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1) Simmer (Verb) – क्रोधित हो जाना
Definition: Show or feel barely suppressed anger or other strong emotion
Synonyms: Be furious, Be enraged, Be angry
Antonyms: Get steamed up
Usage: The simmering tensions over the last few months between the Reserve Bank of India and the Centre found spectacular release over the weekend through a public speech by Deputy Governor Viral Acharya.
2) Rue (Verb) — पछताना
Definition: Bitterly regret (something one has done or allowed to happen) and wish it undone.
Synonyms: Regret, Be sorry about feel, Apologetic/remorseful about
Antonyms: Impenitence, Remorselessness
Usage: I rue the day I agreed to this stupid plan
3) Frustrated (Adjective) – कुंठाग्रस्त,निराश
Definition: Feeling or expressing distress
Synonyms: Thwart, Defeat, Foil
Antonyms: Help, Facilitate
Usage: In numerous policy areas, central government has been frustrated by local authorities.
4) Irk (Verb) — झुंझुला देना या सताना
Definition: Irritate; Annoy.
Synonyms: Rub up the wrong way, Exasperate,
Usage: It irks her to think of the runaround she received
5) Hobble (Verb) — लंगड़ाकर चलना
Definition: Walk in an awkward way, typically because of pain from an injury.
Usage: He was hobbling around on crutches
6) Burgeon (Verb) — तेजी से बढ़ना
Definition: Begin to grow or increase rapidly; Flourish.
Synonyms: Expand, Spring up, Shoot up,
Usage: Manufacturers are keen to cash in on the burgeoning demand.
7) Encroachment (Verb) — अतिक्रमण
Definition: Intrusion on a person’s territory, Rights
Synonyms: Intrusion into, Trespass on, Invasion of
Antonyms: Defense, Repulsion, Resistance
Usage: Urban encroachment of habitat
8) Grouse (Verb) — बड़बड़ानेवाला
Definition: Complain about something trivial; grumble.
Synonyms: Grumble, Complain, Moan, Groan, Protest
Antonyms: Accept, Bear, Countenance, Endure,
Usage: our biggest grouse was about the noise of construction work
9) Turmoil (Noun) — उथल-पुथल
Definition: A state of great disturbance, confusion, or uncertainty.
Synonyms: Confusion, Turbulence, Disorder, Commotion
Antonyms: Calm, Peace
Usage: The current row is definitely worrying given the backdrop of economic turmoil, globally and domestically.
10) Spectacular (Adjective) — बहुत शानदार
Definition: Strikingly large or obvious.
Synonyms: Striking, Picturesque, Eye-Catching, Breathtaking
Usage: the party suffered a spectacular loss in the election