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1). Noxious (Adjective) — हानिकारक
Definition: harmful, poisonous, or very unpleasant.
Synonyms: poisonous, toxic, deadly, virulent
Antonyms: innocuous, safe, pleasant
Usage: they were overcome by the noxious fumes
2). Stubble (Noun) — डंठल, पुआल
Definition: the cut stalks of cereal plants left sticking out of the ground after the grain is harvested.
Synonyms: stalks, straw
Usage: fields of yellow stubble
3). Acreage (Noun) — रकबा
Definition: an area of land, typically when used for agricultural purposes, but not necessarily measured in acres.
Usage: a 35 per cent increase in net acreage
4). Procuring (Verb) – प्राप्त या अधिग्रहण करना
Definition: obtain (something), especially with care or effort
Synonyms: obtain, acquire, get, find, come by, secure
Antonyms: fail, hurt, let go.
Usage: food procured for the rebels
5). Sceptical (Adjective) — संदेहवादी
Definition: not easily convinced; having doubts or reservations.
Synonyms: dubious, doubtful, having reservations, taking something with a pinch of salt, doubting
Antonyms: certain, convinced, optimistic
Usage: the public were deeply sceptical about some of the proposals
6). Persuade (Verb) — राज़ी करना
Definition: induce (someone) to do something through reasoning or argument.
Synonyms: prevail on, talk someone into, coax, convince, make, get, press someone into
Antonyms: dissuade, discourage, deter
Usage: it wasn’t easy, but I persuaded him to do the right thing
7). Nudged (Verb) — धकेल देना
Definition: touch or push (something) gently or gradually.
Synonyms: touch, bump (against), push (against), run into
Antonyms: discourage, pull, repress.
Usage: the canoe nudged a bank of reeds
8). Supersede (Verb) – जगह लेना
Definition: take the place of (a person or thing previously in authority or use); supplant.
Synonyms: replace, supplant, take the place of, take over from, substitute for, displace, oust, overthrow
Antonyms: keep, stay, accept.
Usage: the older models of car have now been superseded
9). Explicitly (Adverb) — स्पष्ट रूप से
Definition: in a clear and detailed manner, leaving no room for confusion or doubt.
Synonyms: specially, decidedly, surprisingly.
Antonyms: normally, usually, commonly.
Usage: the essay should state explicitly how the facts support the thesis
10). Turbulence (Noun) – अशांति
Definition: violent or unsteady movement of air or water, or of some other fluid.
Synonyms: rough air currents, irregular atmospheric motion, uneven air movement
Usage: the plane shuddered as it entered some turbulence
11). Beleaguered (Verb) – परेशानी में डालना
Definition: put in a very difficult situation.
Synonyms: hard-pressed, troubled, in difficulties, under pressure, under stress
Antonyms: aid, please, help, make happy.
Usage: the board is supporting the beleaguered director
12). Debenture (Noun) — ऋणपत्र
Definition: an unsecured loan certificate issued by a company.
Usage: debenture bond
13). Negligent (Adjective) – लापरवाही
Definition: failing to take proper care over something.
Synonyms: careless, failing to take proper care, remiss, neglectful, lax, irresponsible, inattentive
Antonyms: careful, attentive, conscientious
Usage: the council had been negligent in its supervision of the children in care