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1). Overwhelmingly (Adverb) — अत्यधिक रूप से
Definition: to a very great degree or with a great majority.
Synonyms: very large, profuse, enormous, immense, inordinate, massive, huge, formidable, stupendous
Antonyms: small, little, few.
Usage: the country voted overwhelmingly for independence
2). Perception (Noun) — दृष्टिकोण
Definition: the way in which something is regarded, understood, or interpreted.
Synonyms: approach, impression, flash, thought.
Antonyms: concrete, ignorance, stupidity.
Usage: Hollywood’s perception of the tastes of the American public
3). Rally (Verb) – ठीक हो जाना
Definition: recover or cause to recover in health, spirits, or poise.
Synonyms: recover, improve, get better, pick up, revive, come back, make a comeback, rebound, bounce back
Antonyms: disperse, slump.
Usage: he floundered for a moment, then rallied again
4). Contentious (Adjective) — विवादास्पद
Definition: causing or likely to cause an argument; controversial.
Synonyms: controversial, disputable, debatable, disputed, contended, open to question/debate, moot
Usage: a contentious issue
5). Intensified (Verb) — तीव्र हो जाना
Definition: become or make more intense.
Synonyms: escalate, step up, boost, increase, raise, sharpen, strengthen, augment, add to, concentrate
Antonyms: lessen, abate
Usage: the dispute began to intensify
6). Brink (Noun) — कगार
Definition: a point at which something, typically something unwelcome, is about to happen; the verge.
Synonyms: verge, edge, threshold, point, dawn
Antonyms: middle, centre.
Usage: the country was on the brink of a constitutional crisis
7). Tenet (Noun) — सिद्धांत
Definition: a principle or belief, especially one of the main principles of a religion or philosophy.
Synonyms: principle, belief, doctrine, precept, creed, credo, article of faith, dogma
Antonyms: doubt, disbelief, unbelief.
Usage: the tenets of classical liberalism
8). Epoch (Noun) — युग
Definition: the beginning of a period in the history of someone or something.
Synonyms: era, age, period, time, aeon, span
Usage: these events marked an epoch in their history
9). Herald (Noun) — अग्र-दूत
Definition: a person or thing viewed as a sign that something is about to happen.
Synonyms: harbinger, sign, indicator, indication, signal, prelude, portent, omen,
Usage: they considered the first primroses as the herald of spring
10). Ethnic (Adjective) — संजाति विषयक
Definition: relating to a population subgroup (within a larger or dominant national or cultural group) with a common national or cultural tradition.
Synonyms: racial, race-related, ethnological, genetic, inherited
Antonyms: new, recent.
Usage: ethnic and cultural rights and traditions