Usage: the government realized that it was incumbent on them to act
2). Centrist (Adjective) — मध्यमार्गी
Definition: having moderate political views or policies.
Usage: a centrist politician
3). Tenable (Adjective) — रक्षात्मक
Definition: able to be maintained or defended against attack or objection.
Synonyms: defensible, justifiable, defendable, supportable, sustainable, maintainable, arguable, able to hold water
Antonyms: indefensible, untenable
Usage: such a simplistic approach is no longer tenable
4). Shedding (Verb) – छोड़ देना
Definition: accidentally allow (something) to fall off or spill.
Synonyms: let fall, let drop, drop;
Antonyms: hire, take on, adopt, keep
Usage: a lorry shed its load of steel bars
5). Pragmatic (Adjective) — व्यावहारिक
Definition: dealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way that is based on practical rather than theoretical considerations.
Usage: a pragmatic approach to politics
6). Consensus (Noun) — आम सहमति
Definition: a general agreement.
Synonyms: agreement, harmony, concord, like-mindedness, concurrence, consent
Antonyms: disagreement, minority view
Usage: there is a growing consensus that the current regime has failed
7). Rhetoric (Noun) — अलंकार शास्र
Definition: the art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing, especially the exploitation of figures of speech and other compositional techniques.
Synonyms: oratory, eloquence, power of speech, command of language, expression
Antonyms: quite, conciseness.
Usage: he is using a common figure of rhetoric, hyperbole
8). Seldom (Adverb) — कभी कभी
Definition: not often; rarely.
Synonyms: rarely, infrequently, on rare occasions, hardly ever, scarcely ever, hardly, scarcely, almost never
Antonyms: often, frequently
Usage: Islay is seldom visited by tourists
9). Embattled (Adjective) – उलझन में
Definition: (of a place or people) involved in or prepared for war, especially because surrounded by enemy forces.
Usage: the embattled northern province
10). Diktat (Noun) – फरमान
Definition: an order or decree imposed by someone in power without popular consent.
Usage: a diktat from the Bundestag
11). Preposterous (Adjective) — निरर्थक
Definition: contrary to reason or common sense; utterly absurd or ridiculous.
Synonyms: absurd, ridiculous, foolish, stupid, ludicrous, farcical, laughable, comical,
Antonyms: reasonable, sensible
Usage: a preposterous suggestion
12). Breaching (Verb) – उल्लंघन करना
Definition: make a gap in and break through (a wall, barrier, or defence).
Synonyms: break (through), burst (through), rupture, force itself through
Antonyms: agreement, closure, closing.
Usage: the river breached its bank
13). Ambiguity (Noun) — अस्पष्टता
Definition: the quality of being open to more than one interpretation; inexactness.
Synonyms: ambivalence, equivocation
Antonyms: unambiguousness, transparency
Usage: we can detect no ambiguity in this section of the Act