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1). Verdict (Noun) — अधिमत
Definition: a decision on an issue of fact in a civil or criminal case or an inquest.
Synonyms: judgement, adjudication, adjudgement, decision, finding, ruling,
Usage: the jury returned a verdict of not guilty
2). Viable (Adjective) — व्यवहार्य
Definition: capable of working successfully; feasible.
Synonyms: workable, feasible, practicable, practical, applicable, usable, manageable, operable, operational
Usage: the proposed investment was economically viable
3). Dismal (Adjective) — निराशाजनक
Definition: causing a mood of gloom or depression.
Synonyms: dingy, dim, dark, gloomy, sombre, dreary, drab, dull, desolate, bleak, cheerless, comfortless
Antonyms: bright, cheerful
Usage: the dismal weather made the late afternoon seem like evening
4). Fray (Verb) — घिस जाना
Definition: (of a fabric, rope, or cord) unravel or become worn at the edge, typically through constant rubbing.
Synonyms: unravel, wear, wear thin, wear out, wear away, wear through, become worn
Antonyms: peace, agreement, quiet.
Usage: cheap fabric soon frays
5). Alienation (Noun) — अलगाव की भावना
Definition: the state or experience of being alienated.
Synonyms: isolation, detachment, estrangement, distance, separation, severance,
Antonyms: combine, joint, unite.
Usage: a sense of alienation from our environment
6). Exacerbated (Verb) – बढ़ोतरी करना ,बदतर बनाना
Definition: make (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse.
Synonyms: aggravate, make worse, worsen, inflame, compound
Antonyms: calm, reduce
Usage: the exorbitant cost of land in urban areas only exacerbated the problem
7). Interlocutor (Noun) — वार्ताकार
Definition: a person who takes part in a dialogue or conversation.
8). Fallout (Noun) — प्रतिकूल परिणाम
Definition: the adverse results of a situation or action.
Synonyms: outgrowth, result, spinoff.
Antonyms: cause, origin
Usage: he’s prepared to take calculated risks regardless of political fallout
9). Forge (Verb) – निर्माण करना
Definition: create (something) strong, enduring, or successful.
Synonyms: build, build up, construct, form, create
Usage: the two women forged a close bond
10). Coherent (Adjective) — संसक्त
Definition: (of an argument, theory, or policy) logical and consistent.
Synonyms: logical, reasoned, reasonable, well reasoned, rational
Antonyms: incoherent, muddled
Usage: they failed to develop a coherent economic strategy