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1) Clutch (Noun) – छोटा समूह
Definition: A small group of people or things.
Synonyms: Group, Collection, Set, Quantity
Usage: RBI were engaged in an unseemly tussle over a clutch of issues that had a bearing on the RBI’s autonomy.
2) Thaw (Noun) — मित्रता या सौहार्द में वृद्धि
Definition: An increase in friendliness or cordiality.
Synonyms: Become friendlier, Relax.
Usage: Mr. Patel’s decision clearly caught everyone by surprise as it came following perceptions of a thaw in relations between the Centre and the RBI.
3) Endear (Verb) — आराध्य
Definition: Having qualities that tend to make one loved
Synonyms: Adorable, Darling, Dear, Disarming
Antonyms: Unloved, Contemptible, Disagreeable
Usage: Mr. Patel’s reclusive and non-communicative style may not have endeared him to some bankers.
4) Gauntlet (Noun) – कवच
Definition: Go through an intimidating or dangerous crowd or experience in order to reach a goal.
Synonyms: Armor, Challenge, Glove, Onslaught
Usage: They firmly threw down the gauntlet to hosts Australia
5) Debilitating (Adjective) — कमजोरी लाने वाली
Definition: Tending to weaken something.
Synonyms: Weakening, Enfeebling, Enervating
Usage: That result set a debilitating pattern and subsequent visits ended up with two grim realities.
6) Anomaly (Noun) — विसंगति
Definition: something that deviates from what is standard, normal, or expected.
Synonyms: Oddity, Peculiarity, Abnormality, Irregularity
Antonyms: Normal, Typical, Regular
Usage: The larger goal now should be to rectify the other glaring anomaly.
7) Wrest (verb) — जबरन खींचना
Definition: Forcibly pull (something) from a person’s grasp.
Synonyms: Wrench, Snatch, Seize, Grab
Usage: India’s much anticipated Test tours of Australia; maiden clashes have mostly been lost, with the occasional draw wrested by the visitors.
8) Niggardly (Adjective) — कृपणता से
Definition: Ungenerous with money, time, etc.; mean.
Synonyms: Mean, Miserly, Parsimonious, Close-Fisted
Antonyms: Generous, Lavish, Abundant
Usage: He accused the Government of being unbelievably niggardly.
9) Hinge (Verb) — निर्भर होना
Definition: Depend entirely on.
Synonyms: Depend, Hang, Rest, Turn, Pivot
Usage: The ironing board was set into the wall and hinged at the bottom.
10) Tamper (Verb) — हस्तक्षेप करना
Definition: Interfere with (something) in order to cause damage or make unauthorized alterations.
Synonyms: Interfere, Monkey Around, Meddle, Tinke
Usage: Someone tampered with the brakes of my car.