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1). Repercussions (Noun) – परिणाम या प्रभाव
Definition: an unintended consequence of an event or action, especially an unwelcome one.
Synonyms: consequence, result, effect, outcome, by-product
Antonyms: cause, root, source.
Usage: the move would have grave repercussions for the entire region
2). Neophyte (Noun) — नवछात्रा
Definition: a person who is new to a subject or activity.
Synonyms: beginner, learner, novice, newcomer, new member, new entrant, new recruit, raw recruit
Antonyms: experts, professional
Usage: four-day cooking classes are offered to neophytes and experts
3). Glaring (Adjective) — बेहद स्पष्ट या विशिष्ट
Definition: highly obvious or conspicuous.
Synonyms: obvious, conspicuous, plain to see, unmistakable, obtrusive, striking, flagrant, blatant
Antonyms: inconspicuous, minor
Usage: there is a glaring omission in the data
4). Predecessor (Noun) — पूर्वाधिकारी
Definition: a person who held a job or office before the current holder.
Synonyms: former/previous holder of the post, forerunner, precursor
Antonyms: successor, beneficiary, inheritor.
Usage: the new President’s foreign policy is very similar to that of his predecessor
5). Saddle (Verb) — भारी जिम्मेदारी या कार्य देना
Definition: burden (someone) with an onerous responsibility or task.
Synonyms: burden, encumber, lumber, hamper, weigh down, land, charge
Antonyms: aid, allow, assist, comfort.
Usage: he’s saddled with debts of $12 million
6). Shaky (Adjective) — अस्थिर
Definition: unstable because of poor construction or heavy use.
Synonyms: unsteady, unstable, wobbly, precarious, rocky, rickety, flimsy, frail
Antonyms: steady, stable, constant, regular.
Usage: a cracked, dangerously shaky table
7). Crunch (Noun) — महत्वपूर्ण बिंदु या स्थिति
Definition: a crucial point or situation, typically one at which a decision with important consequences must be made.
Synonyms: moment of truth, critical point, crux, crisis, decision time, zero hour
Antonyms: calm, peace, trivia.
Usage: when it comes to the crunch you chicken out
8). Bailouts (Noun) — एक असफल व्यापार या अर्थव्यवस्था को पतन से बचाने के लिए वित्तीय सहायता देने का एक अधिनियम
Definition: an act of giving financial assistance to a failing business or economy to save it from collapse.
Usage: The administration assembled the $50 billion emergency bailout package to ease a financial crisis in Mexico.
9). Disquieting (Adjective) — बेचैन
Definition: inducing feelings of anxiety or worry.
Synonyms: annoying, worrying, troubling
Antonyms: happy, calm, settling.
Usage: he found Jean’s gaze disquieting
10). Incumbent (Adjective) — अवलंबी
Definition: necessary for (someone) as a duty or responsibility.
Synonyms: binding, obligatory, mandatory, necessary, compulsory
Antonyms: optional, past, future.
Usage: the government realized that it was incumbent on them to act
11). Ousting (Verb) — बाहर निकालना
Definition: drive out or expel (someone) from a position or place.
Synonyms: drive out, expel, force out, throw out, remove, remove from office/power, eject, get rid of, depose
Antonyms: hire, place, allow, give.
Usage: the reformists were ousted from power