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1) Reprieve (Verb) – दण्डविराम होना
Definition: Cancel or postpone the punishment of
Synonyms: Save, Rescue, Acquit
Antonyms: Charge, Punish
Usage: British Prime Minister Theresa May won a temporary reprieve on Wednesday as Conservative MPs backed her by a majority of 83 in a secret ballot.
2) Reconcile (Noun) — समाधान करना
Definition: Restore friendly relations between.
Synonyms: Reunite, Bring (back) together (again)
Antonyms: Estrange, Alienate
Usage: The king and the archbishop were publicly reconciled.
3) Susceptibility (Noun) — भेद्यता, संवेदनशीलता
Definition: The state or fact of being likely or liable to be influenced or harmed by a particular thing.
Synonyms: Vulnerability, Sensitivity, Openness
Antonyms: Immunity, Resistance
Usage: Mr. Mallya’s lawyers raised doubts about the CBI’s independence, its alleged susceptibility to political interference.
4) Defunct (Adjective) — निष्क्रिय
Definition: No longer existing or functioning.
Synonyms: Disused, Unused, Inoperative
Antonyms: Working, Extant, Alive, Living
Usage: The now defunct Somerset & Dorset railway line
5) Portray (Verb) — तादृश चित्रण करना
Definition: Describe (someone or something) in a particular way.
Synonyms: Describe, Depict, Characterize, Represent, Delineate
Antonyms: Color, Distort, Falsify, Garble
Usage: The ineffectual Oxbridge dons portrayed by Evelyn Waugh.
6) Predicament (Noun) — कठिन परिस्थिति
Definition: A difficult, unpleasant, or embarrassing situation.
Synonyms: Plight, Quandary, Trouble,
Antonyms: Advantage, Agreement, Benefit
Usage: His company’s financial predicament is due less to the problems that beset the aviation sector.
7) Profligate (Adjective) — अपव्ययी
Definition: Recklessly extravagant or wasteful in the use of resources.
Synonyms: Wasteful, Extravagant, Spendthrift, Improvident
Antonyms: Thrifty, Frugal
Usage: Profligate consumers of energy.
8) Flamboyant (Adjective) – विवेकपूर्ण
Definition: (of a person or their behaviour) tending to attract attention because of their exuberance, confidence, and stylishness.
Synonyms: Ostentatious, Exuberant, Confident
Antonyms: Modest, Restrained
Usage: The band’s flamboyant lead singer.
9) Disbursement (Noun) — प्रतिपूर्ति
Definition: The payment of money from a fund.
Synonyms: Payment, expenditure, Disposal, Outlay
Antonyms: Nonpayment, Underpayment
Usage: They established a committee to supervise the disbursement of aid.
10) Fugitive (Noun) — भगोड़ा
Definition: A person who has escaped from captivity or is in hiding.
Synonyms: Escapee, Escaper, Runaway, Deserter
Antonyms: Permanent, Long-lasting
Usage: Fugitives from justice.