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1) Scourge (Noun) — महान कष्ट
Definition: A person or thing that causes great trouble or suffering.
Synonyms: Affliction, Bane, Curse, Plague, Menace
Antonyms: Blessing, Godsend
Usage: As an environmental scourge that killed an estimated 1.24 million people in India in 2017
2) PERENNIAL (Adjective) — बारहमासी
Definition: Lasting or existing for a long or apparently infinite time; enduring or continually recurring.
Synonyms: Everlasting, Perpetual, Eternal
Antonyms: His perennial distrust of the media
Usage: Antiquated, Archaic, Dated, Obsolete
3) Residue (Noun) — अवशेष
Definition: A small amount of something that remains after the main part has gone or been taken or used.
Synonyms: Remainder, Remaining part, Part leftover
Antonyms: Base, Core, Lack, Necessity
Usage: The fine residue left after the sorting of tea.
4) Unbridled (Adjective) — अनियंत्रित; स्वेच्छापूर्ण
Definition: Uncontrolled; Unconstrained
Synonyms: Unrestrained, Unconstrained, Uncontrolled
Antonyms: Restrained, Controlled
Usage: A moment of unbridled ambition.
5) Ambient (Adjective) — परिवेश
Definition: Relating to the immediate surroundings of something.
Synonyms: Atmosphere, Climate, Clime, Context,
Antonyms: Motionless, Stationary, Still
Usage: The liquid is stored at below ambient temperature.
6) Notorious (Adjective) — कुख्यात
Definition: Famous or well known, typically for some bad quality or deed.
Synonyms: Infamous, Of ill repute, Ill-famed, Scandalous
Antonyms: Unknown, Anonymous, Faceless
Usage: Los Angeles is notorious for its smog.
7) Morbid (Adjective) — स्र्ग्ण
Definition: Characterized by an abnormal and unhealthy interest in disturbing and unpleasant subjects, especially death and disease.
Synonyms: Ghoulish, Macabre, Unhealthy, Gruesome
Usage: His morbid fascination with the horrors of contemporary warfare.
8) Defy (verb) — अवज्ञा करना
Definition: openly resist or refuse to obey.
Synonyms: Disobey, Refuse to obey, Flout
Antonyms: Obey, Surrender
Usage: A woman who defies convention.
9) Malaise (Noun) — अस्वस्थता
Definition: A general feeling of discomfort, illness, or unease whose exact cause is difficult to identify.
Synonyms: Unhappiness, Restlessness, Uneasiness
Antonyms: Comfort, Well-being
Usage: A general air of malaise.
10) Keen (Adjective) — इच्छुक
Definition: Having or showing eagerness or enthusiasm
Synonyms: Eager, Anxious, Impatient, Determined, Desirous
Antonyms: Reluctant, Apathetic, Half-hearted
Usage: A keen gardener