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1) Ambient (Adjective) — परिवेश
Definition: Relating to the immediate surroundings of something
Synonyms: Atmosphere, Climate, Clime, Context, Environment
Usage: The liquid is stored at below ambient temperature
2) Residue (Noun) — अवशेष
Definition: A small amount of something that remains after the main part has gone or been taken or used
Synonyms: Remainder, Rest, Remains
Usage: The fine residue left after the sorting of tea
3) Lethal (Adjective) – प्राणहर या जानलेवा
Definition: Sufficient to cause death
Synonyms: Fatal, Deadly, Mortal
Antonyms: Harmless, Safe
Usage: Urgent correctives are needed, or lethal winter pollution will become the new normal
4) Escalate (Verb) — तेजी से वृद्धि होना
Definition: Increase rapidly.
Synonyms: Grow, Develop, Mushroom, Increase
Antonyms: Shrink, Plunge
Usage: The price of tickets escalated
5) Bolster (verb) — समर्थन या मजबूत करना
Definition: Support or strengthen
Synonyms: Strengthen, Support, Reinforce
Usage: The fall in interest rates is starting to bolster confidence
6) Cohabitation (Noun) — सहवास
Definition: The state or fact of living or existing at the same time or in the same place.
Usage: A harmonious cohabitation with other living creatures
7) Wane (Verb) – कम होना
Definition: of a state or feeling) decrease in vigour or extent; become weaker.
Synonyms: Decrease, Decline, Diminish, Dwindle
Antonyms: Increase, Grow
Usage: Support for the strike was waning
8) Drubbing (Noun) – मारना
Definition: a beating; a thrashing.
Synonyms: Beating, Thrashing, Walloping, Thumping, Battering, Pounding
Usage: “I’ll give the scoundrels a drubbing if I can
9) Rhetoric — अलंकार शास्र
Definition: The art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing
Synonyms: Oratory, Eloquence, Power of speech
Usage: Its populist rhetoric was directed until then against Berlin’s backing for the eurozone bailout programme.
10) Stubble (Noun) — डंठल
Definition: The cut stalks of cereal plants left sticking out of the ground after the grain is harvested.
Synonyms: Talks, Straw, Bristles, Whiskers
Usage: Farm stubble burning is a major contributor to the problem, and its footprint may be growing because of wider use of mechanical harvesters that is producing more waste.