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1). Assassination (Noun) – ह्त्या
Definition: the action of assassinating someone.
Synonyms: murder, killing, political execution, slaughter, butchery, homicide
Usage: the assassination of President Kennedy
2). Premises (Noun) — परिसर
Definition: a house or building, together with its land and outbuildings, occupied by a business or considered in an official context.
Synonyms: building(s), property, site, establishment, office, place
Antonyms: vacant, unoccupied.
Usage: the company has moved to new premises
3). Fluctuating (Verb) — उतार-चढ़ाव होना
Definition: rise and fall irregularly in number or amount.
Synonyms: vary, differ, shift, change, alter, waver, swing, oscillate, alternate, rise and fall, go up and down
Antonyms: sable, static, steady.
Usage: trade with other countries tends to fluctuate from year to year
4). Rival (Verb) – प्रतिद्वंद्वी होना
Definition: be or seem to be equal or comparable to.
Synonyms: compete with, vie with, match, be a match for, equal, emulate, measure up to, come up to
Antonyms: partner, ally.
Usage: the efficiency of the Bavarians rivals that of the Viennese
5). Steering (Verb) – नियंत्रित करना
Definition: guide or control the movement of (a vehicle, vessel, or aircraft), for example by turning a wheel or operating a rudder.
Synonyms: guide, direct, manoeuvre
Antonyms: follow, trail.
Usage: he steered the boat slowly towards the busy quay
6). Steep (Adjective) — खड़ी
Definition: (of a slope, flight of stairs, or angle) rising or falling sharply; almost perpendicular.
Synonyms: precipitous, sheer, abrupt, sharp, perpendicular, vertical, bluff
Antonyms: gentle, reasonable.
Usage: she pushed the bike up the steep hill
7). Consulate (Noun) — वाणिज्य दूतावास
Definition: the building in which a consul’s duties are carried out.
Synonyms: official, order.
Usage: he called at the consulate in Palestine to pick up a visa
8). Letting (Verb) — अनुमति देना
Definition: Not prevent or forbid; allow.
Synonyms: allow, permit, give permission to, give leave to, authorize, sanction, grant, grant the right to
Antonyms: prevent, stop.
Usage: my boss let me leave early
9). Ally (Verb) – मिलाना
Definition: combine or unite a resource or commodity with (another) for mutual benefit.
Synonyms: combine, marry, couple, merge, amalgamate, join, pool, fuse
Antonyms: break, chop, cut, hew, lop, cleave
Usage: he allied his racing experience with his father’s business acumen
10). Adversely (Verb) — प्रतिकूलता से
Definition: in a way that prevents success or development; harmfully or unfavourably.
Synonyms: negativity, resentful, sceptically.
Usage: his self-confidence was adversely affected for years to come