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1) Aloft (Adjective) — ऊपर की ओर
Definition: Up in or into the air; overhead.
Synonyms: Upwards, Up, High
Usage: India’s heaviest satellite GSAT-11 is aloft in space from Kourou.
2) Meticulous (Adjective) – सावधानीपुर्वक
Definition: showing great attention to detail; very careful and precise.
Synonyms: Careful, Conscientious, Diligent, Ultra-careful, Scrupulous
Antonyms: Careless, Sloppy, Slapdash
Usage: A meticulous civil servant, he will assess the police findings and the recommendations of his own team.
3) Rigorous (Adjective) – बेहद सावधानी से या कठोर
Definition: Extremely thorough and careful.
Synonyms: Meticulous, Punctilious, Conscientious
Antonyms: Slapdash, Lax
Usage: The rigorous testing of consumer products.
4) Vicinity (Noun) — आस-पास की जगह
Definition: The area near or surrounding a particular place.
Synonyms: Nearness, Closeness, Proximity, Propinquity
Antonyms: Distance, Remoteness
Usage: There are no hotels in the vicinity of the hospital.
5) Purport (Verb) – दावा करना
Definition: Appear to be or do something, especially falsely.
Synonyms: Claim, Lay Claim, Profess, Pretend
Antonyms: Abandon, Disavow, Disclaim, Disown,
Usage: He purports to be an expert in criminalistics
6) Insinuation (Noun) — परोक्ष संकेत
Definition: An unpleasant hint or suggestion of something bad.
Synonyms: Implication, Inference, Suggestion, Hint
Antonyms: Announce, Declare, Proclaim, Elucidate
Usage: Are you insinuating that I won by cheating?
7) Stringent (Adjective) – कठोर, कड़ी से कड़ी
Definition: (of regulations, requirements, or conditions) strict, precise, and exacting
Synonyms: Strict, Firm, Rigid, Rigorous, Severe
Antonyms: Lenient, Flexible
Usage: Stringent guidelines on air pollution
8) Calibrate (Verb) – मापित होना
Definition: Mark (a gauge or instrument) with a standard scale of readings.
Synonyms: Measured, Registered, Serialized, Tapered
Antonyms: Disorder, Disorganize, Guess, Ignore
Usage: the radiocarbon results would need to be calibrated to convert them to calendar ages.
9) Contagion (Noun) — संसर्ग
Definition: The communication of disease from one person or organism to another by close contact.
Synonyms: Contamination, Infection, Disease, Illness, Infirmity, Pestilence
Antonyms: Purification, Advantage, Cleanliness
Usage: The rooms held no risk of contagion
10) Revelation (Noun) — रहस्योद्घाटन
Definition: A surprising and previously unknown fact that has been disclosed to others.
Synonyms: Disclosure, Declaration, Utterance, Announcement
Antonyms: Keeping, Covering up
Usage: “Revelations about his personal life
11) Devoid (Adjective) — विहीन
Definition: Entirely lacking or free from.
Synonyms: Lacking, Without, Free from/of, Empty of
Antonyms: Filled, Flush, Fraught, Full, Replete, Rife
Usage: The so-called comedy is totally devoid of intelligence, originality, and even laughs.