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1) Professed (Adjective) — पेशेवर
Definition: (of a quality, feeling, or belief) claimed openly but often falsely
Synonyms: Supposed, Ostensible, Alleged
Antonyms: Conceal, Deny, Disavow
Usage: Their professed commitment to human rights
2) Bonhomie (Noun) — खुशमिज़ाजी
Definition: Cheerful friendliness; Geniality.
Synonyms: Geniality, Congeniality, Conviviality
Usage: He exuded good humour and bonhomie
3) Plethora (Noun) — बहुतायत
Definition: A large or excessive amount of something.
Synonyms: Deluge, Glut, Overabundance
Antonyms: Lack, Need, Scarcity, Want
Usage: A plethora of committees and subcommittees
4) Pummel (Verb) — गंभीरता से आलोचना करना
Definition: Criticize severely
Synonyms: Bash, Batter, Crush, Flog
Antonyms: Compliment, Fail, Lose, Praise
Usage: He has been pummelled by the reviewers
5) Unravel (Verb) — पूर्ववत करें
Definition: Undo (twisted, knitted, or woven threads).
Synonyms: Untangle, Disentangle
Antonyms: Entangle, Tangle
Usage: He cut the rope and started to unravel its strands
6) Embezzlement (Noun) — दुरुपयोग
Definition: Theft or misappropriation of funds placed in one’s trust or belonging to one’s employer.
Synonyms: Misappropriation, Theft, Stealing, Robbing
Antonyms: Compensation, Pay, Reimbursement, Return
Usage: Charges of fraud and embezzlement
7) Prolong (adjective) — लंबे समय तक चलाना
Definition: Continuing for a long time or longer than usual; lengthy.
Synonyms: Lengthen, Make longer
Usage: The region suffered a prolonged drought
8) Exigency (Noun) — लंबे समय तक चलाना
Definition: An urgent need or demand.
Synonyms: Need, Demand, Requirement
Usage: The exigencies requiring snap decisions that traders on the stock exchange face every day
9) Backlash (noun) — प्रतिक्रिया
Definition: A strong negative reaction by a large number of people, especially to a social or political development.
Synonyms: Adverse reaction/Response, Counteraction
Antonyms: Cause, Question
Usage: A public backlash against racism
10) Substantial (Adjective) — काफी महत्व का
Definition: Of considerable importance, size, or worth.
Synonyms: Considerable, Real, Material, Weighty
Antonyms: Insubstantial, Worthless
Usage: A substantial amount of cash