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1) Unsavoury (adjective) — बेस्वाद
Definition: Disagreeable to taste, smell, or look at.
Synonyms: Disreputable, Unpleasant, Disagreeable
Antonyms: Agreeable, Appetizing, Delicious and Delightful
Usage: They looked at the scanty, unsavoury portions of food doled out to them
2) Haunt (Verb) — नियमित रूप से (एक स्थान) पर खुद को प्रकट करना
Definition: Manifest itself at (a place) regularly.
Synonyms: Hang-out, Stamping ground, Meeting place, Territory
Usage: A grey lady who haunts the chapel
The bar was a favourite haunt of artists of the time
3) Disillusioned (Adjective) — मोहभंग
Definition: Disappointed in someone or something that one discovers to be less good than one had believed.
Synonyms: Disenchanted, Disappointed, Downcast and Discouraged
Antonyms: Trusting, Enthusiastic
Usage: The minority groups were completely disillusioned with the party
4) Credibility (Noun) — विश्वसनीयता
Definition: The quality of being trusted and believed in.
Synonyms: Trustworthiness, Reliability, Dependability, Integrity, Character
Usage: The book’s anecdotes have scant regard for credibility
5) Augur (Verb) — भविष्य बताना
Definition: (of an event or circumstance) portend a good or bad outcome.
Synonyms: Fortune teller, Crystal gazer, Clairvoyant, Psychic, Visionary,
Antonyms: Warrant, Demonstrate, Establish, Prove,
Usage: The end of the cold war seemed to augur well
6) Regressive (adjective) — प्रतिगामी
Definition: Returning to a former or less developed state; characterized by regression.
Synonyms: Unmodernised, Backward, Unmodernized, Retrogressive.
Antonyms: Liberal, Progressive and Radical
Usage: Regressive aspects of recent local government reform
7) Stature (Noun) — क्षमता या उपलब्धि से प्राप्त महत्व या प्रतिष्ठा
Definition: Importance or reputation gained by ability or achievement.
Synonyms: Reputation, Celebrity, Renown and Acclaim
Antonyms: Impotence, Inability and Inadequacy
Usage: An architect of international stature
8) Corroborate (Verb) — मंडित कतना
Definition: Confirm or give support to (a statement, theory, or finding).
Synonyms: Confirm, Verify, Endorse, Ratify, Authenticate and Validate
Usage: The witness had corroborated the boy’s account of the attack
9) Fabricate (verb) – निर्माण करना
Definition: Invent (something) in order to deceive.
Synonyms: Falsify, Fake, Counterfeit, Make Up and Invent
Antonyms: Destroy, Dismantle
Usage: You will have to fabricate an exhaust system
10) Implicate (Verb) — फंसाना
Definition: show (someone) to be involved in a crime.
Synonyms: Incriminate, Compromise
Usage: He implicated his government in the murders of three judges
Viruses are known to be implicated in the development of certain cancers