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1) Truce (Noun) — युद्धविराम संधि
Definition: An agreement between enemies or opponents to stop fighting or arguing for a certain time.
Synonyms: Ceasefire, Armistice Respite, Lull, Moratorium
Antonyms: Fighting, Hostilities
Usage: The U.S. and Chinese Presidents, Donald Trump and Xi Jinping, agreed to a 90-day truce.
2) Amicable (Adjective) — मैत्रीपूर्ण
Definition: Characterized by friendliness and absence of discord.
Synonyms: Friendly, Good-natured, Cordial, Civil, Courteous
Antonyms: Unfriendly, Hostile
Usage: The two countries will try to find an amicable solution to the various problems plaguing bilateral trade relations.
3) Plague (Verb) — निरंतर परेशानी
Definition: Cause continual trouble or distress to.
Synonyms: Afflict, Bedevil, Cause suffering to, Torture, Torment
Antonyms: Advantage, Good fortune, Good luck
Usage: He has been plagued by ill health.
4) Remuneration (Noun) — पारिश्रमिक
Definition: Money paid for work or a service.
Synonyms: Payment, Pay, Salary, Wages, Earnings
Usage: customers who are tardy in their remuneration will be subject to extra charges.
5) Palpable (Adjective) — अवधारणात्मक
Definition: (of a feeling or atmosphere) so intense as to seem almost tangible.
Synonyms: Perceptible, Perceivable, Visible, Noticeable, Appreciable
Antonyms: Intangible, Imperceptible
Usage: A palpable sense of loss.
6) Implode (Verb) – गिर जाना
Definition: Collapse or cause to collapse violently inwards.
Synonyms: Buckle, Cave (in), Collapse, Crumple
Antonyms: Inflate, Rise, Swell
Usage: Both the windows had imploded.
7) Aftermath (Noun) – परिणाम
Definition: a condition or occurrence traceable to a cause
Synonyms: Aftereffect, Backwash, Consequence, Corollary, Development
Antonyms: Antecedent, Causation, Cause, Occasion, Reason
Usage: The surgery was successful, but she now had to deal with its aftermath: a huge bill.
8) Semblance (Noun) – समानता
Definition: The outward appearance or apparent form of something, especially when the reality is different.
Synonyms: Charade, Disguise, Masquerade, Playacting
Antonyms: Bluntness, Candidness, Candor, Directness
Usage: She tried to force her thoughts back into some semblance of order.
9) Reiterate (Verb) — बार बार दुहराना
Definition: To state or do over again or repeatedly sometimes with wearying effect
Synonyms: Chime, Din, Iterate, Rehearse, Repeat
Antonyms: Tale back
Usage: The pianist’s valedictory concert will reiterate the program he played on the national tour.
10) Distort (Verb) — विकृत करना
Definition: Give a misleading or false account or impression of.
Synonyms: Misrepresent, Pervert, Twist, Falsify, Misreport, Misstate
Usage: Many factors can distort the results.