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1). Firmly (Adverb) — दृढ़तापूर्वक
Definition: in a way that uses steady power or strength.
Synonyms: securely, thoroughly, fast, solid.
Antonyms: changeably, indefinitely, moveable, flexibly.
Usage: I had her wrist grasped firmly in my hand
2). Arbitrage (Noun) — अंतरपणन
Definition: buy and sell assets using arbitrage.
Usage: much of the short selling was being done by people who were arbitraging between the bond and the equity market
3). Depreciation (Noun) — मूल्यह्रास
Definition: a reduction in the value of an asset over time, due in particular to wear and tear.
Synonyms: devaluation, devaluing, decrease in value, lowering in value, reduction in value, cheapening
Antonyms: rise, increase, develop.
Usage: provision should be made for depreciation of fixed assets
4). Unequivocal (Adjective) — असंदिग्ध
Definition: leaving no doubt; unambiguous.
Synonyms: unambiguous, unmistakable, indisputable, incontrovertible, indubitable,
Antonyms: equivocal, ambiguous, vague
Usage: an unequivocal answer
5). Persists (Verb) — दृढ़ रहना
Definition: continue in an opinion or course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition.
Synonyms: persevere, continue, carry on, go on, keep at it, keep on, keep going, keep it up, not give up
Antonyms: abandon, stop
Usage: the minority of drivers who persist in drinking
6). Unforeseen (Adjective) — अनपेक्षित
Definition: not anticipated or predicted.
Synonyms: unpredicted, unexpected, unanticipated, unplanned, accidental, unlooked for, unsought, not bargained for
Antonyms: expected, predictable
Usage: our insurance package enables you to protect yourself and your dependants against unforeseen circumstances
7). Fancied (Verb) – इच्छा करना
Definition: regard (a horse, team, or player) as a likely winner.
Synonyms: wish for, want, desire
Antonyms: disregard, measure, neglect.
Usage: I fancy him to win the tournament
8). Shepherd (Verb) – मार्गदर्शन करना
Definition: guide or direct in a particular direction.
Synonyms: guide, conduct, usher, convoy, marshal, steer, herd, lead, take
Antonyms: divert, misguide.
Usage: I shepherded them through the door
9). Akin (Adjective) — सदृश
Definition: of similar character.
Synonyms: similar, related, close, near, corresponding, comparable, parallel, equivalent
Usage: something akin to gratitude overwhelmed her
10). Soothing (Verb) – सुखदायक होना
Definition: having a gently calming effect.
Synonyms: calm, calm down, quiet, pacify, subdue, settle, settle down, comfort, hush, lull, tranquillize
Antonyms: agitate, disturb
Usage: she put on some soothing music