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1) Rumble (Verb) – गड़गड़ाहट होना
Definition: make a continuous deep, resonant sound
Synonyms: Boom, Thunder, Roll, Roar, Resound
Usage: Thunder rumbled high above us
2) Feud (Noun) – सामंत या झगड़ा
Definition: A prolonged and bitter quarrel or dispute
Synonyms: Quarrel, Fight, Argue, Bicker, Squabble,
Antonyms: Accord, Agreement, Calm and Concord
Usage: His long-standing feud with Universal Pictures
3) Abrupt (Adjective) — अकस्मात
Definition: Sudden and unexpected.
Synonyms: Sudden, Immediate and Instantaneous,
Antonyms: Gradual, Unhurried
Usage: I was surprised by the abrupt change of subject
4) Rebuff (Verb) – झिड़कना , अस्वीकार करना
Definition: Reject (someone or something) in an abrupt or ungracious manner.
Synonyms: Reject, Turn Down, Spurn, Refuse,
Antonyms: Praise, Approval, Compliment
Usage: I asked her to be my wife, and was rebuffed in no uncertain terms
5) Embolden (Verb) — प्रोत्साहित करना
Definition: Give (someone) the courage or confidence to do something.
Synonyms: Encourage, Hearten, Strengthen
Antonyms: Dishearten, Discourage
Usage: Emboldened by the claret, he pressed his knee against her
6) Purport (Verb) – मुराद होना
Definition: To have the often specious appearance of being, intending, or claiming
Synonyms: profess, pretend
Antonyms: Content, Denotation, Drift
Usage: a book that purports to be an objective analysis
7) Sloganeer (Noun) — नारे आविष्कार करें
Definition: Employ or invent slogans, typically in a political context.
Synonyms: Academic Writing, Delivery, Diction.
Usage: Contrary to the vocal sloganeers who want to make America great
8) Persecution (Noun) — उत्पीड़न
Definition: Hostility and Ill-treatment
Synonyms: Oppression, Victimization, Maltreatment
Antonyms: Happiness, joy, help
Usage: Her family fled religious persecution
9) Vitiate (Verb) — भ्रष्ट करना
Definition: Spoil or impair the quality or efficiency of.
Synonyms: Abase, Bastardize, Canker
Antonyms: Dignify, Exalt and Honor
Usage: Development programmes have been vitiated by the rise in population
10) Sordid (Adjective) — घिनौना
Definition: Involving immoral or dishonourable actions and motives; arousing moral distaste and contempt.
Synonyms: Sleazy, Seedy, Seamy and Unsavoury,
Antonyms: High-Minded and Respectable
Usage: The overcrowded housing conditions were sordid and degrading