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1) Unceremonious (Adjective) — अमानवीय शिष्टाचार
Definition: Having or showing a lack of courtesy; rough or abrupt.
Synonyms: Abrupt, Sudden, Hasty, Hurried
Antonyms: Polite, Formal
Usage: He was known for his strong views and unceremonious manners.
2) Prorogue (Verb) — स्थगित करना
Definition: (Discontinue a session of (a parliament or other legislative assembly) without dissolving it.
Synonyms: Adjourn, Prorogate, Recess, Suspend
Antonyms: Inaugurate, Launch, Open
3) Lofty (Adjective) — ऊंचा
Definition: Of imposing height.
Synonyms: Tall, High, Giant, Towering
Antonyms: Low, Short
Usage: The elegant square was shaded by lofty palms.
4) Deflationary (Adjective) — अपस्फीतिकर
Definition: Characterized by or tending to cause economic deflation.
Synonyms: Bankruptcy, Collapse, Decline, Deflation
Antonyms: Increase, Rise, Success
Usage: The deflation of the illusion that the 1960s were a perpetual party.
5) Quandary (Noun) — दुविधा, दुर्दशा
Definition: A state of perplexity or uncertainty over what to do in a difficult situation.
Synonyms: Dilemma, Plight, Predicament
Antonyms: Breeze, Cinch, Duck Soup, Snap
Usage: A legal quandary.
6) Interim (Noun) — अंतरिम
Definition: The intervening time.
Synonyms: Meantime, Meanwhile
Usage: In the interim I’ll just keep my fingers crossed.
7) Steadfast (Adjective) – वफादार या दृढ़
Definition: Resolutely or dutifully firm and unwavering.
Synonyms: Loyal, Faithful, Committed
Antonyms: Disloyal, Irresolute
Usage: Steadfast loyalty
8) Spiral (Noun) — कुंडलित
Definition: a progressive rise or fall of prices, wages, etc.,
Synonyms: Coil, Helix, Curl, Corkscrew,
Usage: A spiral of smoke
9) Multilateral (Adjective) — बहुपक्षीय
Definition: Agreed upon or participated in by three or more parties, especially the governments of different countries.
Synonyms: Balance of trade, Fair-trading, Managed prices
Usage: Multilateral negotiations.
10) Unfettered (Adjective) — बहुपक्षीय
Definition: Not confined or restricted.
Synonyms: Unrestrained, Unrestricted, Unconstrained, Free, Unbridled
Antonyms: Restricted, Fettered
Usage: His imagination is unfettered by the laws of logic.