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1) Wiggle room (noun) – वार्ता या संचालन के लिए क्षमता या दायरा
Definition: Capacity or scope for negotiation or operation, especially in order to modify a previous statement or decision.
Synonyms: Flexibility, Latitude, Leeway, Elbow room, Maneuvering room.
The BSP shuts the door on the Congress for now, but gives itself some wiggle room.
The state legislature allows very little wiggle room in how to design the ballot.
2) Unsparing (Adjective)- स्वतंत्र रूप से और उदारता देना
Definition: Given freely and generously.
Synonyms: Merciless; Severe
Antonyms: Grudging, Mean
Usage: she had won her mother’s unsparing approval.
He is unsparing in his criticism of the arms trade.
3) Interlocutors (Noun) — वार्ताकारों
Definition: a person who takes part in a dialogue or conversation.
Synonyms: Minstrel show, Middleman, Minstrel.
Usage: Abraham was able to act as interpreter and interlocutor for our group.
4) Breakaway (Phrase) – दूर हो जाना
Definition: A divergence or radical change from something established or long-standing.
Synonyms: Escape, fly, flee
Usage: The horse broke away from the starting gate.
5) Fend off (phrasal verb) – रोकना पड़ा
Definition: To defend oneself against (someone or something)
Usage: They succeeded in fending off the attack/attackers.
They have had to fend off allegations of voter fraud.
6) Apportion (Verb) — आबंटन करना
Synonyms: Administer, Allocate, Deal (out), Dispense, Distribute, Dole out, Hand out, Mete (out), Parcel (out), Portion, Prorate
Usage: The proceeds from the auction will be apportioned among the descendents.
Apportion the expenses between the parties involved.
The agency apportions water from the lake to residents.
7) Husting (Noun) – चुनाव या उम्मीदवार
Definition: A meeting at which candidates in an election address potential voters.
Synonyms: Electioneering, Candidature, Political campaign, Campaigning candidacy
Usage: He could hold his own in an election hustings.
8) Descend (Verb) — उतरना
Definition: Make a sudden attack on; move or fall downwards.
Synonyms: Drop, Fall, Sink, Subside; Dive, Plummet, Plunge, Nosedive, Pitch, Tumble, and Slump.
Antonyms: Ascend, Go up
Usage: John Dalrymple was descended from an ancient Ayrshire family.
The aircraft began to descend.
9) Viable (adjective) — व्यवहार्य
Definition: Capable of working successfully; Feasible.
Synonyms: Workable, Feasible, Practicable, Practical, Applicable, and Usable
Antonyms: Impossible, Unfeasible, Unlikely, and Unachievable
Usage: The proposed investment was economically viable
Most clones can produce thousands of viable seeds.
The largest and most viable population of this endangered vetch.
10) Worthwhile (Adjective) – सार्थक
Definition: Worth the time, money, or effort spent; of value or importance.
Synonyms: Advantageous, Beneficial, Constructive, Excellent, Good, Important, Invaluable and Justifiable.
Antonyms: Unimportant and Unprofitable
Usage: The money is for a worthwhile cause.
Seeing my children’s joy made building the tree house all worthwhile.
Is it worthwhile to try to fix my computer?
11) Allied (Adjective) — सम्बद्ध
Definition: Joined by or relating to members of an alliance.
Synonyms: Federated, Confederated, Federal, Associated
Antonyms: Estranged, Unrelated and Disunited
Usage: Two families allied by marriage
People with foreign language fluency and an allied skill such as the ability to relate to people from different cultures.