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1) Disrupt (Verb) – विकृत या नुकसान करना
Definition: Drastically alter or destroy the structure of.
Synonyms: Distort, Damage, Buckle, Warp
Antonyms: Organize, Arrange
Usage: Alcohol can disrupt the chromosomes of an unfertilized egg
2) Instinct (Noun) — वृत्ति
Definition: A natural or intuitive way of acting or thinking.
Synonyms: Natural tendency, Inborn tendency, Inherent tendency, Inclination
Usage: They retain their old authoritarian instincts
3) Premise (Noun) — प्रस्ताव
Definition: A previous statement or proposition from which another is inferred or follows as a conclusion
Synonyms: Proposition, Assumption, Hypothesis, Thesis,
Antonyms: Denial, Reality, Rejection
Usage: If the premise is true, then the conclusion must be true.
4) Exacerbate (Verb) — ख़राब करना
Definition: Make (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse.
Synonyms: Aggravate, Make worse, Worsen, Inflame
Antonyms: Calm, Reduce
Usage: Political changes have exacerbated the conflict
5) Scrutiny (Verb) – संवीक्षा करना
Definition: Critical observation or examination.
Synonyms: Careful examination, Inspection
Antonyms: Glance, Cursory look
Usage: Every aspect of local government was placed under scrutiny
6) Tremendous (Adjective) — जबरदस्त
Definition: Extremely good or impressive; excellent.
Synonyms: Excellent, Wonderful, Marvellous
Antonyms: Bad, Poor
Usage: The crew did a tremendous job
7) Lucrative (Adjective) – लाभदायक या लाभप्रद
Definition: Producing a great deal of profit.
Synonyms: Profitable, Gainful, Moneymaking
Usage: A lucrative career as a stand-up comedian
8) Disclose (verb) – खुलासा करना
Definition: Make (secret or new information) known.
Synonyms: They disclosed her name to the press
Antonyms: Conceal, Hide
Usage: They disclosed her name to the press
9) Transparency (Noun) — पारदर्शीता
Definition: The condition of being transparent.
Synonyms: Translucency, Lucidity, Pellucidity, Limpidness
Antonyms: opacity, cloudiness, obscurity
Usage: The transparency of ice
10) Credibility (Verb) – विश्वसनीय होना
Definition: The quality of being convincing or believable.
Synonyms: Plausibility, Believability, Acceptability
Usage: The book’s anecdotes have scant regard for credibility
11) Enhance (Verb) — बेहतर बनाना
Definition: Intensify, increase, or further improve the quality, value, or extent of.
Synonyms: Increase, Add to, Intensify, Magnify, Amplify, Inflate
Antonyms: Diminish, Mar
Usage: His refusal does nothing to enhance his reputation
12) Ensue (verb) – उत्त्पन्न होना
Definition: Happen or occur afterwards or as a result.
Synonyms: Result, Follow, Develop, Stem
Antonyms: Antecedent, Foregoing, Precedent
Usage: The difficulties which ensued from their commitment to Cuba
13) Mandate (Verb) – शासनादेश देना
Definition: Give (someone) authority to act in a certain way.
Synonyms: Accept, Advocate, Agree, Authorize
Antonyms: Contradict, Decline, Deny, Destroy
Usage: The rightful king was mandated and sanctioned by God.