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1) Contextualize (Verb) — प्रासंगिक बनाएं
Definition: Place or study in context.
Synonyms: Doctrine, Philosophy, School of thought
Antonyms: Unbelief Imitation Pluralism Internationalism
Usage: The excellent introduction summarizes and contextualizes Bowen’s career.
2) Turbulence (Noun) — अस्थिरता, अशांति
Definition: Violent or unsteady movement of air or water, or of some other fluid.
Synonyms: Turmoil, Instability, Conflict, Upheaval, Tumult
Antonyms: Peace, Calmness
Usage: The plane shuddered as it entered some turbulence.
3) Depiction (Noun) — चित्रण
Definition: Portray in words; describe.
Synonyms: Describe, Detail, Relate, Narrate, Recount
Antonyms: Hide, Conceal, Suppress, Confuse
Usage: Ronald Reagan, who gave a rhetorical flourish to America’s pursuit of global dominance in the 1980s with his depiction of the Soviet Union as the “evil empire”, and his call to “break that wall”.
4) Evict (Verb) — बेदख़ल करना
Definition: Expel (someone) from a property, especially with the support of the law.
Synonyms: Expel, Eject, Oust, Remove, Dislodge
Usage: A single mother and her children have been evicted from their home.
5) Unravel (Verb) — सुलझाना
Definition: undo (twisted, knitted, or woven threads).
Synonyms: Untangle, Disentangle, Straighten out
Antonyms: Entangle, Tangle, Complicate
Usage: He cut the rope and started to unravel its strands.
6) Consensus (Verb) — आम सहमति
Definition: A general agreement.
Synonyms: Agreement, Harmony, Concord
Antonyms: Disagreement, Minority view
Usage: There is a growing consensus that the current regime has failed.
7) Bygone (Adjective) – विगत या बीता हुआ
Definition: Belonging to an earlier time.
Synonyms: Past, Former, Earlier, One-time, Long-ago
Antonyms: Present, Recent
Usage: Relics of a bygone age.
8) Strident (Adjective) — कठोर
Definition: Presenting a point of view, especially a controversial one, in an excessively forceful way.
Synonyms: Harsh, Raucous, Rough, Grating, Rasping, Jarring
Antonyms: Soft, Dulcet
Usage: His voice had become increasingly strident.
9) Mere (Adjective) – मात्र
Definition: Used to emphasize how small or insignificant someone or something is.
Synonyms: Trifling, Meagre, Bare, Trivial, Paltry
Antonyms: Decorated, Indefinite, Uncertain
Usage: His stomach rebelled at the mere thought of food.
10) Discernible (Adjective) — नमूदार
Definition: Able to be discerned; perceptible.
Synonyms: Visible, Detectable, Noticeable, Perceptible
Usage: The scandal had no discernible effect on his career.
11) Prospect (Noun) — पूर्वेक्षण
Definition: The possibility or likelihood of some future event occurring.
Synonyms: Likelihood, Hope, Expectation, Anticipation
Antonyms: Incumbent, Officeholder, Awardee, Honoree, Inductee
Usage: Gazing at the wide prospect spread out before me.
12) Posit (Verb) — किसी स्थिति में रखना
Definition: Put forward as fact or as a basis for argument.
Synonyms: Postulate, Put forward, Advance, Propound
Antonyms: Abstain, Be honest, Disbelieve
Usage: The Confucian view posits a perfectible human nature.