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1) Morbidity (Noun) — रुग्णता
Definition: The condition of being diseased.
Synonyms: Morbidness, Cognitive, State of mind
Antonyms: Materiality Humaneness Changeableness Fidelity
Usage: India has suffered from a major burden of malaria for decades, with high levels of morbidity and death.
2) Epidemic (Noun) — महामारी
Definition: A widespread occurrence of an infectious disease in a community at a particular time.
Synonyms: Outbreak, Plague, Scourge, Infestation
Antonyms: limited, local
Usage: India’s record offers great promise in the quest to cut the number of new cases and deaths globally by at least 40% by 2020, and to end the epidemic by 2030.
3) Accredit (Verb) — प्रत्यायित करना
Definition: Give credit to (someone) for something.
Synonyms: Recognize, License, Authorize, Approve, Certify
Usage: Investments made there in recruiting accredited social health workers and large-scale distribution of insecticide-treated bednets.
4) Complacency (Noun) — आत्मतुष्टि
Definition: A feeling of smug or uncritical satisfaction with oneself or one’s achievements.
Synonyms: Smugness, Self-satisfaction, Self-approval, Self-approbation
Usage: The figures are better, but there are no grounds for complacency.
5) Efficacious (Adjective) — प्रभावी
Definition: (of something inanimate or abstract) successful in producing a desired or intended result; effective.
Synonyms: Effective, Effectual, Efficacy
Antonyms: Inefficacy, Ineffective, Inefficacious, Powerlessness
Usage: This treatment was efficacious in some cases.
6) Replicate (Verb) — दोहराने
Definition: Make an exact copy of; reproduce.
Synonyms: Copy, Reproduce, Duplicate
Usage: It might be impractical to replicate Eastern culture in the west
7) Extinction (Noun) — विलुप्त होना
Definition: The state or process of being or becoming extinct.
Synonyms: Dying out, Disappearance, Vanishing, Death
Antonyms: Rescue, Salvage, Salvation, Saving, Conservation
Usage: The extinction of the great auk
8) Foolhardy (Adjective) – लापरवाही
Definition: Recklessly bold or rash
Synonyms: Reckless, Rash, Incautious, Careless, Heedless
Usage: It would be foolhardy to go into the scheme without support
9) Meticulous (Adjective) – सावधानीपूर्वक
Definition: Showing great attention to detail; very careful and precise
Synonyms: Careful, Conscientious, Diligent
Antonyms: Careless, Sloppy, Slapdash
Usage: The designs are hand-glazed with meticulous care.
10) Intruder (Noun) — घुसेड़नेवाला
Definition: A person who intrudes, especially into a building with criminal intent.
Synonyms: Trespasser, Interloper, Invader, Prowler
Usage: An inveterate intruder, he needs to get a life
11) Poacher (Noun) – शिकार का चोर
Definition: A person who hunts or catches game or fish illegally.
Synonyms: Smuggle, Appropriate, Encroach, Filch, Intrude
Antonyms: Give, Receive, Keep off