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1). Denying (Verb) – नकारना
Definition: state that one refuses to admit the truth or existence of.
Synonyms: contradict, repudiate, gainsay, declare untrue, dissent from, disagree with, challenge, contest
Antonyms: confirm, accept.
Usage: both firms deny any responsibility for the tragedy
2). Incited (Verb) — उकसाना
Definition: encourage or stir up (violent or unlawful behaviour).
Synonyms: boost, encourage, kindle.
Antonyms: suppress, dissuade, deter
Usage: they conspired to incite riots
3). Endorsement (Noun) — परांकन
Definition: the action of endorsing someone or something.
Synonyms: support, backing, approval, seal of approval, agreement, acceptance, recommendation
Usage: the issue of full independence received overwhelming endorsement
4). Stringent (Adjective) – कड़ी से कड़ी या कठोर
Definition: (of regulations, requirements, or conditions) strict, precise, and exacting.
Synonyms: strict, firm, rigid, rigorous, severe, harsh, tough, tight, exacting,
demanding, inflexible, stiff
Antonyms: lenient, flexible
Usage: stringent guidelines on air pollution
5). Tranquillity (Noun) — प्रशान्ति
Definition: the quality or state of being tranquil; calm.
Synonyms: peace, peacefulness, restfulness, repose, reposefulness, calm, calmness, quiet, quietness
Antonyms: commotion, busyness, excitability
Usage: passing cars are the only noise that disturbs the tranquillity of rural life
6). Satirical (Adjective) — व्यंगपूर्ण
Definition: sarcastic, critical, and mocking another’s weaknesses.
Synonyms: mocking, ironic, ironical, satiric, sarcastic, sardonic, scornful, derisive,
Antonyms: calm, kind, mild, nice.
Usage: his satirical sense of humour
7). Enmity (Noun) — शत्रुता
Definition: a state or feeling of active opposition or hostility.
Synonyms: hostility, animosity, antagonism, friction, antipathy, animus, opposition,
Antonyms: friendship, goodwill
Usage: decades of enmity between the two countries
8). Mystifyingly (Verb) – रहस्यमय करना
Definition: utterly bewilder or perplex (someone).
Synonyms: bewilder, puzzle, perplex, baffle, confuse, confound, bemuse,
obfuscate, nonplus, throw, get
Antonyms: clarify, clear up, help, lose.
Usage: I was completely mystified by his disappearance
9). Breach (Noun) — उल्लंघन
Definition: an act of breaking or failing to observe a law, agreement, or code of conduct.
Synonyms: contravention, violation, breaking, non-observance, infringement, transgression, neglect, dereliction
Antonyms: agreement, closure, bridge.
Usage: a breach of confidence
10). Curtailing (Verb) – कटौती करना
Definition: reduce in extent or quantity; impose a restriction on.
Synonyms: reduce, cut, cut down, cut back, decrease, lessen, diminish, slim down, tighten up, retrench
Antonyms: increase, lengthen
Usage: civil liberties were further curtailed