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1). Coalition (Noun) — गठबंधन
Definition: a temporary alliance for combined action, especially of political parties forming a government.
Synonyms: alliance, union, partnership, affiliation, bloc, caucus
Antonyms: detachment, disunion, divorce.
Usage: a coalition between Liberals and Conservatives
2). Chequered (Adjective) — विविध, मिश्रित
Definition: marked by periods of varied fortune or discreditable incidents.
Synonyms: varied, mixed, eventful, full of ups and downs, up and down
Antonyms: fixed, stable.
Usage: the chequered history of post-war Britain
3). Nemesis (Noun) — लंबे समय से प्रतिद्वंद्वी
Definition: a long-standing rival; an arch-enemy.
Synonyms: arch-enemy, arch-rival, enemy, rival, foe, adversary, opponent, antagonist, combatant, challenger
Antonyms: advantage, associate, happiness.
Usage: will Harry Potter finally defeat his nemesis, Voldemort?
4). Reconciliation (Noun) — सुलह
Definition: the restoration of friendly relations.
Synonyms: reuniting, reunion, bringing (back) together (again), conciliation, reconcilement
Antonyms: estrangement, alienation, feud, incompatibility
Usage: his reconciliation with your uncle
5). Bonhomie (Noun) — खुशमिज़ाजी
Definition: cheerful friendliness; geniality.
Synonyms: geniality, congeniality, conviviality, cordiality, affability, amiability
Usage: he exuded good humour and bonhomie
6). Impetus (Noun) – प्रेरणा या प्रोत्साहन
Definition: something that makes a process or activity happen or happen more quickly.
Synonyms: motivation, stimulus, incitement, incentive, inducement, inspiration, encouragement, boost
Antonyms: block, check, discourage, hindrance.
Usage: the ending of the Cold War gave new impetus to idealism
7). Ghastly (Adjective) — भयंकर
Definition: causing great horror or fear.
Synonyms: terrible, frightful, horrible, grim, awful, dire
Antonyms: pleasant, trivial, excusable
Usage: one of the most ghastly crimes ever committed
8). Carnage (Noun) — नरसंहार
Definition: the killing of a large number of people.
Synonyms: slaughter, massacre, mass murder, mass destruction, butchery, bloodbath, indiscriminate bloodshed
Antonyms: peace, calm.
Usage: the bombing was timed to cause as much carnage as possible
9). Frantic (Adjective) — घबराहट
Definition: distraught with fear, anxiety, or other emotion.
Synonyms: panic-stricken, panic-struck, panicky, beside oneself, at one’s wits’ end, berserk, distraught
Antonyms: calm, peace.
Usage: she was frantic with worry
10). Proximity (Noun) — सामीप्य
Definition: nearness in space, time, or relationship.
Synonyms: closeness, nearness, presence, juxtaposition, propinquity
Antonyms: distance, remote, fair.
Usage: do not operate microphones in close proximity to television sets