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1) Defuse (Verb) — नाकाम कर देना, निष्क्रिय करना
Definition: Remove the fuse from (an explosive device) in order to prevent it from exploding.
Synonyms: Deactivate, Disarm, Disable,
Usage: A scheme that teaches officers how to defuse potentially explosive situations
2) Peculiar (Adjective) — अजीब
Definition: Different to what is normal or expected; strange.
Synonyms: Strange, Unusual, Odd and Funny
Antonyms: Normal, Ordinary
Usage: He gave her some very peculiar looks
3) Tariff (Noun) — प्रशुल्क
Definition: A tax or duty to be paid on a particular class of imports or exports.
Synonyms: Cost, Duty, Excise, Levy, Price, Rate, Tax
Usage: The reduction of trade barriers and import tariffs
4) Loom (Verb) — आसन्न रहना
Definition: Appear as a vague form, especially one that is large or threatening.
Synonyms: Be Imminent, Be on the Horizon, Impend,
Antonyms: Abate, Decline, De-Escalate, Die Down,
Usage: Vehicles loomed out of the darkness”
5) Tenterhook (Noun) — चिंतित, अजीब, असुविधाजनक
Definition: In a state of uneasiness, strain, or suspense
Synonyms: Anxious, Awkward, Discomfited.
Antonyms: Alleviate, Comfort, Disallow and Discontinue
Usage: The waiting kept us on tenterhooks
6) Tranche (Noun) – हिस्सा
Definition: A portion of something, especially money.
Synonyms: Share, Portion, Part and Percentage
Antonyms: Misfortune, Good Luck, Success
Usage: They released the first tranche of the loan
7) Insurmountable (Adjective) — अपरिवर्तनीय
Definition: Too great to be overcome
Synonyms: Insuperable, Unconquerable and Invincible
Antonyms: Surmountable, Attainable and Defeatable
Usage: An insurmountable problem
8) Pendency (Noun) — लम्बित
Definition: The state of being pending
Synonyms: Imminent, Impending, Undecided and Awaiting.
Antonyms: Avocation, Entertainment, Fun and Recreation
Usage: The direction was given during a meeting of the Council of Chairmen held at the Parliament House to avoid any pendency
9) Divest (Verb) — वंचित करना
Definition: Deprive someone of (power, rights, or possessions).
Synonyms: Deprive, Strip, Dispossess, Relieve
Antonyms: Give, Offer, Clothe, Cover and Hide
Usage: he has divested the original play of its charm
10) Corral (Verb) — एक साथ इकट्ठा करना और सीमित करना
Definition: Gather together and confine (a group of people or things).
Synonyms: Enclose, Confine and Lock Up,
Usage: The organizers were corralling the crowd into marching formation