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1) Uproar (Noun) — कोलाहल
Definition: A loud and impassioned noise or disturbance; a public expression of protest or outrage.
Synonyms: Turmoil, Disorder, Confusion, Chaos, Commotion
Antonyms: Clam, Acquiescence
Usage: The room was in an uproar.
2) Ostensible (Adjective) — ख़याली
Definition: Stated or appearing to be true, but not necessarily so.
Synonyms: Apparent, Seeming, Outward, Surface, and Superficial
Antonyms: Real, Genuine
Usage: The real dispute which lay behind the ostensible complaint
3) Rampage (verb) – दंगा करना
Definition: (especially of a large group of people) move through a place in a violent and uncontrollable manner.
Synonyms: Riot, Charge, Tear
Antonyms: Calm, Order, Peace
Usage: Stone-throwing mobs rampaged through the streets
4) Curtail (verb) – घटाना
Definition: Reduce in extent or quantity; impose a restriction on.
Synonyms: Reduce, Cut, Cut Down, Cut Back, Decrease, Lessen
Antonyms: Increase, Lengthen
Usage: Civil liberties were further curtailed.
5) Protagonist (Noun) — समर्थक
Definition: An advocate or champion of a particular cause or idea.
Synonyms: Supporter, Upholder, Adherent, Backer, Proponent, Advocate
Usage: The EC is a great protagonist of deregulation.
6) Orchestrate (Verb) — व्यवस्थित करना
Definition: Plan or coordinate the elements of (a situation) to produce a desired effect, especially surreptitiously.
Synonyms: Organize, Arrange, Put together, Plan, Set up, Bring about, Manage
Antonyms: Disperse, Divide, Separate
Usage: He threatened to orchestrate a campaign of civil disobedience.
7) Stifle (verb) — दम घुटना
Definition: Make (someone) unable to breathe properly; suffocate.
Synonyms: Suffocate, Choke, Asphyxiate; Smother
Antonyms: Cold, Let out
Usage: People in the streets were stifled by the fumes.
8) Nurture (Verb) — पालन – पोषण करना
Definition: Care for and protect (someone or something) while they are growing.
Synonyms: Bring up, Care for, Provide for, Take care of, Attend to
Antonyms: Neglect, Hinder
Usage: My father nurtured my love of art.
9) Assimilation (Noun) — आत्मसात्करण
Definition: The process of taking in and fully understanding information or ideas.
Synonyms: Anabolism, Catabolism, Consumption, Digestion
Antonyms: Exclude, Misinterpret, Mistake, Misunderstand
Usage: The assimilation of the knowledge of the Greeks.
10) Frenzy (Noun) — उन्माद
Definition: A state or period of uncontrolled excitement or wild behaviour.
Synonyms: Hysteria, Madness, Mania, Insanity
Antonyms: Calm, Calmness, Happiness, Harmony
Usage: Doreen worked herself into a frenzy of rage.