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1) Leeway (Noun) — अनुवातगमन
Definition: The amount of freedom to move or act that is available.
Synonyms: Freedom, Scope, Slack
Antonyms: Constraint, Restriction
Usage: The government had greater leeway to introduce reforms.
This flexibility could be a sign that the U.S. is leaving space for leeway in resuming talks with Iran in the long term.
2) Fructify (Verb) — फलवान होना
Definition: Make (something) fruitful or productive.
Synonyms: Fecundate, Impregnate, Pollinate
Antonyms: Dry, Destroy, Kill
Usage: They were sacrificed in order that their blood might fructify the crops
3) Foreseeable (Adjective) — भविष्यवाणी करने में सक्षम
Definition: Able to be foreseen or predicted.
Synonyms: Certain, Anticipated
Antonyms: Improbable, Unexpected, Unforeseen
Usage: The situation is unlikely to change in the foreseeable future
4) Outrun (Verb) — आगे बढ़ना
Definition: Go beyond or exceed.
Synonyms: Draw away from, Shake off
Usage: His courage outran his prudence
5) Sanction (Verb) – संस्वीकृति देना
Definition: Impose a sanction or penalty on.
Synonyms: Punish, Discipline someone for
Antonyms: Prohibit, Ban
Usage: The U.S. administration’s decision to grant India and seven other countries waivers on the sanctions it re-imposed on Iran provides some temporary relief to India.
6) Circumvent (Verb) — एक रास्ता तलाशें
Definition: Find a way around (an obstacle)
Synonyms: avoid, get round, find a way round
Antonyms: Encourage, Encounter, Confront
Usage: The European Union, Russia and China have also been working on a “special payment mechanism” to circumvent sanctions.
7) Leverage (Verb) — उत्तोलन
Definition: Use (something) to maximum advantage
Synonyms: Influence, Power, Authority, Weight
Usage: The organization needs to leverage its key resources”
8) Negotiation (Noun) — विचार-विमर्श
Definition: Discussion aimed at reaching an agreement.
Synonyms: Conference, Debate, Dialogue; Mediation, Arbitration
Usage: Unlike China, it chose to reduce its oil intake from Iran, and entered into negotiations for alternative fuel supplies from Iran’s rivals in the Gulf.
9) Belligerence (Noun) — आक्रामक
Definition: Aggressive or warlike behaviour.
Synonyms: Bellicose, Combative,Hostile
Antonyms: Calm, Kind, Friendly
Usage: Mortimer was eyeing Guy with belligerence
10) Impediment (Noun) — हकलाहट
Definition: A defect in a person’s speech, such as a lisp or stammer.
Synonyms: Hesitancy, Faltering
Usage: She spoke with an impediments.