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1) Onerous (Adjective) — कष्टदायक
Definition: (of a task or responsibility) involving a great deal of effort, trouble, or difficulty.
Synonyms: Burdensome, Heavy, Inconvenient, Troublesome
Antonyms: Easy, Effortless
Usage: There is still the onerous task of resolving the bad loans stock, which is at a little over Rs. 10 lakh crore now.
2) Détente (Noun) — सुखभोग
Definition: The easing of hostility or strained relations, especially between countries.
Synonyms: Easement, Pause, Policy, Precaution
Usage: Though he was careful not to say anything that would break the détente forged by the Centre and the central bank at its last board meeting on November 19.
3) Escalation (Noun) — वृद्धि
Definition: A rapid increase; a rise.
Synonyms: Rapid increase, Rise, Hike, Advance, Growth
Antonyms: Plunge, Relaxation
Usage: The rapid escalation in tensions following the flare-up is evident.
4) Detention (Noun) – हिरासत
Definition: the action of detaining someone or the state of being detained in official custody.
Synonyms: Custody, Imprisonment, Confinement, Incarceration
Antonyms: Emancipation, Freedom, Liberation
Usage: The fifteen people arrested were still in police detention.
5) Impound (Verb) — ज़ब्त करना
Definition: seize and take legal custody of (something, especially a vehicle, goods, or documents) because of an infringement of a law.
Synonyms: Confiscate, Appropriate
Antonyms: Free, Let Go, Release, Abandon
Usage: Vehicles parked where they cause an obstruction will be impounded.
6) Coincide (Verb) – एक ही समय में होना
Definition: Occur at the same time.
Synonyms: Coexist, Concur; Clash, Conflict
Usage: Publication is timed to coincide with a major exhibition.
7) Artillery (Noun) — तोपखाना
Definition: Large-calibre guns used in warfare on land.
Synonyms: Ordnance, Cannonry
Usage: Tanks and heavy artillery.
8) Schism (Noun) – फूट
Definition: A split or division between strongly opposed sections or parties, caused by differences in opinion or belief.
Synonyms: Division, Split, Rift, Breach, Rupture
Antonyms: Concurrence, Cooperation
Usage: The widening schism between Church leaders and politicians
9) Provocation (Noun) – उकसावा
Definition: Action or speech that makes someone angry, especially deliberately.
Synonyms: Incitement, Rousing, Stirring, Stimulation
Antonyms: Compliment, Discouragement, Happiness, Hindrance
Usage: You should remain calm and not respond to provocation
10) Perceive (Verb) – समझना
Definition: Become aware or conscious of (something); come to realize or understand.
Synonyms: Discern, Recognize
Antonyms: Disregard, Ignore, Neglect, Overpass
Usage: His mouth fell open as he perceived the truth