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1) Circumvent (verb) – राह निकालना
Definition: Find a way around (an obstacle).
Synonyms: Avoid, Get round, Find a way round, Evade
Usage: If you come to an obstruction in a road you can seek to circumvent it
2) Clamour (Verb) – कोलाहल मचाना
Definition: (of a group of people) shout loudly and insistently.
Synonyms: Yell, Shout loudly, Bay, Scream
Usage: The surging crowds clamoured for attention
3) Preclude (verb) – होने से रोकना
Definition: Prevent from happening; make impossible.
Synonyms: Prevent, Make it impossible for, Make it impracticable for
Usage: His difficulties preclude him from leading a normal life
4) Pragmatic (Adjective) — व्यावहारिक
Definition: Dealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way that is based on practical rather than theoretical considerations.
Usage: A pragmatic approach to politics
5) Proponent (Noun) — प्रस्तावक
Definition: A person who advocates a theory, proposal, or course of action.
Synonyms: Advocate, Supporter, Upholder
Usage: A strong proponent of the free market and liberal trade policies
6) Polarize (Verb)) — फूट डालना
Definition: Cause (something) to acquire polarity
Usage: The electrode is polarized in aqueous solution
7) Emasculate (Verb) — प्रभावहीन करना
Definition: Deprive (a man) of his male role or identity.
Synonyms: Weaken, Make Feeble/Feebler, Debilitate
Usage: The refusal to allow them to testify effectively emasculated the committee
8) Misdemeanour (Noun) — दुष्कर्म
Definition: A minor wrongdoing.
Synonyms: Wrongdoing, Evil Deed, Crime
Usage: He pleaded guilty to misdemeanours
9) Punitive (Adjective) — दंडात्मक
Definition: (of a tax or other charge) extremely high.
Synonyms: Penal, Disciplinary, Corrective, Correctional
Antonyms: Harsh, Severe, Stiff, Austere
Usage: A current punitive interest rate of 31.3 per cent
10) Exile (Noun) — निर्वासन
Definition: The state of being barred from one’s native country, typically for political or punitive reasons.
Synonyms: Banishment, Expulsion, Expatriation
Usage: The return of political exiles