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1) Facile (Adjective) : – सुगम या सरल
Definition: Ignoring the true complexities of an issue; Superficial
Synonyms: Simplistic, Superficial, Oversimple
Antonyms: Thorough, Profound
Usage: A man of facile and shallow intellect
2) Permeate (Verb) – पूरा फैलना या व्याप्त होना
Definition: Spread throughout (something); pervade
Synonyms: fill, filter through, diffuse through, imbue
Usage: The aroma of soup permeated the air
3) Emanate (verb) — निर्गत होना
Definition: (of a feeling, quality, or sensation) issue or spread out from (a source).
Synonyms: Emerge, Flow, Pour, Proceed, Issue
Antonyms: Conceal, Hold
Usage: The proposals emanated from a committee
4) Schism (Noun) – फूट या विभाजन
Definition: A split or division between strongly opposed sections or parties, caused by differences in opinion or belief.
Synonyms: Division, Split, Rift, Breach, Rupture, Break, Separation
Antonyms: Agreement, Closing, Closure, Harmony
Usage: The widening schism between Church leaders and politicians
5) Blasphemy (Noun) — ईश्वर निन्दा
Definition: The action or offence of speaking sacrilegiously about God or sacred things; profane talk.
Synonyms: Profanity, Profaneness, Sacrilege, Irreligiousness
Usage: He was detained on charges of blasphemy
6) Capitulate (Verb) — शर्त पर हथियार डाल देना
Definition: Cease to resist an opponent or an unwelcome demand; yield.
Synonyms: Surrender, Give in, Yield, Admit defeat,
Antonyms: resist, hold out
Usage: The patriots had to capitulate to the enemy forces
7) Condemnation (Noun) — निंदा
Definition: The expression of very strong disapproval; censure.
Synonyms: There was strong international condemnation of the attack
Antonyms: Censure, Criticism, Castigation, Stricture, Denunciation, Damnation, Vilification, Opprobrium
Usage: Praise, Plaudits
8) Rein (Verb) — संयम करना
Definition: Check or guide (a horse) by pulling on its reins.
Synonyms: Restrain, Check, Curb, Constrain
Usage: He reined in his horse and waited
9) Firebrand (Noun) — आंदोलक
Definition: A person with a penchant for militancy in speech and/or action
Synonyms: Agitator, Demagogue (also demagog), Exciter, Fomenter
Usage: A firebrand who urged crowds to riot during the blackouts
10) Reversal (Noun) — विपर्य
Definition: A change to an opposite direction, position, or course of action.
Synonyms: Turnaround, Turnround, Turnabout
Antonyms: Approval, Enactment, Validation
Usage: A dramatic reversal in population decline in the Alps